MeTV pulls a fast one on viewers
MeTV provides Baby Boomers with the television programming they grew up with that does not have explicit language or scenes. The addition of Saturday morning cartoons was an added bonus and I know more than a dozen Southwest Virginians who say these original Looney Tunes animated shorts (1937-1969) bring back fond memories until recently.
Last Saturday, September 16 there was a new cartoon featuring the rooster Foghorn Leghorn that stunned some local viewers. This character's appearances were between 1946 and 1964 but he has been revamped and was shown twerking and patting his own rear end. If MeTV is going modern this defeats the purpose for which the network came into being in the first place.
Southwest Virginians weigh in
I was not the only one who felt this was out of character as Mickey Lynn who is in his 40s and grew up in SWVA watching Looney Tunes agreed. My 16-year-old grandson asked, "What the heck"? and said the cartoon was inappropriate to air with the original cartoons.
Baby Boomer Ginny Saunders a local resident said she was disappointed that MeTV added the new version of Looney Tunes which she found distasteful. She added that her 13-year-old granddaughter asked her why the rooster was acting out of character.
There is an audience for the new Looney Tunes
This morning, Saturday, September 23 there was a Looney Tunes episode where Bug s Buny was on stage waiting for Daffy Duck when you heard a toilet flush. These things are not horrendous but they belong to a different generation that is not MeTV's typical audience.
There are enough of the original and cartoons that have stood the test of time and can air from now through infinity and beyond. The older cartoons were simply funny without bathroom humor or suggestive dancing. Hopefully, if enough MeTV viewers complain they might remove the offensive animated shorts. You can send your praise or critique to the network by clicking on this link.