Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I Wonder if it's Available as an Action Figure

Alternate Title: The Post Where I'm Kinda Glad My Mom Doesn't Read My Blog and ohmygod Where is She Going With This?

This is the show Yo Gabba Gabba that airs on Nick Jr., which I'm sure most of you already know is Nickelodeon for the toddler and preschool set. Harmless enough show if you don't mind the impulse to give yourself electric shock therapy via jamming a fork in the nearest operating toaster, like one does while watching The Wiggles or Teletubbies. Same-same.



What's this? I believe we need to take a closer look at the character, Muno...


Yes. Yes, that's what I thought. Muno appears to be encased in a Japanese Crown Studded condom. For her pleasure. This action figure would make a great stocking stuffer for that special lady. Start your Christmas lists now.

You are SO welcome!

Because, seriously? If, after watching this show for the first time, you didn't think to yourself (or perhaps out loud?) that there is a giant orange bumpy dildo* jumping around on your television singing about things like sharing, taking turns, and being afraid of the dark? Then there is a whole new world out there for you to explore.

*for the record: Spell check does not like the word "dildo". Prude.

43 comments:

Jennifer H said...

Don't you love it when they make shows fun for grown-ups, too?

I totally saw it before the explanation. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

1blueshi1 said...

that is why our computer is in the same room with the TV that is always tuned to Noggin. I can sing along with all the songs but I cannot watch the shows. Except for Oobi. It's kinda creepy how expressive those hand actors are!

Karen said...

What will be next? His cousins the Rock Twins? Maybe they'll have a tiny bit of hair on their shiny balls. I mean heads.

Melissa said...

Oh my.
SUddenly Tinky-Winky and his "Gay" Triangle seems so tame...

OHmommy said...

That is the only show Fifi will sit for so I can shower.

Ugh! I can not stand it. It is all too weird for me.

How come she can't sit for Seasme Street? How come? ;)

Madge said...

OK. Did you see that Iron Man toy at BK? It was one of the Iron man characters I guess, but he had little wierd, penis like thing coming out of the bottom of his feet (?) or something, that glowed in the dark or something. weird.

Allie said...

Before I even read what you had to say I thought to myself that Muno looked like a ribbed dildo with extra pleasure attachments (e.g. arms).

This gives new meaning to the one eyed monster I do believe. *wink wink*

I think Muno's design was added to the show for the parent's pleasure while watching with their children. Was that pun intended? Yeah probably.

Melissa said...

Gives new meaning to the one eyed monster, eh?

Now if they could just make it battery operated Muno would be a best seller!

Heather said...

Oh yeah, you have to wonder about the guy (or girl?) who created that orange monstrosity. Would they even admit that they kind of did it on purpose? How could they not realize it's very dildo-esque?

MommyTime said...

If you think that's bad (and I'm not disagreeing with you one iota here, just giving a little perspective), when we were kids, there was a cartoon in England called the "Magic Roundabout," which featured a little girl (can't remember her name) who was always carrying around a flower, except that it got stolen from her in every episode (deflower much?) AND there were two sailors in the show whose names, and I am NOT making this up, were Master Bates and Seaman Stains. Also, there was some kind of powder or something that everyone was always sniffing to make them happy. Isn't it nice to know that kiddie shows have cleaned up their acts and now only feature dancing dildos? (That that, spellcheck!)

smalltownmom said...

All I have to say is "eeeewwwww."

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

It's moments like this that I am grateful that our super-deluxe premium package seems to be strangely missing Nickelodeon. Maybe a giant orange dildo erased it from the channel guide or something. All I know is that sure doesn't seem to be there. Darn.

scargosun said...

This is the first time I am being introduced to this particular show and yes, that is a giant dildo...bumpy for her pleasure.

Stu said...

A sharing dildo would be a whole other post, maybe even a different blog. If would be a sad life for a dildo that is afraid of the dark.

happy, sad, happy, sad, happy...

-Stu

Cheaper in Baht said...

Oh my woooorrrrrd.

dkuroiwa said...

Sheesh...and I thought that Japanese TV for kids was strange...give me the Wiggles!! teehee!!
Must ask Japanese husband about "Japanese Crown Studded condom"....I think I saw something like that in a catalogue one time...the page with the dildos, "how to" videos, and some kind of rings that I'm pretty sure don't go on your fingers. The next page was toys for kids....makes me think it's all interchangeable!!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Are you sure you're not just trying to attract a new audience from Google searches?!

Mr Farkelpants said...

This post reminds me of the Harry Potter "Nimbus 2000" VIBRATING broomstick that was being sold for awhile... but then was (not so) mysteriously pulled from the shelves.

Read some of the actual reviews from Amazon.com preserved here...

http://www.alanhendrick.com/details/Nimbus2000.html

Mr. Farklepants said...

Jesus, I finally figured out how to type comment under my own name and then I misspell it! Didn't include tags on the link either.

One day I will figure out this whole "internet" thing.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Baby steps.

Steph said...

This show scares me and I don't let the kiddos watch it. lol

Bunny Bunster said...

Yipes! That dildo has teeth!!

(Plus, Stu's comments totally cracked me up!)

EatPlayLove said...

That show is a trip, we don't get to see it very often. I know it would be my hubby's favorite kids show, he's quirky like that. Or it could be mine with the orange vibrating friend.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Muno needs some of the new his/hers KY...http://www.ky.com/index_us.jsp#

Suburbia said...

Glow in the dark dildo? Not long 'till Christmas now is it?!!

Mrs. G. said...

If you turn it upside down it also looks like a, um, rabbit if you know what I'm sayin'.

The Girl Next Door said...

My kids are beyond "Kid tv" so thanks for making me laugh out loud! An my Ex banned Cookie Monster because he didn't speak proper english...if he only knew..

markira said...

Yeah, comment unrelated to the giant orange studded dildo (I KNEW there were good reasons I won't let my kids watch Nickelodeon)...

Just wanted to give you the heads-up (oh my, can't seem to escape the puns) that if you see on your tracker that someone has spent, like, three days at your blog, it's just me. I'm loving it. mk

HRH said...

Thank God my mom doesn't read you blog either.

Holy crap. I have missed this show. OMG. I HAVE MISSED THIS SHOW.

ALF said...

Some of the things they show on Nick Jr. is seriously disturbing.

A Mom Two Boys said...

Is Mr. Farklepants the world's foremost authority on the Numbus 2000 Vibrater? Lucky girl.

And I can't wait to see your google hits for this post...

Aunt Becky said...

I was totally going to say that it IS an action figure already. Found, interestingly enough, at Lover's Lane.

stephanie said...

Nobody has mentioned the man wearing the fuzzy orange wig, whose face is showing the entire time. You know he'll have to do porn to make any money as an actor now...

It's all supremely sad.

Angie said...

I think even your mom would agree with this one.

KEEP BELIEVING

standing still said...

I see a new home party business coming (sorry). A cross between "discovery toys" and "pure romance".

Why hasn't anyone mentioned the hawt khaki wearing animal petting (sorry) Kratt Brothers yet?

Karen said...

What's not to love about kid tv? We moms need to be 'entertained' somehow or 'nuther. Plus, it's a great punishment to hold over my boys to behave or they will have to dress up as the 'screws' (isn't that what these guys are???) or the giant orange q-tip man. : )
"Break it downnnnn!"

JCK said...

mmm..thinking this was NO accident. mmmm..thinking I will NEVER watch the show. Too scary to imagine an orange dildo jumping about.

Angela said...

You are hilarious....this is unreal!

THE MOM BOMB said...

I think that dildo is looking at me. That is just deeply wrong.

I didn't think anything could be creepier than those cooing, baby-talking Oobi hands, but I stand corrected.

Oh: another question for Prof. Farklepants! What the hell is "Uniqua" from Backyardigans? A bug? We could never figure it out.

hippo brigade said...

Okay miss Tootsie Farklepants, this is the second time you have inspired me to write something by reading your blog (the first was your post about coffee filters and tampons, and now your post about things resembling dildos). You deserve a gift...hum, what do I have. Oh, I know, I have $3.56 left on a Trader Jo's gift card, I'll send it to you, to express my deepest thanks. You're the best!!

oh, and you can read all about my didlo experience here: http://hippobrigade.com/everyday-life/airports/

mommypie said...

BAHAHA! TOTAL dildo. This show wins weirdest hands down.

Shamelessly Sassy said...

Seriously, what the hell are all of these characters? The songs are damn catchy, though.

Anonymous said...

Foofa is a pink butt plug...