The 5 Worst Kids Shows From A Parent Who has The Theme Songs Stuck In Her Head

The 5 Worst Kids Shows From A Parent Who has The Theme Songs Stuck In Her Head

The annoying, the awful, and the catchy
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If you're a parent, you're familiar with the ridiculous amount of children's shows that are readily available. You probably find yourself mumbling the theme songs under your breath at times. Some of these shows are great in that they teach valuable lessons. Others are just downright obnoxious. With the variety available, it's pretty easy to weed out the good from the bad. The following are some of the worst.

1. "Peppa Pig"

This show teaches absolutely nothing to the children viewing the show. The show follows the life of Peppa, a small pig, and her friends who represent different animal species. Every single time one of the animals says anything, it's followed by the respective sound of the animal. The vast majority of the show focuses on Peppa, so quite a bit of snorting is involved. There are no life lessons and the majority of the time the children in the show are left to their own devices.

2. "Max and Ruby"

This show focuses on a pair of sibling bunnies. Parents and adults in general are scarce in this cartoon. Ruby is the elder sister of a wily and mischievous young Max. Ruby herself is barely out of her beginning years. She's a member of a Girl Scout-like organization, experiments with make-up, and still plays with dolls. There is no logical explanation for her to be taking care of her brother on her own. Ruby is also generally so focused on her own activities that she constantly neglects her brother's needs. Not to mention, the theme song is literally their names being played on repeat.

3. "Caillou"

Caillou is a little boy who constantly whines about literally everything on the planet. The minute that he doesn't get his way in even the slightest form it's met with the overly whiny voice of Caillou. His parents and other adults in his life constantly appease him in order to end his complaining. Not to mention the theme song is one of the worst things to have stuck in your head at the end of the day.

4. "Teen Titans Go"

The older Teen Titans focused on the super heroes and their development into young adults. They battled evil villains while also dealing with puberty on their own. However, with the switch to Teen Titans Go, the once lovable heroes turned into a joke. The entire subplot of the show is to showcase how immature and irresponsible these "heroes" are.

5. "Spongebob Squarepants"

This one is relatively self-explanatory. The theme song is awful, but unfortunately catchy enough that it can get stuck in your head for days on end. The main character of the show prides himself on being the most obnoxious person to ever exist. His laugh sets teeth on edge and he lacks the intelligence to properly function the vast majority of the time. Not to mention, the show often delves into darker subject matter in the form of bad jokes.



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I can readily admit that I’ve been a part of Bachelor fantasy leagues, watch parties, solo watching — you name it, I’ve gone the whole nine yards. While I will admit that the show can be incredibly trashy at times, something about it makes me want to watch it that much more. So when I found out that The Bachelor was holding auditions in Houston, I had to investigate.

While I never had the intention of actually auditioning, there was no way I would miss an opportunity to spend some time people watching and check out the filming location of one of my favorite TV shows.

The casting location of The Bachelor, The Downtown Aquarium in Houston, was less than two blocks away from my office. I assumed that I would easily be able to spot the audition line, secretly hoping that the endless line of people would beg the question: what fish could draw THAT big of a crowd?

As I trekked around the tanks full of aquatic creatures in my bright pink dress and heels (feeling somewhat silly for being in such nice clothes in an aquarium and being really proud of myself for somewhat looking the part), I realized that these auditions would be a lot harder to find than I thought.

Finally, I followed the scent of hairspray leading me up the elevator to the third floor of the aquarium.

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I felt a wave of insecurity as I looked down at my body, immediately beginning to recognize the minor flaws in my appearance.

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I walked over to the couches and sat down. For someone who for the most part spent most of the two hours each Monday night mocking the cast, I was shocked by how much pressure and tension I felt in the room.

A cop, stationed outside the audition room, looked over at me. After a brief explanation that I was just there to watch, he smiled and offered me a tour around the audition space. I watched the lines of beautiful people walk in and out of the space, realizing that each and every one of these contestants to-be was fixated on their own flaws rather than actually worrying about “love.”

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