Ponder this

Sometimes things hit me all of a sudden.  Be it a belly laugh, unabashed love for my husband or food poisoning.  Or, sometimes, it is a sick train of thoughts that lead me to this post.

TV to me is part of me.  I grew up watching it all the time, and while I don’t watch nearly as much, it still is oddly a comfort to me.  My kids (gasp) do watch TV.  Mind you, they also play tons outside, read, color, etc, but we do allow TV in our home.  So this led me to my thinking.  There are some great little shows out there for kids.


Charlie and Lola.  The sweetest.


Max and Ruby.  Though they don’t have parents (don’t understand why), a very fun show.  Love the music.


Mr. Rogers.  Who wouldn’t want to be HIS neighbor? (Ok, except in that one episode where Lady Elaine turned big and really went ice skating.  THAT WAS CREEPY.)


Well, good old Caillou.  While he is whiny and a pain in the tush, Katie Mei loves his little bald head, so, therefore, I will tolerate him.  For now.  Watch out baldy, your time is coming.

This leads me to my next thought.  Children’s shows are creepy.  C-R-E-E-P-Y.  No?  You disagree?  Let’s look.


Doodlebops.  Ew.  Why?  Why only 4 fingers?  And why?  Ew.


Lazytown- not only weird costumes, but there are creepy puppet kids too.


This one.  What is up with Yo Gabba Gabba?  It is so awful.  I mean the food one itself.  And look at the arms on that green guy.  And what is that hat on his head?  Who thought this up?

I think it comes from the same people that came up with these gems….


I am not namin’ names, but someone I know is still creeped out by the talking flute.  And WHO came up with these costumes? 


New Zoo Revue.  HUH?  And to tell you the truth, I used to watch this show all the time.  With Doug and Emmy Jo.  But what is it all about?  And why did Henrietta always hold that dang handkerchief?

So, I guess all in all, kids shows have always had a creep factor.  I think that from now on, we will stick to good old plasticine.


I don’t know, Davy….

12 thoughts on “Ponder this

  1. I loved Davey when I was a kid. Totally remember that! My kids liked Dora, Diego, Wonder Pets, Berenstein Bears, and now of course, we are getting into Hannah Montana. But I have to say, since we moved to our new neighborhood, they really don’t watch much TV. We still allow it, to a degree, but they are just having fun outside with their friends now.

  2. I’ll add my 2 cents on kids shows. Why do the characters have to speak so poorly? For example… Goofy on Mickey Mouse Club House. It worries me that kids everywhere will forever say “well garsh” and “daffadillies” just to name a few. I find myself correcting the tv everytime he says it! Granted his name is Goofy, but please, cant he just be goofy without bad speaking? Grrr…. Its a great show for learning numbers and colors and shapes, but certainly NOT how to speak properly! LOL! And btw: Charlie and Lola…adorable. Meg’s favorites tho are My Friends Tigger and Pooh and Little Einsteins. As for me, the talking flute… it brings back memories! How funny! I had forgotten all about that!

  3. I read once a few years ago that they are trying to find Freddie the flute. I really did! They don’t know what happened to it. That means that Freddie is out there…somewhere…lurking….
    The Wiggles creeped me out. Something wrong with grown men dressing and acting like they did, eeep! Although the pirate was ok.
    I used to watch New Zoo Review (“comin’ back at you”) also. Henrietta’s hankie was stitched to her hand, thereby making it a permanent appendage.
    Dora and Diego are ok in our house. Don’t care for Sponge Bob or Jimmy Neutron (can’t stand the way the dad is treated!).

  4. Just got your blog from a friend (Caroline) and had to comment on this. We love Davy and Goliath…my husband grew up watching it and now our kids watch the videos we bought. We are in the process of adopting from China… it is good to see your pictures and read part of your story.

  5. Yo Gabba Gabba is awesome. It’s actually one of my favorite shows (not just in the children’s genre). How can you not like a show where Biz Markie has a regular segment that shows kids how to beat-box?

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