There are some good shows on the television that help children learn the alphabet or teach them about numbers. Then there are the following which will only alarm them and scar them for life.
1. Max and Ruby
This animated show revolves around two bunnies-Ruby is Max’s elder sister. It is all very innocent till one realizes that the parents are never around. Ruby looks after Max and pretends to be his mother even though she is only seven years old. Maybe some animated social services should visit the show.
The protagonist of this show is named Stephanie and she is a human being. She visits LazyTown and decides to live with her uncle. However, everybody in the town, including her uncle, is a puppet. There is one more human who encourages the puppets to start eating junk food. Humans and puppets live around each other like it is perfectly normal and give the children serious headaches.
Even though this show is quite popular, one cannot deny the fact that it is quite bizarre and should not be watched by kids. What are these creatures meant to be? They have screens instead of stomachs and their voices are nothing if not weird.
It is difficult to describe the characters in this show. Let’s just say they are played by hands which hold up eyeballs. These hands don’t speak much- they throw about single worlds when they feel like it. If this does not give children nightmares, the Teletubbies surely will.
This show features strange looking anthropomorphic vegetables that play instruments. What’s more, they teach children all about Biblical values and morals. Why?
6. Shima Shima Tora no Shimajirou
Not much is known about this show but one particular episode shows the main character, Shimajirou sitting on the toilet seat as his parents are trying to potty train him. They do this by singing about his ‘activities’ and the toilet lures him towards itself and there are certain loud noises one can hear as the ‘waste’ travels down the drain.
Ludwig is basically a gemstone who rescues animals in a forest. He did so with the help of certain gadgets which would protrude out of his body whenever he gave the command. A birdwatcher kept an eye on his activities with his large binoculars. Nobody really knows why.
Boobah has been created by the same genius who gave us the privilege of getting acquainted with the Teletubbies. These characters had bizarre names like Jingbah, Humbah or Zing Zing Zinbah. They can emit light and musical sounds through their heads and they all live together in a large ball.
9. The Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson
This show features two very creepy characters, namely, Chip the Black Boy and Teddy Eddie. While the former sings and plays the guitar even though he clearly can’t do both, the latter is a panda who likes to sing and tell children to stay away from drugs. A good message but the kids will be so mystified that it will definitely not get through.
10. Tomorrow’s Pioneers
This show was broadcast with the aim of teaching children all about the alphabet. However, it is a well-known fact that it is laced with themes like Anti-Semitism, Islamism and anti-Americanism. The main characters were Fargour, Assoud and Nahoul. The fact that one particular episode was called “Farfour and the AK-47” should give you a hint about how bizarre it truly was.