Wednesday, April 22, 2009

May I Gripe?

I really need to gripe a moment. No, not about the (sniffle snuffle) mother of all (sniff sniff) head colds that I have. Though it would make for good material.

No, I need a moment to gripe about bad writing. Really really BAD writing. I mean, I know it's a kids show, but come on. So is Phineas and Ferb, and it's pretty darn well-written. And it has great songs!

Special Agent Oso is the newest Playhouse Disney offering. And unfortunately, my kids love it. (Mister spent almost a whole episode pointing at the screen and saying "Ooh, that's good".) Good taste is apparently something learned. (Either that or it's totally hit and miss-- they also both LOVE Phineas and Ferb and The Wonder Pets [wow you find some screwy things looking for the Wonder Pets on youtube...] and Imagination Movers.)


Today the episode was "License to Dress". (There's also a "License to Clean". I kid you not.) Oso has to help whatever-his-name-was to get dressed by himself, because he doesn't know how. This kid is like 5. Seriously? He doesn't know how to get dressed? Boo has been dressing herself for like at least a year.

To top it all off, Oso-- who was in a tux at the beginning of the episode-- isn't sure how to get dressed either. Which begs the question how did he get into the tux to begin with.

Don't even get me started on how he didn't know how to zip up the wetsuit so that the tux didn't get wet.

He's Special Agent Oso, the unique stuffed bear.... he's oh so stupid, I mean Special. That's what the song says. It's a dumb song. Gets stuck in my head.

The only upside-- Boo is now going around the house turning off lights. To save energy. It is Earth Day after all. (One of the others on today was "Dr. Off" where Oso helps a girl save water and energy.)

Anyone else suffering through Oso in the mornings?


  1. I was JUST saying the same thing to my husband this morning. Also making snide comments about how inappropriate it is to hear "Good work, you zipped up your pants" on a kids show (cuz I have a dirty mind like that).

    What's get's me the most, they put Oso where Little Einsteins used to be. I know it's on later, but I had a routine where I vacuum and straighten from 9-9:30 while the kids watched their favorite and their best ...

    Plus the animation on Oso sucks baboon bums!

    Change sucks.

  2. Oh I know! And then days like today, where they screw up the whole schedule-- my kids are so confused.

    I was glad, though, that they didn't use Oso to replace The Wiggles... that could have caused a toddler mutiny. Or Charlie and Lola, which would have caused a preschooler mutiny.

  3. Man, they replaced Einsteins?? See how much I pay attention. My son's favorite is Einsteins. We haven't seen this Oso one. It sounds annoying. I love Phineas and Ferb. Wonder Pets and Imagination Movers drive me crazy.

  4. Einsteins is still on at 11:30, except on Mondays.

    I LOVE Imagination Movers and Wonder Pets! Have you seen the one where the Wonder Pets save the "beetles" whose yellow submarine got stuck in kelp? *Kelp! We got tanlged up in Kelp!* hehehe

    But Phineas and Ferb is the only one I watch without the kids. :D