Everyone Hates Caillou, and Dora Needs Glasses

Over the holidays we had a serious amount of couch time and a virtually unlimited number of TV channels.

One thing everyone can agree on: Caillou is a pest. Even the grandparents cringe when this show comes on. My friend recently posted on Facebook that her son asked what planet Caillou was from and she answered Canada.

Even Caillou’s parents are unbelievable. Can they do no wrong? That little whiner complains about everything and his parents have the patience usually given only to saints. Caillou and his primary-colored world, er. I just don’t get it.

And Dora, please! Where’s the ocean? Are you kidding me? It’s right next to you! Give these kids a break. However, I do like to explain the plan for the day in Dora terms: “Breakfast, Shower, Park!” And then if he actually gets dressed I do a little “We did it” dance myself.

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12 thoughts on “Everyone Hates Caillou, and Dora Needs Glasses

  • January 7, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    Had this very same conversation on Caillou over the holidays. Whiny little booger — bad example for my kids. Also, I really want to know why he’s bald. Even Charlie Brown has a few hairs…

  • January 7, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    Ha!

  • January 8, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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    Yay! Cameo!

  • January 8, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    Caillou???………..Dora???? I must be out of touch!!

  • January 8, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    I used to work at a PBS station at the control board airing shows.
    There are several Canadian kids shows which scarred me for life. Included in that list are Caillou and Big Comfy Couch.

  • January 8, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    As a Canadian, this makes me laugh. I didn’t know Big Comfy Couch was Canadian! Another planet?

    I can’t explain Caillou since we never watched it much except that it is French and his name means little pebble, so maybe that’s why he’s bald.

  • January 19, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    Big Comfy Couch is great. Dustbunnies!

  • March 11, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    All I know about Caillou is that he is bald! Why????!!!!????!!!!

  • March 11, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    Are you makn’ fun of me, old thang’.
    That ain nice dawg!

  • March 14, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    does anybody like the color shishkabobb

  • March 25, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    Wassup people

    The colour orange occurs between red and yellow in the visible spectrum at a wavelength of about 585–620 nm, and has a hue of 30° in HSV colour space. It is numerically halfway between red and yellow in a gamma-compressed RGB colour space, the expression of which is the RGB color wheel. The complementary colour of orange is azure, a slightly greenish blue. Orange pigments are largely in the ochre or cadmium families, and absorb mostly blue light.

  • March 25, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    Caillou is a children’s television show based on the books by Christine L’Heureux and illustrator Hélène Desputeaux. Many of the stories in the animated version begin with a grandmother (who is also the show’s narrator) introducing the story to her grandchildren, then reading the story out of the book. Caillou first aired on Canada’s Teletoon channel in 1998; it later made its US debut on PBS on September 4, 2000. The action of the story takes place in Canada, though that is never explicitly referenced in the dialogue.

    In French, caillou usually means “pebble” or “stone”, but it can also mean “bald head”, which was most likely the writer’s intention. The official Caillou website answers the common question “Why is Caillou bald?” by explaining that the original storybook character of Caillou was much younger than the television character, and like many very young children, had no hair.

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