So those of you with children may have heard of Yo Gabba Gabba!, and those of you who like Charlie Brooker (not that I’m suggesting the two are mutually exclusive) may remember a clip of it in an episode of ScreenWipe which disected children’s TV. For those of you not familiar, here’s a clip to get you up to speed:
In short, it’s a “fun, interactive, live-action show for young children aged one and up”, which follows DJ Lance Rock and four toy monsters and occassionally cameos someone like Elijah Wood and Jack Black.
And soon Yo Gabba Gabba! will be coming to a terrestrial TV near you because Channel4 think that they can show it on T4 and market it towards a student audience. Worryingly, I think it could fully work in terms of becoming cult favourite with students and stoners everywhere.
Why? Well it worked for Spongebob Squarepants, didn’t it? Plus I know I hated Spongebob (I’m a Dora the Explorer girl myself) but when I saw the Elijah clip a couple of years ago I thought it was hilarious and although I wouldn’t sit watching it week after week I know people who would. What could make you feel better than rocking out Hobbit-style when youve got a Sunday morning hangover?