Category archive: tv

October 21, 2014

The Least Surprised I've Ever Been: Marcel The Shell Has New Video, Book

A new Marcel the Shell video has appeared, just in time to promote the release of Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp's new Marcel book, The Most Surprised I've Ever Been. This kind of marketing synergy works, though it would...
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October 2, 2014

Teapot Dome

via someone on Twitter, I have no idea rn....
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July 2, 2014

Street Life: A Big Bird Status, Triple Extra Large

an exhausted big bird, wheeled into his tent by sesame street toadies, no doubt to be revived by hookers and blow. pic.twitter.com/joeEWOoBXP— mark lamster (@marklamster) July 2, 2014 He's no Central Park Zoo Elmo, but it looks like Big...
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June 28, 2014

DT Friday Freakout: Contagion Edition

The Daddy Types Friday Freakout is apparently on summer hours: With nutritional standards based on adults from 1968, fortified cereals are not part of kids' balanced breakfast, says a study. [usatoday] The Amish were refusing vaccines before refusing vaccines was...
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June 2, 2014

Remember, It's The Cable Companies That Brought Caillou Here In The First Place

The smackdown of Caillou turns out to be only the 25th awesomest thing about John Oliver's report on how badly the cable/internet providers are going to screw us all if their gutting of net neutrality rules goes forward. Last...
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April 18, 2014

DT Friday Freakout Chocolate Edition

Here is a handy round-up of headlines from the worlds of science, health and parenting, delivered all at once to ruin, not your every waking day, but just your weekend. It's the Daddy Types Friday Freakout: Toddlers show racial bias...
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April 15, 2014

J.G. Ballard For Kids Happened, And Should Happen Again

Techno-dystopian bears aren't just for Kubrick anymore. As this cartoon from Tom Gauld's 2013 book, You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack shows. I would totally kickstart a collection of J.G. Ballard-inspired Adventures of Ballard The Bear, though. I...
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April 9, 2014

And 140 Kids Were Named Betsy

Vox is breaking some news here that more people named their kid Khaleesi after a Game of Thrones character in 2012 than named their kid Betsy. But I guess I'm surprised that at least 140 people name their kids Betsy...
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April 7, 2014

Peer Review

K2 just now:on Gilligan's Island the Professor said, "Shakespeare said it best: 'oh what a tangled web we weave.'" Did Shakespeare really say that?And as I start into my explanation of Shakespeare and how I think someone said that in...
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March 19, 2014

Up. Pat. Papers.

@patkiernan This a.m. our 19mo old tried many tactics to rouse us from bed. Here's what did it: he tugged my arm & said "Up. Pat. Papers."— Dana (@real_danimal) March 19, 2014...
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March 6, 2014

How Music For How Crayons Are Made Was Made

Now the story can be told. In 2008, Daddy Types set out to find out once and for all who composed the music on the classic Sesame Street clip, "How Crayons Are Made." What we find will not surprise...
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February 19, 2014

The World Of Sid & Mart Krofft Sounds Like It Sucked

I hated HR PufnStuf as a kid. That show creeped me out. ? f you have no idea what I'm talking about, imagine a dark, slightly sadistic, acid-laced mashup of Barney, Yo Gabba Gabba, and live action versions of...
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February 12, 2014

Flappy Bert Will Doom Us All, Starting With The Sesame People

You know the real problem with Flappy Birds wasn't everything; it was that the bird wasn't carrying a Muppet in its talons, making it 4x taller and more unwieldy. As for Sesame Workshop's problems, well. Flappy Bert [sesameworkshop.org via...
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January 25, 2014

Battle Cat Toddler Hopper

80s blogger and He-Man aficionado Shawn had a major come-to-Greyskull moment when he spotted this Masters of The Universe Battle Cat Toddler Hopper while vintage toy shopping this weekend. I confess, I've never seen anything like it. He managed...
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January 21, 2014

Dad Reality TV 360-Degrees, 24/7/365

Being a dad is like having your own reality TV show that three people are forced to watch every day.— Jonathan Gourlay (@JGourlay) January 21, 2014 Yeah, I would flip that. If you look around the room during a high-pitched...
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Cha-Chung! Law & Order Location Scout Caprice Turbo Wagon

Our Dominican brother showing us how it's done as he rolls like a boss up the West Side Highway. Let that man through! He's from the Mayor's Office of Film & Television, and he's got important Law & Order...
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January 4, 2014

Egyptian Spokespuppet Denies Being A Spokespuppet For Terrorists

"The Muppets...Tendencies towards terror?" actual caption on this news.com.au image A puppet on Egyptian TV has been accused of transmitting secret messages via a Vodafone commercial to the Muslim Brotherhood, a huge political organization that was until recently running...
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January 1, 2014

Side Eye Baby Wishes You A Happy New Year

There's a kid who knows the score on childhood vaccinations givin' Jenny McCarthy and the knuckleheads at ABC the side eye. [via twitter]...
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December 24, 2013

Have Yourself A Merry PeeWee Christmas

Oh crap, I thought I'd get a little writing done while the rest of the family's at the 8th performance of The Nutcracker this year. But Andy Baio just tweeted out the link to PeeWee Herman's Christmas Special. Looks...
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December 8, 2013

I Got $20 For Lattes In My Pocket

Gentrification is real pic.twitter.com/NIbTTC17XR— صوفيا طارق (@SophFierce) December 8, 2013...
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December 7, 2013

Fisher-Price Meets Buy 'N Large

Sheesh. No one complained when our flip phones looked like Star Trek. Or when our iPads looked like, uh, Star Trek: The Next Generation. But let Fisher-Price design an iPad-holding infant chair that looks like Wall*E, and people start...
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November 26, 2013

Goldieblox Is The Larry Flynt Of Our Generation

image: truckinweb.com Oh boy, it's gettin' real in the Goldieblox vs Beastie Boys media arena. Felix Salmon has an awesome column on Goldieblox, not as an empowering girl toy pioneer, but as an archetypal disruption-obsessed Silicon Valley startup.:Under what...
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November 13, 2013

This. Is. CNN's Ridiculous Paternity Leave Policy.

This case has been brewing for a couple of weeks now, but it's never too late to point out how Time Warner has bumbled its way into an unnecessarily unfair, even discriminatory parental leave policy, and the obvious, right thing...
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October 30, 2013

'Ohh You're Crying, Monkey. OK, Mommy's Done.'

This video starts out, "Mommy's gonna sing you a song. You want Mommy to sing a song, honey? Let me know how you feel about the song." Mommy is holding a video camera. Someone else is sitting silently next...
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October 17, 2013

'Do You Think They Should Make iPhone For Babies?'

Maybe if someone had told me that Peter Dinklage supports making iPhones for babies, I might have ever watched Game of Thrones. Whatever, now I'm all caught up: "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD" EXTENDED TRAILER -- A Bad Lip Reading of...
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October 9, 2013

Incarcerate Me Elmo

Remember that crazy, marauding street hustler Elmo who shouted anti-Semitic rants at kids outside the Central Park Zoo, threatened Times Square tourists for not coughing up photo money, and then tried to extort $2 million by stalking the Girl Scouts?...
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October 6, 2013

Forget Drinking Games. Has Anyone Got Any Peppa Pig Recipes?

Has anyone got any Peppa Pig drinking games?— Joe Muggs (@joemuggs) October 6, 2013 OK I should've known the answer was yes really shouldn't I? www.google.co.uk/search?q="peppa pig drinking game"— Joe Muggs (@joemuggs) October 6, 2013 Bonus mumsnet acronym of the...
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September 20, 2013

DT Friday Freakout: Future Edition

There's less science and safety this week, but that shouldn't keep this exclusive amalgamation of headlines from ruining your weekend. It's the DT Friday Freakout: A bunch of NYC independent schools--but not all!--are saying they'll drop the E.R.B. as part...
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August 30, 2013

This Is Syria

What's gonna work? Going it alone? No....
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August 9, 2013

Brazilians' Funniest Home Videos

Tricking the kid with a Kit Kat may work once or twice, but the only longterm solution here is Limited Edition Mashed Pea & Chai Kit Kats. Available at a food merchant near you. Also, this video is totally...
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July 15, 2013

Congratulations, Babble, Disney & ABC, Measles, Mumps & Rubella

Wow, ABC, which, like Babble, is owned by Disney, has big news for fans of measles, mumps, rubella, and pertussis! Jenny McCarthy, one of America's most prominent vaccine skeptics, will join The View as a co-host. [Disclosure: I used to...
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June 27, 2013

ZOMG MURP!

Holy smokes, people! You saw it here first! Two years ago, when Aaralyn was just three, and her brother Izzy was only 6, their thrash metal band Murp hit YouTube with their debut single, "Don't Brush My Hair in...
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June 22, 2013

NYT: Kids Are Like Their Parents

Steve Almond "riffs" in the New York Times Magazine about how screens are warping his kid's fragile, little mind--just like television was the touchstone of his own latchkey kid youth: This is the moment we live in, the one our...
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June 19, 2013

LSD ABC

Wow. If X were for anything besides X-rated Movie, I would pair up Laura Sicouri & Kadavre Exquis' animated masterpiece LSD ABC with the much less trippy LDS ABC, and let the kid watch'em every day. If you're into...
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June 7, 2013

Max Headroom Alphabet On Sesame Street

What? The? Hell? Why was I not informed of this? Watching pseudo-dystopian New Coke mascot Max Headroom reciting the alphabet from the 1987 season of Sesame Street with your kid gives you the chance to explain how people once...
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June 3, 2013

NickMom Points Out Obvious

Not content with filling latenight TV with girly gossip and unfunny poo jokes, Nick Mom has decided to take on the online college course and nanny referral industries by producing pointless, viral-ready infographics. Which, you know, I just got...
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May 30, 2013

Parking Space: The Final Frontier

Which is funny, because in the alternate timeline Park Slope, it's the lack of stroller parking that's the dealbreaker. Park Slope Patrick Stewart [tumblr via our man in tumblr, dt]...
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May 16, 2013

#firstworldproblems

Ogilvy Brasil is bringing the cutting edge of first world diapering technology home with this Huggies concept whereby a robotic urine sensor sends an alert to your iPhone when your kid needs a change. It's called Tweet Pee, which...
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May 2, 2013

That's 'Emmy-Nominated Fresh Beat Band' To You

Big news from the TV front this week: Kevin Clash, who has already made history as the first male professional in a major American puppeteering league to come out as gay, got nominated for two Emmy Awards. After he...
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April 10, 2013

'The Private School Has No Connection To The Disney-owned Network'

Way back in the day I used to work on an education-related startup at Disney, and I think that their focus grouping Sofia The First at pre-schools is as hilarious as it is appalling.The children are students at ABC...
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January 31, 2013

Star Trek Viewing Order, Or The Trouble With Tribbles

It's taken a while, but I think the debate has been won for the optimum viewing order of Star Wars: it's Rod Hilton's "Machete Order", IV, V, II, III [as flashback, explaining Darth's reveal, but also leaving it hanging as...
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MORE SCREENTIME FOR YOU!

Amazon Studios is commissioning pilots for five preschool TV/video series from the creators of such hits as Blue's Clues, Dino Dan, and--whatever, I'm sorry, I can't stop staring at Kidscreen's terrifying stock photo here: Is that a still from some...
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January 23, 2013

Where Is The Kid-Size Lunar Rover Replica?

Alright, people, do not tell me that in 40+ years no one has produced a kid-sized version of the Lunar Roving Vehicle here on Earth. Because I will not believe it. Apollo 16 lunar rover dash cam [kottke] Lunar...
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December 24, 2012

The Sprout Snooze-A-Thon Is The Clock For Toddlers

The artist and musician Christian Marclay's epic, 24-hour, real-time film, The Clock, has been playing at museums and galleries around the world or almost two years now. It uses hundreds of film clips showing clocks and watches to mark...
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December 21, 2012

This Clorox Dads Commercial Is Outrageous

ly funny. And you know what's even more outrageous? That I'm only finding out about it today, more than a year after it was released. I mean, come on, a guy shouldn't have to watch TV, open the occasional publicist...
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December 19, 2012

Monday In The Studio With Larry

List of TV Shows Mandy Patinkin ACTS In That I Have Not Seen Nor Do I Plan To, Ever 1. Chicago Hope 2. Homeland 3. "Children Will Listen," the finale from Stephen Sondheim's 1988 fairy tale mashup musical Into...
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December 14, 2012

How Do You Tell Your Kids About Mr. Hankey?

I figure now while we're still in the middle of Hannukah is a good time to ask. In our house, we've just made Philip Glass a holiday tradition from the start. The real problem, though, unless you own the...
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December 5, 2012

The Coming War On Spongebob Christmas

NICKELODEON DEBUTS FIRST FULL-LENGTH STOP-MOTION SPECIAL, IT'S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS!, DEC. 6, AT 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT) John Goodman Lends His Voice as Santa Claus in Half-Hour Special; Companion DVD, CD and Ebook Round Out Holiday CheerThere's a Spongebob Christmas...
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November 25, 2012

Charlie Bit My Wheat Thins!

Watching K2's unprompted, awesomely and unexpectedly combative re-creation of the Family Guy Wheat Thins commercial is the closest I think I've ever come to regretting my perhaps overly principled decision--made, I might addd, before YouTube itself existed--to not pursue...
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November 20, 2012

Vintage Plywood Rocker Surfaces In Microsoft Ad

As his mind was lost in thought, calculating how much toner the kid in this Microsoft Windows * commercial is burning through, eagle-eyed DT reader Erik was snapped back to reality by this nice, vintage-looking, kid-sized plywood rocking chair....
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