Having an (almost) 3 year old living in our house means we watch a ton of kid’s shows…for some strange reason our boy just doesn’t like “the news” or any programming that doesn’t involve superheros, robots, and/or monsters.
It’s not too hard to find a program with some combination of my son’s particular television interests… but one show has all three (plus some rockin’ music) in spades!
Just check out the intro and tell me that it’s not one of the coolest, most fun looking shows to ever tickle you retinas?!
Here’s a quick blurb from Wikipedia if you’re still not sold:
“Jacobs says the concept behind Super Show! was something he had always dreamed of doing, making a “campy, live-action, funky kid’s show” in the vein of the 1960s and 1970s television that he and the rest of the series’ producers had grown up with. While the show pays homage to many facets of pop culture, Jacobs has named the 1960s Batman television series as the primary influence on Super Show!’s “obviously silly” tone and visual style, including set design and the trademark use of dutch angles for villain scenes.Other notable influences Jacobs has repeatedly mentioned include the works of Sid and Marty Krofft and Hanna-Barbera, Japanese tokusatsu series such as Ultraman and Johnny Sokko And His Flying Robot, the Shaw Brothers and Hong Kong cinema, and shows including Danger Island, Star Trek, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, and Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, noting “there’s a good 30 years worth of television culture packed into these 22-minute episodes”.”
Oh, and they have commercial parodies…man I love commercial parodies….
Check ’em out on The Hub – Saturdays 11am ET