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AIBU not to understand the “ friends “ for kids hype.

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Whattheactual20201 Wed 25-Nov-20 22:53:19

A lot of people recently saying how much their young kids ( 6-8) love watching friends. Lots of clothes for children appearing. I don’t understand it I mean I don’t allow mine to watch as I don’t think it’s appropriate and if the kids don’t get the inappropriate bits then what is funny about 6 adults lives if they actually have no idea what the funny bits mean 🤣🤷‍♀️

Sorry I am stressed and can’t sleep so a debate is always helpful haha !

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FredtheFerret Wed 25-Nov-20 22:55:47

I can't understand what they'd get out of it!

It was a show aimed at young 20 somethings. Can't see the appeal to a 6 year old.

Missushbb Wed 25-Nov-20 22:57:37

I don't get this either, or all the kids clothes appearing.

Guineapigbridge Wed 25-Nov-20 22:58:50

The hype is not hype. It's marketing. They're trying to sell merchandise and people spend big on kids.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Wed 25-Nov-20 22:59:42

I wouldn’t let my 8 year old watch it.

40weekswithno2 Wed 25-Nov-20 23:00:05

I wasn't aware kids were watching friends? Haven't heard of it as a thing.
They've worked out that those of us who watched it first time round are at the age to be having kids now /already have them so it's just marketing to the parents really

Whattheactual20201 Wed 25-Nov-20 23:00:41

@Guineapigbridge well it is
6 year old wearing friends jumpers with parents like of the love friends.
It so inappropriate.

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Whattheactual20201 Wed 25-Nov-20 23:01:37

@40weekswithno2 why would anyone put 6 years old on clothes of a tv show the child didn’t even like though 🤣

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movingonup20 Wed 25-Nov-20 23:02:03

My kids love it but they are at university, it's simply not appropriate for kids under about 16 due to the subject matter

PenguinErector Wed 25-Nov-20 23:02:20

I LOVE Friends and my 7 year old has caught the odd episode but she doesn't really "get it" and loses interest pretty quickly. I did wonder about the clothes appearing too!

With that said my daughter has seen pretty much every episode of E.R, Chicago Fire and The Goldberg's which probably aren't particularly appropriate either 😳

Tootsietoot Wed 25-Nov-20 23:02:59

It so fucking dated. Lots of jokes out porn, and how about 20 times one of the men want to touch their "friends" tits and tells them and everyone laughs. Of a man I know ever did that to me (now or in the 1990s) I would have punched their teeth out.

SushiGo Wed 25-Nov-20 23:03:35

An awful lot of kids clothes are for shows they're too young to get. So much marvel superhero stuff is pitched at 4yos, but there is very little that kids that young could watch!

It's about the parents.

Whattheactual20201 Wed 25-Nov-20 23:04:27

@Tootsietoot I can not re watch it I’m 2020 I tried I can not get back in to it.

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40weekswithno2 Wed 25-Nov-20 23:08:08

40weekswithno2 why would anyone put 6 years old on clothes of a tv show the child didn’t even like though 🤣

This happens all the time though. I was looking for a Christmas jumper for my 4yo recently and there was Star Wars, Xbox and play station ones in Asda. Also babies being dressed in themed things when clearly they don't know what the theme is. Parents usually dress their kids in what they want to unless they have strong opinions on the matter and a lot of 6 year olds won't care.

DeeandraReynolds Wed 25-Nov-20 23:11:00

I suppose a lot of young kids claim to love Star Wars, when they most likely are too young to watch most of the films... A lot of that merchandise is probably bought for children who don't really watch the movies.

IncludeWomenInTheSequel Wed 25-Nov-20 23:21:17

My 10 year old watches it all the time! Some episodes you have to skip as it's a bit dated and more risqué than I remembered...

myhobbyisouting Wed 25-Nov-20 23:31:11

@PenguinErector your 7 year old has seen every episode of Chicago fire and ER? confused

Kljnmw3459 Wed 25-Nov-20 23:31:16

I don't understand it either but I think it's just parents buying stuff for their kids and kids might have seen a funny bit that made them laugh. I'd imagine most of the humour in it is boring for young kids.

Whattheactual20201 Wed 25-Nov-20 23:32:39

@myhobbyisouting haha my 7 year old is
All about
Spirit, miraculous and barbies dream house 🤣

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Leaannb Wed 25-Nov-20 23:34:19

DeeandraReynolds

I suppose a lot of young kids claim to love Star Wars, when they most likely are too young to watch most of the films... A lot of that merchandise is probably bought for children who don't really watch the movies.

I jave never once censored my children from Stars Wars or Marvel. Just myself

tulippa Wed 25-Nov-20 23:36:46

They've worked out that those of us who watched it first time round are at the age to be having kids now /already have them so it's just marketing to the parents really

It's this. Getting parents feeling nostalgic so they spend money.

PenguinErector Wed 25-Nov-20 23:37:37

@myhobbyisouting probably, it wasn't entirely on purpose. The kids had a NowTV box in their room which I didn't realise had a continue watching function on so she had been watching my stuff up there even though I'd set the parental controls 🤦‍♀️

She loves anything to do with the emergency services so it must've caught her interest, one day she mentioned it to me and I realised. She was really "into" it so I decided to watch it with her so I could skip anything too bad and explain anything she asked about.

Parenting fail on my part but I don't think either are that bad tbh - lesson learnt on the NowTV front though!!

Whattheactual20201 Wed 25-Nov-20 23:38:08

Yeh but people getting their kids like friends dressing gown etc for Xmas why on earth if they didn’t like friends would they want a dressing gown 🤣
Saying that I am aiming this at people who have stated their kids love friends.

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Nikhedonia Wed 25-Nov-20 23:38:28

PenguinErector

I LOVE Friends and my 7 year old has caught the odd episode but she doesn't really "get it" and loses interest pretty quickly. I did wonder about the clothes appearing too!

With that said my daughter has seen pretty much every episode of E.R, Chicago Fire and The Goldberg's which probably aren't particularly appropriate either 😳


Not seen Chicago Fire or The Goldbergs but ER has some pretty hairy topics and scenes.

Lucy and Carter getting stabbed (oh how I cried sad). Romano getting his arm cut off and then subsequently crushed by a helicopter...

Not sure a 7 year old should be seeing that stuff!

PenguinErector Wed 25-Nov-20 23:39:25

I should add she mostly watches Barbie, Mr Bean and Ryan's World - I don't make her sit and watch these things only if she specifically mentions it!

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