Tell Us Now: The Dumbest Reasons Your Parents Banned TV Shows And Movies
We asked Cracked fans on YouTube about the weirdest media their parents banned when they were kids. It turns out, parents' biggest fears in the 80's were hippies and wisecracking spikey haired li'l scamps. Frankly, we can't quite blame them. Has anyone ever earnestly advised you to eat your own shorts? How would that even work. Our undergarments aren't just dirty, they're made of inedible, fibrous fabric materials. C'mon man.
To be fair, if you start actually imitating Ed, Edd n' Eddy, you probably should take a TV break and go play outside for a while. When we're parents, we know there will be no Simpsons past season 5 and no Nickelodeon episodes after Angry Beavers. We're an ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ and ‘Rugrats’ house, by gar!
Check out some of the tame movies that were considered taboo below. And check out our deep dive into movies that turned out to be straight-up propaganda.