It’s a Bing thing
CBeebies’ Bing is a huge favourite in our house. We watch a few episodes a week and love all of it’s characters and the messages that are portrayed through Bing’s adventures.
For those of you who haven’t seen it it follows a bunny, called Bing, and follows him doing various standard day to day activities for toddlers such as going to the park, visiting friend’s houses, going shopping etc. Each episode sees Bing faced with a challenge that toddlers must overcome most days. He gets injured, has a disagreement with his friends and breaks something regularly. Episodes end with a direct to camera explanation of what happened, how it made Bing feel and how it was resolved.
Despite how much effort has gone into making it representative of most toddler’s lives it also has lots of very strange aspects to it.
Please can someone help me out with these bizarre aspects of Bing?
Why does Pando (the Panda – Duh!) always take off his trousers before he does anything? This even happens during the opening credits of every episode!?!
What is the deal with Flop and the other “grown ups”? They are all smaller than the children and despite the children all being obvious animals (elephants, rabbits, pandas etc) the grown ups are all weird little creatures, more like animal-cuddly toy hybrids!?! None of the children refer to them as Mum or Dad, they are all called by their first names so are they carers? Guardian angels? Consciences?
What is going on?
Bing is an awesome little TV show, but certainly not without it’s quirks! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.