Preschool TV Showdown: Round 1 Nick Jr

It’s March and with March comes the madness and the brackets and the basketballs. Every year, my family printed brackets for the basketball tournament and had a little friendly family competition. Well, it actually wasn’t very friendly by any stretch of the imagination. I normally lost save for one glorious year.

I’ve been loving all the pop culture march madness-style tournaments that have popped up over the years and Suzanne and I thought it would be fun to do one of our own with kids’ television shows. And because we let our kids watch a smdige too much television, both of us find most of them sort of annoying. Or a lot annoying. Whatever.  And since we know we aren’t alone in this annoyance, what could be better than a WORST PRESCHOOL TELEVISION PROGRAM SHOWDOWN.  I know people have strong opinions on the matter. Don’t believe me? Just ask twitter about Max & Ruby sometime.

The game: we made “divisions” based on four channels (Nick Jr, Disney Jr, Hub and Sprout/PBS) and tried to keep it sort of limited to shows aimed at preschoolers, just to narrow it down.  We will each host two channels and voting will narrow things down to a final four, once from each channel, which will narrow down to an ultimate showdown deciding the worst preschool show on television. The full bracket can be viewed here.

I’m hosting the Nick Jr & Hub divisions and Suzanne has Disney Jr & Sprout/PBS.

We broke the first round of voting in to two posts. Nick Jr today and Hub tomorrow on here and then bebehblog has Disney Jr today and Sprout/PBS tomorrow.

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After you vote, head over to bebehblog for the Disney Jr polls!

Voting ends Sunday at Midnight. Come back tomorrow to vote on Hub and then I think the next round’s voting will open on Tuesday.

 

Disclaimer: This is just for fun and not an exact science. Obviously.  The brackets were loosely seeded (very roughly ranked best to worse), but no attention was paid to how the rankings would pair up. The Fresh Beat Band Yo Gabba Gabba pairing was a hilarious accident and unrelated to their crossover show. Shows selected were based on current US airings.  Some shows might not exactly be “preschool” but we just filled things in the best we could to round out the numbers. No kids’ shows were harmed in the making of this showdown. It is not sponsored or endorsed (or probably encouraged) by any of the tv networks or shows. Yes, I now realize we forgot the UpsideDown Show. It isn’t currently airing, but man that show sucks.

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15 Responses to “Preschool TV Showdown: Round 1 Nick Jr”

  1. […] go to Amy’s and vote on Nick Jr shows. And come back tomorrow for the Sprout/PBS […]

  2. Leah says:

    Putting Gabba again Fresh Beats isn’t fair. One halfway decent show is going to get knocked out in the first round while either Oswald or Max & Bitchy will survive. It’s a travesty. Also, Am I allowed to bet on this?

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    Amy Reply:

    In the tradition of the basketball tournament, the middle is always a bloodbath. I am unable to comment on the legality of wagering in your state or privately in your home.

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  3. Audrey says:

    I could only vote in the first round because that was the only one where I’d seen both/either of the shows! lol

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    Amy Reply:

    I have seen almost none of the Disney Jr shows. Spencer only likes Oso and Doc.

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  4. I am SHOCKED that Max in Ruby is not in the lead by a landslide! HATE that show!! This was so much fun! Stopping by from SITS.

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  5. Leslie says:

    This is a great idea! I voted, and can’t wait to see the final bracket results!

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  6. Des says:

    If Dino Dan doesn’t win, I know this thing is rigged. THE WORST. Ever.

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    Amy Reply:

    I was absolutely SHOCKED that Dino Dan was briefly LOSING. Ugh. People.

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  7. Brigid Keely says:

    You paired Backyardigans and Wonderpets? Ugh. If I could set them both on fire I WOULD.

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    Amy Reply:

    I used a bracket maker so didn’t pair them exactly.

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  8. Jayme says:

    I couldn’t vote in the last bracket, I find them both ridiculously adorable ::hangs head in shame::

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  9. […] See the full set and vote for the worst show on Nick Jr here. […]

  10. […] part of our march madness style preschool showdown to determine the worst preschool show on tv. Voting is still open for Nick Jr and Disney Jr and today the polls are for Hub. Now, Hub is a little tricky because some of the shows are old and […]

  11. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it.
    I have you bookmarked to look at new stuff you post…

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