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

EugenesAxe Tue 14-Aug-12 17:28:52

I do get a bit 'Nnnnnnngggg...' about their '10!!!! 9!!!!! etc.' but I don't want to throw things. The geeky one seems to have a permagurn.

NB. I never use multiple exclamations, but as their fake excitement (word filch) is so overdone, I think it warrants it.

That's it! He does have a permagurn

TandB Tue 14-Aug-12 17:30:20

Yes! I loathe it. The two blokes seem to be trying to make themselves look as stupid as possible. And the children who they have on the computer screen also look like they are in a horror film - I think it is the angle they film them at.

I loathe it, luckily my son isn't dead keen either so am not subjected to it that often.

RugBugs Tue 14-Aug-12 17:38:53

I cringe every time I watch the song bit, it's so hideous I'm embarrased for them.
Luckily DD has a nap around that time so I only get to see it if I have somehow forgotten to switch to how I met your mother.

FutureNannyOgg Tue 14-Aug-12 17:55:56

Hate it. DS loves it though, he dances around to it, except he hates the trailer, sometimes he cries at the trailer.

HoldMeCloserTonyDanza Tue 14-Aug-12 18:04:12

I can never decide which of the gurning fuckers I hate more.

FartyMcTarty Tue 14-Aug-12 18:08:21

It's shit, but DD loves it and has picked up on the idea of rhyme.

Nanny0gg Tue 14-Aug-12 18:10:21

YANBU! Not in the slightest.

Who wrote the rule that most CBeebies 'actors' have to patronise their viewers to the nth degree?

They're hideous!

(And they can't mime)

plutocrap Tue 14-Aug-12 18:44:14

It is insanely catchy, though, and my DS is also "getting" rhyme as a result.

I think they work bloody hard: imagine being that energetic at work! No wonder some people think CBeebies presenters are on drugs.

LilyCocoplatt Tue 14-Aug-12 18:47:25

It was getting a right slagging off on the facebook cbeebies page the other day and one of the actors (the one that wears the white coat in the programme) actually came on and thanked people for their constructive criticism, acknowledged that he sometimes acts "like a demented 5 year old" in the words of one poster and promised that if they make any future series he will tone it down a bit. Fair play to him, that must have taken a lot of courage and he has gone up in my estimation.

Goofus Tue 14-Aug-12 18:47:56

Oh, watching that bloke counting almost orgasmically (?) with the gurn makes me want to throw something at the telly!

handstandCrabForwardRollGold Tue 14-Aug-12 18:49:55

I sometimes think the sidekick one is quite good looking.

I hope it's just my sleep deprived bleary brain being easily pleased!

Meglet Tue 14-Aug-12 18:50:30

It does drive me up the wall but DD likes it and has learnt some words that rhyme so it's not all bad.

Pascha Tue 14-Aug-12 18:52:45

Its total shit. DS thinks its brilliant and as its aimed at him really I suppose he has the casting vote.

Goofus Tue 14-Aug-12 18:54:07

Lily aw now I feel mean. That's quite good of him. Thank goodness any future series' will be a bit more bearable. Hopefully.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 14-Aug-12 18:57:17

Hate, hate, hate it.

LilyCocoplatt Tue 14-Aug-12 18:58:55

He actually seemed really nice, I might have had a nose at his facebook page to see what he was like blush but there was nothing scandalous there, a couple of pics of him in a bar with the other one though, they both look totally different when not in character. Someone should really tell him to put his privacy settings higher grin.

tunnocksteacake Tue 14-Aug-12 18:58:56

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Lulu1984 Tue 14-Aug-12 18:59:04

Is one of the guys the same one that does iconicles or do they just look similar?

MixedClassBaby Tue 14-Aug-12 19:00:48

Bloody hell, it's not that bad! I sometimes find it bizzarely comforting that I'm not the only crazed idiot leaping around at that time of the morning trying to raise a smile from DD1. I also find gigglebiz funny though so
perhaps I just need shooting in the head.

(Go to the toilet, flush...)

It annoys me massively and ds (4) now keeps asking for 'ham, jam and a great big clam' sandwich and has full on strops when I say no

I don't understand how anyone can be that enthusitic and energetic, so they have my respect, but god they are annoying

I can't stand it, even hearing the tune from another room makes me seeth. It's definitely the grin that makes me go fuck off grrrr. (would like to point out I'm usually quite calm)

CondoleezzaRiceKrispies Tue 14-Aug-12 19:09:26

The terribly directed mumbling children reciting poetry in a torpor like state drive me mad. Although maybe they're provided as a change of mood from the permagurn.

altinkum Tue 14-Aug-12 19:13:19

I love it, because ds1 is in a few of the rhyme visiting scenes.

LoveHandles88 Tue 14-Aug-12 19:20:21

YANBU. Total shite. Irritating, horrible and cheese.

Astr0naut Tue 14-Aug-12 19:23:30

I hate it. Ds and dd love it.

Dd is only 9 months. Ds didn't even watch cbeebies at 9 months.

/it's not as bad as Everything's Rosie, though. I just want to lawnmower the whole bloody lot of them.

HoldMeCloserTonyDanza Tue 14-Aug-12 19:27:07

Damnit Lily, now you've made me think of them as real people! <guilt>

MammyToMany Tue 14-Aug-12 19:30:24

I have to turn the sound off. I really honestly can't stand it, it makes me stabby.

BlackholesAndRevelations Tue 14-Aug-12 19:32:29

I hate the toilet bit of the song, too! How ridiculous.

Abody Tue 14-Aug-12 19:49:50

Oh no! YAB totally unreasonable. I love it! DS LOVES it and ever since it started getting him into his car seat/ push chair / shopping trolley has become occasionally possible (a massive improvement), as long as I remember to say "don't forget get your seatbelt, it's going to be FAST! ..." etc. Bloody genius. Same smile on the other hand...

CatchTheFox Tue 14-Aug-12 20:00:11

haha YABU my 2 year old LOVES it, consequently I have seen all the episodes a bajillion times and know all the rhymes off by heart. HOE, TOE, SEEDS TO SOW, oh dear.

i am not kidding when i say i was genuinely excited by the new series starting on Monday. WTF has happened to my life that me and Mr Fox actually discuss the merits of the guest performers at length.

I think I need to go back to work.

CatchTheFox Tue 14-Aug-12 20:02:29

Yes Abody! Same Smile can fuck off! <high five>

GetDownNesbitt Tue 14-Aug-12 20:10:36

I fucking hate it.

The kids fucking love it.

They walk round singing the theme tune together.

People say 'awwww'


Not out loud. Not yet, anyway.

LilyCocoplatt Tue 14-Aug-12 20:11:34

Raa Raa the noisy lion gives me the rage, why does he have to be so nasal and annoying, and why is his mouth on one side and not in the middle?

IgnoringTheChildren Tue 14-Aug-12 20:16:13

YABU! It's one of the few Cbeebies programmes that doesn't get me all ranty/sweary/stabby, although I have no idea why as it's the exact kind of thing I normally hate with a passion... Maybe because it reminds me a bit of Space Pirates (also shit but I miss it!)

I'm not saying I'd watch it through choice but it's sooo much better than Same Smile, Mr Bloom, Giggle Biz, Everything's Rosie, Tree Fu Tom and I Can Cook - all of which make me want to scream abuse at the tv!

IgnoringTheChildren Tue 14-Aug-12 20:19:10

Ooo I quite like Raa Raa! I really can't quite believe the person I've become since having children... grin

comelywench Tue 14-Aug-12 20:25:48

I can't decide whether I loathe it or secretly love it a bit. We have a complex relationship me and the rhyme rocket. Most days I hate it.

Why do children need to learn to rhyme anyway?

Lozzy21 Tue 14-Aug-12 20:27:40

Some of these comments have made me lol!

I hate it with a passion too,I physically cringe at the 'professor' in his white coat & literally want to stick something sharp in my eye so I don't have to witness his over the top,orgasm face when counting down!

Lovethesea Tue 14-Aug-12 20:30:20

I like Rhyme Rocket! They are so brilliantly insane and the song at the end is really catchy ... whizzing through space with a smile on our face ....

I like DD and DS seeing something set in space too, love sci fi, can't start it too young. And the Commander is female, alien and calls the shots.

DD has started rhyming since watching it too.

greenbananas Tue 14-Aug-12 20:31:48

I can't bear it, but DS loves it. Every child I know loves it. DS now spends hours 'playing' with rhymes (e.g. "toaster, doaster, boaster, loaster"), and I suppose this can only be a good thing.

I secretly admire those two young men for being so shamelessly over-the-top on national TV. Most of us can do it in private with a room full of children, but not many of us could do it in public surrounded by a TV crew.

EugenesAxe Tue 14-Aug-12 20:44:15

Astr0naut - glad I'm not the only Everything's Rosie hater. And Mike the Knight actually. I think that programme should be rewritten 'Mike the Brat', given every episode is basically a 'mission' to be as fucking arrogant as possible, realisation that the mission is flawed, and then 'doing it right'. That little chuckle he gives as he slides down, and the 'Woo hoo!' make me mad.

On the flip side, I love Octonauts, because I want to high five whoever it was that managed to make a cute little white bear look really serious and professional by giving him rectangular eyes and a deep voice.

FoofyShmooffer Tue 14-Aug-12 20:53:03

Yanbu about Rhyme Rocket.

Yabu about Officer Ditty. He's a bonny little thing. grin

DH also hates Mike the Knight. He thinks he's an arrogant swine.

I'm so pleased other parents have hated shows.

Bloody Rosie! The theme tune is constantly in my head. I really don't like cloud babies, but that's because I irrationally (well, apparently it's irrational) hate the word baba. Makes me feel ill

BrianButterfield Tue 14-Aug-12 21:24:51

I like Raa Raa but it's Hufty's mouth that's weirdest. It's on his cheek, ffs.

BulletProofMum Tue 14-Aug-12 21:29:02

The worst thing cheesiest has ever shown. Reassured that others feel the same. One of the rocket presenters has this ridiculous grin/ gurn. Dreadful program.

lozzy summed it up!
Bring back space pirates!

ISpyPlumPie Tue 14-Aug-12 21:40:02

DS has just discovered it (trying to move him on from the endless Peppa Pig/Ben & Holly output on Nick Jnr). Agree it's rather hyper, but he has started rhyming words since watching it. He gets annoyed if it's not wall and ball though, as this is inexplicably his favorite.

I quite enjoy some of the guests too blush

BulletProofMum Tue 14-Aug-12 21:41:22

Interesting that my autocorrect changed cbeebies into cheesiest!

I do wonder sometimes if the CBeebies controllers realise quite a few of their programmes make parents stabby.

DH can't stand Chuggington, has to leave the room to avoid throwing things at the telly.

Nanny0gg Tue 14-Aug-12 22:00:03

But they are, at least, slightly better than Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and that stupid bear Oso.

WelshCat Tue 14-Aug-12 22:09:40

lol i would jump on officer ditty smile but i do hate rhyme rocket.

whats everyones problem with everythings rosie??

CatchTheFox Tue 14-Aug-12 22:09:54

Tell you what is good though, and that's Numtums. I even have a favourite Numtum (number 4). It's a future classic, I like how all the kid's voice overs are Northern <homesick>

Then there's the cruel and unusual punishment that is JUSTIN'S HOUSE. Gajhhhhhhhhh.

BonnieBumble Tue 14-Aug-12 22:10:18

I'm not a melon I'm a lemon. I'm not a lemon I'm a melon. I'm not a melon I'm a lemon. I'm not a lemon I'm a melon. Melon, lemon, melon, lemon, melon, lemon, melon, lemon, melon... Aarrrggh angry

Yanbu! DS (3) thinks its RYAN rocket and that Ryan is the main dude. He loves it and insists "it's not rubbish mum!" When I protest!

NewlyMintedPeasant Tue 14-Aug-12 22:34:55

I don't like the engine Thomas has grown up into. He used to get into trouble, now everything's always fine however arrogant he is and however many he hurts. Just a quick acknowledgement he's learnt a lesson. Urgh.

Nothing though is as bad as waybuloo and yogo, I feel like shouting 'speak properly!!!!!!!!!!' I'm a SENCO and often rant with the speech therapist who shares my feelings on it.

NewlyMintedPeasant Tue 14-Aug-12 22:36:03

Oh and the woman who presents milkshake TV and seems unhinged with the make-up, permasmile and kids clothing. Scary

lalaloopylou Tue 14-Aug-12 22:45:00

Rhyme rocket makes me laugh they're so over the top
I hate nina and her bloody neurons and don't start me on katie from I can cook

plutocrap Tue 14-Aug-12 22:56:28

I like Nina! She has a very musical voice, and seems genuinely happy to see the children with their "excellent question"! smile

lalaloopylou Tue 14-Aug-12 23:13:15

I think its the bunches in her hair! And baby bud annoys the hell out of me!
Katie from I can cook is a contender in the gurning!

EugenesAxe Tue 14-Aug-12 23:17:11

Everything's Rosie.... I don't know. I think it's just dull. And I have a bit of an issue with the nasal, borderline-US sound of "Raffles and Bluebird!" in the song.

Numtums! Yes how could I forget. Drumming with the Numtums is brilliant. And that chick's voice isn't quintessentially British either, but I love it. It's really funky - like the segue: "...saaambaddy else's - gaaaaaaaiiiiii-hihihihi-hi-aye; oh yeah!"

lalaloopylou Wed 15-Aug-12 08:44:20

Also the tweenies, bella is so spoilt and fizz is way too high pitched for this time of morning , her cry annoys me more than my own DCs

5madthings Wed 15-Aug-12 08:55:27

i dont like rhyme rocket really, ds4 seems to tho and tbf some of the guests are ok.

justins house is loved by ds4 and dd, they both like i can cook tho... which i hate, seriously katie makes me feel murderous!

LilyCocoplatt Wed 15-Aug-12 08:56:46

I love the numtums too, I wish they would bring numtums cuddly toys out as DD would love one.

Also hate Mike the Knight, he is a complete arsehole to his sister and friends but somehow always ends up looking like the good guy?

We love the Numtums, especially Numtum 6, and I reckon they could easliy take the Rhyme Rocket crew in a fight.

KittyMcAllister Wed 15-Aug-12 09:14:56

The one thing I cannot stand is Woolly & Tig, such an annoying little brat! Don't mind Raa Raa, quite like Driver Dan (about from the lame 'show me the story' bit).

MrsChemist Wed 15-Aug-12 09:15:45

I bet if the rhyme rocket crew stopped gurning for just a second, they'd be attractive young chaps.

I'm growing to like Katy, she seems more relaxed in the most recent series.

MammyToMany Wed 15-Aug-12 09:29:59

Oh noooo its on

tinkcantwaittomove Thu 16-Aug-12 16:58:35

I luv too and so do my dds
I think red assisant is hot

Frossi81 Mon 26-Nov-12 14:03:22

HILARIOUS THREAD! grin Totally agree with most comments. Its definitely love/hate!

I have worked with young children for 15+ years and have acted as daft and "over enthusiastic" as these 2 guys for 10 hour days and for, I'm sure, much less money. I have a massive amount of respect for them being able to do it in front of a group of adults, without an actual child audience.

Some of it definitely OTT and cringing from an adult perspective, especially like most have said the "10...9...8...!" confused but my little one loves it so they're obviously doing something right for the target age group.

I clicked on this thread thinking "my God, me too!"

Then I realised that I started it. Whoops!blush

I find one of them attractive blush.
I find the other gurning one repulsive and can't bring myself to watch it. Luckily the girls don't like it either so I can watch peppa turn it over.

I think most of the kids tv is shite. My DC love Thomas, Mr Tumble, ITNG, Tweenies, Peppa pig, Ben and Holly and umizoomi.

Oh and now and again we catch teletubbies and they are amazed by it.

bondigidum Mon 26-Nov-12 14:57:58

Oh yanbu. It is horrid. The less attractive looking guy drives me nuts with his ridiculous constipated faces and the fact he's chuffing simple. He's a five year old in an adults body, he makes me cringe. The more attractive of the two (you have to know which I mean by that) is a bit less annoying, his faces aren't as OTT but still slightly irritating.

hiviolet Mon 26-Nov-12 15:26:21

What pisses me off most is there can't be many more than 12 episodes in total, but it's on every weekday! I've seen each episode at least three times each.

Yes, CBeebies is on way too much in this house.

Sirzy Mon 26-Nov-12 15:28:08

DS loves it unfortunatly. I do try to avoid it as much as possible though!

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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