More like: Dora the Exploda, heyoo!!!

by The Daddy on December 1, 2010

Yeesh. I don’t have to tell you. Watch ten minutes of Dora the Explora. Yes, I wrote “Explora”, because that’s what rhymes with “Dora”.

She and the rest of her gang of psychos never just say anything. They scream it. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve now watched my fair share of kid’s shows. This won’t be the last in a series of television judgment. But so far without fail, Dora seems to handle every episode as a scream fest. I get that a child’s attention span is small and you need to find ways to keep them engaged, but those of us with fully functioning eardrums are usually watching as well. Plus, it’s hard to not teach the Knob an inside voice when he then watches a show where every character is screaming their brains out.

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A Daddy Blog December 1, 2010 at 11:18 am

I keep hoping Dora will lose that damned map and get lost. If she screams “SAY IT! SAY IT!” at me one more time I’m not going to be held accountable for what I might say. And I’m not going to “say it two ways.” That’s not a good way to teach language skills. I think I wrote a rant about Dora at one point. Here it is:


The Daddy December 1, 2010 at 11:21 am

Hear, hear. You hit it on the head. We don’t watch that much TV with the kid, but there’s a definitive shift in volume once that show kicks on. I love it; “lose the MAAAAPPP!”


TechyDad December 1, 2010 at 1:23 pm

My problem with Dora is that she seems to be unable to hear any instructions. (Maybe this is related to her talking loudly.) Map says go to the forest, desert, oasis like seven times and she’ll still ask you to repeat it. If she’s looking for something (usually something RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER), she’ll ask you where twice or three times before getting it. Did she store her brain in the backpack as well?


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