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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?

TandB Fri 15-Mar-13 21:23:21

I made a similar comment to my MIL.

I'm not remotely squeamish about swearing/sex on TV generally, but I am a little surprised at some of the pre-watershed stuff.

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

can some one tell me the context of the shagging and who said it - am on bbc complaints form

You are complaining about a word that you didn't even hear?

gordyslovesheep Fri 15-Mar-13 21:23:32

also lots of clips of kids dying or preventable disease and the word 'shagging' is what outraged you ?

AmberLeaf Fri 15-Mar-13 21:23:44

seriously it was shagging not cunt FFS

RoseandVioletCreams Fri 15-Mar-13 21:23:47

my DD is just five.

no its not appropriate, I am sure by 8 and 10 she will be ready for it.

YouTheCat Fri 15-Mar-13 21:25:05

It's just a word.

RoseandVioletCreams Fri 15-Mar-13 21:26:53

No gordy, its wasnt the word shagging
it was also women peering under a sheet in a MW skecth
it was the use of the word vajazzle,
it was the word shagging
it was the east enders sketch.

my DD was also intellegently and intently watching the footage from africa and asking questions etc, and chatting about it and how lucky she is etc etc etc.

AmberLeaf Fri 15-Mar-13 21:26:54

So she wouldn't have known what shagging meant and you only knew about it when you read about it on here? your daughter clearly didn't bat an eyelid.

What is the problem?

PoppyWearer Fri 15-Mar-13 21:27:07

Bring back Dick and Dom shouting "bogies!".

I think maybe CR is being smart....the kids have done their bit at school, no more money to be had from them. The teenagers have no cash. Aiming for an older audience, methinks. The Radio 2 lot rather than Radio 1.

gordyslovesheep Fri 15-Mar-13 21:27:51

my 5 year old wouldn;t even register that it was a rude word - unless of course I lept off the sofa clutching my pearls and shouting 'fetch me the head of the BBC I am OUTRAGED at the bad word are SCARED for life aren't you darling ...say YES to mummy'

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 15-Mar-13 21:27:56

I started a totally innocent thread about this, I think I should have put it in Telly Addicts because rather than talking about the humour and sketches it's become all about this.
I'm a bit weirded out at people allowing their children to watch dying children but are offended by some mild sexual humour that would go over the heads of most kids.
I really have to leave MN, it's doing my head in.

RoseandVioletCreams Fri 15-Mar-13 21:28:36

I bet lots of parents like me thought oh good - she is interested - involved, has been doing stuff at school today a great time to learn about all this stuff, then its a case of no.,

sorry we cant watch this - its not suitable!

so we cant show you more, we cant teach you more about whats going on out there, because of the totally un neccasry use of words!

Remotecontrolduck Fri 15-Mar-13 21:29:13

I was surprised, but not enough to get outaged by it. It was pretty early for the shagging stuff I must admit. I suspect it went right over most kid's heads though!

gordyslovesheep Fri 15-Mar-13 21:29:21

and again if I was so worried about my childs sensibilities I would be more concerned about the dying babies - see that is what I am outraged about - which is the POINT

TwoBoiledEggs Fri 15-Mar-13 21:29:42

Why the hell should it be aimed at children? Seriously. Not little ones! My little one was in bed at 7 (normal bedtime!) The older one was up and quizzing me intently about HIV and we talked a lot about developing countries.

What the chuffing hell did you THINK Comic Relief would be about? Fluffy kittens and CBBC for the little ones? It's an adult subject, adult issues and adult solutions. Older children can enjoy the sketches and have serious conversations about the topics. And that's great for their education. But YAB so very, very, very U if all you wanted was an evening of young family entertainment. Watch Annie on DVD if that's what you want.

YouTheCat Fri 15-Mar-13 21:30:28

You teach her then.

Comic relief really isn't for 5 year olds.

Coconutty Fri 15-Mar-13 21:30:30

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RoseandVioletCreams Fri 15-Mar-13 21:30:52

no she didnt bat an eye lid at shagging thank goodness, i didnt mention it to her - or the vajazzle.

HolidayArmadillo Fri 15-Mar-13 21:31:05

A midwife peering under a sheet? I don't get it. What's outrageous about that? And I'm laughing a lot at the idea of complaining about something that can't have offended you because you didn't even see it grin

RoseandVioletCreams Fri 15-Mar-13 21:31:54

oh i see so miss piggy is on for us adults then!

SauvignonBlanche Fri 15-Mar-13 21:33:14

^"no she didnt bat an eye lid at shagging thank goodness, i didnt mention it to her - or the vajazzle^"
Then what is your fucking problem? hmm

CloudsAndTrees Fri 15-Mar-13 21:33:39

If comic relief isn't for five year olds, why does the BBC aim so much of their marketing towards children?

Do they really think us adults are going to enjoy wearing a red dinosaur shaped ball on our noses, or do they do this stuff to get children interested and persuade parents to part with money?

YouTheCat Fri 15-Mar-13 21:33:45

So where is the problem then? She didn't even register the words. confused

As for the midwife sketch, I watched far worse on a school programme about childbirth when I was off with chicken pox when I was her age and it hasn't scarred me for life.

YouTheCat Fri 15-Mar-13 21:34:33

I like the Muppets and I'm 43.

IvorHughJangova Fri 15-Mar-13 21:34:51

LBE DH has just pointed out I'm sad here nodding furiously at my laptop. Yy to everything you've just said. Don't know what the fuck's going on here atm but people wimpering that their terribly terribly intelligent children have been scarred for life by hearing 'shag' and 'vajazzle' during comic relief is just pathetic.

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