Goodbye ‘Caillou’: Parents celebrate the cancellation with memes
You gotta take your wins in whatever shape they come, especially after a year like 2020. The long-running – and much-despised – PBS animated kids show, Caillou, was finally put out of its misery after twenty years on the air. The response from parents all over the world? An ecstatic celebration best expressed through Caillou memes.
The future may look uncertain as we start a new year, but it’s reassuring to see humanity joining forces with a common goal, even if that goal is making fun of a really old kids cartoon. Let’s take a look at those Caillou memes!
2021 is off to a good start. #Caillou #Cancelled https://t.co/ORbwCmrg3x
— DamnitDee 🌹✡️🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@DMLJ01970) January 6, 2021
Happy new year!
Everybody was thinking it, this Twitter user simply put it in a tweet. 2021 is starting on a high note.
The facts that #Caillou is being put under politics is just amazing, who knew this is so political pic.twitter.com/W8hFdEuBpf
— Lucian (@BoiWendigo) January 6, 2021
Caillou’s cancellation trended under the “Politics” category on Twitter. Not sure what Caillou memes are trending under though.
#MAGAIsCancelled and #Caillou cancelled in the same day. Never thought I would’ve made it pic.twitter.com/6SHXudPqsp
— QUADJAY SPORT (@QuadjayS) January 6, 2021
News of Caillou’s cancellation spread at the same time the Georgia Senate runoffs seemed to have gone to the Democratic candidates. Some people are going to have a double party – and they won’t be wearing red hats.
You know.. Caillou was bad…JETTA HAD A BETTER ATTITUDE FROM CLIFFORD.. AND SHE WAS THE BAD ONE. #Caillou pic.twitter.com/ljBtwn6PjH
— LadyGalaxia (@SeirenitySparks) January 6, 2021
To be fair, the entire Clifford cast was better-behaved than Caillou on a good day.
I DON'T HAVE ANY HAIR
MY SHOW'S BEEN TAKEN OFF THE AIR
THIS ISN'T FAIR
BITCH, I'M CAILLOU!#Caillouhttps://t.co/b7uj7fMyss
— Marla Eyvette Massie (@MarleyFromCLE) January 6, 2021
Some Caillou’s memes have been trying to channel the animated brat’s entitled energy and they’ve somewhat succeeded.
#DanielTiger reacts to #Caillou being dropped off #PBSkids! #CaillouIsOverParty pic.twitter.com/d7jy6XQwQG
— Carol Alfonso 🇵🇷 😷 MASK ON! (@caa1000) January 6, 2021
From the neighborhood
This one’s gotta sting. You know Daniel doesn’t like to take sides.
#Caillou has finally been cancelled after 20 years, proving that 2021 is not the year we need, but the year we deserve. pic.twitter.com/cnpGPxCzvo
— Linda Horn (@luluhorn) January 6, 2021
Was Caillou evil? Let’s be honest, after twenty years he pretty much was.
Fraudulent PBS is rigged! This is fake news! I'm still on TV! I'm still president! #Caillou #CaillouCanceled #RiggedElection #FakeNews pic.twitter.com/Gne89z1pC6
— Caillou J Trump (@CaillouJTrump) January 6, 2021
Someone made a “Caillou J Trump” Twitter account. The Caillou memes possibilities have increased exponentially.
PBS Kids cancelled Caillou and I am beside myself … with joy! This calls for a celebration! (chugs straight from bottle)#scariesthalloweencostumever #parentsranscreaminginterror #noonegavemecandy #ihatethatbaldbrat #caillou #pbskids pic.twitter.com/FJhXQUYiZ5
— Kristy Locklin (@undeadhead) January 6, 2021
Take a drink every time you run across a rejoiced parent celebrating the end of Caillou’s reign of terror in their household. You won’t last an hour.
This was still on the air?🤦🏾♀️#Caillou https://t.co/L4SaaqXYaq pic.twitter.com/cAmhhCQPm4
— Nubian Queen 👑 (@SexyBrownEyes80) January 6, 2021
Some blessed souls had no idea Caillou was still on, which is a Caillou meme of itself.
We’ll miss you Caillou. 🥺 #Caillou pic.twitter.com/77ORNqrura
— The_Chair (@CG24821623) January 6, 2021
On the other hand, some people will actually miss Caillou? Surely they jest.
I didn’t even knew this man existed for 20 years tf #Caillou pic.twitter.com/QwWICvpqGO
— _.a.zizwrld (@odellaziz999) January 6, 2021
Perhaps the most confounding Caillou memes are the ones that imply there are people on this planet who were not aware of Caillou’s existence.