Thursday, February 05, 2009

Why Sid The Science Isn't So Innocent

I love the idea behind Sid the Science Kid. I love how they do realistic little experiments, and write down their observations and I even love it how Sid sings that little song about how his mom is cool.

But do you wanna know what I don't like? I don't like how May (or is it Meg??) sounds like she is as high as a kite. Has she been doing a little too much work in the chemistry lab or something?

And Gerald sounds like he's been right in there with her. He also seems like he just might snap at any moment and throw someone into a bunsen Burner or turn his frog dissecting scalpel on his friends all while laughing that maniacal laugh.

And what the frick is up with the kids calling their teacher Miss Suzie???? I doubt that's her last name. And why in the heck does she dance around like a stripper when she moves across the classroom? Is it just me or do you smell a little Mary Kay Letourneau???

Despite it's good intentions, Sid the Science Kid may just replace Caillou at the top of my "Most Annoying Kid Thing EVER" list.

105 comments:

Tara S. Dickherber, M.Ed, CPC said...

Funny, my husband and I have deduced that May's family are hippies, Gerald will eventually need Ritalin and some counseling for his lack of attention @ home, and the other child will become popular in high school and ditch them all. Miss Suzie, she's single and looking for a single Dad...

Hoopla said...

Surely you have never seen BooBah... it tops my list. Though Sid's show is annoying. It is definitely in second place.

T with Honey said...

Funny! Princess has only watched the show 2 times - I sat through it the first time and was very grateful that she didn't care for it too much.

I'm a math and science person and even I prefer the dreaded purple dinosaur to Sid.

Herb of Grace said...

Noway. Nothing can replace Caillou. He's way out in front of the annoyance pack and gaining.

FarmWife said...

Sid creeps me out. The weird hair. The odd songs. The way they all look a bit like swollen bugs...eww.

And although my kids love Caillou, I want to wash his whiny little mouth out with purple soap. I'm pretty sure his mom is about to snap & spazz out under her ultra calm exterior.

Smellyann said...

Oh. My. GOD, I hate that show! HATE IT!!!! All the incessant laughing. I think Sid's grandmother is the worst. GAHHHHHHHHH!

MamaBug said...

I am not familliar with this show. So now I HAVE to go see what the stink is about. Hope I don't like it...that would be so embarrassing!

Lori said...

So the "I love my Mom" song doesn't even take the obnoxious factor down a notch? Sid's not so bad to me, but then again, I get shrieks of disgust when I mention how much I hate Dora to other moms.

Mirinda said...

No way. Caillou can never be topped as the worst kids show ever. That little brat makes me want to reach in thru the TV and strangle him...right after slapping his mama upside the head.

Anne Kennedy said...

How is it that I hadn't found you before? I HATE Sid the Science Kid, AND Caillou. Passionately. The whining (Caillou) and the annoying dancing (Sid) and the sickening self focused self aggrandizing self affirmation.

Domestic Chicky said...

OMG - I just snorted on my Little Debbies!! I love the show, but you are dead on!

Domestic Chicky said...

Ok, that should read choked, but it totally sounded like a snort when it happened - just saying...

Jeni said...

I am so glad I'm not alone! My daughter has started acting like Gerald and I'm thisclose to banning it. Please tell me it's okay to ban it. I can't take this.

Anonymous said...

I Googled "Sid the Science Kid Annoying" and got your blog. It's nice to know that my wife and I aren't the only ones. I guess misery loves company. The thing I hate about STSK is that it's so unrealistic. What school has a student-teacher ratio of 5-1? The songs are repetitive and annoying. It's preachy and stupid, and the 'animation' seems designed to annoy parents. if Jim Henson knew his name was associated with that garbage he would spin in his grave. Caillu is annoying (why is he bald? Cancer? Why do teh edges of the screen look the way they do?) but at least I can tune his incessant whining out. My wife calls Sid's songs "brain poison."

Lauren W. said...

This is "Anonymous"'s wife. I just wanted to add my 2 cents to the Sid hate...

Like you, I love the concept of the show but despise most of the execution. My daughter loves the song repetition but I think it is slowly driving me crazy as any time I wake up in the middle of the night I'm hearing a Miss Suzie song (like the Pullman Family song, the Break it Down digestion song, etc). The songs themselves are fine but the show relies so heavily on recycled and repeated material that it really gets to me.

I also have problems with the school situation in the show. It's really unclear to me how old Sid and his peers are supposed to be. They speak and act fairly sophisticatedly for children who appear to be in preschool, since they aren't at school all day and have such a small class size. I think it's weird that the school is so big but there only seem to be 5 children. I think it's weird that Suzie is able to magically come up with a perfect curriculum to match the whims of her students.

I also agree that the voice styling is really obnoxious -- May and Grandma's freaky wavery voices sound like musical saws. I have often wondered to myself if Gerald is, erm, a "special" child (his face looks like maybe??).

I'm not a Caillou hater. I am not a fan by any means, but my daughter adores the show and I find it very easy to tune out. I never wake up in the middle of the night hearing a Caillou song. So Sid tops my list of annoying kid shows.

biancaaadotcom said...

The songs are so annoying especially the "i'm looking for my friends" I have no idea why, but i hate the animation in general. Something just looks weird when Sid is running to the kitchen for breakfast. The animation is so overdone on that part that it looks like he's running through molasses. The mouth animation also sucks too. It's all over the place.

I get so annoyed with May's voice. She sounds like she's high or something and its weird. Also I read the bio on the Sid show and apparently she's chinese or something? That was weird because I didn't think she was.

The thing I find outrageously funny is that the grandmothers glasses are bigger than her face. It just makes me laugh lol.

Anonymous said...

If you look at the show from a different perspective, you can see that with each of the students in the classroom (whatever the size) is diversity. It mixes a 'brain' child like Sid, the 'hippie' in May, Gerald is the special needs kid, and the girl with the pig tails is the 'cheerleader/popular' girl. The show combines music (which catches the attention of young children) to teach then things such as digestion, liquids changing to solids, etc. The songs being repeated is because that is how young children learn... is by seeing things over and over. Think of Blue's Clues... the same show played every day for a week. It's how a young mind learns. We have 6 grandsons ranging from 2-13. The younger boys love Sid, Super Why, etc. Maybe you should each look and see what your children are LEARNING from the show before making comments about how annoying it is. If it is annoying, then turn the TV off and teach your children yourself. See how long you can keep their attention at that age. I'm sure everyone's children mimics behavior other than the ones seen on the TV.. how many repeat foul language heard from their parents or older siblings?? Bottom line, children learn from repeating and they mimic behavior.. it's just how they learn. I can't believe I googled to find a clip of the I love my mom song and found a page dedicated to people trashing out a kid show.

Anonymous said...

my 3 year old already knows what is good what trash... let's start with sid himself; jewish father, black mother, questionable jewish grandmother! no wonder the poor guy is looking for answers all his short life. "twilight" is a better name for the show. i love my mom my mom is cool but now i have to go to school? who would ever sing that stupid song??? please PBS let go of this program, i am seriously
avoiding those channels in the morning. that gerard thing is 100% trailer trash, may is not very normal and gabriella doesn't give a $%#@ what goes on around her!
the teacher has no interest in childrens' behaviour !! and she boogies to their stupidities... honestly why why they made this? the talent, energy, money, time...etc...and one whole hour taken from PBS everyday to show this... yuyk

Anonymous said...

I am a teacher and a mom and I think that the songs are great. I frequently use songs to teach my students science concepts (as well as social studies, and so on). The students remember the songs and then later put the concepts together- and have little "a-ha" moments. Often times parents have told me that their child would have NEVER remembered something had it not been for my songs. I have an awful voice and no rhythm to speak of, but come up with songs on the fly all the time. Perhaps if this concept is so incredibly foreign to you, then your children are not fortunate enough to attend schools (I teach in public) that are able to employ teachers who can compliment rather than just deliver curriculum. I hope that in a few years your children can prove my point when they go to school and come home and tell you about how they remembered that "Sid" song about digestion or clouds and it helped them in health or science class. : ) Or maybe they'll have their very own "Teacher Suzie" (calling teachers by their first name is very pre-school, as well as Montissori (sp?) if I recall correctly.....I teach 4th grade, so I am addressed by Mrs. Lastname!

Brandon said...

May and the grandmother trump any positive aspects to the show. The socially inappropriate laughter by the grandmother is pervasive and connects directly to my last nerve.

"May" must be the character that makes kids sensitive to the presence of those with special needs.

Songs and lessons may be great, but it is the unnecessary obnoxious elements that make me wonder if the creators watch their own stuff.

JeffL said...

They all look and move as if they have Down's Syndrome. Whether or not this is a "Good Thing" is another discussion.

Anonymous said...

I agree that I can't stand the show. While it may teach kids good things there are so many bad elements that it takes away from the learning. First off I can't stand how when Sid asks his mom a question she always tells him it is a great question why don't you ask your teacher. Why can't the mom answer a question. Then there is Gerald. I used to be a daycare teacher for 2 year olds. I can't stand a child that has to "act" out and show off everyday. I didn't encourage it then and I don't encourage it now. If I want my children to act up and show off I'll just take them to the park and they can learn off other kids. I kind of expected a show to teach children how to behave when they are in school, not that they can act silly and the teacher will just laugh at them or if they don't come in the room acting goofy she asks what is wrong and he goes back out and does it again.

This has to be at the top of my list for bad shows along with Telletubbies and a few others that don't speak English or act their age.

Why can't they act like children are people to and speak to them at as small adults so they can learn to grow up and not walking around mispronouncing everything. No, the tv isn't on all day at my house, but when it is I would like some quality programing that my kids can learn from.

Jody said...

LOL, I also just googled "Sid Science Kid ANNOYING" and got your blog! First I put "Pretentious instead of annoying because I hate how Sid is always bragging about how he likes to know 'everything about everything' blah blah. SHUT UP SID - if you like to explore, DO IT, but stop talking about doing it! LOL! He is FAR more annoying than Caillou to me, by FAR. His teacher reminds me of Charo or whatever her name was who used to be on Love Boat in the 80's! LOL :)

Anonymous said...

This is hysterical, love it! I too, googled 'sid the science kid annoying'.. i just can't understand why this particular show pisses me off so much!!! But you all nailed it on the head.. May's stoner giggly dialect, the annoying as hell repetitive songs (kill me if i hear 'lookin' for my friends' one more time) the unsightly mouth animation, Gerald's ADHD and raspy voice, the way the adults always have to dance and sing with the kids.. ACK!!! I know i should just shut it off when it comes on, but then i must contend with commercials on other channels. I just find it so funny and pleasing that i am not the only with with contempt and disgust for this obnoxious show.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I found others venting about this. I, like others, google "sid...annoying" and found this blog. This show's on when I'm giving my son some cereal before bedtime. My first reaction was to hate it, then to say "calm down, this isn't for you. It's for kids." But I'm starting to really hate it.

It grates on me. I thought the May character is a derogatory portrait of a shy, asian girl. And the setting of the show must make some kids jealous. A school with four kids to one singing, personable, attentive teacher. Resources to do science experiments all the time. Kids in public school must think this is fantasy land. "Mommy why isn't my school like that?"

Please PBS gods; move Super Why up a half hour.

Teejaynumber13 said...

Okay my two cents. I do like the way the show has good information and deals with slightly more significant problems for toddlers then some other kid's shows. But that hardly makes up for the show's flaws. First of all, the look. Most of the time when a show gives the characters unnatural skin colors, it's to avoid the issue of equal opportunity, but in Sid the Science Kid, you can easily tell who's who. Like I'm guessing Sid's mom and Miss Suzie are African American (is that why they're dancing all the time)? And May is of Asian descent, etc. Why would a kid's show that's supposed to be like a scientific documentary have people with purple, yellow, and orange skin anyway? The animation is way to soggy, their mouths take up 1/2 of their face, they seem to be able to retract their teeth into their gums, and they run like they have something shoved up their butt.

Next, on to the way they act. Well they all act stupid. If I had acted that silly in kindergarten, the bullies would have dunked me into a mud puddle (when they were in a nice mood), and then I would have been paddled by the teacher for getting filthy without being allowed to explain what happened. Come to think of it, that happened even when I kept to myself. Gerald obviously has some attention issues (and maybe ADHD), May seems high as a kite all the time, and Sid's IQ seems to fluctuate to fill whatever role the show needs of him.

And lastly, my favorite, Sid's father the Jew. The last time I checked, religion and science doesn't mix well. How long before Sid questions the existence of God? How likely would it be for Sid's mom and dad to hook up anyway, since the religious black community tend to be very Jesus-oriented. Well it is possible I suppose, but the combination still wouldn't likely breed a science kid. This is probably just an oversight by the show's creators in their attempt to mix as much ethnicity into the show as possible.

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Anonymous said...

So, let's see... People don't like that the mom is black, that the dad is Jewish, that there may be special needs kids (and apparently all of the children are thought to be special needs by one or another commenter with the exception of Gabriella -- really surprised no one's called her a stuck-up slut). Folks don't like that the teacher is Ms. Firstname instead of Ms. Lastname... that this CARTOON for PRESCHOOLERS doesn't realistically portray the typical overcrowded underfunded public elementary school, complete with bullies. They don't like that the teacher is fun and engaging and that she dances (like a stripper? Really? Somebody is going to some lame strip clubs out there). Also unpopular: the teacher tailors her lesson to Sid's questions. Where is the realism dammit! And why aren't the cartoon characters normal flesh tones?? It looks soooo fake!! One commenter--I will refer to her as Scary Former Teacher of Two Yr Olds--thinks children should be treated like little adults with none of that showing off and having fun! And this should be demonstrated in all children's television programming! Wow.

And oh yeah, Grandma sucks. Stupid laughing Grandma.

Time to get out of the house people. Talk to some other grownups. Read a book without pictures. Breathe. Good grief.

Anonymous said...

I actually found this by googling "does may on sid the science kid have problems", but I totally agree with everyone who can't stand this show :)

Anonymous said...

This is great. I agree the show's style can be annoying to us serious adults who think all that delight is unnatural. I only wish kids had a teacher who was always prepared to teach kids what they already have questions about. You can't really do that all day, but kids can ask questions and the teacher can help his/her students find answers via technology as part of the daily lesson plans. Sid's teacher doesn't have to deal with any discipline problems because the kids are so respectful and practically worship their awesome teacher. I guess I've found some healing on this show for myself because my science teachers had ZERO personality and were not relational. There was no invitation to creativity like in my arts classes. The labs were cut & dry and boring. The science fairs were not a place of wonder but of warlike competition and elitism. I'm looking forward to rediscovering the joys of true science with my toddler as she grows. I hope I can be positive like Susie and create a Super Fab Lab! Mrs. Bergh, Oregon

Anonymous said...

If you people don't like the show and it annoys you the TURN IT OFF!I hate bloggers...get a life.I bet if i spent one day with you i would have a shitload of stuff to "BLOG" about.Loser

Melanie T. said...

My daughter and i watch Sid everyday and love it. And i used to be a daycare teacher and my kids called me Miss Melanie and that is my first name, it is obvious that these kids are only like four so that puts them in a daycare and you don't call your daycare teacher by last name. If you're going to criticize something do it right or if you don't like it then don't watch it, turn it off, that's what i do!

Melanie T. said...

My daughter and i watch Sid everyday and love it. And i used to be a daycare teacher and my kids called me Miss Melanie and that is my first name, it is obvious that these kids are only like four so that puts them in a daycare and you don't call your daycare teacher by last name. If you're going to criticize something do it right or if you don't like it then don't watch it, turn it off, that's what i do!

Anonymous said...

I Googled STSK only because my daughter is actually watching it, right now.(lol)The fact is, we all learn thru repetition, so I'm pretty sure that's the goal of the writers of this show. It's educational, yes, but I agree it could use a make-over. I'm a "70's Baby", so May's voice is so hilarious--ONLY because she sounds "baked" out her mind.(lol)!!! yeah, Gerald is ADHD, & everyone else is just weird, especially, that baby. Caillou is just simply G A Y!!!!! Enough said--self explanatory. Oh, hey, what about that creepy show, Arthur?!? I HATE "D.W.", & "MUFFIE"!! UGGGG!!!(lol). Oh yeah, & "Arthur","Binky",the "Tibble Twins" & (especially) "Buster"!!! Kid shows have really gone down the tubes, since I was a child. oh, & "SpongeBob" is so flamingly Homo,'til it's unreal!! WHOOO, I feel 20 lbs. lighter. Thanks for allowing me to vent.(lol)!!!!

Anonymous said...

Some of you should be ashamed of yourselves demeaning kids with special needs and being racist about mixed children. You're probably parents that put leashes on your kids, hire nannies to take care of them while you do absolutley nothing. Here's a tip if your kids knees are up to their chin in a stroller he/she is too fucking BIG!

If this show bothers you that much then... DON'T FUCKING WATCH IT... LIFELESS FUCKING ANDROIDS!

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Anonymous said...

Lol I hate that show with a passion. The songs just everything.its good for kids in some ways tho. I typed in google why does sid look weird and I got this blog and everything some people wrote was on point and funny. But my worst kids show is sponge bob bkuz patrick ugghh, well I would watch sponge bob b4 sid any day. Its alot of kid shows that makes me sick.

Anonymous said...

STSK blows chunks but we keep it on b/c our kids love it. The songs are incredibly annoying and the stereotypes are laughable, but kids dig it. I'm for anything that gives parents a little bit of down time.

Anonymous said...

I love teacher Suzie's songs! She has energy-her dancing isn't sexy just fun. Some of the same things bothered me at first like whatever Sid thinks about in the morning is what the kids end up learning about Every Day! Teacher needs an agenda so Sid can know in advance the subject they'll be learning and Sid isn't in charge. My pre-schooler loves the show, but he doesn't like how Sid says he has the best grandma in the world. That hurts his feelings and I agree Sid is overly gradiose.

Anonymous said...

One more thing, when the kids find each other at school, the show needs to include "You" (kids watching) and give the kids that are watching a chance to do their moves! Otherwise they seem like a little click leaving the kids at home out of the group. I do like how Sid tells the kids to do the experiments too- my kid grabs his notebook and comes up with a hypothesis and drawings. I love it! Oh yeah, I have banned Caillou from my house. My husband and I don't like our kids emulating him or the tiger from NiHao Cailan either.

Daniel said...

I love the later comments, especially the wordy, confused and exasperated "anonymous" post implying that all previous posters are racists and bigots.

However, all of the original points stand. I watched "Sid" a few times with my son and was glad he did not enjoy it so we did not have to watch it again. This show is poorly conceived and executed. The CGI animation is clunky, primitive and repetitive. Let's be honest here: if it was not the product of two of Jim Henson's children, it would never have made it onto television. Unfortunately it is on TV and I avoid it like the plague.

Anonymous said...

yea i think did invent a bong for may... but the reason they probably call there teacher miss suzie is because they are in a private kinder garden program... im a pre-school teacher and my class calls me ms courtney... and i teach kinder garden and pre-k

Anonymous said...

May (I also thought her name was Meg before looking at their site!) wears on my nerves. Her voice is super annoying. I don't find Gerald's too bad; however, I do look for his teacher to suggest ADD meds! Like you, I am also highly annoyed that they call their teacher Susie rather than Miss Susie or Miss Whatever. Even with all of that though, how can you not like this show? I mean, seriously? The characters are adorable with no reference to race or ethnicity; the songs are terrific - and educational; it reinforces the idea that school is fun! More than anything, Sid the Science Kid brings the often overlooked subjects of math and science to little ones. Plus it is one of the few shows out there that actually includes female characters in these areas. Lighten up and enjoy it!

Janeth said...

It is obvious this is a special needs class. Have u guys ever wondered that?? Thats why theres only 4. Instead if everybody making fun of the characters u should keep your comments to yourselfs. You bullies.. as a parent with a disability its very difficult to read all the stuff all those bullies write down. But i guess with out all the mean people our world would be perfect so u cant be left out right?... not all kids are perfect and im glad they made this show yes with annoying adhd kids whatever you guys say. But the kids that are actually like that they know they are not the only ones all shows dont have to be perfect with perfect little children.. to all those mean commentors i doubt your kids are perfect. All the bully commentor im pretty sure you will continue on having kids and pray to God your kids dont have any special needs. Than again its a wake up call and it makes me realize how many evil people exist.

Anonymous said...

Janeth, Is your disability the inability to make any sense? ;-)

Janeth said...

Anonymous..Seriously... i cant post anything else regarding your comment its just sad i feel sorry posting something so complicating for you. I apologize.

Janeth said...

Lol..... anonymous i just realized i posted that almost a month ago so...... yeah.... if we're talking about inabilities and its takes that long for you to read and still cant understand a post than you are the first in line to be watching SID!!!!! Hahahaha thanks u just me had a very good laugh. Thanks ;-)

Tiamarthomas said...

I love the show but if your daughter is starting to act like Gerald ban it lol

Anonymous said...

Kinda like Sid, but can't stand that Gerald kid. I feel he's gonna be a serial killer when he grows up! And thank heaven I'm not the only one who can't stand Caillou! Just plain irritating and his behavior is a terrible example for kids. Little whining runt! Lol

Anonymous said...

This is a children's show. I hope that some of these moms don't share their opinions with their children on how funny these "kids" look on tv and how they sound funny. I know a little girl that sounds similar to May and she wears hearing aides.
I'm not a bleeding heart but think before you speak. If your reasons for hating a show is based on lack of educational merit then I support you. But if it's because children look or sound funny on a childrens cartoon show then you're just hateful. Children can learn from others differences and become better people. They learn where they can that nothing is perfect.
Honestly I think some of y'all are raising little bullies that will suffer in life and never reach their full potential because they were raised by petty heartless racists.

Anonymous said...

You all our NUTS! You guys are the ones that are probably high! This is a kids show! Get a life and stop taking all those pain pills! Loosers!

Ruy said...

The show is very well done. However, your comment about Miss Suzie? That seems common. When i was a pre-schooler, we called our teacher Miss Laura. I looked through a yearbook a couple years later and couldnt find her at all.

Im guessing since the last names are usually hard for a child to pronounce, they just let the child call them Mr. or Miss. whatever their first name is. And also the dancing thing? There are some she doesnt dance at all.

As for Caillou, he's annoying because it's almost stereotypical. When a child doesnt get their way, some will throw fits. As some episodes show, Caillou DOES throw a tantrum, but almost quickly gets over it.

and the children: Sid is curious, Gerald is just hyper-active, Gabriela is just kinda like the girly one, loving princess-like things, and May's just polite. They show just about 4 different positive personalities of a child

Anonymous said...

I totally love this show! I am a 13 year old girl and I love the songs. I think May's voice is adorable and I think Gerald's voice sounds awesome. Those who says that this show is stupid and annoying, I think you are wrong! I love Caillou too. You leave my May alone!

Anonymous said...

May doesn't portray special needs children, she portrays the socially awkward overworked Asian girl. Get your stereotypes right, my friend used to act like her until she moved out of her parents home

Anonymous said...

Thank you couldn't of said it better myself

Anonymous said...

As if desperate housesluts is any better, all tv blows chunks

Unknown said...

May (or Meg) is a scared character - she is neurotic. The Mom is very slutty acting and is fixated on sex

Anonymous said...

OMG. I find much of the show (i.e. May's voice) annoying, but I am even more upset by all the negative and horrid comments, including racial and ethnic biases and projecting sexual overtones on a kids show. Also, since when is singing and dancing with your kids a bad thing? Better than just sitting around complaining about stupid stuff. Maybe some of you should be more involved with your kids instead of complaining about how television educates them. Get over yourselves.

Anonymous said...

p.s. Thank you Ruy!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for bringing some sanity to this thread of posts. Agree with you totally.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree about Caillou, he reminds me of a whiny brat child. Now, STSK, my son absolutely loves....I agree that some aspects are annoying, but they're right...it is a fucking kids show. Stop writing about what problems some of the characters may or may not have. Our world is filled with differences, embrace it, don't criticize. The characters are mimicking muppets (that is what Jim Hensen did). Sit back and just watch what ur kids are learning.

Anonymous said...

If u parents that have all of the racist comments and haters of Caillou and STSK, if u let these shows shape how ur child will act, then u are letting these shows teach our children everything. U can let them watch out of entertainment and correct them on issues u don't agree with. We are supposed to teach our children too, not just tv shows.

Anonymous said...

I don't have kids, but I really enjoy watching PBS shows like Curious George, Word Girl and Martha Speaks. But, SID???? WOW. What a mess of a show! Like previous posters have mentioned, it seems the creators of the show wanted to cram as much diversity in as they could, without caring how it actually affected the watch-ability of the show.

I am all for learning and science, but I feel this show assumes that it's watchers are stupid, and is dumbed way down. Most children are smarter than we give them credit for, and therefore they should be watching shows that challenge their thinking abilities.

I am also APPALLED at the number of parents that posted here that seem to think that STSK is a stupid, annoying show, but allow their kids to watch it anyway. NEWSFLASH!! You, as the parent have the power to turn off the TV when you see an inappropriate show on! Just because a show is on PBS, and your kid wants to watch it, doesn't mean you SHOULD allow them to watch it. GEEZ!! Since when have kids been the ones in control of what they can and can't watch? That is one of the reason's there are so many narcissistic self centered whiners in society. They always get their way, and if they don't, they complain and whine. And Sid the Science Kid tends to promote that self centered "all about ME" attitude.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, my son likes this show. My only real beef with it is why in the WORLD they chose adults with weird voices to do the characters of pre-schoolers. Honestly, what??? Gerald sounds like he's taking a dump; May sounds like she's been smoking the reefer and is pinching her nose shut. Is it really that impossible to find kids who can do voice-over?
There, that's all. I don't really mind the rest of this stuff. Although, the racial stereotyping on May is a little disturbing to me. That being said, my kid isn't absorbing any secret messages from it, so I don't really care. lol

Anonymous said...

Sid and Gerald seem to be quite slow and the show doesn't seem to have much educational value.

Anonymous said...

Ah, the state of our education system... filled with kindergarten teachers that can't even spell "kindergarten" or use the correct form of "their."

I'd be thrilled if my son had a teacher like Susie.

Phil Alexander said...

Stop looking at the show from an adult's perspective and start looking at it from a child's mind. After reading most of the comments here, that shouldn't be too hard for most of you. My 2 year old loves the show and I have no problems with it. If your child is showing signs of ADD or whatever, that's a tv show's fault? Way to avoid taking any responsibility for how your child acts and behaves. Sorry to burst your bubbles, but this show, and any other kid show for that matter, is not made to keep YOU entertained, it's for our children. Get over yourselves.

Anonymous said...

I can't stand the show.. but my one year old likes it and it is educational so, unfortunately, I do watch it. I am not going to punish her by turning it off just because I find it annoying. She has a right to like things I don't.

Anonymous said...

I don't see a problem with the diversity of the characters mostly because I see the colors as cartoon/muppet like not racial.

I love the energy and happiness of the children, especially since most people try to make their kids grow up way too quickly and force issues on them that are way above their level (my kids know nothing of the school shootings because a 7 and 5 yr old don't need that worry and stress).

'They have a small class' great! I actually was searching to see what kind of school they were emulating because I would love to have that kind of school for my kids.

'The teacher dances like a stripper' strippers don't wiggle their hips, they gyrate. I would agree though that both mom and teacher dress a bit provocativly.

I agree about the four, good, stereotypical personalities. Someone commented on the teacher telling Gerald's parents he needs ADD meds. A teacher can't do that or they get sued for deflamation. I almost wish my kids teachers could because I sometimes wonder.

Anonymous said...

What the heck is wrong with you all? It's a toddler show!! It's designed for children under 5, not adults. My 3 year old loves it and I think it's great for HIM.

Anonymous said...

I used to like these "educational" shows, but something happened when my kids saw another type of cartoon and they were laughing. Laughing!

I realized that they never watched anything funny.

They're getting a great education at school. Now I like for them to laugh as often as possible.

The new "Looney Tunes" show is hilarious.

Anonymous said...

My 2 year-old daughter loves the show, and I actually think it's pretty good. However, I can't stand Teacher Suzy's pronunciation of words, particularly the way she rolls her L's. It sounds like some cheap attempt at a Latina accent. Not cool.

Anonymous said...

Sid keeps saying he wants to explore.
I wish he would explore in the street while a car is coming.

Gerald is obviously mentally challenged.
He is going to wind up in a special ed class before he reaches ninth grade.

May is a hippie, her family are hippies, probably nudists, pot smokers, anything else that stereotypes Woodstock-like hippies. Heck if they are pot smokers I bet she has shared in her time.

Teacher Susie I have determined is a demon from Hell. This is how she is able to magically create instant curriculums, burst into song at random and have such a creepy appearance. Everyone in the show looks like they are made of Silly Putty slammed into a bowl of jello but "Teacher Suzie" looks like she is trying to get comfortable wearing someone else's skin like in that first Men In Black movie. How in the heck does she only have five students? Did she kill the rest of them?

This show stinks.

Anonymous said...

School administrators must like this show. The in-vogue trend is insisting that every teaching approach involve fun all the time.
Another trend is accommodating and validating ADHD behavior as acceptable and as constructive as calm, focused behavior.
Continuous fun might be appropriate during kindergarten, but not during middle school and high school.

No wonder we're falling behind internationally.

Anonymous said...

My 1 year old loves it. What's wrong with you people. I bet if sesame Street was new you would hate that too. Its a lot of haters out there time to go its rug time

Azaleas On Birchwood said...

It's sad that you found something wrong and so trivial with such an educational show. There are so very few good shows for our kids out there.

Anonymous said...

I bet everyone that replied negative is redneck and racist. Wouldn't be a bit surprised.

Anonymous said...

The slam comments are hilarious!

missMe said...

Oh shut up. Not EVERYTHING is about racism

missMe said...

May always sounds like she's on the verge of having a complete nervous breakdown.

Gerald's too over the top and acts out in class with no reprocussions. If he was real he would need medication or he would be equally as annoying in real life. I think he has some anger issues waiting to come out lol.

Meanwhile, Sid's always waving that stupid microphone around and as far as I can tell Gabriella is the only normal child in the whole class.

&for anyone saying the teacher and mom dress 'provacatively', why are you getting 'provoked' by an animation...a crappy one at that? Weirddd

Sid Stinks said...

Gerald is obviously mentally challenged. He needs to be medicated.

Sid is hyperactive.

May is suffering from depression.

Teacher Susie is there to keep them all in line. I think she is the possible founder and definitely the teacher of a "Special Education" day care center.

It would explain why all these little bastards act like someone spiked their milk with sugar, at least.

Deanne said...

Are you people forgetting that this is a kids show...I personally think it is a great show...yes, I watch it with my two year old....these shows re not on for adults to pick at...some of them are better than she crap that most adults watch on TV....why is everyone reading things into it that are not meant to be....they are suppose to represent kindergarten kids....they are excitable and fun....and you criticize the portrayal of teacher Suzie...how is she dancing around like a stripper like one person said....I will continue to watch this and Caillou....some kids, like my son, actually pick things up from these shows...positive things...for all you HATERS...stop watching them...leave them for your littles one to decide when to stop watching....

Anonymous said...

You all are ridiculous. It's a show. For Kids. Not you. It's smart, cute, informative and innocent. Anyone who could put any sexual innuendo into this needs some therapy. Get a life.

Anonymous said...

Agreed!

Anonymous said...

Love this comment!

Ms Jay said...

Couldn't have said it better myself! I know that this post is old, but thank YOU for being the reasonable one among all of these ignorant "adults". Really hate the fact that most of you are parents because you're passing these idiotic thoughts on to another generation. God bless us ALL!

Ms Jay said...

I LOVE YOOOOOU!!!!

ATCooper3 said...

Most of the negative comments are founded on ignorance and other personal issues. maybe some of you "annoy mouses" need to seek therapy to find out why you see sexual content in chuldrens cartoons. And the need to anonymously bash fictional characters reeps of self esteem issues. I hope your own children will outgrow your ignorance.

Sarah said...

I think most of the comments judging parents for criticizing the show must come from working mothers who let daycare or grandma raise their children. They don't have to watch the show, since they are out doing something else and not spending time with their children. Stay at home moms monitor what their children watch and therefore are annoyed by the voices and incessant giggling. We don't watch STSK here because of that - I monitor all my son's tv watching and don't allow any Disney or Nick shows in our home -- I believe programs like these are one of the main reasons why children today have such communication and attention issues. Pay attention to what your kids watch -- if you don't like it, turn it off. Don't allow a small child to dictate what programs are acceptable - YOU are supposed to be the adult.

Anonymous said...

Honestly lady....

I think your out of your fuckin mind!!!!

Seriously? It's a cartoon! And when your last name is Henson then maybe you can create one...

Not sure where you come from that you have all this free time!? And at this point I'm no better...

J. Smith said...

I don't know about anyone else, but I criticize the adults who have nothing better to do other than complain about children's educational programming! I work and my 3yo goes to daycare--NOT Grandma's house. She is going to continue to watch STSK because it's an EDUCATIONAL show for CHILDREN! If you're annoyed by it, entertain and educate your child 1:1--which I also do with my child. Lastly, if children's shows are causing children to have communication and attention issues--something is wrong with the PARENT(S) who allow the child(ren) to sit in front of the tv 24/7.
To those who find anything remotely sexual about any PBS, Sprout, Nick Jr, Disney Jr shows--GET HELP IMMEDIATELY!

Anonymous said...

Wow... So glad that I am not the only one that loathes this show! Hearing may's voice, and all of the annoying songs drives me insane! I hate this show enough to take time out of my day to converse about it on the internet! What happened to normal kids shows like Lunette and Molly, lamb chop, and mr Rogers.... Even blues clues is better than this nonsense?

Anonymous said...

I love my mom , my mom is black , and now my schoolmates all smoke crack.

That's my ooper duper schmuper comment

anonym123 said...

Totally AGREE with Ms. Jay. This thread is Ridiculous

Anonymous said...

Whoa... we're bashing races and retards here, not fags... come'on... you're making us all look bad. How about that science shit though... and Jews! SO ANNOYING!

Yaay Jesus! Fuck science!

Anonymous said...

Yep, and you didn't. Love these useless, boring, and rampant +1 / me too comments. GO TO FUCK. IDIDOTH.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and the clich├ęd idiom you're so desperately reaching for, is... "I couldn't have said it better myself."

Anonymous said...

Uhh... bullsh*t. It's sexy as f#ck. I spanks my chicken to purples in the face to that orange milf-cake. She's like, Jersey Queen. I has to makes it juicy for her. Racism is too fuq-yah! So funny!

Anonymous said...

Oh snap!

Anonymous said...

Oh snap!

Anonymous said...

Jesus titty fucking Christ... mas... You're a dumb sumbitch aren't you? My gawd! You're troll bait, spreading them stupid cheeks, begging for an "Oh snap!" moment... pain pills are good, so's spelling and I'm not your nuts or theirs...

Anonymous said...

What? Sorry, I don't speak "Ignorant Dumbass". Do you speak LolCat? Try rewriting in that. I can generally read that... This hurts my brain.

Anonymous said...

Funny, you're doing it right!