Go Jetters. A Few Questions.

As I’m sure its obvious to those that read this blog, but we are massive fans of CBeebies. Which show is our favourite does vary from week to week, but Go Jetters seems to come up quite often.

When the Little One is up for Go Jetters, its often binge watched on BBC iPlayer, and many many episodes are watched. Back to back… (I have the “Funky Facts” tune in my head just writing this)

After the second or third Go Jetters Binge-watch session,  Mrs Sofa, and I started asking ourselves a few questions about both the team, and world around the Go Jetters…

Is Grand Master Glitch quite vulnerable, and easily influenced by the GrimBots?

Seriously…are the GrimBots actually the evil master minds of the piece? A lot of the time, the trouble made by Glitch is because he has misunderstood the big picture, and as a result he has misunderstood the consequences of his actions. Shouldn’t the GrimBots be stopping him by now?

Does Ubercorn ever get his hands dirty?

He always seems to be sending the Go Jetters to go and do the hard work. I’ve never actually seen Ubercorn put himself in danger…

Talking about Ubercorn, how did the Go Jetters end on on a ship with a unicorn anyway?

I’m just curious… I guess I’m a sucker for flashback / origin stories.

As a team, they don’t seem very efficient,why don’t they make the “click ons” automated. Problem solved.

EVERY TIME. The Go Jetters find a problem.

Go Jetters, can’t solve a problem.

Go Jetters get “click ons”

PROBLEM SOLVED!

On the subject of Go Jetters, “Outside the world is turning, guided by Ubercorn.”, does that suggest that Ubercorn is in fact God? If so does that make the Go Jetters angels?

I’m possibly taking a few lyrics out of context, but…

Given the premise of the series – The Team find a problem on the planet – problem gets solved. Could Ubercorn (God) be protecting us from Glitch (The Devil), by using his angels.

This would suggest though that the Go Jetters are probably dead, and living on in some sort of angelic afterlife.

Possibly after dying in some sort of natural disaster?

What questions do you have after watching Go Jetters?

Sorry about the darkness at the end there…

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Questions While Watching CBeebies

I love CBeebies. (The BBCs dedicated TV channel for little people). Yeah I’ve said it. Almost anything released on CBeebies seems to at least survivable for parents to watch. (Dont mention Teletubbies -they are exception here).

But I can’t help but have some questions about some of the CBeebies Shows I catch myself watching…*

Andys Prehistoric Adventures

Questions When Watching CBeebies Andys Prehistoric Adventures

Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures for example. Sure OK, he’s had a history of flying around the world, but this time travelling thing.

How did Andy discover he can travel in time?

From what I can tell, Andy can only travel in time when the clock chimes, and he stands in front of it in time to shout the time he wants to travel to. Its a system with so many ways to go wrong, it makes the Doctors TARDIS look accurate.

How did he discover that this all happened?

Postman Pat

Well. Where do I start? Historically, Pats not been reliable or efficient at being a postman. Which considering “Postman” is his first name, is kinda unfortunate. How has he kept his job for so so long?

This level of inefficiency of his work leads me onto my next question about Postman Pat. Where the sticking heck did he get a flipping helicopter from?  He delivers pretty much just around the countryside. He’d be fine delivering from a van. Maybe I’m just jealous?

Maybe I want a helicopter for my work?

Teletubbies

Teletubbies, are the exception to the “CBeebies are good” rule. The show is a terrifying blip on the CBeebies landscape, they make the characters of In The Night Garden seem normal, and not like a drug induced trip through a hallucinogenic mushroom forest.

But I guess small kids love it.

Teletubbies annoyed me when they first appeared. This new incarnation of Teletubbies seem to have Teletubbie babies.

Aren’t Teletubbies meant to be babies themselves? If so, how in the name of Justins ass does that work?

Get Well Soon

Lovely innocent show featuring Dr Ranj being a kind Doctor to a bunch of worried puppets. I wonder if Dr Ranj has ever had to give a puppet bad news?

Kate and Mim-Mim

Charming show. Google describes it as:

Kate is a young girl with a wild imagination. It’s that imagination that attracts a bunny named Mim-Mim, who becomes a larger-than-life playmate for Kate as they travel to the fantasy world of Mimiloo. Kate goes there whenever she has a problem at home that she needs to solve. In Mimiloo, Kate can be whatever she wants, from a princess to a pirate. Other residents of Mimiloo include gardener Gobble, inventor Tack and mischievous Boomer. When each adventure ends, Kate has solved her problem and is anxious to get home to tell her parents about it.

What I want to know is, what’s happening in the “real world” whilst Kate is in her fantasy world of Mimiloo? Has she collapsed? Is she frozen? Or is she simply sat there, unresponsive, like a young girl in front of a TV screen?

In The Night Garden

This is Teletubbies for the next generation. If Teletubbies is about babies learning to talk, In The Night Garden appears to be the fevered dream of Iggle Piggle as he drifts alone on the ocean.

Within this dream, we seem to find The Night Garden. There we find a number of “interesting” characters, including Upsy Daisy, how does she make her hair – and skirt stand up like that on demand?

Each episode of In The Night Garden ends with Iggle Piggle being told by a calming voice, “Its Ok Iggle Piggle, its time to go”. Considering the state we find him at the start of the episode, does this mean that each episode of the childrens bedtime favorite, ends with the death of the main character? 

 

Have you got any questions or wonderings about CBeebies shows similar to the above? 

*This is meant to be taken light-hearted. Honest. I didn’t mean it to all go a little bit #CbeebiesDarkThoughts. Honest…

What My Fridge Says

The Improbabilities Told By Topsy and Tim

The Improbabilities Told By Topsy and TimWe love Topsy and Tim in our household.

I say “We love Topsy and Tim”, I mean, our little one loves Topsy and Tim. If we ever have left CBeebies on in the background at home, the opening moments of the Topsy and Tim theme tune is enough to get her running to the TV.

Have I ever mentioned her “friends”, Topsy and Tim?

During a recent Topsy and Tim marathon on BBC iPlayer, it occurred to me that there seemed to be a number of….  improbabilities in the world of Topsy and Tim that just wouldn’t happen in this world.

Here are a number of examples I found.

  1. Kids can break Mummy’s vase.. and she’s THAT OK WITH IT!!
  2. Somehow, when you have 4 preschoolers kicking off, Mummy has found the time to put a well timed pizza in.
  3. Selling / moving house is JUST THAT EASY – AND QUICK!
  4. Having nursery school at home is a GREAT IDEA!! (Seriously, they have room for that? Mummy had time for that?)
  5. That a Mummy and Daddy can put up an outside playhouse the night before a twins 5th birthday, look fresh and awake the next morning, AND still smile at each other.
  6. Loads of cakes (which probably cost a fortune) get chucked on the floor… Mummy is NOT SCREAMING MAD!!!
  7. Christmas Eve evening is just that fun and relaxing! (No last minute wrapping from Mummy and Daddy?)
  8. You’ve moved house, you’re trying to unpack, you’re living out of boxes, a new friend is invited to play, and Mummy is smiling about all of this?
  9. When you’re building a new drive, you really want two 4 year olds around you.
  10. Its possible to build a marble run, so big, and amazing – THAT NO marbles will fly off – and break Mummys vase…

Are there any more that you would add?

*These might be invisible friends… and therefore probably dont count.

Jungle Beat – The Explorers

Last summer, I discovered Jungle Beat, and the computer game that went alongside it. Jungle Beat features different animal characters in a series of simple yet increasingly bizarre and chaos ridden situations as the episode carries on. Back then I wondered if there was an influence from old school Warner Brothers cartoons.

The Explorers is a 13-episode series that follows four explorers and the elusive animals they’re trying to spot throughout their many adventures. Dexter, Rita, Simon and Mirabelle are the explorers, trying to discover more about the animals they seek, but their enthusiasm gets in the way… very regularly… much like the little 3 year old I sat down and watched a couple of preview episodes with.

The Little Person found it attention grabbing enough to put down the Topsy and Tim game, and give them a good watch. Which (knowing her love for all things Topsy), is a definite seal of approval.

Check out the first episode here:

If you’re looking for a little distraction on Youtube, I’d suggest to giving the rest of Jungle Beat – The Explorers a quick go.

Conversations with a toddler* Number 11 

I’m being a bad parent, and letting the Little One watch cbeebies programs on iPlayer while she eats her tea… and the “Twirlywoos” have just finished…

LO: “I’d like another one”
Me: “Which one would you like on”
LO: Walks to @BBCiPlayer screen and points. “That 1”

*Twirlywoos start*

LO: “Which one is it”
Me: “The one you asked for”
LO: “Well done!!!

Me: To busy trying to work out if I was just patronised by a 3 year old or not, to say anything.

*Not really a toddler anymore… but anyway…

10 Ways You Can Tell You’ve Watched Too Much Cbeebies

Are you? Is your little one a fan of Cbeebies? Is Cbeebies your favourite way of getting a little bit of peace during the day? Do you catch yourself enjoying Cbeebies a bit too much? Do you feel you know the Bing episodes a bit too much? Here are 10 Ways You Can Tell You’ve Watched Too Much Cbeebies!

  1. You were disappointed when you found out Topsy and Tim weren’t twins.
  2. Quoting kid shows to people who have no idea what you’re on about.
  3. You understand the links between Tree Fu Tom and Doctor Who.
  4. When loading up episodes on the DVR / iPlayer, you catch yourself knowing as much about the episodes as your kid does.
  5. Thinking someone you see in public looks like Mr Bloom.
  6. Multiple theme tunes stick in your head.
  7. You wonder if Captain Jacks Boat, is a unwritten episode of Doctor Who.
  8. Somehow, you caught yourself looking forward to that Mr Tumble Live they did…
  9. You cant help but wonder about the change in hair styles between Katie presenting “I Can Cook”, and the linking sections between shows.
  10. You take into account the names on Cbeebies when choosing future kids names. ( EG You avoid Tom, because of Tree Fu Tom – Topsy and Tim are taken – Bing is well out)

Are there any ways you can add?