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Old 10-17-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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So, my 8-year-old DS is walking around the house today saying "Bow chicka wow wow" repeatedly. Apparently I have Phineas and Ferb to thank for this.

If I tell him that's really not something he should be saying, he'll comply but want to know why.... How exactly do I explain that ? Do I really want to go there ? I can guarantee he's clueless on this one.

I think I'm just going to take the path of least resistance, not say anything, and hope that he forgets about it by tomorrow. I really don't want that call from his teacher....

( Sorry to all of you who were hoping for something more exciting ! )


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the chipmunks say it too
Old 10-17-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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The chipmunks in Alvin and the Chipmunks say this too. I think that it is the sound of the words that amuses the little people.

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Old 10-17-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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I'm glad you posted this! Two of my students were saying this on Friday. I came to the same decision as you. I raised an eyebrow then decided to leave it alone and hope it goes away!
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My kids too...
Old 10-17-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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I hate that cartoon and chimpunks as well. they are so annoying. I finally ahd to tell my kids that saying means kissy time. That reduced them saying it a LOT.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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I finally had to tell my middle school kids to stop it and WHY they had to stop it. A few knew it already but most were mortified.


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Old 10-17-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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i guess I'm more out of it than I thought! or so old that I just don't remember--I do have C.R.S. (can't remember sh**)
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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Huh! I guess I'm out of it too. I didn't know that really meant anything!
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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It means you're about to enjoy some adult to adult alone time
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I knew what it referred to
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thanks to SNL in the 80's, but here are two definitions from Urban Dictionary

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A poor imitation of pornographic like music commonly spouted by the Red Vs Blue Character Tucker when he hears a double entendre related to sexual innuendo.

verbal means of referencing a sexual encounter, act or deed. Also used to identify someone or thing that is sexual.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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Oh great! I believe my 8 year old has said it before! I think I did kind of associate it w/old porn music, but never thought of it as being bad. Live and learn, I guess!


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It's the Chipmunks! They say it in a connotation about romance. It detest them and the movie. Why they needed to sexualize a "kid's movie" is beyond me. That isn't the only part that it's in either.

Phineas and Ferb are harmless. It's part of a peppy little song that has a bunch of different word combinations that are nonsense. I have no issue with that show- it's actually quite funny and I catch myself watching it even after the kids leave the room.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:43 PM
 
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I can guarantee he's clueless on this one.
As am I. I had no idea it meant anything at all.

DS (6) LOVES Phineas and Ferb. In a way I'm glad because his social skills are lacking, and his other favorites are Curious George and The Cat in the Hat. I honestly would rather he told his first-grade classmates that his favorite show is Phineas and Ferb so he is less likely to get teased. We don't let him watch Nick or Cartoon Network.
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Harmless on Phineas and Ferb
Old 10-17-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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On "Phineas and Ferb" it's part of song lyrics when they decide to be one hit wonders with a catchy tune and "meaningless lyrics."

Bow chicka bow wow
That's what my baby says
Mow mow mow
And my heart starts thumpin'
Gitchee Gitchee Goo- Wop
Never gonna stop!
Gitchee gitchee goo means I love you!

And yes, I'm kind of sad I have the lyrics memorized! (It was my daughter's favorite show for awhile).
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oh lawsy, I can't tell you how many times
Old 10-17-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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I've said that. I had no idea!
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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My son is only 5 but I don't let him watch Phineas and Ferb. I didn't even know for sure if it was inappropriate, but I always tell him it is.

I'd let the bow chicka wow wow go. Your son will probably forget it soon.

Sariana, I would guess that most 1st graders enjoy the Cat in the Hat. At any rate, let your son be strong in who he is. In the end, he will reap great rewards from that.
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:18 PM
 
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PHineas and Ferb is great! It is very appropriate and fun! My son loves it....oh ok and so do I!
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I have no issue with Phineas and Ferb.
Old 10-17-2010, 02:32 PM
 
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I actually really enjoy it. I love P & F's creations --- and I especially like the fact that they make being smart ( and resourceful ) cool. For a long time, I resisted my kids' pleas to let them watch it; but a friend convinced me that it's really harmless, so I finally screened an episode. She was right --- it is completely harmless.

There are occasional references that go over the heads of most kids -- usually just popular culture things from before the kids' time -- and I actually get a kick out of those. Even Sesame Street does them. ( Remember Monsterpiece Theater with Allistair Cookie ? ) I suspect the "Bow chicka wow wow" thrown into the nonsense lyrics was one of those; I know it wasn't used in any kind of sexual connotation on the show.

I was more just concerned, I guess, about the phrase and how to address it --- or whether I should at all.
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It sounds like
Old 10-17-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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is one of my DH's favorite shows. He will watch it even when the boys (8 & 10) are gone. I love the layers. Ever watch a Disney movie? Those movies are quite interesting on an adult level.

One of the kiddos in my class was humming "squirrels in your pants" I told him he didn't have squirrels in his pants and he better get to work. My whole class was freaked out that I knew the song. I must seem ancient to them. It doesn't matter that my son is a year younger than them.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:08 AM
 
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That reminds me of a joke. What are the sexiest animals on the farm?





Brown chicken, brown cow!
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:50 PM
 
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You beat me to it! I was planning on posting that joke when I was done reading all the posts. Great minds think alike!
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Joke Confusion
Old 10-20-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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I must be really tired. Please help me get the joke.

Also, Sariana -- I wouldn't worry about your DS's interest in CG or CitH. My 2nd graders (who are WAY too cool for Dora) really like Cat in the Hat. And Curious George is written often at a 3rd grade level. They all like him, too. And they're fans of Corduroy, too.
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:35 PM
 
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"Brown chicken, brown cow" sounds kind of like "bow chicka wow wow" so they're the sexiest animals on the farm...
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Thank you, Mme Escargot
Old 10-20-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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Oh golly...of course! Clearly I am overworked to the point of mental limitations! Imagine how much better education would be if teachers actually had some time to rest and get a clear head!
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