Too much TV

I don't watch much TV, but when I do, its Netflix.  Kid's shows, actually, are 95% of what I view.  The princess has a definite opinion and I usually don't protest.  At least she isn't watching commercials or randomly flipping channels, right?  Besides, TV time is generally a treat.  Mommy needs to shower before church, so the tube gets set to a show at least 30 minutes in length.  Seriously, TV is my free baby-sitter.  If only there were cartoons three hours in length, then I might actually get a night out.  Here are the shows in our instant queue the Princess recommends:
  • Wallace and Gromit.  A British series, "claymation".  Shorts of a Wallace and his dog, Gromit.  The visit the moon, eat cheese, invent things, and of course its mild British humor.   Simply known as Wallace to the Princess.  Her favorite episode is the "bobot"
  • Sean the Sheep.  By creators of Wallace and Gromit.  No dialogue, just animal noises and whistle blowing by the sheep dog.  The princess tries to act out the stories and dance along with the music.
  • Spongebob Squarepants.  Do I need really need to say more?  This is my least favorite one, but the Princess finds it hilarious.  
  • WonderPets.  An operetta style show.  Three pet animals rescue other "baby" animals and learn about teamwork.  THE WHOLE THING is sung.  Its the SAME song each episode, just a different baby animal, different location, etc.  The Princess likes to sing along, too.
  • Thomas the Tank Engine.  Stop-motion stories of Thomas and his friends learning to "be really useful engines".  The Princess knows the names of all the engines, and the theme song.  She even has three Thomas engines.
Do you have a favorite show from your childhood?  Netflix has episodes of Strawberry Shortcake and Rainbow Bright, but now they are CG and not nearly as good.  Incredibly annoying, actually.


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