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kitbit Tue 03-Jul-07 13:46:41

Am really shocked, ds has a Pingu DVD which he watched for the first time a couple of days ago and really loves. We usually watch stuff together but I really thought this one was safe to put on for him while he sat quietly and had a drink while I whizzed round doing a few things!

...anyway, came back into the room today to watch an episode where Pingu and his little brother have lots of brightly coloured drinks then both need a pee. Little one pees on the snow and Pingu tells him off so he runs back to the igloo and jumps on the potty. Then Pingu starts hopping up and down too and runs home but the potty is occupied and Dad is in the bathroom. Eventually he gets to go into the bathroom but misses the loo - he's desperate and it's too high for him to reach without help. His parents both really tell him off for having an accident, and make him clean it up. When he goes back into the living room they give him the cold shoulder and when he goes to get some stilts to help him reach the loo, he gets told off again.
Eventually he goes and gets some cubes of ice and builds some steps.

ds is just doing potty training, he's doing great, and I think this is really counterproductive and gives a really negative message so I've banned it. The next episode showed Pingu throwing a strop at the dinner table and getting a good old fashioned over-the-knee smacking. Great stuff, as if I was in any doubt!

I thought Pingu was a cute innocent animation for little kids! Is this just a reflection on the year it was made (quite old now) and maybe the cultire of the country it was made in (it's Scandinavian I think)and am I being daft and over sensitive? ds is cross because he's not allowed to watch his new favourite any more. agh!

southeastastra Tue 03-Jul-07 13:47:48

don't let him watch pingu whilst potty training then

TroyMcClure Tue 03-Jul-07 13:48:13

oh for goodneess sake
if oyu watch pingu for potty trainign tips then you are an utter freak


this is deffo a wind up.

VVVSzyslak Tue 03-Jul-07 13:48:18

YABU

TroyMcClure Tue 03-Jul-07 13:48:26

lol at SEA

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TroyMcClure Tue 03-Jul-07 13:48:26

lol at SEA

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bundle Tue 03-Jul-07 13:48:43

yabu

BBBleedingGumsMurphy Tue 03-Jul-07 13:49:01

I think that is a very old video - hency e outdated. I got it for ds - now 7 and that was given to me by her aunt from her son now 15.

Pingu rocks - get a more modern video and bin the delinquent spanking one.

TroyMcClure Tue 03-Jul-07 13:49:07

im going ot ban Fifi and the flowertotos for hte negaitve mssages it sends abotu the importance of memeory

tortoise Tue 03-Jul-07 13:49:16

I love that weeing episode.

Speccy Tue 03-Jul-07 13:49:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheArmadillo Tue 03-Jul-07 13:49:58

YABU
Pingu is fantastic

And pingu has a sister not brother (her name is Pinga) - Yeah I haven't watched too much of this at all

TroyMcClure Tue 03-Jul-07 13:50:18

i liek the one when the parents go out and leave them ALONE int ehir IGLU

(ooh topical) and they trashe the joint

WideWebWitch Tue 03-Jul-07 13:50:21

YABU
if this is for real

TheArmadillo Tue 03-Jul-07 13:51:31

Anyone else seen the old episode where Pinga is born.

Midwife comes in with a large spoon to tap the egg

It is fantastic.

The weeing episode is great too (though think it is old as I watched that one as a kid). If its 'pingu's big video' then it is old as DP still has his copy from when he was little.

KerryMum Tue 03-Jul-07 13:51:43

Oh this is the best laugh I've had all day!

Thanks

TroyMcClure Tue 03-Jul-07 13:51:46

adn i liek ti that the dad knits

VVVSzyslak Tue 03-Jul-07 13:52:09

I'm going to ban Balamory because in this morning's episode, PC Plum dressed up as Elvis, and I think Elvis is a negative figure (drugs, sex, rock n roll etc).

TroyMcClure Tue 03-Jul-07 13:52:40

im going to ban thomas for being........... dull

VVVSzyslak Tue 03-Jul-07 13:53:48

<sniggers wildly whilst supposed to be working>

I'm going to ban Fireman Sam, because it's sexist, along with Postman Pat. Sod the new theme tune.

TroyMcClure Tue 03-Jul-07 13:54:44

im going ot ban that book" where the wild htings are" for being relaly really ODD

TroyMcClure Tue 03-Jul-07 13:54:57

adn ditto" imgon on a bear hunt" for being shit

UnquietDad Tue 03-Jul-07 13:55:13

That's one of the funniest episodes of "Pingu" ever. It's up there with the "midwife" one.

I think we should ban "Me Too" for being crap.

UnquietDad Tue 03-Jul-07 13:55:51

Ah, but Fireman Sam has a new female firefighter now!

popsycal Tue 03-Jul-07 13:56:01

the seagull one anyone?

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