Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sym-Bionic Titan with a stripper pole

Sym-Bionic Titan is a great show, and Episode 10, "Lessons in Love" was no exception. Well-paced, funny, unpredictable. But the show is rated PG and airs at 8:00 p.m. and reairs at 8:30 a.m. on Cartoon Network.



A kid's cartoon should not involve a cheerleader trying to seduce a fat geek by dancing on a pole as "Shake It, Shake It, Booty Quake It" blares:








For the time being, you can watch the episode below. There are lots of angry comments at Youtube.



12 comments:

  1. Is this really that bad? ...especially when every.single.episode of many Y7 cartoons feature one character beating the daylights out of another character?

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  2. I just watched it. It wasn't the first time I was surprised with sexuality in this show, but I didn't think it was too bad. I thought it was kinda sweet actually, because it ended up being an good plot point.

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  3. I didn't think it was that bad either. And it made a point about all these young girls who watch these music videos where girls dance like strippers and think that imitating that behavior is supposed to empower them in some way.

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  4. Is It Me, Or Does Newton in this show Look A LOT like Peter Griffin?.

    Asim.

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  5. I really enjoyed this episode, the ending was one of the best animation sequences I've seen in years.
    The dance was a little unexpected but really not that off putting. As stated above it worked to help further explore the pit-falls of social interactions between teens.
    I love this show.

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  6. I really don't think it's that bad at all. yeah it was a little surprising, but like the previous comments have stated, it seemed more like it was showing how teens sometimes immitate silly things they see on TV and how it's not the way to get what you want. there are sooo many children's cartoon's and movies with just as bad and worse implications. I'm sure the kids don't make a huge deal out of it either.

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  7. I've never seen the show at all, much less this episode. So I'd like to know what the context of the scene was. In other words, what led up to the scene and what happened afterwards as a result.

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  8. This is absolutely one of the best directed animation series I've seen in years. This scene wasn't that bad and it did work in the context of the story. She was trying to get her way based on her looks and charm. Octus didn't fall for it and wanted her to use her brain so she could pass her math class.

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  9. For the anonymous above or anybody else that can't be bothered. She was dancing to try to seduce him to do her homework for her. It didn't work. The whole scene was her being a spoiled cheerleader that refused to accept that she was anything but a ditzy air head. Her dancing and Newtons refusal was a great lesson to teach kids.

    For Newton it shows boys that a jiggling ass isn't worth the effort, and for girls it shows that being a dumb blond is no way to go through life.

    The show leaves us with Newton and her entering a relationship that wasn't built by her shaking her ass like a sex fiend, it ended with learning that mature relationships involve caring and understanding the other person.

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  10. If you honestly think this episode was supporting sluts, then you've got it ALL WRONG and you DON'T understand Tartakovsky either. Yes, we saw a shapely cheerleader shake her behind everywhere, but it was to send a message that was clearly stated in itself: you don't have to be what society says you have to be- you're just as smart and as capable as anyone else. Be yourself an individual.

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  11. I believe this part was not appropriate, my son is 6 years-old and I felt very uncomfortable while watching this part. I understand the plot but a small dance would've been enough. It just didn't feel right at all. Overall the show is GREAT! my son loves it and sometimes we watch it with my husband..

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  12. I know I'm here a little late in the day, but I found another thread about this which was depressingly stupid, and full of the missed point.

    This was nice.

    I wouldn't get so bothered, but all this is caused by a little booty-shaking in one episode, and yet no-one blinks at the violence throughtout the series.

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