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Seksu Roba: Kids Stuff

MUSIC VIDEO: Before Yo Gabba Gabba there was Seksu Roba and Chic-A-Go-Go – Chicago’s punk rock kid’s dance show, below. Kevin Sukho Lee (from Nickelodeon and Yo Gabba Gabba) and Lun*na Menoh made the tunes and Lee directed the videos.

Lee describes Seksu Roba’s aesthetics as “that classic combination of sex and space.” Indeed. Apparently, the live version of Intersexual Overdrive (video above) featured Lun*na’s “disco ball nunchucks routine, and a robot with a large copper pneumatic penis that would launch into the audience at the appropriate climactic time.  You know… typical rock show stuff.” In….deed. Clearly, the lines between Seksu Roba and children’s programming are vague.

…wonder how long it took Lun*na to make that costume….


Plight of the Teenage Butterfly

BLOG: This cute and quirky cartoon never ceases to give me a good chuckle. A tale of all the constant frustrations of an emo adolescence, it was produced by PRA for Nickelodeon Australia.

“Big Mouth” by Santigold

MUSIC VIDEO: Sometimes the only true thing is found in Philadelphia… somewhere around North Philly, near the home of Philly native Santigold. By true we mean awesome; awesome like old school Nickelodeon idents awesome. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, watch this.)

The Art of Ricky Garduno

BLOG: We lost a talented artist and comic last week: Ricky Garduno. Sadly, this world was not made for him. If you don’t know his work, check it out at Dumm Comics, home of quality comics and daily gags. Ricky Garduno wrote and drew the hilarious 1930 Nightmare Theater, and also worked on the underrated Nickelodeon show El Tigre (which now exists online as a game). He was a friend and inspiration to many in the animation world, and he will be deeply missed.