Theories about Bing Bunny

(83 Posts)
FasterThanASnakeAndAMongoose Fri 27-May-16 12:15:38

I really don't like Bing - I don't like his cutesy mispronunciations and the simpering ways of Flop. But my 2 year old loves him so I have admitted defeat.

But I'm wondering... What is Flop? What species is he? Is he a childminder? Is he Bing's stepdad who has sole custody after Bing's mum couldn't stand either of them anymore and ran away to join the circus? Is he a foster carer? Do Bing's parents collect him really late, after bedtime, because they work long hours in the City? Does he go home to a burrow at weekends? What is going on?

Nousernameforme Fri 27-May-16 12:22:07

how does he pick charlie up out of the buggy?

BogOak Fri 27-May-16 12:22:35

Flop is a sinister Tudor spin-doctor. Hope that helps. grin

ASpongeAndARustySpanner Fri 27-May-16 12:23:28

I've got a theory that Flop is Bings conscience. Or a spectre. Either way he gives me the creeps.

WellErrr Fri 27-May-16 12:23:29

how does he pick charlie up out of the buggy?

THIS.

Itsseweasy Fri 27-May-16 12:23:40

I would also like to know the answer to this. As would my DH who asked "what the hell is that meant to be?" when he saw Flop.

BoopTheSnoot Fri 27-May-16 12:24:30

I don't know what he is, but I'm pretty sure that Flop has an intense relationship with Valium. No way he could be so laid back otherwise, that rabbit is a total git.

FasterThanASnakeAndAMongoose Fri 27-May-16 12:25:27

Glad it's not just me! Argh I hate his whiney summaries of the most recent fiasco at the end of every episode. Dd said "YUP!" recently angry

FasterThanASnakeAndAMongoose Fri 27-May-16 12:26:34

It wasn't a normal YUP, it was a prolonged "YUUUARP"

Trinpy Fri 27-May-16 12:27:32

Also, how do they get Charlie in his buggy up all those steps to Bing's house?

Bananalanacake Fri 27-May-16 12:28:40

Yes, exactly, why on earth is an ant the sole carer of a rabbit?

Why is his elephant friend the same size as Bing.

I watch Bing when I'm in the UK but over here in Germany Kikaninchen is the equivalent and a lot more plausible. (adults acting with an animated rabbit)

ollieplimsoles Fri 27-May-16 12:28:44

Why is everything in flop's house too big for him, but the perfect size for bing? And its not just flop.. Its amma and padget too!

Why doesn't flop seem to have a job, but the others do? Does he work at the creche with amma?

Why is it only one parent families?

How do the care givers acquire the children?

What happens when the kids grow up?

SurelyYoureJokingMrFeynman Fri 27-May-16 12:33:40

BogOak, I've just watched Wolf Hall for the first time, snickering inappropriately throughout because of That Thread.

Twoseventhsaweasley Fri 27-May-16 12:59:52

Just how big will Bing, Sula, Coco, Charlie and Pando grow?

Who are the houses actually designed for? They are too big for both Flop and Bing.

Are there any knitted creature babies or adult animals?

Are the features of the knitted creature carers supposed to mirror those of the animals they care for? Eg Flop has slightly rabbity ears and a tiny rabbity nose while Amma has a longer more trunk like nose.

How come Flop has no legs?

Are there bigger cars for the adult animals to drive one day?

plumpynoo Fri 27-May-16 13:03:08

My biggest issue is why Pando sheds his trousers at every opportunity, and why no one reacts to this in any way!

CigarsofthePharoahs Fri 27-May-16 13:03:33

I'm waiting for the episode that Bing finally finds Flop's limit. I'm expecting some sort of facial twitch, he'll go quiet and then out will come the hockey mask and chainsaw.
Rabbit stew, anyone?
grin

Choccywoccyhooha Fri 27-May-16 13:10:01

I like Bing. I think the children are bigger than the adults because children see themselves as the centre of the world, adults are there to assist them and are not the main players. I think Flop is his dad, by birth or adoption, who knows.

Caffeinator Fri 27-May-16 13:10:24

I like this;

www.theyruinyourlife.com/2016/03/03/an-open-letter-to-flop/

GettingScaredNow Fri 27-May-16 13:11:36

Bing angry

'Kite flying - it's a Bing thing!'

No it's not. It's a normal everyday every child thing.

And stop making up words!
'I falled off the swing'
No you fell.
'I hurried my arm'
No you hurt your arm.
you probably deserved it for being a little shit

I can not stand Bing. I thought baby name was bad but my god. Bing makes me want to scratch my soul out and hammer it into the nearest wall.

And yes, wtf is flop?? He looks like he's been seen together I'd love to find the end thread and un ravel him

Kenduskeag Fri 27-May-16 13:15:13

I theorised it is a form of Purgatory. Flop, Amma and Padget, and all the other knitted gonks, are rudimentary containers for the souls of sinners. Their punishment is to inhabit these vessels and then ender the psuedo-happy world with its Scandi-style housing and take care of hugely irritating giant toddlers. Padget, lumbered with Pando, must have been a mass murderer or something.

The knitted condemned must never raise their voice, never harshly chastise, never appear to be anything other than TIP TOPPITY HAPPY! or they get another 7 years in purgatory.

stiffstink Fri 27-May-16 13:18:54

I like to think of Flop as a possessed bean bag being used by Bing as a familiar.

MyBreadIsEggy Fri 27-May-16 13:20:36

I want to see that infernal creature murdered angry.....but alas, my toddler loves that damn show as well hmm
My burning question is......WHY DOESNT PANDO WEAR TROUSERS?!! Everyone else does hmm
I tend to nit pick at these kids shows. Always have done! When I was a kid, I couldn't understand why Pingu's dad was always ironing seeing as though none of them wear clothes hmm

CaveMum Fri 27-May-16 13:21:14

I read a theory that Flop, et al are aliens caring for baby creatures that have been rescued from Earth just before it was destroyed (a la the ending of the crap film "Knowing"). It makes the most sense to me.

DD loves Bing angry

TeaPleaseLouise Fri 27-May-16 13:21:28

Why are there no children older than Coco? What happens to then after they get older? This actually bothers me.

CesareBorgiasUnicornMask Fri 27-May-16 13:23:21

I agree with Choccy - the adults/ carers are sort of featureless and like cuddly comforters because that's how adults appear to very small children: essential and permanent fixtures, but only interesting in terms of how they relate to the children. Not separate beings with personalities and features of their own...

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