I’m not sure why people who make television programming feel like so many of the characters have to be obnoxious, yet there’s always that one. There often seems to be at least one in every program that is like nails on a chalkboard.
Maybe I have more of a fondness for the shows that I watched when I was a kid or the fact of seeing them through the eyes of a child that make them less annoying, but it seems like the shows that my kids watch don’t have a shortage of them.
So without further adieu…
I don’t mind Spongebob so much in all honesty. I’m kind of over it after my older son’s obsession with it a while back but I find it kind of amusing. Except for the laugh. Spongebob’s laugh is enough to make me want to stick hot pokers in my ears to make it stop.
9. Brobee (Yo Gabba Gabba)
Yo Gabba Gabba also isn’t too bad either in comparison to some of the other little kids’ shows out there. But their voices. The high-pitched Tootie and then Foofa. Foofa sounds like she found some magic mushrooms with her trippy-dippy way of speaking.
Then there’s Brobee. I know he’s only supposed to be about 3 but my very-soon-to-be-3-year-old sounds far more intelligent than Brobee does.
8. Joe (Blue’s Clues)
Worst children’s show recast ever. Both of my kids love Blue’s Clues, but ONLY the ones with Steve. They won’t even watch the Joe episodes.
7. Dora the Explorer
Girlfriend couldn’t find water if she fell out of a boat.
I don’t know what it is about Abby that bugs me. Part of it is her voice but I think a lot of it has to do with her participation in the downfall of Sesame Street.
We barely watch Sesame Street anymore unless it’s Sesame Street Classics on Netflix. Before the days of Elmo and Abby, when Big Bird was the man and Bert and Ernie actually had a part in the show that they helped make famous beyond an occasional, lame claymation skit. What’s that all about, anyway?
For the most part it’s Pig’s high-pitched voice that makes me crazy. (evidently I don’t like high-pitched voices) But seriously, what in the world is a lickety letter?
4. Gerald (Sid the Science Kid)
I guess it’s not Gerald’s fault that he isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I have a feeling that he’s going to grow up to be an obnoxious drunk. He’s already loud with a purple face.
Oh, Ruby. If you were my older sister I would throw a shoe at you. That’s all.
I have to ask, where in the world are Max and Ruby’s parents?? Maybe if her parents were more involved then she wouldn’t be so bossy and annoying.
The word ‘Caillou’ is clearly French for whine. Red saw this show a few times when he was little (10 years ago) and it was quickly banned from my house. I don’t think K even knows that Caillou exists and it’s better that way.
He’s a whiney brat and that isn’t the kind of behavior that I want my kids to emulate. When my kids act up I often remember the meme that says, “When I get annoyed I remember that it could be worse. I could be Caillou’s mom”. True story.
You knew this was coming. He may love me, but I don’t love him.
This is another one from Red’s youth that has been banned from my house ever since. He used to watch Barney at daycare and loved the silly purple dinosaur. He could have books or stuffed animals in the house but nothing that spoke.
By the way, why are the kids on Barney’s show about 10? No ten-year-old I know plays with a sappy make-believe purple dinosaur. Just sayin’.
Do you agree with this list? What character do you find the most annoying? (either on this list or one of your own)