Okay I’ve got lots of bones to pick with Caillou and his entire family. And the show itself. And the creators of the show. And the people who watch it.
First of all, who names their child Caillou? I don’t care if you’re French, that’s just such a dumb name I can’t even stand it. If you want your child to live a miserable life, then yes, go ahead and name him Caillou. I believe the show was created in Montreal along with other Frenchy kid’s shows that play in Canada. Caillou somehow meandered down to the United States where he was UNIVITED and just decided to make it his home. And by that, I mean, that they play the show on American channels now.
One very off-putting thing about Caillou is that he’s bald. He’s literally five years old and has no hair on his head. At least Charlie Brown had a few wisps. Caillou has nothing. He definitely doesn’t have cancer so that’s not it. I find it very confusing for children, and by children, I mean me. Caillou’s parents and sister all have thick brown locks and Caillou was blessed with nothing. This is a hard gene-pool lesson to teach the 2-6 year olds watching this show.
Speaking of Caillou’s parents, I honestly can’t tell them apart. Which one is the mom and which one is the dad? Why do they have the same voice and body shape and hair style? It’s so freaky. And why, for the love of God, did they name their son Caillou? They named their daughter something normal like, Rosie. Rosie is two years old and has more common sense than Caillou which is always a bad sign.
Rosie is ultimately more mature and doesn’t cause that much harm. Meanwhile, Caillou can often be whiny and complain if he doesn’t get his way or if something is bothering him. Caillou doesn’t make the impression that he’s five years old. Especially with his voice. He and Rosie have the same voice. And they’re three years apart! And one is supposed to be a boy!
Another thing I don’t like about the whole Caillou clan is that they’re kind of cheap. Now, I’m definitely not saying that saving money is a bad thing, it’s quite good in fact. Everyone should try to save money. But when Caillou wanted a costume for Halloween, his parents looked around the house for a costume instead of buying him one. They weren’t even interested in sewing anything. They just wanted to find him an old shirt or something. LIKE, WHO DOES THAT? This is the 21st century and children need purchased costumes. During the entire episode his parents weren’t super interested in finding him a costume and they were like, “We’ll see what we can find in the basement.” Why don’t you just go to the store and buy your bald kid a costume. He has it bad enough with a name like Caillou and all.
The family cat, Gilbert has it pretty rough as well. Being a cat in a family that has young kids is never a good thing. You’ll end up being stroked the wrong way, or someone jumping on you, or getting your tail pulled. Poor Gilbert.
All in all, Caillou’s family is a disaster. I would recommend this show if you have nothing better to do or if you want to see what Tin Tin might have looked like as a child.