Okay. OKAY, seriously. Children's programming is bizarro.
Reed really likes It's a Big Big World, and I have to say that I like it too. That sloth is pretty likeable, and SO calm and happy. I wish I had some of whatever he takes every day to stay that stable and balanced. Acid? Prozac? GIVE IT.
Reed also loves the Teletubbies. I don't mind them either, since I know firsthand how awesome it is to giggle violently at nothing at all.
I get the feeling that Reed will like Sesame Street eventually; he's vaguely interested in it now, but there's just too much going on to hold his interest. I was totally amused last week when I saw a short cartoon in which a guy sang in the style of Bob Dylan, "Hooooow many sheeeeep must jump ooooover my bed befooooore I faaaaaaa-all asleeeeep?" The answer, my friend, was nine. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, NINE!
This one, this one right here, I have outlawed in our house. I had to watch hours and hours of it when I worked in daycare, and I shall not even speak his name for it makes my hair stand on end. Then I found out that Jason broke my trust, he violated everything he's every promised me because he one day said "You know, Reed really likes [this large purple idiot who should be extinct with the rest of his brethren, but instead continues to polute the air with his hideous stink]." But I at least don't allow it in my presence. I allow the olive-eating; THIS is too much.
This one I've never seen, never even heard of, until it was brought to my attention this morning. So far I haven't been able to check it out with headphones, but I'm already getting the hives so I think I'll have to stay away from it. My first reaction was to say, "It's like Jem but instead of being WILDLY hip and cool, it looks lame and kind of scary. Okay, VERY scary." And it appears somewhat reminiscent of The Wiggles, and those guys make me convulse and foam at the mouth, so I think we'll be side-stepping the Doodlebops as well.