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Care Bears Cartoon Had Commerical Every Six Or Seven Minutes


This morning I watched the Care Bears cartoon on CBS. I watched it while in a very nice room at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas. 

There was a commercial every six or seven minutes during the Care Bears. Don’t we have any standards for the amount of advertising in kids programming?

I bet we don’t.

This morning, Funshine Bear was cleaning up pollution in a place called Rainshine Hollow. I think that’s what the place was called.

While Funshine worked at picking up trash and cleaning streams, the other Care Bears just kept playing their games. Only when they saw how discouraged Funshine had become from the enormity of his task did the other Care Bears assist him. 

I’m glad they came to his aid. Though I’m not certain how bears so practiced in helping others would have allowed Funshine to go without help at any point. I found that to be a hole in the story.   

The given reason for the pollution in Rainshine Hollow was a “storm.” Maybe a kind of Care Bear Katrina had occurred.

I did note that the Care Bears talked in complete sentences and did not talk down to the audience. Adults could learn something from the Care Bears in that respect. I always speak to children in an adult tone to convey that I don’t think they are dolts. 

The Care Bears logo is owned by the American Greetings Corporation. The folks at American Greetings should realize that any good messages the Care Bears have are drowned out when you have an advertisement every seven minutes.  

November 4, 2007 - Posted by | Politics, Things Watching Tv Made Me Think About, Ways We Hate Children | , , , ,


  1. damn advertisers

    Comment by geo | November 5, 2007

  2. yep.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 5, 2007

  3. I am serving in a jury and the lawyers talk to the jurors as children. they are greased used car salesman looking for their pc. of the pie. its so disgusting to see them in action and i have less faith every second in the entire process. the carebears are mindless, watching that show will surely lead to depression possibly suicide.

    Comment by bill brady | November 6, 2007

  4. I’m sure you are right about the lawyers though I am deeply sorry you do not like the Care Bears.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 7, 2007

  5. When I’ve seen American Greetings cards in the store, I’ve never seen them marked as recycled or partly recycled. I hope that they’re not just trying to appear concerned about the environment through Care Bears but selling products that could be, but aren’t more environmentally friendly.

    Comment by Barb | November 12, 2007

  6. Barb—That may be a good subject for a future post. Thanks for the comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 12, 2007

  7. It seems more like you were complaining about Care Bears, rather than about the amount of commercials. All TV has excesive commercials it’s not the Care Bears or American Greetings fault.

    Comment by kate | December 15, 2007

  8. I think the point is that all the little kids shows have messages which are nice. we need to teach our next generation that recycling is good and the golden rule and the dont talk to strangers etc.. when they then market unsafe products to these same children and people that is where the message is lost the hipocrisy kicks in. the commercials are not the shows fault but the station itself and how they are driven to advertise. tv is not free, if more people suppported pbs type stations we would have more choice funded by the people. When the care bears go to rescue children in china from making toys dipped in led paint and free them from the slavery they face to please the american consumer maybe then our highly moral country will find other ways to entertain and teach our children. Meanwhile as our kids eat lead and get dumbed down and obese when we are slaughtered like pigs sleeping in our own shit it will not be a suprise.

    Comment by bill brady | December 15, 2007

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