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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?

RoseandVioletCreams Fri 15-Mar-13 21:06:47

great thanks a mum - complaint submitted.

coatonarack Fri 15-Mar-13 21:07:17


Manchesterhistorygirl Fri 15-Mar-13 21:08:42

Regret letting ds1 stay up now. It was so inappropriate! I've packed him off to bed now as I don't want to see what jolly japes are planned post watershed. hmm

SauvignonBlanche Fri 15-Mar-13 21:09:38

YABU, surely a parent should be watching something like this with a child, providing explanations or distractions as appropriate.

helenthemadex Fri 15-Mar-13 21:12:12

the whole concept of comic releif is great but before the watershed the programmes should be aimed at kids, funny but informing and educating.

Sadly the programme is cringeworthy, irritating and totally unfunny, My girls watched the bits in Africa but were not interested in anything more

YouTheCat Fri 15-Mar-13 21:12:29

Oooooh the outrage! (said in best Kenneth William's voice) grin

breatheslowly Fri 15-Mar-13 21:12:51

YANBU, but I think it is a general creep of what is considered acceptable, rather than just Comic Relief. I have notice quite a lot of dodgy language on PM on Radio 4 at 5pm each day. It is making me come over all Mary Whitehouse.

gordyslovesheep Fri 15-Mar-13 21:13:31

plenty of stuff on CBBC all month for kids

Why on earth would you jump onto a complaints form to complain about something you didn't even watch? How strange.

I must admit I was a bit surprised by Rowan but thought he was very, very funny.

The rest needs to be complained about for utter crapness, rather than language. Can't stand Miranda and Peter Kay makes me want to tear out my own eyes and ears tbh.

RoseandVioletCreams Fri 15-Mar-13 21:14:29


Yes, I should have asked the BBC to send me the program before it aired, so I could watch it - with the script so we could distract at the appropriate moments, because of course that is the only way you could possibly know whats coming up?

RoseandVioletCreams Fri 15-Mar-13 21:15:27

I am watching it - and on MN. I missed the word.

ConferencePear Fri 15-Mar-13 21:16:46

Perhaps Red Nose Day has run it's course.
I would guess that the majority of kids in this country have been doing some sort of fund-raising today; it's not unreasonable that there should be some programmes this evening that were fun for them too.
So far some of tonight's output seems like a 'lad's night out'.

TicTacSir Fri 15-Mar-13 21:17:04

DS (5) is very sincere and intelligent, was very keen to watch the Africa part earlier, but once the EastEnders sketch came on we were wholly disappointed.
Surely OP meant they were all watching together, Sauvignon. Still not enough of a distraction even with parents present.

Awks Fri 15-Mar-13 21:17:22

YABU. The off button is there if you don't like it and our kids wont be scarred by hearing the word vajazzle once a year.

noyouhavehadawee Fri 15-Mar-13 21:18:15

we turned over when the obem sketch was on though i had hoped my ten and six would have been able to watch it but i did wander what would be said next shock .

RoseandVioletCreams Fri 15-Mar-13 21:18:44

My DD saw it Gordy, its on the bloody tv, i saw the vajazzle i saw rowan my dd was saying " that looks like Mr Bean" she adores him, LOVED him at the opening ceromony et....

I just missed the word shagging! My DD will have heard it.

Yes I am clutching Pearls, yes I am, we underwrite the BBC and pay a hefty price for it - I am not accepting shag and vajazzle pre 9pm thanks!

idiot55 Fri 15-Mar-13 21:19:34

I think a lot of the stuff goes over kids heads, my 9 year old went to bed about 9pm and didnt flinch.

RoseandVioletCreams Fri 15-Mar-13 21:20:27


My DD said " oh no, not this program" and went to bed, I felt quite sorry for her and she loved miss piggy.

whats wrong with people?

FoofFighter Fri 15-Mar-13 21:20:33


I also expected Comic Relief to be a little bit funny. Still waiting for that one... hmm

YouTheCat Fri 15-Mar-13 21:20:53

Comic relief has always been like this. This was half of the attraction to watch when I was younger, so we could snigger at the swear words.

It's a couple of mildish words, not the bloody apocalypse.

gordyslovesheep Fri 15-Mar-13 21:21:27

pmsl @ you real ??? You are very funny though - is this to raise millions for charity - a spoof AIBU?

my 8 and 10 year olds watched it - laughed and cried and didn't care about the odd rude word because they understand the bigger picture grin

underwrite the BBC ...arf grin

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

Yes I am clutching Pearls, yes I am, we underwrite the BBC and pay a hefty price for it - I am not accepting shag and vajazzle pre 9pm thanks!
First World problem? hmm

noyouhavehadawee Fri 15-Mar-13 21:22:23

they sat in their Jim jams with their red noses on then where packed of to bed shame they raised a fair bit today too.

Coconutty Fri 15-Mar-13 21:22:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AmberLeaf Fri 15-Mar-13 21:22:27


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