So tonight is the big MTV Video Music Awards! This award show has always been known for its outrageous performances & stunts. Remember back in the day when Brit Brit & Madge locked lips? How about when Ms. Diana Ross “complimented” Lil’ Kim’s purple dress? These are watercooler moments people! By the way, do offices even have watercoolers anymore? Why can’t we update this phrase to something more up-to-date like “Keurig gathering moments” or something like that? Because the last time I worked in an office building, we all hung out by the coffee maker waiting for that liquid gold to come out & thereby killing time talking about the latest Mad Men or Homeland episode. But I digress…
I am always amazed that parents are shocked by what happens at the VMAs & cry foul when their kids see something that they shouldn’t. Haven’t we learned from past history?! This is not some family-friendly Nickelodeon awards show where celebrities get slimed. This is MTV! It’s the network that brought us shows like Jersey Shore & The Real World. Use your common sense & judgment folks.
I don’t know about you but this Real Mom will not be playing the show live in front of her 8 year old. It’s one thing to explain to a youngster why Charlie’s little friend has two mommies but do I really want to have a teachable moment with my child as it relates to Miley Cyrus twerking around with Robin Thicke? Ummm…no.
Unlike the Emmys, I probably won’t watch this show live especially since it will start at 6pm PST. I generally love to live Tweet big award shows but for the VMAs I’ll probably DVR it. Most likely I’ll check Twitter after my kid goes to sleep & then play it back, fast forwarding through the commercials.
Tell me, are you planning on watching the VMAs? If so, are you gonna watch it live, DVR it or catch it on a rerun (which we all know MTV will have it on an endless loop)?
You make a great point Jen. I am very careful about what is on the TV after bed time. Parents should know by now. In fact, the only channel they are allowed to watch is Disney or PBS. The commercials on other channels can be a little inappropriate too, even during the day.
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That’s such good thinking Cynthia! You’d be surprised though that a lot of parents have that awards show on in the background. Thought this would be a good reminder, especially since it is airing at 6pm PST – which is prime time viewing during the dinner hour!
Alma Bosek says
I won’t be watching it. I have more fun playing games and making it a family night.
Sounds like a great idea!
Joanna Sormunen says
I don’t have MTV in my cable. We only have a very basic so that my son can watch his shows. But if I had, I would watch it, for the shockworth, lol. But definitely without my son (he’s ten). Like you said, not teachable moments.
Agreed, these are not moments for the youngsters. Best to watch when they are not around! I’m sure you’ll be able to see recaps on the news Monday morning (or on YouTube) if there is anything crazy, lol!