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Dinkysmummy Sun 03-Mar-13 17:06:28

having to watch the rescue rangers YET AGAIN!

Even though there are 3 disks I have had enough of the bloody rescue rangers! We have 'had' to watch it since Christmas... It is doing my head in!

I'm hoping it is won't be as long as the others...

Age 18m-3 was Toy story
3-4.10 was shrek (and puss in boots)

What DVDs/programs have your DCs driven you crazy with?

PolterGoose Sun 03-Mar-13 17:37:53

Ha ha grin

Ds is 10 this year and we have had the following obsessions expressed through DVDs

Cars - Pixar Cars and anything with cars in so Top Gear and original Italian Job minis also Bob the Builder for the vehicles and Engie Benjir

Pingu - for a short while he would only answer to 'Pingu' I love Pingu and miss it, still have all the DVDs

Fish - Finding Nemo

Then we had a spell where he watched various Pixar and Dreamworks type stuff

Dinosaurs - various 'Walking with...' and DVDs from Discovery and National Geographic type programmes - we have to buy the DVDs as he has a terrible hatred of adverts

Currently on nature so lots of David Attenborough, which I don't mind at all.

EstherRancid Sun 03-Mar-13 17:40:50

some bright spark me insisted we got Netflix

the music to 'Back to the Barnyard' has me wibbling and sobbing now

Ineedmorepatience Sun 03-Mar-13 17:46:01

My Dd3 is 10 and she started before she was 2 with Come Outside for about 12 months,

Then it was Toy story,

Then High School Musical 1,2 and 3 had to be watched in sequence [nearly drove me over the edge] grin

Then it was Horrid Henry, all after school activities stopped and we had to virtually run home for this delight.

Then Tracy Beaker, good old Tracy is still with us, interspersed by cooking programs and Helicopter Hero type programs.

My advice to you dinky's mummy, buy a tablet and you can Mumsnet while pretending to really enjoy the current favourite and never, ever think that you have any right to the TV remote.

Good luck, you will need it gringrin

Dinkysmummy Sun 03-Mar-13 17:49:18

I am on my iPad now lol.. It's the squeaky voices that are grating on me lol!

I thought this might be a bit of fun!

EstherRancid Sun 03-Mar-13 17:54:59

ear defenders are your friend - they might be a bit tight but they do filter out those noises grin

PolterGoose Sun 03-Mar-13 18:20:21

EstherRancid that made me laugh grin

moosemama Sun 03-Mar-13 18:23:52

I can say, with a huge sigh of relief, that ds1 is phobic of feature films, so has never watched a movie-type dvd endlessly.

He did favour certain dvds and videos - yes we still have a vcr thanks to ds1 - but fortunately, there were enough of them that rotation made it just about bearable.

Those I recall are:

Merlin the Magical Puppy
The Clangers
The Raggy Dolls
Jamie and the Magic Torch
Fireman Sam
Roary the Racing Car
The box set of Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley
Mr Benn
Bagpuss
Engie Bengy
Lunar Jim (asked for and had the entire range of toys for that as well, but never once played a game with them sad)

Then, once he was old enough to realise he could play endless series of kids tv on the Virgin catch-up and on-demand packages he went through:

Wacky Races
Hong Kong Phooey
Top Cat
Tom & Jerry
Road Runner

These days, it's Pokemon, Star Wars the Clone Wars and Total Wipeout - all available on-demand - ad-infinitum! hmm grin

zzzzz Sun 03-Mar-13 19:32:41

Surfs Up......HE takes place on a surf board. When asked in a meeting what we do recently, was it all visual, I stuttered "n n n no erm more physical" and left without explaining. shock blush

Dinkysmummy Sun 03-Mar-13 19:37:25

grin lol zzzzz

colditz Sun 03-Mar-13 19:39:18

Wonderpets.

Fucking bloody wonderpets.

From eight until ... Um .... Two months ago.

Now it's Mythbusters, which is entirely tolerable.

colditz Sun 03-Mar-13 19:39:50

Yeah, we've had Pingu too.

colditz Sun 03-Mar-13 19:41:46

Moose mama, ds1 has only just started accepting films as something he might enjoy. And he never enjoys the first watching! Now he will watch Kung Fu Panda, and some of the Pokemon films. He is nearly ten, and this has only developed in the past six months or so.

Strongecoffeeismydrug Sun 03-Mar-13 19:53:20

In the night garden then toy story and now he's gone back to in the night garden grrrrrrrr
Igglepiggle never sleeps,makkapakka has obsessive routines,they all squeal and none of them talk .... So I'm beginning to think DS doesn't have autism he's just auditioning to be a character on in the night bloody garden smile

justaboutchilledout Sun 03-Mar-13 19:56:22

smile at the Night Garden

PolterGoose Sun 03-Mar-13 20:04:18

grin at zzzzz

I forgot Wonderpets shock ds had a guinea pig obsession in reception and I made one of his toy guinea pigs (he had several, all named 'Philip') a cape. We still have it.

ApplePippa Sun 03-Mar-13 20:16:52

We are into year 2 of a Pingu obsession (or "Doo-doo" as DS calls him!). I have to say, I'm rather fond of the little guy, and I think DS has great taste grin.

EstherRancid Sun 03-Mar-13 20:22:09

why is though, that in the midst of these wonderful obsessions that we cheerfully endure for our offspring, the minute you start to hum the theme tune DD goes into a flying rage telling me i've ruined it confused

grin

zzzzz Sun 03-Mar-13 21:01:03

Esther bad luck sounds like you might have perfect pitch child [sigh]

I am horrified by how many of these we have shared with you all.

I raise you Timmy Time, though I was fond of Timmy.

EstherRancid Sun 03-Mar-13 21:11:06

oh yes, it's got to be-ee-eee-ee-ee-ee-eee perfect confused

Feargalthecat Sun 03-Mar-13 21:22:09

Yes Pingu a solid favourite for the last three years with a bit of Toy Story and Cars. He went through a phase of Shaun the Sheep insisting on watching it but the theme music makes him cover his ears and cry (not good because each episode is 5 minutes ) so lots of crying then 5 minutes being engrossed.
He's fond too of Wallace and Gromit which I quite enjoy (for now) wink

moosemama Sun 03-Mar-13 21:22:53

Colditz, ds is getting there now. His overwhelming desire to be included at school and to actually see the Star Wars films instead of just the Clone Wars cartoons and Lego DS games got the better of him last year. I bought him the original trilogy and we watched them all together during the summer holidays.

He's also managed Up and Despicable me. He'll watch black and white musicals with me, but has a real problem with Disney/Pixar stuff.

It started with a bad experience with the titles of Ice Age when he was about 18 months (friend ex-friend put it on a projector screen and cranked up the volume then thought it was funny when ds got distressed - we left and haven't seen them since. angry) Then my oh-so-clever anti-establisment dh told him Disney was an evil corporation, repeatedly from about the age of three and that stuck as a firm rule for him. He's horrified that Disney has bought his beloved Star Wars franchise.

With most films he tells me he can't bear the fact that they are all building up to something 'happening' towards the end, but you can't tell what that 'something' is going to be. He also says a lot of films are about loss and he can't cope with loss on any level. Lord knows how he managed to cope with Up, but they watched in on a school residential and he was given the option to go and play a boardgame with the teachers in another room but refused. I was so proud of him for managing to watch the whole thing. smile

Badvoc Sun 03-Mar-13 21:25:07

Poltergoose...yeah had all of those! smile
Currently on a penguins of Madagascar mag..which is ok. I love skipper!
"Red flashing eyes!? That's almost never good!...."

PolterGoose Sun 03-Mar-13 21:31:24

Yep badvoc we had the penguins too.

Funny how whatever the current programme is it completely takes over and then it is gone.

We also had SpongeBob, Doctor Who, Men in Black... Each time only that one thing/series of things will be watched, whatever it replaces is rarely, if ever, watched again confused

zzzzz Sun 03-Mar-13 21:33:19

None of you have the slightest reason to complain unless you too have dealt with the fall out from Madagascar 2 and had a very small child who swaggered up to ANY large lady he saw and said, with intent "I like them big, I like them chunky, I like them big ooo funky funky"

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! blush shock evil grin shock blush

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