Monday, October 27, 2008

Kicking it old school with Moo and Beans

The thing I have against a lot of television shows and videos aimed at young children is that they're just too good.

And by good I mean slick. A part of me feels nervous about carefully crafted dialogue, seamless pacing and flashy production values. I'm not sure if it's because I fear Graham's developing brain doesn't stand a chance against the onslaught or if I'm simply nostalgic for the bumpy charm and hokeyness of some of the productions I remember loving in the 1970s.

Whatever the reason, when I agreed to review the DVD My Baby A to Z - Come Explore Shapes With Me I fell hard for a couple of guys named Moo and Beans and immediately hoped their homespun antics would strike a chord with Graham.

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E said...

Ebay is the answer for all those old Fury episodes, or Gentle Ben and David the Gnome and Maya the Bee.
I have retro-ed my kids though every Nick show the big ones got. Thank God for Ebay

Holly said...

I was just talking about kids cartoons to someone the other day. I used to love watching Fables of the Green Forest, Dr. Snuggles and Barbapapa... what happened to shows like that?

(ps. you can youtube them. hilarious!)

Janice @ Mom On The Run said...

I know what you mean. We occasionally watch Retro Teletoon, but then sometimes the shows are too violent and Sierra screams: Too scary! I forget that she's never been exposed to violence. I wonder should I be exposing her to some? Not alot, just the occasional episode of Tom & Jerry?

Barrie said...

I miss Under the Umbrella Tree!