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DS, age 2.5, finally saw Diego the other day. And OH. MY. GOSH.<br><br>
It was like the only way Diego can communicate is by shouting. We're not a "TV free" family, although we do keep it minimal, so DS has seen Caillou, and much to my chagrin, he likes the New (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hammer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hammer">) Tigger and Pooh. We've also seen the Backyardigans for the first time, and one or two others I can't recall...<br><br>
but Jeez oh Pete! DIEGO!!! I hated it.<br><br>
Of course, wouldn't you figure that DS was thoroughly entertained <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Anyone commiserate?
 

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My kids also really like Dora and Diego. I personally find Dora's voice much much worse than Diego's (were is the emoticon for wanting to pull your hair out when you need it?) but I understand being annoyed.<br><br>
I do like the Backyardigans, though. My kids both love to sing and dance while they are doing just about anything, just like the characters. And the songs are not stupid Raffi-type songs.
 

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We've not experienced Dora yet but my son loves Bob the Builder. I actually like Bob and his friends EXCEPT for Scrambler, the ATV. He has the most annoying voice I've ever heard. Arrgh!
 

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I believe Diego is Dora's cousin <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Apparently there is a genetic propensity for over-excitement in their family! (Although I find Diego's sister, Alicia, more subdued.)
 

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I think they are actually cousins <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">:
 

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Yeah, Dora has twin siblings, one boy, one girl. Diego and Alicia are brother and sister and there's another grownup cousin, Daisy. It seems the girls get the calm genes in that family.<br>
Dora and Alicia are my heroes, because I've never EVER seen them hit Diego, even when he's being a patronising fart and telling them what to do. How many small girls do you know with that kind of self-control?
 

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LOL! Thanks for the clarification. I had no idea the family was so big! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I can't stand Dora's voice but I don't mind Diego. My 5 y/o tells us all kinds of facts she learns from Diego, but with Dora, all I hear is "SAY MAP!!!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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I can handle Diego in moderation, Dora's voice is a bit more annoying to me.<br><br>
I do like the different types of music on the Backyardigans. Though it's somewhat embarrassing to realize you've been walking around singing "what do you do with a scurvy pirate?" all day. In public. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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I won't let dd watch Diego or Dora. Dora because she SCREAMS everything she says. I have a problem with the way Diego treats animals. My cousin's three year old son tried to pick a snake up in their yard (it was a copperhead) after he watched the show where Diego saves the anacondas by draping them around his neck and taking them to water. My cousin had to explain that even though we are experiencing a drought, we can never pick up snakes, not even to take them to water. And that just because Diego does it, doesn't mean that he can.
 

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i used to hate them, but since they have encouraged my ds to interact and he has immiated doras counting and tracing a circle in the air...... i love them.
 

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i don't like diego either , but i would rather watch him than dora. She is more repetative, and loud and i can't take it in the morning. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i used to hate them, but since they have encouraged my ds to interact and he has immiated doras counting and tracing a circle in the air...... i love them.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: Dd loves Dora (or I should say loved, she seems to be moving on <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/praying.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="praying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> and Diego. I find it kind of cute that she counts in spanish and english, and has a great fascination with the word "abre". She is ALWAYS asking us to abre stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
So, while their voices are annoying as all get out I appreciate that there is some content, rather than say the Simpson's or something ~ a favorite of some of my older children. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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Someone needs to tell Dora and Diego not to wander off by themselves <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao">
 

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How could any voice be more annoying than Calliou's? DS loves it, but between the whining and the fuzzy border that's always on the screen, it gives me a nautious headache.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> I think Diego is NOTHING compared to Dora's yelling!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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