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December 13, 2008

Wiggles, Where Have You Gone?!

So, being the parent of a 16-month old extremely active boy can be a bit difficult. I always said that I wouldn’t use TV as a babysitter, but to some extent the new shows are a lot better than the old Tom & Jerry and Mighty Mouse I grew up with. Given how much Wyatt loves us reading to him, I’m not worried about him watching a lot of TV.

The Wiggles has been a godsend. It’s musical, it’s fun, and sometimes Joanna and I find ourselves getting sucked into it. But it recently had a change. A while back, the main guy who started it, Greg Page, had health problems and had to turn over his spot to a new person. The new episodes have just started showing up on Disney. And they suck!

Not only is it so hokey that Joanna and I can’t watch it any more, Wyatt doesn’t care about it any longer. It has completely jumped the shark…

So now it’s Higglytown Heroes, Baby Einstein, etc.

And yes, for those of you who know me personally — this really is what my life has become!

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 1:16 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || Trackback URL || Categories: Media, Pop Culture, Wyatt


  1. Brad, Noggin has some good shows on it. JJ learned how to count watching Noggin. They do have some really stupid shows in the late afternoon, but a majority of the shows are great as a learning tool.

    Comment by Lucy Stern — December 13, 2008 @ 9:50 pm
  2. Dude,

    You’re reviewing The Wiggles.

    Watch some Top Gear every now and then, ok ? ;)


    Comment by Doug Mataconis — December 14, 2008 @ 5:16 am
  3. I totally agree about the Wiggles. We are so disappointed in the changes. Our daughter (19 months) still likes the show, but she doesn’t love it like she used to. I am buying up the older DVDs just so that we don’t have to suffer through the new Wiggle and Learn…and we don’t like Sam that well either!

    Comment by Bree — December 23, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

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