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Boobah - opinions needed

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MrsWood Thu 12-May-05 11:29:05

Our daughter (23 months) was really into Teletubbies up until recently when she starting banging on about these Boobah things she saw at nursery - we bought the DVD and watched it last night - she was transfixed! Husband and I think they're blimmin' awful! Not to mention boring - and the fact that noone has real names (Mr Man, Brother and Sister, Granpapa, Grandmama...) is just crazy - plus they are really annoying when they do stuff. Does anyone even know Boobahs' names (they say them so quickly it's hard to get what they're saying)??? I can't understand why she'd prefer Boobah to Teletubbies who are so much more fun - for adults too! Can someone please assure me these Boobah freaks (sorry, lol) get better with time as I think we've been "sentenced" to them now... Much appreciated!

throckenholt Thu 12-May-05 11:34:34

I hated boobah the first time I saw it - but it is odly fascinating and compelling to watch (it is so wierd ).

I think it must be American origin going by the landscape and the ethnic mix.

It is certainly no worse than Teletubbies.

Can't remember any of their names though.

hunkermunker Thu 12-May-05 11:36:53

The merchandise is so scary I've not been able to bring myself to watch the prog! Boobahs are extraordinarily ugly. They remind me of the doll's head on wheels in Toy Story.

suzywong Thu 12-May-05 11:36:54

It is an Anne Wood creation, and she did the Teletubbies

WigWamBam Thu 12-May-05 11:40:17

It's by the same people who did Teletubbies, and is meant to stimulate creative thinking and creative movement. It's designed to encourage physical action and the repetition is deliberate, so that children can imitate the moves, and predict the outcomes of the stories

Their names are Humbah, Zumbah, ZingZingZingbah, Jumbah and Jingbah, and their dance and exercise routines are meant to be copied and joined in with to get children moving.

swiperfox Thu 12-May-05 11:42:41

I hate the boobahs with a passion and dd doesn't get to watch it.

I can't believe after all the fuss and complaints about the teletubbies because they didn't speak properly etc, they then let this on tv - it's 1000 times worse!!!!!

MrsWood Thu 12-May-05 11:45:06

swiperfox - our thoughts exactly. I wish I knew what they were before I treated her to a DVD

Mothernature Thu 12-May-05 11:45:07

I love this let the kids have a least once...

flum Thu 12-May-05 11:45:35

all kiddy TV is irritating beyond all belief. All mine gets is a constant commentary of current affairs from Radio 4. Poor child. No wonder she always looks so miserable.

flum Thu 12-May-05 11:47:37

mothernature - they are quite scary. remind me of baba papas but not as nice.

will show to granny and grandad - they love kids tv and always watch with dd

ambrosia Thu 12-May-05 11:48:29

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WigWamBam Thu 12-May-05 11:49:22

I think it's crap as well, but it's not meant to appeal to adults - it's a children's programme, it's meant to appeal to children.

It's not as if we'd expect them to watch, enjoy and be stimulated by Question Time or Footballers Wives, is it?

flum Thu 12-May-05 11:50:50

mmmm used to like radio2 but have come over all high brow of late

MrsWood Thu 12-May-05 11:50:56

WigWamBam - Agreed, but when they want you to sit with them and watch...

throckenholt Thu 12-May-05 12:05:01

ah - so at 6am on a Satruday morning we are supposed to be leaping round the room in time with the boobahs - hmm - we have been laying in bed .

I actually find it less irritating than a lot of the others (eg fimbles, balamory, tweenies)

Bijraffeski Thu 12-May-05 12:20:18

It could be a lot worse. It could be Zingalong or Bits and Bobs that she's demanding you sit through ...

MrsWood Thu 12-May-05 12:27:55

I honestly think I haven't seen anything worse than Boobah - I feel like there is no caracter to it at all - none of Boobah seem very likeable as they look so freaky and have virtually no faces...

suzywong Thu 12-May-05 12:41:43

bloody hell Zingalong, what was that woman like??????

robin3 Thu 12-May-05 12:53:51

Boobahs is dreadful if you're an adult. My adult faves....Jaker, Ebb and Flow and of course Bear in the Big Blue House. Think these should all be on in the evening.

WigWamBam Thu 12-May-05 13:22:31

Sorry, but Boobah is the height of sophistication and elegance when compared to the nightmare that is Zingalong. I don't know what that woman is on, but it can't be healthy.

throckenholt Thu 12-May-05 13:25:02

this will drive you mad then

mancmum Thu 12-May-05 13:39:29

I hate them too -- when I first saw them I thought they looked a bit dodgy (too much like willies) but thought it was just my mind and cos all the blurb said they were educational, let my 2.5DS watch it... first think he said was "they look like willies!!" Video thrown straight out!

Orinoco Thu 12-May-05 21:12:16

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CHUNKYMUNKEY Thu 12-May-05 22:11:52

My dd loved Boohbahs, she has a duvet, stickers for her room and rucksack for nursery all of the boohbahs, i personally don't like them but my daughter loves doing the dancing to them, i think she is growing out of them now as getting obsessed with barbies, fairies and princesses. she will be 4 in August.

giraffeski Thu 12-May-05 22:28:14

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