Tuesday, July 25, 2006
They Did It For The Kids
The host of a PBS kids' show was fired because of an obscure parody video she'd done previously. The fake PSAs were about abstinence and called "Technical Virgin." They were made before actress Melanie Martinez became the host of a daily bedtime story show called "The Good Night Show" on the rather obscure PBS Kids Sprout Channel. Yes, of course, you don't want Mr. Rogers sleeping with women on a daytime soap or the host of "Blue's Clues" appearing regularly in a primetime series playing a serial killer. But isn't this a bit ridiculous? The show is geared towards 2 to 5 year olds. Exactly what is the chance any of them will stumble across footage from this parody? Are they surfing YouTube? It's not like it's airing on TV in a daypart where they might see it and get upset. Heck, even these kids' parents would be hard-pressed to find something as obscure as that. Stupid.