The award-winning Children’s show “My Bedbugs” now has a 100 million viewers in the US, according to a press release [dead link to press release now removed].
As more and more of those kids get bitten by real bed bugs, I bet the producers and merchandisers are wishing they picked another “cute” name for their cuddly trio.
Before I get more angry comments about “My Bedbugs” and how nice and innocent they are, can I remind you people that one of their best friends is a vacuum named J. Egdar Hoover? He says, on mybedbugs.com [note the website was taken down after this post was published and links have since been removed]:
(Screenshot of character page from mybedbugs.com — site no longer active as of September 2009.)
Yeah, I don’t know about cleaning being fun, but a lot of Bedbuggers also use their Hoover or other vacuum cleaner to “teach their bed bugs a lesson every day.”
Only our bed bugs are not so lucky to see the next day, as it appears these happy-go-lucky bedbugs are.
Perhaps the humans in this scenario forgot to seal and dispose of those vacuum cleaner bags? Or perhaps J. Edgar is working on his own and has no arms or hands (or feet, or prosthetic limbs) to remove the bags. In that case, J. Edgar needs to seek out friends or relatives to help him beat his bed bug infestation.
Seal and dispose of those vacuum bags after use. Or “Your Bedbugs” will be back the next day and the next, like those in the TV show. (See? A helpful hint. And you thought this was just another frivolous bit of fun.)
Update (2013): the show’s website (and the press release which prompted this post) are now defunct — the pages linked to in this blog post were gone by September 2009. I added a screenshot above obtained via the Wayback Machine. You can find out something about My Bedbugs from the production company’s website: . If you find this show rather intriguing, as I do, you might enjoy looking at the promo material (PDF) which explains the concept, has photos of characters, etc.