Judge Erich Asperschlager doesn't want to build a clubhouse with anyone that would have someone like him as a member.
Our reviews of Yo Gabba Gabba! Birthday Boogie! (published February 1st, 2010), Yo Gabba Gabba! Circus (published June 19th, 2011), 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! Music Makes Me Move! (published August 21st, 2011), 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.
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I'm a big Yo Gabba Gabba! fan—and I'm not alone. In fact, love for this quirky kids' show reaches to the highest office in the United States. While I don't know for certain that President Obama is a Gabba fan, I do know that DJ Lance Rock was invited to perform at this year's White House Easter Egg Roll, along with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, and the cast of Glee. Strange company, to be sure, but hearing that the leader of the free world hangs out with England's richest woman, teen singing sensations, and a man who wears an orange jumpsuit and Buddy Holly glasses isn't any weirder that the stuff that goes down in Gabbaland.
DJ Lance, Muno, Plex, Toodee, Foofa, and Brobee return to DVD with the release of Yo Gabba Gabba! Clubhouse, another eclectic collection of episodes from the hit Nick Jr. series. This time around, the gang builds an elaborate playhouse, explores an ancient pyramid, cools off on a hot summer day, and follows some animal tracks. If you've bought any of the previous DVD collections, you know what to expect here. If this is your first experience with Yo Gabba Gabba!, then hold onto your orange fuzzy hat, 'cause here we gooooo!
Like previous Gabba sets, Clubhouse is made up of episodes from throughout the series. "Summer," the second episode ever, and "Animals," from season two, sit alongside the brand new episodes "Clubhouse" and "Adventure." Watched side-by-side, it's impressive how much the series hasn't changed from the early years. You might notice a few differences in DJ Lance's early episode spiel, but chances are your kids won't. Simple is hard to do well. Simple and consistent is even harder. Impressively, the Gabba folks have figured it out.
The full screen presentation matches the look of the show on TV—bright, clean, and colorful. The stereo soundtrack is clear and well-balanced, meaning your kids will be able to hear every catchy, silly song in crystal clarity.
Once again, the only knock against this latest Gabba release is a complete lack of extras. They just played the White House for crying out loud? Why not flaunt it as a bonus feature?
Four great episodes, more great music, and a one-eyed alien reenacting a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark. What more could you ask for in a kids show?
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