Favorite kids shows...least favorites?

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Favorite kids shows...least favorites?
Wed, 08-20-2003 - 2:21pm
I love:

1. Zoomafoo-the one on PBS with the Kraft Brothers and the lemur. They are so easy on the eyes and the animals aren't bad either.

2.Spongebob-sometimes I enjoy it but it is on constantly. Nick has become the 24/7 Spongebob network. I love the one where Patrick goes to school with Spongebob and keeps turning off the light above the egg-"Life, Death, Life, Death" O.k.-maybe you have to see it.

3. Big Bear in the Blue House-I swear their potty training show along with "Once upon a Potty" trained my eldest.

I can tolerate:

1. Rocketpower

2. Rugrats-I hate Angelica but I can tolerate watching the show

3. Dragontales

4. Arthur

5. Wiggles

I hate, despise and have flashbacks over:

1. Teletubbies-I know it is for toddlers but there was one where Nu-nu the vacuum cleaner was touching the Teletubbies in weird places. It was very strange and I was a uncomfortable watching it. Also, like Jerry Falwell, I never got the purple one with the purse. Are they suppose to be unsexual beings? I never understood all the bunnies either.

2. Barney-no explanation needed I am sure

3. Pokeman

I may need to get a life since I just wrote a thesis on the Teletubbies. Perhaps we need to go to the park this afternoon-it is just so hot. It is suppose to be 97 this afternoon.


"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)



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Wed, 08-20-2003 - 2:30pm
I like Spongebob too.. maybe we're just weird. I saw the egg one too, laughed my butt off. I also like Zoboo, and I like to watch George Shrinks too. (I know, weird)

Teletubbies bother me, as does Jay Jay the Jet Plane. The absolute worst, though, is Caillou. I can't stand that show. This is awful I know, but when I found out it was a Canadian show my immediate though was "oh.. that explains it" Not meant to offend any canadians! The kid whines CONSTANTLY and the parents are total wussies. They let him walk all over them, like the kid is the boss and the parents are the children. I'm starting to not let ds watch it, because I don't want him to think that type of behavior is acceptable.

My moms b/f just made me a cd with the Wiggles songs on it, and it was sad because I knew the words to all of them.

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Wed, 08-20-2003 - 3:05pm
Hey-the sermon this week at church was about Daniel and the lions den. I immediately started singing Veggie Tales songs in my mind and could not stop. I am at the bottom of the barrel because I can relate every Sunday School lesson and sermon to the proper VeggieTales movie. Pathetic.


"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)


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Wed, 08-20-2003 - 7:03pm
Madeline and Arthur are my current favorites. I have to admit I also like the House of Mouse. I love Bear in the Big Blue House, and Dora was pretty tolerable, but dd is not too into them anymore. Teletubbies and Barney have only graced my television screen by accident. It's not so much the dinosaur as those incredibly annoying kids. Dragon Tales also bugs me because it seems so saccharine-sweet.
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Wed, 08-20-2003 - 10:52pm
Love: Wiggles / SpongeBob / Out of the Box / Dexter's Lab / Little Bear

Tolerate: Hey Arnold / Pokemon / DBZ

Hate: Yu-Gi-Oh / Barney / Nearly anything that comes on Cartoon Network after 9 PM.


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Thu, 08-21-2003 - 8:02am
That would be ZaBOOMafoo ... lol

I love ZOOM. And so does dd. unfortunately, we don't get to watch much of that stuff.



PB&J Otter

Out of the Box



Between the Lions

I can tolerate:


Bear in the Big Blue House (not Big Bear in the Blue house ... lol)

LIttle Bear


Rolie Polie Olie



Animal Jam


I cant stand:



Caillou (whiniest kid in the frickin' world!)


Any of the Pokemon or knockoffs (tons of those japanese animations out there, uck)

Powerpuff Girls


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Thu, 08-21-2003 - 9:09am
I can watch the show and not even know the title. It is a little scary isn't it?

Kristi-who can not spell and has not idea what show she is watching

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)


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Thu, 08-21-2003 - 12:44pm
I like Zaboomafoo also and here's my list:


1. Arthur

2. Liberty's Kids (PBS)

3. Zoom (I like the science experiments)

4. Spongebob

5. As Told by Ginger

6. George Shrinks

7. Blue's Clues

8. Little Bill

Don't Love

1. CatDog

2. Ed, Edd 'n Eddy

3. Dora the Explorer (gets on my nerves)

4. Rugrats

Can Stand

1. Teletubbies (it gives me quiet time from my 23 month old)

2. Barney (I actually don't mind watching it with my kids)

3. Rocket Power

4. Fairly Odd Parents

5. Chalk Zone

3. Any Japanese animation

Show's my kids have no business watching that I hate but still see some people's kids watching

1. Striperella (w/ Pam Anderson. I laid my godkids parents out about that one)

2. South Park (after they made a piece of crap a character I was affirmed in my hatred of that show

3. The Simpsons

4. Adult Swim on Cartoon Network (again b/c of the Japanese Animation)

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Thu, 08-21-2003 - 1:07pm
Actually, the hosts are Chris & Martin KRATT. DS has always been obsessed with exotic animals, and when people say to us that they think that he'll grow up to be a zookeeper, we always reply that we hope he'll grow up to be a Kratt! I always like to imagine how thrilled their parents must have been when they outlined their career plans ... ("Zoology? And you want to just travel around making animal documentaries? Really, son, I don't think there's a decent living in that.") The two of them have got to be laughing all the way to the bank everyday. They actually have 2 series. The other one is called "Kratt's Creatures," and it is geared toward school-aged children; our local PBS station doesn't carry it, but we bought the the tapes.

At our zoo, they keep the lemurs in a building with a pass-through that leads to an outdoor treed run, so that they can go in and out as they please. The Coquerel's Sifakas prefer to stay outdoors, so kids only see them if they venture down the path that runs alongside the building. It's so funny to hear the word passing from child to child, "Zoboo! I saw Zoboo! Zoboo's back there!" Standing at the entrance to that walkway when a preschool group is there just invites getting trampled.

(BTW, to give you an idea of how into this stuff DS is, when he was about 28 months old, my MIL was with us at the zoo, and she wandered into this area and said, "Oh, look at the cute little monkeys!" DS rolled his eyes and corrected her, "No, Grandma. Sifaka." He's gotten a little more polite about it now, but he still can't resist correcting passerby if they get the species wrong.)

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Thu, 08-21-2003 - 1:18pm
Oh, I forgot! The *real* Zoboo lives at Duke, and you can visit.

If you are going to have your children with you in Durham, perhaps you would like to take some time out to take your children to meet the *real* Zoboo? His name is actually Jovian, and he lives at the Duke University Primate Center in Durham. Here's the link: http://www.duke.edu/web/primate/

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Thu, 08-21-2003 - 1:19pm
The KRATT brothers (Gosh-was I off on that post or what?) came to our zoo about 2 years ago. It was so cool. They are just as cute and knowledgeable in person and they were so nice. Zak loved going.

This year they had Jeff Corwin and I had to miss. I was so bummed. I love his show and he is easy on the eye, also.


Edited 8/21/2003 1:20:04 PM ET by kmgalligan

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)