Judge Erich Asperschlager invited Mr. and Mrs. Jam over for dinner. They wouldn't leave, so he had to kick them out.
Our reviews of Yo Gabba Gabba! Birthday Boogie! (published February 1st, 2010), Yo Gabba Gabba! Circus (published June 19th, 2011), Yo Gabba Gabba! Clubhouse (published June 14th, 2010), Yo Gabba Gabba! Let's Visit The Doctor! (published January 16th, 2011), Yo Gabba Gabba! Meet My Family (published October 20th, 2009), Yo Gabba Gabba! New Friends (published April 6th, 2009), Yo Gabba Gabba! Party In A Box (published July 12th, 2011), Yo Gabba Gabba! Super Spies (published April 28th, 2012), and Yo Gabba Gabba! The Dancey Dance Bunch (published October 20th, 2008) are also available.
"Razzle dazzle! I've got glasses!"
As much as I love these Yo Gabba Gabba! releases, after a half dozen it's hard to find new things to say about them. So, for this review, I decided to share the duties with the one person in my house who loves the show more than me: my two-year-old daughter. I sat down with her over the course of a few days to watch the newest Gabba collection, Music Makes Me Move!—partly to get her opinion, and partly to make sure I wasn't just imagining seeing a bespectacled man in a jumpsuit singing songs with a Cat Dragon.
Also in this episode: Biz's Beat of the Day; The Super Music Friend Show with Lady Tigra and the Yo Gabba backing band; and a DJ Lance Dance. My daughter liked the music in this episode, though she got bored during a song about patience; too bad there wasn't also a song about irony.
Also in this episode: An animated ska number about picking up your room; Plex extols the virtues of washing your hair; Tony Hawk shirks his dancey-dance responsibilities, instead showing off his skateboard skills; funny faces with DJ Lance; and Story Time about a near-sighted, Scottish, soccer-playing moose. My daughter seemed engrossed with this episode. The most I could get out of her was a "yeah" when I asked her if that one guy was playing the drums. Near the end of the episode, she turned on her loud "ABC" toy—because sometimes you just need to hear a cartoon character singing the alphabet.
Also in this episode: Mark Mothersbaugh draws a carrot with sunglasses; and Super Music Friends I'm from Barcelona sing "Just Because It's Different Doesn't Mean It's Scary." My daughter enjoyed this episode, dancing up a storm during the song "All My Friends Are Different." She especially liked the underwater-themed Story Time. At least, that's how I understand "Fish! Some fish! Some fish!…It's not bedtime."
Also in this episode: a kid named Ham likes to dance; Foofa navigates a maze with the help of the audience; Laila Ali shows off her dancey-dance, "The Dog"; and an Anime-inspired Story Time. Apparently, I overestimated the effort it would take to sit down with my daughter and watch four full episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba! because I had to watch this one solo. I'm sure she'll see it eventually, though I don't know how much she's into trains. I should probably know that, huh? Maybe I should spend more time with her and less time writing reviews. Thanks for exposing me as a shoddy parent, DJ Lance.
Even if my little experiment didn't work out, I did get to watch most of Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Makes Me Move! with my daughter, and she seemed to dig it. Only time will tell whether it will end up being a go-to DVD like that dang Jack Black episode…man, we watch that a lot. Even if it isn't, Music Makes Me Move! is another solid collection of loosely themed episodes, presented in colorful full frame with a 2.0 stereo mix. There are no bonus features, although the box does advertise the forthcoming Volume 3 of their excellent Music is Awesome CD compilations. Maybe if I buy this new album for my daughter, she'll forgive me for watching that last episode without her.
How can you hate a robot playing keytar? Not Guilty!
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