Yo Gabba Gabba has arrived at Ty’s Toy Box!

Yo Gabba Gabba Store is now open at Ty’s Toy Box! It’s your one-stop destination for everything Yo Gabba Gabba, including Dancey Dance Brobee, which is just about guaranteed to be more fun and less annoying than whatever this year’s tickle-me-Elmo does. (Yes. I said it.)

And check it out: In addition to the great Yo Gabba Gabba fun for kids available on the dedicated Nick Jr. site and the Official Yo Gabba Gabba Site, I’ve just discovered the Gabba Friends fan site (check out the baby dressed as Muno!) and Yo Blogga Blogga!, the Yo Gabba Gabba production blog. So there’s plenty of places to go when you need a little more DJ Lance and pals in your day.

Erm, I mean, when you’re being an excellent parent and selflessly finding the stuff your kids like. Naturally.

Yo Gabba Gabba starts anew, with parents’ favorites

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]

Nick Jr. gets funky with Yo Gabba Gabba!

press release not only proudly claiming the series (and announcing its imminent debut), but making it sound like something the parents might want to watch, too:

Nickelodeon invites preschoolers and their families to rock out with Nick Jr.’s new live-action music series Yo Gabba Gabba! The interactive, half-hour 20-episode series, produced by The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN, will debut with a simulcast of the premiere episode, “Eat” on both Nick Jr. and sister network NOGGIN on Monday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT*) with an encore on Nick Jr. at 1:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

Nick Jr. will premiere a new episode of Yo Gabba Gabba! every day from Tuesday, August 21 – Thursday, August 23 at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT) and the series will air regularly weekdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick Jr. Through an original beat-driven soundtrack and innovative retro style, Yo Gabba Gabba! highlights simple life lessons in the lives of preschoolers, like sharing, healthy eating and making their bed. The series’ unique magazine format features original animation, vibrant walk-around puppets, real kids, diverse music genres, and celebrity and musical guest appearances in every episode.

The first season of Yo Gabba Gabba! will feature a recurring role by Hip Hop legend Biz Markie in a “Biz’s Beat of the Day” segment where he teaches preschoolers how to beat-box, and a recurring role by singer, illustrator and composer Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo) in a “Mark’s Magic Pictures” drawing segment. Additional guest stars include, Elijah Wood in the premiere episode (“Eat”), Mya, The Shins, Sugarland, Rahzel, Tony Hawk, Laila Ali, Sean Kingston, Nikki Flores, Hector Jimenez, Smoosh, The Aquabats, The Aggrolites and Cornelius.

It’s just as well that I don’t have preschoolers anymore; I don’t know that I’m cool enough to watch this.

Want to find out more? If you’re still looking for info after reading the whole press release, check out the Yo Gabba Gabba! website or check out some of the clips available on YouTube. In fact, I’ll leave you with this one, but I warn you: it’s a real earworm. I’m sorry. (Then again, if you must have a song stuck in your head, why not one about eating your veggies?)