An icon that pops on the screen when ever Barney, Sesame Street, Tellitubbies, Blues Clues, Dora the Explorer, or any other kiddie show that comes on that tells the T.V. "Why did you have to put the show on?! Why?!"
TV-Y means TV-Why?!
by Can of Worms November 8, 2006
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Completely useless rating of several issued to TV shows in the U.S. (the others being TV-Y7, TV-G, TV-PG, TV-14, and TV-MA) that is usually given to shows considered so-called children's entertainment when the TV-G rating more than suffices.
When Shelley saw her cableless TV was mired in TV-Y land, she opted for some fresh L.A. air instead.
by M. I. Orikasa August 28, 2003
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