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Yo Gabba Gabba

Yo Gabba GabbaI was telling Chrissy-Bot about the new children’s TV show Yo Gabba Gabba yesterday and he began chanting the refrain from Krome & Time‘s classic jungle track License (Remix):

Yo yo yo yo
Gabba gabba gabba gabba

Download: Krome & Time; License (Remix)
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Of course they’re actually saying:

You You You You
Have-a Have-a Have-a Have-a

But it’s so chopped up that it sounds more like the former.

It got me wondering; is that where the producers of the TV show got the idea for the name of the show? I wouldn’t be all-together surprised since the show does have a distinctly “rave” flavor to it:

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Finally a children’s TV show about dancing! Check out this clip from when Leslie Hall was the “dancy-dance friend” who came in to teach everyone the Razzle Dazzle:

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Then there’s this episode where ska/rocksteady band The Aggrolites came on to sing the praises of bananas:

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The show also has regular segments like Biz’s Beat of the Day (Biz Markee), Mark’s Magic Pictures (Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo) and various other gust-appearances, as well as animation segments by folks like Paper Rad, and Joel Trussell (of Tigerbeat6 art fame).

I found this funny remix of Missy Elliot’s Work It on the Yo Gabba Gabba Myspace page:

Download: Yo Gabba Gabba; Please It AKA Missy…
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As Zulu says;

the music on Yo Gabba Gabba is better than what’s on MTV.

Here’s a short documentary about the show:

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Want more? Check out their blog: Yo Blogga Blogga

3 thoughts on “Yo Gabba Gabba

  1. I think the name comes (in part at least) from The Ramones, who in turn got it from the film Freaks. The Ramones had the whole “Gabba Gabba Hey” refrain, which was nicked from Freaks, where all the freaks dance around the girl singing “Gabba Gabba we want you for we want for one of us!”…

    Kinda casts the show in a different light too eh? 🙂

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