Pocoyo's Balloon (Pocoyo)
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"Pocoyo's Balloon" is the 8th episode of the second season of Pocoyo.
Why It Doesn't Deserve a Balloon
- The episode tries way too hard to make you sympathize with Pocoyo because of him losing his balloon. But instead, it will make you very annoyed and irritated after a while because of Pocoyo's whininess and will instead make you feel sorry for his friends for having to deal with it.
- Pocoyo is very unlikeable in this episode. as he throws a huge temper tantrum over losing his balloon, which in fact, contradicts his character in the main series since he’s supposed to be a nice person.
- Even if it's common for a 4-year-old to get upset over a possession they lost, it still doesn't excuse Pocoyo's actions in the episode.
- Speaking of Pocoyo's behavior, he acts incredibly ungrateful towards his friends who try their hardest to cheer him up, but Pocoyo just acts rudely towards them:
- Caterpillar, Baby Bird, and Elly try to make him dance with them as a way of cheering him up, but he just makes them stop and tells them to go away.
- What makes him incredibly ungrateful here is that Pato offers Pocoyo a balloon for free, but Pocoyo just walks up to it and pops Pato's balloon just because he claimed that it was "not his".
- Much like the Caillou episode "Caillou Joins the Circus", the episode is mostly a bad influence on children, because a child could watch this episode could make them mimic Pocoyo's actions and therefore cause them to throw tantrums much like Pocoyo did in this episode.
- Plot hole: It is never shown what happened to Caterpillar and Baby Bird at the end of the episode when Pocoyo came back to his friends.
- Aside from getting told off by the narrator, Pocoyo doesn't receive that much of a punishment for what he did to his friends and gets off scot-free for his actions.
- The first few minutes of the episode were decent.
- The ending is good, as Pocoyo learns his lesson by overthrowing a tantrum after losing his balloon and making up with his friends.
- Albeit poorly executed, the episode at least teaches a good moral that you shouldn't throw tantrums.
- Pocoyo's friends and The Narrator are likable characters.
The episode received negative reception from fans and reviewers of the show, due to Pocoyo's behavior.