Sunday, April 13 2014 21:47

Ron Swanson: "There is no quiet. There is only Doc McStuffins..."

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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...
James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.

He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, has contributed to The Toy Book and writes a regular Star Wars column - Transmissions from a Galaxy Far, Far Away for The Pop Insider. He also regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global.

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