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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:46 PM

I just watched a segment on NBC's 'Shelton's Not So Family Christmas' that glorified shooting

Rudolph and most all of the characters in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer story...point blank!

Seriously? This is what prime-time network TV has become?

I hope no young children watched this tripe!

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Reply I just watched a segment on NBC's 'Shelton's Not So Family Christmas' that glorified shooting (Original post)
Purveyor Dec 2012 OP
femmocrat Dec 2012 #1
Purveyor Dec 2012 #2
dballance Dec 2012 #3
Purveyor Dec 2012 #4
IndyAmby Dec 2012 #5
nolabear Dec 2012 #6
IndyAmby Dec 2012 #7
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #8
AngryOldDem Dec 2012 #9

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:49 PM

1. I turned it off after the opening "skit".

I like Blake Shelton on "The Voice", but this was just mind-numbing. Fortunately, I missed the Rudolph bit.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:01 PM

2. I couldn't believe what I was seeing on network TV. Yes we see the crime scene violence but a skit

involving children's cartoon characters?

Shame, shame, shame on NBC for allowing this on their network. SHAME!

BTW...Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be on CBS next Tuesday evening. I hope your children missed tonights tripe so they can enjoy the family tradition that I still look forward to every year.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:14 PM

3. You're kidding right? That had to be an Onion satire - please tell me yes /eom

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Response to dballance (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:22 PM

4. Worse than even I described. I'm sure it will be up on youtube in due time. eom

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:26 PM

5. It's not the network's job to babysit your kids.

Chances are, parents that allow their children to stay up this late on a school night aren't the most conscientious of parents anyway. I'd bet those kids see worse at home.

The title "Not-So-Family Christmas" was a huge clue that this was not a "family friendly" form of programming.

This is not any different than what typically airs on Saturday Night Live on the same network (NBC) at the exact same time of night once per week, sometimes more when they air specials.

Kids see this much shooting and killing on Saturday morning cartoons. And in those it's not a dream sequence.

I am more offended by syndicated episodes of Two and a Half Men on CBS while I cook dinner, or the Prime Time version that airs at 8:30 pm. Or How I Met Your Mother...also on that network. Those shows are ripe with blatant sex, drugs, drinking, lying and stealing...during EARLY Prime Time.

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Response to IndyAmby (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:32 PM

6. While I don't really disagree with you,

that's one heckuva first post. Talk about guns blazing.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:53 PM

7. I don't like to mince words, but while I'm pointing out the obvious...

...the opening sequence of the special was a song where Blake Shelton was the only average-height person surrounded by dwarfs (a.k.a. "Little People") dressed as elves, children, and a turkey. Blake pointed out the obvious stereotypes and political incorrectness, to which he was accused of prejudice, beat up by the turkey and cussed by an elderly lady dressed as a child. If you have little kids and didn't turn the TV off right then, you had it coming!

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Response to IndyAmby (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:30 PM

8. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:15 AM

9. I think Blake just made Bob Costas's point quite nicely.

Disgusting.

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