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Who should be the next England Manager? (From The World of cbeebies)

Over the last seven days it feels almost everyone is resigning their jobs. It started with a Prime Minister, and now the England Manager job is vacant.

This led me to wonder (possibly in a fit of post EU Referendum result depression) Who, in the world of cbeebies, should be the next England Manager?

The Voice from Sarah and Duck

Sarah and Duck TitlesLets look at “The Voice” from Sarah and Duck. Is he is a parent figure? Is he the voice of a shared consciousness between the characters? Either way, he seems to be a respected and possibly knowledgeable figure in their lives.

Sadly due to his only feature being a floating voice, he wouldn’t be liked by any media outlet (except possibly radio). Therefore he is out of the running for England Manager.

Iggle Piggle

He is the key figure in a crowd of various strange, amusing, and talented individuals. He is the one that appears to hold them all together, to the point that he is the last one asleep at night.

Sadly his lack of ability to talk could be unfortunate, but some may see that as an advantage.

Mr Tumble

TumblejpegI’m sure people would be ok with a clown in charge of the England team.

But some may argue he should be the next Prime Minister.

Charlie and Lola

How about some sort of joint position? Charlie would be the sensible one that talks to the press… the players… other managers… everyone.

Lola would be the one that comes up with the tactics.

Sid and Rebecca from Lets Play!

letsplay_slidemain (1)This could be a winning formula!

Every week, Sid or Rebecca takes on a new job, and seem to do that job really well. These jobs seem to range from Nursing to being a Rock Star. Whatever it is they do, they seem to do it well. Therefore I would argue for another joint position, with both Sid and Rebecca in charge.

They pretend to do everything else well, I’m sure they can both pretend to be the England Manager.

Any other ideas to add?

Free Sarah and Duck Episode!

Fancy a free copy of Sarah and Duck ‘Lots of Shallots’? BBC Store is offering everyone in the UK a free digital download of the first Sarah and Duck episode. Grab your copy of ‘Lots of Shallots’ from the BBC Store before 31st Dec, and use the code EPISODE to get it for free.

I did try downloading it on the Kindle Fire – but sadly download isn’t available for Android devices yet.

New Sarah and Duck!

Its been confirmed on the Sarah and Duck Facebook page that there are new episodes coming:

Get those DVRs ready…

Sarah and Duck. The Stickers.

Sarah and Duck Bedroom StickersToday. Sarah and Duck came to visit, and stayed as stickers on our little ones wall.

You know how you sometimes get a sponsored blog post, and it’s nothing but the blogger singing praises over the product in question?

Well this isn’t a sponsored post, but it’s going to read similar to the above description, but that’s because the Sarah and Duck stickers are just that cute. Big and bright, these stickers are perfect to decorate any room belonging to a Sarah and Duck fan. Easy to peel, and quite sturdy, they are also easy to put up on the wall, and then adjust once you realise that you didn’t put them on straight enough.

The one problem we’re having is that our little one seemed to be shouting at Sarah and Duck to wake up…

The Sarah and Duck stickers can be found from legendswallart.com. They also sell Doctor Who wall stickers…. but the wife wouldn’t let me get a giant cyberman sticker… or a Clara…

 

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The Terror of Kids TV

What if kids TV were horror stories?

teletubbies1So this little picture was doing the rounds around Twitter the other day.

The sight of the Teletubbies walking over Teletubby land in black and white, presents a former kids favourite as a sinister horror show, making us all question our memories of that brightly coloured TV show.

It also made me question, what do todays kids TV shows look like in black and white?

Below shows the slightly horrific answer…

 

Bing Bunny and his friends are coming for you…

Beware The Tombliboos

The Friendly Engine?

AHHHHHH!!!! The Butterfly has Tim, from Topsy and Tim

The Horror of “Sarah and Duck”

Dont worry kids… these things are only watching you…

Go To Sleep Kids… Or James McAvoy will ensure The Teddy doesn’t see the end of “BedTime Hour”

Any other Kids TV horrors out there?

Sarah and Duck. A Few Questions.

Our Little One is a massive fan of two shows on Cbeebies. One of them is “Bing”, which I blogged about here, the other is Sarah and Duck. I admit, I’m ok with Sarah and Duck. There’s a sense of innocent joy mixed with humour that is captured in the episodes, which makes them fun to watch. Even more now that we have Sarah and Duck dvds, as this means we don’t have to switch between episodes on our DVR every 5 – 7 minutes.

As we watched the adventures of Sarah and Duck, Mrs Sofa, and I started asking ourselves a few questions about the world that Sarah and Duck live in…

If Sarah is 7 years old, why doesn’t she go to school?

I guess she’s kinda smart, even for the lack of school attendance, but I guess in a world where a cake can talk back to you, school must be quite interesting.

For all the scenes set at home, why don’t we see her parents?

Seriously. WHERE are they? Is she left home alone all day, with nothing but a duck for company?

IMG_0889.PNGIf Moon can be seen walking around the shop, where does the Sun go?

I kinda wonder why we don’t see Sun wandering around when its night. I guess its ok that we don’t have a massive ball of fire walking around the place… but what impact does moons actions have on the worlds tidal levels? What we don’t see, is that every time that Moon walks around the Big Shop, are there massive floods elsewhere?

How do children and birds understand each other so well?

I tried talking to a duck once.
It was a boring conversation. But people walking around me thought I was quackers.

Sarah and Duck - Eating BreadIsn’t bread meant to be bad for ducks?

Duck seems to be tired on a regular basis, maybe he’s just a bit poorly?

What is the narrator?

I have a few theories about this guy. Is he an invisible man? I did wonder if he’s God, and all the  characters can hear God really really well, but thats kinda deeply religious for a cbeebies show. Therefore I questioned if he was Sarah’s conscience, but the thing is, all the characters can hear him. This makes me wonder; Is all of this in Sarahs imagination?

The thing is, If Sarah and Duck is all simply set in Sarahs imagination, then that suggests that real life is a bit of a dark place for Sarah. And thats something that I’d prefer wasn’t true.

Sorry, that got a bit dark there towards the end.

Have you got any questions about the world of Sarah and Duck?

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In her imagination

Tonight I witnessed a conversation between An Adipose from Doctor Who, Duck from Sarah and Duck, and a random black cat toy*.

Such a conversation can only happen in the imagination of a two year old right?

Obviously this wasn’t a real conversation…

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