Lionsgate // 2006 // 90 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // August 23rd, 2006
The horror...the horror!
Somewhere, deep beneath Earth's crust, in the middle of a barren stretch of Nevada desert, a top-secret government science facility has begun extensive genetic experimenting, looking at the feasibility of combining musicians with watercolors and yarn. That is the only reasons I can come up with to understand the existence of the Doodelbops, one of the most freakish kids entertainment group I've ever seen. And that's saying a lot. I've watched Boobah.
The Doodlebops tells the story of three bipedal, English-speaking, musically-talented creatures of a yet-to-be-determined species who cohabitate in a clubhouse and have plastic hair. Deedee (Lisa Lennox), Rooney (Chad McNamara) and Moe (Jonathan Wexler) love to goof around their house, playing hide and seek with each other, singing off-the-cuff songs, pulling ropes that magically dump water on their heads, riding the bus, and putting on live concerts for unsuspecting children. The show is bright, colorful, energetic and bat-@#$% insane.
This "Rock & Bop" collection features four episodes, apparently tie together with the theme of "rocking" and "bopping," but as far as I can tell, with my admittedly limited exposure to the show, is they are all about that.
Episodes follow fairly strict routines: Rooney and DeeDee emerge from their bedrooms and try to find Moe who's hiding, the three do their Doodlebop pledge, Moe pulls the rope and gets soaked, they talk to Mazz (Kim Roberts), the feisty, rhyming Afrtican-Amerian lady who randomly saunters into their house, play with some nightmarish puppets, jump on the bus, sing, dance, and end up on stage for a live show where they sing and dance some more.
The four episodes:
* "All Together Now"
The Doodlebops learn the value of compromise when they each want to sing their own song for the big concert.
* "High and Low"
High sounds and low sounds. That's what this show is about. As far as I can tell.
* "Junk Funk"
Yeah it sounds like a venereal disease, but this episode is about healthy eating habits.
* "What Did You See Today"
In what will prove to be a new fad that takes the nation by storm, the Doodlebops write a song based on things they see.
So these guys freak me out and their relentless zeal for pronounced facial expressions and wild gesticulations proves too much for my small brain to take, but I guess the kids love them, so what can you do? You are powerless to resist The Doodlebops. But don't worry -- it will be all over in 90 minutes.
Extras include sing-a-longs, knock-knock jokes and music videos.
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Scales of Justice
* Full Frame
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Release Year: 2006
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
* Music Videos
* Knock-Knock Jokes
* Official Site