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Doodlebops: Happy Doodle Holidays

Lionsgate // 0000 // 2005 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // November 21st, 2007

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All Rise...

Judge David Johnson can't stop having nightmares.

The Charge

When there is no room in Hell, the Doodlebops will walk the earth.

The Case

The Old Ones talk of a time before time, an era marked by Hellish nightmares spawned fro the abyss that would lay waste to each other on the physical plane and torment the souls of the Damned in the spiritual nether-regions of darkness and acid drizzle. Many diabolical creatures existed then, and some have managed to survive throughout the ages of mankind to spread their pestilence and death to the world. Of all of them, the most powerful were the Doodlebops.

There are three Doodlebops: Rooney, Deedee and Moe. They are of an unknown species, though they speak fluent English, are bipedal, appear to be vertebrates and are most certainly warm-blooded. These Doodlebops can be easily noticed because of their clothing and skin pigmentation, a flamboyant pastel mix of blues, purples and oranges, as well as their wild unkempt hair and tendency to randomly break out into song and dance routines.

It has widely been reported that they live in a one-room lair, populated by a talking moose head and a dog that plays music. Occasionally, a plump, good-natured African-American woman will wander in and espouse some valuable life lessons. Following some more singing and dancing, the Doodlebops jump into their conveyance, a custom bus driven by an odd, lonely man with. The bus will drive them to a venue where these bizarre creatures will perform excruciating music in front of helpless children. And, what can only be explained via Stockholm syndrome, the children seem to appreciate it.

Lately, the Doodlebops have augmented their insidious incursion into the North American popular culture through technology. The latest example of this is the newly released Happy Doodle Holidays DVD, which includes four episodes of their television show. Here is what you can expect if you decide to obtain the disc—God help you:

"The Doodlebops Holiday Show"
Eager to not offend as many five year-olds that pick their noses as possible, the Doodlebops craft a harmless, multicultural generic holiday song.

"Don't Use It, Don't Need It"
Not the long-awaited anti-drug Doodlebops special, this episode instead focuses on Rooney and his affection for a decrepit ukulele.

"Fair Share"
Deedee is unwilling to share her new toy with her brothers. Joke's on her though when they write her out of their new song. She ends up stabbing both of them with a shiv she fashioned from her plastic hair. Actually, no, that didn't happen.

"Deedee's Big Break"
After Deedee breaks her bros' stuff she is reluctant to confess. Eventually they find out and they forgive each other and go on to continue tormenting all of human existence.

Disturbing, colorful, repetitive—about par for the course for children's entertainment these days. The kids will surely devour it, but you might want to have some vodka and Prozac on emergency standby.

Full frame, 2.0 stereo and four sing-alongs, two dance-alongs and some Godforsaken knock-knock jokes.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 75

Perp Profile

Studio: Lionsgate
Video Formats:
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
• None
Running Time: 2005 Minutes
Release Year: 0000
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• All Ages
• Classic
• Performance
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• Sing-alongs
• Dance-alongs
• Knock-Knock Jokes
• Trailers


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