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Abney and Teal

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cheekypickle Sat 07-Jul-12 16:34:24

Surreal rubbish! I don't get it!

RuleBritannia Sat 07-Jul-12 16:35:10

What or who are you talking about?

StealthPolarBear Sat 07-Jul-12 16:35:54

yes, I can't say I've taken to it

StealthPolarBear Sat 07-Jul-12 16:37:13

there are some programmed on CBeebies (not sure that this is one of them, as have only caught small glimpses of it really) that seem to be trying too hard to be old fashioned and appeal to the parents who watched kids' TV in the 70s and 80s

cheekypickle Sat 07-Jul-12 16:38:56

I agree stealthpolarbear

The 'pot pots' are like the clangers

TeWiDoesTheHulaInHawaii Sat 07-Jul-12 16:51:30

My 3yo loves it (is sat watching it on iPlayer now!)

I think it's good that they're trying to do a mix of show styles.

Dolallytats Sat 07-Jul-12 16:59:17

We love Abney and Teal in this house!! Wasn't sure when it first started, but it grew on us and is now a firm if only they would stop showing In The Night Garden, that really is awful!!

cheekypickle Sat 07-Jul-12 17:09:49

In the night garden is terrible!

UnChartered Sat 07-Jul-12 17:10:48


an excuse to make farty noises? winner everytime grin

VolAuVent Sat 07-Jul-12 17:14:05

I don't like it either. It's too try-hard and not particularly warm or engaging.

Petsinmypudenda Sat 07-Jul-12 17:15:08

I dont like it but my toddler loves the little turnip thing

Happenstance Sat 07-Jul-12 17:51:11

i love it, so do the DD's, better than the flaming Rhyme Rocket anyway, god i hate that programme.

NadiaPopov Sat 07-Jul-12 17:52:06

I like it.

Mrsjay Sat 07-Jul-12 17:52:25

ah i Have no under 5s i thought you had gone loopy and just saying random words grin

Pascha Sat 07-Jul-12 17:54:22

I hate it too but the Boy thinks its great.

TheLaminator Sat 07-Jul-12 17:55:00

We like A&T here. they remind me of friends of mine smile The Neep thing is a PITA though, eating all the porridge, tut.

JarethTheGoblinKing Sat 07-Jul-12 17:56:57

I like the poc-pocs. They look like punctuation.

The episode where the find an old radio is the best one. Has DS in giggling fits for the whole episode grin

You're all miseries smile


newtonupontheheath Sat 07-Jul-12 17:57:53

We like it..,. DS likes "neeeeeeeeep"


GhouliaYelps Sat 07-Jul-12 18:00:29

Is wonderful!

Kveta Sat 07-Jul-12 18:00:56

don't like it here either. and caught a few minutes of the Rhyme Rocket the other day - frighteningly awful.

not impressed with cbeebies at the moment, DS much prefers milkshake thankfully!

Magneto Sat 07-Jul-12 18:04:45

Ds is in love with the poc pocs. He thinks they're mice and squeaks his little head off throughout the show.

There isn't really much I don't like on cbeebies with the exception of Kerwhizz, Rhyme Rocket and Charlie and Lola.

KittyFane1 Sat 07-Jul-12 18:15:34

I bet a 20 something media graduate has made it, grew up in the '90s and thinks that the '70s style is cool. Trying too hard as IMHO abney and teal (pretentious name) is rubbish.
I think that the reason why some '70s children's programmes are still good in a way is because they were completely innovative at the time - nothing like that had been done before.

KittyFane1 Sat 07-Jul-12 18:17:13

<takes unqualified critic hat off>

Its by the same person who did Teletubbies and ITNG. I quite like it!

Also yes to Radio episode in our house, DS goes adorably loopy over it! Closely followed by the handbag episode grin

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