Post # 1
I turn the TV on for my daughter between 6:30 and 7, when she gets really fussy. That happens to be when Disney Jr. is showing Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. She loves it, and it’s a nice way for her to wind down before bed.
Anyway, they’ve been looping this Halloween episode for what seems like that last 10 years, and in it, one of the characters invites everyone to his party via an electronic card with a voice recording. At the end of the recording, he says “But nobody ever comes to my parties…why do I even bother.”
First, it makes me so sad.
Second, then, Mickey and his friends spend the next half hour trying to cheer him up. And all I can think of, is if they weren’t such jerks in the first place, they would GO to his parties, and he wouldn’t be sad, and they wouldn’t have to cheer him up!
And so ends my super lame annoyance. Having a baby has definitely diminished my cool factor.
Post # 3
Sometimes at the end of the day I zone out when the girls are asleep and realize I’ve been watching The Muppet Show by myself for 30 minutes. Not that the Muppets are awful or anything.
I had to ban Ni Hao Kai Lan in my house. The panda or whatever it is, is always whining about something. He doesn’t want to go in the pool, he lost his stuffed animal, he can’t win at musical chairs, bla bla bla. Every episode this effing thing was bitching about something!
Post # 4
I banned Yo Gabba Gabba. When they had “lessons” on don’t bite your friend… that was too much for me.
Post # 5
Oh geez, are the shows that bad?
Post # 6
Youtube Yo Gabba Gabba: Don’te bite your friends.. You will see lol
Post # 7
Can’t comment on Yo Gabba Gabba in general (came a little late for my kids, the Teletubbies generation), but as a mother I can tell you some kids really do bite their friends so it’s maybe not as crazy as it sounds. One of my kids did (at age 4), and it was out of the blue.
Post # 8
Doesn’t anyone ever wonder where Max and Ruby’s parents are? At like 2am one morning, Darling Husband woke up and asked why we never ever saw them.
@KatyElle: Darling Husband and I ended up watching Sesame Street after Dirty Delete had fallen asleep. We were even tricked by it? (In like a “Do you know where the bear is?” sense. We answered to mock it, but we were wrong. Oops.)
Post # 9
I am really disturbed by a lot of the kids shows now-adays. I’m not even a parent (yet) and I can’t help but wonder where the shows like Barney and Little Bear went?! Those were good shows for kids, and none of the over stimulation type with odd non-object characters like yo-gabba-gabba (what is up with the bumpy penis character?!)
Post # 10
@Quietserenity: Right? I hope someone is paying that grandmother of theirs, because she seems to be on call 24/7.
Post # 11
@Quietserenity: YES! I’ve already decided that one is already banned from my house when baby arrives. Just watching a couple of episodes with my niece makes me want to tear out my eardrums (I HATE Ruby’s voice), and I spend the entire time watching wondering where the heck their parents are.
Post # 12
I HATE Olivia and the weird hand puppet one. . I also don’t love Fresh Beat Band but then my niece (4 at the time) started saying she didn’t like them because they were too “singy-songy” which is what I said one time so I felt bad and pretend to like them for her so she can again- Now she said “Aunt Sugarsnap! Our favorite show is one” *insert fake excited smile* 🙂
I actually never minded Yo Gabba Gabba, it is catchy (and the kids I watch definitely bite each other at age 3) I also like the party in my tummy “Do green beans want to go to the party in my tummy!? YEAHHHH!!” 🙂
Post # 13
I’ve babysat my friend’s kids for years and I’m really surprised by the kid’s shows these days. Most of my friends wouldn’t allow shows like Ni Hao Kai Lan because of the whiny panda, Max and Ruby because Ruby was always bitching about her brother, Olivia was just annoying. Yo Gabba Gabba was good though.
I’ve got one friend that tells me to turn on Spongebob while I’m watching her 3 year old, and that’ ALL he watches. I’m not a parent, but I don’t think Spongebob classifies as a kid show. It’s not educational at all and just, stupid.
Post # 14
My faves are Yo Gabba Gabba, Dora, Clifford, Sesame Street and if it’s ever on any more, Madeline.
My least favorites are Thomas the Train, Diego, and any of the Cartoon Network shows. Oh I hate them all.
Post # 15
@SouthernGirl: I sleep with the TV on–I used to watch Nick and Nite, which in the morning, would transition into SpongeBob.
Darling Husband decided right then and there that there would be no Spongebob in our house EVER. He doesn’t have many hard and fast rules, but he feels very strongly about that one.
@artichokey: Out of curiosity, why do you like Dora but hate Diego? I’ve caught Darling Husband singing the map song while he was shaving in the mornings. I don’t think Cartoon Network is actually for kids, is it? I always assumed they were cartoons for adults.
And can I just say, “Guess How Much I Love You.” Super sweet book. But the rabbit’s names are, “Big and Little Nut Brown Hare.”
I can’t ever get past that. “Big Nut Brown Hare.” Seriously.
Post # 16
One of the kids I used to nanny loves Yo Gabba Gabba. It made me want to puke. A lot of kid’s television is crap. Sorry.