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NickJr. Lied!

Wikipedia The Fresh Beat Band Season 3 Episode List

I wish I had gotten a screen shot of the image that prompted this post: Fresh Beat Band Season 3 – New September Episodes, however I didn’t, because little did I realized that I would watch NickJr. and check their website the 26th through the 29th (today) in search for the “new” episodes they were touting. Lesson learned.

I am wondering though if any of you saw it, and watched, waited, and watched like I did in hopes of a new episode or more, according to their claims. I’m glad I didn’t let Miss A know that I had seen this because she really would have been bummed out.

If you have a screen shot I’d love to post it on here, or even if you saw it with your very own eyes feel free to chime in. I’m just wondering what is going on behind the scenes with this show, will they cancel The Fresh Beat Band because of the negative responses and feedback that people are giving on the way they handled the Marina switch? Are they just dragging us along and if so, for what? It would be nice to move on if the show was over and incorporate new programming into our schedule instead of hoping to catch a new episode of The Fresh Beat Band.

I know many of you and your children are big fans of the show in general, so I’d love to hear you weigh in on this issue. Are you waiting for new episodes and sick of them showing one with the old Marina and one with the new Marina? It is confusing your children even more, or do you not care at all? Perhaps you’ve already moved on to other programming? Would love to hear your thoughts on The Fresh Beat Band.

Also here is a screenshot from wikipedia.org of the episodes that were slated to be produced, maybe already filmed, who knows???

Wikipedia The Fresh Beat Band Season 3 Episode List

also check out these other Nickelodeon related posts:

Interview with 2Carats – Shayna Rose & Elizabeth Shea Part 1

Shayna Rose and Elizabeth Shea 2Carats Trailer by MommyBKnowsBest

What Happened To The Fresh Beat’s Marina

Fresh Beat Band Season 3 Episodes

Fresh Beat Band Season 3 – New September Episodes

Dora’s Explorer Girls: Dora All Grown Up

No More Moose and Zee – NickJr Changes

The Fresh Beat Band Season 3 – New September Episodes

Whether you love them or hate them since the replacement of the original Marina, Shayna Rose, fans have been wondering where the new episodes of The Fresh Beat Band on Nick Jr. are. Some have asked, wondering if the changes in cast had anything to do with the lack of air time for the three newest season 3 episodes, “Did they cancel the show because people didn’t agree with the changes?” or “Did they get lower ratings than expected with replacement Tara Rose?”.

No one knows {to my knowledge and research}, why the older seasons have been, what seems like stuck on repeat, and the newer episodes barely shown. However, there are a few new episodes slated to air at the end of this month. Nick Jr.’s website touts, “Fresh New Episodes, 9/26-9/29 @ 1PM.” And according to Wikipedia’s The Fresh Beat Band page, there are about 16 more episodes lined up for this season, including one of which is a collaboration with another Nick Jr. show, Yo Gabba Gabba. TVGuide.com has been a great tool at finding out which episodes are airing, put your information in and check your local listings.

I am interested to find out which episodes will be airing and hearing the new music and seeing if Tara Perry, the new Marina can win those of you still watching over or if this will be The Fresh Beat Band’s last season.

Weigh in: Are you going to watch the upcoming NEW Season 3 episodes?? Why or why not.

Will you and your children watch the upcoming new Fresh Beat Band episodes this month?

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Lastly, looks like Shayna Rose did indeed get married from a photo on her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shayna-Rose/255249317075 and has been working on a few songs: http://www.myspace.com/shaynarosemusic

Check out my interview with Shayna and Elizabeth Shea and find out what they’re up to: Interview with 2Carats – Shayna Rose & Elizabeth Shea Part 1

and while you’re here, check out these other Nickelodeon posts:

Shayna Rose and Elizabeth Shea 2Carats Trailer by MommyBKnowsBest

What Happened To The Fresh Beat’s Marina

Fresh Beat Band Season 3 Episodes

Dora’s Explorer Girls: Dora All Grown Up

NickJr Lied!

No More Moose and Zee – NickJr Changes

Dora’s Explorer Girls: Dora All Grown Up

Dora Grown up April 10 2010 On April 10, 2010, last year, I wrote on my family website about the possibility of Nick Jr.’s Dora the Explorer all grown up. Here is a picture to the left depicting the current Dora and what they wanted her to look like after she aged. But then it was all pipe dreams.

Say, “Goodbye” to Map, Backpack, Boots the Monkey, Isa the Iguana, Benny the Bull, Tico the Squirrel, the Grumpy Old Troll, Big Red Chicken, Azul, Swiper the Fox, the Fiesta Trio, Mami, Papi, Abuela, and the rest of the old Dora “cast”.

In less than a week from today, the new “crew” is making their debut and the pipe dreams are coming to fruition with Dora’s Explorer Girls! On Sunday, August 7th at 8:00pm Nick Jr. is premiering the new episode. Where a “grown-up” version of Dora, along with her friends, Naiya, Kate, Emma, and Alana go on an adventure when they realize they’ve forgot their tickets to hit-singer, Shakira’s concert.

Dora's Explorer Girls and Shakira

Photo provided by: Nick Jr.

Dora’s Explorer Girls features Dora, {who now lives in the city} and her four friends who are trying to make the world a better place by working together. Each girl has their niche, Dora is great at reading maps and being a leader, Naiya is the expert on the universe, exploring stars and space, Kate “speaks out” encouraging people to make things better by taking action, Emma brings people together by making music with her violin {sometimes Dora joins in with her flute}, and last but not least, Alana teams up with others through playing soccer and being an organizer, rallying people to work together.

Miss A, who is now 4 years old, loved Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go, but recently has left those shows behind for the likes of Olivia, The Fresh Beat Band, and even Dino Dan. I’m interested to see if this older version of Dora, and her friends will be something she likes. So far, after seeing the previews on Nick Jr. she has asked me to make sure she gets to watch it next Sunday.

For my youngest, Baby C though I’d still like to see the short, round Dora and her gang of silly friends, or maybe even Dora’s younger brother and sister as a spin-off of Dora the Explorer.

Are your children excited to see the new Dora’s Explorer Girls? How about you? 

For more information on Dora’s Explorer Girls show, videos, {including Shakira’s Todos Juntos, the music video/song featured in the premier episode} and games, check out Nick Jr.’s website here: http://www.nickjr.com/doragirls

and while you’re here, check out these other Nickelodeon related posts:

Interview with 2Carats – Shayna Rose & Elizabeth Shea Part 1

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Fresh Beat Band Season 3 Episodes

Shayna Rose and Liz Shea – 2Carats Trailer by MommyBknowsBest

The Fresh Beat Band Season 3 – New September Episodes 

NickJr Lied!

No More Moose and Zee – NickJr Changes

Fresh Beat Band Season 3 Episodes

The Fresh Beat Band Season 3This past Friday, like many families mine tuned in to Nick Jr.  to watch the season premier of The Fresh Beat Band and see (for the first time), the new Marina. While I was away at the Type-A Parent Conference, I had Daddy B tape the new, season 3 episodes of The Fresh Beat Band for me so I could see for myself.

Here are brief synopsis of the two first episodes and some of my personal thoughts (yes I am being uber critical just so I had something to write on both sides, so if it sounds nit-picky that’s exactly what is, really the episodes aren’t horrible and someone will find something they love and hate in both). Since so many of you are weighing in on the original vs. new Marina issue post that I wrote (you can see here: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/what-happened-to-marina-fresh-beats/) I thought this would be a great place for you to share your thoughts on the episodes. Feel free to agree or disagree with me, I’m just excited to hear what you have to say.

Graduation Day

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a season begin with a graduation, however it seems like production for the Fresh Beat Band has been nothing but different from day one. So to follow suit, in the first episode of season 3, the Fresh Beat Band members graduate from music school. {I feel like this may have been their way to phase out Ms. Piccolo, but why didn’t they do something with introducing the new Marina in this episode too??}

Twist, Shout, and Kiki day dream about their futures after school is out and what careers they’ll take on. Twist wants to fight fires with jelly or a pretzel salesman – astronaut, Shout wants to be a tennis player – conductor, and Kiki wants to be a race car driver -ballerina, but Marina doesn’t know what she wants to be. The Fresh Beat Band tries to help their friend Marina figure out what she wants to be with suggestions like a chef, construction worker, and a chef. In the end, they realize they just want to be in a band with their friends…The Fresh Beat Band.

We liked: The fact that they didn’t stereotype any particular jobs to certain genders. We actually really enjoy the new, “Here We Go” song that’s been playing a lot and in this episode, my 4 year old sings along every time she hears it, which she did not with previous Fresh Beat songs. I think that the new faster, {maybe a little more “radio-friendly” songs} fit the actors vocals a little better too. I feel like, “Here We Go” has replaced, “Friends Give Friends a Hand” in this season. That they are featuring a person in a wheelchair this season, hoping that they show more diversity throughout the season for children who are watching. And lastly the fact that Shout is no longer wearing shorts!! Hallelujah!

Songs include; “Looking For a Friend Like You,” and “Reach For The Sky.”

I didn’t like: The opening song changes, I think the original song was more fresh and fun personally. So annoyed with the fake smoothies, I guess it’s easier but looks too cheesy IMO. Twist’s rapping {although my husband thinks it’s hilarious and loves it}.

Pepperoni Pizza Jasonlam

Photo credit: jasonlam

Giant Pizza

A new neighbor is in town and Twist’s nose leads The Fresh Beat Band right to him. Harper (played by Shane Blades), runs the Singing Pizza Cafe – “Where every pizza is served with a song sung acapella (without any instruments).” The theme of the day at the Singing Pizza Cafe is Pirate Pizza day. The Fresh Beat Band volunteer to help Harper open the Singing Pizza Cafe. Twist, Shout, Marina, and Kiki hand out pizza samples, make lots of pizza (including one HUGE pizza to feed the masses) and of course singing a song to the Singing Pizza Cafe customers. Songs include “A Friend Like You,” “Good Times”, and of course their signature, “We Had a Great Day.”. Both of the new songs sound like they are songs from Black Eyed Peas, although I can’t find anything online to prove that they have similar song-writers or producers.

We liked: The pizza guy, Harper, he’s kind of funny, although still trying to feel him out to see if he is a good fit with the rest of the cast. How everyone politely shouted, “Pizza Please.”

We didn’t like: The way the small flying pizzas looked, the mock-pepperonis looked disgusting. Marina as a pirate. Cheesy “favorite things” line by Reed. The fact that they even have the Junior Beats, why not just have the awesome dancing kids just be kids and not have to “look” like any of the older Fresh Beat Band members?

Looks like a new Fresh Beat Band episode is coming up on July 8th, will you be watching?

Did you like either episode? Did you have a favorite? Why did you like the episode or why did you hate it??

and while you’re here, check out these other Nickelodeon posts:

Interview with 2Carats – Shayna Rose & Elizabeth Shea Part 1

What Happened To The Fresh Beat’s Marina

Shayna Rose and Liz Shea – 2Carats Trailer by MommyBKnowsBest

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The Fresh Beat Band Season 3 – New September Episodes 

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Nick Jr.'s The Fresh Beat Band

Nick Jr.'s The Fresh Beat BandMiss A loves The Fresh Beat Band on Nick Jr. and secretly so does Daddy B. {Shhh don’t tell him I told you.} Nick Jr. first shared this fun show with American families in August of 2009. Since then, the musical fun that Kiki, Twist, Shout and Marina bring have taught and continue to teach valuable lessons to preschool viewers, like getting along, not giving up, and solving problems as a team.

The Fresh Beat Band, was originally planned to be called, “The JumpArounds,” however before the show officially aired the name was changed. Following suit, in this past season, season two, some of The Junior Beats {the mini Fresh Beat kids} and the actor who played Reed, the owner of the Good Note Music Store were replaced. Is it me or does it seem like Nick Jr. is mixing things up with The Fresh Beat Band from season to season? Now that the third season of Fresh Beat band is upon us, things are no different.

Tara Perry The Fresh Beat Band MarinaRecent clips for the show’s next “new” season have sprung up on Nick Jr. touting lots of new things for the show, while also showing off a new cast member, Tara Perry. Perry will take on the role of Marina, who was originally played by Shayna Rose.

Allegidly, Shayna Rose is getting married and perusing other career options that are taking her away from The Fresh Beat Band. I know Miss A and maybe Daddy B too, will miss her dearly.

What do we know about the “new” Marina, Tara Perry though? Perry, age 25, has directed and stared in quite a few youtube videos, and had a tv appearance here and there, but her “claim to fame” is that she is The Movie Maven on Sci-Fi’s Mania.com. For more on Perry, check out her IMDB page she doesn’t have a wikipedia page yet, but now that she’s on Nick Jr. I assume that will be coming soon.

Although the “new” Marina still has red hair {noticeably darker}, and a turquoise and purple outfit, you can’t pull one over my kiddo. I’m not sure if it’s an effort to help Marina blend in or some new duds for season three, but all four of the Fresh Beats have new outfits, and on a side note hubby thinks that Shout has gained some muscle {that’s debatable, I think it was just covered by the collegiate sweater}.

While I’m not a huge fan of change, especially when it comes to television characters, she is a fellow Sagittarius so maybe I’ll cut her a little slack. Honestly though, I’m not really sure how a different Marina will affect the show, personally, I don’t think that it will, especially when it comes to the kids. I think they’ll be confused for a minute, get over it, and be dancing all over the room like with any other episode.

For NEW Season 3 Fresh Beat Band Episode Synopsis and to weigh in with your thoughts, check out http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/fresh-beat-band-season-3-episodes/.

I’d love to hear your opinions on the topic. What are your thoughts on the new Marina? Do you like the changes that are coming to Nick Jr.’s Fresh Beat Band? Is your child {or someone else in your household} excited for season three?

Who is your favorite Marina?

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*******Check out my interview with Shayna Rose and her partner Elizabeth Shea talking about her new direction in life.*********

Interview Shayna Rose Marina Elizabeth Shea

Go here for Part 1 of the interview: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/interview-with-2carats-shayna-rose-elizabeth-shea-part-1/

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Shayna Rose and Liz Shea – 2Carats Trailer by MommyBKnowsBest

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The Fresh Beat Band Season 3 – New September Episodes 

NickJr Lied!

No More Moose and Zee – NickJr Changes

 

Cartoon Madness

Cartoon Madness CI know cartoons are for children and not necessarily supposed to make sense to adults or make sense in general. However, I can’t help but ask myself when I watch TV shows with Little Miss A what are these characters doing, thinking etc.

Here are some of our favorites and some of my recent ponderings.

Nick Jr.

Go Diego Go – Why is Baby Jaguar still a baby and will he ever grow up? I thought animals grew faster than humans.  Also how can Diego drive? Isn’t he like 10 years old? Where are his parents when he’s surrounded by pumas when he should be afraid of being eaten? Who is Diego’s real family? On Dora Diego and Daisy were brother and sister but on Go Diego Go Diego’s sister is Alicia…hmm maybe there is an illegitimate daughter somewhere in this mix.

Backyardigans – I used to ask what Uniqua was but then we wikipedia’d it and found out she’s not really anything according to the creator. Now I’m wondering why Uniqua is the only non-animal in the bunch?

Cartoon Madness WonderPetsWonderPets -Why is the sink always full for Tuck to get out? Don’t those school kids clean up? And what’s up with Linny, they say, “she,” when referring to her and she dresses in girl costumes sometimes but why is she often portrayed like a boy?

Max and RubyWhere are these children’s parents?? In fact where are most of these and other cartoon’s parents? Maybe they feel like the parents will put a damper on the adventures? We probably would!

PBS Kids

Clifford The Big Red Dog – Why hasn’t Clifford unintentionally hurt anyone? He’s a mess and huge! Where do Emily Elizabeth’s parents get all that money for dog food? Perhaps their cover is the beach shop….

Caillou Caillou is 4 years old and his little sister has more hair than he does, why doesn’t he have any hair at all???Cartoon Madness Curious George

Curious George – Shouldn’t Chef Pisghetti and Professor Wiseman be in jail for their multiple health code violations of letting a monkey (and cat) into their restaurant and museum?
 
 
Playhouse Disney

Cartoon Madness Special Agent OsoSpecial Agent Oso – Why is this panda teal and yellow? Is there a back story, like he was douced with acid or came from another planet?

PS. Did anyone notice in Christmas Dora that she is playing with Boots, Isa, and her other friends when they are toddlers yet in the show she doesn’t meet them until after she’s older? Mmmmhmmm 😉

These are only a few of my ponderings and obviously cartoons aren’t made to make sense but I had to get it off my chest. Anything you notice in your child(ren)’s cartoon shows that “bug” you?