• Eric Presser

T.O.T.S. is Attention-Grabbing Fun for Kiddos



Summary

T.O.T.S., short for Tiny Ones Transport Service, is a Disney Plus computer animated series about Pip the Penguin and Freddy the Flamingo, the organization’s very first non-stork birds tasked to deliver baby animals to their new families. TV-Y


The Positives

The show is well-written entertainment for kids.


Messages of the importance of inclusion and the benefits of diversity.


Representation of diverse family structures.


Teaches problem solving, teamwork, and perseverance.


Fluffy or Educational

The show is fluffy for the most part, but includes social-emotional messages. They also throw in the occasional animal fact, but it’s usually the obvious (e.g., cheetahs are fast).


Potentially Problematic

Stork storyline could lead more inquisitive minds to ask questions about the birds and the bees, so come prepared for a response that works for your family.


Will parents like it?

Yes. It’s cute and fun to watch with your kids and it’s not chronological, so it’s easy to jump right into.


Should They Watch It?

Laura: Absolutely

Kara: Yes


Side Conversations

The hosts (Laura mostly) were all over the place this week, so strap in, listeners!


Coffee is not getting Laura over the energy hump today. Kara reveals that she drinks the green tea leaf drink matcha instead of regular caffeinated coffee because coffee makers her jittery. Laura’s brother has been pushing butter coffee on her since after seeing Jeff Bridges drinking it on the show “The Old Man.”

Remember 2003 American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken? Clay Aiken’s rabid fans, “The Claymates,” attacked Kara after a photo of her and Clay turned up online after she interviewed him. The jealous Claymates nicknamed Kara “Peach Perky Boobs,” because she was wearing a peach shirt in the photo and harassed her.

Fun fact: in many cultures at different times in history, storks have had positive associations with fertility and reproduction. Everywhere from Greece to ancient Egypt to Europe.


Kara and Laura are looking to crowdsource a name for their listeners. If you have any suggestions, please contact us at podcast@shouldtheywatchit.com or let us know on instagram.


Daytime Emmy nomination or not, are these birds being exploited? Child labor violations! Is their pay equivalent to the quality of their work?


Laura attempts to include Vanessa Williams lyrics into the show whenever she can, which has Kara rolling her eyes.


UP NEXT WEEK

Ducktales!


Kara and Laura are looking to crowdsource a name for their listeners. If you have any suggestions, please contact us at podcast@shouldtheywatchit.com or let us know on instagram.

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