With antisocial messaging, world-weary cynicism and dark absurdity, there’s nothing kid-like in modern-day children’s TV shows.
The most popular kids’ cartoons these days are extremely weird. I’ve heard people say that they have tried to watch, but could not follow them. Yet, children seem to know exactly what is going on, laughing loudly and talking along with the characters.
Repeat ratios for children’s TV shows are very high – a single episode of a show is often repeated six times in one day, so it’s not surprising that avid watchers quickly learn all the dialogue.