YMMV: Caillou

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: So many on the Internet love to reinterpret Caillou's baldness as being from chemotherapy.
    • Others like to interpret Caillou as a weed-smoking, rapping gangster.
  • Base Breaker: Two clear camps exist for this: One camp finds Caillou's gentleness charming; the other finds Caillou wimpy and irritating. Also, whether he's a nice kid or a Spoiled Brat.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Parents frequently bash the show for teaching that whining to get your way is good.
    • Which led to the writers changing his behavior in later episodes, only to upset certain viewers who actually enjoy the whining because of nostalgia.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: For reasons unknown, Caillou is extremely popular in Turkey. Yumurcak TV, the Turkish children's TV channel that carries the show, airs a one-hour two-episode back-to-back slot at 7:00 AM and two three additional half-hour slots through the day, seven days a week. To drive the message home, Caillou toys are abundant in Turkey.
  • Memetic Mutation: Yeah, there are Caillou YouTube Poops out there. Many of which are ones of Caillou's tantrum from the circus episode.
  • Periphery Demographic: Mostly parents who monitor their children's TV viewing. But others came naturally.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: The iPhone apps. The audiobook app pretty much ripped the audio from the TV series and shoehorn it into some mediocrity animated storybook, while the new edutainment app is cited to be repetitive and limited in interaction. One of them is even an Allegedly Free Game.
  • Snark Bait: Boy, has it become this!
  • Stop Helping Me!: Caillou and Rosie sometimes don't want help because they want to show their parents they can do things themselves.