Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Yo Gabba Gabba

So, here's the thing.

I was at home... you know... minding my own business... looking neither to the right nor to the left...

When I turned on Nick Jr. You know, like ya do.

And I saw this:

And I got scared. Very very scared. But the really scary thing was that, like a car wreck, I-couldn't-stop-watching-the-damn-show! And I liked it.

So there's this new show in TV called "Yo Gabba Gabba". It's a kids show that's half H.R. Puffinstuff and Pee Wee's Playhouse. And it's done by several former members of the Aquabats. So you know it's gonna be weird and fun.

The San Fransisco Chronicle wrote this:

"Monday's pilot features Elijah Wood teaching kids a dance. How they'd get Frodo Baggins from "Lord of the Rings"? Producer Justin Lyons saw him at an Aquabats show and gave him a tape. Wood called the next day to sign up. Not only did he do the shoot at far below his going rate, but he also hung around the set all day. The reason may be simple.

"It's cooler to have fun and be a kid," Schultz said. "I mean who wouldn't still want to be a kid? I'd love to be able to take a nap and sleep all day."

I thought nothing of it. In fact I forgot about it... until this weekend when I walked into "Hot Topic" and saw Yo Gabba Gabba t-shirts.

Lots of them.

Scared... so very scared...


Mike Ruch said...

Yeah, the kids like Yo Gabba Gabba, it's not bad as the kids variety shows go.