Video Sunday: Off-Topic Madness
So sometimes I find myself getting all my videos from one source and sometimes I get ’em all from another. This week it was all about Children’s Illustration. Julie found some wacky stuff that I just couldn’t help but lift for my own nefarious purposes. To begin, here is the most disturbing video I’ve seen in a very long time. Disturbing because it’s completely legitimate. Not a parody. Not a joke.
Thoughts: Did Elijah not get the Sesame Street call and figured this was just as good? Does his yellow shirt indicate that he’ll be taking over the hosting duties of Blue’s Clues? And does anyone else find his personal grooming just a wee bit… uh… creepy? At first I thought he might be wearing leather pants. They look a bit more like jeans on a *shudder* second viewing. But The Puppet Master? A show of hands here: How many of you thought he might try nailing strings into the hands and the feet of the creatures around him? And why are only white girls dancing to his beat?
The name of the show is Yo Gabba Gabba, by the way. And since Elijah was in The Lord of the Rings, I say we’re still on-topic . . .
. . . but not for long. Unless you consider that They Might Be Giants has recently put out some albums for kids. And using that logic this video in which they are reenacted by puppets has some tangential kiddie connections. It’s a stretch but I just liked the images here. I apologize for not remembering where I got the video, though.
And finally, Children’s Illustration also provided me with this view of what British television programming used to be like. For those of you who complain about the fast pace of modern TV, you’re either gonna love this or recant everything you’ve ever said for fear of this era returning.
And that, as they say, is that.
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Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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