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Do they have any TV shows where white parents beat their kids?


One that was based in the 1970s and later

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I'm thinking there were a couple of them were they may have threatened to just like James did with his.

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On The Simpsons, Homer is often shown strangling Bart...


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On "Welcome Back, Kotter", Barbarino made jokes about both his parents beating him.



Annoying the world since 1960!

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Uh, yeah! Little House on the Prairie, The Andy Griffith Show, The Later I Love Lucy eps with Little Ricky.

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If you mean the physical act, none that I know of. But it was implied in the following TV shows:

- In the pilot episode of "The Wonder Years" (set in 1968, so close enough), Kevin Arnold was about to get a beating from his father, until Kevin's sister tearfully approached them with bad news: their neighbor Winnie Cooper's brother, Brian, was killed in Vietnam.
- "Growing Pains": Ben Seaver called a phone sex hotline and then lied to his father about last month's $216 phone bill by putting the blame on a neighborhood kid for giving out the number. The kid attempted, but failed, to sit on the Seavers' living room couch, thanks to the consequences his butt suffered from his dad after Ben lied.
- "Married With Children": Too many to recall, mostly with Al Bundy's baseball bat.

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Beating and Spanking are two entirely different concepts.

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I don't think James Evans 'beat' his kids. Using the belt is not beating. However, using the belt for minor little annoyances like the man who married my dad's ex-wife is abuse (fuck you, Dale Mowery and burn in hell after dying of cancer).

Sorry, now that I got that out of my system. I think other families (white families) used the belt on tv, such as Andy Griffin Show, I Love Lucy, Little House, The Waltons, 21 Jump Street ( I think).

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