Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Supplemental Post - Name That Toon

Ethan is Sick and I'm Bored :-(

I've been snuggling on the couch with Ethan this morning, trying to get him to rest, and we've been watching those mind-numbing cartoons on Noggin. I am about ready to stick my head in the oven and turn it on "clean". And not just because it's disgustingly crusty in there.

Dora especially kills me. Where the hell are her parents? Don't they care that she's running around in spooky forests, crossing troll bridges and canoeing across ponds while being chased by bears - her only chaperone a mentally-challenged primate with a shoe fetish? And can't they find her a shirt that fits properly somewhere in that magic backpack?

And why can't all criminals be deterred as easily as Swiper the Fox? Wouldn't it be nice if we could just put up our hand and say "Mugger, no mugging!, Mugger, no mugging! Mugger, no mugging!" and watch the felon slink away with a finger snap and an "Oh Man!"?

Geez, two hours at home on a weekday and already I've got cabin fever. It's going to be a very long winter.


leslie said...

You could come here and dodge snakes and drink margaritas... :)
Whatever happened to good old cartoons like The Roadrunner?

Heather said...

That is MADE OF WIN.

Burbanmom said...

Ahhh. Great question, Leslie. All the "good cartoons" that contain some grown-up jokes are all run on channels that also carry commercials. I HATE those channels as they tend to make my kids say "I WANT THAT", "I NEED THAT" and "IF YOU DON'T GET ME THAT, I'LL BE VERY UPSET". Commercialism -- it is a learned behavior!!!!