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09 September 2006 @ 12:21 pm
Hey nebsllimBen, happy birthday!

NBC has a new Saturday morning lineup that they've christened Qubo--the way it's pronounced, it sounds like "What's up?" in Spanish. Two programs from Big Idea are part of the schedule: Veggie Tales and 3-2-1 Penguins. I wondered what changes, if any, Veggie Tales would undergo. Today's episode was a retelling of Don Quixote. Long ago in high school, I remember reading the book, hating the fact that other people in my class found it humorous to call me Sancho (since it's very close to my last name), and feeling like I was missing out on a lot since we read the abridged version of it. Same goes for Les Miserable, I kind of felt like we were being shortchanged reading the shorter versions. I have repeatedly heard that I wasn't really missing anything at all.

In any case, Sancho wasn't called by that name but Pancho. Ok, no big deal. I did find it VERY amusing that Pancho/Sancho at one point advises the good Don to "lay off the salsa". I see the real life lessons being pushed onto us by NBC.

Nonetheless, the episode kept Abby's attention and well, mine as well. AND, and Babar's back on as part of the lineup as well!

As I sit and type this, I find myself wanting some calamari thanks to David Attenborough's narration of the squid life cycle.
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darlingmalivi on September 9th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
Veggie Tales did the Don Quixote bit? Was there still a Christian aspect and a bible verse and everything? If not, that's very strange and I also wonder what sort of changes they will undergo, although I can't see them bending to much.
We are a VERY Christian family and Veggie Tales videos are a daily thing around here. It would be cool to record new stuff from TV. (As an aside, was there a Silly Song with Larry? That's my favorite part. :) )
Michael: Rorschachservermonkey on September 10th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
To me, it seemed the Christian aspect was toned down. While it kept my attention, I didn't watch the whole episode all the way through. I will have to next week to see.

Also can't recall a silly song, either, but then it could have been on when I wasn't watching. 3-2-1 Penguins was mixed in with a Larry Boy Stories bit.
apocalypse_0 on September 10th, 2006 07:11 am (UTC)
Um, Hugo's _Les Miserables_ is a *huge* book. Really huge reading effort if not abridged.
Michael: Exeter Nanooservermonkey on September 10th, 2006 12:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was always told that and that the additional parts were pretty superfluous.

Maybe one day when I retire, if I live that long. Heck, perhaps I'll even learn French and...well, perhaps I'm getting a bit too ambitious for my own good.