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Monday, January 11, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba!

I’ll be the first to admit that I absolutely can’t stand children’s television shows. The music, the bright colors, the cheerful characters, the dancing, the singing – all of it makes me want to puke up rainbows. Cheerful rainbows with red and green and orange and yellow and…

Ahhhhhhhh! Vomit.

My child is growing up very quickly. There are only a few short months left where I can watch The Office and Roseanne without her trying to steal the remote control from my hands. My husband already steals the remote control from my hands. Hell, even my dog tries to steal it from my hands from time to time (or at least to hump it).

So, why am I sitting here with songs from Yo Gabba Gabba playing in my head? Repeatedly. Incessantly. Here’s why. While my child was sitting on my lap, I made the mistake of tuning into Nick or Sprout or Noggin or HBO or whatever channel shows this program. Within one second, DJ Lance and his bright, furry Shriner’s hat flashed his crazy smile and got my daughter hooked on the baby crack that is Yo Gabba Gabba. When Dancey Dance time comes around, my child is like a Solid Gold dancer. She drops it like it’s hot in her boots with the furr. While I just sit back and shudder at all of the absolute craziness of it all.

What's a mom to do? Surely the office romance between Pam and Jim won't hold a candle to the bright colors of Brobee and Foofa.

Disclaimer: I actually like this show, so I don’t want to hear any lip from YGG Supporters. It’s one of the few shows that I can stomach because the music isn’t half bad. I’m going to get Anna some baby glow sticks, so she can dance to the trance. That’s how we roll in my house.


Mrs E said...

I must admit, I endure many shows w/DS but I have only seen a few minutes of YGG - I just never seem to be watching TV w/him when its on. What I have seen is sooooooo bizarre that I am in no hurry to introduce him to it. Although, who knows, maybe I'll be surprised.

Nichole said...

My son is a total Brobee fan. He also does the dancy dances and tries to do them in his high chair, while eating. He also LOVES Wonder pets.
Great photo by the way, you are so creative!

HG said...

My daughter is a YGG junkie! Luckily, it's the only show she'll watch, so if I need to start dinner or something, it's guaranteed to keep her occupied for more than a couple of seconds.

YGG is better than some of the other kid shows. At least it's moderately funny, however weird...And, I DID laugh out loud at the episode with Jack Black on it.

Jennifer said...

I have all episodes on my DVR - we love it!

One Pork Chop said...

Oh yes, the Jack Black episode is my favorite, and it's actually the one that prompted me to post about YGG. I keep singing, "What a wonderful day to have friends" and seeing Jack Black in DJ Lance's orange jumpsuit. That episode did make me laugh.

{katrina} said...

We <3 YGG in our hizzle! Biz's Beat of the Day is hilarious! To see A try and do it...classic!

It is the only kid's show I can stand...but I am craving some new episodes since we have out there dvr'd.

A is having a YGG 2nd Bday Party. It's going to be Awwwwweeeeeeesooooooooommmmmmmmeeeee!

OhioFamOf4 said...

My kids loved YGG too, but I've always been disturbed by Muno. Don't you think he looks know.....?

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