A while ago one of my friends was telling me that her 3 year old niece likes watching a children’s show called “Boohbah”. She said it’s very strange and I should check it out if I ever saw it on TV.
Well, on Saturday morning, I did. Good God, the horror. The premise of the show seems to be similar to the Teletubbies; lots of colour, shapes, and movement, and simple language. I’m not sure but I think the show’s from the Netherlands; it’s definitely European, anyway.
There are 5 or 6 of these “Boohbah” things; colourful, fluffy, fat blobs with heads that are partially sunk into their necks, like a turtle. You never see more than their eyes. I would have been terrified of them as a kid. They sing and dance and make farting/deflating noises. These things freak me the hell out. After they did a bunch of disturbing dances they showed a segment in a field with a crazy old lady who was trying to put giant foam flowers into a huge pot. She had this look in her eyes that said, “Kill your parents!” You just know it. That was all I could take. I had to change the channel. All the hallucinations and horror, and I didn’t even take any drugs. I bet I’m going to have Boohbah nightmares now. Help meeeeee! :eek:
The Boohbahs are imported from the BBC. The same company that made The Teletubbies, Ragdoll LTD. made the Boohbahs. Here’s PBS’ site about the show. Here is their page for parents and teachers. Didn’t you see the noisy Boohbah toys in the children’s section at Christmas this year? You must have heard them going off.
Those things creep me out like none other. I’ve never seen the show (I didn’t even know there WAS a show!) but I see the little dolls at Wal-Mart all the time. It’s kind of disturbing when they fart and yell BOOH-BAH and jiggle up and down and whatnot. It is kind of funny to get 7 or 8 of them going at once, though.
Thank God it’s not just me.
I was dead-set against introducing my daughter to the Teletubbies, but my ILs took that liberty for me, and there’s been no turning back. Fine, Teletubbies make her very happy. I can live with it.
But Boobah ? No effin’ way, says I. The one time I saw it, that maniacal old lady and her creepy male counterpart were doing all sorts of Wacky Hijinks ™ with a giant hot dog.
Enough with the phallic imagery. Boobah , be gone!