Many of us are big fans of Jack's Big Music Show on Noggin, and I've written about it more than once in this blog. Because of that I get a lot of people leaving comments and contacting me about how much they also love the show, and a lot of them (myself included) are wondering when we might be able to get some merchandise. You know, a puppet or a DVD or something. Well, MDD reader [name removed -ed.] just might have some inside info for us. She posted this the other day in a comment to one of the JBMS posts:
OK, I have good, reliable info for all of you. #1 - me, my husband, and our 14-month old son are huge fans. We have all of the episodes TIVO'd and I LOVE Bongo Bird!!!! #2 - my dad is on the production crew of JBMS and that is how we discovered the show when my son was itty-bitty. My "source" (dad!) told me that they are striking a deal with one of the big-box giants (I don't know if it's ok for me to say the name of the place...??) and that they will have videos, music, toys, dolls, & the whole marketing caboodle. I think they are working on the line right now. My dad has told me that I (meaning you, too) will not be able to find any of the JBMS stuff online or anywhere else until it is available at this store. Also of interest is that they are shooting new episodes right now - they started a few weeks ago and crank one out every few days or so. I got to go to the set one day and it was waaaay cool to see Jack, Mary, and Mel "in person." They were rehearsing and setting up the scenes, but it was still cool. I can't wait for the new ones to come out. Hope this helps all of you other JBMS fans!!
"Big box store"? Target maybe? And I wonder when it might be. Christmas '06 would make sense, but who knows how long this stuff takes. Thanks for the info.