Caillou is a Canadian educational children's television series that was first shown on Télétoon and Teletoon, with its first episode airing on the former channel on September 15, 1997; the show later moved to Treehouse TV, with its final episode being shown on that channel on October 3, 2010. The series is based on the books by Hélène Desputeaux. It centers on a 4-year-old boy named Caillou who is fascinated by the world around him.
This show has been one of the most controversial kids shows of all time; thus Strider criticized it because the main character continuously throws temper tantrums when things don't go his way and his parents often reward him for his bad behavior. Strider even heard that there were complaints from parents, saying that their young children have been badly influenced by this show and began copying the main character's poor behavior.
Although, he only mentioned in Worst Canadian Cartoons that the show was really sappy and talked to kids in an extremely babyish matter, just like what other bad kids shows do. Worst Kids Cartoons is when he talked about how controversial the cartoon is due to being an extremely bad influence on children.
Lists Strider Includes Caillou
- It made it to Worst Canadian Cartoons at #3 (July 9, 2016).
- It made it to Worst Kids Cartoons at #4 (December 21, 2016).
- The two most controversial episodes of this show is Caillou Joins the Circus and Big Brother Caillou.
- The former is when Caillou learns he's going to the circus the day after he thought he was going and throws a massive fit. Eventually, his father gives him a pretend circus, rewarding him for his impatience.
- The latter (fortunately this episode was banned) is when Caillou is jealous that his newborn sister is starting to get more attention, so he pinches her, but somehow his father still doesn't care and doesn't punish him in the slightest (though people still give this credit, because in the book version, he bites her).
- The Mysterious Mr. Enter had reviewed Caillou in his Top 10 Worst Cartoons of the 1990's (March 16, 2017).