Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2 Cent Tuesdays: Teen Cribs

I actually used to enjoy the show Cribs on MTV. I admired the wonderful things and album or in some cases song could buy people. The rappers with their 20 cars or the basketball players with their custom made beds to fit their long legs. Now, I have outgrown this show and for the most part MTV the channel (except for teen mom, I’m riveted). While channel surfing I saw Teen Cribs listed and hit select out of curiosity and boredom. What I saw appalled me. I was under the misconception it was a spin off featuring the homes of teen singers and stars. It’s a spin-off alright but it features children lucky enough to be born to wealthy parents. It should not be called Teen Cribs; it should be called spoiled brats who live in large parentally acquired housing. The kids seem nice enough while interviewing until the end when they dive into their parent’s pool or ride ATVs on their parents sprawling property, then their all “bye losers”. I had no problem with the original Cribs because I figured those people had worked hard to earn it. These kids haven’t done anything yet and the “Cribs” aren’t really theirs. I didn’t own my parents house. I just stayed there until the day I could afford my own digs which were only worthy of a show that could be called “Cribs On a Budget”. In a recession I heavily doubt that some kid is happily sitting at home with his dad who has been laid off and mom who has been cut to part time, standing next to his/her near empty fridge, watching some little 13 year old skateboard from his room to the dining room complete with candy chandeliers and a carousel. Talk about depression factor. I would like the show more if the parents were featured in it and it was called “Family Cribs” or “Yo Momma’s Cribs” because then it would represent reality. The parents have worked very hard for what the teens are enjoying and should be present at all times. But I do not and will not enjoy watching some teen waltz around like scoring in the parental lottery was an accomplishment all their own. Yeah, I’m bitter, but I know I’m not the only one who’s thought this.

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12 comments:

Lluvia said...

I don't watch the MTV channel (I canceled my cable long ago), but I do remember watching this show the featured people that spent lots and lots of money on weddings and sweet 16's. I remember watching one time, where the mom tries to surprise her daughter with a car while they're practicing for her party. Little brat gets all pissed off because she wanted her car on her birthday. She was loud and scandalous and threw a big ass fit! It was so embarrassing. Poor mom.

SweepTight said...

Yuck, I didn't know about this "Teen Cribs" show, but I have watched "My Sweet 16". I wanted to vomit everywhere. These parents spend more money on their ungrateful kids' parties than most people spend on a wedding. Punks. It's no wonder this world has so many entitlement issues. What happened to teaching work ethic and appreciating what you have? I guess it went out along with spanking. If I would have complained about getting a car, my gramdma would have smacked my face for sure!

Sabreena said...

Yeah, MTV has no shortage of brats anymore. I mentioned to Lluvia that they used to have music videos but have seemed to swing towards displaying the worst of our future generations. The world will be a special place when these teens take over.

Mrsblogalot said...

I can't stand those shows. A show called Cribs on a budget would make me happy because that could be on HGTV which I love because they teach you how to do better with what you have. Those other ones belong on the suicide channel.

Sabreena said...

Yes, depression with a side of self loathing. Thanks for the comment Mrsblogalot!

thatgirlblogs said...

the only show worse is "my sweet 16" --they always get new cars.

Brittney said...

Hi! I found your blog thur "6 degrees of blogging" (a meme lol) anyway, I featured you at my blog and I am now following you!
http://brittneymclain.blogspot.com/2010/03/6-degrees-of-blogging.html

Julia said...

stopping by from 6 degrees of blogging!!! your blog is awesome!! :)

(i'm having a fundraiser... $1 for every new follower... if you feel so inclined!)

Julia
www.workwifemomlife.com

*LLUVIA* said...

Stopping by to say "hi" through 6 Degrees of Blogging!

Jackie said...

Stopping by via 6 degrees of blogging as well!

Enjoy your blog! This post is fantastic!

Sabreena said...

So I suck. I did not do this Tuesday, hell I haven't written since last Tuesday. Thanks for all of the comments and I will be getting my shit together this week. Wish me luck because with my brain I'm going to need it.

Twee Poppets said...

Ohhhh man, this is SO true. I think the part about how the teens "waltz around like scoring in the parental lottery was an accomplishment all their own" sums it up oh-so-perfectly.

Oh, and I'm completely riveted by Teen Mom/16 and Pregnant, too! Can't get enough.

(Found you on TPRP and am now following.)

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