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I'm curious as to why, Ed, Edd, & Eddy is really tame.
I really couldn't say, I wasn't allowed to watch Courage the Cowardly Dog either. My mom went through phases and the "rules" were random and inconsistent (and by the time I was in jr high, nonexistent).

Another show I wasn't allowed to watch was The Simpsons. I have to say that based on what I did eventually see of it, it belongs in this thread as one of the worst shows I've ever seen. Painfully boring. I was sitting on a friend's couch waiting for them to finish getting ready and it was on TV. I fell asleep probably 3 separate times during it, and each time it felt like I must've been out for like 30+ minutes, but the same episode was still on. It was pure agony.
 

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Another show I wasn't allowed to watch was The Simpsons. I have to say that based on what I did eventually see of it, it belongs in this thread as one of the worst shows I've ever seen. Painfully boring. I was sitting on a friend's couch waiting for them to finish getting ready and it was on TV. I fell asleep probably 3 separate times during it, and each time it felt like I must've been out for like 30+ minutes, but the same episode was still on. It was pure agony.
If it was one of the newer episodes, that would explain it.
 
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I hate to admit it, but I thought Ellen’s sitcom was a lot funnier before she decided to turn it into lesbian PBA half-hour. I actually agreed with Elton John’s take on her last several episodes - she stopped being a comedian at that point in her life. Those episodes were disappointing, and I would have rather seen her keep having gags in her show while being a lesbian instead of making the show all about “I’m a lesbian, that’s all I am”.
 

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Well..I wouldn't go out and far and say it was one of the worst, but one of the bad TV shows I've seen that stuck out to me that someone mentioned earlier is The Brady Bunch.

People say the 80's was saturated with a bunch of corny sitcoms. Growing Pains, Family Ties, Full House, etc. We can't go without mentioning the source. The Brady Bunch is probably the sitcom that started out a familiar brand of safe entertainment. I've watched nearly every episode of the Brady Bunch (when it was on reruns on Hallmark when I was younger) and it has to be some of the blandest drivel you'll ever see. It's the same shit every episode. One of the kids gets into some shit, they get advice from their parents about that shit, they further get into shit, then they get to the breaking point, and then moral. It's like that for a grand majority of the episodes and they're all so forgettable. The show is so dated as well. A time capsule, constantly referencing things from around the late 60's/early 70's nearly every single episode. None of the episodes are timeless whatsoever. They don't have a lasting impact. When you watch a Brady Bunch episode, you completely forget the events within because they all rely on one basic formula. Said formula made what was only really a moderately successful show, a marketing genius. The Brady Bunch, for being the cleanest and boring show on TV, also made it the most marketable sitcom of all time. Think about it. Back in the day, it spawned an animated show, a variety show, a bunch of TV specials, board games, movies, toys, a whole bunch of stuff; even today, an HGTV show with the Property Brothers and them renovating a house to look exactly like the OG Brady house. The whole show truly feels like it was made not to entertain, but merely as a marketing scheme by Sherwood Schwartz to get money. It's perfect. It's a wholesome family show that can appeal to anybody because all of the problems the characters are so standard and generalized, and it just isn't entertaining. Even Robert Reed knew how shitty the job was with apparently bts shit of him complaining about the show, particularly when it entered its last season and Cousin Oliver was introduced to replace Cindy as being the annoying cute kid. It's like the only thing they want people to see is literally the most derivative entertainment possible. Completely mindless, but effective enough to take you out of the stress of the common day just for you to shut your brain off and submit yourself to the TV.

With that said, I love the fucking Brady Bunch movie, man. The one that is a complete deconstruction of how crazily unrealistic the show actually was. Through its light-hearted, cheerful nature lies a deep insanity that looms within. Genius screwball comedy and homage to how fucked the show really was when you analyze how a lot of things really went in the favor of the Bradys for some reason.
 

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Well..I wouldn't go out and far and say it was one of the worst, but one of the bad TV shows I've seen that stuck out to me that someone mentioned earlier is The Brady Bunch.

People say the 80's was saturated with a bunch of corny sitcoms. Growing Pains, Family Ties, Full House, etc. We can't go without mentioning the source. The Brady Bunch is probably the sitcom that started out a familiar brand of safe entertainment. I've watched nearly every episode of the Brady Bunch (when it was on reruns on Hallmark when I was younger) and it has to be some of the blandest drivel you'll ever see. It's the same shit every episode. One of the kids gets into some shit, they get advice from their parents about that shit, they further get into shit, then they get to the breaking point, and then moral. It's like that for a grand majority of the episodes and they're all so forgettable. The show is so dated as well. A time capsule, constantly referencing things from around the late 60's/early 70's nearly every single episode. None of the episodes are timeless whatsoever. They don't have a lasting impact. When you watch a Brady Bunch episode, you completely forget the events within because they all rely on one basic formula. Said formula made what was only really a moderately successful show, a marketing genius. The Brady Bunch, for being the cleanest and boring show on TV, also made it the most marketable sitcom of all time. Think about it. Back in the day, it spawned an animated show, a variety show, a bunch of TV specials, board games, movies, toys, a whole bunch of stuff; even today, an HGTV show with the Property Brothers and them renovating a house to look exactly like the OG Brady house. The whole show truly feels like it was made not to entertain, but merely as a marketing scheme by Sherwood Schwartz to get money. It's perfect. It's a wholesome family show that can appeal to anybody because all of the problems the characters are so standard and generalized, and it just isn't entertaining. Even Robert Reed knew how shitty the job was with apparently bts shit of him complaining about the show, particularly when it entered its last season and Cousin Oliver was introduced to replace Cindy as being the annoying cute kid. It's like the only thing they want people to see is literally the most derivative entertainment possible. Completely mindless, but effective enough to take you out of the stress of the common day just for you to shut your brain off and submit yourself to the TV.

With that said, I love the fucking Brady Bunch movie, man. The one that is a complete deconstruction of how crazily unrealistic the show actually was. Through its light-hearted, cheerful nature lies a deep insanity that looms within. Genius screwball comedy and homage to how fucked the show really was when you analyze how a lot of things really went in the favor of the Bradys for some reason.
I always thought the Bradys were some kind of wish fulfillment thing; here you have a family of beautiful/cute people with a rich Dad and a big fancy house and a cool/with it Mom and a freakin' MAID, living the life that you, as a kid, always wanted. If you grew up in a trailer park with an alcoholic single Mom and an empty fridge, you could turn on the Bradys and escape for awhile. I think it's the same reason every sitcom family in the 80's used to live in a well-appointed mansion and wear the latest, up to date fashion: escapism. Also, sitcoms were how you, as a kid, knew what was cool to wear or what trends to follow. Sitcoms (barring those that dealt exclusively with social and cultural issues), were an idealized presentation of American life created to pacify the masses. It wasn't until Married with Children and the Simpsons came along that we finally got to see the idealized Family Sitcom raked over the coals (and they were pretty controversial for doing so, I recall.)
 

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I always thought the Bradys were some kind of wish fulfillment thing; here you have a family of beautiful/cute people with a rich Dad and a big fancy house and a cool/with it Mom and a freakin' MAID, living the life that you, as a kid, always wanted. If you grew up in a trailer park with an alcoholic single Mom and an empty fridge, you could turn on the Bradys and escape for awhile. I think it's the same reason every sitcom family in the 80's used to live in a well-appointed mansion and wear the latest, up to date fashion: escapism. Also, sitcoms were how you, as a kid, knew what was cool to wear or what trends to follow. Sitcoms (barring those that dealt exclusively with social and cultural issues), were an idealized presentation of American life created to pacify the masses. It wasn't until Married with Children and the Simpsons came along that we finally got to see the idealized Family Sitcom raked over the coals (and they were pretty controversial for doing so, I recall.)
That is very true of what The Bradys represented for that idealized family life we wanted to see, otherwise destroyed by the likes of the Bundys and The Simpsons later. I remember my parents being shocked when those shows first came out, having never been reminded of the real filth they were trying to dig themselves out of.
 

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That is very true of what The Bradys represented for that idealized family life we wanted to see, otherwise destroyed by the likes of the Bundys and The Simpsons later. I remember my parents being shocked when those shows first came out, having never been reminded of the real filth they were trying to dig themselves out of.
And it's shocking that as generations go on, Simpsons is considered to tame to the revolution of adult-animated shows that came after it, even when it was considered controversial enough for the president to lambast it in comparison to The Waltons.

Speaking of The Waltons, I never really liked that show either. My mom always watched it and she watched it as a child as well. Earl Hamner Jr., for me, is not really an enjoyable writer when he's writing both drama and Twilight Zone episodes. He always seemed so dry, in the Waltons as well, I'm shocked that the show came out in the early 70s and lasted to the early 80s. It feels very tonally different than what was out during that era, and it feels so weird. I get the country wholesomeness feel it goes for, but I dunno. It didn't appeal to me. It's not a bad show, but it's pretty mediocre.
 
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I remember my parents being shocked when those shows first came out, having never been reminded of the real filth they were trying to dig themselves out of.
My dad loved the shit out of The Simpsons when it first started airing, but my mom disapproved of a show like that airing when young children were still awake so she forbid my dad to watch it, lest I caught a glimpse of something inappropriate for my age. On the rare occasion my mom was not home Sunday evenings, however, you better believe my dad had it on and invited me to join him for the laughs.

It was still tame compared to Ren and Stimpy, however, and you better believe my mom found it disgusting and completely banned it from the house. Which was a lot harder to get around since she always seemed to be home when it was on, but I didn't mind so much because, unlike The Simpsons, everyone I knew wasn't allowed to watch Ren and Stimpy.

Oddly enough Rocko's Modern Life was perfectly okay, but only because I think she never saw any of the episodes with innuendo in it.
 

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Ok, Im not sure if these two have being bringed up before but fuck it.
- The Neighbours: Tommy Wiseau made a sitcom after he became self-aware of his meme status in 2015. The show was supposed to be a collaboration with Tim & Eric but they backed down, probably after reading The Disaster Artist. This shit was on Hulu and revolved around Wiseau being the manager of an apartment building and his interactions with its residents, among them was Wiseau as other character who was cool and had a girlfriend. The show has terrible production value specially sound mixing and cheap props, has the average Wiseau writing revolving around akward sex and on top of that the cast is composed of actors that are as terrible as the lead or are fans of him and dont give a fuck. The show also constantly mentions The Room and features several male characters wearing underwear that claims to make your dick larger.
The show is not worth watching even ironically since is painfully awful, its an assault to the senses specially your audition or your sanity.


He fuckin nominated this shit for the Emmys! Im not kidding.

- Mums Make Porn (kinda cheating, is a tv movie): This shit is special since very few shows have the balls (or ovaries) to tell you right of the bad how truly dreadful they are. The premise as you may have already know is that a group of mums of different backgrounds get together under the premise of making "wholesome and not damaging" porn and their offspring can watch it. This shit aired on Channel 4 and the producers made damn sure to make it as melodramatic as possible featuring one mum leaving the production, cardboardesque dialog and a production value that is undeserved.
I have not even tackled the porn yet. IS VANILLA. Vanilla as a white upper middle class Bexley living white menopausic mother of two with a liking for wine and a bad divorce.
Its one chubby gal, an asian gal, a plain jane and a very chiseled lad the mums cant stop lusting after. Most of the action summarizes as Fifty Shades wannabes. The fucking experts they called (actors, directors and producers of actual porn) tell them politely several times that what they are doing is not as revolutionary as they believe.
Across the series there are excerpts of adolescents being interviewed about their pornography habits. I rest my case.
 

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I still enjoyed the show, but Home Movies might be one of the worst aesthetically looking cartoons to air. Don't be fooled thinking the quality is downgraded from rips and re-uploads--the wavy character outlines and whatnot was how it aired.
 

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I still enjoyed the show, but Home Movies might be one of the worst aesthetically looking cartoons to air. Don't be fooled thinking the quality is downgraded from rips and re-uploads--the wavy character outlines and whatnot was how it aired.
I always wondered "why is everyone wearing pajamas all the time?".

There was another wavy line show. Dr. Katz. It was based on a comic. It was way more spastic looking though. To the point where I wouldn't recommend it if you have migraines. It's one of those things where it is obviously poorly drawn on purpose. So it looks like a ten year old drew it but you know that isn't the case. It's just a very awful style choice. It's one of those mostly unfunny "adult" cartoons that kids would still watch just because it was animated.
 
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I'm personally annoyed by all these programs nowadays that hype up the fact that most of the cast are SNL alumni, even if the show turns out to be mediocre at best.
Especially when it features an SNL Alum past their prime and not nearly as funny as they once were.

This is the intro. Notice what isn't there? That great theme song, which should be in everything Addams Family-related, which gives you a good idea about the quality of the show.
If I didn't know better, I'd say they reused the Creepy Coupe from Wacky Races to be the Addams' RV.

Malcom oddly reminds me of "Scratchy McGillicuddy" that briefly appeared as an in-TV companion to Bob Saget on America's Funniest Home Videos.

Speaking of SNL, one of the worst shows I've seen was something I believe was titled Switchplay TV. My best description for the show is that it came across as a very low-budget -- and much more ghetto -- version of SNL. Unless it was supposed to be ironically awful, the one sketch I still vaguely recall had the black actors and actressess in the cast behaving as inappropriately stereotypical as possible. Today's SJW culture would rightfully deem the show problematic. One episode proved to be one too many for my liking.
 

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Back in the day I was going through a rough patch and was drinking pretty heavily. One night this show came on that I honestly thought I'd dreamed in a drunken haze until someone reminded me of it recently. Watch this and you'll understand why.

 
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There was another wavy line show. Dr. Katz. It was based on a comic. It was way more spastic looking though. To the point where I wouldn't recommend it if you have migraines. It's one of those things where it is obviously poorly drawn on purpose. So it looks like a ten year old drew it but you know that isn't the case. It's just a very awful style choice. It's one of those mostly unfunny "adult" cartoons that kids would still watch just because it was animated.
Shit, I remember stumbling across that show and wondering "WTF is this." I think it was too adult for even adults. Hell, even as a youngin' I still laughed at the Dilbert cartoon show. I did some strolling down memory lane, one of the co-creators of Home Movies (Loren Bouchard) worked on the the Dr. Katz show. So, I think there was some animation influence that spilled over.

Home Movies is genuinely one of the best shows ever IMO, top 5 for sure
The writing and the humor is why I enjoyed it, but visually; the first couple seasons were some janky MS Paint type animation.
 
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