WordGirl, which premieres on September 7, is apparently something like Letterman-meets-Wonder Woman (another MRP idol, so what?). The target audience is 4- to 9-year-olds who might be playing Barbie instead of engaged in more worthwhile activities such as building their vocabularies.
It follows the adventures of fifth grader Becky Botsford who — stay with me — evidently arrived on earth when her spaceship crashed landed here. Her sidekick is a monkey named Captain Huggy Face and she battles villains like the Butcher (“a crook who ‘butchers’ the English language.”) It is her “love of vocabulary that helps WordGirl save the day in her never-ending battle for truth, justice, and use of the right word.”
So MRP says: Barbie who?