so i was watching a kid's show with mandolin today. A little girl and a little boy were building a toy airplane and couldn't get it to work. the little boy kept insisting that he'd read all the instructions and used all the parts, but it wouldn't work. the little girl went and looked at the box and found a rubberband in it and the boy said "well, maybe i didn't read the instructions, and i thought i used all the important parts. it should work, i don't know why it won't work." the little girl then reads the instructions and uses the discarded rubberband to get the plane to work. the little boy then makes the plane fly and gets an award from the teacher for making the plane fly.
i wasn't sure if the cartoon was stereotyping or just playing out a scene from reality.