Yo Gabba Gabba!

Two fathers, Scott Schultz and Christian Jacobs, know what it takes to appeal to kids

Robert Gallagher for TIME

Dads Jacobs, left, and Schultz are the wild minds of the show.

PARTYBOYS It was never easy for Scott Schultz, 36, to get his 4-year-old to eat vegetables. That is, until he started singing "There's a party in your tummy, and the green beans want to go," as he made the vegetables on the plate dance.

Parents know those experiences well--which is why it was such a stroke of inspiration for Schultz and co-creator Christian Jacobs, 36, to use them as the basis for Yo Gabba Gabba!, their popular and quirky show on Nick Jr. that teaches preschoolers life's important lessons. Schultz and Jacobs, who's also a father, figured a show like this...

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