BeeAre wrote:i gotta say rival, your comment on the "don't write them like californian teenagers in the 21st century" strikes me as particularly disjointed from the show's intent.
their speaking like modern kids is one of the major exploited themes for the marketability of the universe and the show as a whole.
I honestly think that if the dialogue were as highbrow as you seem to be implying would be better, the show would have been less successful, because kids today don't empathize with archaic propriety.
I guess it is disjointed from the show's intent, but ultimately I was only explaining why I
didn't like the Beach episode, when voicing my personal opinions I don't feel obliged to see it all in the big business picture, since I don't work on the show. It's not like I was trying to prove the show would be more succesful commercially if they fixed my problems with that particular episode.
Also, to address your point, you know. If no show ever tried to go beyond the family friendly modern kids apppeal American cartoons are more less getting forced into culturally, they'd never get out of the, I deeply apologize for using a TvTropes term, "animation age ghetto". That's why I'm so grateful for shows like Batman TAS, Samurai Jack and more recently Adventure Time for aiming for a full blown adult appeal from the get go, while still being, at least partially, entertaining for kids.
And I know, none of them are Nick shows, but Batman TAS started as a saturday morning cartoon and Adventure Time was originally a short produced for Nick, so it's fair to mention them.
Oh and for the record, I have no problem with them talking like modern teens, none. If I had, I'd criticize all episodes. BUT what I have a problem with is when their goals and gripes start to resemble those of modern teens. I'm sorry, but a sociopathic Princess of a military empire trying to learn how to pick up boys for dates, just takes me out of the story. If it's no problem for you, that's fine, but I was voicing personal opinions.
Perrito Caliente wrote:And I applaud you on your analysis of the shows demographic. I honestly still can't belie its target audience is ages 6-11.
If anything, BeeAre was trying to prove it's not that hard to notice. And I agree with him on that.