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Parent Wants 'Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown' Banned

One parent is asking the holiday classic special to be removed from the airwaves because of a 'bullying' theme. What do you think?

Light-hearted teasing, or cruel bullying?

One parent is speaking out online against the Halloween classic children's television show, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," claiming the animated favorite actually condones bullying, according to a report on WCVB.com.

The TODAY Show's Moms Blog reported this week that in a recent blog post on Babble.com, blogger DadCamp wrote that the show sends the wrong message to children because of its "continuous teasing and bullying":

"The show is riddled with the kids calling each other stupid, dumb, and blockheads," DadCamp wrote. "Charlie Brown is supposed to be the hero. Instead, he is kicked and demeaned at every turn, even by the adults giving out candy."

Bishop goes on to argue the Charlie Brown specials have nothing of value to offer today’s children; the programs are just a nostalgia trip for parents.

 

PATCH WANTS TO KNOW - Do you think the bullying in "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is a bad message for kids? Or is this parent just going too far, and ruining a treasured Halloween pasttime? Tell us in the comments below.

 

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Christopher Parkinson November 01, 2012 at 02:12 PM
A version I have never seen! I agree this one is mean spirited.
Phil Bordeaux November 01, 2012 at 05:53 PM
I think this idiot doesn't need to watch it. Why are you even reporting on something that was posted on a site called "Babble.com"? What's next, the ranting of a psychotic homeless people on "Streetcornerrage.com"? Is there really nothing more newsworthy than some PC idiot who has an overwhelming need to tell other people how they should lead their lives?
Phil Bordeaux November 01, 2012 at 05:55 PM
10 to 1 the complainer is a stupid, dumb blockhead...lol
Beatrice Karnes November 02, 2012 at 06:18 AM
Very funny, Phil!

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