chris-littlechild - October 31, 2016
Â As all you Ego-dads will know, the world of childrenâ€™s TV can be a terrifying, utterly batshit place. You thought it was bad having to watch wanky Tom Hanks rom coms on Lifetime TV with your lady? Get a load of Rolie Polie Olie.
Now, sure, some of them are good. When youâ€™ve got Bert and Ernie teaching you the alphabet, the Cookie Monster asking you to count with him and Big Bird walking you through a little advanced astrophysics or something, youâ€™ve got to appreciate that this is Grade A TV right here. Much of the time, though, youâ€™re running the gamut from the bizarre to the straight-up balls-out creepy.
In the Night Garden, Iâ€™m convinced, is the work of Satan himself. What the hell are those little furry dudes? Supposedly, this one is intended to get our little urchins all relaxed and bed-ready, so Iâ€™d question all the nightmare fodder therein. Still, Iâ€™m no fancy-ass TV exec, so who am I to judge?
If I did happen to be a fancy-ass TV exec, though, Iâ€™d get right on this. Childrenâ€™s shows done the right way. The Grand Theft Auto V way.
Cartoons Cars Songs For Kids is a YouTube channel dedicated to kids. There are a heaping helping of those, but the USP here is that the episodes are created solely using GTA Vâ€™s director mode and cinematic mode. With a side of Spider-Man, natch.
The channel is super popular, as Kotaku reports, hitting multi-million views on each upload. Whoâ€™d have thunk that Grand Theft Auto could be so edu-taining for kids? I wouldnâ€™t, but this is a real thing thatâ€™s happening. What a time to be alive.
Have yourself an ogle at a sample episode below.