Need Some Help Re: Kid Video Essentials

Gentle reader, I have a humble request.

Sg, who is considering potty training, but not yet fully dedicated (i.e., she still wears the diapers), told her teacher yesterday that she needed to wear her underwear. Asked where her underwear were, she said “at home”. The teacher replied: “what are they doing at home?” Sg: “my daddy is wearing them.”

Despite this vicious slander (which will not soon be forgotten), I am forging ahead with my plan to compile a list of videos that I’d like to share with Sg. Think of the list as a hypothetical DVD library that contains only good stuff. (I think maybe there was a creative drought when I was a kid, but I remember Saturday morning fare mostly stinking to high heaven. I came up in the post-Rocky & Bullwinkle, pre-Ren & Stimpy gap, you see.)

So far I have:

  • Early Loony Tunes
  • Early Popeye
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • Select Charlie Brown specials
  • Adventures of the Gummi Bears*
  • The Muppet Show
  • Assorted They Might Be Giants videos for kids

Google Sets suggested “scooby doo [no], predator [wtf?], transformers [maybe Voltron — maybe], simpsons [dad already has], betty boop [hm, is that good?], hello kitty [maybe — will have to check to see whether it’s interesting], flinstones [no] and kim possible [no].” I need to get some human computing power on this problem. Any thoughts on extending the list?

* Laugh if you want, but I defy you to deny that it was a standout in the world of the Dinosaucers, G.I. Joe, Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling, Star Wars: Ewoks, Turbo Teen and, yes, the Care Bears.

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