But I’m starting to wonder what the people over at Noggin are smoking.
Some of the programming is actually pretty good. I like Little Bear, except for the episodes where he's having hallucinogenic dreams and flying around the moon. Unfortunately there seem to be a lot of those.
The Backyardigans is a cute show - we even have some of their music on our IPOD. But Uniqua bugs me. A lot.
I never used to mind Blue's Clues really. My son likes it. Then one day my neighbor told me she thinks Joe looks like Pacey from Dawson’s Creek, and that she finds him – hot and now I cannot see him on my television screen without feeling the beginnings of an aneurysm, because - just - NO.
I don’t mind Max & Ruby, but it annoys my husband terribly. Everytime it's on he gets all fidgety, because really, where are their parents? Are they dead? Were they shot by farmers? Kidnapped by magicians? If they aren't dead, why do they leave Ruby in charge of feeding Max, bathing Max and putting him to bed? Are they in jail, hopped up on carrot juice and parsnips?
Lazytown is not right. The puppets are creepy. The music is crazy Swedish disco. Stephanie - is she a Little Person? Because she doesn't age. And there seems to be some sort of inappropriate relationship vibe between Stephanie and Sportacus. The show has successfully indoctrinated my children in the ways of proper nutrition. If I tell Emma to stop eating candy, she knowingly says "so I won't have a meltdown" and if I give her an apple she reminds me that "apples are energy." So thanks for that - - - you bunch of FREAKS.
Oobi is just - - disturbing. (Warning: This link is PG-13. It's basically just Talk Soup showing a clip from the actual Oobi show. It's the Oobi clip ITSELF that is PG-13. We're talking many, many different levels of wrong.)
But seriously Noggin, what in the name of all that is holy is this?
(Update: Oh. My goodness. This is one freaky, freaky world we live in. Fanfiction.net has a whole section devoted to Lazytown stories. Over 285 of them, most of them devoted to "Steph/Sport" love stories. ???!!!???!!! Words fail me.)