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Dept. of Does Not Exactly Surprise Me

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ABC News reports that college students get high and watch Yo Gabba Gabba!, the most awesome kids’ show on TV. (Via TV Tattle.)

Makes sense to me—I get high by watching Yo Gabba Gabba!, but same difference. It only takes a few minutes watching the show’s surreal images, wacky monsters and talking food to draw a connection to it and certain enhanced states: last summer, I wrote, “You, grown-up you, need to watch Yo Gabba Gabba!, debuting on Nick Jr. and Noggin on Monday. At least once. Possibly even while sober.”

The funniest thing about the ABC News piece is the perfectly straight voice in which it reports its Onion-like finding, followed by the comments in which readers note that, um, adults have been getting high and watching kids’ shows since practically the dawn of television. I am certainly not the first to draw attention to the affinity between stoners and SpongeBob, for instance. I would not be surprised to find if, in smoke-filled living rooms in the Village, there were Beats toking up to Kukla, Fran and Ollie.

Not that I endorse any of it, of course. Kids, stay in school! The rest of you, take a hit of this.