Where are Max and Ruby’s Parents??General — By Shannon Schmid on February 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm
Am I the only one that has been wondering what the living situation is on the Nick Jr’s show – Max and Ruby?
It’s a pretty sweet show where a young girl bunny(Ruby) takes care of her little bunny brother. The Little sibling bunny(Max) often solves their dilemmas in the end, even though he is just three. That’s all well and good. But here is what drives me NUTS…
They never show the parent bunnies!
They do have a grandma bunny that sometimes pops up in episodes. And they sometimes visit her house. But it’s Ruby we see making sure little Max eats his breakfast, Takes him to the county fair, and puts him to bed! When Max is scared at night it’s Ruby that traipses from her room to his multiple times a night to get him to go to sleep! And I find myself screaming in my mind – Go wake up your mom Ruby!! Get help from your dad!!
And then one day it occurred to me- Max and Ruby are orphans!
Poor dears are living in that big bunny house alone! Are they afraid of asking for help? Of being put in Bunny foster care? Are they hiding from Bunny Child Protective services? Why is the grandma going along with it?! Ruby is only 7!! Couldn’t she move into their house? Let them stay in familiar surroundings? Is bunny grandpa not in favor? Is he even alive? We don’t see him either…
It’s a bunny family torn apart!!
Underneath those smiles is pain people… Pure Bunny Pain.
I heard there are some rumors that Max and Ruby’s parents (Peter and Beatrix) may have had a “run in” with Farmer McGregor. It’s all very sad. I find watching the show very sobering now, kind of like watching a particularly touching episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Or a very special Oprah.
Get help Ruby!! If you can’t do it for you – do it for Max!!!
Update: If you want to know what the creator of the show says about the mystery of the absent parents, you can check it out here.