So I got tired of how much Walker Dennis was watching BabyTV’s Songs and Rhymes on HuluPlus. I appreciate that there are nine episodes and it was good background music for maybe 45 minutes but I couldn’t do those songs anymore.
Thanks to YouTuber Hankshostak for hosting the video.
So this past Easter, I was looking for Easter songs. I was mostly wondering if there were even such a thing. What I found has captured my imagination.
Not only does Bounce Patrol have one Easter song, they have three!
Thanks to Bounce Patrol Kids for hosting their own videos.
So that is 27 minutes of pretty great songs.
Here is a video, containing 35 minutes of songs. We usually play these back to back. This one has some fun Halloween songs, one of them containing a Magneto costume!
So I wanted to make sure that Bounce Patrol was a good nature group and not up to anything sinister. That lead me to finding almost no information about them.
They are a very nice Australian group. My favorites are Jacinta and Alyssa, who is a Canadian. Will and Jackson are pretty fun too. You would see a tall man in some videos, who I am not sure who that is. He is never name checked and Rachel, who joined the crew in 2014, replaces him – as I’ve never seen them together. Whatever happened to that guy?
Then I found this video –
Kids Life, Better than a Playground – which breaks from the norm of all of their future videos as it is outside, away from their green screens. I couldn’t find the release date of it but they all look noticeably younger here. It was released three years ago.
The only other video that I know that has such synchronize dancing is –
Just to include it, here is the “Everybody Loves Halloween” that features Jackson in an awesome Magneto costume
Anyone know who this fourth lady is?
Maybe she is a producer?
I do like how they have taken the steps to get some Playlists together.
In the Alphabet Songs, they have gotten up to M, and that was only a few months ago. I like this as I’m really hoping that Walker Dennis will eventually pick up on all of the sounds and start talking.
Here is the big announcement that Rachel is joining the crew. They hint that Alyssa is going away for a tiny bit. I’m not sure which videos seem to be effected by this, as they seem to make a point of leaving one person out of each of their videos. Sometimes they have all five but those seem to be special occasions. How does a Canadian get hooked up with an Australian children musical troupe? How does anyone join a children musical troupe? I’m pretty fascinated with that concept. Good for them, doing a job that I can only imagine is super rewarding and a real treat.
The production aspect to, Colors, really fascinates me as well. They must be wearing green screen styled shirts too, right? I do like how they made the point of doing Yellow and Blue makes Green, then they go with Yellow and Red making Orange. But nothing rhymes with Orange! They should have just gone Blue and Yellow making Purple and not have been so awkward but they sure are having fun with the whole thing.
Does anyone know anything about Bounce Patrol? No one seems to be discussing them online, that I can see. I see from their YouTube page that they do have fans, as they have uploaded some videos.
I’m pretty sure they don’t have sinister intentions and Walker Dennis loves the songs, so I’m committed to them for the time being.
One last video –
“To the Music” makes no sense. It is catchy as all heck but the things that they can do ‘to the music’ why would anyone? I will freely admit that I’ve given them way too much thinking time, to the point where I had to make this post, so that I could get the thoughts out of my head.
Thanks for indulging me!
Honestly, who is this man in the red shirt? What is his name? Why did he leave the show?
My current theory is that Will didn’t like being regulated to the role of the cat in Kids Life. Or that Will didn’t like being known as the third dude and convinced production that two dudes and three ladies is a winning solution.
Take for instance, Old MacDonald Had a Farm –
Will is regulated to the farmer role, giving no lines and not great costuming. Those gray eyebrows throw me off.
I do like how they gave the song a preface, that is pretty nice. Is that an Australian thing or a Bounce Patrol thing?
Update, so my investigation revealed this interesting Facebook post –
So that guy’s name is Sam and he had another job that made him not able to commit to the show, at that time. I can only imagine that that job has since become a full time commitment.
So I suppose that Will is off the hook, but I still suspect him of some involvement in it.
On May 15th, the day before Walker Dennis turned seventeen months old, they released another compilation video!
So in addition to the 35 minute video and the 27 minute video, they now have a 33 minute video.
At first, I figured this video was going to be a collection of songs, minus the holiday ones, as they should have one of those that doesn’t include Halloween or Easter songs, like a timeless collection. It isn’t like they are also including their Christmas songs in any of these.
A pretty good mixture of all of their songs across their different eras.
In our continued quest to learn more about our favorite YouTube Childrens Sensation, I found this video –
I wish it was up on YouTube, as it would be nicer to have in this post. A great video about who the members of Bounce Patrol are. I’m glad that they are becoming a recognizable force and that they are beloved around the world and not just in our living room here in Helena, Montana.
. . .
I’ve just came across this post I had the inclination about Will too 😉 if you watch the bababa ba ba ba dup dup bit of their video where they’re all in a line dressed as animals. You see Will nudge Sam as he’s obviously in his way then you see Sam elbow Will back…I’m so sad but I always spot little things.
Also, what is the deal with Sam being an elephant? They couldn’t work in that one line showing it to us? They could have eliminated another line, it is a bit jarring once everyone is dressed as an animal.
Those early videos do look like everyone is going to knock everyone else down or that they filmed everyone separately and then placed them together digitally later. I can never tell as it looks like it could go either way.
Also, there is the Halloween video where they are walking across the screen where Will shoots Sam a nasty look – as if Sam stepped on his heel or something.
One of those things, once your child(ren) seen a video over 30 times, you start looking for anything new in the video.
Haha yes it’s not till I saw the videos a million times I noticed…my little girl loves the videos,I have to say I don’t mind them they’re fun! I’ll need to try watch the Halloween one to spot what you said…though my LG doesn’t really like the Halloween Ines.
The Halloween ones are in most of the compilation ones so I’ve seen them so many times! We’ve probably seen the Easter ones more though.
I do like videos and looking forward to when they finish their Alphabet series and we get that giant beast of a video.
I’ll have to check which Halloween video it is, it is the one with Sam so if you see Rachel, you know it isn’t that one.
My kid is watching BP everyday now. I really miss Sam in videos, he was somehow true. Rachel is so annoying with that fake smile. You say nothing is sinister but im not sure bout it..especially when Sam left. I dunno, too many halloween songs, why is that? One day in a year and so many songs of witches, devils horns etc etc. I really love BP and found myself singin their songs through the days. Our favorite songs are Kids life & submarine. Thanks for your post. 😊 greetings from croatia/europe
Thanks for the nice response!
I sort of miss BP, it doesn’t look like we have missed too many of their videos but my son has outgrown them or simply has more interest now and it’ll be weird for my wife to walk in on me as I listen to their songs.
I see they have a Q&A video (or maybe it’ll be called a FAQ video) and they finally completed the A-Z video so maybe we’ll get him to watch those as we do want to keep him learning his alphabet.
Rachel does take some getting use to, they had such a tight group of four for a long time. But they needed to replace Alyssa for a minute there. I do like those four main ones but Rachel does add something, I like the three ladies to two guys dynamic. Better than the other way around.
Found your old post, glad I’m not the only parent who wonders these things after watching these videos hundreds of times. I def don’t think there’s anything sinister, but things certainly working out well for them. Their net worth is listed at $45 million, not a bad gig