The children’s show Yo Gabba Gabba! is full of surprises, but one thing in particular keeps us watching again and again: an episode rarely passes without a visit from a celebrity guest. Now, young children may not understand the star power of their favorite show, but parents see it and it’s one of the parts we love best. As soon as the show turns on, we ask, “Who’s going to join the party today?”
There is a simple reason Yo Gabba Gabba! is so refreshing: it was not created by Network gurus. Rather, this show was created by two fathers with no prior television writing experience. They only knew the interests of their children and the void they felt for interesting, creative programming. Being musicians themselves, they caught onto the celebrity craze at the beginning, inviting guests as varied as Weird Al and the band Sugarland. The visitors appear in DJ Lance Rock’s fantasies to share stories, songs, or dances. Each time he turns on his magic boom box, the party starts!
The star power of Yo Gabba Gabba! is one of the things that keep parents watching, but parents aren’t the only ones who’ve taken notice. The show has continued to garnish attention and acclaim since its inception in 2007 and was awarded a Daytime Emmy award in 2008. And though the appearance of celebrity guests may keep us watching, they are not the ones with staying power. The cast of regular characters—DJ Lance Rock, Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee, and Plex—have made appearances on multiple television shows to date.
So, Yo Gabba Gabba! fans, keep your eyes peeled for not only your friends in the cast at Yo Gabba Gabba!, but also for their celebrity guests. You never know who you might see!