What tv show does your child watch that annoys you?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by JashimChando, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Mr Flippant

    Mr Flippant Regular User

    Jan 2, 2009


    Our kid watches what we do and likes it.

    He also agrees with us that All Electronic Shopping spams too much.
  2. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    The worst is Caillou. That kid has got to be the whiniest kid on the planet. Also, my wife and I had a pact that Barney would never be shown in our house, provided I never let the kids watch Simpsons with me. Luckily, my kids have grown out of that kiddie show stage and now mostly watch Phineas and Ferb, which I really enjoy watching with them.
  3. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

    Mar 29, 2003
    Aww..I like Caillou-and I adore the lady who reads the stories...her voice lulls me to sleep...she's sweet! :eek:
  4. Cboath

    Cboath Great Scott!

    Jun 22, 2004
    St. Louis
    I have banned spongebob in my house cause the show just flat out make you stupid. The boy now watched Chowder. THat isn't far off of spongebob so it is probably next. The girls love Backyardigans. That show seems to be pretty good. The songs are well written for the most part, and the concept is good.
  5. marksman

    marksman ID-10-T

    Mar 4, 2002


    Secret Diaries of a Call Girl
  6. Mars Rocket

    Mars Rocket Loosely wound

    Mar 24, 2000
    Sinnoh region
    Chowder is annoying, the Fanboy and Chum Chum show is really annoying....

    Phineas & Ferb can be good at times, and I think Spongebob is funny. The new Adventure Time with Finn and Jake show is spacey, trippy, sometimes really funny, and always weird. That's OK by me.

    How can you beat that?
  7. Alpinemaps

    Alpinemaps New Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    We don't let our 2 year old watch shows that annoy us. So, that answers that question. :)

    My wife and I laugh about this all the time!

    Yay! Someone else that loves Yo Gabba Gabba. I love it. My wife not so much, but it doesn't annoy her.

    Come on...didn't you ever watch Sigmund the Sea Monster or H.R. Puffinstuff growing up? Yo Gabba Gabba has nothing on those two shows when it comes to being created for stoners!

    I have this argument with people all the time. I don't think people give YGG enough credit. Are any of the characters 'pretty' or 'cute'? Not really? They are big giant monsters. And they all get along, and they all have fun. What they look like doesn't matter.

    Instead of cutesy little people or creatures, here are beings that look different. I think it teaches a lot - it teaches all about looking past someone's outside appearance.

    I learn a lot, too. There's one skit on there where Plex (the robot) is trying to get everyone to stand still for a picture. They sing 'Get the Sillys Out', about shaking loose all the sillys so everyone can stand still.

    Isn't that a good way to teach kids (and adults!) to relax, and help understand how to deal with those situations where they don't want to stand still? When she's older, and we've got to be in those types of situations (whether it's standing still for a picture or having to go somewhere and stand in line) - I'll help her get the sillys out to help her stand still for a little while.
  8. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

    Mar 27, 2001
    Holy crap - half a day? I think 12 hours out of 24 is waaay too much TV for any kid to watch. ;)

    When my wife's niece and her two kids were living with us years ago, I would get SO annoyed when Dora would invite the kids to scream at the TV while I was trying to work. Definitely unnecessary.
  9. yaddayaddayadda

    yaddayaddayadda New Member

    Apr 8, 2003
    Fort Mill, SC
  10. balboa dave

    balboa dave well rounded

    Jan 19, 2004
    Wow. Is this the most successful spam started thread ever, or what?
  11. Joules1111

    Joules1111 Not Drawful

    Jul 21, 2005
    I can't stand the Backyardigans. They always seem to make the female characters sound like b*tches.

    Our baby (yes, baby) is entranced by Yo Gabba Gabba. At first I found it appalling, but it has slowly grown on me. Now I get the songs in my head and can't stop them. And the baby loves it, it makes him smile while he is in his play saucer watching his "stories".

    I don't think it is necessarily educational in the sense of teaching kids their numbers, colors, and the like. But there are some good life lessons - like not giving up, apologizing and fixing stuff if you break something (like knocking over a block tower), and trying new things ("there's a party in my tummy, so yummy, so yummy"). They also teach kids not to eat food that has fallen on the floor and how to wash there hands.

    My only issue with YGG is they seem to actually ENCOURAGE kids to go off with strangers and make new friends whether there parents are around or not.
  12. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    I do note that there has been a marked change in my kids' willingness to try new foods. When presented with something they previously would have turned their nose up at, just because it was strange, now more often than not one of them chants "Try it... you'll like it!" and then they each try it.

    On the whole, I dislike the standard Yo Gabba Gabba songs. However, I find that I really like the "Lovely, Love My Family" song by The Roots. I can't help but sing along to it, and would even consider putting it into rotation on my MP3 player.

    DJ Lance Rock freaks me out. My son, too - he loves the show but is scared of DJ Lance. I can't figure out if he's supposed to be normal-sized and the monsters are tiny, or if the monsters are normal-sized and he's a giant. Each episode I ponder this.
  13. Mike Wells

    Mike Wells 24601

    Mar 9, 2000
    Yup. Caillou doesn't come on anymore in our house.

    Some of the episodes weren't too bad, but then it seemed the whining got worse. Then I happened to see the one episode about Caillou's favorite shirt and decided that was never showing again in my house.

    Caillou had a favorite shirt that he had grown too big for. Mom puts the shirt on little sister. When Caillou notices he throws a fit. Mom looks at him, then takes the shirt right off of little sis and gives it back to Caillou.

    Ah, here's a youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rFcw3N4KE0 - take a look starting at about :45 if you can stand it...

    Nothing like teaching kids that you can get whatever you want as long as you whine about it. Of course, the kid discovers the shirt really is too tight and gives it up, but the show regularly gives in to whining.
  14. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

    Dec 5, 2000
    CO via Chi-town
    I HATE that Calliou. The neighbor kid used to watch it, but I wouldn't allow it in our house. All I need is my kid learning how to be an insufferable whiner like that kid.

    Also never did Barney or Teletubbies. Didn't do any TV until after 2 yrs old, actually.

    Currently though, the favorite is Imagination Movers. It's a little annoying, but I don't hate it.
  15. Alpinemaps

    Alpinemaps New Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Wow. That, actually, explains a lot. This show is one of my nephew's favorites. And guess what? My nephew is a whiny little brat. Seriously. I watched that video, and it was as if I was watching my nephew.

    Yeah, I'm not found of 'Backyards' (what my 2 year old calls it). I try not to put that one on.

    That's probably the best summation of YGG I've ever seen. It teaches good life lessons. I like that! (I'm stealing this now).
  16. Joules1111

    Joules1111 Not Drawful

    Jul 21, 2005
    Why, thank you. :eek: Steal away.

    YGG also has the added bonus that occasionally you see things that just make you say WTF, and laugh. Like the dancey dance "Razzle Dazzle" where the lady in the gold lame (sp?) shakes her ta-tas for everyone.

    I tried to embed the YouTube link, but it wouldn't work.
  17. trausch

    trausch New Member

    Jan 8, 2004
    MSNBC. I am a Fox News sorta guy.

    [tongue and cheek mode on]

    I hope this is just a natural form of teenage rebellion (i.e. Dad's a crazy right wing nut who doesn't understand social justice) and not a sign of something more permanent (i.e. they're liberals, gulp)

    [/tongue and cheek mode off]
  18. SullyND

    SullyND L: 31-14 (10-2) TCF Club

    Dec 30, 2004
    Chicago Burbs
    Yo Gabba Gabba creeps me out. They have a dancing condom for cripes sake! I'm glad my son is young enough that he hasn't gotten interested in it yet.
  19. Alpinemaps

    Alpinemaps New Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    San Diego, CA

    What kind of condoms are you hanging around that look that Muno? :p
  20. Joules1111

    Joules1111 Not Drawful

    Jul 21, 2005
    In our house we refer to him as the "dildo" (not in front of the baby, of course). And don't even ask my husband what he thinks Foofa looks like. :eek:

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