Pinkfong’s Baby Shark Screenshot

The pandemic has introduced me to many kids programming that I would have otherwise missed. Over the past nine months, I’ve gone from Sesame Street, Paw Patrol, PJ Masks, and My Little Pony, among many others. Long car rides were filled with Spotify playlists featuring these.

While many of the songs were less preferable than a root canal, some had both compelling lyrics and complex melodies. It made me think of the scores of people involved…