2015-06-30: OK, some of you won't have any idea of what I'm talking about today. You also won't understand why it's so important, but it is to freaks like me. I've been pretty pissed off about this for a while, and now is the perfect time to bring it up (because I honestly can't think of anything else to talk about).

Recently, I've decided to introduce Babar, King of the Elephants to my daughter. There's nothing like a pachydermic despot in a suit to teach kids about the values of a totalitarian society. Keep in mind that I was looking for the French version of my youth, as we speak French in this household (except when we watch Dora the Explorer; there's no way I'm going to call Swiper "Chipeur". I mean, come on, don't mess with the fox/weasel. Peppa Pig is also a lot better in English, for what it's worth. But, I disgress.)

So I went to Youtube, and found this (just watch the intro for now): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_JM2V2jfFs.

WHAT'S WITH THE SONG!? It's atrocious! It doesn't even fit with the opening! Now THIS is Babar's original theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70wWHq3EwsE.

WHY?! Why would anyone spend time and money to write and perform this blasphemy of a song that actually substracts value from the original and serves no purpose whatsoever? I remember the old French version having the nice instrumental opening, so has this been added afterwards? Why? It makes no sense, except if you're a balding executive who believes children are stupid and need a "hip" song to go with their cute cartoon or they won't watch it. Well you FAIL, because there's nothing hip about BABABA-BABABA-BABA. >:(

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