10 Reasons Parents Hate Caillou And Think He Should DIAF

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Parents Hate CaillouAnd yes, for those of you who aren’t 13 years old like me, DIAF means “Die In A Fire.” And I would never say that about a real person who wasn’t a member of the WBC, but come on, all I had to do was casually mention yesterday that I hate Caillou in my article called 10 Worst Places You Will Go When You Have Kids and so many of you agreed with me, that Caillou fucker needs to die in a fire. Parents hate Caillou. All that kid does is whine, whine, whine. He is a horrible role model for toddlers. He makes adult childbearing women become infertile. He is probably the reason why kittens die. The economy sucks due to Caillou. Parents HATE Caillou.

Always Jacked About Fatherhood Hates Caillou 
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From Always Jacked About Fatherhood:


This is a sample lyric:

Growing up is not so tough/Except when I’ve had enough/But there’s lots of fun stuff/I’m Caillou

It’s that second line I don’t get. There is nothing about this kid’s life that will cause enough trauma to make him not want to grow up.

 Tractorcake On Twitter Hates Caillou

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 How To Be A Dad Hates Caillou



From How To Be A Dad:

We follow this pseudo-Charlie-Brown as he whines, kvetches, barks orders at people, hurts himself, throws tantrums, causes trouble and generally shares his self-centered, pathetic, purposeless outlook on life to thousands of kids all over the world.

This Video Pretty Much Sums Up What We All Feel 
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Karen Albert From Baby Sideburns Hates Caillou, And His Mother 


From Karen:

What is up with all the dowdy moms on this show? Like Caillou’s mom (see how that works, narrator?). Not only does she dress like she’s 9,000 years old, she constantly looks like she’s free-balling. Did the illustrator forget to draw a bra on her? And if this show is all about characters we can relate to, is she supposed to look like me? Talk about insulting.  Do I walk around with my muffin top protruding beneath my shirt? No. I do what all the mothers do. I squish it into my jeans where no one can see it.


Our Reader BlahBlah Has Been Totally Traumatized By Caillou 

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There Is A Facebook Page Dedicated To People Who Hate Caillou 


And you can join it here.

Renegade Mothering Really Hates Caillou

From Renegade Mothering:

It’s clear to me you’re waging a war on the American people, running around households on the sly, disguised as some harmless cartoon when really you’re a small bald Satan with a diabolical plan.

I know what you’re doing. I see it. You’re trying to create a generation of entitled whiny-ass humans running around losing their shit because they want to go to the zoo NOW but they CAN’T because daddy has to work.

 Mompocalypse Hates Caillou 



From Mompocalypse:

Those G-D puppets. In some episodes, there are vignettes with Caillou’s cat, turtle, and…I don’t know…teddy bear? Ferret? Whatever. Point being: the puppets have no real place in the story. And hearing them tack on their little “And me!” chorus on the theme song is just a disappointing reminder that I am in for a half an hour of whining. Mostly the whining is from Caillou, but sometimes I join in.


IMDB Reviewers Agree, Parents Hate Caillou 

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  1. allisonjayne

    July 31, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Ugh totally. Thankfully, the only time my kid has seen Caillou was while getting a haircut at one of those ridiculous overpriced kid haircut places (my wife wanted her to get a ‘First Haircut Certificate’, I wish I was joking but seriously we paid $20 for the stupid haircut and the ugliest bubble-jet printed certificate you’ve ever seen) – the 10 minutes or so I caught of the show solidified my No Caillou stance. He is such a whiny, bratty little turd. I do not understand at all why he exists. Kids don’t need a role model to teach them how to be selfish jerks.

  2. TngldBlue

    July 31, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Watching Caillou makes me want to stab myself in the eye with a sharp stick. And why the hell is he bald?!?! I erased all the Caillou eps from our DVR and told my daughter he went to live on a farm where hopefully he gets kicked by a horse (ok that last part I thought to myself).

    • Beth

      July 31, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      Yeah… I don’t get why he’s bald either. When our kids were really little my husband was once attempting to describe Calliou to me, only he was saying “that show about the little kid with cancer.” to which I’m saying “What the hell are you talking about??” It took me ten minutes to realize he was talking about Calliou, a further ten minutes to tell him that he was just bald and didn’t have cancer, and a further ten minutes for the two of us to brainstorm why the holy hell we had been talking about that crap show for the last half hour.

    • Eve Vawter

      July 31, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      hahahhahahah best ever

    • TngldBlue

      July 31, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      LOL too funny

    • MammaSweetpea

      August 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm


    • davidfGuest

      September 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      Better luck next time, Cancer.

  3. LET

    July 31, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Ugh. My kid watches this occasionally while I shower.Apparently I am a terrible parent, because I just assumed that, since it’s aired on PBS, I’d be safe. He has been calling people/things “stupid” & I was wondering where he got it (obviously, he was corrected for that).
    On a side note, wasn’t there some crazy Internet outrage when Caillou was temporarily not airing new episodes for a while?
    I think next time it’s on the air, Ill watch it with my son. Then we can have a talk about the bad things in it & why he shouldn’t act that way. Then…banned. Thanks, Eve!

    • Courtney Lynn

      August 1, 2013 at 7:41 am

      What I don’t like about Caillou is besides the whining, he seems to embody and glorify what we try to discourage in children. Lying, jealousy and general brattiness. It looks to me like the writers of the show are almost saying it’s okay for kids to act like that. It’s not.

  4. blh

    July 31, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I don’t like Caillou but the show I really hate is Dora. Not because it’s bad or anything but It’s SO DAMN annoying. I won’t let my son watch it.

    • Ginny

      July 31, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      What kills me about Dora is that she can travel all over the freaking world by herself but she can’t find the hill that is right behind her?? Ugh. I hate Dora.

    • Jayess89

      July 31, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      I’m torn on Dora. I also find her SO DAMN ANNOYING, but the little guy I used to nanny had a severe speech impediment, and watching Dora and being able to do the “call and repeat” thing without anyone around really helped his development. Then I was like, “dang, Dora is useful?!”

    • C.J.

      August 1, 2013 at 1:35 am

      Now I have the backpack song stuck in my head. Every time I hear the name Dora it gets stuck in my head! of coarse now my daughter has a friend named Dora!

    • ytrozs

      August 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the maaaaaaaaAAAaaaaAAaaaaap!

      Inspired songwriting, right there.

      Dora: ban-hammered.

    • John T. Castle

      July 24, 2014 at 12:11 am

      “I’m the maaaAAAAaaaaap!” needs to meet, “Fuck YOOOUUUU, I’m a SHAAAAAAAAARK!” IMO.

  5. Sarah

    July 31, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I hate Max and Ruby. If I was Ruby, I think I would have slapped Max along time ago. Why can’t that kid listen, and where the heck are their parents?

    • Frances Locke

      July 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      They BOTH get on my nerves. Ruby is bossy and Max is a douche.

    • LiteBrite

      July 31, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      My son has a “Max and Ruby” book that I sometimes have to read to him before bed. The two of them are just as annoying in print as on screen, and Grandma only enables Max’s bratty behavior.

    • MammaSweetpea

      August 1, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      And why does Grandma live down the street but not take care of them???

    • Frances Locke

      August 2, 2013 at 12:06 am

      Someone needs to call CPS on them. Or, uh, RPS (Rabbit Protection Services).

    • ForReal

      August 31, 2014 at 12:04 am

      That Rubys a real piece of work

    • LiteBrite

      July 31, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      I could write a whole book about the NickJr characters I hate. “Max and Ruby” are just two of them.

    • Lena

      July 31, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      There is a Dadspin column about Max and Ruby. It’s hilarious.–ruby

    • Cee

      July 31, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      But Ruby is so uptight and bitchy! They’re both quite bad.

    • Alicia Kiner

      July 31, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      If Ruby was my sister, I wouldn’t listen to her either, and yes, where ARE their parents. Their grandmother was around.

    • cflibotte

      October 2, 2014 at 7:00 am

      Maybe they got sick of Max & Ruby and left them?

  6. Rosey Williams

    July 31, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Ordinarily I’m a huge Eve Vawter fan. I come to Mommyish to read her articles. I agree with her more often than not.
    The fact that the actor who originally did Caillou’s voice really did die (in a car accident when he was 17) makes this article really inappropriate. Talk about the show ending. Talk about a new season where Caillou gets grounded for the next fourteen years because he’s quite possibly the most irritating kid ever (and not just on tv).
    But don’t talk about him dying.

    • Eve Vawter

      July 31, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      I would never say that about an actual human. I was speaking about a fictional character. I am sorry I saddened or offended you though.

    • Shelly Lloyd

      July 31, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Maybe you are not aware of this, but Caillou is not real. He can not really die. He is made up. Why is this such a difficult concept from some people to grasp? Fiction means not real. NOT REAL people. You are getting your panties in a twist over people talking smack about a fictional character.

    • Eve Vawter

      July 31, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      Now I have SO MUCH GUILT over all the fictional characters I have wished bad things upon though. You remember in Million Dollar Baby when that chick with the cornrows puts the chair back in the ring and Maggie hits her head? I SO WANTED THAT CHICK TO ALSO DIAF

    • Shelly Lloyd

      July 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      I haven’t seen that movie. But I started reading a (fictional) book that was so incredibly vapid that I took great joy in killing off every single character in the book before throwing across the room. Well I would have thrown it across the room it I had not downloaded it my kindle.

    • Eve Vawter

      July 31, 2013 at 2:08 pm


    • CMJ

      July 31, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      I want Skylar from Breaking Bad to DIAF.

    • Eve Vawter

      July 31, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    • Rosey Williams

      August 1, 2013 at 12:03 pm

      Wow, you really felt the need to be that ugly because I called an article inappropriate?
      Shows are connected to real people. It’s how they get made. The real person died.

    • Shelly Lloyd

      August 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      No one was saying that the real person or real people should die. Every one was joking about how annoying the character is. Not the actress. No one here said that the actress who voiced the character was so annoying they wished she would die. You are getting worked up over people hoping a fictional character will get killed off.

    • Frances Locke

      August 2, 2013 at 12:17 am

      If the person who voiced Calliou had died in an actual fire I would feel differently. Maybe. Because he is still fake.

    • Cee

      July 31, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      The voice actress for Caillou unfortunately passed in 2003, BUT Caillou continues to make new episodes to this day. It is not the voice actress we are talking about. It is the character she once voiced that we are discussing. The voice actress died in a car accident. Had Eve said she wanted Caillou to die in a car accident then maybe you’d have SOME ground, but no points for you.

    • Courtney Lynn

      July 31, 2013 at 7:54 pm

      If it was in reference to an actual person, I would agree. However, Caillou is a cartoon. A whiny, annoying, poor example to kids cartoon. He can fucking die.

    • davidfGuest

      September 19, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Hey, Rosey, whatever it takes.

      By the way, the actor was a girl, not a boy. Doesn’t make this show any less annoying, nor have anything to do with its lack of quality. Sorry.

  7. GoMetro

    July 31, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    DIAF? What are you 12 years old? Sorry, but an awful thing to say given the history, or not.

    • Eve Vawter

      July 31, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      about a cartoon character? really?

    • KB

      July 31, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Ummm, in the first two sentences Eve makes it clear that she’s 13 and she wouldn’t say this about any real person….”for those of you who aren’t 13 years old like me…And I would never say that about a real person who wasn’t a member of the WBC”.

      Your reading comprehension skills leave a lot to be desired.

    • Eve Vawter

      July 31, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      (I’m not really 13) BUT YEAH WHAT KB SAID

    • KB

      July 31, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      (I totally know that….just being facetious & what not :] )

    • Eve Vawter

      July 31, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      (I was super worried you thought I was 13 with 4 kids and maybe only being nice because you felt so bad for me)

    • KB

      July 31, 2013 at 2:19 pm


    • Frances Locke

      August 2, 2013 at 12:18 am


    • JLH1986

      August 1, 2013 at 11:13 am

      Points for facetious! So rarely do I get to see it in print (or say it). I’m usually surrounded by dumbasses and must say “smart ass” or they don’t get it.

    • Shelly Lloyd

      July 31, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      You are aware that it is fiction, right? And fiction means not real. How can you get by in real life when you are worried about what happens to fictional characters?

    • Eve Vawter

      July 31, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      wait, this is real life?

    • Véronique Houde

      July 31, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      no, it’s lifeish.

    • Shelly Lloyd

      July 31, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      Or is it just fantasy….

    • Eve Vawter

      July 31, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      I am so conflicted You could be quoting queen or aldo nova

    • Shelly Lloyd

      July 31, 2013 at 2:16 pm


    • Eve Vawter

      July 31, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      I stopped talking because I was enjoying the sing a long you all were having

    • LiteBrite

      July 31, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      It’s Queen. Aldo Nova is “Life is just a fantasy…can you live this fantasy life?”

      Yes, I’m totally dating myself. Good song though.

    • Eve Vawter

      July 31, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Ffs you just aldo nova shamed me

    • Justme

      July 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality…

  8. Rachelle

    July 31, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Cat in the Hat and Super Why FTW.

    Wyatt would say that Caillou is “a really big problem!”

    • Rachelle

      July 31, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      Ew, I just gave myself shivers…

  9. Tea

    July 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I miss the Little Bear days of Nick Jr., but Caillou was the bane of my babysitting existence.

    • Rachelle

      July 31, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      You didn’t babysit during Teletubbies, then… lol

    • Tea

      July 31, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      No, I was 6-8 when they came out, and all of my grade-school friends got freakishly fond of them, much to my severe confusion. My only teletubby experience was I watched a kid who had the tapes/DVDs, and I basically kept myself sane by playing “count the rabbits” or by cleaning as their kid just spaced out and giggled nonsense.

    • Rachel Sea

      July 31, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      The first time I saw Teletubbies I had a fever of 103. I thought I was hallucinating, and I have never laughed so hard in my entire life. I have a real fondness for that show.

    • Justme

      July 31, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      I banned the viewing of Spongebob and Pokemon when I baby-sit kids in college.

    • Sarah

      August 1, 2013 at 11:03 am

      The only reason I don’t state for the record that Spongebob should go DIAF is because he lives underwater, and I know that is physically impossible.

    • MammaSweetpea

      August 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Dudes!!! You don’t like SpongeBob????

    • MammaSweetpea

      August 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Little Bear, sorry Tea, has to be the most BORING show on the planet. BUT….when I was a SAHM it was great for calming my son down after lunch to take his nap. So….props to Little Bear for that!

  10. Wendy

    July 31, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Calliou is banned from our house because his whines are contagious to children. However, my littlest son doesn’t know how to work the 15 billion remotes we have so when Calliou comes on he just begins to panic and shout “Calliou’s coming on! Calliou’s coming on! Quick somebody change it!” He doesn’t want to be caught watching the banned show, but that’s the perfect sentiment…..

  11. Shelly Lloyd

    July 31, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    My kids are teenagers now, but I remember all the stupid shows…the one I didn’t mind so much: Zoboomafoo. That stupid puppet was annoying, but damn those Kratt brothers had some nice looking legs.

    • Vinnielou

      September 20, 2013 at 11:27 am

      Zaboomafoo has been reincarnated into “Wild Kratts” it is mostly cartoon characters exploring the “super power” characteristics of animals. My 7 year old has been hooked since he was about 2. It’s not too annoying and yes, they still have nice looking legs and grey hair now.

    • taye taye italiano

      August 30, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      HILARIOUS!! they were kinda fine. Even when I was a kid I realized it lolol! 😛

  12. Maria Guido

    July 31, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    That video is quite possibly the best, ever.

  13. jendra_berri

    July 31, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    I just watched the theme song for the first time. Oh my god. If the episodes are as annoying or worse, then I’ve seen enough. My son is four months old. He will not be watching this show. I’d rather die.

  14. Swag?

    July 31, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    • Eve Vawter

      July 31, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Is that l’il B?!?

  15. geckomommy

    July 31, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Adding this to the list of shows my (future) kids will never see.

    Hoping to avoid TV watching as long as we can, but we’ll see how long that lasts once I have this baby and she starts toddling around and pulling things off shelves all day.

    Any tips on good toddler shows? My niece watched things like Curious George and Babar on Netflix when she was little.

    • TngldBlue

      July 31, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      Congrats on the new little one to come!!! My daughter loved (still loves) Super Why, Zoboomafoo, and Blue’s Clues. I actually liked Doc McStuffins but it never quite grabbed her attention. And of course the classics Sesame Street and Mickey Mouse Club. The Goodnight Show on Sprout was actually really good to get her geared up for bed. We weren’t big on TV watching so we decided early on we’d allow 1 hour a day-half hour before dinner and half hour before bath. We started that as soon as she was old enough to want to watch TV so it really helped us avoid letting it get out of control-it kept us in line too! On the weekends we allow her to watch a little bit in the morning too because what’s a Saturday morning without cartoons 🙂

    • Rebecca

      July 31, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      My Kids Learned So Much From Team Umi Zoomie And The Leapfrog Videos. There Are Tons Of Good Options out There Now, But I’m Not A Big Pbs Fan.

  16. Cee

    July 31, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    I used to babysit a child that would have his nap AFTER Caillou. He’d stretch out in a blanket and sip his milk and watch this calmly. How can you watch Caillou calmly? How can you go to sleep after watching Caillou and not stay up plotting his death?! I miss that kid, he was pretty chill.

  17. CherylLage

    July 31, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Fire is too quick a death. For years now on my own blog (and commenting upon others) I’ve spoken more venomously on Caillou than on surgery-requiring mastitis or the third-world squallor of potty training twins simultaneously.

    Here’s an excerpt from 2010 (when I was waxing poetic about how I think kids should watch more TV…true):

    Don’t just assume because it’s “children’s programming” (or on PBS , Cartoon Network, etc.) means it’s completely A-OK and
    coincides with your family behavioral ideals. For our family, “Caillou”
    made that abundantly clear. Whenever we watch it (which is
    infrequently: think bouts of stomach flu or contagious strep throat),
    not only do we point out that Caillou’s whining and tantrum-y attitude
    are completely inappropriate (yes, I know he’s four…and defend my
    perspective that his whining and tantrums are completely inappropriate),
    but in one memorable instance I remember declaring “If Caillou’s
    parents really loved him, they’d teach him how to handle his
    disappointment.” We’ve even played a game, “Tell me what Caillou’s Mommy
    should have said/done,” and “Tell me why Caillou made a bad choice.”
    Seriously, for as much as I detest that show, it has provided great
    opportunities to define what we feel is more socially appropriate — not
    to mention emotionally healthy — behavior.

    Not sure which death means is best suited for the wee bald one….DIAPP (Die in a Poo Pile?)

    • Eve Vawter

      July 31, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      I am so sorry I didn’t see this before, I so would have included!

  18. Alicia Kiner

    July 31, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    So when my almost 9 yr old son was a toddler (2-4-ish) he LOVED Caillou. I do not remember Caillou being nearly as intolerable as the clips I’ve seen floating around the internet lately, or as the notes listed above. I know they re-released the earliest episodes and wonder if we just lucked out on timing.

    • Ellie

      July 31, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      You did. It totally depends on what seasons you saw. The later ones are good. The early ones – that Sprout actually advertised as new – are awful.

  19. Aja Jackson

    July 31, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Sometimes I sing the theme song to Caillou to my kids and substitute their names in the place of his. It works well to clear the room if you need some alone time.

    • Eve Vawter

      July 31, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      Adding this to my big list of parenting tips

  20. Ellie

    July 31, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I never understood why people hated this shoe so much because the ones we had were great. Then Sprout added earlier episodes and then I saw the problem. The early ones when he is 3 and the period where that other actress (yes the one who died) ARE horrible. But after that they revamped it a bit and those episodes are more like a normal kid. You just have to be picky about which DVDs you get.

    As for the bald thing, I don’t get that either, but so was Charlie Brown and I don’t think that scarred anyone’s psyche.

  21. Blahblah

    July 31, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I wish I could explain to you the real horror of watching Calliou and Rosie become emaciated, Rosie’s hair falling out, the dark marks that grew under their eyes. It was really awful, I hate Calliou. I made my fiance watch it once. His eyes grew large and he asked if this was some kind of torture for parents.

    Most kids shows are, my love. Most kids shows are.

  22. Courtney Lynn

    July 31, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I HATE Caillou! I will not let my kids watch it. He’s a whiny, little bitch!

  23. Emmali Lucia

    July 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Calilou has been around with 1997? I was still watching kids shows back then. I would’ve broken the TV listening to that little brat!

  24. talonsage

    August 1, 2013 at 1:22 am

    . . .

    I liked Calliou.

    • Eve Vawter

      August 1, 2013 at 8:56 am

      awww, it’s OK! what did you hate? There has to be something you hated.

  25. Sara610

    August 1, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Wow, thanks for the warning. I’d heard of Caillou, but never seen an episode (and I always assumed that Caillou was a girl), so I watched a little bit on YouTube to find out what all the fuss is about. I wanted to claw my eyes out and then jump off a building after about ten minutes.

  26. Michelle Pittman

    August 1, 2013 at 11:55 am

    i hated Caillou…hated, hated, HATED him -UGH!! Max & Ruby are right up there too — along w/Maisy…oh my gosh — the obnoxious squeaking/squealing and weird fricking language of that show…Teletubbies & the other weird ass one — the creepy ass things with giant eyes — BOOMBAS…terrifying…on the other hand…i did LOVE the australian based show about Shane & David w/their awesome remote…and the jokes they made for parents forced to watch them…and it still kills me that Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games was the same Suzanne Collins who wrote Little Bear (which i loved…along with Arthur…Arthur was cool as heck)…

  27. Annie

    August 1, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I love Calliou…

  28. MammaSweetpea

    August 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    When my son was a toddler/preschooler he watched Caillou. It bugged me but he liked it. Things were fine until my son tried to pull a hissy fit like the one Caillou has in the opening of the show. That was it, that little bald brat was banished forever from my tv set. How could someone draw and write something so obnoxious and not think it would do damage??

  29. MammaSweetpea

    August 1, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Since some of us have mentioned other strange kids shows, does anyone here like Adventure Time? I’m drawn to it, but it baffles me. Im not sure how it’s shown on Teletoon. It seems too bizarre, and a bit rude and inappropriate for kids.

    But I do really like the end theme song…..

    • Emilie M

      August 2, 2013 at 10:51 am

      My brothers are really into it. I rarely get to watch things I enjoy anymore. What I have watched, I have liked.

  30. MammaSweetpea

    August 1, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    And I love the fat juicy bugs….

  31. Emilie

    August 2, 2013 at 10:45 am

    “It’s clear to me you’re waging a war on the American people”

    I believe Caillou is a Canadian show, so I am pretty sure you hit the nail on the head. Either that, or this is what Canadians think Americans are like.

    • k_milt

      August 7, 2013 at 8:04 am

      It is, and we’re so, so sorry. Between Celine Dion, the Biebs and Caillou, it’s a wonder nobody has nuked us yet. Originally Caillou was a French set of books and then turned into a show. Same animation and general dialogue, with a few name changes (ex. Rosie is Mousseline). The French Caillou has a slightly less whiny, nasal voice, but the script is the same so he’s still a little shit I wish someone would bury alive.

      Caillou translates to pebble/stone, and it seems like a weird choice for a cartoon character’s name. Amusingly (well, kind of), the phrase “ne pas avoir un poil sur le caillou” is a colloquialism meaning “to be bald as a coot”. Indeed.

  32. brebay

    August 5, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Tough chicken-and-egg mystery, though, which came first, the Millennial or the Caillou?

  33. Alan Kercinik

    September 25, 2013 at 10:42 am

    This is a little late, but thanks for the link back.

    I wrote my post at a time when I had only one child. I now have three kids and hate Caillou with an even greater ferocity. If that’s at all possible.

    The internet FREAKS OUT and starts a petition when Ben Affleck gets cast as Batman. But this little bastard is still on the air.

    Where is the outrage, parents?

  34. dwright731

    October 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I smacked a bald kid in his McDonald’s colored getup today at the grocery and poured my soda on his mom’s head. Sorry for the confusion, whoever you were.

  35. The Mompocalypse

    October 10, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks for the shout out. I really do hate Caillou.

  36. Death-carioca

    December 17, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Caillou is by far the worst show out there.

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  38. Clay

    March 1, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Knowing that your kids that have moms that sit around all day, letting the father work, thinking they’re productive for blaming Caillou for their kid’s problems, how can you blame Caillou if you have a whiny brat child? Most likely that comes from you ranting about a kids show on the internet, and what is it to teach a child that a little four year old should die I’m the fire. And I’m saying this because your stupid kids probably spend more time with you than they do with Caillou.

  39. Ian Brett Cooper

    March 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Just try adjusting Wikipedia to even suggest that there might be aspects of Caillou not to like. I did – not gonna happen. The Caillou fan club comprises a bunch of neo-nazis who migrated to Caillou-worship as soon as they realized that the future suggested by the novel “The Boys from Brazil” wasn’t going to become a reality. I guess they figured that indoctrinating our kids with Evil was easier done by a fictitious whiny bald brat than with the reincarnation of Hitler.

    P.S. My kid is just turning 11 and she’s still not allowed to watch the show featuring the demon spawn Caillou.

  40. Angela Guinn

    March 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I have to say I can not believe everyone blaming calliou for whiney children. number one society has chosen to look at children as though they should not be what they are. if a two year old whines the parents cant stand it for whatever reason and they tell the child to stop whining. direct a child and whining is all part of life for a child. I am sure if you all talk to your own parents you probably were not that much different. get a grip and say that your really banned the show because you don’t like it, and stop blaming the show for what is normal for a toddler, and maybe some of you should take some child development classes.

    • FBomber

      March 20, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Caillou is four. Not a toddler. He’s too old to whine like that. I am fine with my 2 year-old whining. Four? No. There is also nothing wrong with teaching a child early on that whining doesn’t get them their way. If you don’t, they are 13 year-olds who still whine. Then they are whiny adults. Children aren’t special snowflakes. They need guidance to learn what is acceptable behavior. Whining constantly is NOT.

  41. WhatTheDeuce

    May 2, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Maybe im not watching the right episodes, but the ones I do watch, I don’t see why you people are wishing a firey death on a four year old fictional character. Sure he can be a brat to Rosey but in the end and turns around and makes it right. Its a to set an example, to show kids ‘hey youre being this way, and this is what you SHOULD do.’ Half of you commenters are just hopping on the bandwagon. ‘I only heard the beginning theme. NO WAY my kid is watching this.’ I have no problem letting my bubby watch Caillou, he does, and he’s very well mannered.

  42. Kim Hannahs Griffith

    June 4, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Yes calliou is a whiny brat but how mature are all of you.posting crap like this on a site that children could come across and veiw freely.if you dont like thecshow dont let your kids watch it and move on. This site is tottaly bogus and I joined just to tell you all to grow up and be adults

    • katielousiana

      July 26, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      Yeah, every child I know is dying to get on a mommy blog and find out what their mom’s are talking about.

    • The genuis

      September 17, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      this mf right here *facepalms* ITS A PARENT BLOG ITS ADVICE FOR OTHER PARENTS KIDS WILL FIND THIS AND SAY “Hmm i should take this advice” on what ever their saying

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    July 7, 2014 at 5:07 pm

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  45. John T. Castle

    July 24, 2014 at 12:07 am

    I made the incredibly misfortunate mistake of following the link to read this article. And then, like the cat, I indulged my curiosity to no good purpose. That… THING… has angered me beyond reason, to the point where my first and best defense mechanism, swearing, was scrambled, and I shouted, “What the SHIT is that FUCK!”

    The obscene affront to the human species was simply that profound and soaked through to the atomic bonds with brain-melting, soul-shriveling rot.

  46. Hara

    October 22, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I’m 13, and love Caillou.
    No one in the fucking world says “DIAF.”
    What are you from? The fucking 2000s?
    Well you know what? Go to hell!
    You talk about how Caillou is inappropriate, when your talking swear words that is unprofessional.
    Caillou teaches little kids, and your just making the worst of it.
    Everyone here’s making the worst of it!

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  48. SECK BOI

    November 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    i am certain the reason why caillou is bald is because his dad shaved his head for punishment and if i get kids i will not let them watch caillou they can watch arthur instead

  49. RatherBeCalledAnonymous

    November 7, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Caillou may be whiney but he’s pretty entertaining. After he throws these tantrums he learns something about why he can’t do it or whatever he’s whining about so it’s still good for kids because it teaches them that even if you can’t do..this.. You can do….. It’s still teaches a lesson. So if u don’t like it keep it to yourself or you Diaf!! I don’t even know how or why I found this page!!!

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