Kids TV Shows

Known in these parts as “Daddy’s Penguin Show.” The Penguins of Madagascar is shown on Nickelodeon and is based on the Madagascar animated films.  We’ve never seen the movies.  From where I stand, it really doesn’t matter, because as is, Penguins is laugh out loud funny.  This is truly a “parent friendly” cartoon, where the spot-on timing and the smart dialogue will keep adults howling while the kids are taken in by the fast-paced action and extreme silliness. 

Set at the Central Park Zoo, the program centers on the adventures of four penguins, Skipper, Private, Kowalski and Rico.  While they don’t have anything more than a heated rivalry with the lemurs (who are also hold-overs from the movies), they are mobilized like a well-oiled military machine.  If the machine ate raw fish and slid on their stomachs. (Read more…)

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You would think at our age that we wouldn’t have to worry about these things. But, as Kate will attest, even at *ahem* 27, untimely breakouts can (and will) happen. What to do? Apply an ice cube for 30 second. Then soak a cotton ball in eye drops and press it to the “spot” for 3 minutes. The theory is that the ice and drop combination will cause blood vessels below the surface to contract—leaving you looking, well, a little less like Rudolph.