Saturday, April 16, 2005

That's Using Your Noggin!

I like television. I would have the digital cable package just out of hedonistic desire, but there's an added benefit. The digital package also has a handful of extra channels of children's programming.

One of the best channels is called Noggin. It is targeted at pre-schoolers and the best thing about it is there are no commercials. It is a mix of cartoons, muppet shows and short clips. The worst part about it is every hour they feature a segment called "Move to the Music," where they play a children's song. Most of the time it is an insufferable trio led by overly perky Laurie Berkner. Laurie's overly happy/hyper attitude makes Paige Davis look like Eeyore.

Anyway, today I began to cringe as the Noggin announcer stated that it was time to "Move to the Music." However the first note knocked me down like a ton of bricks. It wasn't Laurie's voice, but that of Jonathan Richman. Noggin was showing a music video of his classic Modern Lovers tune, "I'm a Little Airplane." It was a cheesy Noggin-produced video, complete with little kids running around with their arms out, but nonetheless it was awesome! Although they have to watch their editing. I swear one brief clip was from a World at War feature from the Battle of Britain. But maybe it was my imagination. After all, kids TV does drive me to drink pretty early on Saturdays.


Blogger LearnedFoot said...

If they're going to have a "move to the music" featuring imagery from the Battle of Britain, perhaps they shoud feature the Iron Maiden classic about the same subject matter "Aces High."

They even made a video with stock footage from the aerial battles and Brit propaganda films of the day.

And the song is like audio crack.

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