Tonight, we will be seeing the magic live. Live! DJ Lance in the flesh.
Maybe some people reading this are professional people with no kids. Maybe you have kids, but they are too old to watch Yo Gabba Gabba. Or, perhaps you have kids but you (gasp!!!) don't watch Yo Gabba Gabba. You're probably thinking, why should I continue reading this crap post? Maybe you've stopped reading already.
Why? Only because Yo Gabba Gabba it is the most unbelievable, entertaining, creative, educational, college student stoned enjoyment to have ever graced the television. This is no Blues Clues, people. It's bizarre. Eccentric. Odd. So odd, in fact, that it can be nothing but brilliant. If you find yourself saying, "Who thinks of this crap and what are they smoking" multiple times over a thirty minute episode, you know your time is well spent. Oh, and Braden loves it too.
Lets go over the cast of characters, shall we?
|The Godfather of YGG Land|
Oh DJ Lance, how I love thee. The dance moves. The voice. The blindingly white teeth. The creepy old man smile that somehow becomes endearing. Who is this person? I mean really? Gay? Straight? Does he drink beer on the weekends? I don't know the answer to these questions, and I suppose the answers don't matter. All I know, is he makes the magic happen.
|Halloween, 2010 - not feeling the DJ Lance love.|
This picture really has no relevance, I just had to include it here. He refused to wear the hat.
This is Leslie. Leslie is not in every episode, but she is awesome. She sings. She dances. She does glitter hands. She makes a fool out of herself. She always rocks a skin tight jumpsuit, and it isn't always so flattering. She doesn't care. I LOVE THAT! Razzle Dazzle.
Remember that song, "Whip It" from the 80s, by Devo? Well, naturally when his music career started waning, he decided to become an amateur artist and draw pictures on Yo Gabba Gabba. Duh! He draws all sorts of pictures, like cats and elephants and bugs on skateboards and himself drawing pictures of himself drawing pictures of himself. Oh, and he also sings occasionally on the show. Duh!
The Non-Human Cast of Characters
Foofa - One of the two girls of the bunch (I guess there are males and females?). Braden has a weird crush on her. She loves flowers. Like, REALLY loves flowers. Watering them. Petting them. Watching them. Probably doing weird stuff with them.
Muno - This guy is the most well known, but I'm not sure why. Maybe because he is slightly phallic, and has tiny bumps all over his body? He has a weird high pitched voice. He has a little brother. He got a contact lens once.
Plex - He's a robot. He's kind of the leader of Gabba land, since he is electrical and has superior intelligence and stuff. He plays the keytar. No, not a guitar. A keytar. He teaches life lessons, like not to bite our friends, how to brush your teeth, and how to make lemonade (with lemons and honey? yuck).
Tutti- The other female. I have to say, I think she's kind of worthless. My only complaint about the show. Come on Yo Gabba Gabba - give us another strong female!
Brobee - Brobee is a sympathetic character, as I believe he is bipolar. He is the only character whose face changes expressions. He can go from happy to sad just like that. I hope he is getting the necessary support and medication. In any event, he tries a lot of new foods. There's a party in his tummy.
B List Celebrities
This show is so good that B list celebrities are now jumping on board. That's right, Yo Gabba Gabba has featured Weird Al Yankovic (okay, maybe he's D list), Andy Samberg, Solange Knowles (the sister, it's the sister!), Jack McBrayer, Paul Scheer, Elijah Wood, Sarah Silverman, Jack Black (in the best episode EVER), Weezer, The Roots and most recently, Fred Armisen. There's lots more, I'm sure - feel free to give a shout out to some of the ones I have missed.
Top 3 Favorite Clips
You're still reading? Wow.
This must mean you are intrigued. So check out my three favorite Yo Gabba Gabba clips, and tell me you aren't left wanting more.
There's a Party in my Tummy - the classic clip.
Tiny Ugly Germs - Disturbing, yet educational.
I'm Not Gonna Lie, I Was Playing my Tuba - the best YGG cartoon.
And if anyone has any kind of hookup to get backstage at Yo Gabba Gabba Live, please comment or send an email my way. :)