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Birmingham Parent magazine

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Cussing Baby? Is it Really Funny?

It's been a subject of the talking head shows recently, and my 14-year-old son discovered it on You Tube -- it's a comedy bit featuring actor/comedian Will Farrell and a toddler girl impersonating his landlord with a foul mouth while demanding her rent money.

On the surface, you might think it's funny. But is it REALLY? This little baby is using the b**** word, talking about drinking, getting drunk, having a "buzz," etc. You get the drift. It sure sounds like the baby is really saying everything. I suppose it could be voiced over, but I don't think so.

And what about the baby actor's parents? How could a parent teach a child to talk like that for a joke? How can it be un-taught, and what parent would really think it was funny to hear their baby talk like this?

Will Ferrell is a major comedic talent, however irreverent, but I think this crosses the line. What do you think? Am I just a prude?

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