Seeing the Muppets together again was emotional, I’m not sure why but it was. I grew up with them as most of the kids in my generation–X–and I wondered where the time went. There used to be cartoons on Saturdays not news shows. America used to revolve around kids not their parents. When did things change?
When I was little I looked forward to getting up with my kids one day and watching cartoons on Saturday morning because my dad didn’t. Those days are gone, replaced with “The Today Show”, “The Morning Show” and every other type of news show you can think of. How many news shows do we really need, and where are kids supposed to get their fun from, where are they supposed to get their laughter from?
There are so many things from my childhood that are gone away, Muppets, Saturday morning cartoons, Cartoons before and after school. Everything is replaced with stupid actors that can’t entertain half as well as cartoons could, I’ve watched today’s cartoons and a lot of them are horrible. I’m not talking about the ones that are on at night or on Cartoon Network. Some of those are actually good.
It’s time to light the lights, it’s time to start the music. Kids today have no idea what we had when we were growing. Warner Bros. Cartoons, and don’t tell me it’s violent. You see more violence on the nightly news than a cartoon any night of the week.
There were actual moments during The Muppets my eyes teared up as I remembered things from the original show. When they first turn on the lights in the theater, I teared up. When the monsters came out on stage into their picture holes, I teared up. All these moments from my childhood I can’t share with my kids unless I buy a DVD because networks don’t care about kids, they care about adults because adults watch most of the TV.
When I was a kid, we watched less TV but it was better TV. Today kids watch more TV but it’s less interesting than when I was growing up and a lot less fun.
We need to get back to our kids being more important than the adults when it comes to our TV programming.