April 24, 2024
yo gabba gabba characters

yo gabba gabba characters

Children’s musical television show Yo Gabba Gabba Character! was developed by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz. The show centers on five lifelike-dressed dolls and their pal DJ Lance Rock (Lance Robertson). The Magic Store and Wildbrain Entertainment co-produce it. August 20, 2007, saw the debut of the first episode on Nickelodeon as a part of the Nick Jr. block. The last day of its initial run was November 12, 2015.

Concept of Yo Gabba Gabba characters

Each episode (like “Adventure”, “Friends”, or “Dance”) covers a specific subject through music and brief narratives. The program also teaches kids social and life skills like sharing and experimenting with new meals.

Additionally, it invites viewers to dance and move along with the show’s characters. Notable features of the show include its indie-culture guest stars and bands, as well as its visual cues from previous television series, like H.R. Pufnstuf and 8-bit computer games. 

The show’s learning method, which was developed by Aquabats lead singer Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz. it involves:

  • Parents
  • Older siblings
  • Younger children watching the program together as opposed to using television as a babysitter.
  • The TV show gave rise to several toys, a travelling live stage performance, and branded clothing.

The 20 new episodes of the series, which will be created in partnership between Yo Gabba Gabba LLC (the co-owners of the Yo Gabba Gabba character! brand) and WildBrain, were announced on September 10, 2021. Apple TV+, which also obtained the earlier episodes and specials for its service, will host the launch of the new series.


The show, which is hosted by artist DJ Lance Rock, consists of live-action portions with five dressed toys: Plex, a yellow robot, Brobee, a green broccoli bee/monster, Toodee, a blue cat-dragon, and Muno, a red cyclops. Numerous little animated skits and songs are intercut with the major portions.

Designed by independent cartoonists Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer, “Super Martian Robot Girl” was one of the show’s many animated segments. Ariela Barer voiced the segment’s title character in season one, while Caroline Jacobs did so in season three.

The character toy models that appear at the start and finish of each episode are created by Kid Robot. The punk rock band Ramones’ “Gabba Gabba  Hey” is referenced in the show’s title.

Episode format of Yo Gabba Gabba 

Every episode has a comparable structure. DJ Lance is shown in the episode’s opening sequence carrying a silver radio with colourful buttons and strolling over a basic white background. Then he finds himself at a table with a silver pattern below and four distinct coloured lands on it. After setting the boombox down, he opens it and exclaims, “YOOOO Gabba Gabba character!” Five toys—Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee, and Plex—are inside. He sets each toy down individually, and then they come to life.

The episode consists of four major parts, which were reduced to three after the first season and form a cohesive storyline. They feature an activity carried out by DJ Lance and the Gabba group. Following each major section, a little toddler is seen dancing in a brief video. The youngster says, “I like to dance!” after saying his or her name.

There’s another portion called “The Super Music Friends Show” in between the major segments when a musician or band performs on the topic of the show. “Mark’s Magic Pictures” and “Biz’s Beat of the Day” are two more brief portions.

Every episode ends with DJ Lance and the Gabba crew performing a mixtape-style song that summarizes the events of the main portions. When it’s over, DJ Lance yells “YOOOO Gabba Gabba!” one more and praises the kids at home for joining in. After that, Plex, Brobee, Toodee, Muno, and Foofa revert to being toys. Each episode ends when DJ Lance replaces them one by one in the boombox, shuts it, and leaves with it.


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