16 July 2010 | abrown975
If kids actually like to watch this, then this should be a wake up call...
Yes, yes, yes. I understand that this show is meant to be funny and not educational. I get that part, in fact we all get that part. I understand that there is nothing wrong with a good ol' escape-from-reality television show. I understand that not everything has to have a lesson or moral attached. I understand that kids sometimes just want to laugh. But the thing I don't understand is WHY kids laugh at this. I mean, when you really think about it, this show is nothing but farts, "pee pee" jokes, bright colors, annoying characters, and REALLY annoying voices (Chum chum. I rest my case). So, we should all ask ourselves "Is this what I want my kid to watch?" Come on, at least Disney Channel tells jokes (corny jokes, but jokes nonetheless) instead of just dancing around and shouting "babababa" for no reason. This show is a perfect reason to question today's comedy. I mean, really? Is this seriously what child-safe humor has been reduced to, while once it was something clever, like seeing the world from a toddler's P.O.V. on "Rugrats", when now it's random farts and other annoying noises on "Fanboy and Chum chum"? Not only is this show using randomness and annoying sounds/voices as a foundation for child humor, but what does this teach your child? It teaches them to act hyper and annoying all the time (including school)! Sure, shows shouldn't always have to teach children good things in order to be an acceptable show, but it shouldn't have to teach children bad things either. So, we all have a choice. Either let kids watch educational television that will feed their minds but might bore them as well (like "Caillou") , let kids watch something funny and educational that lets them laugh and learn at the same time (like "Fetch With Ruff Ruffman"), let kids watch something noneducational yet funny without coming off as edgy or random (like "Avatar: The Last Airbender"), or let kids watch something noneducational and more random and annoying than funny that, well let's face it, rots the minds of children (like, you guessed it, "Fanboy and Chum chum"). If this show wants to be better, first the producers need to take out all of the unnecessary farts, annoying noises, random stupidity, and other mindless factors. Then, they need to replace them with actual jokes and other things that children can laugh at and actually know WHY they laughed. Either way, something needs to change, and if nothing does change, then I would not predict a very big or prosperous future ahead. This show deserves * out of ********** stars, and the only reason I'm giving it any stars whatsoever is because it has Jamie Kennedy in it, who happens to be a funny man* (when he's not doing shows like this).
RECENT EDIT: *I take it back. He used to be funny; now he sucks.