Monday, July 21, 2008


Sprout is good TV. It is PBS. All the time. In fact, if you have a sick child who wakes up at 2 am just to be held, Sprout is there for you. Do you have a teething child who wakes up at 5 am? Well, Sprout will be there. In fact, when we started DirecTV, we upgraded to the PLUS package for two channels: Sprout and Noggin.

I am now rethinking Sprout. You see, Sprout has commercials. Case in point...

Tonight, during Family Home Evening (all 5 minutes of it), we were playing a prophet game. We were trying to get ET to get King Benjamin all by himself. We kept giving him clues. His first guess was Abinadi, the prophet from the previous question. We provided another clue. He said, "John Waltz."

If you don't understand, you are not the only one.

We questioned him. His answer?

"You know the stay safe guy-John Waltz."

That's right, people. Tonights Family Home Evening was brought to you by PBS Kids Sprout and John Walsh.


Spammon said...

Well at first I thought you meant E.T. was trying to get King Benjamin. So from that perspective, having John Walsh show up didn't really surprise me.

Thelissa said...

Found ya! Why the change?

shauna said...

That's too funny. I'm with thelissa--why the change? I hope all is well with the Barnes family.

Gustogirl said...

I love having good children's programming at any hour of the day, not because we watch a ton of TV, but because like you said, you never know when you will be up with a child. Commercials though, those things stink!!

Christie said...

We actually just upgraded to DirecTV this week, so I'll have to check it out. I'm so totally overwealmed by all the new channels that I haven't even scratched the surface yet.