Category Archives: TV shows

How about a cow pinata for that birthday party?

No, my son didn’t get a cow pinata for his birthday party. Or any pinata actually, since I don’t really trust bilndfolded four-year olds swinging a bat around. I mean, would you?

My kids love watching the Curious George videos and I recently borrowed a few more DVDs from our local library. One of them is called “Curious George goes to a birthday party“.

Curious George goes to a birthday party DVD

Curious George goes to a birthday party DVD

The first episode is called “Pinata Vision” and George is invited to swing a bat at the pinata during a birthday party. Things don’t go so well and George ends up making quite a mess – a rather entertaining scene for my kids. Here’s the back of the DVD box, showing George and the pinata.

Curious George and the birthday pinata

Curious George and the birthday pinata

But wait, there’s more! If you take a close look at the list of episodes, you’ll notice the last episode on the DVD is called “Keep Out Cows.” And there happens to be a LOT of cows in this one, as in a whole herd, all eager to devour a large field of wildflowers while George tries his best to stop them.

The first thing Curious George manages to do is give one of the cows a good taste of the flowers. Chump!

Curious George - Keep out cows

Curious George - Keep out cows

It only takes a few minutes for the other cows to figure out where the good food is. As they make their way towards the wildflowers George tries to put arrows down for them to follow. Thanks to this episode, I learned with George that cows can’t read arrow signs.

Curious George diverting the cows

Curious George diverting the cows

Poor little monkey, he deserves an A for effort.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas #7: a cow for an outdoor Christmas decoration

There’s a neighborhood not far from where we live that goes gung-ho every Christmas. Everyone calls it “Starlight Circle” because the area is a large street circle you can walk or drive at night and gaze at the Christmas lights and Christmas decorations. Almost every house is decorated for the special occasion with its unique theme, and many of the Christmas decorations are handmade.

Last year someone made a video of the many photos they took during their Starlight Circle visit. Now you get to see what Starlight Circle looks like without having to fly all the way to San Diego, CA (although it’s really nice here and you should come if you can):

If you look carefully about 1 minute and 20 seconds into the video, you’ll see a Veggie Tales theme and in the background, there’s actually a cow. Tonight we went to walk Starlight Circle after dinner and we got to see the Veggie Tale cow in person. I believe it’s the only cow on the whole block so it makes it even more special! I love to see the cow pulling out its tongue!

Veggie Tales cow on Starlight Circle - Christmas lights, Christmas decorations

Veggie Tales cow on Starlight Circle - Christmas lights, Christmas decorations

 Can you feel Christmas is in the air?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas #6: make your own Christmas card, with cows

I follow Real California Milk on Facebook and most of their wall posts involve recipes. But today I saw a different kind of post, one offering me to create my own Christmas card on the Real California website. Well, not just any Christmas card, but one with cows!

All you have to do is upload a photo, add a frame, add one cow, or actually add as many cows as you’d like, and voila, you’re done! I played around with this Christmas card tool and it’s a lot of fun, so I thought I’d share some Christmas cards I made with my family pictures. Well, at least my Modern Family from the famous TV show, that is!

Here’s a picture of the whole modern family, in good company with a cow wearing a Santa hat:

Christmas card with a cow from Real California Milk

Christmas card with a cow from Real California Milk

 And here’s another cow Christmas card with just a part of the Modern Family:

Real California Milk - make your own Christmas card with cows

Real California Milk - make your own Christmas card with cows

Go ahead, have fun making your own cow Christmas card on the Real California website and feel free to share!

Curious George goes on a cow ride

I’d like to start today’s post by thanking one of my faithful readers, Pseu at Pseu’s Blog, for sharing a photo of her cow slippers after reading yesterday’s post on.. cow slippers! I thought nobody bought cow slippers, but Pseu proved me wrong. Look how cute her own cow slippers are. Blue eyed cows, nonetheless!

More cow slippers with blue eyes

More cow slippers with blue eyes

Tonight the boys watched a few episodes of Curious George and one of them was called “Curious George Stain Remover”. In this episode, George tries to clean up a juice stain on a rug and ends up flooding the whole house. He borrows a water pump from the farmer neighbor but needs help carry it back to the house, so the cow helps out.

Here are the cows’ first appearance in the show:

Cows on Curious George

Cows on Curious George

 And here’s Curious George getting a ride on the cow!

Curious George rides a cow

Curious George rides a cow

The funny part comes at the end when George forgets to bring the cow back on the farm. Here’s the yellow man in the hat meeting the cow in his living room:

Curious George: the man in the yellow hat meets a cow in his living room

Curious George: the man in the yellow hat meets a cow in his living room

 I’m not sure who’s more surprised, the cow or the man in the yellow hat! Hey mister, has anyone ever told you how silly you look with that giant yellow hat on your head?

Today’s cow wins the amazing maze race with Curious George

Well, I warned you about this yesterday but I really didn’t think I’d be featuring this cow on today’s post. The first thing that came out of my kids’ mouths tonight was, Mama, we want to watch Curious George and the maze race!

So I got to watch Curious George’s episode called “The Amazing Maze Race” with them and that’s where I saw Leslie the cow. Curious George and the man in the yellow hat decide to take part in a maze race with a number of other contestants. Leslie the cow is grazing in a field next to the maze when she apparently realizes her life is quite boring and she could use a little excitement. So she makes her way into the corn maze:

For whatever insane reason, that darn cow also decides grass isn’t good enough and she needs a change of diet. So she gobbles up George’s maze map. And I thought cows were nice…

I’ll admit, this cow finds redemption as she walks away and George and the man in the yellow hat decide to follow her. Clearly cows have a great sense of direction because Leslie is the first one to make her way out of the maze!

Thanks to her, George and his owner show up right behind her, and since they were officially enrolled in the contest and the cow wasn’t, they end up winning first prize. Who said cows weren’t nice?

Congratulations, George, you win the golden cob! Now that’s something to be proud of.