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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:01 am 
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I just watched a TV show with my daughter called My Gym Partner Is a Monkey (episode 12).
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/ ... index.html
In this episode the main character lies about being allergic to animals and is placed in a bubble but instead of being ridiuled he starts a fad that has the entire school body in bubbles.
Interesting but...kids TV programing is not as good as I remembered it.
Daughter seemed to enjoy it though.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:00 am 
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As a person with food allergies, I'm always a bit put off by the life in a bubble notion.

But at least it does sound as though the message of acceptance of kids with allergies was there.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:00 pm 
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Funny, my sons are watching that episode right now. And ya, not the best children's programming I've seen (kind of obnoxious).

I asked my sons if they wished they could have a bubble, and one of them said yes because he could bounce around, and the other said no, an epi-pen is better.

And I know it's off topic, but we watched Casino Royale last night, and the extremely creepy, vicious, ignoble villain had asthma. Just for once I would love to see the person with allergies being portrayed as strong and heroic. It made me mad :x .

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:38 pm 
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The issue was not resolved well. In fact the plot just kind of fell apart.
I think it addresses a concern that children may have about being accepted by their peers as school approaches.
Like I said, my daughter enjoyed the episode.

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