Friday, January 25, 2013

Just a wee social experiment

If you have Netflix, I just want you to do something for me.

Go pull up the kids' movie, "Fred 3: Camp Fred" and just commit to watching the first ten minutes. That's all. Ten minutes. If your husband is around, be sure and include him in the fun.

Then come back here, and leave a comment with your thoughts. Document your physical, mental, and emotional reactions.

(If you don't have Netflix, you can watch some YouTube here. But I really want you to experience Fred in all its glory.)

Be blessed.
Or, maybe cursed.

34 comments:

  1. I am not even going to watch it because I let my daughter watch Fred 2 for about 5 minutes and banned that horrible voice forever from our house!

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  2. I didn't make it 30 seconds. I couldn't handle the terribleness.

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  3. physical: shudders
    mental: i may have lost a few brain cells
    emotional: tears, and not of joy
    I've been shown a couple other of his videos so i knew a bit of what i was getting into. i was not let down. the same reactions as i have always had.
    thanks. really. :)
    Nicholeinantwerp.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh....my...I really don't think there are words to express what I think LOL

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  5. Sadly, I've experienced "Fred" in the past, but fear not...the experience is burned painfully into my memory. I was cooking in the kitchen and my kids were watching "Fred" in the living room.

    Physical: My face portrayed shock and dismay. My ears hurt. My brain fired left and right insisting that this could not be happening.

    Mental: Seriously? Did they seriously pay this kid to speak like this and act a fool? Do kids really watch this?

    Emotional: MY KIDS ARE WATCHING THIS? Accck! What have I done wrong that they are sitting here and not only watching this ignorant, annoying movie, but laughing hysterically at it???

    "Fred" didn't last long, because I honestly wouldn't let them watch it. I don't know if that's the right answer to the "Fred" problem, but quite frankly I couldn't tolerate it. It is literally the MOST annoying thing I've ever seen on any screen.

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  6. WTHeck?!

    Ummmm.... hhmm. *scratching head*

    NEVER, ever, ever again will I watch THAT! I'm thankful my children have no way to experience Fred.

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  7. I already know I can't do it. I've seen the previews and thirty seconds was more than I could stand.

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  8. First of all, "Thank you for coercing me into watching the first few minutes of Fred 3: Camp Fred" SAID NO ONE EVER (hereby referenced by the acronym : SNOE.)
    Secondly, my first thought was "WOW, his throat must hurt from talking that way all day."
    Thirdly, my 3 year old is currently singing the opening number. Albeit, much more prettily.
    Again, thanks. (SNOE)

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  9. There were golden pants...and sparkly pants and suspenders....and that Mother... she's scary and and and...I feel emotionally and physically drained, and scared. And...I feel the need to go shower...that was...that was something..else, and not ok. THAT WAS NO OK.

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  10. 4 minutes. That's all I could take. Physical reaction: I feel like I want to vomit. Why? Not exactly sure. The voice? The gold pants? Not sure. But man, I can't imagine that it's a whole movie - not to mention the THIRD in the series!!!

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  11. I don't really have many words. Except I WANT HIS OUTFIT!!! We don't have netflix streaming, so I had to watch the youtube version. Wow.

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  12. Why? Why would someone create this show?

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  13. Speechless. Both the husband and I. There are no words to describe how we (teachers) feel about it. And we only made it through the opening number.

    Bad. So. so. bad.

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  14. Okay I only watched the YouTube clip, and forgive me if I'm reading too much into this, but aside from finding it annoying and obnoxious, I find it DISGUSTING that youth in America grow up thinking of school & education as a burden. Yuck. I hope my children appreciate the privilege of learning.

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  15. 1:51 seconds. Just the YouTube clip Really? Go all ten?

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  16. I made it through 1/2 of the youtube video. My husband, across the room, said, "What ARE you watching?" That was enough for me to shut it down. How dumb do they think we are? It was horrible.

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  17. Fred is so banned from our house. Terrible!

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  18. I wore that outfit to the grocery store yesterday. Gold lame is appropriate for ANY occasion! ;-)

    Seriously can not STAND Fred...

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  19. They need to take the helium balloon away from that man-child.

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  20. Ick. Couldn't do 10 mins. Wondered if it's because I'm English, but reading your comments, apparently not! Why would you do this to us, Missy? WHY?!!!

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    1. My husband forced me to watch it a couple of weeks ago...and the evil continues to flourish

      muhahahahaha

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  21. We banned Fred long ago.
    I swear I could see the kids losing brain cells while watching.

    Who makes this junk??

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  22. My teens couldn't believe I watched it for the entire 10 minutes and said, "I'm glad you turned that crap off!" LOL. Maybe I should watch it just to irritate them!! Thanks for the laugh!! We've come a long way from Leave It To Beaver! How I miss the Beav!

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  23. Wow, your readers REALLY don't like Fred! I'd never heard of him! I thought it was kind of cute. I looked at a couple more. Fred's Haircut was cute..BUT.. his voice is tooo much! My ears are ringing. P.s. nothing I'd let my grandchildren watch.

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  24. My ears and eyes hurt! I couldn't make it all 10 minutes. It was awful and sooo annoying!!

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  25. 45 seconds, I think. Dear Lord. That's worse than Barney.

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  26. Didn't take 10 minutes for my hubby to exclaim, "Our girls will NOT be watching this!" What is with his voice? Only word I can think to summarize it is weird! And how is it rated 'TV-G'? I could swear that in the roughly 8 minutes I watched I heard the word "Dammit" twice?!

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  27. What in the world was THAT?!!! I made it through the end of the song but I couldn't handle any more. The whiny voice drove me bonkers and there is NO way I could sit through an entire movie. Wow. I want my three minutes back.

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  28. My kids have watched this movie a ton of times...it makes me want to poke myself in the eye - or rip off my ears - and I've told them NO MORE! They laugh and think its hilarious....I think they secretly think its funny because I twitch whenever its on!

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  29. Tortured with that while back in the States over summer with television. NEVER.AGAIN. Nails on a blackboard are more harmonious.

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  30. Missy, I love your blog and all of your posts-serious and fun. However, I have to refuse to participate in your social experiment. I made the mistake of letting my children watch the first 2 "Fred" movies and we are all scarred for life. I have forbidden them from watching the 3rd one or ever watching them again. Forever.

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  31. I thought it was HILARIOUS!!!!

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