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'Sazae-san,' world's longest-running TV cartoon show, switches to reruns as virus halts production

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I think showing reruns will be come the new norm for a while. Even recent programs are showing taped shows from the past, which I think is cool because TV was a lot better during the 90's and 00's.

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Maybe now I can win Rock Paper Scissors if I remember the episode.

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If you are trying to show the family in a modern situation, why not have episodes of them quarantining, wearing masks, washing hands and Zoom meetings? lol

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Sazae san is the type of program where they could repeat a whole series and some viewers wouldn't notice.

The most remarkable thing I find about it is that here in Nagano, it always has adverts for Nagano rice and Nagano pork, both from the Nagano JA Farmers' Co-op. Farmers are always complaining about having no money, but here they are on one of the most expensive advertising slots on TV telling inaka Japanese to eat more rice. Make of that what you will.

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Does it really matter? The morals and values illustrated within each episode have been on rerun since day one

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It's nonsense. It seems to be set in some permanent 1960s or something. My family laugh at it, not with it.

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It's nonsense. It seems to be set in some permanent 1960s or something. My family laugh at it, not with it.

LOL...Actually Sasae-san is suppose to be set in present day (at least the cartoon version is), and like the Simpsons, the people never age. I agree that it does look outdated, with Sazae supposedly being only 23 years, but looks as she's in her mid 30's. Since its been on for so long, I guess they felt there is no need to update the character's looks to match modern fashion. Kind of reminds of the Brady Bunch movie.

Ironically Chibi Maruko-chan is set in the mid-70's and yet it seems a lot more modern and up to date.

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The most endearing aspect of this program, as far as I can figure out, is that every character in the family is named after a fish. Or shellfish, in the case of the title's character.

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The most endearing aspect of this program, as far as I can figure out, is that every character in the family is named after a fish. Or shellfish, in the case of the title's character.

@NCIS Reruns

For sure, I thought I was the only one who noticed. Something smells fishy to me.

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every character in the family is named after a fish

The core family (Sasae, Masuo, Tara-chan) and the children (Katsuo, Wakame) have seafoody names, the others are marine-related - Fune, Namihei, Nagie, Norisuke, Taiko, Ikura-chan, Umihei, etc.

Tama the cat is the only family member with a non-seasidy name.

That's species discrimination, that is. Definitely fishy.

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“It seems to be set in some permanent 1960s or something.”

I also used to think it was set in bygone days until I saw an episode that showed a current calendar hanging on the wall. But it’s certainly not up to date either. The landline phone in the hallway is a black rotary phone and I don’t believe I’ve ever seen any character using a flip phone much less a smart phone. Then again some of my neighbors and in-laws in real life are also still dialing numbers on their black phones and have never had a cell phone...

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But it’s certainly not up to date either. The landline phone in the hallway is a black rotary phone and I don’t believe I’ve ever seen any character using a flip phone much less a smart phone.

Yeah, it seems like the whole series is in some kind of time limbo or something. If you look closely, the trains, (like the Yamanote line) are silver with the green stripe. The Yamanote line was a solid green color back in the 70's all the way up until the mid to late 80's (maybe even the 90's), and yet their TV is still a CRT which don't even exist anymore.

Also, in the opening credits. they show Sazae visiting various tourist spots that didn't exist until recently like the Tokyo Sky Tree, for example, so it is definitely suppose to be set it in the present.

But can you imagine if they updated everyone's looks to modern standards? Sazae would probably have long dyed brown hair, and Katsuo and Masuo would probably have longer hair with bangs that covered a third of their faces.

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