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Like a dumb grown-up, I had the Doodlebops mixed up with another live-action preschool band, The Wiggles. The Doodlebops feature blue, yellow-on-orange and pink-on-purple musicians, while The Wiggles feature blue, red, purple and yellow players. Totally different. To avoid further confusion, I asked my 5-year-old son, Lyle—a budding Uncle Barky who loves TV like I love literature, music and alcohol combined—to explain. "They do lots of songs, and they sing a lot in front of a lot of people, and the kids sing with them and their bus opens up like a little rock stage that they sing on, and at their house they have lots of cool stuff, and they have powers—Doodlebops powers—and they have a little friend that's hairy and he has glasses on, and he does songs for the Doodlebops to practice. And that's all I remember, K?" We find a video online to refresh his memory. "This is weird," he said of their safely secular holiday song. "I don't like this anymore." Make sure your kid hasn't outgrown Doodlebops before committing to Doodlebops Live!, which hits the metroplex with performances at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday at Nokia Theatre, 1001 NextStage Drive in Grand Prairie. Tickets are $21 to $42 at
Fri., Feb. 1, 1 & 4 p.m., 2008


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