to bloody hate Rhyme Rocket?

(87 Posts)

I actually hate the two guys, their fake excitement makes me want to throw things at the TV. DH thinks I'm nuts.

Anyone else feel similar?

I even hate the sodding adverts for it

Doingakatereddy Mon 26-Nov-12 15:33:31

and I'm the one in charge - I have no reasonable idea why this pisses me off that the female character insists on over stating her authority - but it does.

Im pretty sure she reminds me of DS's nursery manager, who prefaces every conversation with 'I'm the manager'. I feel like responding 'that's nice dear, now fuck off & let me discuss xyz with keyworker who is 10 years younger & 50 iq points above you'.

ILovePonyo Mon 26-Nov-12 15:48:59

Yes Doing that bit really winds me up too! I think it's bcos it's a bloody puppet that sings it. A puppet cannot be in charge! So don't sing it so smugly angry

hiviolet Mon 26-Nov-12 22:13:06

Can someone link to the Facebook discussion? I had a look myself but couldn't find it.

DingDongBelle Mon 26-Nov-12 22:29:07

DH and I have a theory on Mike the knight. He's a Tory and the whole thing is a get-em-young party political.

- He wears blue
- Massively over privileged
- Got a couple of lizards for sidekicks (Osbourne?)
- He basically rides his only actual friend (Galahad/Clegg metaphor?)
- Mistrustful and stereotypical of immigrants (Vikings)
- Buggers everything up then does a massive u turn
- Doesn't really listen as thinks he knows better (see previous)
- Insists on hanging out with plebs in order to appear 'normal' (Trollee)
- Tramples on said plebs without a second thought (Jewel of Glendragon episode, the one with all the road signs, the troll treat pie etc)

We are very mistrustful of Mike the Knight in our household.

Love a bit of Ditty Rhyme Rocket though!

Paddington76 Mon 26-Nov-12 22:53:34

My DS, who is 2, cries when Rhyme Rocket comes on.

Granny Murray makes me want to kill but I love Cloudbabies.

HoldMeCloserTonyDanza Tue 27-Nov-12 01:15:19

I still feel really guilty about slagging them off above. Seriously, I think of this thread every time RR comes on blush

HoldMeCloserTonyDanza Tue 27-Nov-12 01:18:23

Also I have further developed my thoughts on why it annoys me so much.

It's a reversal of the usual set-up, a human main character(s) with a couple of goofy puppet sidekicks. In this case, the goofy puppet is actually sensible (if bossy) and in charge. The two humans are the gurning morons. It just offends our sense of how things should be. Humans should be the Straight Guys, puppets are Comic Relief.

ZebraOwl Tue 27-Nov-12 01:34:20

I've kept misreading "Numtums" as "Netmums". And getting horribly confused.

At least the wretched Tellytubbies are less likely to be inflicted upon innocent adults these days.

I may have been scarred for life by the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse hotdog song. My niece has a Minnie Mouse who plays a recording of it & it can be the only thing that works to soothe her. It does not have the same effect on her mother's side of the family: this evening, on encountering it for the first time, my brother asked my sister why she'd got her daughter a "clearly deranged transvestite mouse". Doesn't help my niece's enthusiastic requests for "more" were being signed with her hand to my leg - going to have fun explaining THOSE bruises to people...

Harr1son Tue 12-Nov-13 13:48:38

The professor really creeps me out with the faces he pulls

Sokmonsta Tue 12-Nov-13 15:51:50

Yanbu. One episode showed a close up of their ears (I can't remember why). I have no desire to see it again as their grotty, unclean ears put me off. Bleurgh!

tolittletoolate Tue 12-Nov-13 22:02:36

My dd has found an old Teletubbies dvd and wants to watch it all the time!

Bunraku Wed 13-Nov-13 08:48:11

Given the choice between RR and bloody pop shop I'd take RR every time!

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