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October 23, 2014

Yo Gabba Gabba! returns to amuse, confuse, terrify kids

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 15th 2009 11:01AM
Yo Gabba Gabba! and its colorful cast are returning to entertain (and maybe scare) little kids.Disclaimer: Children should not take Acid. In fact, no one should sample LSD, but children should really stay away.

That said, speaking theoretically, if kids did drop a soaked sugar cube or six, they would see visions potentially less bizarre than what they take in during an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba(!). The Nick, Jr. and Noggin show is back this week with new episodes for fascinated children and really high adults.

A lot of kids love it. It's colorful, kinetic, and everybody involved keeps a smile on their face -- even the bizarre anthropomorphized, toys-turned-life size characters -- Muno (red cyclops), Foofa (pinkish bow thing), Brobee (the green monster with no elbows) ), Toodee (the blue cat) and Plex (the yellow, 50s-ish robot).

Yo Gabba Gabba makes Teletubbies look like a Bergman film -- making the show as popular with wide-eyed (possibly tipsy) adults and their bemused kids. However, I have seen some children wet themselves with shock after just a few minutes.

But, smart remarks aside, the show premiered in the U.S. on Nickelodeon in 2007 and ranks as one of the most popular series on television for preschoolers, according to a Nick, Jr. report. It won a BAFTA Award and an "Outstanding Achievement in Children's Television" Award by the Television Critics Association in 2008. So what do I know?

New episodes premiere at 1 p.m. ET/PT daily. Adults can record it and play it back after the kids are in bed and before the buzz wears off.

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