PBS has made the surprising decision to cut the cord on its children program, ‘Caillou‘ after over 20 years of airing.
After over two decades of airing, PBS is ditching ‘Caillou’ from its lineup. Tied to the announcement was an article on dealing with favorite programs going away. In a twist of events, though, instead of disappointment, the news was met with fanfare as many, understandably, didn’t like the series as a whole since its protagonist was simply rude, annoying, and disobedient.
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Parents all across the internet celebrated its cancellation and voiced their reasoning behind barring their kids from watching the series, many not liking the protagonist.
The child-oriented program focused on its namesake character – a four-year-old boy who frequently complains, cries, and has meltdowns who shares the program’s name. Its backlash was sparked as parents got wiser in seeing how the series wasn’t quite educational and instead taught children bad habits.