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?