Jim Cramer’s Mad Money show is a guilty pleasure of mine. Sure, it’s full of hystrionics and hyperbole, but it’s also engaging and genuinely interesting, like a cross between Cops, the movie Network, and a Japanese anime cartoon, all with an investments overlay.
Anyway, I got to thinking about it the other day when I realized that it’s the only non-cartoon, non-Animal Planet show my four-year-old will watch. He literally stops cold in the middle of the room when Cramer comes on. When I mentioned that to someone else this morning they said that the same thing happens to their cat.
obDisclosure: I write a weekly column (Weekend Reading, every Sunday) for the Cramer-created RealMoney/TheStreet.