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America's Got Talent Season 7 Discussion (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by KungFuCow, May 15, 2012.

  1. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    This mother calls her son "Money" and teaches him lyrics like "commas and Zeros" blah blah blah, so we know what kind of values she is teaching him.
     
  2. tivoboyjr

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    Howard joining the show caused us to stop watching. I've been listening to Howard off and on for years. At his best he's really funny, so I'm a fan but not a die-hard by any means.

    This, however, was one of the few shows that we watched as a family (with our 7-yr old twins) so adding Howard takes AGT out of the mix - at least for me it did. I decided to give it a test run and after the first 20 minutes or so, I knew there's no way I'd let the kids watch it. It's turned into a freak show with a lot of sex jokes. I have nothing against freak shows or sex jokes, but we'll have to find another show to watch with the kids.
     
  3. inaka

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    He'll be an excellent CPA some day. :D
     
  4. pmyers

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    we must be watching different shows.
     
  5. tivoboyjr

    tivoboyjr Unregistered User

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    We are now, anyway.
     
  6. pmyers

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    and to blame Howard for it becoming a "freak show" is unfair. He doesn't control what acts show up.
     
  7. fmowry

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    Yeah the first two at least had barely any jokes aside from the guys small package and I'm not sure my 8 year old daughter is scarred for seeing it even though I don't think she really heard or cared what he said.
     
  8. markz

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    I agree with pmyers. I totally missed the sex joke. I remember sex jokes and innuendo when David Hasslehoff was a judge. Remember the guy that sang the song to Hoff? Didn't he even ask for his underwear or something? How did your family like that episode?

    I am not a Howard fan but have been impressed with him on this show. He seems to be a true fan of the show and has shown compassion on more than one occasion so far. He has hugged two contestants now that they have shown.
     
  9. tivoboyjr

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    We've only watched the past two seasons. I have no idea what went on prior to that. This isn't the sort of show I'd watch on my own - without my kids. They liked the little kids who sang, the dance groups, the motorcycle and BMX guys, etc. When I turned on this season, the first act was the magician/stripper/nipple ring guy and Howard was talking to him about his package. Just didn't seem like a road I want to go down with my kids. Again, I'm not easily offended and I watch plenty of raunchy stuff, but I have different standards for my kids. Howard changes the tone of the show, and to me this was a family oriented show so I don't see Howard and AGT as a great fit. Maybe it will be a huge hit because of all of the Stern fans that are watching, but that's a different audience.
     
  10. markz

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    I don't fault you for not feeling this is a show for your family. However, it was that way before Howard got there. I think even Sharon has made her share of comments about shirtless men on here. I think Piers made comments about pole dancers too. I am sure there are other examples that I am not remembering.
     
  11. tivoboyjr

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    There were definitely moments in the past season or two that weren't ideal for watching with little kids. But probably 98% of it was OK and the kids loved most of the acts. Now, I'm not sure what the percentage is for this season, but I think it's lower and I had to draw the line somewhere. Where in the past the inappropriate stuff was mostly innuendo (which goes over the heads of little kids), Howard is more blunt. It just seems to me that the tone of the show changed, and I think that's to be expected with Howard.
     
  12. WhiskeyTango

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    You gleened all of that by watching 20 minutes? The act and joke you are referring to have been the only ones that I can think of in the 5 hours that have aired so far. I think you are looking for something that isn't there.
     
  13. tivoboyjr

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    I don't know about "looking for something that isn't there" but that wasn't much of a first impression. And knowing a little about Howard, I wasn't exactly shocked.

    If I have your word that it's squeaky clean after that point, maybe I'll let the kiddies watch.
     
  14. super dave

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    I have to agree with you, I haven't seen or heard any dick jokes or the usual sexual innuendo that are uncomfortable when sitting there with my daughters. I thought it was pretty clean so far.
     
  15. tiams

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    There was the guy abusing his genitals, and his blurred underwear, but I don't know if that counts.
     
  16. pmyers

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    That is true, but again, has nothing to do with Howard.
     
  17. markz

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    I wonder if it could be that the younger your children were, the more stuff went over their head, but as they get older, they can start to catch on more.
     
  18. tiams

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    You are right. I thought he wanted to know if the whole show was squeaky clean.
     
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    And maybe your just more sensitive to them this season because of Howard's reputation. We have been watching from the early days with Regis. The show has always had the freak acts, and the odd stripping acts.
     
  20. JLucPicard

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    I was of the same mind. When the kid is asked about the million and he says he would help his family, yes, that's so cute from a seven year old. Then you see the song he sang (thank you, closed captioning!) and how truly bad he was and his reaction at getting buzzed and all, and my thoughts go to, "I wonder how much he was lead to believe by his mom/family that this really was 'their shot' at 'making it'"?

    Buzz away, Howard, you owe it to the people who really are good enough to spend time on.

    And was I missing something before, or did it seem there was an inordinate number of instances where the producers or crew or whatever were in the shot at the judges table? Do they wind up getting appearance fees at some point??? ;)
     

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