So, earlier this weekend, I’m cruising the Brown Bag Films website prior to posting about the YouTube release of their I’M AN ANIMAL series, when I come across this blog entry from March 24. Yes, the legendary Ron Swanson of NBC’s PARKS AND RECREATION throwing down some wisdom about DOC McSTUFFINS. While I don’t get to see PARKS & REC very often, I do know that Swanson (played by Nick Offerman) is perhaps the finest live-action character currently appearing on television. I also know that my house has been completely overtaken by little Dottie McStuffins, and friends – but I’m totally cool with it.
So here’s some additional trivia for you: On PARKS AND RECREATION, Adam Scott’s character has been known to rock a LETTERS TO CLEO t-shirt from time-to-time. That band will be featured as part of the "Unity Concert" on the one-hour, season six finale of the series on April 24th, along with First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA, GINUWINE (yeah, I still rock "Pony" on occasion), YO LA TENGO, and the DECEMBERISTS, along with WILCO’s Jeff Tweedy fronting a fictional band. LETTERS TO CLEO’s Kay Hanley should be known to many parents these days, as she’s one of the women responsible for the music of a little show on Disney Junior called… DOC McSTUFFINS.
When I informed Addie of this ROCK connection to one of her favorite shows back in October, my oldest little one started getting into it… even jamming "Here and Now" a bit…
There is only Doc McStuffins…
About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) – James Zahn is THE ROCK FATHER™.
Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the family realm, Zahn is an Illinois-based Entertainment Writer, Media Personality and Commentator.
He serves as a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent) Blogger, has made guest appearances as a member of the Sprout Kindness Crew, was featured in the Father’s Day issue of Lake County Magazine, and is a former contributor to Chicago Parent.
Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for the likes of FEAR FACTORY, DIRGE WITHIN, PRODUCT OF HATE, ARCANIUM and others, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands.
James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Blogcritics, Fangoria, Starlog, The River Cities’ Reader. Slowfish, Oil, and more. He’s appeared as a music expert on CNN’s AC360, and in 2013 he’s been quoted on CNN, Babble, The Huffington Post, and The Good Men Project, in addition to making appearances on ABC News and WGN.
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