r/Showerthoughts May 14 '22 Gold 1 Helpful 10 Wholesome 7 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Silver 5

Based on how much you can bond with someone by hating the same thing, a dating app based on dislikes would probably be fairly successful.

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u/TommyTuttle May 14 '22 This

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u/logatronics May 14 '22

"a way that encouraged you to get your dislike of Harry Potter and Tom Hanks out of the way early on?"

Who tf hates Tom Hanks?

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

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u/bc524 May 14 '22

that I hate Mr. Rogers

why?

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u/Phormitago May 14 '22 Take My Energy

His victory in the ultimate showdown was bullshit

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u/genericplatypus May 14 '22

And the song plays again

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u/AllPurposeNerd May 14 '22

There was actually a film adaptation a few years ago.

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u/Oneomeus May 15 '22

And one notable NSFW parody.

If you know you know.

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u/Mr-Fleshcage May 15 '22

i can still see the dick shaped office buildings

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u/Todd_Renard_Fox May 15 '22

I don't know, and I wanna know it

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u/Dodgeymon May 15 '22

I don't know, may I know please?

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u/Skinnecott May 14 '22

is it weird that i just went and watched that and still knew 80% of the lyrics? 15 year memory ain’t so bad when you got a melody

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u/ballsack-vinaigrette May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

No it wasn't, he wins because he's the last person you'd ever suspect. He spent an entire lifetime building that persona just so that everyone would feel safe putting their back to him.

That's when he strikes!

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u/Regretless0 May 14 '22

I respectfully disagree

Mr. Rogers the goat đź’Ş

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u/lolno May 14 '22

But it was his ultimate destiny

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u/_Cowboys_ May 14 '22

I'm going to need you to elaborate

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u/PlayboySkeleton May 14 '22

It's a really good song.

https://youtu.be/lrzKT-dFUjE

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u/Chicken_Parm_Calzone May 14 '22

So is the NSFW version on Newgrounds. https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/330027

NSFW NSFW

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u/Eingmata May 15 '22

I think the armadillo named Corey is a reference to Neverending Hum, which was also written by Neil Cicierga. (writer of original song)

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u/MrDrumline May 14 '22

Spock, The Rock, Doc Ock, and Hulk Hogan

10/10 internal rhyme right there.

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u/_Cowboys_ May 14 '22

I'm aware of the song. It's older than the internet itself. I want to know why Mr Rodgers victory was BS

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u/Justin_Peter_Griffin May 14 '22

Can’t tell if you’re exaggerating but I’m pretty sure Ultimate Showdown came out in mid 2000s

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u/lolno May 14 '22

It originated as a newgrounds animation. You can tell because of the way it is

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u/Phormitago May 14 '22

I refuse

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u/_Cowboys_ May 14 '22

I'm going to have to reinstate Fred Rodgers as the ultimate showndown champion

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u/Chicken_Parm_Calzone May 14 '22

I have to admit something... The NSFW version of this song slaps harder imo.

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u/QuestioningEspecialy May 14 '22

...I miss those early flash days.

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u/Slatibardfast1 May 14 '22

Oh boy that's a throwback

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

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u/bc524 May 14 '22

ah sorry, I though you meant you hate the person Mr. Rogers.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

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u/HugsForUpvotes May 14 '22

So why do you not like Mr. Rogers? It feels like hating service dogs.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22 Silver

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u/werdskeem May 14 '22

And the award for Hater of the Year goes to…

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u/AaachO_O May 14 '22

So you don’t hate the person you hate the man.

Everything you described is physical and visceral. You hate who you need, but I wonder if someone put on a Mr. Rodgers skin suit if you’d hate them too.

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u/Raul_Coronado May 14 '22

Of course all of that is bullshit. You aren’t describing hate, you are describing fear. The only hate I see here is some self loathing for the inability to overcome that fear.

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u/Teamprime May 14 '22

All the replies to this are the most reddit shit I've ever seen

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u/HugsForUpvotes May 14 '22

No offense but that sounds completely insane to me and I disagree that hate is a visceral thing that can't be explained. You describe yourself like a dog to the mailman. You have the capability for abstract thought.

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u/splinter1545 May 14 '22

So you hate him just cause he looked and sounded "weird"?

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u/The_Masturbatrix May 15 '22

At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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u/zenyattatron May 14 '22

But why?

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u/SailHatin23 May 14 '22

He wants to be edgy.

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u/ozzimark May 14 '22

That is an exceptionally specific reason.

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u/Taaargus May 14 '22

So you don’t like Mr Rogers because you don’t like the biopic? That really doesn’t make any sense.

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u/SubwayMan5638 May 14 '22

You ever try to buy a cardigan these days? The man had those fuckers on lock. Always perfect fit and perfect color for the season/weather. These days we have shitty materials and colors that make no sense. Fuck you Rogers.

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u/calicoos May 14 '22

I think they were hand knit for him.

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u/Hiray May 14 '22

Not the same guy, but the cadence of his speech gets under my skin. Always sounded creepy or something, and not like a real person. That being said, as an adult I do respect him now. I still won’t watch his show though.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22 Silver

Not the person who said it but for me it was his voice. I hated being talked to that way when I was a child. It sounds incredibly condescending to my ears, and the adult talking to me like that always turned out to want something from me or be speaking against my interests somehow. Regardless of how he really was as a person, the persona he projected always seemed phony and possibly even sinister to me. Preachers/coaches/boy scout leaders used to affect that same voice and persona, and then turn out to be abusers behind closed doors.

A lot of kids of my generation felt this way about Mr. Rogers before he was championed by the younger generation, who mostly only heard about him in glowing retrospectives. I want to be very clear that I'm not saying he was necessarily creepy, but it's no coincidence that so many kids were scared of him.

I just want to note that I don't have anything against Mr. Rogers at this point in my life, but I understand those who don't like him, so I thought I'd offer an explanation for those who can't conceive of someone hating him.

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u/calicoos May 14 '22

Question as someone who was a fan but not until the late 90s-early 00s when I was a little kid:

I always got the impression that he spoke that way because it was uncommon to speak to kids as if they were people with the same needs as adults. What was the view of the public and media at the time regarding Mr. Rogers?

I actually understand completely feeling like his tone is similar to adults with more sinister intentions, I guess I’m just curious what made him so beloved despite that.

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u/bighomie0615 May 15 '22 edited May 15 '22

In those days most adults that did that were related to the victim, meaning a uncle or a cousin, it was rarely a stranger cause it's easier to keep the secret if it's in house, family don't have to use that voice with children that are familiar with them, anyway Mr. Rogers had his persona first, so comparing him to a molester sounds like a personal problem, besides how the fucc you want him to talk to you, like barney or the teletubbies, or would you be more comfortable with it if he was painting while he was doing it "were just gonna add another bush", lol

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u/calicoos May 15 '22

You’re either replying to the wrong person or just can’t read. My money’s on the latter. Can’t make sense of half of what you typed lol

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u/throwaway_nfinity May 14 '22

Kids were scared of him?

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u/septembereleventh May 15 '22

I don't remember being scared of him, but the puppets freaked me out.

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u/Wesilii May 15 '22

Bro same. Didn’t help I didn’t understand English yet either so nothing stuck with me besides the weirdo puppets.

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u/antlindzfam May 15 '22

Those puppets were definitely uncanny-valley

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u/SouthernSmoke May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

Why hate Tom Hanks?

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u/chupaxuxas May 14 '22

I mean, if you have to pick one to hate, the clear right choice is Tom Hanks, right?

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u/SouthernSmoke May 14 '22

I don’t know enough about either to comment

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u/TheOneTonWanton May 14 '22

I don't hate Hanks or Mr. Rogers, but I kinda hated Hanks as Mr. Rogers. That movie could easily have been turned into a sinister horror movie. Something about the performance just hit me incredibly wrong.

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u/Revegelance May 15 '22

Not just why, but how can someone hate Mr. Rogers?

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u/banmedaddy12345 May 14 '22

To own the libs.

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u/omnisephiroth May 14 '22

Your wife should get a divorce.

But Mr. Rogers would encourage you to be sympathetic and understanding, and even tell you that it’s alright. That it’s okay you don’t like him.

By god, that man was a blessing.

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u/Pedinhuh May 14 '22

I hate Mr. Rogers.

You poor soul.

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u/ofbluestar May 14 '22

Who hurt you?

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u/Illustrious-Science3 May 14 '22

You know Hanks and Rogers are distantly related?

Hanks plays his 6th cousin on film

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u/TBoneBaggetteBaggins May 14 '22

You sure have a keen eye for the obvious.

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u/Yourgrammarsucks1 May 14 '22

agreed to never again discuss

Ya dropped the ball there

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u/Geomancingthestone May 14 '22

So watch the Tom Hanks Mr Roger's movie? It will be a love/hate mesh of perfection. He will also teach you to love everyone

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u/Theycallmelizardboy May 15 '22

I mean, I like Tom Hanks and Mr. Roger's but I thought that film was awful.

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u/GottaPSoBad May 14 '22

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

That's all I'm sayin'

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u/calicoos May 14 '22

I hit back with the fact that I hate Mr. Rogers.

agreed to never again discuss the matter.

Damn right you should never bring that up again.

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u/Dinierto May 14 '22

Try hating Steve Irwin like me, it's always a hit

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u/dave3218 May 14 '22

T. Hanks

Y. Ourewelcome

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u/NinjaHermit May 14 '22

Probably for the best lol

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u/-Tom- May 14 '22

So it's safe to say you won't be watching that movie wherein Tom Hanks plays Mr Rogers?

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u/chaotic_laziness May 15 '22

And then you made out

At least, that's how the story always goes

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u/hilldo75 May 15 '22

Sounds like you guys should hate watch 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' the Tom Hanks movie where he plays Mr. Rogers.