Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hey Noggin, Are Ya Kiddin' Me?

With rain and thunderstorms all this week, we've spent a great deal of our time inside. There's only so many crafts a girl can do before she starts drinking crying. When Brother decided to use a whole bottle of Elmer's glue in one sitting and then throw a huge fit because his paper was stuck to the table, I knew we needed a different kind of fun.

I turned on Kid's TD (that's children's television programming to those of you untrained by Brother's cuteness) and looked for something that would entertain the kids without driving me to drink cry. We settled on Noggin and all of a sudden there was a strange man in a fuzzy orange hat before us. The show? Yo Gabba Gabba. For those of you familiar with the show, you may stop singing, "There's a party in my tummy! So yummy! So yummy!" now. Please.

The show itself is a little on the odd side but what really grabbed my attention wasn't the life size creepy looking fuzz balls singing and dancing. Oh how I wish that was it. No. It was a segment of the program called "Biz's Beat of the Day." I thought I had dozed off and flashed back to my childhood. After all, I could use a nap.

On my screen was Biz Markie of 80's rap fame. The man we all know of "You Say He's Just a Friend" fame is now on a kid's show. (What? You don't know him from his illustrious rap career? Don't make me pull out my 80's Hip Hop Greates Hits CD.) His part on Yo Gabba Gabba is.....interesting? Laughable? I don't know, I'll let you decide.

From what I gathered today, Biz teaches kids a beat box rhythm each day and asks them to practice at home. I'm guessing the market for old school rap isn't what it used to be. But Biz has a plan. A secret plan to teach all of today's preschoolers beat box in hopes that 80's rap will make a come back in a few years and he'll be held as their icon. Whatever the case, I'm sufficently entertained for today. Also? If it's raining tomorrow, I'll settle for more fun with Elmer's. Elmer's fumes can't be as harmful as Biz's beat box.


  1. OK So first of all..
    the main guy looks like Rog, or the dude from Dee Lite.

    Second - they do the Isaac dance.

    There was a great youtube video re: this and Britney Spears.

    You know you love this show.

  2. Sharon - MomGenerationsJuly 12, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    OK. As requested, I "tried thith at home." Yes, "thith."

    And all I came up with was... "Boom. Boom. Boomboomboom."

    Did I do it right?

    Oh, how I laughed at your post. I honestly read it several times just to keep laughing!


  4. lol Crystal... Do the baby Isaac!! Just wait until you see the one where Elijah Wood does the "Puppet Master" dance! lol! Creeeeeeeeepyyy!!

  5. Hi Heather!

    First, thank you so much for your very sweet comment last night. It really touched me.

    My company just left yesterday morning so I'm gradually catching up with my blog reading. It's been fun catching up with you today. I especially loved your post about your date with your hubby (so sweet) and your post on the 4th.


  6. Oh that show is just weird, weird I tell you. I tend to figure if its being talked about on The Soup I'll change the channel for the kids when it comes on!

  7. I can only hope and pray that 80's music is making a comeback!! Am I telling my age? oopsies!

  8. LOL, that is the funniest thing, ever. I haven't seen him on the show but I saw the credits once and saw him listed. NOw I know.

  9. Thanks for the laugh!

    Never would have guessed his rap career would lead him to Noggin.

  10. Isn't that the creepiest show ever? And good for you for just now discovering it, b/c you are a good mommy that does crafts. Sad, I will let my kids watch that show so I can blog hop...

  11. It is TD at our house too.

    That and we watch DDD's (translate dvd's).

    THat show is crazy! We always turn it over. Even Dora's shouting is preferable.

  12. This is one of my daughter's favorite shows. I HATE it. Beat boxes included.

  13. I think I can truthfully say we (as in my kids and I) have never seen an episode of that show!

    But...oh baby...does it have what we neeeeeeeeddddddd??

    And you say gabba's just a friend...

    (ok, sorry for that horrible singing...)

  14. People either hate or love Yo Gabba Gabba! and my daughter and I love it. I know it's really weird but I like it b/c it's upbeat and their lessons are really good. Well, Biz isn't teaching much and there are a few quirky segments that don't do much but make you scratch your head but overall I, I mean my daughter, loves it.

  15. My 2 year-old LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba. I don't get it, myself, but he will walk around the house repeating "yo gabba gabba" for an hour after it's gone off.