Many kids’ formative years were spent watching cartoons featuring Caillou, a popular French figure. He’s the lead of a show that’s watched by millions of kids every week. You probably know who Caillou is if you’re a parent. But unless you happen to be Canadian, chances are you don’t know anything about him.
I’m curious as to Caillou’s height.
Now that I know caillou is 5’11, I’m taking back all those bald headed biscuit head jokes I made about him. He can literally stomp my ass. pic.twitter.com/LRHTfvbgaX
— renè (@ph1ismyh20) June 16, 2019
The origin of the height of Caillou debate can be traced back to a Google search made by a Twitter user.
Caillou, age 4, was found to be shockingly tall at 5 feet 11 inches! A rough conversion to centimeters yields a measurement of 180 cm for that. Obviously, the idea of a four-year-old being that tall caused a stir on the internet.
Fans and critics alike poked fun at Caillou’s budding basketball career and the show’s oddly incongruous theme song. When Caillou’s mother Doris hears him sing the line “Each day I grow some more,” she exclaims, “You’re getting to be a big boy!” from the theme song.
Caillou might be a big guy now, as Doris suggests. Caillou’s superhuman height has never been confirmed, which is disappointing for fans of the show who enjoyed seeing a child with unusually large proportions.
However, his actual height has never been revealed by the show’s creators or producers. That supposed height of 5 feet 11 inches is so old that it is no longer even mentioned in Google searches. However, the outcomes highlight media coverage and online discussion about his likewise debatable height.
The heights of children’s TV characters have become something of a standard topic of discussion in online forums. Peppa Pig went through something similar when fans speculated about her height on the internet.
What causes Caillou’s baldness?
Caillou was at first conceived as a very young infant, a stage in which most infants have very little hair. If Caillou had hair, he wouldn’t have looked like a two- or four-year-old in situations when he should act his age.
This means that Caillou would probably just give up and stop trying altogether. Caillou’s original conception was that of a nine-month-old baby. When he reached adulthood, his hair had grown in and he was unrecognizable.
Since it was agreed that Caillou’s hair would never grow, he became famous for it even when he was a child.
Why does Caillou not have hair?
It was originally envisioned that Caillou was a little infant, which often had very little hair. When it came time to age Caillou for scenarios better suited for a two- or four-year-old, the addition of hair would have left him unrecognizable. As a result, Caillou would opt to forego having any at all.
Caillou was initially envisaged as a nine-month-old infant. When he reached puberty, his hair made him seem completely different. Caillou’s baldness was therefore predetermined, and the fact that he was born that way became one of his most defining characteristics.
We measured how tall Caillou was (or at least what fans think his height is). It also becomes clear that the mischievous child everyone loves to hate is probably not an exceptional toddler. His stated height is likewise consistent with the show’s jingle.
Finally, we uncovered that an odd internet fixation is around the height of characters in kid-friendly TV series.