Disgruntled parents Joseph and Mary are so fed up with the sexual innuendos in children’s TV show In the Night Garden… that they have set up a Facebook campaign to get the show branded with an 18 certificate.
The show features the popular characters Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and Igglepiggle, and is voiced by Derek Jacobi. If you have children under the age of five, you probably rely on this show to have a shower in the morning and maybe get your dishes done. If you don’t, and you don’t know what the show is about, imagine The Teletubbies on drugs.
Proud parents Joseph and Mary, who most certainly do not believe in promiscuity despite those rumours about a threesome with Denise up the road, wrote on their face book page:
“We think it’s disgusting that Upsy Daisy holds hands with best friend Igglepiggle one minute and the next, he’s in her bed. And then, by the next episode, she’s best friends with Makka Pakka. Makka Pakka, who is tiny and clearly much younger than she is. She’s a player and a cougar and all she does is talk about herself all the time. Upsy Daisy flashes her knickers, loves her bed and sings: ‘Upsy Daisy here I come’. Seriously, this is what the BBC are teaching our children. And don’t get us started on the inter-species relationships going on in the show. We won’t stand for it anymore. We need to get this message out there, right now. Can you help this page gets 4 million likes? Most people won’t share this, will you?”
Derek Jacobi, the show’s writers and producers, actors and everyone at CBBC were unavailable for comment.