To your kids, it’s just going to be some random people on their favorite show. But to you, it’s going to be a veritable carnival of personalities you love, showing up to join in the fun.
(Hey, it worked for Sesame Street, right?)
Yup, Monday marks the beginning of the second season of Yo Gabba Gabba on Nick Jr., and the line-up is impressive, to say the least. There’s a whole slate of new episodes planned, starring many names that might surprise you. Next week will bring:
– Monday, Sept. 22 (11:30 a.m.) — “Birthday” — Melora Hardin teaches “Dancey Dance”; The Ting Tings perform; Mark Mothersbaugh makes a cameo; Biz Markie in “Biz’s Beat of the Day” segment.
– Tuesday, Sept. 23 (11:30 a.m.) — “Games” — Mates of State perform; Mark Mothersbaugh in “Mark’s Magic Pictures” segment.
– Wednesday, Sept. 24 (11:30 a.m.) — “Talent” — Amare Stoudemire teaches “Dancey Dance”; Hot Hot Heat performs; Mark Mothersbaugh in “Mark’s Magic Pictures Segment.”
– Thursday, Sept. 25 (11:30 a.m.) — “Animals” — Jimmy Eat World performs; Mark Mothersbaugh in “Mark’s Magic Pictures” segment.
– Friday, Sept. 26 (11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m.) — Encores of “Birthday” and “Talent.”
I really didn’t think anything could top Jan from The Office teaching a Conga line, but later in the season will be seeing Amy Sedaris and Jack Black (just to name a couple of the stars on the slate), so who knows. Really, when you take a show the kids love and interject actors the parents love, you can’t ask for much more.
The Nick Jr. Yo Gabba Gabba site even has a new game, in honor of the new season. Your little one could probably pass some time playing on there, while you’re waiting for Jack Black to show up.
[Photo courtesy of Nickelodeon]