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18 Reasons Why Parents Can't Stand Caillou

This kid has got to go.

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1. The theme song says the word Caillou 14,356 times. And it's sung by him, in his voice, which will drive you nuts after five minutes. The director basically told the voice actor, "As high-pitched as you can go, with extra whine."

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6. His face after he ate a piece of olive bread baked by his grandmother. He spends the rest of the episode lying to her to make her think he likes olives. Even when he's trying to be considerate, he's an asshole.

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Of course, Rosie ate it and liked it. Because Rosie is not a real character on the show.


8. Quick fact-check: He does not have cancer, so it's OK to bring the hate.

Why is Caillou bald? Lots people think it's because the show is based on a kid with cancer. No: The creators did not give him hair because in the original books he was an age when many kids don't have hair. Caillou is basically a hairless, ageless tyrant who is never happy with anything and was sent here to turn your kids into weak brats.


12. Even NFL player and parent Arian Foster had to tweet about how bad the show is.

I can tolerate most of these kid shows, but caillou is unbearable. There's no plot and the animation is avg. Can't take it.

13. And people were like "Yaasssss!"

I'm sure if we rally together we can get it off air. My mentions are full of caillou disgust lol

14. The show's story structure is annoyingly complicated. That grating narrator? It's the voice of a grandmother reading Caillou stories to her two grandkids. So Caillou exists as a story within a story, just to be extra horrible to you.


It gets even more complicated later on, as explained by Crap My Kids Watch:

In later seasons, stories are introduced by his cat (in puppet form for some reason), who apparently can talk, but only in puppet form. In the story that the cat has introduced, the not-grandmother is still narrating, and the cat is now Caillou's not-special, not-talking, not-puppet cat. I don't get it at all.

15. Every episode is a showcase of terrible parenting. In one episode, Caillou gets chicken pox. And then Rosie gets it, because Mom and Dad are too dumb to keep her away from Caillou.

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Caillou looks a little *too* happy about the situation, too, yes?

16. Caillou's constant whining drives parents to edit episodes to express their frustration.

17. It gives people everywhere a reason to never have kids.

After watching Caillou, I feel the need to rip out my ovaries 😒😐


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