Our Little One is very very much into watching Bing on Cbeebies, and because of the series record feature on our YouView… she seems to have discovered the joys of binge watching Bing.
Obviously this means I have also discovered the joys of watching Bing (and learning how to make the most use of its 7 minute run time). While watching the same episode for what felt like the 20th time, my wife and I started to ask ourselves a few questions, and generally over think about Bing and some of his friends:
Whenever you see him in the TV show, the guy is running around in his underwear, except for one moment at the very start when he takes his trousers off. Why doesn’t his carer type character put his trousers back on?
I guess yellow doesn’t look great on him.
On the subject of the carer type characters…
What the actual heck is Flop?
The Cbeebies website describe Flop as Bings carer, but where is his parents?
Flop is there when Bing goes to bed, when he wakes up, Bing looks after Flop when he’s ill. If it was just Flop and Bing, I’d suggest that Bing actually had a heart breaking back story, but other characters seem to have similar carer figures. Maybe all the parents have disappeared? Maybe the carers are aliens?
Again, on the subject of the carers…
How do they get Charlie up these stairs?
They’re not the tallest of characters, do they have extra powers we’ve not seen?
My last question for now is…
Is Everything a “Bing Thing”?
There were my questions, I’m going to finish by quoting someone on the Mumsnet forum who has attempted to answer some of the oddities of Bing Bunny:
I think the adults are little squishy ants because the toddlers are the main characters and subjects of each others’ interest. Adults assist and facilitate. So it’s the world from the toddler’s emotional perspective. (Bit like those diagrams showing a person with body parts in proportion to nerve endings, so relative significance within our brains).
Is there anything about Bing that you cant get your head around?
Does anyone else reckon that Bing is actually about an alien invasion?
Have I over thought this, and should I just watch some Frozen?