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to have expected comic relief to be watchable for my 5 year old before 8pm

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PrincessScrumpy Fri 15-Mar-13 20:39:38

I know comic relief gets a bit rude as the night goes on but I made the mistake of thinking that as dd has been raising money at school it would be good to let her stay up and watch until 7.45pm.

Yes I knew there would be jokes she wouldn't get but I didn't expect her to be taught the word shagging.

I remember watching it with my parents and wanted to do the same.

So, am I being a fuddy duddy?

SelfRighteousPrissyPants Fri 15-Mar-13 21:35:42

Apparently arse and shit aren't suitable for deaf people- the subtitles had them as cars and chit grin

roundtable Fri 15-Mar-13 21:36:35

Jeepers creepers, Mary Whitehouse, eat your heart out...

gordyslovesheep Fri 15-Mar-13 21:38:13

so she didn't even notice and you are complaining

you are hysterical ... in both senses grin

No gordy, its wasnt the word shagging
it was also women peering under a sheet in a MW skecth er... Peering under a sheer is unacceptable?? How??

it was the use of the word vajazzle, what is wrong with that exactly?

it was the word shagging. Ah, so it is the word shagging. Despite yr first sentence saying it isn't.

it was the east enders sketch. What was ŵrong with that?

Truly bizzare.

freddiefrog Fri 15-Mar-13 21:43:50

Do you know what upsets me? That children die for the want of a £5 vaccine, that children have to rifle through rubbish to earn a living, that a mother chose to go without HIV medication so her daughter could have it, that cyber bullying led to a young man taking his own life.

All things that have been shown on tv tonight, yet you are outraged by the words vagazzle and shagging?

FinnTheHuman Fri 15-Mar-13 21:44:47

Children have been able to watch plenty of information and entertainment on CBBC about Comic Relief, there was no need to watch the evening event for them to appreciate what it was about and see what other children had been doing to raise cash.

YouTheCat Fri 15-Mar-13 21:44:56

Exactly, Freddie.

RoseandVioletCreams Fri 15-Mar-13 21:45:00

Ok, lets go real slow and clear here.

She didnt notice - I dont think the word " shagging" but she was sat there watching " Mr Bean.

She did however see the MW bit, the vajazzle bit- and the east enders sketch. She did see the shagging one, I dont want to mention it to her or make an issye of it so i have no idea what she thought of it. BUt - i did see - after dancing to one direction like her teachers showed her earlier, after seeing miss piggy, she was sad and went to bed.

I was under the impression that a large amount of comic relief was aimed at school children and little ones as well as older children.

Maybe we should just do away with the water shed and get Katie price on to show them all a master class in vajazzling and shagging?

Well I did get asked what a vajazzle was by my 7yr old ds, so I explained. He looked very puzzled and asked if it was uncomfortable when you needed to wipe after a wee....

But no flinching or complaining here. I am glad that comic relief is on. My kids need to know how privileged their lives are.

gordyslovesheep Fri 15-Mar-13 21:47:51

yes and the CBBC has lots of stuff on for kids to do with comic relief

how did she cope with dying babies?

gordyslovesheep Fri 15-Mar-13 21:48:53

I am glad that comic relief is on. My kids need to know how privileged their lives are
this

OK, lets go r e a l s l o w here. WTF is ŵrong with the midwives, the Eastenders sketch, the word vajazzle and the fairly innocuous word shagging?

AmberLeaf Fri 15-Mar-13 21:50:46

I really have to leave MN, it's doing my head in

Yup, it's turning into fucking Netmums.

ConferencePear Fri 15-Mar-13 21:52:28

Why does it have to be either or ?
I should have thought it was possible to be funny without offending people at the same time. That way all the kids could have watched and learned and perhaps been rewarded for the fund-raising they did today.

Coconutty Fri 15-Mar-13 21:54:54

A large amount of it isn't aimed at young children. My DCs were shocked to the core by last years one, where a gorgeous little boy called Bernard died in his dads arms at a clinic. It was one of the saddest thing I've ever seen.

It's very, very hard viewing I find. If there are a few shaggings and arsing etc then tough shit.

I've been shocked by a lot of the programme, none of the language used, but the absolute heartbreaking stories affecting people that could so easily be avoided.
Get your priorities right Rose.

freddiefrog Fri 15-Mar-13 22:00:47

To be honest, there's a lot of Comic Relief that concerns me with regard to my children watching it.

There was a film from last time of a newborn baby boy called Nicholas. That film is seared into my memory and DD1 watched it to. She was shocked to the core, it hit her like a ton of bricks.

Shagging and vagazzles don't really touch the sides when you're watching something like that

Coconutty Fri 15-Mar-13 22:01:30

<waves to Amber>

wigglesrock Fri 15-Mar-13 22:02:43

I've been watching Comic Relief for the past twenty five years, it has never been aimed at children. I watched the first hour of it with my seven year old, she asked what shagging was. I told her, she knows what sex is, I told her shagging is a vulgar grin term for sex. We nattered through Call the Midwife because I don't usually watch it. I wouldn't let my 7 year old watch Eastenders or Call the Midwife normally so it wouldn't occur to me to let her watch tonight's episodes.

As I said on another thread,watching children and adults die for the want of a fiver was a much harder conversation and lesson for her. I'll be honest she's probably heard worse language from me on the odd occasion.

I've just pointed out to Ds1 that when he had pneumonia, he was out of hospital within 2 days.

AmberLeaf Fri 15-Mar-13 22:15:17

<Waves back at Coconutty> grin

dummad Fri 15-Mar-13 22:18:43

I always cringe at the vulgarity of running foul mouthed 'comedians' next to footage of a starving infant. It seems like the two things should exist completely in isolation of one another, like two totally conflicting worlds. I am starting to despise the TV. Every time I hear that belch when the CITV logo airs I feel slightly nauseous. My DS loves it though. And thinks words like dog poo and bum are so dangerously funny I suppose the next natural step will be to aspire to shag and tit. Then we can all look forward to them swearing their heads off with phrases like 'shoving a savoy up your arse' in chip shops when a nice lady comes in to buy some dinner for her husband. Check out that thread. No harm in a bit o swearing though is there?

Creamtea1 Fri 15-Mar-13 22:18:49

My ds aged 5 must be thick then as he barely asked anything about the serious stuff and only cared out seeing one direction and Harry styles, and we thought the masterchef bit was funny - although pretty sure he only laughed at it because I did. Mickey Flanagan so much funnier than Peter Kay and macintyre.

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 15-Mar-13 22:20:54

confused at dummad.

gordyslovesheep Fri 15-Mar-13 22:23:43

context dummad context - that is the clue

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