Every Reason Why Paw Patrol Is Terrible

Paw Patrol is the worst, and I mean the absolute worst, children’s show I have been subjected to by my son.  Having watched it over and over again, the show gets worse and worse.  Then I noticed some serious issues with the show.  They mostly surround Ryder.

For those uninitiated, Paw Patrol, is a show where a boy named Ryder leads a bunch of pups to solve the problems that arise in Adventure Bay.  The issues usually arise over something wrong with Mayor Goodway, who is the most incompetent cartoon mayor this side of Diamond Joe Quimby, or Cap’n Turbot, who is a sea captain that I’m surprised hasn’t drowned while taking a bath.

Whenever an issue arises, these adults contact a young boy named, Ryder.  Yup, a person who is supposed to be in charge of an entire city has to contact a little boy to help her solve her problems.  Those problems usually involve her pet chicken because what other issue would the mayor have than handling her pet chicken?

Ryder accepts the call on his pup-pad, says he will offer assistance, and offers the reassuring motto of “No job is too big, no pup is too small.”  Ryder, then using the same pup pad summons his pups.  The pups receive the alert straight through their collar, which presumably means Ryder equips each of his pups with a shock collar so they can be summoned at his will.

The pups then run to this tower called the Lookout.  Somehow, someway midway up the elevator to the top of the Lookout, the pups are zapped into clothing with their preordained jobs from Ryder.  Mind you, this counts the second time the pups are zapped.

Once there, the pups have to go through Ryder’s artist rendition of the current situation.  Keep in mind, there is an emergency, but Ryder thought there was time for him to make a fun little cartoon first to show everyone before they go and solve the problem.  Ryder then selects two or sometimes three pups to join him.  The rest just sit there until everyone returns.

There is so much wrong here.  First, this boy has the technology to build a technologically superior tower that would make Elon Musk blush, and he has the ability to not only communicate with dogs, but the ability to have them bend to his will.  Do we seriously believe he does not have the capability to summoning the exact number of pups he needs?  Does he not do that because he’s too busy with his arts and crafts project?  Or perhaps, this is a just the work of a twisted little boy, who fits pups with shock collars, who loves having these pups bend to his every will and demand.

His team of pups is as follows:

  • Chase – a police pup who mostly is there to throw a net to catch someone when Ryder’s instructions go horribly wrong
  • Marshall – a clumsy fire dog who really is mostly there to provide a ladder
  • Rubble – a construction dog who pushes stuff around with a bulldozer
  • Rocky – a recycling pup who in reality is just a few years away from being on one of those hoarding reality shows
  • Skye – the lone female who flies in the sky and really does most of the work
  • Zuma – a water rescue dog, whatever that means, who is basically told to get deep sea diving to fetch something underwater

Oh, on top of that there are two other dogs named Everest and Tracker.  It is not of much importance that they don’t belong to Ryder.  What really matters is that for some reason, Ryder gets to fit them with a shock collar as well so he can summon them too at his beck and call.  Considering how he abuses these dogs, I’m almost afraid to ask where Ryder’s parents are or what happened to them.  Although part of me does wonder if he made them “yelp for help.”

Anyway once Ryder chooses the pups that get to come with him, they got down a slide into their dog house which turns into the corresponding vehicle.  Basically, these dog houses are a rip-off of Transformers.

Now, for the bigger jobs, Ryder will use more dogs, but that means he’s going to have to take them all in his not so cleverly named Paw Patroller.  Everything is able to fit in there, and it is driven by his robotic dog.  That’s right, in addition to building a state of the art tower, and vehicles, Ryder has built a mechanical dog capable of driving something larger than a semi.

And all of this is basically to save a chicken getting stuck on a roof, or repairing something using the garbage Rocky found on the side of the road.

If this child is really the genius the show purports him to be, why is he using his talents in this manner?  Shouldn’t he be off making inventions for the betterment of man kind?  A person this brilliant should be discovering how to cure cancer or how to end world hunger.  No, he decides to become the de facto lord of Adventure Bay.

In the process, he has completely eliminated the need for Adventure Bay to have a police force, fire department, construction workers, or any other of a series of union jobs.  Ryder has used his technology to force people out of jobs and presumably move out of an expensive area like Adventure Bay.  It’s of little doubt why there’s only like 10 people left who live in the entire town.  Presumably, most moved away due to jobs or to escape this unpredictable sociopath.  Seriously, why else wouldn’t people want to live in a town that is clean, has terrific weather, and has talking dogs?

So, in the end, Paw Patrol is a show about a disturbed little boy who intimidates both man and animals alike.  At its core, this is a very dark and disturbing show that no one should be subjected to.

16 thoughts on “Every Reason Why Paw Patrol Is Terrible”

  1. Jamie no Ed no Jalen no I'm you says:

    My insults are unoriginal.

  2. rachael kennedy says:

    LOL pretty much and also why does he need to call the pups for every “emergency” I mean one time they needed to get turtles like literally 2 meters from the sand to the ocean where he as standing .. he could have just picked them up and walked 5 steps and put them in the water or guided them with a stick .. but NO hr had to call the paw patrol from ACROSS TOWN to come help and they still couldnt ……… and why does the only girl (at the time skye) have to be pink and have pink girly things ? not all girls like pink

    1. metsdaddy says:

      The answer to all questions Paw Patrol is Ryder is a sociopath who needs control.

  3. Lars Schou says:

    hello you just because you hate paw patrol does not mean you should destroy it for those who like paw patrol like me well your huge idiot

    1. metsdaddy says:

      How old are you?

  4. Kim says:

    1) it’s a kids show it’s not ment to solve the worlds problems it’s ment to entertain small children

    2) if you don’t like it don’t watch it

    My son loves it and will watch it in reprat for hours if I let him he thinks marshal is funny he likes chase because he’s a cop he likes sky because she flies and he likes Everest because she lives in the snow he loves all the pups for separate reasons he is to young to care about controversial things like why is sky wearing only pink the show also shows that teamwork is important and that you can’t always be the one to save the day but that doesn’t make you any less if part of the team it may seem like a stupid lesson or a stupid show but there are also worse shows out there bottom line if you don’t like it then don’t watch it and if you don’t want your kid watching it then don’t let them watch it they may throw a fit but who is the parent you or them

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Wow, you really put me in my place.

      Quick question though.

      If you are going to say, “if you don’t like it then don’t watch it” why would you read something you don’t like and feel the need to chime in?

      Mostly, I want to convey to you that you need a sense of humor and stop taking everything so seriously.

      1. Finn says:

        Hmm, well considering no one has time to honestly comment or care about this thread is sad. It’s a kid show that in reality has nothing to do with real life. No talking dog is going to save you, nor is a kid going to deal out some justice. It’s meant for entertainment purposes and not to be taken seriously.

        1. metsdaddy says:

          You just commented

      2. Malcolm says:

        “Why would you read something you dont like and feel the need to chime in?”

        That is a hypocritical statement.

        This is a failed attempt in steering the point of her comment into another direction by ignoring the general message and fishing for bits you can use to exploit on this maneuver.

        1rst mistake is you reading her comment of which you “didn’t like and decided to chime in by responding.”
        📍: “Her comment makes valid points”

        2nd mistake is you watching a show you don’t like and taking to the web to complain about it.
        📍If anyone is taking anything serious it’s you because not only are you complaining in detail about a children’s show, but you actually seem to believe that your “OPINION” of which is clearly wrong is right.

        🌟 If the show truly was bad it would not have gained the popularity it has today, would not be producing a powerful line of toys, and would not have lasted 5 now going on 6 seasons.

        Ps: Paw patrol is Nick Juniors number (1) show with a special. “Mission Paw” that racked in over 4 million views

        1. metsdaddy says:

          How old are you that you are so vehemently defending this show?

          No one over the age of 5 can even tolerate this show.

          My only mistake is even bothering to reply to your comment.

  5. someoneontheinternet says:

    Too many people praise this show like its gold, and it’s really not. I try to say how stupid the show is, but people always tell me “Oh it’s just a kids show, it’s meant to entertain small children, not you.” I know that, but why do all small children’s shows lack plot, originality and memorability? Give me one inspirational moment from Dora the Explorer, or Peppa Pig, or this? That’s right, nothing.

    Not only that, but they reuse the same tired, cliche lessons like how to get rid of hiccups, how to share, how to whistle, how to count to thirty, etc, etc, etc.

    The problem is, most shows in general (not just paw patrol) execute this so poorly, that it gives a bad thought in childrens’ heads, like “if I scream and cry because I didn’t get what I wanted, maybe I’ll get it!”

    I hate preschool/kindergarten children shows, and if anyone can recommend a good one I will show it to my child (when I have one)

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Blaze is a good one for that age group

  6. Martin Botha says:

    My 3 year old loves this show so let me get that out of the way.
    But in saying that I am glad to see that I am not the only one who sees the very clear plot holes n the show. And for seeing them and having some fun in analysing them and giving a very entertaining explanation for them I thank you, made my day.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      I truly appreciate you taking the article in the spirit in which it was written.

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