I like this show. My kids love it and I enjoy the Hannah Barbara cartoon style being introduced to them. One day I'll get to watch some of my favorite shows, like Dexter's Lab and Courage the Cowardly dog with my kids. This is the first step. It's also nice to see a show that's a step ahead of blues clues. The interaction between the show and the child in Blue's Clues is nice and their big claim to fame, but Wubbzy introduces storybook elements and plots nicely. It prepares them for story comprehension as well as teaching other kindergarten concepts. Obviously it's not the same as direct instruction, but as far as TV shows, It's better than letting them watch Sponge Bob all of the time.
So that being said, this show is pretty weird. It's a very silly show with strange things like mustard custard and marshmallow lasagna. But the weirdest thing I ever saw on this show was an episode where wubbzy and friends contributed to some kind of Extreme Home Makeover and it seemed to actually include the voice of Ty Pennington. The second half of the episode was some kind of crazy tribute to the cat and the hat.
Now I have to admit that the inclusion of Beyonce, or whichever no talent pop star they chose, was the pivotal "jumping of the shark" episode for the series. But the guest star mentality of unrelated and unfitting characters is much much stranger. It's one thing to have the guest voice of a person I NEVER want my kids to mimic or hold as a role model. It's another thing to do a cross over episode.
Just seemed weird as all get out to me. Anyone else?
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