Thursday, January 13, 2011

Things I Don't Understand Week- no parents in children's programing

Things I don't get it--- why do so many children's shows lack parents--- or at least responsible parents.

Max and Ruby live in a big ass house by themselves and next door to their grandmother who shows up every once in a while.

Dora has parents but they're extremely irresponsble letting her get into a car  and a plane with a purple squirrel.

Freshbeat Band is a bunch of teenagers living in a house with no adult superivison.

Kicking it old school

Smurfs had one girl and one old guy.

Snorks were exactly like smurf but under water.

My Little Ponies didn't have parents either.  By the way look at the outfit on the dancer pony...totally 80's.

Charlie Brown's parents couldn't speak at all and left him alone to be raised by a dog.

None of the children running around Seaseme Street had parents.

Yo! Children's programing parenting is hard enough without you telling our children that we're obselete. 


  1. I LOATHE Max and Ruby. LOATHE! It has been banished from our house. Max is a little brat, which makes Super Spawn believe it's okay for him to be a little brat too. NOT COOL.

  2. I am totally in agreement on M&R. Thank goodness my guys don't want to watch it anymore. Ruby's just as bad as Max-- bossy, much?

    The population distribution of the smurfs never made sense to me. Poor smurfette.

    Now I am thinking about a FBB alternative storyline, where it's revealed they're all singin' and dancin' runaways with rap sheets a mile long!

  3. Maybe it's because kids want to see kids, not the kids' parents. Like the YA books with no adults in it. Same thing, right?

  4. Lol! This is truly something that makes you go: Hmmmm.

  5. This is hilarious! It doesn't really make sense, because when you flip on the Disney Channel to the ten-year-old shows, they ALWAYS show the parents... maybe they don't think that in little kids it matters because they aren't to That Age yet? Hmm. Weird. I've noticed the Peanuts' parent's absence, but I never thought about all the other ones...