Getting Out The Sillies With Yo Gabba Gabba

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 18, 2013

FAIRFAX, Va. — For 90 minutes, I got the sillies out along with 5,000 others, half of them pre-kindergarteners on Friday night.
We danced, we sang, we acted like 4-year-olds keeping time with Yo Gabba Gabba Live!
I tossed away all pretense of sophistication and acted a fool with two little granddaughters.
Braving forecasts of snow, Elizabeth and I sped up Interstate 81 again over the weekend as I answered the call to fill in for daughter-in-law Susan at the concert in Fairfax, Va., on the George Mason University campus.
Only The Beatles have generated a more loyal and rabid fan base.
The kiddie TV show Yo Gabba Gabba! has produced classic songs such as “There’s a Party in My Tummy,” “Don’t Be Afraid,” “Don’t Bite Your Friends,” and “All My Friends are Different.”
Maybe you haven’t heard of them if you are older than 10.
Pre-schoolers and their parents know about Yo Gabba Gabba! It’s a hot show. Anyone else might think it’s … total foolishness. Those people have lost their inner child and are stuck in a “Honey Boo Boo” world.
The show has six characters: DJ Lance Rock, the only human, and five monsters — tall, red cyclops Muno, happy flower Foofa, green monster Brobee, a blue cat Toodee, and Plex, a yellow robot.
Cayden likes Plex. I prefer Foofa. Chloe is fond of Brobee.
Children jumped up and danced, wiggled and flailed their arms at DJ Lance’s direction — getting the sillies out. Parents and grandparents did too. The show encourages kiddies to get off the sofa and dance, hop, jump and wiggle instead of spending the day zombie-like and transfixed by the television.
By intermission, I was tired and ready to go. The children, however, were still going strong as their favorite TV characters appeared live on stage. Watching TV will never be the same.

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