Evan's Favorite Shows
Fall 2003





Power Rangers Ninja Storm is a 30 minute Saturday morning live-action show in the grand tradition of Japanese action/fantasy. Each show features ridiculous characters, a trite plot and horrible acting. There is no educational value whatsoever. Evan has seen every episode many times. Evan loves to "play power rangers", which he does by finding sticks in the back yard and beating the crap out of our rose bushes with them.





In the "There Goes A" series, hosts Dave and Becky go behind the scenes to learn all about various vehicles. In There Goes A Monster Truck, they learn how to drive "Big Dummy" and go to a monster truck show. In There Goes A Garbage Truck, they get up close and personal with collection trucks, then visit a recycling plant. In There Goes A Spaceship, they go through astronaut training and simulations. There are many other "There Goes A" videos, some of which Evan has, but these three are the ones he watches the most.





We did it!
We did it!
We did it!
We did it!


Dora the Explorer teaches children basic Spanish words and phrases, along with math and music skills and physical coordination. Children also learn how to observe situations and solve problems. Each show has them figuring out how to get where they need to go and solving problems along the way. Evan watches Dora regularly.





Way up high in the rolie polie sky is a little round planet with a really nice guy....

Rolie Polie Olie has been one of Evan's favorite shows almost as long as Blue's Clues. Rolie Polie Olie tells the story of Olie, a six-year-old robot boy who lives on planet Polie, and his mom, dad, little sister Zowie and best friend Billy (who comes from planet Cubie). Kids see how the family members learn to work together, share and help one another. It has a definite 50's sitcom feel. Great fun for the whole family!





Bob the Builder
Can we fix it?
Bob the Builder
Yes we can!


Welcome to the world of Bob the Builder! With their chorus of "Can we fix it?" "Yes, we can!" Bob and his crew of talking machines teach the value of friendship, problem solving and cooperation. Any show with construction equipment gets the thumbs up from Evan.





Warm, funny, and imaginative, Lilo & Stitch is the best animated feature the Walt Disney Studios have produced in years. On the planet Turo, mad scientist Jumba Jookiba (voice by David Ogden Stiers) has created a miniature monster programmed for destruction. When the monster escapes to Earth, it's adopted as a pet and named "Stitch" by Lilo (Daveigh Chase), a lonely little Hawaiian girl. Lilo and her older sister Nani (Tia Carrere) have been struggling to stay together since their parents died. Stitch and Lilo share some hilarious adventures, evading welfare officer Cobra Bubbles (Ving Rhames) and galactic police agents. They learn the timely lesson that a family can be something you're born into--or something you assemble. A warmth and sincerity that recall The Iron Giant and the films of Hiyao Miyazaki make Lilo a delightful fantasy adults and children can truly enjoy together.





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