May 30, 2009

I Want My Noggin Back!

Is it just me or do these "kids" playing The JumpArounds look a little too old for the pre-school set? The only two channels my son is allowed to watch are PBSKids and Noggin. However recently Noggin seems to have changed their lineup. Jack's Big Music Show and The Upside Down Show are gone and now they are bombarding us with The JumpArounds.

Unfortunately for me, my son seems to really enjoy the music but I can't help wonder what insidious plot is behind these musical interludes. The males in the group seem to represent over the top reverse stereotypes. One of the female members looks like a teenage Dora (coincidence?) and the other like every blond (although technically, I guess she is a redhead) teenager in every Disney movie.

The dancing and the lyrics are harmless enough, although I wish there was a little less yelling and more singing. I have no idea whether the actors are really singing and playing the instruments or not, but the sound is very canned.

The band was created for Nick Jr. and I really think that is where they belong. It's a little too early for idol worship in my house, so I will be limiting exposure from now on. Noggin is supposed to be for pre-school, not pre-teen band groupies!


Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Sounds like a plot by the music industry! :)

Simone said...

Wow, I just listened to one of their videos and I think I would go even crazier if I had to listen to that all the time!

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Dawn said...

I am so with you. It drives me crazy. It is just not needed. Give us Jack's Music Show anytime.

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