Feb 21, 2006
What's wrong with Cyril?
Have you guys ever seen "Maisy"? As in, "Maisy mouse," the children's animated cartoon character and storybook friend? No? Oh really, you must--you MUST. The show is crudely animated, or is it that the characters are just crudely drawn? They look as if a third grader took a Sharpie and tested their animal-drawing prowess. None of the animals, be it Maisy, Tellulah (a bird), Eddie (elephant), or Cyril (the alligator) speak--but they make noises and a happy-sounding, male narrator tells us what they're saying. It's so very nice of him. Well, all the animals make little squeaky sounds EXCEPT for Cyril. Cyril is....special. Cyril sounds like a confused drunk. A REALLY confused drunk. He's all, "da duh...aba du da do?" Which means, "Hello, Maisy. May I borrow a cup of sugar?" or perhaps, "buh ba boo? Da ma nuh ba noo?" Which translates to, "How are you? I'm fine, thanks." Cyril has taken one too many hits off of Maisy's special lemonade. What the hell's wrong with Cyril?