Traumafessions :: Reader Jen on Welcome to Pooh Corner

WELCOME TO POOH CORNER. You know, the Winnie-the-Pooh live action people-in-suits show? They had this government sponsored special called “Say No to Strangers,” which I would rent from our local video store time and time again, because I was horror struck…oh yes, it’s on YouTube.

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Professor Von Whiskersen
Professor Von Whiskersen (@professor-von-whiskersen)
13 years ago

A. A. Milne wept.

Seriously…they couldn’t have made up new characters to explain the dark side of mankind to children?

mickster
mickster (@mickster)
13 years ago

What about the use of numerous wonderful cartoon characters in 1990’s Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue? My niece and nephew viewed this several times when they were little. I’m surprised that no one has had a traumafession related to this cartoon. Read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartoon_All_Stars_to_the_Rescue Watch a clip here:

unkle lancifer
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unkle lancifer (@unkle-lancifer)
13 years ago

Mickster,
Wow that is scary! Why is it that every anti-drug program goes out of it’s way to create an environment that makes you feel like you ARE on drugs. Was Alf choking Bugs Bunny for some reason ? That screachy song is now stuck in my head. I think that kid summed it up when he woke up and said “what a nightmare!”

mickster
mickster (@mickster)
13 years ago

Unk, I use to babysit my niece and nephew every Saturday, and I remember when this was first shown. I thought to myself, “What the hell is this crap?” I am surprised that I let them watch it more than once. My rule use to be, “If it gets on my nerves we’re not watching it.” In the summer, I would take them the the local video store on dollar Tuesday to let them rent something; however, they had to show it to me first so they didn’t rent something awful like Barney. Yes, I am a terrible person.

Professor Von Whiskersen
Professor Von Whiskersen (@professor-von-whiskersen)
13 years ago

In keeping with today’s sunny theme of using beloved children’s characters to teach kids about evil in the world reminds me of the infamous UNICEF Smurf commercial:



unkle lancifer
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unkle lancifer (@unkle-lancifer)
13 years ago

Mick, Prof,

I’m just going to make a post from every comment you two make for the rest of your lives!

P.S Anybody notice that the beloved “M.A.S.H babies” are nowhere to be found in the All-stars show?

Corey Convex
Corey Convex (@mrcanacorn)
13 years ago

I still feel like a total ass for believing in M.A.S.H Babies (even if it was only for a couple of minutes).  I’m such an idiot…

And I really wish they were real…