we believe we can fly
I wish I knew why this popped into my head today, but I was randomly singing this in my head today. It’s a commercial from 2006 starring Jack Black, Jack Black, and Jack Black who were promoting Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards. Even though I haven’t seen it in a couple years, it’s still pretty catchy.
Those three dudes are hilarious!
Being the parent of a three year old has opened my eyes to so many television shows and forms of entertainment that I may have otherwise missed.
It’s such a shame that the Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana gets all the attention as THE popular kids’ show these days, because, well, have you ever watched it? It’s awful…the “acting”, the ridiculous storylines, and the painfully scripted and unfunny “comedy”. Ugh.
Nickelodeon is where it’s at for awesome kid comedy. Two of Quinn’s (and our) favorite shows are iCarly and Drake & Josh. Drake & Josh isn’t actually on anymore, but we always watch reruns (usually sandwiched between episodes of Spongebob Squarepants), and iCarly’s new season just started. While the acting on these shows isn’t top notch, it’s much more natural than the overexaggerated tripe on Hannah Montana, and the actors and characters are much more likeable. And these shows are FUNNY! I’ll even go on record to say that they’re better than Saved by the Bell, a show of a very similar genre from my generation.
iCarly stars Miranda Cosgrove (she got her start as the band’s manager in School of Rock with Jack Black) as a teenager who lives with her older brother and runs a mega-popular webshow with her friends. iCarly.com actually exists as a real website, and is basically a companion to the show, which is pretty clever.
Drake & Josh stars Josh Peck (now a fairly accomplished actor after his role in the critically praised The Wackness) and Drake Bell as best friends who become step-brothers when their parents get married. They have wacky misadventures, usually involving their younger sister (again, played by Miranda Cosgrove).
Because these are so popular at home, I included the theme songs on a mix CD I made for our recent trip to Lancaster, PA. For the first two hours of the trip home, Quinn asked to first hear the Drake & Josh theme, followed by the iCarly theme, repeatedly. And we love them so much, we gladly obliged.
Here is the video for the iCarly theme Leave it All to Me, as performed by Miranda Cosgrove:
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Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey Jr. made a “viral video” for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards to promote their upcoming movie, Tropic Thunder. I didn’t see the awards this year (which were somewhat close to a massive fire at universal studios), but I’m generally of the opinion that the best part of these types shows are these short sequences anyhow, so I don’t feel like I missed much since they’re on the internets.
As Scott Brodeur says on his BlogBeat post about this video, There is no more surefire punchline than the crotchkick. Tropic Thunder isn’t opening until August sometime, but I’m kind of psyched to see it.