Anyway, one of the programs I really enjoy watching with Leah is The Backyardigans. The one thing that bugged me is the fact that I couldn't ever figure out what type of animal Uniqua represented (second from the right in pink). She is pink and has swirly antenna on her head. The other characters are very obviously a moose, hippo, penguin and kangaroo.
This evening Joe was watching a Backyardigans DVD with Leah and I asked him what he thought she might be. He guessed a snail (HA HA HA).
In further researching an answer on the trusty old internet, I found this:
Uniqua is her name and her species. She’s graceful, agile, and as light on her feet as a ballerina. But when it comes to playing, she’s more “adventure” than “ballet.” Unafraid and daring, Uniqua loves to run, climb, and ride her bike faster than anyone. She also loves to tell silly jokes, make silly noises, and tickle her friends. Yes, Uniqua is mischievous, but she’s also sweet – she knows whether her friends are happy or sad, and she’ll always say something to show that she cares.BLAH, BLAH, BLAH...
So she isn't even an animal! What a total cop-out. What, the producers couldn't come up with just one more animal for the show? You know, all the millions of other mammals in the world just didn't cut it?
I'm not quite sure why this pisses me off, but maybe it has to do with all the precious brain cells I wasted on trying to figure it out.
On another note, a friend of mine just started a blog called The Collin Chronicles: Tales of a Tiny Tyrant. Please stop by and show her some love.