Thursday, May 13, 2010

'Cause We're Not Weird.

Mother's Day was pretty exciting around our house for one very obvious reason - it was my first Mother's Day! It was also very exciting for another reason - there was an ALL NEW episode of Yo Gabba Gabba! about families where the Gabba Land friends got to visit Muno and Plex's families to learn about taking special care of babies. We also got to see all the Gabba Land friends when they were babies. I've had the TV set to DVR it for, oh, 3 weeks.
I am not a fan of cartoons. In fact, I can't really stand them. But Yo Gabba Gabba! is like a disco-trance kid's show that totally sucks you in! If you didn't know you were at home watching a kid's show, you'd swear you were dancing at some techno club. Seriously. So began our love affair with Yo Gabba Gabba! I mean, so began Colt's love affair with Yo Gabba Gabba. Here are some pictures so you can visualize better:

(Muno is by far the most famous. You might recognize him from the KIA commercials?)

Now, for those of you NOT familiar with the show Yo Gabba Gabba!, let me enlighten you: It's a show hosted by DJ Lance Rock, a 30-something, tall, skinny, black guy, dressed in an orange spandex running suit, complete with an orange feathery hat and HUGE dark rimmed glasses. At the beginning of each show he walks in with his boom-box, sets it down, and pulls out his five Gabba Land friends to the tune of "Come on and let's play with DJ Lance Rock today. Yo Gabba Gabba. Yo Gabba Gabba." The song continues as he puts down each inanimate "friend" and they turn to life. "Muno: He's tall and friendly. Foofa: She's pink and happy. Brobee: The little green one. Toodee: She likes to have fun. Plex: The magic robot.....come and and let's play with DJ Lance Rock today. Yo Gabba Gabba! Yo Gabba Gabba!" Following along? Seeing the hypnosis you're entering? Seriously. You have to watch this show. The messages are short and to the point.
  1. Don't bite your friends. Chomp your sandwich, but don't bite your friends.
  2. Dirty, ugly germs on  can get on your food if you drop it. You shouldn't eat food off the floor.
  3. Sharing: good thing. Knocking over your friend's tower of blocks: bad thing.
  4. Babies need special care. Don't handle baby unless an adult is around.
  5. You don't have to be scared of the dark.
  6. ...and so on and so on...
So, after the baby went to bed night before last, Todd and I sat down after dinner and scanned through our DVR file. And we settled on the latest episode of Yo Gabba Gabba!: Baby. And there we were: two full grown adults, baby sleeping, dinner eaten, chores finished, sitting down to a new episode of our favorite show. Who says we're not well adjusted?

1 comment:

  1. Okay, so every Mom hits the wall shortly after Baby's birth where she realizes 'I need to get a life'. (Mine came when Abby had to physically block the TV because I was far too hooked on TLC's reruns of A Baby Story.) I would suggest this might be your wall...but clearly you're enjoying it, so never mind.

    You do know there's a whole wide world of programs geared toward the 30 year old set, right?