Wordless(ish) Wednesday: Umm, really?

by | Mar 9, 2011 | Wordless Wednesday | 10 comments

Despite a slow start, Zee now appears to have a nicely developing addiction to television. Happily, I can report that his favourite program appears to be Yo Gabba Gabba. I could not love a children's show more. I don't know what the hell is going on in Gabba Land but I like it.

Well, most of it. I know I can not be the first person to have noticed this or mentioned it on their blog but indulge me while I say




I'm Gooble and I will visit you in your nightmares...
I don't get it.

Every time I see this character, I get a weird, sinking feeling. Am I the only one who finds this character (called Gooble, apparently) deeply disturbing? I mean, deeply disturbing.

Gooble messes with my mind. He's not a central character but rather, lurks around the back of the Gabba set like a troubling thought buried somewhere in the subconscious.

Or something.

Gooble is just weird, okay? I don't like his creepy, crying weirdness AT ALL.

And hey-zeus knows what the little freak is doing to the minds of my children.

Ahhhhh. Good to have that off my chest.

While we're on the subject of inappropriateness in stuff made for children, please enjoy the following lifted from Marcy Kelman's classic book, Disney's Little Einsteins; Leo's Baton


"Here it is," she said, using her handkerchief to wipe off Leo's sticky baton.


Really? Really, Marcy Kelman? 

I'm not saying I could do a better job.

But I could do a better job.


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  1. Rae

    Never could i have imagined perversion within ‘The Little Einsteins’, of all chn’s programs…but i now see just how wrong i was.

  2. Ladybird

    In my mind Gooble is Muno’s albino cousin. He like to bareback – whereas Muno clearly is ‘ribbed for her pleasure.’
    You feel me right. They are both giant dildos. YGG wants our children to go fuck themselves.
    And yes, you could do a better job. Maybe whilst she is at it, she could wipe off the above baton. Gobble looks like he needs it.

    Hilarious. As always. xxx

  3. melbo

    That bit about Leo’s baton is beyond weirdness.

    My two have not yet discovered “Yo Gabba Gabba” – but I would agree that the Gooble character is strange as in “behind the toilet block” strange.

  4. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Can you believe it? I mean, can you truly believe it? Can the person who wrote those words not have heard how they might sound? It’s not right, I tells ya.

  5. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Whilst googling all things Gooble, I discovered that he is actually a Muno suit stuff up – instead of trashing the entire thing (because they are wild expensive to make), they took the bumps off and Gooble was created.

    Totally dildos. Again, is it even possible it may have escaped the creators notice? I mean, it just never occurred to them? Hmmmm.

  6. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    ‘Leo’s Baton’ as a title was suggestive enough. But wiping sticky batons? Computer says no.

    How have your smalls not discovered Yo Gabba Gabba yet? Don’t you just keep ABC2 running all day long? Don’t we all do that?

  7. Mad

    YGG is popular in this house too. Disturbingly, I think the husband is the biggest fan… WTF?

    There’s a preschooler show here called World World. F loves it. It has animated stories, and many of the objects are the actual words in the shape of said object, to help with reading skills. Supposedly.

    Anyhow, I happened to glance up in one episode, where the story involved a cart. The letters C-A-R-T were shaped into a cart. Kind of. Only something weird happened to the A & R and looked somewhat distorted. A & R looked more U & N… do you get my drift? It was wrong…

  8. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Oh, if there was ever a drift to get, this is the kind I am ALL OVER. Subliminal filth. Awesome.

    I totally get that Hubs loves YGG. Afterall, it was created by two guys roughly of J’s vintage. The cultural references are so familiar. And plus, it’s just cool. The songs, the animation. It’s all so good.

    Except the crying dildo.

  9. Mad

    It is cool – love the bands that make appearances.

    Oh, and I made a typo before. The show with c**t is called Word World. That probably makes more sense now…

  10. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Yes! The bands are ace.

    I did not even bat an eyelid at World World. Seemed feasible to me…..


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