Hannah Montana: Yet Another Side of Me

March 5, 2010

Summary: Hannah meets her musical idol, Isis.  Isis insults Hannah’s outfit and tells Hannah that she will need to reinvent herself multiple times if she wants a long career.  This depresses Hannah.  Hannah (Miley) decides to reinvent herself as a hardcore punk rocker.  Hannah does a punk rock act for the Sunflower girls, which encourages bad behavior among the girls (this turns out to be only a dream).  Hannah decides she wants to be herself and continue to be a positive role model.

Theme:  Be yourself and be kind, despite what other people say.

Bad/Hurtful language: Isis insults Hannah.  Rico calls Jackson stupid and refers to his mom as an idiot.  Miley makes old jokes about her father and insults both Oliver and Lilly.

Violence:  A man attacks Jackson over a misunderstanding (the actual attack is not shown, but the aftermath is).

Spirituality/Religion: none

Morality/Ethics: Miley (Hannah) chooses the be a positive role model, even if it is not good for her career longevity.

Sexuality: none

Educational value: none

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Arthur: D.W. On Ice

February 24, 2010

Summary: Emily invites D.W. and her friends to an ice skating party.  D.W. tells everyone that she is a great skater, and offers James skating lessons.  The truth is D.W. can barely skate.  D.W. tries to talk Emily out of a skating party to cover up her lies.  In the end she admits that she lied about being a great skater.  She decides to just have fun at the party regardless of what others think of her skating skills.

Theme:  Don’t worry about what others think, just be yourself.

Bad/Hurtful Language: When D.W. can’t teach James how to skate, she calls James a terrible student.  She later confesses to James that it wasn’t his fault, it was hers.

Violence: D.W. daydreams about catching the Tibbles with a lasso and throwing them to the ground.

Spirituality/Religion: none

Morality/Ethics: The Tibbles destroy D.W.’s snowman.  D.W. tells several lies, first lying about how well she can skate, then lying to try to hide the fact that she cannot skate well.

Sexuality: none

Educational Value: none

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Arthur:  D.W. on Ice