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12 April 2010 @ 07:48 am
Yo Gabba Gabba Research  
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Benjixbenji65 on April 12th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
My suggestion is asking the peopl at www.gabbafriends.com to post this there for you, that site is mainly parents.
Tammymstomato2day on April 13th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
I would really like to get a few responses from people without children too.
Benji: Yo Gabba Gabbaxbenji65 on April 13th, 2010 08:58 am (UTC)
Name: Benjamin
Age: 22
Number of Children (if any) and Ages: None
Race or ethnic background: Latino
Occupation: Internet. lol

1. How often do you and/or your child watch T.V. and is Yo Gabba Gabba one of the programs regularly watched by you and/or your child.
I don't watch the actual TV, but I do have Yo Gabba Gabba season 1 downloaded to my computer. I haven't even watched all the episodes yet despite having had it on file for about two years now. To be honest, my favorite part of the show is the remixes at the end of it. Which is partly the reason why it's one of my favorites, it just adds to it's already unique and

2. While watching Yo Gabba Gabba which musical artists and regular guests do you recall seeing on the show, and do you and/or child recognize them when playing or singing in different roles?
I've only seen a handful of episodes of season 1, but the people I recognize are the fairly known people like Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Shiny Toy Guns, Aquabats, Leslie Hall..

3. Throughout an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba there are many segments that encourage it’s viewers to dance to indie music. Do you and/or your child dance while watching the show and also later when similar styles of music are being played?
Hmm. Sure. I know that I have tried out their dancey dances, if that's what you mean. As for the super music friends show, I think I just sing along instead. "~I'm so happy, I can sing, I'm so happy that I can sing-a-long~".

4. Please explain how you think Yo Gabba Gabba will affect its viewers later in life?
I think it leaves nothing but positivity in the minds of the children who watch it. Also, I think it teaches them a lot of lessons, so perhaps they will be good kids and keep it up throughout life.

5. What are your thoughts on the Host, DJ Lance Rock?
I like him, I think he's a cool funky dude, but I imagine he may come off a bit strange to a lot of people, but perhaps that's intentional. Other than that there's not much to say about the depth of character to a children's TV show. I also think it's great that an African American is the 'main character' to the show, it's different, and one of those "it's about time" things. Perhaps there's a kid out there who would've grown up to be racist, maybe getting used to DJ Lance Rock on this show would have diminished it for their future?

6. Please explain how you think Yo Gabba Gabba will affect the future of the music industry.
I'm not sure. I'm not aware of what kind of impact it's having at the moment with the music industry. But I believe if anything it will help bring forth more creative artists and interesting music as unique as the show itself.
Benjixbenji65 on April 13th, 2010 09:02 am (UTC)
whoops didn't finish the first one.
1. it just adds to its already unique and ingenious ways of being a good television program.
Tammymstomato2day on April 13th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks Benjamin! You were a real help I took your suggestion and went onto gabba friends the site operator was really helpful.
winnycooperwinnycooper on April 13th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
I am a non-parent, but nannied for children and introduced these children to the show. I was so happy to find a show like Yo Gabba Gabba! The child who watched it the most was 2-3 yrs old when we watched the show.

I do not watch it now. But when I nannied we watched it everyday. I even recorded the show so we could watch the episodes at anytime of the day. We often watched the episodes more than once a day. When I was the nanny, the toddler watched Yo Gabba Gabba almost exclusively. She asked for me to put it on, and I loved watching it with her.


Biz Markie, The Tings, The Shins, The Aquabats!, Elijah Wood...the list is endless. I knew a lot of the artists on the show, and loved seeing familiar faces on the TV! We never saw/heard these artists outside of the show, so there was not much cross-contamination going on. Like I said, we did not watch much TV beyond the show.


Yes! She danced all the time. She loved the kids dancing, she loved the characters' songs, she knew the theme song by heart. She did not like some aspects, though. The first song used is usually a cartoon with some sort of indie music. This was her least favorite segment and she often asked me to fast forward it. She was not a big fan of the band segments, but I was! She loved Biz Markie and tried to do the beat-of-the-day with him. She never danced when she heard indie music outside of the show, and we even went to coffee shops where similar music was played. Like I said, she liked the character songs much better. I preferred the indie bands.

I think that it will, at the very least, instill a love for music. The complex music used in the show may be educational or challenging, so that may make an impact, too. I feel like the music is more complex than songs found on Sesame Street and other kid shows. The show treats kids with respect and I think that also will impact them in terms of self esteem. I would not say that indie music is "smart people" music, but I think the avoidance of boring children melodies really increases the possibility of kids loving all different types of music-ska, punk, hip hop, indie. I appreciate the wide breadth of music styles the child was exposed to. I think that will help her being more open minded about music.

There is something to be said about the talent section of the show, where people come in and play weird instruments, dance in unique ways, etc. (i forget the title of the segment). This also promotes a love for a diversity in the arts!


I love him! The fact that an African American is the overseer of Gabba Land is such a progressive moment. I am glad the child could see a Black man in a position of power, but also see him as a happy, fun, and loveable guy. I also appreciate his retro-aesthetics. His fro really challenges notions of normative Black masculinity, which is great. I think Lance Rock is a great role model for children.

Great question. Well I think it will expose adults to some great music! The child's dad and I were talking about buying an album from a band we saw on Gabba, so that has got to be a big impact right there. And as you can see from the tour, bands like Aquabats got a revival and new space to promote their music. I think it is a great promotional tool for indie bands, but I think the impact will be with parents way more than children. I think one of the successes of the show is that the music is enjoyable not irritating to the parents (or nannies!). And hey if they can sell albums at the same time, all the better!

hope this helps!
winnycooperwinnycooper on April 13th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Name: Melody

Age: 27

Number of Children (if any) and Ages: nanny

Race or ethnic background: white

Occupation: PhD student/teacher

Tammymstomato2day on April 13th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! You really answered the questions in the way I needed them answered.
winnycooperwinnycooper on April 13th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
no problem. i do research like this too, sometimes, so i know how to answer them for research paper purposes :)
(Anonymous) on August 30th, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
Yo Gabba Gabba was Drabba Drabba
Yo Gabba Gabba was Drabba Drabba @ Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA - Sat, Aug 28, 2010

Favorite moment: Leaving

Posted 08/29/2010 by 1Familyof3 Location: Bristow, VA.

We had passes to the "After Party" that promised: "In the VIP room, there will be a SUPER FUN Gabba themed party with music and dancing with the Gabba Gang. Healthy, organic snacks for you and your little ones provided by our good friends at Plum Organics and Revolution Foods . We will then all participate in our very own Biz's Beat of the Day! After this, you will all have the opportunity to take your photo with the Gabba Gang and you will receive instructions on how to download your photo."

There was no music and dancing, the snacks weren't kid appropriate, we didn't perform Biz's Beat of the Day! We got to take a picture with the characters, but Lance "didn't have time to take photos with all of the folks that wanted to, because he had to get on his bus," but had time to go see people in his bus. Why bother showing up at all, if you can't take time for a picture? The souvenir stand in the VIP area only had a limited assortment of items to choose from. Why bother? When I went to the one outside, the vendor was upset that he was still open and "had been there since 9 a.m." Aren't you happy to be employed?

I must say, the small show was entertaining, but wasn't worth the money. The show only last 1.5 hours with a 20 minute or more intermission. Why did I pay $125 per ticket for this event? Watch it for free on your TV.

ext_270107 on September 29th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
Potty Training
My daughter loves Yo Gabba Gabba. I wish they had a potty and that Plex would sing a song about going Peepee and Poopoo in the potty. She listens to everything he tells her to do. Please help with her potty training.
ext_270107 on September 29th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
Can Plex please sing a song about getting rid of Pacifiers we are having a hard time taking it away from her. She thinks the world of Plex and does whatever he says to do.