“Caillou” has the end of an era but no one is complaining. Yesterday, PBS announced that the long-running children’s series had been discontinued after 20 years on the air.
After that, children may suffer from the loss of the cartoon, but parents certainly do not. After the announcement, the parents immediately drove to Twitter to celebrate Caillou’s end.
In addition, one viewer said in particular: “Caillou was a bad ass, mf.”
It is possible that PBS was aware of the general animosity towards Caillou when the network posted the show with a brief message.
“We’re saying goodbye to @cailloudhx, but remember when we say goodbye to something …” the PBS Kids tweeted Tuesday afternoon. Adds, “It just means we can welcome something new!”
The account is then linked to a resource page that explains how to respond if your child’s favorite media disappear. “Listen and feel in,” they say, but if the cancellation relationships are signs, few parents will hear the advice.
Caillou premiered on September 4, 2000 on PBS. The anime revolves around a precocious boy embarking on various adventures with his friends and family. Including his sister Rosie, mother Doris, father Boris and Cat Gilbert.
Caillou aired five seasons and a list of 144 episodes until it finally syndicated on PBS in 2010.
Despite his favor with children, Caillou appears to have developed some adult critics over the years, and after PBS’s announcement, they wasted no time cheering over his rejection.
“Okay, but why did Caillou’s parents never tell him to shut up when he was having those stupid tantrums,” one of the spectators asked.
Some of the viewer’s reactions. Stay up to date for news and updates.
You finally canceled Caillou! pic.twitter.com/XDXWvGwCfu
– Do you say that (@theyexecutedher) January 6, 2021
Caillou was a bad ass mf pic.twitter.com/m1OevUXExz
– aj 🦋 (@ajirixo) January 6, 2021