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Hey, Jessie. No, Really. Hey!

Dear Disney, You know those God-awful children’s sit-coms you have on in the afternoons to try to compete with Nickelodeon’s God-awful children’s sit-coms (and Spongebob)? Can you stop? No, seriously. They’re all really freaking bad. Anyway, the show I have … Continue reading

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In Defense of the Big, Bad Media

I want to take a tiny, inconsequential sliver of the gruesome tragedy in Connecticut and apply it to the broader hatred and ranting I’m seeing pop up everywhere…against the media. And it’s not like this is new. Everyone hates the … Continue reading

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Guest Post – An Ode to Scooby Doo

Today I have an avid Scooby Doo fan explaining to me why the show is great. (Which works out well, since I was never really into it, myself.)   Scooby Doo has always been a greatly popular cartoon and is … Continue reading

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When is Violence Okay?

Do you remember these days? I saw it on my Facebook feed and it got me thinking. Now, I’m going to skip past all the normal stuff, like, how would the originator of this image know that my childhood was … Continue reading

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Favorite Characters

We watch a variety of shows here at various times, depending on when I’m working that day. We switch it up because I can only handle so much of any one kids’ show. They’re fairly irritating, I would say. Of … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 73: Shut It Off

Problem: The TV is on. Again. You needed to make breakfast or dinner and switched it on for the children. And then never switched it off. Or they asked for it specifically after nap, and watched it for ten minutes … Continue reading

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Blast You, Max and Ruby!

My children had an unfortunate affair with Max and Ruby for a few weeks there. I think they’re over it now, thank goodness, but not before learning several bad behaviors. This is from its wiki page: “The episodes present stories … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Cartoon Dogs Talk?

This is a serious question. I mean, sure, some cartoon dogs talk, but of all cartoon species, the dog is often the silent one, full of woofs and pants, but no words. Even the dog in Word World itself has … Continue reading

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The Things that Annoy Me about Kids’ Shows

Being an expert in educational children’s programming, by which I mean I’m a parent who sometimes needs to clean or make dinner in peace, I have some gripes. Most are irrational, some are grudgey, all legitimately bother me. The first … Continue reading

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Want to Go to Paris? Don’t Have a Kid.

Commericials are so ridiculous in general that the one I saw last night hardly even bears mention, but it stuck with me, not only for it’s blatant exclusionary tactics (which, in a commercial, where your audience is women, and a … Continue reading

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