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rjrumfel
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"it’s also a sign of our times to say, “MORE PLZ” to a service that didn’t exist 3 months ago"


Disney+ didn't exist 3 months ago. Streaming has been around for over a decade. Netflix has been around a very long time now. They were one of (if not the) first to offer subscription based streaming content for the masses. I remember, for me it started as a freebie to those that subscribed to the mail-order DVD service. They were pioneers. Disney was not.

Besides, you don't think Disney paid millions or more in analytics prior to launching? There was absolutely no risk to the house of mouse here - they knew it was going to be a success. They had years of Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and others to build from. They even botched the UI at first, even though they had every other streamer from which to get ideas.

Like I said, I'm going to stick with it, but there's no excuse not to have something else big lined up.

1/31/2020 10:25:50 AM

thegoodlife3
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" Why should every parent show it to there child?"


because having a sense of humor is an essential part of life and planting that seed with one of the most brilliant shows of all time is a perfect way to do it

1/31/2020 11:44:05 AM

rjrumfel
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I find it's also good to let young children watch South Park, and pre-teens should definitely catch Euphoria.

1/31/2020 1:21:12 PM

thegoodlife3
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alright, George H.W. Bush

way to compare a universally beloved, all-time great show, that airs on broadcast tv, at 8:00, to two shows that air on cable at 10:00

the same show that aired in syndication for years during the afternoon. neither of your comparisons would ever achieved that

fuckin’ conservatives, man

[Edited on January 31, 2020 at 5:25 PM. Reason : .]

1/31/2020 5:17:18 PM

justinh524
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I am one of the biggest Simpsons fans you will ever meet and I think it's pretty irresponsible to let a 6 year old watch the Simpsons.

Hold off until they're like 11 or 12, I mean for real.

1/31/2020 5:44:57 PM

thegoodlife3
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how old were you when you started watching?

I don’t understand what would be too much for a kid over 6, especially when you consider the garbage that is marketed for kids that age on the Disney Channel

[Edited on January 31, 2020 at 6:10 PM. Reason : .]

1/31/2020 6:00:59 PM

justinh524
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I sure wasn't 6. At 6 I didn't watch much TV. Probably still watched Sesame Street at that age.

1/31/2020 7:14:30 PM

TreeTwista10
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fuckin’ conservatives, man

2/1/2020 12:38:05 AM

rjrumfel
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@TGL3, most 6 year old brains take things very literally. Plus, many, including my daughter, have been watching cartoons and shows that are actually made for 6 year old brains. Most of those shows have simple concepts - good guys need to stop the bad guy from getting mcguffin to keep them from controlling their world, etc. They don't get a lot of subtly, and allegory and metaphors are just not for them.

I don't see how watching the Simpsons without a somewhat seasoned view of the broader world would be any fun for a 6 year old.

I take it you haven't spent a whole lot of time with young children. 9, 10, 11? I bet the Simpsons would be a great way to introduce some adult themes to that age group. But 6 year olds just aren't there yet.

2/1/2020 7:06:31 AM

DROD900
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So I actually did give The Simpson a shot last night with my 10 and 6 year old daughters. I went with a pretty neutral episode - my 10 year old laughed at some of the jokes, but most of the content went way over my 6 year olds head. She got to the point where she asked to change it to something else cause she didn't get it.

Feel like that's a good test. The Treehouse of Horror episodes would definitely be too much for either kid. Well, my kids at least.

2/1/2020 3:24:33 PM

StTexan
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Sounds like how I used to view Married...with Children.

As a young child I thought it was dreadful. Now I see clips or compilations of clips on facebook and want to download the whole series.

2/1/2020 5:59:29 PM

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Yea we never watched shows like The Simpsons with the kids when they were younger. Now that they are 12 and 16 we started doing so. Probably a year ago we started watching Futurama with them as the first adult comedy cartoon. They loved it so we have followed up with several others and are now watching Rick and Morty. Still haven't done the Simpsons, Family Guy South Park or Archer.

2/1/2020 8:54:40 PM

thegoodlife3
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http://twitter.com/JerkVening/status/1225628304595488768

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" I think I've worked out what's so off putting about Buttigieg and it's that he has "wasn't allowed to watch Simpsons as a kid" energy"

2/7/2020 11:38:14 AM

justinh524
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That's dumb as hell

2/7/2020 2:51:28 PM

dweedle
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2/8/2020 7:33:57 PM

justinh524
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Still waiting on them to fix the Simpsons

2/25/2020 4:54:10 PM

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