The Roots, Busy Philipps, Anne Heche and My Son guest star in BRAND-NEW episodes of NICK JR.’S hit preschool series YO GABBA GABBA!

The Roots, Busy Philipps, Anne Heche and My Son guest star in BRAND-NEW episodes of NICK JR.’S hit preschool series YO GABBA GABBA!

Tom Lennon/Busy Phillips guest star in Yo Gabba Gabba! on Nickelodeon DJ Lance and the Gabba gang are back with new lessons and exciting guest stars as Nick Jr. premieres brand-new episodes of the hit preschool music series, Yo Gabba Gabba!, kicking off Saturday, Jan. 3, at 1:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The brand-new episodes feature the Gabba crew’s celebrity friends including The Roots (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), Busy Philipps (Cougar Town), Anne Heche (The Legend of Korra), George Clinton, Tom Lennon (Reno 911), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Melissa & Joey) and more!

The schedule for the January premieres of Yo Gabba Gabba! is as follows (all times are ET/PT):

  • Saturday, Jan. 3,
    • 1:00 p.m. – “Shopping” – The Gabba friends learn about food, spills, and grocery shopping.  Guests: Anne Heche, Mark Mothersbaugh, Inara George
    • 1:30 p.m. – “DinosaurThe Gabba friends take a magic raft ride into the land of dinosaurs.  Guests: Patton Oswalt, George Clinton, Mark Mothersbaugh,  Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • The Roots guest star in Yo Gabba Gabba!Saturday, Jan. 10
    • 1:00 p.m. – “Day Camp”The Gabba friends and siblings learn new games and crafts at Day Camp.  Guests: The Roots, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Todd Oldham, Matthew Gray Gubler, Biz Markie, Kemba Russell
    • 1:30 p.m. – “Restaurant” – The Gabba friends take a ride to a restaurant and learn how to order and behave.  Guests: Tom Lennon, Busy Philipps, Biz Markie, Steve Caballero, Rocket from the Crypt

10830626_10152581277564607_5033770863497446872_oNow I wasn’t kidding when I said my son… 3 years ago my son was invited to be one of those amazing dancing children on the show… so on the episode Dinosaur – you’ll see my son Marc busting some moves!

It was an incredible experience and I really must thank the great Yo Gabba Gabba team especially Christian Jacobs.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live – Holiday Show rolls into NYC

Yo Gabba Gabba Live – Holiday Show rolls into NYC

YGG-Live-HolidayShowEmbraced by generations of fans, Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! will present their first ever holiday show, which will feature everyone’s favorite cast of colorful characters, dance numbers that will make you “razzle dazzle” and special effects  that will transform the stage into a glistening holiday wonderland.  The first edition of the Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! holiday show will create lasting memories for a new generation of fans and for families that have made going to see Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! a cherished tradition.

Fri, Dec 20 New York, NY Beacon Theatre 5pm
Sat, Dec 21 New York, NY Beacon Theatre 11am, 2pm & 5pm
Sun, Dec 22 New York, NY Beacon Theatre 11am & 2pm

There are still tickets on ticketmaster and having seen the last few versions of the live show – I highly recommend it for any fan!

Also if you run over to the DaDa Rocks’s facebook page you can enter to win a 4 pack of tickets to Saturday’s 5pm show!

Kids Food Festival a weekend of Flavorful Fun at Citi Pond in NYC

Kids Food Festival a weekend of Flavorful Fun at Citi Pond in NYC

KFF poster jpeg smallThe Kids Food Festival, in partnership with Cooking Light celebrates its 2nd festival hosted at Citi Pond at Bryant Park and in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation.

Featured chefs include:

  • Ellie Krieger, Healthy Living
  • Candice Kumai, Cookbook Author & TV Personality
  • Jehangir Mehta, Mehtaphor
  • Grayson Schmitz, Oliver Cheng
  • James DiStefano, Rouge Tomate
  • Cricket Azima, The Creative Kitchen

This Family event to help combat childhood obesity by teaching about balanced food choices through hands-on cooking, sampling, and family-friendly activities and entertainment is all put together by The Creative Kitchen.

The Kids Food Festival is excited to support Cooking Light’s charity partner, FoodCorps, a nationwide team of service members who help kids build an enduring relationship with healthy food.

The Kids Food Festival is a celebration to educate families about making balanced food choices to help create wholesome lifelong eating habits for both kids and parents. The weekend-long event will offer a host of family-friendly activities including:

  • Cooking classes
  • Food demonstrations
  • Live entertainment
  • The Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt for kids with goody bag prizes
  • Food sampling
  • Huge giveaways
  • Special appearances by Yo Gabba Gabba and Super Why! characters

Saturday & Sunday March 2nd & 3rd 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Citi Pond at Bryant Park, 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY

The event is free and open to the public for General Admission. But you need to purchase tickets for the hands-on cooking classes in the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion can be purchased at: ($25 per child & 1 Adult)

Check out our facebook post to enter to win a family 4 pack to Sunday 11am session Benjamin Towill from The Fat Radish making Banoffee Parfait.

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!  Get The Sillies Out at The Theater at MSG #YGGliveNYC

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get The Sillies Out at The Theater at MSG #YGGliveNYC

You might sit there and say didnt we just see Yo Gabba Gabba in New York a few months ago… and the answer is yes but the gang is back with a whole new show.  The great part of Yo Gabba Gabba is having 4 seasons of content to pull from… this time around we’re looking at a new line up of songs and dances.

To help out we have a promo code / DISCOUNT CODE: ROCKS
25% off select ticket ($60 & $45)
Performances: 11/30 5PM, 12/01 5PM, 12/02 11AM, 12/02 2PM, 12/02 5PM

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get the Sillies Out heads to The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2, 2012. The sillies are crazy little creatures that live inside of us and need to be shaken out! DJ Lance Rock and everyone’s favorite cast of colorful characters are calling all fans across North America to get ready to jump, shake and shimmy them out at the new Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Get the Sillies Out tour.

Yo Gabba Gabba! is an award-winning, live-action television series and live stage show whose unconventional formula has created a triple stacked fan base, making it one of the most popular entertainment properties among preschoolers, parents and indie music lovers alike. The television show, now in its fourth season, airs several times a day on Nick Jr.

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Yo Gabba Gabba introduces fun new bedding at Walmart and release a new DVD Super Spies

Yo Gabba Gabba introduces fun new bedding at Walmart and release a new DVD Super Spies

Here’s something you and your kids can both be excited about – colorful, fun Yo Gabba Gabba! bedding by Betesh, now available at Walmart stores nationwide.The 4-piece toddler bedding set is affordably priced and machine washable. For more fun, add a Pillow Pal or one of several blankets. There are cuddle pillowsfun activities pillows (which I’ve never seen before) and much more available, only at Walmart. Whats included? 4-piece bedding set includes comforter, flat sheet, fitted sheet, and pillow case. 60% cotton and 40% polyester blend means its Machine washable.

While the bedding is awesome – I’m really waiting for Season 4 of  YGG to get off the ground – releasing today is a DVD with a new episode from season 4 with Jason Bateman guest starring as a spy in a brand-new season four episode of Yo Gabba Gabba!: “Super Spies,” debuting on DVD on April 17, 2012. See it before it airs on TV!  In the Yo Gabba Gabba!: Super Spies DVD, kids and kids at heart are invited to join DJ Lance Rock, the Gabba gang, and special celebrity guest stars on music-filled adventures. The DVD also features a bonus interactive spy game.

Yo Gabba Gabba: Super Spies Episode Synopses
Super Spies
When a bad spy named Bateman makes off with the Gabba Land gang’s balloon art, it’s time for a musical spy recovery mission, full of gadgets, robot guards, and great beats.  Jason Bateman guest stars and musical guests Peter Bjorn and John perform.

Toodee and Plex go searching for Foofa who has disappeared. Toodee finds clues to solve the mystery.  Toodee and Plex find Foofa at the beach and meet her cool brother Foofle. Ladytron performs, Jack McBrayer and Paul Scheer tell a knock-knock joke and Biz Markie is featured in the recurring “Biz’s Beat of the Day” segment.

The Gabba gang goes on a space adventure in a flying saucer. They look through a telescope at the stars and planets.  In space they meet new friends and discover a new planet.  Musical guests Electrocute perform and Mark Mothersbaugh is featured in the recurring “Mark’s Magic Pictures” segment.

Brobee gets frustrated about being the little one, and he wants to know what it’s like to be big like DJ Lance.  He accidentally switches places with DJ Lance and grows big, but Brobee has a hard time being like DJ Lance.  DJ Lance and Brobee switch places again and everything is back to normal in Gabbaland.  Musical guest Jem performs and Mark Mothersbaugh is featured in the recurring “Mark’s Magic Pictures” segment.

Yo Gabba Gabba: Super Spy! Fast Facts:
Catalogue: 823034
DVD SRP: $16.99
DVD Running Time: Approximately 96 minutes


How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. April 22nd, 2012.

You must comment if you have a bedtime ritual that you share with your toddler or a tip to help other parents experience treasured moments at bedtime?  please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).

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