Thursday, 7 July 2011

The Bopps - Review

There's a new show on Nick Jr.  (That's Sky channel 615 or Virgin channel 715, if it's not already imprinted on your memory)  The brand new second series of The Bopps started on 27 June, and is on every day at 7.35am.

I was sent an episode to watch on the pc, and we've watched a few episodes since.  Squeaky is really quite the telly addict at the moment - I blame it on her daddy, he's just the same.  She's just started to show more interest in programmes with real people on them, rather than cartoons & puppets & that.  The Bopps fits that bill nicely.

The Bopps are Stan Bopp & Keith Bopp - if you're showing your age like me, you might recognise Stan Bopp as Stan Cullimore from The Housemartins ( the tall one with glasses, as opposed to Fatboy Slim, Paul Heaton from The Beautiful South & The Other One).  Each episode features a short slapstick comedy routine - think a less annoying version of The Chuckle Brothers - and then a song related to the routine, with a group of children joining in & dancing.

Squeaky's quite taken with it, she likes the music, though I think the comedy goes a bit over her head at the moment.  That's no bad thing mind, it means the programme's interest stretches out over a wider age range than many.  As for me? Well, it's less annoying than quite a number of the alternatives (it's actually on at the same time as one of my Least Favourite Shows on one of the other kids channels), SqueakyDaddy tells me it's quite Morecambe & Wise influenced, so it's got some pedigree to live up to.  The sketches are a little bit hit & miss, but the music is SO catchy it makes up for that.  I've spent days humming "I love breakfast time". I'm hoping that one day Keith Bopp will get his own back on that sneaky, cheeky Stan.

We're watching it, and if you're not yet, here's a little clip to show you what you're missing out on.

Disclosure: I was provided with a preview link free of charge for the purpose of this review.  I was not told what to write, and all opinions are my own.  Links are provided for your convenience only, I am not a member of any affiliate scheme & will not receive reward for their use.  I have received no payment for this post. Video and still images supplied for review purposes & used with permission.

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