I watch children’s TV with my toddler, I’m not getting into any justifications or moral arguments. I just do. Yesterday I saw the best children’s TV ever. I thought you should know about it.
The show is called Jack’s Big Music Show. I’ve watched it a number of times and it’s pretty good stuff, the basic premise is that there are two friends, Jack and Mary and Jack’s dog Mel. They hang out in a musical clubhouse and have preschool style adventures in music.
Mel is by far the coolest character, he can do anything, including whipping up a jamboree acorn pie, fixing a space ship, changing Jack into a buggle bunny and playing the drums. He’s one heck of a pet. Jack, Mary and Mel are all puppets, but they occasionally have real people come to see them in their clubhouse or perform on “Mel’s Marvelous Music Machine” – a bit like a TV operated with a xylophone. Here’s a link to the Jack website
Anyway, that’s just this show on a normal day. Yesterday’s episode had a double whammy of guest stars that blew me away. Firstly there was Steve Burns. I love Steve from Blue’s Clues. No he isn’t in rehab or dead. He’s just a bit short and bald and old, but I still love him. He was singing a song about being a ground hog, which you can see here:
But that’s not all. John Stewart was playing a reporter for the “Ground Hog News Network”, completely deadpan, with some lovely ad libs.
And check out the hat! Classy.
So If you ever get the chance to watch Jack’s Big Music Show, I would heartily recommend it. Now, I wonder where I can get an I (heart) ground t-shirt from?