Skip to comments.Spike TV: obsessed with vibrators and condoms
Posted on 12/25/2010 9:50:32 AM PST by 240B
I am trying to relax and watch Star Wars on a beautiful Christmas morning. However, my enjoyment quickly turned to disgust and I had to send the children out of the room and change the channel.
Star Wars, obviously an American icon and children's favorite, was interrupted every 8 minutes or so, to sell female self pleasure devices, i.e., vibrators. When they were not selling vibrators, they were selling some kind of lubricated condom guaranteeing his and her fantastic pleasure.
Now keep in mind this is in the morning, before noon, on Christmas morning during Star Wars.
Who is more likely to be watching Star Wars on a Saturday morning, Christmas morning? Children? or sex perverts?
I can only make the logical and natural assumption that Trojan and Spike TV are intentionally marketing these products to children.
I am a grown man and these commercial were grossing me out. I know what women are doing with that penis shaped vibrator. While I don't mind when it is 'in context', it is not something I want to think about on a Saturday Christmas morning while trying to watch Luke and Hans fight Darth and save the princess with the kids.
These commercials should never air before 10PM and never on a Saturday morning during children's programming. It is just simple common decency. What is wrong with these people!?
I am a grown man and far from a 'prude' but this just disgusting and it ruined the movie for everyone. Next time, I will just rent it.
While watching Wizard of Oz at 6:30pm on a Sunday, my 7 year old asked me “whats herecdial dizfunction?”.
Congress thinks they need to keep volume from increasing on commercials...but this crap is ok???
Spike-TV is programmed to attract an audience that is the intellectual age of a middle-school male. And they attract advertisers that want to cater to that audience. You can either figure out how to deal with that, and watch anyway, or - vote with your remote. Don’t like it, turn it off. And pleas don’t feel the need to come here and b*tch about it.
Exactly... Change the channel....
This is why we no longer have cable or watch TV. You’d be better off with DVDs.
This is a network known for programs such as Striperella. What did you expect? In any case, while Star Wars can be enjoyed by children it’s not a children’s movie as such.
My goodness Keith. You’re certainly in a good mood this morning.
Oh, did I forget to mention that I changed the channel. Why no. I did mention that.
BTW, in the future, don’t waste my time and bandwidth by bitching and whining about my posts.
Take your own advice and just skip it. knucklehead
Oh, and Merry Christmas
What ever happened to “The Wizard of Oz” and “The March of the Wooden Soldiers” over the holidays?
My son was in first grade around 12 years ago when he asked me why they were discussing the President’s penis on the radio.
It's the best 10 bucks a month I spend.
Times change. It could be worse...it could have been the Star Wars Christmas Special (shudder).
One of the disturbing trends I have seen in recent years is the airing of “slasher” films during the Christmas Holidays.
Whats up with that?
You can always go to a movie. I heard “Black Swan” was family friendly. ;)
Their entire reason for living is to destroy the Judeo-Christian ethic.
This is what happens when a bunch of creepy narcissistic Atheists and Leftists hijack the media then combine to do the devil's work.
Whats up with that?
Ratings, one presumes. If there's a market for that sort of thing during the holidays, someone's going to service it.
“My son was in first grade around 12 years ago when he asked me why they were discussing the Presidents penis on the radio”.
...did you tell him because the pervert can’t seem to keep it in his pants?
Nothing says “Happy Birthday Jesus” like a flame war over vibrators and bandwidth.
That is exactly what I need to do! I’m 76, my wife has been in a life care center for the past 18 months (we have been married for over 52 years) and all TV and even Cable is trash, nothing redeemable. I can save a $1,000 a year to just cut it off.
If enough people cut it out, it would get their attention, and they would start asking us what do we want. That is the way it should always be.
Starve the wicked beast. I don’t watch much TV but if economic hard times came by the TV DISH satellite service would get the axe.
Man in bathroom: It’s an honor, sir.
Matt Douglas (James Garner): I can’t shake right now. Have to keep my hands on the First Penis.
Russell Kramer (Jack Lemmon): Oh, yeah, I’m about to share my coffee with the Washington Love Machine. No dice. You could spit in a Petri dish and start a whole new civilization.
I'll freely admit to being a (somewhat) narcissistic atheist. I'd like to think I'm not creepy, though :-)
There are a few good programs and channels out there but the fly in the ointment effect from the trashy ones spoils the package.
From the day of the movie’s release back in the 70s to today there has always been a ton of Star Wars toys, games and merchandise aimed at kids. I think the term “children’s movie” is a bit fuzzy.
Notice that there have been Star Wars themed “Happy Meals.” I’ve never seen a Brave Heart “Happy Meal.”
Your right about the Spike network. I wouldn’t let kids watch anything on it.
Teenage boys are out of school.
Oh my... someone cut me off it traffic... I’ll start a FR thread to vent my anger...
Get over it.
Spike-TV is what it is. Anyone with even half a wit can look at their program listings and figure out their intended audience, and one with even a less than half a wit and a modicum of understanding of how the advertising industry works will know what to expect in ads on Spike-TV, and should know if they are easily offended, Spike-Tv is going to do it one way or another.
You sound like a vegan that would whine that a steak house has no veggie burger on the menu...
There's a little bit of that in all of us however the Almighty One loves us even when we are astray and in error. That dude in my mirror needs a little course correction quite often.
Exactly, it’s like complaining that there is nudity on HBO.
I agree with you. Normally I don’t watch it.
But, I thought SW would be innocent enough. What a surprise.
When the commercials first came on I had to do a double take in disbelief.
“Is that what I think it is?”
But I am learning by this thread that I guess Spike is known for that kind of stuff.
I just didn’t know that the programming director for Spike is Jerry Springer.
Oh well, learned my lesson.
Gads! IIRC, that came out in 1978, and was terrible then.
I’ve noticed those ads ~ sure glad they are no longer recommended by “Hello Kitty”.
Let’s all do what FReepers do naturally. Write, e-mail and contact Spike TV to put a limit on when this ‘junk’ is aired. Your 10PM limit seems Okay by me! However, lets decide whether we want it on TV at all. What say you guys?
Wasn’t the Star Wars Christmas special declared a crime against all humanity? I thought all of the copies were destroyed and the writers with them.
That's a fair point, although I would point out that the same could be said of Star Trek toys, games, and merchandise...and the various Star Trek series and movies aren't aimed at children (the animated '70s series aside). Some franchises have appeal across broad demographics.
Sorry my post is making your head explode. Unexpected reaction.
I think this is a little more than being cut off in traffic. It is about the degeneration of our country.
This is a Chit/Chat thread. You don’t have to be here.
Hey Keith, there’s a new thing out called valium. You should look into it.
Here you go FReepers. E-mail this clown about Trojan Vibrators advertised while children are watching the Wizard of Oz. Steve do you have your details right Buddy?
Congratulations! You have just won the “Post Of The Day” award!
So it’s better to restrict the freedoms that businesses have in this country to make money and sell advertising time rather than have you change the channel? It’s Spike TV fer cryin’ out loud, the TV station for males who are still stuck in adolescence. What else did you expect?
What you are saying is that it’s okay to require someone to meet your goals/standards/ideals, etc.?
That’s the problem with so-called conservatives these days. They are no different from the libs. They want to use the power of gov’t to restrict the actions of others just like the libs do. And they say it’s all okay because their cause is so much more righteous.
I know where you’re coming from. Even though I’m aware SpikeTV is an extremely trashy network which I consciously avoid, I probably would have been similarly blindsided, considering it being a “Star Wars” movie and on Christmas morning.
But incidents like this are exactly the reason I stopped watching ALL such channels entirely, and ALL such networks. To hell with it all. So, I restrict my viewings (other than news/weather) to dvd’s exclusively. Perhaps I miss a few good modern shows, but it’s worth it to avoid the nauseating situations like the one you encountered.
A FReeper with the handle “STD” posts on a thread with “Condoms” in the title, on Christmas day.
I need a drink.
Do you know how to send these e-mail addresses to everyone who wants to contact Spike about vibrators on TV during childrens viewing times. Star Wars and the Wizard of Oz during the morning on Spike. The bad news is that Spike is part of MTV. Who owns MTV? How can we contact ownership?
Fire at will!
how about canceling your “ pay for TV subscription?”-
Also- you can buy ton’s of family friendly movies
from -Feature Films for Family-
Here's a still from it:
Now bear in mind the animated portion is considered the best part! Earlier in the special we get the joy of seeing Chewbacca's father Itchy (no...really?) immerse himself in a virtual reality system in which he experiences what can only be described as phone sex with Diahann Carroll.
I wish I were making this up.
Those who play doctor on internet forums are generally significantly more in need themselves what they prescribe for others. Physician, heal thyself.
“What ever happened to The Wizard of Oz and The March of the Wooden Soldiers over the holidays?”
I’m 73 and I wouldn’t have gone to or watched that kind of crap at any age!!!
By the way... coming soon to newsstands, and probably a TV near you: The Sports Illustrated swim suit edition, and all the various V shows promoting it... be ready to avert your eyes lest your delicate sensibilities be offended.
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