My daughter loves Elmo’s World (this is the part where you feel sorry for me); & wants her fix 24/7, but Mommy needs to NOT bleed out her eyes & scream into a pillow; so watching this TV show is a timed event. Two episodes max.
It’s not that bad of a children’s program I guess; especially considering the alternatives…remember Teletubbies….Dear. God.
It’s educational too. At times though, I question it’s logic.
Case in point: The Jumping Episode.
Scene: Elmo is talking to a pogo stick….
Elmo: “Elmo loves jumping.”
Pogo Stick: “Then you’ll probably like some other jumping sports.”
Elmo: “Really? Like what?”
Pogo Stick: “How about, skydiving!! You jump out of a plane wearing a parachute. How great is that?!”
How does one’s trail of thought go from jumping on a pogo stick to skydiving? Jumping out of a plane & free falling to the earth with nothing but a sheet to slow you down, isn’t exactly the next level of intensity from bouncing 7 inches in the air on a stick.
That’s like saying, “Hey if you like feeding your goldfish, you’ll LOVE swimming in chum with great whites.”
But maybe that’s just me. ^.^