At least he has some failings, it’s not like bloody FLOP who is so patient all the time despite Bing creating a total hell world all around him
Yep. That one pretty much exactly replicates my experience of being a dad to young children
Christ, you’d want to put Bing up for adoption if he was your child
I like Bing and his rebellious ways, but there is no parent on this earth who could be that zen the whole time, you’d crack eventually. Every TV parent makes me feel like a total shitebag to be fair, I don’t know if that’s the point or what but they’re all so calm and attentive and I’m sat here during half term being like, “No we can’t play Mario right now I am drowning in work arrrgh”
[Drowning in work/posting here erk]
Flop is literally a flannel though.
Just sat with children and watched an episode where they build the swing seat in the garden - was not prepared for that ending, profound stuff
Supposedly the main driver behind the show was a desire to make something like Peppa Pig where the dad wasn’t a deadshit.
Blue Heelers also look like this
so there’s definitely some plastic surgery going on too
They’re broadly fair observations, though not particularly insightful.
The stuff mentioned is hardly specific to Bluey, is it? There’s any number of kids TV shows (most, even?), and TV shows in general that those points could apply to. TV normalises idealised worlds and scenarios pretty much as a standard device. And, as even that post identifies, Bluey has loads of travails and storylines that transcend and aren’t related to the Heeler’s wealth.
There’s always The Rubbish World of Dave Spud if it’s that much of a botheration. Award-winning animation with absolutely top-drawer voice talent, Grimsby-based, set in a tower block. Sack Bluey off, watch that, job done.
I mean, their wealth obviously helps them. And it’s obviously gonna be discouraging if you look at it a certain way. That’s a big and wide society problem, though.
Stripe is closer to that innit.
How old are people’s kids who are watching this? I’m basically trying to work out when me and the little one can get involved
Despite my best efforts, my kids were quite resistant to this for some reason until they were 3 and 6 when something clicked and now its a firm favourite with the whole family.
My daughter only just turned 2 and has been watching it for the last 6 months
They shouldn’t be showing blueys on Disney+
The cryogenically frozen robot brain of Walt Disney will be absolutely livid
M wasnt bothered at all until failry recently and now she’s obsessed and she’s 6
2 and 4, and they both love it
Eldest got straight into it two years ago, when it first came to CBeebies, at just gone 4yo. Youngest would’ve been 1½ at that point, and kinda watched along, but probably only really started ‘getting it’ a year or so after that, at ~2½.
Cant stand it. Glad the kids don’t watch it anymore. They’re all incredibly irritating. Youngest loves Danny and Mick or something. Like a poor man’s chuckle brothers. Is fine