Thinknoodles, in case you aren’t familiar with him, is an adult gamer very popular with children the world over. My second-grader adds, “He makes super funny walk-through videos and posts them on YouTube. I came across his Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Island video when I was trying to find out how to help Violet Beauregarde on Poptropica.” Here it is now:
TONIGHT’S DINNER CONVERSATION
Me: So what does Thinknoodles look like?
Walter: I don’t know why he won’t show us. There are like a million people that like his videos because he’s so funny–especially on Roads to Captain Thinknoodles. He said his wife doesn’t want them to come to their house in New York.
M: Didn’t he say he was gonna reveal himself a while ago?
W: Yes, at his 20,000th subscriber party.
M: How many does he have now?
M: What do you think he looks like?
W: Like a gamer.
M: What’s a gamer look like?
W: The ones on Poptropica have big glasses, like 3D or something. The boy’s shirt is green and has a video game controller on it. The girl gamer’s shirt is pink and has a square dude on it.
M: Has he told you guys what he looks like?
W: Thinknoodles said he doesn’t have glasses. He is 30-35. I think he is 32. I think he said he had a mohawk but he can’t describe his hair too good. And he has a goatee. He doesn’t sound like he should be playing video games.
M: What does he sound like he should be doing?
W: Being an evil villan.
Hmm. Maybe he’s on to something and he doesn’t even know it.
I just checked and the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory island was released in November of 2012. So my little guy has been following Thinknoodles for quite some time. Walter and I would love to hear what your children think of Thinknoodles.