Anthony Bourdain guest stars as The Doctor on Yo Gabba Gabba! (he appears at around 2:14). Wide eyed, bushy tailed, family friendly, and snark free? A rare occurrence. My first thought after watching this was, “I wish I could hear Bourdain’s running commentary on this experience a la No Reservations voiceover.”
Well, my wish came true. Kind of. Bourdain’s opinion on all things Nick Jr are here on his blog post.
I love YO GABBA GABBA. I don’t care what you say, DJ Lance, Muno, Broby, Foofa, Toodie and Plex have taught my daughter many valuable lessons–like the desirability of napping, for one. Not to throw objects at Daddy’s skull. Not biting. The value of “trying again” and “not giving up.” All set to surprisingly weird, offbeat songs which–in another venue and with other lyrics, one might find oneself enjoying at a club. They get good indie bands as guests, and Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO is a regular. I know every song and every lyric by heart.
Look at that Mr. Bourdain—standing on the right side of the bed, introducing himself. What a pro. Whipping out the thermometer and springing it on her without notice? Not so much.
Also, I would seriously love a cheering squad of brightly colored plush figures celebrating every statement I made during my rotation. Or at least when I’m on 24 hour call.