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Here's a fun story, but first I need to give you a little bit of the backstory. Just a few days ago, at the Primetime Emmy Awards, a little show called Modern Family won the award for the Outstanding Comedy Series, a third consecutive year in a row. Also winners that night from Modern Family were Julie Bowen (who plays Claire Dunphy) and Eric Stonestreet (who plays Cameron Tucker) who won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, respectively.
You're probably wondering what this has to do with Yo Gabba Gabba! Well, just recently, both Bowen AND Stonestreet (actually, his character on the show), have given shout outs to Yo Gabba Gabba!
In April, Julie Bowen was at Milk & Bookies, where she tweeted a picture of her experience meeting DJ Lance Rock! The caption read, "Best party ever? DJ LANCE with my johnny and goddaughter Wallis at @milkandbookies event."
In the past, Julie Bowen has said of Yo Gabba Gabba in interviews, "I've heard all the evidence about television for kids, but every now and then Yo Gabba Gabba! is your best friend when you need to get the dishes done or just chill out for a minute." (Julie Bowen, have you been reading MY DIARY??)
Then tonight while watching the season premiere of Modern Family, I perked up when I heard Eric Stonestreet delivering a line that contained the words "Yo Gabba Gabba". He and his partner, Mitchell, were bantering on camera, talking about what it is like as a gay couple to receive gifts from their community.
They explain into the camera with this dialog:
Cameron: The giant stuffed elephant was a gift from our good friend, Pepper.
Mitchell: Gay guys having kids is relatively new, so our community has not yet learned how to modulate baby gifts.
Cameron: When Stephen and Stephan had little Rocco, our friend sent over the whole cast of Yo Gabba Gabba.
Mitchell: Now Rocco cries whenever he sees bright colors.
Cameron (shaking his head and talking quietly): I'm not allowed over there.
Mitchell (shaking his head in agreement): No.
It's Really Happening!: Yo Gabba Gabba Collaborating with Volcom and a Bunch of Celebrities you Love.
For several weeks (or what has felt like several months), people close to Yo Gabba Gabba have been teasing us fans like crazy over something called, "It's Really Happening!" A link was often provided to a very cryptic video featuring Flaming Lips' front man Wayne Coyne, and legendary rapper Biz Markie. It had us all scratching our heads wondering what the heck was going on! I typically hate cryptic messages (Facebook drives me crazy for this very reason), but I'll admit, I was moderately intrigued.
If you are familiar with the ads from Wonderful Pistachios, you know they do a great job of mixing humor with current pop culture. We've seen ads featuring the likes of Snooki, Angry Birds, viral video star the Honey Badger, and even the popular meme, Keyboard Cat. A great ad campaign for a truly great product. (It's a favorite snack at our home; no, I am not being compensated to say so!)
To my delight, this morning I happened upon this ad featuring our dear furry friend, Brobee! YES!!! Check it out!
Yo Gabba Gabba and Goldenvoice announced today new concert dates for Yo Gabba Gabba Live! This tour's theme is Get the Sillies Out, and is sure to be just as awesome as the previous shows, There's a Party in my City, and It's Time to Dance!
For Liam's first birthday party, his parents made for him a very special party invitation using just some of the beautiful photos they are sure to have collected during Liam's first year! Really great job, Liam's mom and dad!
Huge thanks to Gabbafriend Angelblue42 for sharing these great party pictures with us! Her daughter got not one, but THREE gorgeous Yo Gabba Gabba cakes! And the cookies are definitely some of the most unique we have ever seen!
Sweet Charlotte had a wonderful little Yo Gabba Gabba Easter basket this year, stuffed with all sorts of great Gabba goodies!
Charlotte's mom, Donika, wrote in to tell us how her friend made this great basket! She fills us in, saying that her friend found the images online, cut them out using craft foam, and then hot glued them to the basket! So cute!
Were you one of the lucky 250 or so who was able to snag some of the amazing, super-exclusive merchandise from the Yo Gabba Gabba booth at this years San Diego Comic Con?
If not, there are listings popping up on eBay of some of the finds that are out there. Granted, you'll probably need to take out a loan to afford some of these items! I have a good feeling these are just a drop in the bucket, and more will be popping up soon! Now that Comic-Con is wrapping up from the weekend, there will surely be a ton more online soon!
On tonight's episode of TMZ, they stopped Biz Markie on the street and talked to him about Yo Gabba Gabba! The banter in the TMZ newsroom isn't exactly flattering... you know that old joke about the Gabba crew being on drugs. The same joke that makes me say, "Isn't it possible that there are actually people out there who don't need drugs to be creative? DUR!" Plus, I do have firsthand knowledge that lame rumor/joke is completely false.
Nonetheless, I can't argue with the fact that any publicity is good publicity, even from TMZ. Plus, Biz is just so dern cute. I can't help but love him.
For Ella's birthday, her Nana painted her this wonderful Foofa painting! Beautiful work!
Thanks for sharing with the GabbaFriends Community, Shannon!
Don't forget to tune in to Nick Jr. tonight (Sunday December 18th, 8:00 PM) for the special new episode of Yo Gabba Gabba titled A Very Awesome Christmas! This new episode is the first episode of the fourth season to air, and features special guests Tori Spelling, Tony Hawk, My Chemical Romance, The Cults, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Leslie Hall!
And if you can't wait until tonight's episode, here are a couple of sneak peeks!
The first video features a song performed by super-cool New York duo The Cults:
I was planning to announce the winners last week, but we had some technical issues over here at Gabbafriends.com, and the announcement had to be put on the back burner. I am terribly sorry, friends! We hope the winners enjoy their packages!
Drawn at random, the following Gabba Friends will be receiving a Goon Holler bundle that includes two Goon Holler T-Shirts, a Toobaloth doll, and a blind bag of pins... all artwork by Parker Jacobs of Yo Gabba Gabba!
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Contest Closed! Winners announced here!
The Jacobs Brothers are at it again, doing what they do best: Making innovative television!
First, along with Scott Schultz, they brought us Yo Gabba Gabba!. Then the long-anticipated The Aquabats Super Show was put into the works and is due to begin airing on The Hub any time now. Next up on the agenda is the making of Goon Holler, a show based on the sweet and silly Goons as seen in the "Story Time" shorts from Yo Gabba Gabba's season one.
Parker Jacobs originally created Goon Holler as a story for his own children, and the story lines hit big with viewers of Yo Gabba Gabba!. Gabba fans attending the Los Angeles showings of Yo Gabba Gabba! Live: It's Time to Dance! were treated to the loveable sasquatch Toobaloth's big debut outside of the Nokia Theater!
Vibrant, poetic, whimsical and fun, Goon Holler is sure to be a big hit!
We here at Gabbafriends are really big fans of this new project, so we have teamed up with Goon Holler to host a giveaway of merch bundles! Yep, we are giving away one bundle of awesome merch to five lucky winners, including the following items:
How to Enter:
All you have to do is "Like" Goon Holler on Facebook! Then come back and tell us in the comments below that you did so so we can count your entry.
To get a second entry, go the the Goon Holler Facebook page, and click on "Share Page" with your friends. (The link is located at the bottom of the far left column.) Ask your friends to "Like" Goon Holler too! Come back and tell us in the comments that you did so.
A third and final entry can be made by Tweeting a message saying to "Like" the Facebook page using this link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Goon-Holler/104149563028730 (Be sure to let us know in the comments below!)
We will draw and announce our winners on December 6, 2011