Saturday, January 03, 2009
Ah, what would Saturday mornings be without kids shows about a greedy octopus, a stooge-like gourd, and a chattering jellyfish with a sprinkler on it's head?
I stumbled across Kure Kure Takora while living in San Francisco a couple of years back. Initially, I was looking for a present for Autumn who was then 2. I found a very stylized DVD holder. It was a bold, red cartoon interpretation of the show's protagonist, Kure Kure Takora (Gimme Gimme Octopus). There were a few screenshots on the back that looked incredible. So, I picked it up.
Not only did Autumn go bonkers for the show, so did the rest of Mt. Holly! There isn't one of us who cannot sing the theme song in perfect Japanese (although non of us understand what we are singing. There are a whole bunch of episodes over on youtube.
This is a must for anyone who is a fan of Yo Gabba Gabba.