First you make small observations, like why is it that Dora can only accomplish 3 things in a day, or why are people in this park okay with a big Purple Dinosaur getting all touchy/feely with their kids?
Then you dig deeper, mostly in to your own psyche, and start to wonder weird things like why does that orange, knobby looking guy on Yo Gabba Gabba remind you of a dildo? Or why does it bother you that children are allowed to believe that animals can speak in perfect English, but if an adult thinks the same thing they're asked for a urine sample (see Harvey). And how come these crazy cartoon kids never age? I mean, don't you think that Ben kid from Growing Pains wishes he was so lucky, or Tina Yothers from Family Ties, or Webster for that matter?
But, I guess of all the things I've seen on Television since becoming a father, the one thing that bothers me the most when it comes to children's cartoons is the lack of realism. And maybe it goes back to my days of watching Charlie Brown, but nothing bothers me more than a cartoonist getting lazy and just flat out neglecting to give one of his characters some goddam hair. I mean how old are these kids? Shouldn't they have SOME hair? No, I'm not talking about under their arms, or on their chests, as most of these characters are a little young for that, but would it kill you to put a patch on their heads?
Hairstyle # 1
|The Hand Print|
Hairstyle # 2
|The Leo Sayer|
Hairstyle # 3
Hairstyle # 4
Hairstyle # 5
|The Lawrence Tyrode|
And finally... for good measure...
Hairstyle # 6
|The Terry Bradshaw|
And there you have it. Please place your vote for your favorite below, and let's petition the producers of this show to give Casper, err Powder, err Calliou something all kids deserve... something to protect their scalp from the sun. Lets' retire the "Telly Savalas," shall we? Thanks.