We've known for awhile now that the Flaming Lips would be appearing on this, the third season, of Yo Gabba Gabba. But one look at a clip from the upcoming episode "Fairytale" shows just how perfect the two are for each other. The Lips re-work "I Can Be a Frog" from their 2009 album Embryonic... and by re-work, I mean, change "I" to "You," and that's about it lyrically, it would appear based on the 1-minute clip Viacom shared. It's also a little sunnier in tone, but the video itself looks like, well, every other Flaming Lips concert clip I've seen. Utter chaos. (But in a good way.) Catch it all when "Fairytale" premieres on Nickelodeon on Friday, Nov. 5th at 11:30 AM.
The Flaming Lips - "I Can Be a Frog" (from Yo Gabba Gabba!) [embedded with permission of Viacom]
Oh, and if you want to hear the original...
... the official (pre-YGG) video is a little odd, though I don't think it's inappropriate for kids per se. But you might get some odd questions from the little ones. Or perhaps your spouse.
The Flaming Lips - "I Can Be a Frog" [YouTube]