Thursday, April 10, 2008

Little Wossnames

Kate is obsessed with Little Einsteins these days. This ostensibly-educational program features four kids who fly around in a sentient rocket having musical adventures.

Doug and I often complain that they shouldn't be called Little Einsteins. I've seen several episodes now and they really haven't had any physics in them. Mostly music, with a little art and geography thrown in. June dances, Annie sings, Quincy plays any musical instrument that he happens across, and Leo conducts. Not much in there on general relativity. They could call them Little Mozarts. Or the Little Philharmonics, or something. Little Liberal Arts Majors. ("Would you like fries with that?")

Of course, the real point is that Little Einsteins are made by the company (Disney) that does Baby Einstein--the idea being that listening to classical music makes your child smarter. Unless you're Jack Jack Parr, in which case listening to classical music makes you burst into flame and metamorphose.

6 comments:

The Frosts said...

Heh. This is SO a conversation that I would have with my engineer hubby. Total crack up. My kids do love little einsteins though!

regan said...

I agree with you. We've had the same discussion in our house over the last few years.

Amy Sorensen said...

Kaleb digs L. E., too, but I've had that same thought...Einstein wasn't a musician, was he??? ;) I like your idea of Little Liberal Arts Majors. Why not start them early in the desire to be intelligent and know stuff???

Mimi said...

Giggling at Little Liberal Arts Majors!

sbascom said...

Finally found you! "Would you like fries with that?" is certainly how I describe my degree...

Chris said...

Oh my gosh, this is hilarious. Especially the Jack-Jack reference. I'm on the fence about this show. It's cute, and its heart is in the right place. The clincher: Nat's two favorite shows are Little Einsteins and Barney. Guess which one we prefer?