Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Weekly Homework Assignment


It's time once again for Mama Kat's Weekly Homework Assignment! This week, I chose the following prompt: Describe a popular kids toy or show that you just don’t understand.

I gotta say, I've never understood the Teletubbies .... well, that's not entirely true ... once, when I was intoxicated, I remember watching an episode where the four (I think it's 4) teletubbies were hanging around this valley, and the valley began filling up with water. Then, a ship entered the valley, sailed around for a while, and then left. The sun, which was actually a baby-face, laughed and thought this was amusing.

The Teletubbies sat there and watched, as if they were fully expecting this. Then, they started communicating with each other in a language that I couldn't hope in a million years to decipher. Then, as the ship sailed away, the water evaporated, and the Teletubbies got up and left.

Ummm ... that was the ENTIRE episode. In a drunken stupor, I was hypnotized by it. But, if I was sober, I'd either change the channel in record time, or, if the remote was broken, I'd probably stick my foot through the television monitor.

I guess, I should focus on the "drunken-stupor" state I was in. Maybe babies or toddlers have similar "drunken-stupor-like" minds, and this is why they enjoy the Teletubbies ... just a thought.

13 comments:

sirgeb said...
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sirgeb said...

Reminds me of the "Drunk or Kid?" game on 'How I Met Your Mother'. Basically you describe something stupid you did, and people have to guess if you did it while drunk or as a kid.

For example, this one time I tripped down some stairs and went to the ER because I burned my hand on a kerosene heater. Drunk or kid?

Deb said...

Sirgeb, I was going to say the same thing!!! I'm thinking drunk takes us back to being kids again. I'm also thinking that I never let my kids watch Teletubbies. Creepy.

singedwingangel said...

I LOATHED the Teletubbies. Still do. It makes NO sense at all, there is nothing in there I find even remotley educational for children. Nothing.. brainwashing thatis what it is..

Realliveman said...

I hear watched them on acid is like watching them while not on acid. it crazy and tripp'en either way. HA

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

My mother in her 50's called me one day and said you gotta watch this show and I ran to turn it on and I said this with colored things running around in a hill and field with rabbits, and she was like isnt' it great???? and I was like NO.
we dont' see eye to eye a lot but when my son was born he wanted to watch it once and it was so lulling I fell asleep, maybe it has some trance affect either way it's weird...
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Jenners said...

Visiting from Mama Kats...

I do believe the first rule of Teletubbies is you must be drunk to understand it ... or under the age of 2.

Florida Girl Meets the Midwest said...

I had to do a doubletake on your telletubby image. LOL. Drinkywinky looks happy.

Stopping by from Mama Kats.

Steph said...

Too funny! I've only seen that show once and I was not drunk or high so I immediately changed it.

Heff said...

I never understood the appeal, but now I think I do. That "Taa-Taa" has some GREAT ONES !

Jeanette said...

Funny! I've never understood the Teletubbies either.

paige said...

That baby always freaked me out. Not okay. Not okay at all.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. So funny! : )
I love this. I always thought they were weird and kaish never liked them. Phew! Have a great weekend Los.