Friday, February 26, 2010

Stealing A Line From Classic Winnie the Pooh

I wrote a post a long time ago about the presence of Winnie the Pooh in our home.  While Pooh has become less visible lately he still lurks in some unsuspecting places.  Braden has a little Pooh basketball goal in the bath tub.  Last night during bath time I felt compelled by Pooh's plastic mug to start singing the Winnie the Pooh song.

Everybody sing with me.

Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh. Tubby little Cubby all stuffed with fluff. He's Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh. Willy nilly silly ole bear.

Now that we have that out of the way back to the meat of this little post.  After singing the song I was reminded of the classic Pooh cartoons.  That is one of the reasons I like Pooh. He is older than me.

It's funny what things were said and done in old cartoons or books. We have the original Curious George book. In that story George smokes a pipe.  An author would be drawn and quartered for such an offense in today's society.

As for Pooh it was the matter of poking fun at the less intelligent. Many of Pooh's classic cartoons started with this line, "Being a bear of very little brain..." For example they might say "Being a bear of very little brain Pooh got lost while he was out looking for honey."

I thought it would be fun to apply that line to many of our other cartoon favorites on this Friday afternoon.  I hope you enjoy.
  • Being a dinosaur of very little brain when Barney came to life he wasted his time singing nonsensical songs with the neighborhood children rather than living it up.
  • Being a girl of very little brain Dora was always lost and asking her viewers for help reading her map.
  • Being a tiger of very little brain Tigger spelled his name T-I-double guh-er when everyone knows there is only one "guh" in Tiger.
  • Being a sloth of very little brain Snook was always asking an old turtle named Madge stupid questions.
  • Being a sponge of very little brain Spongebob lived in a pineapple under the sea rather than seeking out more luxurious accommodations.
  • Being a mouse of very little brain...Scratch that. Mickey must have been pretty smart to take over the world like he has.
Being a blogger of very little brain, this is the best I could come up with today. I will try to do better next week.


Burgh Baby said...

Dora is DEFINITELY a girl of very little brain. Oye.

surprised mom said...

It's a very creative post! I love the hours that the girls and I spent with Winnie the Pooh when they were younger. Ditto with Barney. My girls thought Songebob was hysterical. They would watch it with The Mister. Me, well my reaction was Meh. One day I'll post the photo of the youngest in her crib with her Mickey ears on. As for Dora, well, the girls were too old when she came around.

Thanks for letting my memories flood in. :)

Katherine said...

Your posts make me laugh. All of these are great, but, of course, I love the last one!

Isabella said...

Ha Ha!!! Once I recieved an antique set of ABC blocks as a gift and it went like this...
A is for apple
B is for boy
C,D,E,ect... how sweet I thought then,
G is for Gay
WHAT!!! there was a picture of two little girls playing and laughing. Have a happy time.

Times do change,

WeaselMomma said...

Thanks for the laugh. I too like the old school cartoons.

seashore subjects said...

Just what is Mickey planning with that diabolical ability of his?

PJ Mullen said...

I could be here all day, Caillou, Dragon Tales, The rest of the Mickey Playhouse crew. Ugh. We've actually successfully weaned little man off tv over the past week. Not because of the "it's bad for him" nonsense, but because it isn't good for papa's sanity. We have had much more fun experimenting with blocks.

Manic Mommy said...

And The Man With The Yellow Hat decides to take him home! Uh hello? Trafficking?

Do you also notice a strong theme of absentee parenting. I mean, why can't Dora's parents *drive* her to the soccer field?

Being a mom of very little brain, I thoroughly enjoyed this post.

Mama B said...

We read the classic Pooh a lot for bedtime and one day my son (almost 5) asked why Grandma (my mom) didn't like reading so much. I said I didn't know. He says "oh I know, she must be of very little brain!"

I almost died laughing.