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The Surprisingly Mature Lessons of ‘Bluey’

The Surprisingly Mature Lessons of ‘Bluey’

[ad_1] Last week, I posed a question to my wife that could have been about any number of our friends: “Do you think Bandit and Chilli will have another baby?” She pondered this, then shook her head. “Probably not. They threw their crib out, remember?” Of course. My wife was referencing not a listing she’d seen on Facebook Marketplace but “Bedroom,” an episode from the third season of the Australian children’s show Bluey that she and I have each seen at least a dozen times. Our familiarity with Bluey is richer than with possibly any other show on the air, given that we both watch it over and over again with our 2-year-old daughter. But it wasn’t our shared knowledge that surprised me—it was that we were talking about a pair of cartoon dogs like they were people we knew. When you have a young child, you passively end up watching a lot of children’s television, and my screen-addicted self can’t help but pay some attention to how it delivers gentle life lessons or energetic …