Parents, as far back as I can remember, have always been scouring the entertainment world for family-friendly programming to babysit their kids for them while they read magazines and dreamt of their life before children. I mean, Mothers can’t really be expected to mother their children, right? This is America.
Anyway, throughout history (and especially in regards to 90s television) there have been plenty of television shows, movies, video games, and other activities to fill the little buggers with faux happiness and an assuredness that nothing bad was ever going to happen without a happy ending tacked on after the ordeal.
It seems odd that, in today’s world, there is an unusual shortage of this kind of whitewashed, disneyfied entertainment. Now, I’m not much for network television. The lack of nudity, graphic violence, and potty mouths makes for boring entertainment. Recently, I decided to flip through primetime television on the major networks and see what exactly they had to offer. I was appalled.