I am writing to air certain grievances I have with you and your fine television station.
Now, I do want to state that I appreciate all you have done for my family. Because of you I can prepare dinner with only one child clinging to my pants leg. Because of you, I do not need to hire a Spanish language tutor for my Preschooler. “Arriba, up! Abajo, down!” pretty much sums up all we’ll need to tick off the “other languages spoken in the home” box on her kindergarten applications.
But there are certain practices, nay, sins that cannot go on unchecked.
First of all, please stop changing the line-up of your programs. In my household, we work hard to instill certain routines. Not only do my children thrive off of the consistency of a good routine, it gives Husband and I a glimmer of hope of what lays beyond the temper-tantrums, crayon-on-the-wall, and cheerios-ground-into-the-carpet; mainly the kids will be asleep meaning WE can
But then, but then, you changed your line-up. And then you changed it again several days later. Now “Blue’s Clues” airs nowhere near any reasonable bedtime, unless you expect my children to be awake for the five o’clock morning news, which they already are thank you very much. As it is due to your waffling over program-placement that the entire bedtime routine in my home is upset, I place the responsibility squarely on your shoulders to rectify it.
Second of all, what the HELL did you do to “Fresh Beat Band?” First there is the new Marina. Husband and I were so shocked by this change that we immediately consulted Google find out what happened to the OLD Marina, Shayna Rose (turns out she left the show to start a family). Her character was replaced by another actress bearing no real resemblance to Ms. Rose whatsoever.
Now this doesn’t come as too much of a shock, given the short lifespan of most daytime TV characters. For example, Ms. Rose also had a brief stint on Days Of Our Lives, and soap operas are notorious for replacing actors and actresses, or aging a character 20 years in the span of one episode. But my kid isn’t buying it. She keeps asking where Marina is, and does not accept the fact that there is a NEW Marina. At this rate, it would make more sense to just give the new Marina her own character. Call her anything else, but don’t call her Marina. You’re not fooling anyone.
Furthermore, what do you mean by having the Fresh Beats graduate from Music School? What the hell are they going to be doing now? Music Community College? Music Data Entry? Singing Waiters? What?
Finally, why do you continue to air “Go Diego Go?” That show purports itself to be educational, but it defies all logic of the animal kingdom. Diego constantly befriends predators. These predators should do less singing and more eating, particularly of Diego.
Furthermore, when Diego leads a prey-animal on an adventure, they always encounter one of the animal’s natural predators. This predator not only fails to eat Diego’s companion, but the predator possibly joins the prey-animal in some sort of rain forest concert-band, elementary school, or birthday party. In addition, please explain your practice of superimposing a human voice over a recording of an animal’s vocalization. What’s the point of simultaneously have a human say “ROAR!” at the same time that an actual lion roars? Frankly, I’d rather my kiddo just watch a baby jaguar eat a baby capybara, and then playfully tussle with another baby jaguar. Kids love animals.
I expect you will want to take action on these points immediately.