Monday, March 05, 2007

Not usually one to plug but...

I don't usually write about things, shows, etc that I like or my kids like. However, I can't let this one slip by without comment.

The Backyardigans is one of those cartoon shows with oddly colored animals (and what is Uniqua?). It attempts to get kids to think of their backyards (if those young viewers are fortunate to have one) as a place of adventure complete with dance, song and some moral about being friends. The animation isn't too bad and those characters can really shake their computer-generated hips.

Last week I nearly fell of the couch as that pink thing Uniqua sang about non-stop rain to the tune of Poor Little Buttercup from HMS Pinafore.

Folks, the same brilliant men who wrote HMS Pinafore wrote The Mikado. And The Mikado is where Three Little Maids is from. That was what I sang in the November show.

Oh be still my little Gilbert and Sullivan-loving heart. I am now a HUGE fan of The Backyardigans. Any kid show that incorporates 19th century show tunes has my heart.

1 comment:

chelle said...

My toddler is completely into that show! We are rarely around when it is on and she gets so disappointed that we missed it! I like it because it does encourage imagination!