Doesn’t matter. Parents don’t “parent” anymore. They “free range.” Children now call the shots, particularly in middle class, white, suburban, divorced homes.
They don’t have a bedtime; do what they want, when they want, where they want. Are consulted on what house to buy, where to eat out, what vacations to go on, etc. etc.
My 77 year old strict, old world parents are totally shocked at how three year old Junior makes all the food shopping decisions at the grocery store.
The generation or two before us probably thought the same thing. But honestly, I just don’t see how this old world is going to continue much longer.
Concur, the real issue is the parenting—not the media. Adult Swim is clearly labeled “Adult” and (I believe) its on after 10PM. If parents let their kids watch it just because its animated, then its their fault—not the fault of the show’s producers. The fact is that once a kid has access to the Internet, its game over. They can look at just about anything, including unlimited amounts of porn. Given what’s out there, trashing Adult Swim is a little disingenuous.