Friday, March 21, 2008

Second Verse, Same as the First

A little more snotty and a little bit worse...

Yep. Short Stuff has come down with Nasty Cough and Cold #433 for the year, with a side of Really Green Goop and Occasional Fever. So he and I are home today... I really absolutely needed to toss a load of his clothes into the wash, so as he sat playing, I turned on the TV in search of perhaps Sesame Street to occupy him for a minute.

What I got was Little Einsteins. Now, I've had friends tell me LE is kind of like Kiddy Crack, but I'd never experienced the.... oddness that is Little Einsteins. Classical music? Check. Great, we love it around here. Classical artwork? Ok, that's good too, if perhaps a bit of an advanced concept, but art is A Very Good Thing, so I'm down with that.

Characters and story? Okay, we have entered into some sort of preschooler twilight zone. The story appears to center around a Mommy Cello in Italy, who is hatching baby cellos out of five different-colored instrument cases arranged in a nest.


And THEN, for drama, one of the baby cellos falls in a RIVER, and the LE kids have to help it find its MOMMY.

Ok, now we had some weird shows when I was a kid, and I never have quite figured out how I felt about Time for Timer on the ABC network but.... Italian cellos hatching out of a nest?

What is IN their sippy cups?? I think it fermented.


Betsey Booms said...

Sounds like a bad trip I may or may not have had in the early to mid 90's.

Just saying.

Guinevere Meadow said...

Oh my. Oh my. Oh my.

You know what though? Every now and then I catch an episode of a program I watched as a child, and I'm flabbergasted at the weirdness of it all. How could I have liked some of the garbage I watched back then??

frannie said...

you should watch yo gabba gabba.

whoever created that show is smoking something. It is creepy times 10.

frannie said...

and why can't they just watch the Smurfs like we did??

We are THAT family said...

I'm cracking up cause that show creeps me out too. Thanks for visiting me. I found your blog appealing! I'll be back -imagine in Terminator voice.

Allie Bear said...

What happened to cross dressing bunnies and Tom and Jerry trying to kill each other?

Heather J. said...

My daughter can NOT stand this show or the Wiggles, since we're discussing weird shows.

Who comes up with these concepts and what drugs did they take in the 80's?

Shan said...

We've just discovered Little Einsteins around here. I'm not too sure what's going on in the writer's room either when they came up with this stuff.