Racist? Nah. Less annoying than Caillou? DEFINETLY.
I wish the reviewer who said that this show was "racist" would explain why....what's the point of expressing your view if you don't elaborate so people can see where you're coming from? I sure can't-I've never thought of this show as racist. The characters being black really isn't even the main subject of the program-they just are. The only objection I have to Little Bill is the occasional cute but erroneous imformation provided about various subjects, i.e. Little Bill saying that baby rabbits grow inside the mother rabbit's stomach (presumably until they are ready to be born)-I had to clear that up for my daughter, who is just starting to wonder about the facts of life. Other than that-we don't watch this often, but when we do, I have no objection to it-I consider it more entertainment than educational, but inoffensive and soothing. I'm not sure it would be of much interest to a kid younger than three or four, though. And also-it isn't Caillou, which is enough to warrant at least a four star rating as far as I'm concerned!