Dear Nick Junior nee Noggin

Does anybody out there watch Jack's Big Music Show? Anybody? Bueller? Bueller? *crickets*

Well, my son is OBSESSED with Jack, his dog, Mel and his 'super swell friend', Mary. Or, as he says, JACKMELMARYANDMEL! Most of his words and phrases seem to stem from this lovely little show on Nick Jr. (formerly Noggin). We only let him watch it once, maybe twice a day (on THOSE days). But there are only about 25 episodes total, so he's seen them all multiple times.

The show was canceled a few years back - I seriously don't know why they don't bring it back. In my opinion, it's probably one of the most innovative and educational shows (as far as music goes) out there for toddlers. Bonus - it's parent friendly. I honestly don't mind it at all. And that's saying a lot.

Jack's Big Music Show is basically a puppet show, focused on music (duh) - with a couple of kid friendly music videos thrown in, and sometimes a guest. Jon Stewart did an episode. And Lisa Loeb has been on it too (oh 1995, how I miss thee!).

Yeah, it's cool. I'll admit it. I kind of love it.

Except for these musical guests. I find them, well, disturbing.

I did a little research and found out this group is called The Trachtenburg Family Slide Show Players (and yes, they are a family - dad, mom and daughter) and they're from Seattle OF COURSE THEY ARE . While they have an interesting thing going - the slides they show are randoms they pick up at garage and estate sales and flea markets - I TOTALLY CANNOT GET OVER THAT GUY'S MUSTACHE. There I said it. I'm shallow. Get over it.


What I really want to know is why Jack's Big Music Show was canceled? Can someone please get their shiz together and bring it back?

Cause if my alternatives are The Upside Down Show and Wow Wow Wubzy and Lazytown (okay, maybe Sportacus is kind of hot if you can get past the pencil thin mustache...yes, I have mustache issues) I might need to pop someone in the nose.


jaime said...

The Trachtenburg Family Slide Show Players opened a show that I attended (and photographed for work), and were not well received at that concert. They were actually asked by the venue to leave the stage. I know they're pretty popular, though. (They played a different venue in town and people LOVED them.)

While I can't help you figure out why Jack's Big Music Show was canceled, I can at least put in my two cents that I find the Trachtenburg Family extremely disturbing.

imadramamama said...

Yeah, they were weird. Some of the other ones were awesome though. I still love to sing:

"I'm so glad I've got skin, I've got skin, I've got skin. I'm so glad I've got skin, it helps me keep my insides in. Insides in, Insides in, it helps me keep my insides in (bum, bum, bum)"

Heather D said...

Thea, I love those guys! And we are huge Laurie Berkner fans around these parts too.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

OMG! I love Jack's Big Music show too. But we also love Yo Gabba Gabba. The best shows I think, that are for parents too. Wubzy? I don't get it but my son loves it too.