Explain Children's TV Shows to me.

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TiggyD Sat 06-Jul-13 21:52:01

I work in childcare and need to keep up to date with children's TV shows so I know what the kids are on about. Please could you explain a show each in just one sentence. And please could somebody do Ben 10?!

eg,
Teletubbies:
4 coloured blobs with various antenae prance about life eating toast and custard aided by a possessed hoover.

vladthedisorganised Tue 11-Feb-14 15:05:25

Thomas the Tank Engine - Stalinist allegory. If you're not a Really Useful Engine you'll be sent to Siberia off the island.

Waybuloo - obvious drug metaphor. Characters with massive heads float up into the air when the cheeba arrives.

Octonauts - Star Trek, but under the sea rather than in space. Captain Kirk equivalent is a polar bear; Mr Spock equivalent is an octopus and Scotty is a penguin.

Rastamouse - Columbo, but with mice and reggae.

Daddyofone Sun 26-Jan-14 22:48:40

Scooby Do.

A pot head and his stoned dog with a bad case of the perma munchies solve crimes with their straight laced friends whilst driving around in Ken Casey's magic bus.

Tom and Jerry

Two furry mammals enact domestic violence on an epic scale.

By the Sea

A young boy goes on a weekly crime spree.

Magic Roundabout

Animated animal LSD experiment.

Tigresswoods Sun 26-Jan-14 22:26:33

Lazytown- continental European drivel about some fit bloke who exercises a lot & appears to only eat apples. Hangs out with grown woman dressed as pre-pubescent girl.
Monumentally creepy but unmissable at the same time.

Divinyl Sun 24-Nov-13 19:03:07

Carrie and David's Pop Shop: known to our family as 'Carrie and David's Pop Sh..' due to the speed of turning off the TV once programme is announced. One of the duo, obivious which, must have made it into Children's TV on the merits of certain other rather specific favours.

Numtums: As description above, but will give you mild depression if you happen to watch around the time of needing a shower and the obvious similarities to 'Mumtums'.

The Octonauts: live in an Octopod under the sea that seems to operate like a giant sphincter. Crew put Octo before most nouns. There is usually a kelp forest that wipes out the Octopod's Octo-no claims bonus.

Rastamouse: If taken passively in the morning, there is no way that you will be able to turn your mind to anything adult and dull later without the theme tune repeating on you like a plate of fried onions.

eden263 Sat 26-Oct-13 00:25:00

Justin's House - Award winning, shiny faced, frustrated housewives' totty Fletcher whores himself in a self-indulgent megalomaniacal fashion, whilst wiggling his bottom, doing endless pratfalls and getting covered in custard pies, as his adoring camp robot housemate/butler swoons over him and 200 confused toddlers look on and come in too early with the egotistical theme tune.

Green Balloon Club - Four posh stage school children who need a good slap read woodenly from the autocue (apart from Cat who is actually quite OK), joined by a couple of 'nice' adult presenters and a well-trained dog. They pretend to fly through the sky in a pedal-powered hot air balloon, taking in nature reports from the ground from proletariat children who are 'club members'. Usually concludes with a song about plants, trees or insects. Let's do...the waggle dance.

Let's Play - Man & woman live platonically in 2D paper house, fight over who is going to be the chosen one for the day by doing an insane and scary dance involving cloning and gurning, both ending up in the story anyway, playing a host of transsexual characters in ill-fitting costumes then later have to act as if they knew nothing about any of it.

BlueEyedBrunette Tue 20-Aug-13 21:28:23

Numberjacks.....numbers live in a sofa and fight a giant undertaker, a ginger head, a pink flying spoon, a blob-throwing blob and a weird shape thing with teeth.

The spoon is cool.

Calvinclomp Wed 10-Jul-13 17:59:01

Wooly and Tig
Spoilt horrible little bitch who has a pretty good looking mum and her dad was the gay copper in taggart. The girl cries and sulks the minute things aren't going her way or she drops a chocolate button or some other trivial nonsensical shit!
Parents drug the kid to get her to shut the fuck up and in her drug induced haze she starts talking to a little goody two shoes totally unrealistic looking Scottish spider.
Girl calms down, lather, rinse, repeat.

Notafoodbabyanymore Tue 09-Jul-13 16:17:12

Dirtgirlworld - cartoony little girl with the facial features of an adult woman pouts and winks grotesquely and prances around like a damn fool whilst teaching children about gardening and conservation.

Green balloon club - a group of annoying little idiots put on their best stage school smiles and bore on about the environment.

Sorry I'm late to the party.

notcitrus Sun 07-Jul-13 14:16:17

Big Cock Little Cock, sorry cook: Big Cock is too gormless to kill little Cock for flying around on a spoon. Between the two of them they can only do one dish for a nursery rhyme character in 20 minutes, so thankfully seem to have closed their cafe down.

notcitrus Sun 07-Jul-13 14:12:26

Mr Bloom's nursery: Beeb thinks that children will be more likely to eat veg if they form relationships with them first, such as Margaret the cauliflower and Sebastian the posh aubergine. Might work if only to rescue them from the clutches of their oversized elf captor.

notcitrus Sun 07-Jul-13 14:08:36

Small Potatoes: some spuds of limited growth don't want to be turned into chips so go seek fame and fortune by singing and dancing a range of styles. Surprisingly good but your child will refuse to eat potatoes ever again.

notcitrus Sun 07-Jul-13 14:06:28

Big City Park: Sesame Street spins off to a Belfast park, losing the budget en route so there's one huge shaggy puppet called Ruari, a perky squirrel, a depressed badger, and one annoying Scottish presenter. And obligatory children. They Skype Ernie and Bert.

500internalerror Sun 07-Jul-13 13:15:18

Sorry I've Got No Head - comedy sketches that finish just a little too late, so we leave late for school and run like the wind! Appeals to parents who remember really telly and comedy nights before kids...

GoofyIsACow Sun 07-Jul-13 12:59:53

Justins House -as someone said before Noels house party for kids... But also Ashley Peacock lives next door! Who knew?!

GoofyIsACow Sun 07-Jul-13 12:58:58

Mr Tumble - fairly likeable clown type chap who does sign language and other crazy shit stuff. Constantly shocked by his own existence.
Grandad Tumble - his ageing grandad whom he picks on and generally takes the piss out of, sleeps a lot
Aunt Polly- posh widow twankey on crack
Lord Tumble - posh country gent... Also on crack
Cliff Tumble - ageing pop star, quite possibly on crack
Tiny Tumble - a chance to milk the Tumble franchise for all it's worth, without having to get Fletch in for more filming.

GoofyIsACow Sun 07-Jul-13 12:48:47

Same Smile - I am yet to get over the episode where they took one of them swimming and threw it in the pool shock

All i could think was 'that'll take bloody ages to dry and it will stink' grin

Balamory - basically The Wicker Man without the nudity. What did happen to the original Josie Jump? shock PC Plum is on borrowed time.

Same Smile - not entirely sure what its about but the theme tune sounds just like "Crash" by The Primitives.

Let's Play - a horrific Big Brother style gameshow where Sid and whatever her name is compete to stay alive. "Let it be me"

What's The Big Idea - a disturbing vision of our utopian future. Jumpsuits and no walls.

Dirtgirl World - dear God no!

GoofyIsACow Sun 07-Jul-13 12:41:01

Excellent thread! grin

TiggyD Sun 07-Jul-13 12:22:42

Yup, Blue Peter was the third.

How about:
5 kids learn about life by fighting monsters in a miniature city made of cardboard.

Grown adults spend the day playing with a couple of teddies, a hideous doll, a hippy doll, and a rugby ball with a face.

A bunch of sexist trains who go off the rails every five minutes and make fun of their boss. (It's glandular!)

Numbers defend the world against a bunch of weirdos who mess things up all the time.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cocolepew Sun 07-Jul-13 11:47:47

Mr Benn, man comes out of the closet dressed as one of the Village People.

TiggyD Sun 07-Jul-13 11:47:00

Yes Panzee and Shipwrecked!

cocolepew Sun 07-Jul-13 11:45:44

Spongebob Squarepants, tender tale of inter species gay love, set in an underwater utopia.
With burgers.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sun 07-Jul-13 11:25:03

Bod!!

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