I understand the big, new kiddy television trend is Yo Gabba Gabba! on Nick Jr.
Bright colors, weird costumes, music – why wouldn’t a toddler go nuts for this stuff?
What I like is the fact that some of Hollywood’s quirkiest are stopping in for guest appearances. (Amy Sedaris as the Tooth Fairy, The Office’s Angela Kinsey, Biz Markey, The Shins, Elijah Woods, etc.).
Here’s my favorite visitor to the set of Yo Gabba Gabba! – Jack Black. What’s not to love when a gamboling, jigging, giant Orange Dreamsicle of a man frolics in an uninhibited manner about the stage?
Hat tip to The Bloggess for the video.
Now, let me say, not having a rugrat youngster in the house, I haven’t tuned into the show. Matter of fact, I was pretty much unaware of it until I ran across the Jack Black appearance.
Then I was struck by a visual image I couldn’t ignore. On that side note, is it just my perverted brain that thinks the character Muno looks like something purchased in an adult bookstore?
Think about it – one “eye”, red, covered in pleasure-inducing nubs.
I’m not the only one apparently.
The San Fransisco Examiner’s baby blog The Poop pointed out the sex toy relation.
As did Glamour Magazine’s Daily Single Mom blog Storked.
Posted in aliens, dance, freaky animals, kids, Pop Culture, television, Too much info, toys, weird
Tagged dance, Jack Black, Jack Black jig, Jack Black Yo Gabba Gabba, kiddy television, Muno, Pop Culture, television, weird, Yo Gabba Gabba!
Well, I guess I can officially type that I’ve seen it all now.
A geriatric North Dakota square dance group is using flash mob moves that they saw on Oprah (Thanks O!).
I’m not sure I’ll ever hear this Black Eyed Peas tune again without thinking of this AARP rug-cutting crew.
Personally the dancer in the red skirt is captivating for some reason, but once the gang on the outside of the circle gets in motion, that’s where I tended to focus my attention.
Posted in dance, kitsch, music, Pop Culture
Tagged Black Eyed Peas, dance, flash mob, fun senior citizens, I Got a Feeling, music, North Dakota, North Dakota square dancers, Oprah, Pop Culture, seniors, square dance
This one has something for everyone – a little Hairspray, some Shrek, Napolean Dynamite, Steve Martin and Spider Man just to name a few. And best of all, there’s MC Rob Base and DJ Easy Rock.
Posted in cartoons, dance, Feel Good Friday, Movies, music, Pop Culture
Tagged dance, Hairspray, It Takes Two, mash-up, Movies, Napolean Dynamite, Pop Culture, Shrek, Spider Man, Steve Martin
Of course, yesterday was Elvis’ birthday, but I took care of a tune from the King then, so I’ll move forward while moving even further into the past for Feel Good Friday.
It’s Cab Calloway’s Minnie the Moocher.
This version is a tad slower starting out, but well worth a listen.
Here’s another Cab tune for you – Jumpin Jive from the movie Stormy Weather.
I have to include this one specifically for the Nicholas Brothers’ split-tastic finale.
Posted in classics, dance, Feel Good Friday, music, nostalgia, Pop Culture
Tagged big band, Cab Calloway, dance, Feel Good Friday, Hi De Hi De Ho, Jumpin Jive, Minnie the Moocher, music, Nicholas Brothers, Stormy Weather, swing, tap, the splits
Who doesn’t love a little Bollywood romance and dance, and when you throw in the smooth moves we all know and love – yes, the Robot – how can it be a bad thing.
It’s not. It’s a sight to behold.
In addition to retro dance moves, the movie “Love Story 2050” also features fashions from the 1980s, at least according to this video trailer for the flick.
Dubya was in the Big Easy this week for a leadership conference and once again George W. Bush swiveled his hips, this time to a jazzy beat.
Our nation’s leader has shown off his dancing moves around the globe as documented earlier by the Squirrel Queen here. Go see how our fearless leader has been flashing his dance at the international level.
I’m predicting at least one more Bush dancing moment in the future of the Internet. I’m guessing we’ll get to see his dance moves at the upcoming wedding of his daughter.
So, once again, our esteemed President George W. Bush has been cutting a rug, shaking a leg, twisting and shouting, raising the roof and throwing out a little cabbage patch action during an international visit.
This time Liberia was witness to the smooth moves of Dubya.
It seems the African rhythms inspire the man. He apparently finds the beats irresistible.
In April of 2007, the Leader of the Free World showed off his skill on the skins, dancing and drumming along during festivities on the White House lawn on African Malaria Awareness Day.
His display proved this white boy probably got no funkier than the funky chicken during his wilder days. Even the First Lady gets in on the act this day, but her moves are more of the variety seen at a Hawaiian luau. Curious.
Apparently he can also get stirred by a little Latin drumming too. He is our definitely our percussion president. Even more importantly, stay tuned to this one to the 23-second mark where you get to see Condoleezza Rice rocking the Brazilian house as opposed to Laura Bush pulling off a classic wallflower move. Condi looks like she’s itching to jump in and join Dubya.
To show he’s diverse in his musical tastes, the man has shaken his groove thing all over the globe, even in Georgia. No, not in Atlanta or in Plains, but in Tbilisi, Georgia in the former Soviet Union.
Barbara’s boy has even scuffled through the sands of Saudia Arabia, bringing his Deney Terrio Dance Fever moves to the Middle East.
He’s going to have plenty of free time in a few months.
How about giving this man a gig on Dancing With the Stars?
Posted in dance, music, road trip, travel
Tagged African rhythms, awkward, Brazil Bush, Bush dancing, dance, George W. Bush, International rhythms, Saudi Arabia Bush, Tbilisi Bush