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Things in kids programmes that annoy/baffle you

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ipswichwitch Thu 07-Aug-14 15:58:00

DS1 loves Curious George. Recent episodes have had:
George getting a seat on a plane - so he can seemingly bend all animal transport and quarantine rules.
George being left in charge of a sweet shop- apart from environmental health laws and all the hair setting in the chocolates, the owner is shocked to find he's given most of the sweets away. HE'S A MONKEY FFS!
George allowed to mind a birthday cake in an Italian restaurant with all manner of mayhem involving a very stupid dog. How that restaurant is still open is beyond me.
George gets sent to outer space and all the scientists freak out that he's let all the creepy crawlers out the box in the space ship. Again, HE'S A MONKEY FFS.

I know in the grand scheme of things it's petty, but for some reason really gets my goat. What does your head in on kids TV, and which programmes would you gladly see the back of?

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 07-Aug-14 16:02:38

Just where are the parents? Dora goes wandering milked with only a monkey for company and a fix that gets in her way every time. She navigates hazards that should be supervised by adults.

It seems they ditched her when the twins came along

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 07-Aug-14 16:03:02


Marcipex Thu 07-Aug-14 16:05:33

Iggle Piggle with no life jacket.
Peppa Pig with sausage sandwiches in her lunchbox.

Sausage sandwiches shock

ipswichwitch Thu 07-Aug-14 16:10:55

Cannibalism? On kids TV?!?!?! Won't somebody please think of the children!!

trikken Thu 07-Aug-14 16:19:10

Mike the knight's family. Mum is queen, mike is knight, sister is a witch and dad a night. Doesn't seem right to me.

trikken Thu 07-Aug-14 16:23:37


Just what kind of post apocalyptic world are rosie, will and holly living in? Blue bears, rabbits, talking animals and trees, all in ott multicolour.

TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Thu 07-Aug-14 16:30:44

There's an episode of Little Einsteins that features a kangaroo bouncing into outer space with a goldfish bowl on its head to recover some jumping beans to make soup for their rocket. Surely if the Little Einsteins were indeed Little Einsteins, they would have an inkling regarding the laws of physics? It should have been titled Little Stupid People.

dannydyerismydad Thu 07-Aug-14 16:33:18

I get the heebie jeebies every time Raa Raa chases Zebby. It won't end well for her.

PrueDent Thu 07-Aug-14 16:36:13

Really shock. Sausage sandwiches in Peppa Pig? I don't recall seeing any meat in PP!

TheMaw Thu 07-Aug-14 16:38:25

I fucking hate Mike the Knight for no reason I can articulate. It's just so shit.

Remembermyname Thu 07-Aug-14 16:39:57

Where are Sarah (and Duck)'s parents? How does her friend Dave have a pet flamingo?

As with Curious George, in the episode where Sarah and Duck agree to deliver the bread, how could her bicycle trailer be considered sanitary with a duck in it? When Duck ate the bread and they made some more, did they follow the proper hygiene regulations?

should probably stop watching sarah and duck

dannydyerismydad Thu 07-Aug-14 16:40:25

And Chuggington. It's a nightmare hotch potch of tracks which is an accident waiting to happen, services by a million trains, but never goods or passengers.

JimmyCorkhill Thu 07-Aug-14 16:44:14

Topsy and Tim's perfect behaviour. And that of their friends too. Where are all the arguments over toys and snatching and random tantrums? And why do they refer to the friends by first name and surname? DD1 doesn't know anyone's surname but her own.

KingJoffreysBloodshotEye Thu 07-Aug-14 16:44:31

Horrid Henry's mother.

She needs a hair wash and a slap.

I'd like to see her have a make over, ditch the husband and find herself a nice female companion instead.

PrueDent Thu 07-Aug-14 16:45:43

What about the way Peppa, George, and family all jump out of the car when they arrive at a destination. No one needs to help 2yo George unstrap his seatbelt and no one opens any doors. It annoys me.

Oh, and in the Bubbles episode of PP the clock shows 9 o'clock and Peppa and George are eating breakfast and having fizzy orange with it. They are 4 and 2 and have fizzy orange for breakfast. Great example for children!

MrsMikeDelfino Thu 07-Aug-14 16:46:50

Me Too programme. Are all the adults that insanely forgetful stupid that they forget the way to work EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING?!

DefiniteMaybe Thu 07-Aug-14 16:47:12

Jimmy my ds refers to all his friends as first name surname because that's what his teachers call them.

Yesyesanamechange Thu 07-Aug-14 16:47:18

Not cartoons but kids magazines. This drives me nuts.

Why are the disney princesses always in their dresses? Do they not own other clothes? Going for a walk in the woods? Wear a ball gown? Judging a cake competioton? Wear
Your one ball gown!

Also has anyone else noticed how Cinderella has become 'Barbie'd' and their hair and dresses have become a lot more frou frou.

CallusMcNarr Thu 07-Aug-14 16:50:00

Mr Maker-"I am a shape" ok so far, but then "I am a square". No you're fucking not mate, you're a cuboid-not even a fucking cube.
Boils my piss every time.

AnnaLegovah Thu 07-Aug-14 16:51:11

I want to know how Disney princesses manage to have a dump when they wear those huge frocks all the time.

MonkeyDLuffy Thu 07-Aug-14 16:51:21

Who lives in the other houses in Ponty Pandy?

ShutTheFuckUpBarbara Thu 07-Aug-14 16:52:26

For what it's worth, train movements in Thomas the Tank are very realistic according to DH.

<cough geek cough>

MonkeyDLuffy Thu 07-Aug-14 16:53:44

Why don't the elves of the little kingdom rise up and over throw the oppressive fairy regime?

Subhuman Thu 07-Aug-14 16:55:04

I want to know how Disney princesses manage to have a dump when they wear those huge frocks all the time.

Why do you think the frocks are so wide? wink

trikken Thu 07-Aug-14 16:58:01

Sofia the 1st should just be called sofia.

confusedgirlfromtheShire Thu 07-Aug-14 16:59:10

Can I have one from a book? It's the Tiger Who Came to Tea. I think the mum gets off really lightly. First she opens the door and lets a fucking tiger in the house, which is arguably quite an unsafe decision. Then she serves it afternoon tea, which she was going to have with Sophie. Poor Sophie - just how much sugary crap was on that table?? Were they going to plough through the lot? If so, it clearly wasn't that long before dinner-time either. This is another example of her poor parenting.

Then, she allows the tiger to trash the house and eat everything while standing wetly on the sidelines. Then the poor dad gets home, probably knackered after a hard day at the office, and he's got no bloody dinner because of her. And instead of being mad, he's a nice bloke and takes them all to the cafe (I bet the mum didn't put her hand in her purse for that, either). Then it's a load more expenditure just so she can stock up the cupboards again.

She could have avoided all this by telling the Tiger firmly to fuck off, or throwing a single bun in his direction before closing the door on it.

The family set up in several of DS's programmes annoy me. I can't figure out if the female in 'Boj' is the sister or the mother & wtf is the thing who looks after Bing??

I actually googled the koala brothers so I could find out what animals the other characters were supposed to be!

coppertop Thu 07-Aug-14 17:00:50

In Peppa Pig they have a doctor and a vet. Why??

Idontseeanyicegiants Thu 07-Aug-14 17:01:30

Adventure time. I love it but it's 25 minutes of WTF from start to finish.

PonyoLovesHam Thu 07-Aug-14 17:04:02

Are there really sausage sandwiches in peppa pig? I've only ever seen veggie food - carrot soup, spaghetti and tomato sauce.

My mum once asked if peppa ate bacon sandwiches then looked horrified when she realised what that would mean grin

WipsGlitter Thu 07-Aug-14 17:05:14

In the Tiger Who Came To a Tea, I suspect mummy was the one who drank all daddy's beer and then concocted a story to cover that she was trollied and why house looked like a shithole. I think he has a very resigned look when they're going to the cafe.

PonyoLovesHam Thu 07-Aug-14 17:05:14

I love adventure time icegiants smile

Rafanderpants Thu 07-Aug-14 17:08:09

annoying- the 'is it this or is it that' song in Carrie and Davids popshop.

even DC shouts at them to SHUTTUP!

dannydyerismydad Thu 07-Aug-14 17:09:59

How is Postman Pat married to Gail from Corrie?

confusedgirlfromtheShire Thu 07-Aug-14 17:10:49

Ooh, that is an interesting interpretation, WipsGlitter....

Idontseeanyicegiants Thu 07-Aug-14 17:12:01

We enjoy all that surreal stuff like Gumball. Adventure Time and Fosters home for imaginary friends but can't help wondering what the writers were smoking when they put the show together grin
Another one: the Wise Old Elf and Nanny Plum. Just get it on already!!

ChilliMum Thu 07-Aug-14 17:15:31

I have always been a little bit intimidated by miss rabbit. Is there no job this rabbit can't and doesn't do!!! It wasn't until my second child that I realised miss rabbit and mummy rabbit were not one and the same, a sort of superhero single mum.

BigfootFiles Thu 07-Aug-14 17:16:24

Any kids programme where the lazy artist/animator gives the spider 6 legs instead of 8. Start looking and you see them everywhere.

That 64 Zoo Lane, in the song where it's showing the animals and singing about them - it says "some are slimy" and shows the snake. Snake aren't slimy!

trikken Thu 07-Aug-14 17:19:33

Yes to WipsGlitter. I think this too.

Cheebame Thu 07-Aug-14 17:21:29

That's the thing that annoys you about 64 Zoo Lane, BigFoot?

Not the fact that the kid escapes to the zoo next door every night and hangs about with dangerous wild animals and no-one notices?

Or the fact that all the animals seem free to mix with each other in this so called zoo?

Or the fact that it's, well, rubbish?

Cheebame Thu 07-Aug-14 17:24:26

Octonauts - why does Dr Shellington sometimes wear a wet suit? He's a sea-otter.

MrsEdinburgh Thu 07-Aug-14 17:30:31

I want to know why Teal has to sleep in a tree whilst Abney has the luxury of a shed with a roof.

And why is everyone so daft in Balamory apart from Penny Pocket.

And when does Granny Murray ever get a rest or time to do anything as she appears to work 24/7.

ISpyPlumPie Thu 07-Aug-14 17:46:51

Norman Price TWOC-ing a fire engine and receiving a mild rebuke. Surely a spell in a young offenders institute would be more appropriate?

Also yy to lack of parental supervision in general. Even DS1 (4) asked "do they actually have a mum or dad?" during an episode of Sarah and Duck.

sj73 Thu 07-Aug-14 17:56:37

Topsy and Tim are about to start big school. Despite being about 9.

Carrie and David's pop shop is the most annoying show on earth! DH has a problem with the way she jiggles her boobs in the warm up song and I think "I'm getting the feeling!" is also just wrong!

ipswichwitch Thu 07-Aug-14 18:20:39

Yy to Norman in general. Why in every episode do Fireman Sam and the crew have to keep rescuing him when frankly he should have been put in a young offenders institute (or at least grounded forever..) I'd have let him float off to Greenland in that boat....

ipswichwitch Thu 07-Aug-14 18:22:00

Also, how Doc McStuffins is the only one who seems to get that toys need new batteries occasionally. Or need filling up again with bubble mix/water/whatever.

JellySnakesLadderedTights Thu 07-Aug-14 18:24:33

Gina's accent in The Dumping Ground gets on my nerves.

ipswichwitch Thu 07-Aug-14 18:26:48

And any programme where cartoon animals have other animals as pets. How the hell does that work?
<blows mind>

Weezie85 Thu 07-Aug-14 18:32:16

Ok, what about Little Princess. My OH has a theory they are actually in a mental asylum. The princess wears a nightie all the time, the king is clearly meant to be a typical older bloke, the queen wears an apron, the mayor lives with them in the castle, the sergant has a pretend horse and the general lives in the pond. I swear the only sane one is the gardener.

HolyDrinker Thu 07-Aug-14 18:33:37

Dirt Girl World on Cbeebies freaks me out. Those insects with human heads and lisps. Stuff of nightmares. As is Spud from Bob the Buider.

startwig1982 Thu 07-Aug-14 18:37:39

The whole scale thing in ITNG. Really annoys me that Iggle Piggle fits in the ninkynonk when he's clearly much bigger than it.

Plus dip dap is not very bright.

What is the point of the drivers in Thomas and friends? When Thomas decided to ignore the "track broken ahead" sign, went through it anyway and then crashed into a ditch - should the driver not have thought "hang on a minute, I'm going to crash here" and stopped?

FoxSticks Thu 07-Aug-14 18:53:23

That is an amazing theory Wheezy!

Why hasn't Postman Pat been sacked for constantly allowing sheep to eat the mail? I saw the film today and guffawed several times when they said he was their best postie - god knows what yhe others are like.

ipswichwitch Thu 07-Aug-14 19:35:58

Fox we saw the film the other day and I wondered why they all thought he was an amazing postie. They probably don't get their post anytime before tea, what with all the sheep rescuing and stopping to chat. Any why the Jeff does he have a helicopter? Is he now Postman Air Sea Rescue Pat?

FoxSticks Thu 07-Aug-14 19:41:59

God knows about the helicopter, and the only reason he has the off roader is to save sheep. No wonder they needed to cut costs when they were frittering money away on all those vehicles.

It was a strange filme though wasn't it? Postman Pat meets the terminator. And mild peril my arse - my poor toddler was terrified!!

Snatchoo Thu 07-Aug-14 19:43:52

jellybeans apparently mimi is Boj's mum. I checked on the website for no other reason than it was annoying me too! probably wouldn't be so bad if not for DS3 slight obsession!

Armi Thu 07-Aug-14 19:49:13

Three things:

1. How early does Miss Hoolie (in Balamory) have to get up before nursery to do her hair?
2. Where did she get her green mac from because I'd like one?
3. Is the Tiger Who Came To Tea a conspiracy between Sophie and her mum because her mum can't be arsed to cook and wants to go out for sausages and chips instead?

InTheNorth123 Thu 07-Aug-14 20:05:04

The ninky nonk on ITNG. It isn't to scale, not even slightly! The characters get in, and it's huge. When they're stood next to it/chasing it etc, it's absolutely tiny!

And the pontipines. A family of ten in a one bedroom house, and we never see an argument. Really?

MinionDave Thu 07-Aug-14 20:10:55

Icarly. Where do they get the money for that huge apartment, surely their dad doesn't earn that much in the airforce? And why hasn't someone slapped Sam yet?

Sam and Cat annoys the shit out of me, who would leave their DC with those two??

CruCru Thu 07-Aug-14 20:14:09

The mum on Topsy and Tim is weirdly nice. She is clearly having an affair and is compensating through guilt.

The helicopter on Postman Pat is also quite annoying. I went to school with a bloke who is now a postman and they have a crappy van with a hole in the roof.

Also, is he a single dad? They never refer to his son's mum.

Charlie and Lola. Enuff said.

Idontseeanyicegiants Thu 07-Aug-14 20:17:41

Why are all the horrible people in iCarly, Sam and Kat , Jessie and the rest of that shite English? Every single time the bad guy has a really bad English accent.
DH gets irrationally annoyed with the size issues in ITNG grin

FoxSticks Thu 07-Aug-14 20:23:44

Rastamouse. I struggle to understand it because I'm not down with the kids.

ChineseFireball Thu 07-Aug-14 20:26:44

Swashbuckle. A ship's mess isn't a pool of slime and fish bones. Aargh.

m0therofdragons Thu 07-Aug-14 20:32:45

Postman pat is bloody useless at his job and should have been sacked years ago.
Charlie and lola's parents let their older son do all their parenting.

m0therofdragons Thu 07-Aug-14 20:37:03

Oh yep itng scale thing bugs me but then I can't stand anything about it.
I love the theory about little princess being am asylum... dh and I have discussed it to.

AndWhat Thu 07-Aug-14 20:45:33

Where does Iggle Piggle get the electricity for the lightbulb on his boat? Also how can he navigate the boat whilst he's asleep? Surely he gets lost!
Curious George is so frustrating he's so naughty and disobedient but it always works out for him and he gets rewarded!
Also how big is DocMcStuffins playhouse? Have you seen the size of the fish tank!?!

Doodlekitty Thu 07-Aug-14 20:47:29

Itng! Why is it fine tjat the Pontypines have to go home without their children AGAIN? And howcome Mr and Mrs get lovely food and the children get grubby slops (or whatever they call it). And what dis the Watingers do deserve not getting a goodbye

Curiouslyhopeful Thu 07-Aug-14 20:51:32

Isn't the tiger who came to tea based on the tiger really being a Nazi?

I can't cope with 'I can cook!'. The whole show gives me the rage. smile

Curiouslyhopeful Thu 07-Aug-14 20:52:56

Oh, it annoys me that the pontypines parents don't share a bed. You don't get that many kids by sleeping separatelywink.

buddles Thu 07-Aug-14 20:57:15

Haha yes what is Flop, the thing that looks after Bing - and how is he always so calm about everything? And why does Pando always take off his shorts?

Carrie and David is the worst show ever! Does anyone else cringe when during the 'jump' song carrie is jumping in high heels? That would kill my feet.

Dirtgirlworld shudder

Wtf is up with tony welch?

Rowboat Thu 07-Aug-14 21:02:26

Cru Pat isn't a single dad, he's married to Sarah who works in the cafe with Meera's mum.
Yes, The Tiger who came to tea is a holocaust allegory I think.

Rowboat Thu 07-Aug-14 21:07:31

Pat really annoys me, his incompetence knows no bounds. Also Mike to spoilt brat and his disfunctional family. If his mum is the queen, where are the servants and why does she make her own blueberry pancakes?

ipswichwitch Thu 07-Aug-14 22:03:11

How come Mickey Mouse is the same size as Donald Duck, and Pete (who is a cat) is bigger than Goofy (a dog)?

I wonder what drugs you need to be on to come up with kids programmes.

Fox, the phrase "mild peril" always makes me snigger. Even so, the Patbots were a bit Terminatory.

ipswichwitch Thu 07-Aug-14 22:05:06

Why does the island of Sodor need so many trains? You could walk across it in an afternoon

fairgame Thu 07-Aug-14 22:13:48

I hate everything about Tracey Beaker.

Loads of kids crammed into a 'fun' childrens home, i've worked with kids in childrens homes and its not like that at all. They all come and go as they please and have minimal supervision. Not one of them kids ever goes to school and they all have an attitude problem.
And then when she gets old enough to leave the childrens home, she goes back and gets a job there! After all the trouble she caused! And how has she got any qualifications if she never went to school?

SquattingNeville Thu 07-Aug-14 22:33:14

I love a good annoying children's TV thread grin

Zou - if you're going to go to all the effort of making the world as human and realistic as they have, then WHY use bloody Zebras with hooves. At least in Peppa artistic license is used to give them thumbs, because they're cartoons. The Disney Junior is banned in our house, there is not a single redeeming programme.

Dr Ranj and his eyebrows will turn a generation of preschoolers into hypochondriacs.
Don't start me on Mike the entitled Shite or Chuggington.

NorahBone Thu 07-Aug-14 22:51:07

Who's funding the Octonauts?
What organization is Pat working for? - I've seen him use a helicopter to deliver one pair of ice skates. The Royal Mail can't deliver a letter before midday.
Always bothered me that Fireman Sam got hit in the eye with a fire hose and didn't even get a black eye.
I don't even know where to start with Chuggington.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 07-Aug-14 22:55:06

Why name a kids tv show with what honestly sounds like "Sack and Crack"?

TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Thu 07-Aug-14 23:24:42

How come amongst all the empty houses in Pontypandy there isn't a single clothes shop? All the characters wear the exact same clothes, day in day out.

Even when Trevor drives his bus onto the middle of the frozen pond in the snow and they decide it would be a jolly good idea to build a fire on the ice to keep warm, they're all dressed in their summer clothes without so much as a mitten between them.

Actually, there's no school in Pontypandy either - that could explain a lot.

FoxSticks Thu 07-Aug-14 23:28:28

This is just a pure annoyance one - the littlest neurone has a voice that grates every one of my last nerves. It makes me want to pound my fist down on him.

cakesonatrain Thu 07-Aug-14 23:38:17

All the train movements all over the fucking place with no conversation with signallers really annoys me in Chuggington.
Actually, the whole thing is shite, but that's the most identifiable element of the shite.

flappityfanjos Thu 07-Aug-14 23:45:27

Yesss, Postman Pat's incompetence drives me up the wall. He is a fuckwit and yet everyone applauds him when he finally delivers some package that's been thrown in a river, dragged through a cowpat and chewed by rabid weasels. FIRE HIM ALREADY.

Although you know what, I love that Sarah and Duck just rampage about on their own (though voice man does put cakes in the oven for her, doesn't he?), and I like the way the Ninky Nonk changes size. Cause that's kind of how DD thinks, or did at ages 2 and 3 anyway. Of course she can drive to town in her tiny toy car. Of course she can go and live in a house on her own and have adventures. I love the way preschoolers can bend reality so comfortably. <witters>

Tvseemstobemyhobby Fri 08-Aug-14 00:42:37

I was so stunned at the posts about Tiger who came to tea/Nazi/holocaust I had to go and Google

Curiouslygrumpycola Fri 08-Aug-14 07:40:22

Tv, it's an interesting story isn't it?

Why does Norman never get in proper trouble. 'Sorry Mam' excuses him from everything. Even stealing a fire engine.
Sam is a little too perfect and condescending for my liking. Who do you think would play him in a movie?smile

melonribena Fri 08-Aug-14 08:17:04

Everything's rosie is totally baffling.

I don't understand the premise, it's a hodge podge of random characters who live in a random location. It makes no sense and really irritates me!

curiousgeorgie Fri 08-Aug-14 09:40:25

Mouk drives me crazy. (Apart from the theme tune which is amazing.)

Who are these kids and how are they funding their jaunt across the world on bicycles?! Where are the parents? And how does even the most remote location they visit have perfect wifi and signal when I can't even use my phone in the kitchen?

Totally agree about Doc McStuffins playhouse, it's better than my actual house.

curiousgeorgie Fri 08-Aug-14 09:41:36

And aren't Doc's parents getting a bit concerned that she only role plays as a doctor and aren't they aware that they are totally enabling her by building her a clinic?!

ipswichwitch Fri 08-Aug-14 10:02:42

Doc's parents seem totally unconcerned that she's spending all day in her clinic playhouse, talking to her toys. They even letter out there at night because she has a "patient" in there to check on.

I have absolutely no idea what the hell Mouk is meant to be about. Even 2yo DS1 looks at it in disbelief!

Mike the Knight had a really annoying face. I had to resist the urge to punch the Mike dolls in the face when I was in Tesco earlier!

ipswichwitch Fri 08-Aug-14 10:03:07

Let her not letter

Everything about Balamory. How anyone reached adulthood being so inherently stupid is beyond me. Miss Hoolie has an appalling memory - she doesn't remember your name from one day to the next, I'm not sure I'd be confident in leaving her to supervise my children. Does she have ANY other nursery workers?
And Archie's inventions are frankly, shit.

As for in the night garden... they can all fuck off. Iggle Piggle is an imbecile and Uspy Daisy is a hooligan. All this seems to be able to teach children is that a) a sense of scale is optional, and b) you only need to be able to repeat your name over and over and over and over again to communicate with people.

BalloonSlayer Fri 08-Aug-14 17:16:25

The episode of Zou when the grandma zebra was making a big fuss about who was going to help her wash a sheet . . . they were all trying to make excuses . . . there was a washing machine clearly visible in the kitchen! And grandad zebra saying he had travelled and seen lots of wild animals. What like zebras, and that? hmm And of course everyone's name has to begin with a Z because they are all zebras. Well actually that makes perfect sense, I made sure all my children have names beginning with H because they are humans. It's the law.

curiousgeorgie Fri 08-Aug-14 17:19:49

It always bugs me that everyone has alliterative names except for George Pig....

PrueDent Fri 08-Aug-14 18:13:30

Curiousgeorgie I give you chloe pig and Alexander pig.

Why does the clock in Peppa's bedroom always say 7 o'clock?

Horopu Fri 08-Aug-14 19:35:00

I can't name a specific book but I've seen/read it more than once somewhere . I really annoys me when it is someone's birthday and everyone pretends to forget so they can give them a surprise party later. So the birthday person spends all day feeling miserable and unloved just so they can have a bit of fun later. Always seems mean to me.

LittleMissGiggles1980 Fri 08-Aug-14 19:35:32

Why does Mr Bull hang round the playgroup when he doesn't have any kids? Creepy.

jocelyn4 Fri 08-Aug-14 23:22:27

Also can't stand Mike, he's sexist and arrogant.

But Waybuloo (or however you spell it, can't be bothered to look it up)... How can anyone see what yoga moves they're doing with such ridiculously tiny limbs compared to their oversized bodies and heads??!! Please tell me is not just me who finds this annoying.

Then the Tweenies... Enough already

Redcoats Fri 08-Aug-14 23:40:28

Why would you have a school on a cruise liner? Just why? And why are there only 6 students? Is that not a little uneconomical?

And why would you hire some random girl off the street to nanny your children. You know they don't go to school, and just get in trouble all the time and the nanny just stands about swishing her lovely hair.

MeanAndMeaslyMiddleAges Sat 09-Aug-14 00:43:45

I think Mimi in Boj is Boj's step mum (hence he calls her 'Mimi'). My 2yo actually has a bit of a crush on her. He calls her 'mummy Boj' and goes all silly when she's on the screen. Are they meant to be bilbies?

TraceyTrickster Sat 09-Aug-14 02:54:03

we watch MI come all the baddies converge on a single high school.
Why does the school only seem to have one class?

And why does no-one notice that 3 out of the 30 pupils are always disappearing for chunks of the school day.
The truant officer needs to have a word with the spy kids and Ofsted needs to pay a surprise visit to sort that school out.

ipswichwitch Sat 09-Aug-14 07:42:31

Special Agent Oso is anything but. He's useless - gets sent to help kids with stuff like making a birthday card and hasn't a bloody clue. Has to get help with everything, then it's all "oh thanks Special Agent Oso, you're the best". No he's not he can't even tie his own bloody shoes. Frankly he has no business being a special agent. Pah!

icanmakeyouicecream Sat 09-Aug-14 07:44:13

Mr Tumble - the whole thing, weird.

ipswichwitch Sat 09-Aug-14 07:45:04

And yes Waybuloo is irritating. I had no idea they were meant to be doing yoga for ages, cos you can't see what they're doing. All that floating about, I thought they had a go at some magic mushrooms or something!

robertsharp Sun 10-Aug-14 10:48:46

Everyone needs to chill out about ITNG garden. It's clearly a Borgesian dream within a dream within a dream. The kid at the start is dreaming Iggle Piggle on the boat, who is in turn dreaming everyone else. That's why he can't sleep in the garden when everyone else can, and why the scale is weird with the Ninky Nonk. In the film version Iggle Piggle would be played by Leonardo Di Caprio.

The show that winds me up that no-one has mentioned is Bubble Guppies. OK, so everyone is a mer-person, fine. But if you're living under the ocean you can't have campfires, fir trees, or a sun on the horizon. Jeez.

VodkaJelly Sun 10-Aug-14 10:57:06

Why do all childrens cartoons and shows (Fireman Sam) always have a set of twins? I have 4 kids and none of them know any twins!

rumbleinthrjungle Sun 10-Aug-14 11:18:03

Really sorry Robert but IgglePiggle looks so like David Cameron I can't see Di Caprio landing the role. He could never do the benignly wet expression properly.

ITNG - IgglePiggle's blanket is pinched by Macca Pacca (who needs a paediatrician referral, washing everything, polishing stones and stacking them in threes by order of size? I know it's a Zen thing but really) and this ends perfectly happily. Er, no. I want to see the unedited version where Macca Pacca refuses to let it go and IgglePiggle thumps him, and there are screaming paddies on both sides. I still can't deal with Derek Jacobi solemly intoning a whole lot of nonsense, presumably clinging to a cheque to get himself through it. It's as good as Penelope Keith in the Teletubbies with her fuck-off voice going "I am the Bear".

Derek Jacobi saying reproachfully that somebody's not in bed while poor Upsydaisy chases her bed all over the garden really makes me cross.

And bizarre mythology - Teletubbies. They're obviously larvae form of something, as Po demonstrates they start young and grow larger/older, but there are only a few of them. What the heck is Tinky Winky going to grow into? Some kind of multi coloured bat that flies away? And who looks after them? The same god who puts random objects in the garden and then removes them without warning?

Baby Jake's family ..... I want a CAF started. That's all I can think when they're drawing on their knees and only eating peas, and filed one child per window in a windmill.

hiccupgirl Sun 10-Aug-14 11:30:04

64 bloody Zoo Lane...not only are snakes not slimy, hippos are not fat! God, I hate that damn song.

My DS lives Kate and Mimmim which has just started in's just wierd in every way possible. I get that the giant purple bunny is her small bunny big in her imagination but who are all the other freaks?

TightyMcTight Sun 10-Aug-14 11:48:21

Poi from Show me Show me played Po.

I get over the stupid shapes being called square etc by shouting loudly over the top of the song, I have a square face, I have a triangle face. Etc. DS loves it!

PrueDent Sun 10-Aug-14 16:05:24

VodkaJelly four children and not one of them knows any twins?

I live in a tiny village in the arse end of nowhere and there are at least six sets of child twins here that I know of. I also know adults, also living here, who have grown up twins or who are a twin.

Maybe there's something in the water here.

Bananas in pyjamas. They need ss to intervene. They are the most gullible eejits known to tv and are incapable of dressing themselves.

And Bottletop Bill. Why can he not man up and say "Actually, Mrs Whistlehead, no. Not today. Today I am not going to save your sheep from the great wild wooly. I did that yesterday. And the day before that. Actually, Mrs Whistlehead, if you can't manage your farm alone may I suggests you either sell it or employ some people to work on it. Because the same story every day is not good tv!"

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