Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mr. Noonle

I spent a good part of Friday complaining to various people that Jack was suddenly afraid of Mr. Noodle and how this was a huge problem because I count on an hour of Sesame Street on Fridays to get through my work from home day. Probably, if I had spent that time working, instead of complaining, I wouldn't be procrastinating working right now on this sunny end of summer holiday weekend. But then I wouldn't be blogging as a way of procrastinating, and not everyone would get to hear/read about Mr. Noodle.

Did I just blow your mind?

So it used to be that as soon as Mr. Noodle came on, during Elmo's world, in the last 15 minutes of Sesame Street, I had to turn off the TV. No big deal. But Friday, I turned on the TV at the very beginning of Sesame Street, and as soon as the first non muppet appeared on screen, Jack said, "No! No Noonle. T.B. OFF!" Sigh. I turned off the T.V. and started complaining.

I was still complaining 9 hours later when we sat down to dinner and had this conversation.

Me: Luke, Jack is afraid of Mr. Noodle.
Jack: No Noonle!
Luke: Who's Mr. Noodle?
Me: You know Mr. Noodle, he's sort of a vaudeville type of old fashioned clown? He's on Elmo's world.
Luke: Never heard of him. Jack, do you like Mr. Noodle?
Jack: Yesh.
Me: Argh! I know you know who he is!
Luke: Nope.
Jack: T.B. Off. No Noonle.
Dave: Luke, you know Mr. Noodle. He's the one who has the brother, Mr. Noodle
Luke: (Lightbulb!) Oh yeaaaaaah.

5 comments:

molly said...

Who always cried when the guy fell down the steps with the cake??
I agree with Jack-Mr. Noodle is creepy!

Family of Weebles said...

You have to admit; Mr. Noodle is sorta a creepy guy. Curtis would never watch any part of Sesame Street except for Elmo's World. Don't you have Noggin or Disney or Sprout? They all have good shows for Jack's age that he will enjoy much better than Sesame Street.

I received my surprise in the mail yesterday. I love it! As soon as I showed it to Bill, he claimed it as his own. We'll see how that works out for him! Maybe I will just take it to work and he will never see it again!

Meta Megan said...

Ok - I will admit that I googled Mr. Noodle to get a picture for this post, and they were all so creepy I decided not to post one!

Cindy - glad you got your mug!

Beth said...

I have to defend Mr. Noodle a bit. We love him, and his brother and sister.

Family of Weebles said...

He's a freak!