Top 10 Worst Educational Kids Show ClichesThere's a reason why educational shows like Mr. Roger's Neighborhood and Sesame Street were so successful. The main thing is that they didn't follow these cliches.
I can at least tolerate Sesame Street for having a catchy theme. But some others have annoying repetitive theme songs that make you want to cut your ears off.
Except for The Backyardigans
For example: Yo Gabba Gaba
Too many preschool shows are formulaic. Dora, Super Why, Barney, and so many more follow the exact same plot line every episode.
Take Bo on the go and the Bubble Guppies stories for exapmle. Even Masha's Spooky Stories. No matter how different they seem, they're all the same.
Seriously, like I said, Sesame Street is incredibly successful because they have variety.
The Backyardigans but who can blame them? They are little kids who go on adventures.
Oh no there’s a bush in our way, *proceeds to destroy it with a math problem*
"Oh no, there's a [harmless object] blocking our path! What do we do? "
Team Umizoomi and Oso.
3 words DORA THE EXPLORER same with Go Diego Go too
These protagonists are the smartest, coolest, and kindest people in their worlds. They have tons of superpowers, abilities, can solve every problem, always win everything, always gets to be the hero, and everyone loves them. They also NEVER make mistakes and if they do, everyone forgets about it in 2 seconds.
Dora (Dora the Explorer)
Blaze (Blaze and the Monster Machines)
Mickey Mouse (Clubhouse/Roadster Racers)
Captain Jake (Jake and the Neverland Pirates)
Sofia (Sofia the First)
Milli, Geo, and Bot (Team Umizoomi)
Barney (Barney and Friends)
Seriously, some shows (Oobi) just have the absolute worst dialogue.
If you watch Daniel Tiger, there are so many cringey and cheesy lines..
Some preschool shows suck for being too campy and preachy with their messages.
Friendship is Magic is in the Title.
Yeah fine, I'll admit sometimes you have to grab the viewers' attention. But if a kids show does this every other scene, then the viewers will just be confused.
The Backyardigans but Austin is so cute!
Dora started this stupid cliché.
For example: the villains from Bubble Guppies, Swiper the Fox, and so many more. They get instantly reformed by having a talking to which is very unrealistic. The only preschool villain that is good is Robbie Rotten
Never have I seen an educational kid show talk about taking action when things get bad (other than Lazy Town).
Like I said Pj Masks!
At least Mister Rogers did well with its gentle slow pacing. But others are TOO slow.
Peppa Pig especially.
While some shows like Wonder Pets actually managed to make this work, for the most part this is one of the most frustrating for me. We want to see what happens next and they just sit there and sing for about 5 minutes.
Some shows just have maybe one or even no song in an episode. Others just keep going on with songs.
I'm thinking of Wonder Pets here. There's no need to cram 20 songs into an 11 minute episode
Sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows all day? I don't think so.
Well, you wouldn't want your show to have 3 people in it.
I regret putting this one.
Yeah to many
You mean kids 3-5 years of age have never talked to the television?
Its also been a long time since you was that age.
The Backyardigans but who cares. They NEED to talk to the audience other wise I would be SAD.
They CAN see and hear you through that screen. They just need to know the right time to...leave...
Pj masks for example.
Pj masks in a nutshell "I'm gonna steal all the toys in town! DUR! "
Hey a ten year old boy travels with two teens, to catch and battle. Its one of the longest running Animes if you watched, know and enjoyed the original 90s version the most you are labelled a genwunner. Not forgetting the songs. I heard kids had seizures once?
The Backyardigans but we never see their parents.
Examples: Pj Masks
Dora The Explorer
Sofia The First
*cough cough* Caillou
Oh no Caillou and Boots from Dora the Explorer
Sheriff Callie in a nutshell
Because people think television should always be education not entertain.
Wonder pets reference and actual show
Like hob Goblin!