Thursday, March 11, 2010

Unexpected Side Effects

One of the new favorites in our house is this little puppy.
This (in case you don’t know) is Kipper…Kipper the dog. Mike Inkpen writes books about this little cutie, and there is also a cartoon. Well, the cartoon is the BIG favorite here. (thanks to Netflix Instant Play) It’s sweet, cute and funny. Austin’s favorite part is the theme song. (He starts dancing as SOON as it comes on) Zack loves the whole thing. :)
The kicker is…it’s a British made program…so, all the characters have a British accent. The unexpected side effect of watching this show has been Zack’s sudden affinity for speaking with a British accent. No, I’m not kidding. It also led to me having to explain what certain words meant…such as, “lift” being an elevator and “torch” meaning a flashlight. Just today Zack looked at Austin and said, “Austin, wasn’t that just brilliant?!” It’s been pretty entertaining. ;)
Of course, we had to capture for posterity (and future embarrassment) Zack speaking in a British accent.

Zack's British Accent from Kristy Heilman on Vimeo.
If you haven’t seen the show, we certainly recommend it. And if you HAVE seen it… pay attention to Arnold. He’s adorable (and he SO reminds me of Austin…Quiet, but always getting into mischief!) Zack likes to pretend he’s Kipper and Austin is Arnold… which then, of course, means I end up being “Pig.” Oi…
Daddy usually gets to be Tiger. ;)
So yes, you simply must see Kipper… It’s just brilliant. ;)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my word. I literally laughed out loud. That's the cutest thing ever! Have you ever seen Peppa Pig or Charlie & Lola?? Two of the absolute cutest shows on TV, also in British accents. You can find DVD's at the library with a bunch of episodes.