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Bullied boys strike back with Cartoon Network's Commando

by Brad Trechak, posted Nov 5th 2009 11:10AM
Cartoon NetworkThe Cartoon Network is stepping away from cartoons yet again. This time they're creating a new reality show in which scrawny teenaged boys ages 13 to 16 will be put through high-tech training an effort to stop them from being bullied or to get back property that has been borrowed and not returned. The series will be called Going Commando. Insert joke here.

I'm somewhat ambivalent on this show. On one hand, teaching kids problem-solving skills is a great idea. On the other hand, the show should also teach the kids the discipline needed to use their knowledge for good rather than evil (perhaps the show could be sponsored by Google?).

I'm sure many of us nerdy types were bullied in our youth and would have enjoyed the use of "night vision, hydro reconnaissance or rappelling" in an effort to fix the problem or at least make it go away. So what do you think? Is this program a good idea or a disaster waiting to happen?

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Nate

Note to Cartoon Network; stop getting show ideas from sources which you shouldn't really get ideas from. Like from here, MTV's "Bully Beatdown".

I don't care what they say about technology and blah-blah-blah. The best way to get back at bullies is just to ignore them completely and let them make an ass out of themselves. These 'get back at bullies' shows are one of the worst new genres of programming I've seen in years and only encourage acting like some kind of cocky vigilante as long as you have the backing of some network behind you.

November 05 2009 at 6:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RobynM

Oh, look - more live action programming for me to boycott. Yay.

November 05 2009 at 1:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris

Oh CN, you disappoint me in so very many different ways.

November 05 2009 at 12:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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