Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Yo Gabba Gabba returns with The Roots, MGMT, Lady Tigra, soundtrack

Parents and stoners (and stoner parents) alert. After a long drought, the final batch of episodes from Season 2 of the toddlericious Yo Gabba Gabba will finally see the light of day shortly, on the channel formerly known as Noggin (to be re-christened Nick Jr, which we were already in the habit of calling it). The week of October 12 will bring five new episodes, featuring guests like Andy Samberg, The Roots (performing "Lovely, Love my Family"), MGMT and Lady Tigra along with the popular guests segments from Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh ('Mark's Magic Pictures') and Biz Markie ('Biz's Beat of the Day'). (Scroll down for episode descriptions and schedule.)

Meanwhile, just a few days later (October 20), Yo Gabba Gabba is finally set to release a proper soundtrack to the series (Yo Gabba Gabba: Music is Awesome!), which you'd think would be a no-brainer given how much music plays a part in the series. The soundtrack features original songs used on the show from The Shins, Of Montreal, The Roots, Chromeo, Mark Kozelek, Money Mark, I'm From Barcelona and more. Also features already classic YGG songs "Party in my Tummy," "Get The Sillies Out," "Try it, You'll Like It" and other songs my kids sing at random throughout their day.

Playlist: Yo Gabba Gabba - Oct 12-16
Monday, Oct. 12 - "Family"
Muno's whole family comes to visit and the Gabba gang learns about their family tree.
Guest Stars: The Roots, Biz Markie in "Biz's Beat of the Day" segment
Tuesday, Oct. 13 - "Art"
The Gabba gang mix paint colors to get new shades and paint a picture. Everyone contributes a piece of art and for an art show.
Guest Stars: Andy Samberg, MGMT, Ray Barbee, Mark Mothersbaugh in "Mark's Magic Pictures" segment
Wednesday, Oct. 14 - "Boat"
The Gabba gang discovers a box with Viking costumes and a map. After dressing up in their costumes, they go on a boat ride adventure discovering a new land and new friends.
Guest Stars: Reeve Oliver, Mark Mothersbaugh in "Mark's Magic Pictures" segment
Thursday, Oct. 15 – "Band"
The characters are interested in learning to play music and decide to start a band. Toodee plays the bass, Muno the guitar, Brobee’s on drums, Foofa plays the tambourine, and Plex plays the keytar.
Guest Stars: Lady Tigra, Biz Markie in "Biz's Beat of the Day" segment
Friday, Oct. 16 – "Dress Up"
The Gabba gang likes to dress up and play pretend. DJ Lance gives them a costume box, and they pull out shoes, put on silly hats, play cowboys, and also save a princess.
Guest Stars: Little Ones, Mark Mothersbaugh in "Mark's Magic Pictures" segment

If that weren't enough, also coming down the pipe is the all-new feature-length DVD Yo Gabba Gabba!: Meet My Family, which sees the light of day on October 20 as well. Includes the new "Family" episode featuring The Roots, along with three other episodes yet to make it to DVD (featuring guest stars The Shins, Mya, Nikki Flores and The Aquabats).

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