I just finished watching the debut episode of The Wonder Pets on Nickelodeon Jr. (yes, this 57 year old has too much time on his hands). I have an urgent warning for pot smokers and, especially, any users of psychedelics (do they still exist?).
Do not, repeat, do not watch The Wonder Pets if you aren’t prepared to laugh your guts out. That almost happened to me just now, and I’m not even high on anything (except life, ha, ha).
Today I watched Turtle Tuck, Linny the Guinea Pig and Ming-Ming Duckling save a dolphin trapped in a fishing net and a chimpanzee stuck in an orbiting space capsule. The music and songs are addictive. Sample lyrics:
“Wonder Pets, Wonder Pets,
We’re on our way
To help a baby chimp
And save the day.
We’re not too big
And we’re not too strong
But when we work together
We’ve got the right stuff
Gooooooooooo Wonder Pets!
(Note: it seems like “strong” and “stuff” should rhyme; maybe I need a hearing aid.)
Plus, the animals come up with some pretty deep insights that can be taken on many levels. Even if you’re not high. For example:
“Whoa, we’re in space.”
“There sure is a lot of space in space!”
“Wonder Pets to baby chimp: do you hear me?”
“He doesn’t hear you, Linny!”
“Baby chimp: take that banana out of your ear!”
Check it out. But only, repeat only, if you’re drug free. Otherwise you might never return from Laugh Land.