If for any reason you happen to be seeking a show stupider than Dora, look no further than the almost amusingly execrable Super Why. The show’s ostensible intention is to promote reading; its actual effect is to present reading as painfully difficult and computers as extensions of our senses — on top of which it promulgates confusion by having the characters arrive at tortuously complicated solutions to irritatingly simple problems. In the episode I watched, a girl needed to tie up some ice skates and didn’t know how. She and her friends went into a book — weirdly, a mixed up version of Rumpelstilskin — not in order to read it but in order, through some magical computer manipulation, to find letters that would automatically spell out a word that would help them. Half an hour of hard work later the word turned out to be “learn.” Can you beat that? So then they’re all like oh yeah! learn! and in the final thirty seconds one of them teaches the girl how to knot the laces.