Monkey, who is that?

Yesterday Monkey and I were watching Thomas & Friends.

Can I just interrupt myself for a moment to say that I find the new talking, CGI Thomas episodes are a bit creepy? I like the original!

Anyway, after the first episode ended we watched the interstitial program rather than skipping it. Monkey usually isn’t very interested in them. This time they showed the greyed out silhouette of one of the engines. Not anticipating an immediate response I asked Monkey, “Who is that?” 

I knew he’d figure it out but at that point there were no details…no color, no number, no anything beyond the silhouette. Of course, Monkey responded with “Gordon.” I had to wait until the train color was filled in to praise him because I couldn’t tell who it was, lol.

I called Duhdee in and replayed the section so he could witness it. On a lark Duhdee asked him to identify all of the trains…of course he knew them all…even the random secondary characters I had to look up on Google.

Another aside, Monkey’s favorite engine appears to be Percy. His pronunciation of Percy’s name leaves a little bit to be desired, though. It sounds like he’s calling Percy…uh…another word for cat. We’re working hard to get that “r” sound in there 😉

8 thoughts on “Monkey, who is that?

  • May 2, 2011 at 9:43 am
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    oh I like the new CGI better – the faces and weird expressions on the old ones creep me out

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  • May 2, 2011 at 9:44 am
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    that is our grandson — smarter than the average Monkey

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  • May 2, 2011 at 9:47 am
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    No need for the “r” sound in that word. Sounds just fine without it. 😛

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  • May 2, 2011 at 9:51 am
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    I’ll bet he knows more than you realize about everything. I had a friend who used to call me to ask Harry what Thomas video had a certain song on it. Harry always knew the answer (and he was three and four at the time).

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  • May 2, 2011 at 9:56 am
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    That’s so awesome! Isn’t it thrilling when you discover they know something you had no idea they knew! There IS a lot going on in those little heads of theirs…..
    Bonnie´s last blog post ..My Little Royal

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  • May 2, 2011 at 10:10 am
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    I’ve only caught a few of the newer Thomas episodes, and I concur, the moving CGI faces creep me out. I never could figure out why I couldn’t stand JayJay the Jet Plane until they “upgraded” Thomas. I don’t mind facial expressions on my inanimate objects, but dear God, don’t let me see them go between expressions and have moving lips!

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  • May 2, 2011 at 10:12 am
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    How cute! I just know he and my boys would get along great. 🙂

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  • May 2, 2011 at 10:49 am
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    C’mon Mike…that eye rolling when they were scared/startled was awesome!

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