You might not have noticed if you don’t have a young kid in the house, but Nickelodeon’s Yo Gabba Gabba!, currently in its second season, is totally huge. A third TV season green-lit, a live tour coming this spring, a feature film in the works: Those brightly-hued oddballs are a phenomenon. “We’ve been trying to develop this idea of Yo Gabba Gabba! for such along time,” exec producer Scott Schultz told Variety yesterday. “To all of a sudden have squishy pals and plush toys instores…it’s humbling.”
The show has booked some legitimately cool guests for the first two seasons, including Jack Black, Andy Samberg, the Shins, and Chromeo. So, as the Yo Gabba empire continues to expand, now’s the time to ask: Which stars would you like to see cavorting with Brobee, Foofa, Plex, and Co. when season three comes around? Personally, I’m pulling for Danny McBride doing a toned-down version of his Kenny Powers shtick. Very toned-down. C’mon, he’s hilarious with kids. (Okay, maybe that one is a little too edgy even for Yo Gabba.) On the music front, I wonder if Jay-Z (pictured) might be interested in one-upping his wife’s upcoming Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! arc. Or, considering the hipster cred the show has already accrued, maybe Yo Gabba‘s producers should give Animal Collective a call. Those guys seem like they already live in a manic cartoon. What do you think?
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