August 3, 2005

Sourcing Stable Brats


It’s both pleasing and encouraging to know that television production continues to adhere to high ethical standards, especially when dealing with real-life children.

Child-busters have become very popular on television this year, albeit without the singing, umbrella and witchcraft that made Mary Poppins such a treasure around the family home.

As much as we may gasp and wince at some of the children placed in the naughty corner, it would seem that these precious specimens have actually been screened by qualified professionals to ensure that only the rather normal well adjusted kiddies end up on screen.

"The families are screened by trained counselors," said Mr. Jackson of "Nanny 911." "We look for children who are fundamentally stable and secure and won't be badly influenced by the experience." (New York Times, 2 August 2005)

It’s wonderful to know that only the stable and secure, yet remarkably vile, obnoxious, histrionic, uncontrollable, petulant, nasty, rude, willful and uncontrollable little kiddies are carefully selected to appear on the super child-buster shows.

Alrighty then.

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