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 justbunky
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Is (adult) watching cartoons a sign of immaturity? Is it addictive, like gaming? And would you date someone who has to see Pokemon (or whatever) every Saturday morning?

Separately - What about the kids? When, developmentally, should they find other interests, or sleep through them - typical teen pastime!

Please post your opinions/experiences. I need to know what is "normal".
 ProcolHarem
Joined: 8/29/2008
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Posted: 6/12/2010 7:48:11 AM
"Normal" isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Maybe it's just a stress relief valve for them. Taking them back to a simpler time in their lives.
 millchick
Joined: 1/29/2009
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Posted: 6/12/2010 8:11:24 AM
i don't think watching saturday morning cartoons is a sign of immaturity. i still watch them occasionally.
as to your second question, i can't really help, i'm a nonbreeder.
and the concept of "normal" is different for everyone, we are all unique in our own way
 MrFication
Joined: 5/6/2010
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Posted: 6/12/2010 8:47:28 AM
Mostly I would think it would depend on the type of cartoon. I have encountered quite a few older people that basically have cartoons as a hobby--anime and X-rated. Wouldn't say it is immature just different. I can watch a few such as Simpsons or Family Guy--written towards an adult audience with cartoons as characters; I think it IS normal for adults to watch these. If the person is watching the cartoons geared toward children, that could be a tad off of normal.....but everybody has a different normal.
 MisterDynomite
Joined: 5/8/2010
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Posted: 6/12/2010 8:56:27 AM
It depends on what kind of cartoons...

If an adult is watching something like "Care Bears" or "Pokemon" religiously .. i'd be a little worried.

Once in a blue moon, I'll watch some good ol' classic Tex Avery animation from the 1940's-50's. (I study his animation techniques so i don't consider that immature.. it helps me keep on top of my drawing skills)

I dunno... Maybe you should ask the adult why they are watching the cartoons before you come to a conclusion?



 curlygrl
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Posted: 6/12/2010 9:00:01 AM
Awe man. Lighten up.

We are in our 40's. We are responsible. We have a household.

We also watch on a regular basis family guy, venture brothers, south park, American dad.
We also own an x box 360 with
Racing games, shoot them in the face games and cartoon fantasy games.

TV sucks. If we do watch, its either cooking shows or public television.

Are we immature? I like to think we are sometimes but we pay our bills and go to work every day.

Life is fun in this household. The
Way it should be and drama free.
 RushLuv
Joined: 4/16/2009
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Posted: 6/12/2010 9:07:44 AM
OP,

Do you have ANY idea of how many grown adults still watches cartoons? My dad is in his 50s, and he still watches The Flintstones and King of the Hill. There are also many adults that watch shows like Family Guy, The Simpsons and even South Park.

I don't believe it has anything to with maturity. I watch cartoons and I'm 25. I also watch Saturday morning cartoons. Big deal. Many people are big kids at heart (myself included) and we enjoy watching cartoons and for different reasons.

I enjoy them because they bring back good memories when I was a kid, as well as laughter and entertainment.

As for your second question, I'll answer that when/if I have kids of my own. Also, I still very much enjoy playing video games. I would hate to get involved with a guy who does not enjoy cartoons, board games and video games.

It's Saturday.
Patiently waits for SpongeBob to come on.
 scottey63
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Posted: 6/12/2010 10:08:37 AM
I don't know about Pokemon or anything else currently on TV on Saturday mornings, because I don't watch them. I am a lifelong Looney Tunes fan, but I don't spend hours watching them. What many people don't realize is that Looney Tunes cartoons (at least the classic ones made until the mid-1960's) were made for adults, not for kids, to play in movie theaters before the feature film. This was before they were put on TV on Saturday mornings.
 forumfishie
Joined: 9/17/2009
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Posted: 6/12/2010 11:18:40 AM
I'll be concerned if he had to watch sponge bob religiously
 Frau Blücher
Joined: 8/27/2006
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Posted: 6/12/2010 11:50:17 AM

Is (adult) watching cartoons a sign of immaturity?

Watching cartoons, in and of itself, is not a sign of immaturity; it is a sign that the person enjoys animation, which is an interest that is followed and enjoyed by millions of people around the world; not just children. It is the same as being a movie buff, or any other type of devotee, fan, or aficionado.


Is it addictive, like gaming?

Cartoons, games, exercise, shopping, the Internet, pornography, food, and a gazillion other things are not addicting. However, some folks can and do develop a compulsive dependency to many normal everyday behaviors and commonly used things. The issue lies within the individual, and not in the tub of “Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road” from Ben & Jerry’s.


And would you date someone who has to see Pokemon (or whatever) every Saturday morning?

Would I date someone who enjoys watching cartoons? Oh, Prunella! Absolutely. Only forget about every Saturday morning. I have DVDs of the great old Bugs Bunny and Looney Tunes, Futurama, The Critic, The Simpsons, Drawn Together, Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law, South Park: Longer, Bigger, Uncut, SNL cartoons, TV Funhouse, Pixar classics (UP! Toy Story)...

I guess I'm Abby Normal.
 IgorFrankensteen
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Posted: 6/12/2010 12:11:36 PM
Bravo Frau. I'm pretty sure the jar I got MY brain from said "Abby someone" as well.
I've occasionally become hooked on a regular SOMETHING behavior, almost like a gambler who always ties shoes backwards, or a sports personality who always has to do some ritual before a game. These things are rarely more than amusing side issues.
If someone has young children, it's IMPORTANT to watch what they are, to stay on top of what's going into their noggins. I got hooked for a while on one show my little kids used to watch: Dexter's Laboratory. It was fabulous! I enjoyed it more than they do. Later, one of my sons and I joined together to watch a series of animae cartoons, called "The Melancholia of Haruhi Suzumiya", which were only available in English at that time, on the internet. Also fabulous. It was a great way to both enjoy myself, and have closeness time with my son.
When I was a kid myself, my whole family would watch a series of TV entertainments, which included the Flintstones (only later would we realize that Fred was advertising Winston Cigarettes to the kiddies), The Rocky and Bulwinkle Show, all followed by Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. All very fun, and very much a way for the family to stay together.
 DivineBovine
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Posted: 6/12/2010 12:41:57 PM
ooooh, you mean my dvds of Pinky & the Brain and Rocky & Bullwinkle are why i'm still single???

 452
Joined: 11/1/2009
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Posted: 6/12/2010 1:12:02 PM
My boyfriend watches cartoons sometimes.He says they help him unwind and remember his childhood.It doesn't bother me.
 vertical95
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Posted: 6/12/2010 1:26:01 PM
It's not a big deal to me. I don't watch cartoons very often. But I know many adults who watch the Simpsons, King of the Hill, Family Guy, South Park etc. It doesn't make them immature.
 colt8301
Joined: 10/25/2006
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Posted: 6/12/2010 1:27:26 PM

Is (adult) watching cartoons a sign of immaturity? Is it addictive, like gaming? And would you date someone who has to see Pokemon (or whatever) every Saturday morning?

Separately - What about the kids? When, developmentally, should they find other interests, or sleep through them - typical teen pastime!

Please post your opinions/experiences. I need to know what is "normal".




See, this is why hate anything society tries to push on us. they try to kill any a person enjoys. I personally don't watch cartoons anymore, or play videogames, but if a person likes to do something and it's not "destructive" can't they do it? Personally 40 yr old man or woman watching cartoons is hilarious and refreshing at that same time, to me it shows they still have some of that kid imagination, which society tries to kill the minute we graduate middle school.
 SingleGuy4912
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Posted: 6/12/2010 3:28:12 PM

Is (adult) watching cartoons a sign of immaturity?

Not all cartoons are just for kids. For instance, South Park, The Simpsons, etc are more adult-oriented.

Is it addictive, like gaming?

It can be. I know there are anime conventions for the hard-core fans. There are people who collect memorabilia. I have some cartoon sets in my DVD collection but it's not because of an addiction, mostly nostalgic.

And would you date someone who has to see Pokemon (or whatever) every Saturday morning?

How old are you talking about?
 deltadallas
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Posted: 6/12/2010 5:02:23 PM
OP, you are worried about the wrong thing. what women need to be concerned with is when your Man is watching PORN ! i watch cartoons alone and sometimes with my nieces/nephews. No, i'm not childish or immature. this is why a lot of women can't get good men, we are worried about the Wrong thing.
 arwen52
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Posted: 6/12/2010 5:24:57 PM
"Normal" is overrated.

Does "normal" mean "common" or "healthy"? Just because something is common does not mean it's healthy. Just because it's uncommon does not men it's unhealthy.

Any behavior has to be put in context. If they were addicted to watching sports, would you care as much? How about to waxing and caring for their car? What if they were a workaholic? Personally, given the choice, I'll take the guy addicted to animation over the sports nut. But really, I don't go for addictive behavior.
 *Wild at Heart*
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Posted: 6/12/2010 6:16:39 PM
Love "Jimmy Neutron"
 RushLuv
Joined: 4/16/2009
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Posted: 6/12/2010 6:21:59 PM

what women need to be concerned with is when your Man is watching PORN !


I absolutely love porn and I actually wouldn't mind my s/o watching it. It would be even better, when watching porn together.
 carolann0308
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Posted: 6/12/2010 8:17:08 PM
Normal? Is whatever you do on a regular basis.
I never trust anyone that says they have never sat through an episode of the Simpson's.
 anonymouslyme
Joined: 12/23/2008
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Posted: 6/12/2010 11:01:51 PM
Wouldn't you rather have him watching cartoons than, let's see.... porn for instance? Whether it's a sign of immaturity or not would depend on whether he shows a lot of other signs of immaturity... is immaturity a pattern with him, or is it just this one thing? Laughter is so good for us in soo many ways... I'd never deny my sweetie such a simple pleasure, unless it was creating a huge issue in our relationship. I used to date a guy that always kept a sack of gummy bears on his bedside table.... I think he liked the reminder of the good old carefree days when he was a kid. I thought it was adorable. Plus, I sneaked the red ones when he wasn't looking... shh don't tell....

If the kids aren't blowing off other important activities to be glued to cartoons, what's the harm? Sure beats some of the other stuff they could be watching, or graphic video games they could be playing..... Growing up doesn't have to mean living in a world totally devoid of innocent harmless fun. My youngest is 19 now, and I adore seeing those tiny occasional glimmers of the wee boy he once was. I hope he never loses that completely.
 tarotdream
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Posted: 6/12/2010 11:09:54 PM
Honestly? I'm more worried about you because you're not watching cartoons.
 Vannili
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Posted: 6/13/2010 7:08:03 AM
I watch cartoons too/ play cartoons games, (and I have a kick of it) and I considered myself normal adult ,I work and pay my bills on time,I don't bother anyone of my necessities,I am polite and courteous to others..
 MsMicki
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Posted: 6/13/2010 9:18:07 AM
If he can't leave the house till Pokemon (or whatever cartoon/show) is on.....
then that would be an issue for me.

and WTH is wrong with porn?!
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