With the coming change in season (and the onset of Rrroll Up the Rrrim means that NCAA March Madness can't be far off), Treehouse TV has trotted out a new schedule featuring some new shows.
Shelley and I can't figure out how "Yo Gabba Gabba" managed to snag the primetime before-supper slot. The characters appear to be rip-off mishmashes of Sponge Bob and Teletubbies characters, singing insipid songs that sound like they were written by a 51-year old with a turntable and mixing board. (I was going to say 15-year old, but teenagers would have had some edge and soul to their songs... these tunes were desperately trying to be cool, in a preschool way).
I'm not sure if the celebrity cameo by a scruffy-bearded Elijah Wood gave Yo Gabba Gabba a credibility lift, or tarnished his Hobbit star.
Regardless, Kai has become enraptured by this show (Reiko, to a lesser extent, but she's an eager viewer nonetheless) asking for the Orange Guy show, referring to "DJ Lance Rock", the furry-hatted human seen beside Mr. Wood.
Yes, this is what my engagement with pop culture and my knowledge of what is hip and happening has been reduced to: critiquing children's programming.