The Backyardigans

Hannah has fallen in love with The Backyardigans. She has never really been one to watch television but ever since Nick's mom bought a dvd of The Backyardigans, Hannah has been obsessed.

Just to fill you in, here is a little description of the cartoon via wikipedia:
The Backyardigans features 5 animal children, who imagine that their backyard becomes an adventure place. In each episode, the show's five friends—Pablo, Tyrone, Uniqua, Tasha, and Austin—rely on their vivid imaginations to transform their backyard into completely different worlds, in which they go through many sorts of stories and adventures. The time-frame of the show can range from a few hours to more than one full day, but in reality, the story always ends just in time for one of them to invite the others for a snack. The imaginary story then reverts to the backyard, and the characters all rush to the house of the person who offered the snack and enter it. After a second, one or more characters open the door, quote the catchphrase specific to the episode and then close the door, ending the show. The episodes focus on music and dancing as much as they do on the stories, with each one featuring a different music genre and four new songs, usually with at least one rearrangement of a well-known or traditional song. 
So now all Hannah wants to do is watch 'Moose' aka Tyrone. It is so cute...she'll point to him when she sees him on tv. She also loves to dance during their theme song.

Backyardigans Dancing from Jennifer Loving on Vimeo.

So needless-to-say, I went out the other day and got a dvd to have at our house. I now have the Backyardigans theme song stuck in my head all day but it's totally worth it. If Hannah is going to watch a cartoon, I would much rather her watch this over some of those other stupid-ass cartoons out there. (uh-hum, Yo Gabba Gabba!)



  1. I totally agree! We love Backyardigans at our house too. I even have them on DVR and DVD's.

  2. oh man i hate yo gabba gabba!! i can't understand why anyone would let their kids watch that show! I'm lucky addi sticks with elmo, blue's clues and pixar/dream works movies. We've never watched the backyardigans..are they on nickjr? we'll have to check them out, it looks like a cute show!


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