Deep thoughts...

Renee - posted on 10/04/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )

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Deep thoughts of a SAHM of a toddler...I have known the Man in the Yellow hat for many many years, but I still don't know his name. Why is he not married or have a girl friend? He has a house in the city and in the country, goes on nice vacations, clean cut... He is actually quite neglectful of George. Maybe if he kept a better eye on George, George wouldn't get into so much trouble because of his curiosity.

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Sarah - posted on 10/05/2010

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I know! It seems like parents are always the dumb ones, too. Especially in shows aimed at pre-teens. Its always a perfect, understanding mom who never gets ruffled and a ignorant dad with the IQ of a brick wall. And the kid ALWAYS manages to teach the parents a lesson, or disobeys his parents and it turns out just fine. What are we teaching these kids?!

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Tara - posted on 09/21/2011

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LOL yall havebeen reading my mind. Peppa Pig's parents are also very active lo

Stifler's - posted on 10/09/2010

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I think these shows are probably aimed at tolerance for all people and not just white people with 2 parents.

Lori - posted on 10/08/2010

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lol...I just was talking about Max & Ruby today and stating that their parents are never around and was curious how old they're supposed to actually be.

Paula - posted on 10/08/2010

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LOL! What about dinosaur train? Albeit they are dinosaurs, but they are active parents. My son gets upset when other cartoons use the wrong label for the dinosaurs. LOL

Jessica - posted on 10/07/2010

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i have those thoughts about sponge bob. where are his parents and how is it that he has a job when he seems to be maybe 7 years old. and how does a sponge live in the water and not expand to that breaking point? and how does he have a pet snail when a snail is not an underwater animal? not to mention sandy the squirrel who lives in a bubble under the sea?
cartoons are obviously for kids and people that dont think things over much. cuz im always left wondering how thats possible and who in the world over looked all those important little details! my boyfriend tells me i just over think them when they are supposed to be simple lol

Kelina - posted on 10/07/2010

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just gotta say i'm glad i'm not the only one. When i start talking like thomas and Bob like they're real people is usually when i know I need to get out of the house!

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Sid does seems to be bi-racial. He's something like 1/2 purple 1/2 orange lol I think! I dont get Gerold either but he does add something to the show at times.

Kendra - posted on 10/07/2010

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My question about Sid is, is that child Bi-racial? He looks like it. Not that it's a bad thing my son is too and frankly its nice to see bi-racial characters on tv but I can't quite figure him out. And I love how his mom is totally computer-geniusy and dad cares for the kids...it's great. But that Gerold (Jerrold?) kid. I'm gonna kill him. When is was in school and we had a child act that way they would have him tested! He either needs Ritalin or a special ed teacher!

Annie - posted on 10/06/2010

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Just the other day, someone asked me just how the man in the yellow hat is. I guess I should read my complete works of Curios George. IDK if it will clue me in, but I will let you know if I find out.

Candi - posted on 10/06/2010

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its hard to look past them. Its probably the most politically correct show on TV though!

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Yes Sid the science kid is the one with weird colored ppl lol! kinda makes it nice because you have to look past what they look like.

Candi - posted on 10/06/2010

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Is sid the science kid the cartoon where everybody has weird colored hair and skin? My 5 yr old likes to watch the Smithsonian channel. Its very educational and I like it too. Now she's watching Olivia. bunch of talking, clothes wearing pigs!! lol. Personally I prefer my pigs to be in a blanket! YUMMY

Victoria - posted on 10/06/2010

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Caillou may have active parents, but then should tell him to stop whining all of the time! They are raising a whiney baby, and I don't want my son to think it is ok to whine his way into getting what he wants!!!

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I have to say along the lines of good parents in preschool shows...Sid the Science Kid...not only does it show active parents but an active Grandmother! Plus added bonus is the idea that my 3 yr old learns ALOT from him and talks about it all day long!

Kelly - posted on 10/05/2010

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Calliu (spelling?) has great parents, but that's about the only show for preschoolers I can think of that does. Ya'll are not alone in wondering about these things. As for the preteen shows, one plus is that it gives us a chance to talk to our kids about how tv is different from real life. In other words, explaining that if they (our kids) did the things that Zack and Cody (or whoever) do, it would probably not work out so well for them.

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well talk about your timely inquiry from the mouths of babes. my 3 year old daughter just asked me if the Cat in the Hat was a fake kitty.......or real, like Dora. LOL I suppose she will start calling our minivan the "thingamajigger". At least the Cat in the Hat tells the kids to ask the mom if they can go........however, I am in for it here........That mom always says yes! LOL

Candi - posted on 10/05/2010

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well being home with little ones, its not like we're watching Nightmare on Elm Street or anything. Cartoons are so silly and most have no story line, what else are we going to do?We're going to start trying to figure things out! Thts what mom's do...we judge other moms! lol. Just kidding!! Wht kills me is Stuart Little. Do people not find it weird that there is a rat in the school and it can talk??? If a rat was in my school, we would call the exterminator!! Besides, why would you send the poor thing to school to be stepped on?? some movies are just rediculous!!! But good entertainment for little ones

Carolyn - posted on 10/05/2010

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I'm so glad I'm not the only one that wonders about these things. And my husband thinks I'm just a little crazy to be wondering. Apparently as a man, he could care less about these things.

Renee - posted on 10/05/2010

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And what about Mickey Mouse Club House...As Donald put it so eloquently in one episode "It's always about Mickey!" :)
I have also wondered about parents with Max and Ruby, Dora, and Diego. Dora and Diego's parents also act really stupid and listen to what their child tells them to do and goes to their child for help. Now Olivia has some active parents...

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Ha - Sarah -- I thought the same thing every time my kids watched Max and Ruby. I think if we examined most cartoons we would find absent parents. No wonder my son doesn't understand why he can't go out alone, or has to stay with me when we walk. Must seem unreal to him with all these cartoon characters running amuck. And what about Disney? What's he got against moms anyway? They're always killed off!

Candi - posted on 10/05/2010

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haha sarah! My daughter loves Max and Ruby. For a while, I thought Ruby was the mom until I actually watched it. I often wonder about Dora too. They show her parents, but that kid is all over the place unsupervised! LOL.

Sarah - posted on 10/05/2010

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I've been wondering myself about Max and Ruby. Where are their parents? How old is Ruby supposed to be, anyway? 7 or 8? And she takes care of Max entirely by herself. So sad...

Candi - posted on 10/04/2010

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Actually his name is Ted. Its only mentioned in the movie though, not the books. Its soooo sad I know that but after all I do have 3 kids.....Maybe he doesn't date or anything b/c it would take the story away from the monkey and kids aren't interested in all that drama. They want to see the little monkey get into trouble!! Monkeys are so much like kids anyway. How often do we call out child a little monkey when we see them climbing on things? Just thoughts

Kayla - posted on 10/04/2010

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HAHAHA.. I def. did not get that!!
Its time for some alone time for you. lol

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haha! Ok I think it's time for mommy to take a hot bath and turn on lifetime for a couple of hours! I have caught myself having those deep thoughts before and I try to snap myslef out of it ASAP before it gets crazy. My husband has basically banned me from sharing those thoughts lol!

Melysa - posted on 10/04/2010

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lol, i think he is supposed to be a modern take on that uncle/aunt that never got married but has everything else in the world, perhaps they did not want to talk about his (boyfriend), does he have a name? lets call him Frank

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