Did you ever watch a show from your youth as an adult and then viewed it in a different light?

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Did you ever watch a show from your youth as an adult and then viewed it in a different light?

T&A1987 T&A1987
I watched the wonder years when it came to nick at night and now I'm watching it on the Hub. Now, years later,I can't help but think that Kevin was a colossal, whiny, douchebag. Are there any shows you've watched that were great as a kid, but now you can see their flaws more easily?
11/30/2011
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Clandestine Clandestine
Not so much flaws, but it amazes me what the shows of my childhood managed to slip under the radar. Seriously, it's like the producers added it in for the sake of parents watching along with their children.
11/30/2011
Rarity Rarity
Yes!

I re-watched a few Scooby Doo episodes with my partner and they seem so silly now. The endings are so unsatisfying and I realize now they don't explain how they solved the mysteries.
11/30/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
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Originally posted by Clandestine
Not so much flaws, but it amazes me what the shows of my childhood managed to slip under the radar. Seriously, it's like the producers added it in for the sake of parents watching along with their children.
yet parents groups still complained. They never seemed to get the idea that the kids didn't understand the jokes, therefore it didn't matter if they were riske. It's almost like having a dirty joke in greek on a TV-PG show, the few people who know greek will either chuckle or be aghast, but everyone else will miss the joke.
11/30/2011
freshbananas freshbananas
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Originally posted by T&A1987
I watched the wonder years when it came to nick at night and now I'm watching it on the Hub. Now, years later,I can't help but think that Kevin was a colossal, whiny, douchebag. Are there any shows you've watched that were great as a ...
home alone
11/30/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
The Muppets - the initial zaniness was loved when I was a kid. Rewatching the series as an adult gave me a deeper appreciation for the subtle slips of adult humor Jim and his writers put into the work. And I'm wondering what they smoked back then.
12/01/2011
guard083 guard083
Power Rangers for me. I can't believe I loved them
12/01/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
The Muppets - the initial zaniness was loved when I was a kid. Rewatching the series as an adult gave me a deeper appreciation for the subtle slips of adult humor Jim and his writers put into the work. And I'm wondering what they smoked back then.
Same shit they're smoking now!


For me, it's the Smurfs. It's one of the most sexest cartoons I've seen to date and some of the innuendo is pretty heavy. But, yeah a lot of those shows I watched as a kid are mind-numbingly stupid to me as an adult.
12/01/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I totally know what you mean!

Thundercats used to be awesome when I was a kid. I tried watching them again a few months ago and they were so bad!
12/01/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
The Muppets - the initial zaniness was loved when I was a kid. Rewatching the series as an adult gave me a deeper appreciation for the subtle slips of adult humor Jim and his writers put into the work. And I'm wondering what they smoked back then.
Funny little aside about The Muppets. The song "Mahna Mahna" first made its appearance in an Italian soft-core porn movie called: Sweden Heaven and Hell.

Then Jim Henson bought the rights to the song and it made its appearance in the Muppets show one year later.

Gotta love it!

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12/01/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
I think this happens to everyone who grows up, with most kids' shows.
12/01/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Funny little aside about The Muppets. The song "Mahna Mahna" first made its appearance in an Italian soft-core porn movie called: Sweden Heaven and Hell.

Then Jim Henson bought the rights to the song and it made its appearance in the ...
Awesome.
12/01/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Yes. For instance, I used to love Buffy. I watch episodes now and I wonder why I liked it so much. Don't get me wrong, the writing is great, but I'm not a fan of the costumes.
12/02/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by Errant Venture
Yes. For instance, I used to love Buffy. I watch episodes now and I wonder why I liked it so much. Don't get me wrong, the writing is great, but I'm not a fan of the costumes.
the costumes?
12/06/2011
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