Oh, the Dignity.....

WARNING: Opinionated, sleep deprived rant to follow. Please forgive any offense you may take.

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O.K. I do understand needing a job / income.... But having NEVER seen "The Doodlebops" before, and having to sit through an agonizing, frightening, (and frankly DISTURBING) eight minutes of the show (because after 8 minutes I had seen all I could stand before having to turn the channel in sheer terror), a few questions came to mind....

1. How does this pass under the umbrella of "Educational Programing"?

2. How much are these actors/actresses being paid?

3. What is the going rate for basic human dignity?

I guess if you need to put food on the table, and a roof over your head, you may be willing to do just about anything, huh? Maybe even painting your face blue, putting on over sized latex hair, shoes, and giant puffy swollen latex hands - sacrificing your personal dignity - all while bopping around the stage, lip syncing to what is passing as children's educational / motivational music. (sigh....)

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On a semi-related note (kid's television programing)... I would be neglectful to not take this opportunity to mention "Lazy Town" and "Hip-Hop-Harry" as a couple of my (recent) "honorable mentions" for shows that hide behind the deceptive facade of "Educational Television". (Not to mention being among the top dignity crushing rolls an actor can play.)

Speaking of oversized, exaggerated, latex appendages (that you will frequently find on the characters of the aforementioned "television shows" (and I use that term loosely)), let's not forget that freakishly grizzly plasticized nightmare inducing Burger King from the Burger King commercials who (according to the commercials) sits in our beds while we sleep - staring at us - burger in hand, or watches us (using his best "stalker" impersonation) from our backyards through the windows of our homes - with that emotionless gaze of his...

Unlike the Doodlebops, and Lazy Town, whoever is under that Burger King mask (and whoever is in the Hip-Hop-Harry suit) can "pretend" to maintain a shred of their personal dignity, as their true identity is still hidden behind the disturbing mask (and/or bear suit).
(Oh, and SHAME ON YOU for doing it!)

What are we trying to do to the youth (future) of this great nation - frighten 'em, or "make um more stoopiter"??
(But, hey... At least they can Hip-Hop Dance)

9 comments:

  1. Ok, so tell me if you think that the blue doodlebop (Rooney) looks like Jonathan from Who's the Boss? Might just be me, but I think of him every time I see that show. :) Which is a lot, since my 5 year old thinks it's GREAT.

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  2. That Burger King just gives me the creeps - always has and always will!

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  3. "Don't pull the rooope..."
    I am sooo glad they are over the Doodlebops (or, more accurately, husband and I have learned the schedule and avoid the show altogether).
    But the kids really do enjoy them and they do have some catchy tunes.
    "Do the Doodlebops, do the Doodlebops, Do the Doodlepogs, oh yeah." "Let's get on the bus..."
    Darn, now that song's gonna be in my head the whole day.

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  4. ...THE KING IS ALWAYS WATCHING! HE IS WATCHING WHEN YOU SLEEP, WHEN YOU EAT MCDONALDS, AND WHEN YOU ARE DRIVING....

    SOMETIMES I THINK HE IS GOING TO POP UP IN MY BACKSEAT....

    THAT GUY FREAKS ME OUT....BUT HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED "HE" HAS VERY GIRLY HANDS....

    I KNOW WHAT I AM GOING TO DRESS UP AS FOR HALLOWEEN!

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  5. Okay, so I thought I was the ONLY one who was freaked out by the BK, apprently not! I have always said from day one that creep showed up on the TV, if he was sitting in MY bed, he would be dead. I don't keep a small, but forceful deadly weapon in the nightstand drawer for nothing.....FREAK!

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  6. OK, that Burger King guy kinda cracks me up! But now the DoodleBops, yeah, I'm pretty sure that for those three actors/actresses, the conversation with their Agent went something like this:

    "Listen Ben, I got a couple a gigs for youz. I got dis one gig where you get all dressed up and sing and dance for da kiddies right? It's like ah...some kinda circus thing, yeah.
    I also got a couple of porn movies lined up you can do. Eitha way, it's up ta you. Lemme know."

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  7. Our son Miles LOVED the show until they moved the time slot. He continues to look for Moe from time to time in our house. Sorry we broke #4 of 5, they were angels the whole time and we had a ton of fun. Brian and jess

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  8. Hear, hear! I agree with you on all counts. And don't forget The Wiggles.

    I love this line: "What is the going rate for basic human dignity?"

    A very valid question-- if you find the answer, please pass it along, in case I ever need to sell that asset.

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  9. LiterlDan, I did find the answer...

    The answer to "what the going rate for basic human dignity" is how ever much the Doodlebops make....

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