Thursday, May 7, 2009

Selling Viagra on...Nickelodeon???

Yep! you read the title right. Yesterday evening I ws watching Fairly Oddparents and Spongebob Squarepants and varied from my usual channel flipping through the commercials because I was doing some paperwork. The commercials consisted of the usual fare for Nick, shows that come on, toy commercials, Kidz Bop, etc. However, what surprised me, were the number of more adult commercials, such as the toothpaste pumper (don't know the exact name of it), the snuggie, and a totally out of place Viagra commercial.

Now, I understand that its the parents that buy products, so the toothpaste thing and Snuggie are fine...odd, but fine. However, Viagra??? WTF?!? Granted, there's nothing excessively graphic or gross about the commercials, but that's just not something you want to be advertising during cartoons, y'know? I can just imagine the barrage of questions coming from kids that don't know anything about it and were totally confused by good ol' Smilin' Bob!

Do advertisers even care where they stick ads anymore? Or are they trying to get little kids to get Viagra? That's all we need, a bunch of 8-10 yr old boys walking around with hard ons. I feel sorry for the little girls (and teachers) that have to see and deal with that...lol

8 comments:

C.B. Jones said...

Think of all the pick up lines kids would come up with today.

I'm thinking Push Pop would become some kind of vulgar slang.

Tina T said...

This is crazy, I don't want to have to explain what E.D. is to my kids.

There are no safe havens on TV anymore. It's the same thing on the occasional "family friendly" show on the networks. No on seems to think of what ads are showing and in the middle of a Disney movie there will be an ad for a crime show where they're talking about mutilated bodies. Family friendly? Duh?

Shawn said...

Maybe you're just unaware that Nickelodeon's prime demographic is 55-70 year old men.

Margo said...

seriously? Viagra on American Idol was stunning enough, and this shouldn't surprise me. Why? Why, must I be so naive?

Isolated Existence. said...

I tell you, people have no sense these days. It doesn't matter that this is a channel for children. As long as they are making money!

Can't watch TV and leave it on to do something else these days because of this type of commercials. I'm mother of a 16 and 19 yr old and it still pisses me off!

Mystery Man said...

C.B.- lol i bet they could come up with some intersting lines...lol

Tina- who would want to explain that?

Shawn- lol sure seems that way

Margo- seriously!

Isolated Existence- its all about the money these days, sadly. :(

D'r kepler said...

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