Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mysterious Tenant

What is this? Who lives in there? What magic could possibly be going on inside?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hi Mom

Tonight on ABC Nightline - Pancakes and Syrup

ABC Nightline dropped by this season to do a feature on Yo Gabba Gabba! We are just as curious as you might be to see how this thing turned out. Fortunately, they posted a sneak peek as well as a clip from one of our all time favorite songs this season, "Pancakes and Syrup"!!

Be sure to check it tonight (11/29) ABC News Nightline at 8:35pm PT/ 11:35pm ET

Related link: From Filter Magazine

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


We love sports so much here in Gabbaland we decided to spend an entire day celebrating our favorites! METTA WORLD PEACE himself showed up to help us boogie... in a sports kind of way.

Today's costume contest winners went home with T-SHIRTS from FARRELL'S ICE CREAM, awesome HATS and GYM DUFFLE BAGS from NIKE and SWEET SKATEBOARD HELMETS courtesy of PRO-TEC!

Monday, November 21, 2011


Remember how you thought we were done posting theme day videos? Well we're not!! In fact, here's a video about the FUTURE... from the PAST! Today's costume contest winners walked away with loads of killer sweet apparel from BURTON SNOWBOARDS and awesome futuristic dome like hats from RVCA! (Probably perfect for wearing in the future)

Stay tuned for more!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Our interns ROCK!

Kristen Bopp (YGG season 3 intern) crowned as Miss Long Beach, CA, beating out more than 50 other women for the title.

Competing in and winning pageants is......AWESOME!

Friday, October 14, 2011

From the camera and mind of Brandon Minton!

They can make us strike the sets, turn off the lights, load the costumes deep into storage... but they can't take away our dance!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba! on Jimmy Fallon: EPIC!!!!!!

The universe was in perfect alignment for all of these stars joining together on Jimmy Fallon with DJ Lance and the Gabba Friends:  Erykah Badu, The Roots, Leslie Hall, Biz Markie, Kemba, Mark Mothersbaugh, oh and by the way, the one and only, the living legend - MR. BOOTSY COLLINS!! 

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Super Music Jordan Show

Ladies and Gentleman, The Jordan Kims!
Here they star in a test for Yo Gabba Gabba Super Music Friends Show.
Later, this performance will be covered by Cut Copy.
See more of Jordan's dancing at​

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Enchantment Under the Sea Day!

Everyone has more fun under the sea, so get your snorkels, wetsuits and dive down with us! Today we're shooting the mermaid episode so we're donning our water apparel for Enchantment Under the Sea Day!

Today's winners of the costume contest got great prizes from NIKE and ALEEDA!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mr. Ka-Pow! visits Lance's Room.

Tyler Jacobs as Mr. KaPow!
Showing there is no where to go but up!
Or possibly indicating his ranking in bumblebee-class super takedowns?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Long Moments with Brandon Minton

Brandon Minton builds many of the props you see on Yo Gabba Gabba. Here he is assisting in the filming of the toys for the toykid segments. But his mind is not trapped by even the most complicated task. We can only imagine with this narration of Ken Nordine.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

80's Movie Day!

Are you nostalgic for 80's movies as well? Watch us dress up for that sweet decade, and also check out who visited us on set today - Papas Fritas!

Costume contest winners got some great HATS and SKATEBOARDS from POWELL PERALTA!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Toyland Day!!

Christmas time continues in Gabbaland! Today we celebrated our love for toys by dressing up as some of our very favorites! Our new friends Matt Walsh and Cults stop by to say hello as well!

Today's lucky costume contest winners went home with COOL HATS courtesy of RVCA and TRAVEL BAGS from NIKE!

Stay tuned for more!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Swami Test

How should the Swami arrive? Here's a test.
Results: Too messed up!
Associate Producer Nate Rogers resists distraction while BTS filmmaster Will Kindrick keeps his metal head focused on the perfect spin. Spinner Joel Fox will win no awards for costume, but manages to stay balanced despite twisty footing.
Recorded on "Metal Day" at Yo Gabba Gabba.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Christmas Day!

T'was three months before Christmas... but we couldn't wait so we just celebrated it anyway! Today's lunch time video is packed with decked halls and Christmas cheer! The entire crew got in the spirit! Even our good friends Tony Hawk and Tori Spelling came by for a special visit!

Today's costume contest winners went home with YO GABBA GABBA IPHONE COVERS courtesy of CASE MATE, MUSIC IS AWESOME: VOLUME 3 from FILTER RECORDS, and last but not least PARTY CUBES courtesy of MEMOREX!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Previous Jobs Day!

Sure, we're all working our dream jobs at Yo Gabba Gabba now... but what about the untold chapter before we came to Gabbaland? We all worked other jobs. Some awesome, some not so awesome! How 'bout that? Today we celebrated our employment of yesteryear with PREVIOUS JOBS DAY!

Today's winners went home with a TRAVEL BAGS courtesy of VANS, T-SHIRTS from SKULLCANDY!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Grandparents Day!

We broke out the prune juice and neco waffers for a day of mild entertainment and moderate fun. Too bad I left my bill fold on the davenport.

Today's costume contest winner's social security checks finally came in! They went home with button down plaid work SHIRTS, courtesy of BURTON SNOWBOARDS, safety HELMETS for our grandchildren courtesy of PRO-TEC and SKATEBOARDS from TUM YETO!

South Pacific Day!!

Welcome to our lunch time island paradise! Yo Gabba goes south pacific for a day of island fun.

Today's costume contest winners went home with rad iPOD SPEAKERS from MEMOREX, awesome RASH GUARDS from ALEEDA WETSUITS, and sweet T-SHIRTS from POWELL PERALTA!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Proof of concept video

Proof of concept test... Concept proven!!!

Parker Jacobs accidentally stars as a Hobbit fan.
Matt Chapman and Joel Fox appear as commodities.
Sweet Home Alabama by The Moog Cookbook.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Haunted Mansion Day!!!

"Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize!" Continuing with our spooky theme for the Gooble episode shoot dates, we celebrated Haunted Mansion Day!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Halloween Day!!!

We decided to celebrate Halloween early this year! There was much tricking, treating, candy throwing and merry making!

Christian wowed the crowd with his festive sunglasses, mustache, inflatable vampire bat head and children's bib costume!

Julia Krueger showed up to spook the children...

And Teen Wolf documented the whole thing on film!!!

Today's lucky costume contest winners went home with HAVE YOU SEEN HIM ANIMAL CHIN T-SHIRTS courtesy of our friends at POWELL PERALTA and SKATEBOARD HELMETS from our friends at PRO-TEC!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Protester Day!!!

Tensions were high in Gabbaland as we raised our picket signs in protest to celebrate Protester Day! Just when things were getting our of hand, the riot police showed up to restore peace and harmony back to lunch time.
Also, hey guess what?!! Our new BFF Bill Hader from television's SNL stopped by for a visit and a dancey dance! It was a Christmas miracle.

Today's winners went home with a BASKET OF COOKIES courtesy of our friends at SNOOKIES COOKIES! And BROBEE and MUNO T-SHIRTS courtesy us... YO GABBA GABBA!

Yo Gabba Gabba cannot be silenced!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Watch our crew members shred and head bang as Yo Gabba goes metal for lunchtime!

YGG Metal band (left to right): Ian Fowles, Christian Jacobs, Josh Freese, Dan Kelly

Today's costume contest winners went home with awesome GRAVIS TRAVEL BAGS from GRAVIS FOOTWARE and STEVE CABALLERO BOARDS courtesy of POWELL PERALTA!

Did we mention that Yo Gabba Gabba is the best possible place to work?!

Friday, September 2, 2011


From season three, "Clean" episode.
Patiently fabricated by Robert Pound.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Join the Yo Gabba crew as we pay tribute to some of the lamest superheroes of all time!! And who knows? Maybe Baby Spiderman might even make a surprise appearance!

Today's Lame Superhero dress up winners went home with "HOW TO DRAW COMICS THE MARVEL WAY" courtesy of MARVEL COMICS, SUNGLASSES from PAUL FRANK and HEADPHONES courtesy of SKULL CANDY! Pretty awesome prizes for some pretty lame costumes!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


ABRACADABRA!! The set is abound with spells and chants on this Magician themed day on the set of Yo Gabba Gabba Season 4!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Comic Book Convention Day!!!

The Yo Gabba crew nerds out for day #3 of production!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

R.I.P. DAY at YGG!

Macho Man Randy Savage himself came back from the dead to make a special appearance!
Emily won the woman's competition with her rendition of the Taco Bell Chihuahua!

Without even dressing up, Danny Choi blew away the rest of the competition with his coincidental resemblance to Bruce Lee! Go Danny!
Walt and Macho Man strike a pose!
In the end, everyone was Mr Roger's neighbor.

Stay tuned for more!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hit the beach soldiers!!!

We're BACK!!! We've officially begun production on season 4, and what better way to kick off the season than by dressing up for an awesome theme day??

Way to go Yo Gabba Gabba! AND WAY TO GO AMERICA!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Season 4 is under way which is very exciting, but we just can't wait to start filming!

We need Animation Interns!

Say folks, do you live in the LA/OC area, know how to use Flash/AfterEffects, dig animation and want to work for no money on Yo Gabba Gabba this season?
We want to bring on someone who already loves the show, not just someone who needs college credit. Oh yeah, you would need to be enrolled in school and receiving credit for this.

Hit us up - and send us some samples!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Vans + YGG Commercials Behind the Scenes! (Toodee)

While we were busy making commercials to promote the Yo Gabba Gabba + Vans shoe collection, the folks at Vans were taking the time to document it happening. Check it out! It's really cool.

And here's the finished TOODEE Commercial

Vans + YGG Commercials Behind the Scenes! (Brobee)

While we were busy making commercials to promote the Yo Gabba Gabba + Vans shoe collection, the folks at Vans were taking the time to document it happening. Check it out! It's really cool.

And here's the finished BROBEE Commercial

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Vans + YGG Commercials Behind the Scenes! (Foofa)

While we were busy making commercials to promote the Yo Gabba Gabba + Vans shoe collection, the folks at Vans were taking the time to document it happening. Foofa meets pro BMXers Alistair Whitton and Coco Zurita. Featuring "Send Me an Angel" by Real Life

And here's the finished Foofa Commercial

Friday, May 27, 2011

"Adventure Episode" Design Concepts Part 1

The Adventure Episode; One of my favorites!
Christian's brilliant script called for Muno to discover an underground passage leading to an ancient Mesoamerican-esque temple where he discovers a golden statue resembling an ear of corn. This is no doubt paying homage to our favorite adventure movies of the 80's.

Brandon Minton sent over this early computer sketch to show where we needed to start. We had to build a miniature model as well as a full scale set for the top of the temple.

I started clicking my mouse too and brought to the table the concept below. I heard that DEVO's energy-dome hats were actually inspired by Mayan temples, so I thought it would be fun with art-imitating-life imitating art again and tried a DEVO inspired temple shape.
It didn't really work and we went back to the traditional block shape.

Then I put down the mouse down and picked up the colored pencils. More sloppy = more fun!
The colors here were important to me. I didn't want warm rock colors. I wanted something cool & stony but still Yo Gabba bright. I went for blues, greens and purples; a meager nod to Eyvind Earle's genius castle interiors from one of my favorite movies, Sleeping Beauty.

I felt that bright green moss everywhere would really make the the background pop in certain areas.
I'm often throwing in concept ideas that just don't work budget or script-wise but are fun. Why not have a puppet snake in the background? Oh..yeah, that's why.
Also notice the popcorn motif on the altar. It's a tiny reveal to the forthcoming popcorn payoff at the end of the script.
Later I thought it might be fun if the carved faces in the background were more character specific to the show, so I made them random smiling Goobles instead of generic tiki-hieroglyphs. I confess, I try to sneak Gooble in as much as possible.

The script also called for a pillar or post for Muno to lasso and climb up on, as showed here in Julia Vickerman's storyboard.

So I was asked to design a pillar. BO-RING. I figured if we were going to make our guys sculpt and paint something, it might as well be fun looking, right? I felt it was another oppurtunity to work in some more YGG characters. Naturally, I first thought of another chance to work in Gooble, but maybe too much...

... We are telling the story of an ancient ruin, not my fascination with a crying ghost, so I drew inspiration from these gargoyles representing the great Quetzelcoatl, or "feathered serpent"

I thought that our own little cat-dragon Toodee would pull this look off really well, so there's your pillar design for you.

Also, I had this idea of having the top of the temple to resemble a Pizza Hut. Wouldn't you think that's funny? I guess it was just me. Bryan Anderton pointed out that with Muno being almost 7 feet tall, it would be difficult to even fit that roof into frame. You win some, you lose some.
And now, here's how it turned out! (Click to enlarge)

Hooray for corn!