It looks like Bella now has a new obsession. It may actually be replacing Sesame Street as her favorite thing in the world. I regret to say, sadly, that it is nowhere near as entertaining as Sesame Street. It appears as though Bella's new favorite thing is.... TELETUBBIES...
I guess it all started in her previous room at day care, they have some Telebubbies hat there that she loves, and although we've never watched the show before last week, she somehow remembered it. Michele decided to show her an episode of the show earlier this week, and all we hear now at home is Bella requesting "TUBBIES!"
For those of you who have been spared the pain of having to sit through one of the episodes, I'll do my best to summarize it for you. Which episode? Doesn't matter, every single one is the same damn thing anyways. The best way I can sum it up is, you might have a good idea of what the show is like if you've ever had one of those fevers where your temperature spiked to about 103 degrees, and you began hallucinating and were aware of the fact.
The show starts off kindly enough, there's a baby's face in the sun rising over a mountain. This part is at least amusing for us, since Bella loves seeing the baby, and when you ask her what the baby says, she goes "goo goo da da." Then things get weird...
My best guess would be that the creators of this show have done some SERIOUS drugs in their lifetimes. The four fat blobs known as the Teletubbies then wander around for a good 5 minutes or so doing god knows what, then they stop and show an "educational" video of some sort. The one with the kid petting a pony educated me in ways I can't begin to fathom.
At this point, either the drugs have seriously kicked in for the people on the show, or one of them used the script for a rolling paper, since they cut back to the fat blobs, and then go right back and show THE EXACT SAME VIDEO ALL OVER AGAIN.
Remember again that time when you were hallucinating from the fever, and you thought that your vacuum cleaner was talking to you and following you around the house?? Well guess what? It was, and it's now on this friggin' show! They pretty much spend another ten minutes or so chasing the damn vacuum around, or it's chasing them or something, I seriously don't know since I usually have flashbacks at this point from some drugs I've never done while watching this.
Finally, at about the 55 minute mark of the half hour show, they begin saying good night. I say "they begin," since this entire procedure seems to last for roughly another 35 minutes or so from there.
The thing that really disturbs me is that when we watch it both on On Demand through our cable and through the recorded airings, there's a bizarre black vertical bar on the side of the screen that looks like it's just white noise, but I personally believe that is how they are brainwashing the kids and will attempt to carry out some bizarre plot to take over the world. Frightening stuff people.
Compared to the fat blobs, watching Elmo is like watching Seinfeld in its prime. We're hoping and praying that this phase ends soon.