I was just super wondering if it’s super possible to overuse the word super in such a super way that it starts having any super meaning, but I’m not super sure I have the super answer yet. I may have to keep super thinking about it.
In related news, I received a press release from Nickelodeon yesterday announcing the upcoming Backyardigans hour-long TV movie, Super Secret Super Spy. Despite the gratuitous overuse of the word “super,” I am powerless against any television event which promises to be “full of espionage, exotic locales and tickle torture.”
Backyardigans fans won’t want to miss this one. From the press release:
Nickelodeon will introduce preschoolers to the thrilling life of international super spies, covert operations, and remarkable gadgets on The Backyardigans’ first hour-long, primetime TV movie “Super Secret Super Spy” premiering Monday, September 17 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Grammy award-winning recording artist Cyndi Lauper performs the movie’s original theme song “The Lady in Pink,” as Nick Jr.’s five backyard pals move stealthily along to a hip jazz beat in exotic locations including London, Switzerland, the Caribbean and Miami.
Cyndi Lauper? I am so there based on that alone. But here’s a rundown of the super plot:
It’s a recipe for disaster in “Super Secret Super Spy,” as the James Bond-style spy, Agent Secret (Pablo), is on an important international mission to protect the world from evil doers. Tasha is Miss T, the head of the International Super Spy agency who directs Agent Secret to stop the villainous Lady in Pink (Uniqua) from stealing three top-secret containers. Tyrone is the Lady in Pink’s hapless henchman, and Austin plays Agent Secret’s undercover contact who aids Agent Secret and dons new disguises in each locale. A hip jazz soundtrack moves the action along as Agent Secret travels to various exotic locations including Miami Beach, a London pub, a café in Switzerland and a beach cabana in the Caribbean, to obtain the containers before they are stolen by the Lady in Pink. But will Agent Secret and Miss T survive the Lady in Pink’s infamous tickle torture?
The DVD of Super Secret Super Spy will be released the day after the premiere (on Tuesday, September 18th, 2007) and will be available here in the Ty’s Toy Box Backyardigans Store. I don’t want to say too much, here, but I’m just going to go out on a limb and venture a guess that the DVD is going to be extremely super. Just so you know.
If this piques your interest, stay tuned at the Nick Jr. website, too. They’ll be rolling out a new 3-D adventure spy game based upon the movie on Friday, August 31st, and movie clips and music videos will be available there starting Monday, September 3rd.
I don’t know about you, but I think all of this is pretty super.