Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dawg

Since getting Foxtel (digital cable), LQ and I have had fun becoming acquainted with the many children's programs that are now available o us. I'm embarrassed to admit (but not so embarrassed that I wont) that LQ knows how to turn the tv on and off now and will do more of the turning on than the turning off. Some of the programs we enjoy are Yo Gabba Gabba, In the Night Garden, Blues Clues, The Backyardigans (I think I enjoy this one more than LQ) and of course Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

It took me a while to get used to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. There's nothing like nostalgia to help you hold onto old ideas... and my Mickey Mouse just isn't 3D looking with all sorts of new gadgets and gizmos. But LQ LOVES the bright colours and the pace of the show, so we continued to watch it. I started to soften when I heard Mickey say "Hot Dog! That was clever!" Somehow, Mickey saying "Hot Dog" made everything else ok. At the end of each program is this little jingle. - please note Goofy's 'Hot Dawg' dance.... amazing.

Mickey's goodbye jingle is so good, that I am usually heard to be singing it at random moments throughout the day and night. I knew it had gotten to a ridiculous point in my life when, after being awoken by LQ at two this morning, I lay like a board on my bed with "Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog" going over and over in my head. I lay there silently screaming as Mickey's song wouldn't let me go back to sleep.

I have found a similar post to mine that made me giggle because it's so true!

1 comment:

Misty said...

It's too funny that you watch that show too. Piper doesn't call him Mickey Mouse; his name is Hot Dog. FYI: the theme song was written and performed by They Might Be Giants. They also do the theme song for Higgleytown Heroes.

FYI too: Yo Gabba Gabba was created by a Mormon guy who was the lead singer of the Aquabats, a ska band.

I love the Backyardigans too. It's probably my favorite of the kid's shows we watch, just because of the catchy music and awesome dance moves.