Until today, I had no knowledge of the 1980s childrens program “Zoobilee Zoo” that lived on in syndication throughout the ’90s. But this video of clips compiled by Rich at fourfour is enough to make me never want to have kids. Or if I do have kids, I’d rather raise them outside in Bangladesh than anywhere near a TV that might play something like this.
I beg you: watch this entire video. The first minute and a half is standard annoying kids TV crap: people in creepy animal suits singing songs about not getting in strangers’ cars. But around the 1:40 mark, it hits a new plane of terrible that I’ve never seen — not even in saccharine dreck like “Barney” or “Teletubbies.” I hate it so much that I love it. It’s so bad that it’s sublime. Or maybe it’s just so bad that it’s making me write things that make no sense.