Daily Weird #9 (Kids get preview of playboy channel)
Playboy Bunnies for Toddlers?
They say the early bird gets the worm; apparently the early bird also gets an eyeful of tata’s, and hooters, and knockers, and melons, and well, you get the picture.
If you live in Cary, NC and were up watching cartoons with your kid between 6:15 and 8:15 in the morning on March 17, there’s a good chance you were the early bird seeing the hoo-hoos.
Typically, when the youngsters are taking in their early morning dose of cartoons, in the upper corner there’s a preview box to let the kids know what kind of exciting show is coming up next, or later, on their channel. Not so much on this morning. Kids watching Preschool on Demand, and Kids on Demand were treated to previews of shows coming up on the Playboy Channel.
Time Warner is apologizing for the glitch that overrode all parental controls and turned Sesame Street into Sesame Street Walker. While this happened back in March of this year, and there have been no repeat occurrences since that day, studies of the area by local moms have shown that since the Playboy preview fathers have been more involved in monitoring their children’s television activity.
Ok, I made that last part up. Time Warner- helping mothers everywhere, or at least in Cary, NC.
Check out these links for more on this story.
- Time Warner apologizes for Playboy-kids channel glitch :: WRAL.com
While the menu of available children's programming was listed on the left side of the screen, previews showing nude women engaged in explicit conversations played in the upper right corner where previews of children's shows normally would appear.
- Playboy previews accidentally shown on children\'s cable channels | Media | guardian.co.uk
Time Warner Cable apologises after explicit previews from Playboy Channel shown on North Carolina children's cable. By Jason Deans
- Oops! Time Warner Airs Playboy on Childrens Channels | mancouch