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  1. Jacqs

    My Three Sons

    Chip as a War Veteran would be interesting. Ditto Dodie dealing with the disco craze.
  2. Jacqs

    My Three Sons

    I wouldn't mind seeing Groundskeeper Willie meet Uncle Charley. Hee Hee Hee...
  3. All historical figures who heroes are pure good, all historical figures who are villains are pure evil. No one is allowed to be a real human being who are capable of both. No, Wilhelmine Germany was not the Third Reich with a monarchy, and the Entente committed plenty of its own atrocities and screwing the "lessers" over.
  4. Jacqs

    TV Tropes You Hate

    There seems to be a desire among many to not let historical figures and history itself be complicated. Petain is probably going to lose the sidewalk ribbon marking his tickertape parade in New York City because he's not allowed to be complicated, capable of both good and evil. The Old Marshal of Vichy France is not allowed to be the Lion of Verdun anymore.
  5. It's harder to feel sympathy for Diana if she refused to wear a seat belt. She experienced the consequences of her arrogant and stupid refusal. We make PSAs with cute little girls and their Mums to remind parents to belt up or restrain their kids in cars, but if you are an adult you think you can ignore reality and survive. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsEMughpBAo
  6. I'm sorry for being provocative and repetitive. I just wanted the personality cult around Diana to not exist. TV Tropes Dot Org has a whole page on this phenomenon - "Dead Artists Are Better".
  7. Another PSA , this time about seatbelts and child restraints in cars. I'm not exactly sure how to take it. That shot of the necklace being placed around the wee bairn's neck - that kind of shot on film is usually done with an adult woman, i seem to recall.
  8. @TwistedandBored It's like with Winston Churchill. A lot of people in the anglosphere are positive about him, but if say, Australia, was teleported back to 1940 and had to experience the man, rather than the myth, there would be a big shock. Likewise, if people experienced the real Diana rather than her carefully cultivated public image and cultish myth, they wouldn't be so positive towards her.
  9. I'm glad Diana is gone and loathe the cult that's grown up around her.
  10. an Irish fire prevention PSA from a decade ago - you can see it here - the child at the end who says "you forgot the battery, Mummy" became a meme. The child's earrings give a performance of their own...
  11. I still still LOATHE the "put the high school show's tomboy in a fluffy dress and jewellery and makeup for the big dance to show the parents in the audience that she's "safe" and will redeem herself by being "just a normal girl!"
  12. Jacqs

    TV Tropes You Hate

    it's the double standard of "women are systematically oppressed so we'll give them a free pass on krukking horrible behaviour that a man would rightly be called out on".
  13. What pisses me off is the pulling out of the "Ageism" thing - we will all get old some day so making jokes about old people is like adults making fun of teens - ultimately you are taking the piss out of yourself. See also the denial that Diane Feinstein will be dead soon ("no, no, DiFi won't die!")
  14. Jacqs

    My Three Sons

    @SanDiegoInExile Yeah, I think they wanted a younger child, and judging by some of the lines, a child that was still wearing diapers at night...
  15. five year old Stephanie Tanner looks cute in that pink-white formal dress in the first day of school episode of Full House... but where did she get it from?
  16. Jacqs

    Little House On The Prairie

    @halfpint ingals Yeah that's probably why it was muted. I "fondly" remember many stations in the South and Lower Midwest muting the "Jesus" in Professor Farnsworth's "Sweet Zombie Jesus" in Futurama. Same sort of principle for these places as their "Nig Urh free" edits of television shows that featured blacks that weren't servants, criminals or fools in the 1950s and 60s.
  17. This kid is about ten. Can a man with emphysema really go from freshly spawning a kid to hospital bed in just ten years?
  18. Jacqs

    My Three Sons

    @SanDiegoInExile So it didn't matter to them that Erin Moran is almost three years older than Dawn Lyn?
  19. Jacqs

    My Three Sons

    @SanDiegoInExile At least a genuine 3 or 4 year old (which seemed to be what they were trying to force The Barbara Season Dawn to be) cast in 1969 wouldn't have been given the rude and insolent remarks of 1980s tv children. I hated 4 year old Raven on The Cosby Show for that reason.
  20. Jacqs

    TV Tropes You Hate

    and, of course, "doctor" has only recently, and informally, become a term for physician or healer. So all you anachronistic historical dramas...
  21. Jacqs

    My Three Sons

    @SanDiegoInExile I always thought Dodie could have been handled better. Not a child from a stage school as such, but someone better able to handle M3S's production environment. In Season 10 (the Barbara Season) - which is the only glimpse of Dodie that most viewers in US syndication ever see - Dodie might have also worked better as a blonde with longer hair. Yes, Buffy Davis of the sister show was also blonde, but i'm thinking that a blonde and blue eyed Dodie could have appealed better to the adult women in the audience, a crucial demographic if you want your family show to survive.
  22. Jacqs

    My Three Sons

    Anyone still here?
  23. And wearing trousers under a dress just looks mismatched and makes the dress look weird. (see also: child actress Cameron Seeley at The Grinch premiere)
  24. it feels like the anti-vaxx thing in a way - because modern hormone pills can reduce the severity of or eliminate periods, not many modern women have memories of what the Romanov grand duchesses called a Visit from Madame Becker.
  25. With Children and Ponds, aside from resenting having my heart strings pulled so blatantly by the young child with flowing blonde hair, the bit where they switch her out for a very unconvincing dummy ruins the impact. Children and Ponds was meant to elicit fear not laughter.
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