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Yo Gabba Gabba

A children's television show.

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A Children's Show that Grows on You

  • Apr 6, 2009
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For new parents out there, I highly recomend giving this show a try.  Don't get me wrong... it takes a lot to get used to.  In fact, the first couple of times I watched it, I was appalled that my wife was letting our son's little mind be exposed to such peculariarness ... the show features a weird DJ guy in a bright orange suit who owns a boom box that's filled with mascot-like monsters.  These monsters live in "Gabbaland", a semi-psychadelic fantasy land, where they dance and sing incredibly repetitive songs.  While my son loved it from his first viewing, the whole thing seemed better suited for someone on acid rather than an infant or toddler and I was legitimately worried we were warping his mind.  However, as I watched more episodes, my headaches became less intense and I realized that the show was teaching my little guy some very valuable lessons, mainly through the aforementioned, incredibly repetitive songs.  I mean who can argue with titles such as these: "Dancing's Easy, Dancing's Fun", "Look Both Ways", "Share", "There's a Party in my Tummy", and "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" (ok, I confess.  The last song actually taught me a lesson, but I digress).

I'm not sure if it was the repetitive nature of the songs (they have a very similar effect to Coooo-stanza) or how much the little guy enjoys watching the show, but after the 30th viewing or so, I found myself really beginning to like Yo Gabba Gabba.  I mean, the little guy Brobee is adorable... and Muno?  Forget about it.  I've even found myself walking in the halls of my office singing some of the Yo Gabba Gabba songs.  Sure I get odd looks from co-workers when I pass them by singing "There's a party in my tummy", but hey... I do have a party in my tummy.

But what really sent me over the "I like this show" bar, was this season's episode featuring Jack Black.  As a little background, each episode features a star who appears for "dancy-dance time".  Stars like Mya, Elija Wood, Tony Hawk, etc., teach the children at home a "dancy-dance" (clever wording, don't you think?).  The episode with Jack Black expanded the guest appearnace thing to the entire show, with great hilarity.   If you'd like to read my review of the Jack Black episode, click here.

For you new parents out there, give it a shot.  In no time, you'll be enjoying quality dancy-dance time with your little ones and you'll have a constant reminder in your head not to inappropriately touch others.  What more can you ask for?
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review by . April 24, 2009
Yo Gabba Gabba
After hearing an inordinate amount of buzz about this show from moms & dads in every parenting circle imaginable (hipsters, midwest traditionals, uber-moms, etc) - I finally checked it out.  I'd been really trying to get my kid to be one of those cool adults you meet who wasn't allowed to watch any TV and hence is this amazingly well-rounded intellectual type.  Yeah, well sometimes you're willing to negotiate a bit in order to grab a shower.      On the flip …
Quick Tip by . September 28, 2010
They have the best songs! and Tony Hawk guest starred
review by . September 25, 2010
My 8 month old girl and I love it.  The dancey dance guests are always cool and BIzz's Beats featuring Biz Markie is rad. I heard its produced by the Aquabats!  super rad!
Quick Tip by . August 24, 2010
The episode New Friends featuring Jack Black is hilarious!!
Quick Tip by . August 04, 2010
My 2 and 4 year old love it! So I am speaking for them.
Quick Tip by . June 27, 2010
This show is so bizarre! My girls and I really appreciate it, however, from a pop-culture standpoint. It's so colorful, unusual, and kooky. The characters look like something out of Ikea, and the antics like something from a Japanese game show.
Quick Tip by . June 08, 2010
Those things are scary.
Quick Tip by . November 12, 2009
I have no reason to tune in to kiddie shows, but I hear that @murs might be making an appearance, i gotta check it out!
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Yo Gabba Gabba is a children's television show.  The show features a human host, named DJ Lance Rock, and six costumed characters - Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee, and Plex.   The show consists of a variety of skits using the characters and animation, including many musical numbers.  In addition, stars make guest appearnaces.  Some previous guest stars include:  Mya, Elijah Woods, Tony Hawk, and Jack Black.

DJ Lance Rock starts the fun each show with the magic words "Yo Gabba Gabba!" Five friendly monsters, Muno, Brobee, Foofa, Toodee and Plex, encourage kids to sing and dance along with the preschool series. Part animated and part live action, "Yo Gabba Gabba!" mixes cartoons and magical ideas into the musical episodes.
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Tv Shows, Television, Tv, Childrens, Kids, Children, Noggin, Nick Jr, Childrens Television Program, Childrens Television Series, Childrens Entertainment, Childrens Tv Show, Childrens Show

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Premiere Date: August 20, 2007
Genre: Childrens Television Program

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