PBS Cancels Caillou, Parents Realize They’ll Miss The Annoying Little Guy


PBS is cancelling “Caillou” and fogeys are a mixture of elated and weirdly bummed out

Parents, we’ve got fairly big information — the basic PBS Kids present Caillou goes bye-bye. Yep, the scourge of many a family with toddlers or preschoolers is lastly taking his final bow. PBS Kids shared the information on social media at the moment and whereas many mothers and dads are hollering for pleasure, simply as many are mourning the lack of a present that was really… not that unhealthy?

PBS Kids shared the information on Facebook. “We’re saying farewell to Caillou, but remember, when we say goodbye to something, it just means we get to say hello to something new!” they write. The community additionally offered a hyperlink with ideas to assist little ones cope when their fave present goes away (although within the age of all issues digital, it shouldn’t be too exhausting to maintain your child in Caillou episodes for so long as their curiosity within the ill-behaved tot holds).

Lots of Caillou-ed out mother and father have been fairly fast to cheer the information of the little man’s exit.

It is sort of obnoxious TBH.

Some mother and father even referred to as poor Caillou a foul affect as a result of his kinda shitty conduct.

Others weren’t so thrilled to listen to that Caillou is saying peace out. Actually, it appears there are much more feedback from mother and father unhappy to see the little dude go.

As far as causes mother and father are inclined to detest the fictional 4-year-old? In a chunk for the Kansas City Star, Sara Smith sums it up fairly neatly. “Four early episodes of ‘Caillou’ have been permanently banned from PBS Kids because the kid is such a demon seed: lying to his mother, tormenting the family cat, swatting his baby sister with a book. Even in later versions, where his bad behavior was toned down after criticism from parents, he’s thoughtless, selfish and impulsive.”


Regardless of their flaws, the exhibits a child latches on to of their toddler and preschool years find yourself being exhibits us mother and father know all an excessive amount of about. In my family, it was The Backyardigans, Thomas the Train, Sesame Street, and several other others. Despite my occasional distaste for the fixed kiddie programming enjoying in our front room, I really grew to take pleasure in all of them (besides Thomas — good lord fuck that bizarre little prepare) and now that my children are older, I can’t hear the theme songs with out tearing up (sure, even Thomas). There’s little question that folks develop a particular affection for the TV exhibits that occupy their children by means of yucky fever viruses, bored moments after we’re too busy to play with them, and people early mornings the place all we wish is 5 minutes of peace to sip our espresso.

Caillou, we each love and hate you. It’s with combined emotions that we bid you goodbye, however we’ll at all times have DVR and streaming.

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