There are few things which can boil my piss quicker than a quick read of the comments on a status on Facebook or particularly at the bottom of a news article, it is something Dave Gorman refers to as the ‘Bottom half of the internet’. However that changed last week as comedian Jason Manford posted a status regarding kids TV, see below.
His annoyance with Peppa Pig is something which we can all relate to and I’m sure everyone has similar beef with other kids characters. I for one fucking hate Mr Tumble and Norman Price from Fireman Sam, however I think this has been well documented so I will move along quickly. So last week Emma was chuckling away to herself on the couch and turns out she was reading the ‘Bottom half of the internet’ which related to this post and for a change it was a pleasure reading. No politics and no trolling just parents bonding as one over their particular gripes with kids TV. I aim to share with you now the choice cuts, please feel free to let me know on here or on Facebook your preferred hate figures of kids TV.
So the first victim to fall under scrutiny was Topsy and Tim, besides the Mam being a bit tidy, nothing appeals to me regarding this show and it turns out I am not alone.
As you can see when the internet speaks, it does so in one sweary voice. Completely agree with the Tony Welch comment too! Who’s up next then? surely a group of helpful puppies and a child with an iPad couldn’t cause to much hate could it? could it?
Turns out everyone thinks the same regarding Paw Patrol, I’m sure there was a good 200 comments of similar ilk just dissecting Paw Patrol and the inaccuracies of a small child being so essential to the running of a small town. Maybe TV show creators need to realise adults are clever and realise when something isn’t quite right…
Maybe great the great british institution of Postman Pat would quell the bloodlust in the commenting parents? Not a chance the workshy, clumsy and buffoon of a postman came under particular scrutiny.
Cock Womble really needs to be used more don’t you think? So at this point people’s anger and violence seemed to be reserved for CBeebies characters, including what seemed to be somebody wanting to do a ‘Mountain’ from Game of Thrones style attack on Poi from Show Me, Show Me and another bloke who wants to dropkick Pingu.
So there is it, one innocent tweet which opened the floodgates of parental torment. Maybe we watch too much kids TV, maybe we don’t watch enough, but whichever it is this topic has restored my love for comments and for the ‘bottom half of the internet’. There was a time around Brexit where I thought I would never venture there again, but alas Mr Manford has helped to show me that its not all bad.