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Comment: Slagging off Teletubbies? Have you lost your mind? (Score 1) 227

by Old Fart! (#2049277) Attached to: Best Movie and TV Show of 1998
Now I will have to ask you step outside!!!!!!!!!!

This sort of "Oh, it'll teach our kids to speak funny" bollox happened early on in the UK as well, and it's been proved completely wrong, as it's been demonstrated to help it's target audience (2-3 year olds) learn how to talk!!!!!!! The script is actually written by a qualified linguist, believe it or not!!!! There's a really helpful page by the Beeb with all the info....

As for "stoned teenagers", that's just because the UK seems to be really great at making really wierd childrens programs that people seem to read lots of differe nt meanings into!!!!! (eg the Magic Roundabout, Button Moon, Captain Pugwash, etc.) In terms of content, the prog is actually pretty similar to the 1970s pre-school kids show Playschool, and that was considered the epitome of education TV in the UK!!!!!!!

Old Fart!

All theoretical chemistry is really physics; and all theoretical chemists know it. -- Richard P. Feynman