Wednesday, February 20, 2008

what are your kids watching?

There is this show on Nick, Jr. called "Yo Gabba Gabba" with an extremely skinny DJ Lance who walks around with an old-school boombox and blurts out "Yoooooo Gabba Gabba!" and then four or five life-sized puppets come to life and dance around all silly. The show is pretty trippy but I like it because it attempts to teach the kids how to be nice to eachother and wait in line ("You gotta wait in line. It's only fair to wait right there.") and lots of other good-citizen stuff. The big bonus is that they have kids dancing to segue into the next clip, and there is this kid named Nathan, who can't be older than four, who dances in this frenzy with his eyes closed and he KILLS me. So, to summarize, Yo Gabba Gabba is trippy but a good happy little show.

On Sunday afternoon Daddy and Little Missy were upstairs sleeping while G and I were downstairs watching PBS cartoons. Then, this ridiculous show called Q-Buh or something comes on and it is a total rip-off of the Teletubbies. In my house we do not watch the Teletubbies because I believe it is a silly show with no point, and it annoys me. Q-Buh also has life-sized puppets who dance around by shuffling their feet for a good 3-4 minutes and then that is it. No "Be nice to your neighbor" or "Be respectful at the post office." NOTHING. Then these kids say "Q-BUH!" and they float in a bubble to the park in front of San Francisco's Painted Ladies, sit on the ground and do a dance with their feet. This lasts another 3-4 minutes. The entire show is filled with silliness like this. What is the point? Why are my tax dollars paying for this? That show should be scrapped and the time slot filled "Curious George." Now that is a good show.

1 comment:

Fox Family said...

i know two little guys in edmonds who would give an amen to more curious george! thankfully we have somehow missed the q-bah show! hey if you have it pbs sprout has some good shows too! feel good shows, nothing creepy or weird!
love you guys!
the wa. foxes