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Hell, in a Handbasket

By Glinda


It saddens me to hear that a fantastic children’s show on PBS is being cancelled due to lack of funding.  Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is a fun science-based game show where kids compete for prizes.  It has long been a favorite of the Munchkin, and we know many other kids who love it too.  It somehow manages to be both hilarious and educational, and that, my friends, is a tough job.  But, the show succeeds admirably.

Uh, or should I say, succeeded.  This will be the last season to air, and I for one, am sort of pissed.

You know why?

Because while award-winning shows such as Fetch! are being cancelled because there isn’t enough money to teach children the principles of science in a way where they actually want to watch, and wind up learning almost by accident, networks like this one are about to launch.  Yup, that’s right, a network partially owned by Hasbro, the second-largest toy manufacturer in the U.S.

So there will be no shortage of shows based on toy lines such as G.I. Joe and Littlest Pet Shop. Oh joy.

Good to know we’ve got our priorities straight, isn’t it?

One Response to “Hell, in a Handbasket”

  1. Andrea Says:

    We’ve got a network here called Sprout, it’s great – very educational and easy to watch (even for me!) My daughter likes Nina and Star, who are on in the evenings.

    24 hours of preschool programming…

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