Thursday, April 17, 2008

This May Indeed Be....


.... the worst thing in all human history.

NEW YORK, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ --
There's a new kind of Beatlemania craze hitting the preschool airwaves as The Wonder Pets! travel to Liverpool, England, to save their favorite rock band on "Save the Beetles!", a new primetime musical adventure premiering Monday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The Wonder Pets! tribute to the Fab Four features Lenie Colacino and Tom Teeley of Broadway's Beatlemania as guest voices for the famous animated bug band The Beetles. The new mini-operetta is composed by Larry Hochman (orchestration for Monty Python's Spamalot), who also serves as lead composer on the series.


For those of you without children, the Wonder Pets are an insufferably adorable but ultimately insulin-shock producing children's program. It makes Dora the Explorer look like Almodovar. It makes Barney look like Shoah. It makes Boobah look like last night's debate.... of wait, Boobah's actually smarter than the questions asked there.

I will have to watch this, of course. And then I will weep.

A sample of what to expect (alas, wholly representative):

6 comments:

Brooklyn Girl said...

At first I read it as the Wonder Pests ...

Anonymous said...

OMG!! Thankfully my girls, twins age 9, are past this stage. They were weened on Help! and the Little Rascals.

Phil

steve simels said...

"Makes Dora the Explorer look like Almodovar."

I love you.

Anonymous said...

I was remiss in not mentioning the 'lil Rascals music by the Beau Hunks.

Phil

Anonymous said...

It sure is tough on the brain cells having kids!

ROTP(lumber)

Noam Sane said...

I play everything from Monk to Ozomatli for my 6-year-old, but what she really latched on to was, yep. The Beatles. Loves them, wants to hear them every day on the ride to school.

Going to set the DVR now.