Thursday, May 19, 2011

Most Hated Kids' Shows

Grabbing a button AND a great idea from Mary Lauren at My 3 Little Birds!!

As I have been a parent (and apparently a pretty lazy parent!) for almost 16 years, I have been subjected to many, many hours of truly nauseating children's (for the sake of brevity, we will limit this to pre-school age shows) programming. Listen, I'm not defending my choices, but I've been pregnant NINE times, so that counts for about 27 months of horrendous morning sickness and debilitating exhaustion all while watching young children. Hello! TV was my only friend!

Over those years, there have been a few shows which I have truly loved: Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Arthur, Wallace & Gromit,  and Raffi. However, there are a LOT of shows which qualify as "mediocre at best" and "jaw-droppingly awful". But the Mother of all truly horrendous childrens' shows has GOT to be... BOOBAH.
Go ahead, watch the intro.
Remember, this is just the INTRO to the show.
There is 30 whole minutes of that crapola AFTER that......
Are you back? Are you blind? Do you want to be?
If you were a child, would you be insulted that someone thought you were stupid enough to be entertained by that? As a former child and mother of current children, I am beyond offended. Shocked, sickened, discouraged, angry.... all those emotions come to mind when I am forced to look at this.

Fortunately for me, my children took one look at this show and ran crying and screaming from the TV. Now, if only I could get them to do that when this dude comes on the air.