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Yo Gabba Gabba! is a kids' show on Nick Jr. with a whole lot of content that doesn't exactly seem oriented towards kids. It was co-created and is written by Christian Jacobs, also known as MC Bat Commander of The Aquabats!, and directed by Matt Chapman, co-creator of Homestar Runner.Each episode focuses on DJ Lance Rock's magical toys; Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee and Plex; playing together and learning new things. Their adventures are loosely connected by a single theme, and are separated by trippy filler segments, including:
Broken Aesop: In "Differences", Muno gets glasses (or rather, a glass, because he has only one eye) and learns that it's okay to look different. At the end of the episode, he decides to use a contact lens instead because the glasses keep falling off his face, so he looks no different than he did before.
Callback / Continuity Nod: Several songs are reused or at least referenced in later episodes, and minor characters such as the Spooky Toast continue to get cameos throughout the series.
Captain Ersatz: Plex bears a strong resemblance to the original Getter 3, particularly the design of his head and arms.
The Conscience: DJ Lance and Plex both play this role (as well as Foofa every once in a while).
Early Installment Weirdness: The Gabba characters were a little bigger in proportion to DJ Lance at first. It's particularly evident in the "Greetings" episode, where the characters seem to change size between segments.
Gentle Giant: Muno, a huge fanged cyclops with a friendly and overly enthusiastic personality. Also, DJ Lance, who is quite literally a giant next to the main cast.
Getting Crap Past the Radar: In an extremely literal sense. One animated short involving an animated character's newly cleaned car and said character dodging eggs from birds that lay egg in mid-flight or perching.
Medium Blending: Live-action characters interact with animated characters on a regular basis.
Mood-Swinger: Brobee, at least compared to the other main characters, who are almost always in a good mood. Brobee is the one who most often gets upset, and is also the only main character who changes his facial expression.