Do you care what's on Nick Jr? I mean, I assume you don't want your toddler watching violent murder scenes or Rush Limbaugh rants, but children's programming could be a blank screen for all I care because I use TV for getting a chance to clean the kitchen and check my email. Apparently my simply not giving a crap is not universal because shiz is going downtown on the Nick Jr. Facebook page. Apparently the network decided to retire Moose and Zee, the nasally, somewhat pathetic woodland duo who teach kids big words between shows. Have you fallen asleep yet? Here are a few sample comments from the Nick Jr. Facebook page:
"I really hope they listen to our parental cries here, I mean we do and can control THEIR RATINGS! sink or swim nick jr? YOU CHOOSE! Bring back moose and zee!"
"You claim to appreciate all our comments. However the big question is: Will You Listen And Reconsider These Changes You've Made? The online petitions, the many emails I'm sure Nick Jr is receiving, the countless comments.... Do they matter? Are we even being heard or just blown off and ignored?
"What ticks me off is the way it was presented to us. Oh wait it wasnt presentd [sic] to us they just fell off the planet! When Steve left Blues Clues we got warning so we could prepare."
"Thoughtful Feedback?" How bout a nice STFU Nick Jr!"
Woah, pipe down there, soldier. Maybe if you didn't spend all day in front of the TV, your life would have meaning outside a cartoon Moose and his Silent-Bob-seeming sidekick. Cartoons are not real people! You do not need to prepare for their retirement! Prepare for your own retirement!
Not that I don't let my kids watch TV, they watch Nick Jr. a little bit every day, but there are other components to our life like swing sets and wrestling things out of Buh-Stell's mouth. I didn't even notice the stupid moose was gone until I saw this go down. Let's read more.
"Your actions are teaching our babies that it is okay to desert and walk out on people or things one cares about."
"[T]his is like the best friend next door picking up and leaving overnight [ . . .] Heartbreaking!!!"
Okay, this is just getting sad. Remember these are gown adult people internet-fighting about a cartoon going off the air. It's not even a show, but a little repetitive whiny moose whose entire body of work includes like three vocab words and two puzzles. This is some Brony level of drama. I need a drink.
This is real. Hey, have you guys heard that a guy who thinks higher education is "snobby" won three states in the Republican primaries today? Maybe it's time to turn the channel.