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To hate the Clangers, In the Night Garden and Bing with a passion?

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Justanyrh1 Thu 23-May-19 18:33:03

The Clangers: they look like knitted penises and sound creepy as fuck.

In the Night Garden: headache-inducing relentless gibberish (is there scientific evidence that this kind of thing is good for young brains or are they just aiming to torture us?!)

Bing: I keep expecting Flop to suddenly snap and murder the whiny little shit.

Hey Duggee and Sarah & Duck, however, are brilliant. Why can’t we have more like this??

APurpleSquirrel Thu 23-May-19 18:35:18

Totally agree about In the Night Garden & Bing, & I'll add Peppa Pig & Paw Patrol.

Adore Sarah & Duck & Hey Duggee, but I do like the Clangers as I remember it from my childhood.

Houseonahill Thu 23-May-19 18:37:06

Bing the fuckin bunny should be made into a nice stew for flop to eat. I hate the way he talks as well, all his "cute" incorrectly spoken words.

Clangers are knitted penises but pretty inoffensive.

In the night garden is very odd, so long as those tombliboos aren't banging that piano for no good reason I tend to tune out now. Makka Pakka is good though, righting the world's wrongs one stain at a time.

GlossyTaco Thu 23-May-19 18:39:13

Everybody hates Bing.

m4rdybum Thu 23-May-19 18:40:17

Love The Clangers & ITNG.

Moon & Me on the other hand with the creepy arsed clown...

Justanyrh1 Thu 23-May-19 18:41:27

Ok I get the Clangers nostalgia but how is Bing still going? I’ve yet to meet anyone who likes it

Sashkin Thu 23-May-19 18:42:47

I like Bing. Not as much as DS2, who can binge watch it for hours if we let him. But it's gentle, makes narrative sense, and teaches him about nature (every drainpipe is now "froggy's house").

Paw Patrol is the work of the devil. He sits watching it, clearly no idea what is going on, waiting for the dogs to appear on screen. That is the extent of his interaction with it - "Look! woofwoof!" But he still bloody loves it, and wants all the merchandise.

Peppa is really annoying. Clangers/In the Night Garden are too abstract story-wise for a two year old.

Ivor the Engine is the other one he loves. Mostly because I can't bear Thomas, so steered him onto Ivor instead as soon as he voiced an interest in trains.

NewSchoolNewName Thu 23-May-19 18:43:32

Normally I’d agree that the Clangers are pretty inoffensive.

But for some reason tonight’s episode, featuring some sort of space mole, terrified DS3 (2 yrs). Full on wailing and running away from the TV confused

HisBetterHalf Thu 23-May-19 18:48:09

How can you not like Bing confused Bing for PM I say

Justanyrh1 Thu 23-May-19 18:49:23

I’d rather have Bing for PM than Boris, I have to say

PaulHollywoodsSexGut Thu 23-May-19 18:51:43


If you’d said Peter Rabbit though, I’d be with you all the way.

Beatrix Potter must be spinning in her grave.

WhenZogateSuperworm Thu 23-May-19 18:54:31

We are all about Molly and Mack in our house now and the songs drive me insane!

Thatsnotmyotter Thu 23-May-19 18:55:09

I love the Clangers! More than DS who shows at best a passing interest. If I get DH to load an episode on the iPad it has to be one I haven’t seen yet!

fblake Thu 23-May-19 18:55:23

@m4rdybum you know you love Colly Wobble really 😂

I despise Paw Patrol, Skye needs to be shot down with a missile.

NewSchoolNewName Thu 23-May-19 18:56:16

Bing for PM

grin grin grin grin

Yeah, that wouldn’t be a recipe for disaster as well, it’s not like almost every Bing episode revolves around Bing making a stupid decision and Flop having to fix it, is it?

Plus the whole Bing set up is seriously weird.

randomsabreuse Thu 23-May-19 18:58:40

Changers are ok, Bing and Peppa are banned.

Don't like Paw Patrol but DD does and it inspires good imaginative play.

DS (6m) bloody loves Minions. They're the emergency milk is not ready calming down magic...

Mimbizz Thu 23-May-19 18:58:57

I just find in the night garden so effing loud, that relentless annoying as fuck music when they're chasing each other round, wtf thought that up?! You can also add mr tumble to the list, I also can't stand whingy whining Bing, why hasn't flop lost his shit with him?! And the way he talks in a baby voice .....

NewSchoolNewName Thu 23-May-19 18:59:59

Oh, Peter Rabbit.

My DC are convinced that Farmer McGregor is an evil ogre because he wants to stop the rabbits stealing the vegetables he’s spent ages growing. I’d be pissed off about those rabbits if I was in Farmer McGregor’s position.

PaulHollywoodsSexGut Thu 23-May-19 19:00:06

Plus the whole Bing set up is seriously weird

Ok, here’s where I sound like a sanctimonious knob.

Allegedly the author of Bing wanted to write a character that toddlers could relate to, including those without mums or fostered etc.

So that’s the reason you never hear Bing, Sula, Pando refer to their mummy/daddy plus it’s also the reason why the appearance of the “parent” (Amma, Flop, the highly ineffectual Padget) is also very different from their “child”.

Yours joylessly,

Paul x

m4rdybum Thu 23-May-19 19:00:54

@Blake such a fitting name! He gives me the Collywobbles

DryHeave Thu 23-May-19 19:00:58

Exterminate Bing.

NewSchoolNewName Thu 23-May-19 19:01:27

But why does Flop need to be half Bing’s size?

Barbarafromblackpool Thu 23-May-19 19:04:44

Sarah and duck is sublime.

PaulHollywoodsSexGut Thu 23-May-19 19:16:44

Allegedly it’s something to do with toddlers’ understanding of the world being that they are the centre of their own universe - represented by the fact they are chuffin massive and the adults are small.

Now this bugs me. Especially the Smoothie episode. Flop working his butt off hopping about on counters and stepladders whilst Bing stands there being a prat with a carrot. Humph.

WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Thu 23-May-19 19:35:56

It irrationally irritates me that both the Ninky-Nonk and the Pinky-Ponk are very much non-Euclidian.

How can former PM Iggle Piggle both hold them in his hand and also fit capaciously inside them, along with all of the others, with absolutely tons of room to spare?

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