Why does a teen have to publically broadcast his passion for Mickey in order to appreciate the character? As a teen I might have not specifically gone out my way to show caring for Mickey but that didn't change the fact I appreciated the character silently. When I got older it became easier to share with others, didn't mean I went through a period where I hated the character like your claiming. The same cannot be said about Hannah Montana or any Disney Channel series. In 100 years we will continue to see Mickey be a prominent symbol of the Disney Company, the latter will be but a distant memory.BS - Mickey and friends get the same treatment. How many 18 yr olds do you know with Mickey curtains and sheets? You can't use teen rebellion as a measure of anything - it by nature is to reject child things and try to act older then they really are.
So all of a sudden my opinion means nothing because in your eyes I've been a Disney nut from birth and it doesn't have any merit on real world situations? How exactly do you come up with this stuff when you know nothing about me or the "larger population?" All of a sudden you've become a statistical expert on how everyone in the world acts? The facts are against you my friend, the fab 5 have proven their longevity and diversity for over 100 years, would love to see Hannah Montana do that.The teenagers like yourself (or just past teen years) who are Disney fans 'on the outside' are the minority and not representative of the larger population.
UMMMMM I Love Lucy is constantly being shown on channel 11. It has great ratings and deserves to be on the channel. Next show is at 5:30PM on Sunday right before prime time.Really? Tell me where they are showing besides niche cable networks like TVLand or Halmark? Or as filler at late night. I don't even see them in any listings currently (with brief searches). These networks show as retro for the older generations - not as relevant to the mass audience or these teens/etc.