Monday, May 26, 2008

The Teletubbies. Yes, I said the Teletubbies.

And while we're talking about the unpredictable behavior of preschoolers...

As is evident from this blog, Brad and I pretty much think that Zander is brilliant. (Don't most parents think this of their offspring?) However, in the last week or so, the child has stumbled on the infamous PBS show called the Teletubbies. Yes, those same Teletubbies with Tinky Winky (accused of promoting homosexuality by Jerry Falwell back in 1999) . Have you ever seen the Teletubbies? Let's just say they don't even pretend to be Baby Einstein.

The show is really rather trippy. They talk in baby talk; there's no real plot line; there is a sun with a giant, laughing, baby face super-imposed on it, etc. I asked Zander if the Teletubbies were people or animals and he said they were "people-animals." Oh, right.

Anyway, Z sits there, mouth agape, watching as if it is the most exciting show he has ever seen. And when it ends, he shouts "Again!" So, we're re-thinking the whole child prodigy thing.

See for yourself:

2 comments:

wrekehavoc said...

oh honey. my eldest was the perfect age when the telletubbies first came out. i still have a talking LaLa doll that freaks me out. especially when she ? he? laughs.

trippier still, though, is Boo Bah. i don't know if that's still on, but it's by the same folks who brought you TT.

kristi said...

Fortunately no one in our family ever got addicted to this one BUT our music teacher recently had to remove the yellow tubbie from the plush doll basket as the kids fought over it week after week...