Another weekend gone in a flash. Has anyone figured out how not to blink, or found the pause button yet?  I have a feeling this week is going to go by too fast, too – in part because it’s Princess Nagger’s birthday on Thursday and I have a lot to get done between now and then to surprise her on her actual day.  Must. Not. Blink.

Meanwhile, today is Monday – if you’ve loaded up your coffee cup (or whatever beverage of choice for your Monday Morning) let’s have some fun, shall we?  Our previous Spotlight Dancer Time out for Mom chose today’s fun theme – (best) kids TV show theme songs.  Princess Nagger was happy to help pick out her favorites – though I did have to whittle it down quite a bit or we would have been here all day.

Let’s start off with a show that Princess Nagger was fanatical about, a French animated television series that centers on boarding school students Jeremie, Ulrich, Yumi, and Odd who travel to the virtual world of Lyoko to fight against multi-agent computer program XANA with Aelita. The series features both two-dimensional animation and CGI.

The show was first broadcast in 2004  and ran for four seasons before it sort of just disappeared much to Princess Nagger’s disappointment.  She was ecstatic to find out they are working on a 5th season to commence early 2013. 

For your listening pleasure, I bring you the theme song for Code Lyoko:

Next up is a show that Princess Nagger absolutely loved – so much so, when she was watching it at the age of 4, the main character was her imaginary boyfriend.  We thought she kept referring to two boys, Ben and Ted, but it turned out in her toddler speak she was just saying Ben 10

The show is about 10-year-old Ben Tennyson who finds an alien device out in the woods, the Omnimatrix (Omnitrix for short), which allows him to turn into ten different alien species. Throughout his summer vacation, traveling the country in the “Rust Bucket” with his Grandpa Max and his cousin Gwen, Ben fights crime and evil aliens with his new powers, gaining the ability to turn into six more aliens. 

Princess Nagger asked for (and got) a Ben 10 watch for her birthday one year.  She wasn’t interested in the subsequent versions of Ben 10, and will always be loyal to the original.  Here’s the theme song:

Next up is another series that Princess Nagger loved – an American animated television series based on the DC Comics characters of the same name, and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It premiered on Kids’ WB in July of 2003, with the final episode January 2006, and the film Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo serving as the series finale which bummed Princess Nagger with the end of a beloved show.

She was ecstatic, though, when she heard the news that the series will be revived in 2013 – she can’t wait.  It was always hilarious listening to her at a very early age singing the theme song – I caught her rewinding it over and over again until she got the words just right. 

Here’s the theme song of Teen Titans:

Another show that even I enjoyed watching with Princess Nagger is an American animated television series about a teenage crime fighter who has the task of dealing with worldwide, family, and school issues every day. The show is action-oriented, but also has a light-hearted atmosphere and often lampoons the conventions and clichés of the secret-agent and action genres. Figured it out yet?  It’s Kim Possible. 

Here’s the very catchy theme song:

Graduating to shows that mirrored Princess Nagger’s growth rate, she started moving away from cartoon shows and what would probably be considered ‘kid-themed sitcoms’. One of her two main favorites is Victorious (stylized as VICTORiOUS), an American sitcom on Nickelodeon.

The series is about singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School, after taking her older sister Trina’s place in a showcase while getting into crazy situations on a daily basis.  Here’s the excellent theme song for Victorious:

Last, but certainly not least, Princess Nagger’s all-time favorite kid sitcom (confession time, both the hubby and I like watching this with her, too) is iCarly.  It’s an American teen sitcom that focuses on a girl named Carly Shay who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends Sam and Freddie.  Princess Nagger is hoping to visit iCarly at her apartment since it’s set in downtown Seattle – she’ll be disappointed to find out it’s not really there.

Sadly, this is the last season for iCarly – the final episode will air on November 23rd.  There are already a couple of spin-off shows planned – I for one would love to see where Miranda Cosgrove lands next.  Here’s her theme song, sung by Miranda and her TV older brother Drake Bell from Drake & Josh:

Enjoy your Monday!


Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:


I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and her cohorts in crime, Lorie of The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and for the month of November, our Honorary Co-Conductor is the lovely Lucy from Lucy’s Reality.

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

Spotlight Dancers





The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (who graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it, and who I had the privilege of meeting in person at BlogHer – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):

More Monday Hops – hop along, won’t you?

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  1. Even though the kiddos aren’t quite old enough yet, we do enjoy watching both iCarly and Victorious. I do love watching Phineas and Ferb with the boys. But by far though, their favorite is the Muppets, we have watched the newest movie repeatedly.

  2. I think the only one I’ve heard of here is iCarly, but I’m not even sure of that. lol We don’t have cable so this may be why none of these ring a bell with me. Of course, we aren’t huge broadcast TV fans anymore as most all of our TV viewing is strictly for other entertainment such a blu-ray movies. Oh well,this was really fun nonetheless and sure do appreciate the kiddie TV show education.
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  3. First, EARLY Happy Birthday to Princess Nagger, oh, my gosh, she is growing up too darn fast!!
    Second, thank you for bringing me into the up to date, here and now!!
    My ‘kids’ are 24 and 21,needless to say I don’t have the kids shows on anymore. I have heard of many of these shows but they do not land on my screen so I never hear their theme songs. This was fun. You can tell with time, the theme songs are always in step with the music. This was fun 🙂
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  4. Some of these are played around here too when the grandkids come over. Some are new! Going to everyone’s blog it’s like we’re not playing this week because everyone has said they’re getting help & me too (LOL), Have a rockin’ week!
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  5. As a teacher, I know these songs too well. The kids love Victorious and I Carly. All it takes is for one child to start singing and the entire class joins in…and they don’t stop! There were several days I had to threaten to give them all detention if they didn’t stop singing and started doing their work. LOL
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  6. Do not blink or she’ll be 18! You know it’s true too!

    I hope you will all enjoy celebrating her.

    I recognize quite a few of these shows, compliments of my kids 🙂

    And it does bugs when they just stop showing your favorite show. It’s right up there with not being able to find your fave cereal in the isle anymore.

    Happy Monday to you!
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  7. We know Ben 10 around here. Both boys like him, but Bruiser is far more interested right now. Turbo is out growing things like Scooby Doo and sadly, there’s not a lot of kid oriented TV out there that I’m willing to let him watch. I don’t like most of the shows on Disney, but then neither does Turbo. I can’t stand some of the shows on the Cartoon Network, but Turbo loves them. We have some issues with his TV viewing taste.

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