Parker Jacobs' Goon Holler Finally Becoming a Reality!
I recently had a dream about a dear friend of mine, named Parker Jacobs. I dreamed I was sitting on the couch with my two sons watching the debut of a not-yet-existing (though, HOPEFULLY will exist, more on that later in this article) Goon Holler show. On the show, Parker was the narrator, kind of in a DJ Lance sort of way, but more of like a Pee-wee's Playhouse type scenario, where he got into some hilarious hijinks with Toobaloth in between the segments of Goon stories. I wish I could remember the dialog in this dreamed up show, because I can assure you, *I* am witty. Actually, no, *Parker* is witty as it came through in my subconscious. That is why when I woke up from my dream, I was so disappointed to see it slip away from my current reality. That delicious Goon Holler dream!
This video came out just a few days after my dream, and I got crazy chills just watching it!
For the past few years, many people have said that Parker's Goon Holler series (featured in cartoon shorts during Yo Gabba Gabba's season one) needed its own show. In case you didn't know, Parker is one of the KEY people behind the success of Yo Gabba Gabba and the Aquabats Super Show. If Goon Holler was finally put into production, with the creative backing of Yo Gabba Gabba creators Christian Jacobs and Jon Berrett, there is no doubt it would be a huge hit.
Boingboing.net today said it is for those who have outgrown Yo Gabba Gabba. They are definitely on to something here. Think about it. Yo Gabba Gabba's core audience are ages 1-5. They have been on the air since 2007. Those of us who raised our babies watching that show, as I most certainly did, now have kindergarteners and older, who are ready for something a little more mature, but not so old they're switching to Teen Nick or Teen Disney. Goon Holler would be the perfect next step for elementary school students, and parents alike.
How can we, as fans, get Goon Holler made for television? Ah, so glad you asked that question!
Right now, the best thing we can do is to support the newly-released Goon Holler Guide Book, and to "Like" Goon Holler on Facebook! Every bit of fan support shows interest, interest needed to get things made. I can testify that fan support raised on Gabbafriends.com has brought several different things to fruition for Yo Gabba Gabba, such as specific merchandise requests like Yo Gabba Gabba Vans in adult sizes, and asking the powers-that-be to greenlight season four of Yo Gabba Gabba. Making your voice heard at a grassroots level totally works!
I actually thought about trying to write this article from a non-biased standpoint, but I totally couldn't do it. You see, Parker Jacobs is just the best friend anyone could ever ask for. For someone who has grown up with celebrity friends and is very well-connected, he is as humble and as kind as they come. He's the first one to volunteer to help you move, and to be a compassionate listening ear whenever you need one. He IS the real-life George Bailey. His unconditional and selfless friendship has fueled my passion for Gabbafriends.com, making me in turn want to help support the show in any way I could.
I want my friends and family to support those in the business who exhibit the greatest integrity. This is the type of person I want making television for my children. If you have ever been a fan of Paul Frank Industries, Yo Gabba Gabba, The Aquabats, I can assure you with full confidence that you then have at some point loved and appreciated Parker Jacobs, the man who quietly made those things happen from behind the scenes.
Click here to LIKE Goon Holler on Facebook, and then PLEASE tell your family and friends to do the same!