As children’s shows go, I actually find Thomas & Friends to be fairly tolerable. Not only does it provide good teachable moments for little ones by having the engines botch and later correct virtually every task assigned to them, it’s not too terribly annoying to me as a parent – unlike that other show revolving around a certain bald four-year-old.
In fact, I think Thomas can even be downright entertaining. More than once, Hubs and I have found ourselves watching an episode after Lil’ Bit has lost interest because we genuinely want to know how it’s going to end. And then there’s my crush on Edward.
That said, I wouldn’t go so far as to add it to my list of must-see TV. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Lil’ Bit. So, in an effort to combat the tedium that is Thomas and suppress my invariable sigh when my daughter begs to watch “anuddah one,” I created The Official Thomas & Friends Drinking Game® - in a printable version, natch.
Just print off the card below, pour yourself a tall one, and enjoy your own Special while watching Thomas and his friends totally eff up theirs. Voila! Fun for the whole family.
Congratulations. You should now be hammered enough to tolerate even Caillou.
Editor’s Note: Based on reader suggestions and my own personal additions, I’ve replaced the original version of The Official Thomas & Friends Drinking Game® with the new and improved 2nd edition. Thanks to everyone for their feedback. Cheers!
For which children’s show would you create a drinking game?