Friday, June 8, 2007

Creepy: Steve Irwin is portrayed as still alive on daughter Bindi 's new show

The grade-schoolers for whom Discovery Kids' "Bindi the Jungle Girl" is designed should find this new series a breezy, affectionate, info-packed introduction to the world's animals, vivaciously led by someone their size.

Their parents and other adults may find the show hosted by 8-year-old Bindi Irwin a little bit creepy.

That's because her dead dad Steve is everywhere. He's shown and mentioned in the present tense, even popping up in the show's studio "treehouse" with Bindi and mom Terri, as though he's well among the living.

Read on.

Here's some video from Bindi's show (no Steve in this clip):