DVD Review: Yo Gabba Gabba! “Super Spies”

Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment presents

Yo Gabba Gabba
DVD SRP: $16.99
DVD Running Time: Approximately 96 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Special Features: Interactive Spy Game

YGG is still one of our favorite family shows! My husband and I are always happy to watch along with our preschooler. We can count on YGG for fun adventures, cool musical guests and silly actors. The latest Yo Gabba Gabba DVD is called “Super Spies”. It includes four episodes AND a NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN episode called “Super Spies”! AWESOME!

Jason Bateman guest stars in the new season four episode “Super Spies”. Bateman plays a “bad spy” who steals balloon art from the YGG gang’s party. Why? Viewers (spoiler alert!) find out it’s because he’s a fan of art and doesn’t know how to “make art himself”. This was probably Teagan’s first introduction to a “James Bond” style video. Jason Bateman was so believable to my 4.5 year old as a “bad spy” that she was afraid of him. She’s so fond of her YGG friends that she was worried that the “bad spy” was going to hurt the YGG gang and destroy their balloons. You know how kids feel about balloons. My daughter felt much better once she realized that the “bad spy” became a good spy. We all  LOVED that Super Spy Foofa saved the day! Girls rule! All of the gadgets for the super YGG spies were very cool. I definitely need Plex’s sneak snap camera, “with one click we all get a cool surprise.”

All the episodes have something special for YGG fans from Biz Markie segments, to original musical performances on the “Super Music Friends Show”. We give this DVD thumbs! Even though Super Spies was a little intense for my 4.5 year old. Stealing balloons is a no-no!

– Tee

Here’s a recap of the Yo Gabba Gabba: Super Spies Episodes

Super Spies
When a bad spy named Bateman makes off with the Gabba Land gang’s balloon art, it’s time for a musical spy recovery mission, full of gadgets, robot guards, and great beats. Jason Bateman guest stars and “Super Music Friends Show” musical guests Peter Bjorn and John perform.

Toodee and Plex go searching for Foofa who has disappeared. Toodee finds clues to solve the mystery. Toodee and Plex find Foofa at the beach and meet her cool brother Foofle. Ladytron performs, Jack McBrayer and Paul Scheer tell a knock-knock joke and Biz Markie is featured in the recurring “Biz’s Beat of the Day” segment.

The Gabba gang goes on a space adventure in a flying saucer. They look through a telescope at the stars and planets. In space they meet new friends and discover a new planet. Musical guests Electrocute perform and Mark Mothersbaugh is featured in the recurring “Mark’s Magic Pictures” segment.

Brobee gets frustrated about being the little one, and he wants to know what it’s like to be big like DJ Lance. He accidentally switches places with DJ Lance and grows big, but Brobee has a hard time being like DJ Lance. DJ Lance and Brobee switch places again and everything is back to normal in Gabbaland. Musical guest Jem performs and Mark Mothersbaugh is featured in the recurring “Mark’s Magic Pictures” segment.

* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. That’s IT Mommy received the above DVD from Nickelodeon free of charge to facilitate this review. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service.
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    Janet W.
    May 2, 2012

    This DVD would make a great addition to our DVD collection in the car!


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