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Posted on: Sun, 09/24/2006 - 9:35am
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I just watched the preview - I thought it was funny, particularly the part about "Little Bangkok." My pa dd did not think it was funny. Great. Maybe I need more comic relief than she does.

Posted on: Sun, 09/24/2006 - 9:46am
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I think that DH and I will be the only ones watching that. If I let my boys see it, they'd be trying to tie food to the end of their light sabers!
Ended up having to set the VCR to catch it -- Amazing Race already was in that time slot.

Posted on: Sun, 09/24/2006 - 10:02am
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Quote:Originally posted by gvmom:
[b]I think that DH and I will be the only ones watching that. If I let my boys see it, they'd be trying to tie food to the end of their light sabers!
Ended up having to set the VCR to catch it -- Amazing Race already was in that time slot. [/b]
aw, too bad.
If I can get my friends to trap it maybe I'll become an illegal distributor of that clip [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Adrienne
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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Sun, 09/24/2006 - 10:36am
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Well, I just saw it. It was ridiculous and just plain stupid. That show just gave some bully ideas on how to harrass my son. Thanks alot Fox.

Posted on: Sun, 09/24/2006 - 1:28pm
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I dunno, I don't regularly watch the Simpsons, but I think it is clever on a sort of base level. (A dichotomy if there ever was one! LOL ....)
I don't think the Simpsons is going to teach kids new things about being a bully. Lots of kids have been threatened with PB already.
I'm kind of glad it aired. It just goes to show that peanut allergies is becoming more and more mainstream.
I read on a message board recently some woman said she had never even HEARD of a peanut allergy before. *** ??? Hopefully she watches the Simpsons! LOL
ETA: Heh ... the things that get edited in this program crack me up!
[This message has been edited by teacher (edited September 24, 2006).]

Posted on: Sun, 09/24/2006 - 1:40pm
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So I just saw it (got it on VCR tape).
I was laughing the whole time - it was classic Simpson's, lots of jokes and sub-jokes, and cleverness about the whole shrimp/peanut battle, the Bart/Principal Skinner relationship, 'moral of the story' sort of thing.
I thought it was done very cleverly, however I can see how most of the population would take it only on face value and only think that the writer's were trying to poke fun at PA.
Also - I've been at this for 30 years...and can laugh at such episodes as this one. So I could see how those new to PA or have PA children (I'm PA myself) wouldn't see the humor.
Anyhoot - my favorite part was the clip from the preview ---- with Skinner taking a stand and fighting Bart with the shrimp all sword-fighting style. And yes, the Little Bankok just cracked me up! Seriously, only those who are PA would immediately know what the joke was as soon as they saw the Little Bankok entry sign! HA!
Anyway...
Adrienne
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Posted on: Sun, 09/24/2006 - 10:18pm
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I did not see the humour. Maybe I'm too new at this to laugh, but I saw the comercial and freaked out. I couldn't bring myself to actually watch the show.
On a similar note. I watched this movie called "Hitch" this weekend. Will Smith has a reaction to seafood and puffs up like crazy. I found it stressful to watch. But the worst was that he went to the drug store and drank a bottle of Benadryl, got drunk on it and was fine. I swear, it gave me heart-palpitations!!!

Posted on: Sun, 09/24/2006 - 10:51pm
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We laughed. Our whole family watched it and thought it was funny. My 12 year old PA DD laughed out loud.
Quote:Originally posted by Ange:
[b]I did not see the humour. Maybe I'm too new at this to laugh, but I saw the comercial and freaked out. I couldn't bring myself to actually watch the show.[/b]
But I don't think I could have watched this 11 years ago when DD was first diagnosed. And if I did, I doubt I'd be able to find any humor either.
For us, being able to laugh and see the humor is a mile stone that I hadn't really fully appreciated. Watching the show helped me realize that we're at a good place. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 09/24/2006 - 11:07pm
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I Tivo'd it and haven't watched it yet. My boys did and my pa ds thought it was hysterical. He told me not to delete it because he might watch it again.

Posted on: Mon, 09/25/2006 - 1:40am
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DH and I watched it last night. I'm torn about it. We both thought it was funny. We both thought that last night's show had more adult humor (appreciated it - but knew aside from the FA part it wouldn't be for our kids). I'd probably watch it again if it were on TIVO instead of a tape. The part that actually made us laugh the hardest was when Marge was in the hardware store and the other women were telling her what her job was -- Oh, that and when the guy came out, looked at the gazebo and ended up telling Homer to take of his shirt so they could wrestle like men.
On the flip side, my child has been chased with a plastic bag that held a peanut butter sandwich. We know the kid that did it, we know he watches the Simpsons. We also know that the little glut of boys who hangs with that kid, also watches the Simpsons and was part of the mess we've had before with bullying.
I'm hoping that that group, who happens to be on my DS's soccer team, will have evolved over the summer. I'm not counting on it. I can't count on it. I have to hope that today no prankster at my DS's school chases him with anything nut -- or tries to get him to do something with the threat of a nut. Before he left for school with DH today I gave him clear instructions what he was to do if anyone threatened him with anything or tried to get him to do anything using something nut for incentive. Hopefully the day goes quickly, and DS comes home with no incidents to report.

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