Thursday, April 15, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba

Yo Gabba Gabba! Yep at first glance I thought the same thing you did:
What the hell?
What are theses things?
Clearly who ever created it must have been on an illegal substance.
I don't get it.
Is it trying to be retro on purpose?
Did they really just sing a song called, "Don't bite your friends?"

Yep, I thought it was the dumbest show on children's programing.

I don't get DJ Lance, is he the Overlord or the puppet's god or what?
Plex is a magic robot? HUH? Really?
Why are there 4 ecosystems and 5 characters?

Then my daughter started to watch it and by default I started to watch it.

It's not a horrible show.

After reading an entertainment weekly article, I learned that the show was created not by psychologist or a teacher, but by parents. Artistic parents who were in a band called the Aquabats, but parents none the less.

Now the show makes sense.

Clips are short, no more than 3 minutes. Lots of bright colors. Lots of music- simple catchy songs. It encourages kids to get up and dance around translation for non parents "stay in one spot but use a lot of energy to tire you out and so you'll take a nap."

The show has cool musically guests, Weezer, MGNT, the Ting Tings.

Then my daughter tried to bite my arm a few days ago and I said, "No, we don't bite our friends."

Dear God, Yo Gabba Gabba was RIGHT!


  1. The tall one-eyed orange guy gets to have a night out on the town with his other toy friends (including the sock monkey) in that new Kia commercial.

    I love it. :)

  2. Josh and I were introduced to Yo Gabba Gabba one day at Danielle's house. My goddaughter was watching it. There are pictures somewhere of me horrified.

  3. I think the writers were possessed. But its better than Wonder Pets!