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Old 06-21-05, 10:25 PM
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Why kids/family movies have dirty lines in them.

I've noticed a trend in movies meant to be watched by either kids or families. There always seems to be some line in there dirty or sexual in nature that you wouldn't want a little kid to understand. The latest was in the Charlie in the Chocholate Factory trailer. "Don't touch that squirrel's nuts" I admit I did chuckle at it but there is no way I would want my kid to understand the meaning behind it.


Why do producers feel they have to put these lines in a kid's film. I have heard the 'something for the parents' excuse. Are these people so dumb that they think if a parent is hating some movie, just because some sort of hidden dirty line in it is going to make the parent now enjoy it? If the producers feel it will go over the kid's head, why put it in there.

There are enough movies for adults that these little jokes are much more appropriate for. These are great for a movie like Austin Powers since that movie isn't meant for kids.
Old 06-21-05, 10:32 PM
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I think it's just the 'for the adults' reason you stated, but I usually find such litle jokes pretty lame. I remember going to see The Grinch and thinking the 'key party' shot was really out of place.
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Most obvious is Spike yelling "Shit!" in the Transformers movie.
Old 06-21-05, 10:38 PM
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theres a cock size joke in shrek. its bout the king's castle. shrek and donkey were laughing at it
Old 06-21-05, 10:39 PM
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"Don't touch that squirrel's nuts"
She was touching their nuts and the squirrel attacks. I don't know what nuts you could possibly be referencing

It is actually used in the context.
Old 06-21-05, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD King
Most obvious is Spike yelling "Shit!" in the Transformers movie.
That and "Open dammit, open!" when Ultra Magnus is trying to use the Matrix. It's the line I always remember since "Shit!" was edited out of the VHS tape I got in 1988.
Old 06-21-05, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Jackskeleton
She was touching their nuts and the squirrel attacks. I don't know what nuts you could possibly be referencing

It is actually used in the context.
They might have the squirrel attack but the context of the line was also meant as a dirty joke for adults.
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Even Finding Nemo had a fart joke.
Old 06-22-05, 05:17 AM
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i've seen the movie and the full line in that scene is "Little girl! Don't touch that squirrel's nuts! It'll make him crazy!"
Old 06-22-05, 07:20 AM
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This has been going on since movies began. If you watch any of the classic cartoons, like Bugs Bunny or Tom & Jerry, or especially anything by Tex Avery, they're filled with humor that's designed to go over kids' heads and amuse the grownups in the audience. That's why they hold up over the years: As you get older you find new gags you missed before.
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What? You'd rather have Tyler Durden splice in a frame of porn?
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I find it rather lame. And I don't even have any kids.
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ET had some profanity added so that it WOULDN'T get a G rating- they thought that would have gotten it labeled as a kids' movie and no one would have seen it. Just another reason why the rating system is a joke.
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Originally Posted by whynotsmile
theres a cock size joke in shrek. its bout the king's castle. shrek and donkey were laughing at it
I'm pretty sure that really wasn't intended as a dick joke. Considering that entire little bit where they're making fun of Farquad (sp?) is all about how short he is, logic dictates that the castle joke is made about his stature, not the size of his cock.

Though surely you could interpret it that way, but it doesn't really fit what they were saying.
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I'm pretty sure you can interpret anything in any way you want. Doesn't make it so half the time and other times you're just looking to deep into it.

I say forget about.
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee


ET had some profanity added so that it WOULDN'T get a G rating- they thought that would have gotten it labeled as a kids' movie and no one would have seen it. Just another reason why the rating system is a joke.
ah yes, the infamous "penis breath" line and a couple of "shits" .

I remember reading that the producers of "Chariot's of Fire" also didn't want a G-rating, and also added some profanity to get it a higher rating.
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a G rating is usually to much and not always desires outside of most disney films. Teenages think it's to much for kids.
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Originally Posted by jaeufraser
I'm pretty sure that really wasn't intended as a dick joke. Considering that entire little bit where they're making fun of Farquad (sp?) is all about how short he is, logic dictates that the castle joke is made about his stature, not the size of his cock.

Though surely you could interpret it that way, but it doesn't really fit what they were saying.
Oh, yes it does. It's quite clearly a dick joke.

And it's not an accident that "Farquad" sounds like "Fuck Wad."
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Oh, yes it does. It's quite clearly a dick joke.
Umm, no, that line was referring to his lack of height, not what's in his pants. It's kind of strange (and kinda funny too) that someone would interpret that as a penis size joke.
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I don't really like that either. Usually the jokes are in bad taste with the rest of the movie. I also don't like it when they add profanity just for the sake of profanity. I don't really mind profanity in the correct context but excessive or gratuitious use is just annoying. For an example Apollo 13 had quite a bit of profanity, especially on the astronauts part when in reality there was very little if any recorded during the mission.
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How about the "pickles and eggs" joke in the recent Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas. That was so glaring to me when I saw it with my daughter.
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Originally Posted by DealMan
Umm, no, that line was referring to his lack of height, not what's in his pants. It's kind of strange (and kinda funny too) that someone would interpret that as a penis size joke.
"I think he's trying to compensate for something, I wonder what that could be" wink wink

It was obvious to me what the joke was about.
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Originally Posted by Jackskeleton
I'm pretty sure you can interpret anything in any way you want. Doesn't make it so half the time and other times you're just looking to deep into it.

I say forget about.
Stop it with your ineuendo!
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Originally Posted by whynotsmile
theres a cock size joke in shrek. its bout the king's castle. shrek and donkey were laughing at it
I always thought the joke was about his height. I can see why people would think it's about his penis size, but that's not the way I took it.
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