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May 01, 2009

Disney Channel fighting swine flu

Can-you-teach-my-alligator-manners OK, so that headline probably conjured images of Hannah Montana wearing a protective face mask. We're not there yet.

But Disney Network did just announce it is increasing the rotation of an episode of its shortform series "Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?" to show kids the importance of washing their hands and other basic hygiene to protect against spreading the flu.

"A boy and his alligator help preschoolers learn good manners especially when one has a cold or flu," reads the release. "The two-minute segment, entitled 'Get Well Manners,' stars Mikey and his pet alligator Al, who remind young viewers to wipe their nose with a tissue, cover their mouth when they cough or sneeze and wash their hands frequently."

Here's the video:

So with Disney Channel doing its part to fight the potential pandemic, Nickleodeon needs to step up. When's Dora gonna start exploring some Tamiflu?


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