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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Singing Kids Songs to Myself

I have been spending a lot of time lately with my best friend, his wife, and their three year old daughter. As a result, I have been subjected to more children's television programming than I ever wanted. not difficult, since I didn't want to be exposed to *any* children's television programming.

This morning, as I was I was getting ready for the day, I found myself singing, "The phone. The phone is ringing," and then, "What's gonna work? Teeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaamwork."

If you don't know what those are, they are songs from the TV show Wonderpets. You can hear them here (The phone is ringing starts the clip, and the teamwork clip starts at the 2:11 mark):

I am a 35 year old man with no children. I should not be singing WonderPets songs to myself! I think I need some new friends...

Lesson #1: Be wary of what you expose yourself to. If you're not vigilant, stuff will get stuck in your head that you never intended. And it may be stuff you don't want in there. (Talk about voices in your head...)

Lesson #2: This is what passes for great children's programming these days? No matter what you think about the songs, message, or catchiness, there is one irrefutable fact that you must accept: Those Wonderpet animals are creepy! Give me Elmer Fudd blowing his own head off when Bugs Bunny puts his finger in the shotgun barrel any day.

1 comment:

Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach said...

Yes, Wonder Pets are extremely creepy, but no more so than Lazytown...

Blues Clues, Dora, Spongebob - I've got six kids and I can sing them all. But they make great speech material!