“Gangnam Style.” “Peanut Butter Jelly Time.” “What Does the Fox Say?” “Never Gonna Give You Up.” “The Harlem Shake.” “Numa Numa.” Baby Shark!”
Released by the South Korean educational brand Pinkfong in late 2015, “Baby Shark” has more than earned its place among the internet’s most quintessential viral songs. It’s earned more than 4 billion views on YouTube; appeared in commercials, movies, and games; and become the unofficial theme song of the 2019 World Series-winning Washington Nationals. We are talking about a full-fledged cultural phenomenon here.
At the end of the day, what makes “Baby Shark” so popular is its outrageously catchy tune. It’s so simple, so silly, but all you need is one quick listen to have it stuck in your head for the rest of eternity (or, failing that, the next few hours).
Baby Shark Song Puppets, from WowWee, invite kids and their parents to hold, play, and interact with Mommy Shark (do do do do), Daddy Shark (do do do do), and Baby Shark (do do do do).
The puppets are cute, with each Shark featuring a distinct color. Mommy Shark is bright pink, Daddy Shark is a watery blue, and Baby Shark is banana yellow. They are also plush and snuggly, and they feel as soft as a knitted blanket.
Each shark contains a slot on the back of its head for puppeteering hands. This is where the fun happens. Your hand controls your Shark’s mouth, and once you start flapping, you’ll hear that inescapable tune. The singing is tempo-controlled, so the speed of the song depends on how fast or slow you flap your hand. The tempo variations are goofy and definitely entertaining. The song somehow manages to remain as catchy as ever — no matter how ridiculously sped up or down it is.
The Baby Shark Song Puppets are cute, visually appealing, and addictive. They are designed for toddlers ages 2 and up, but Baby Shark fans young and old will enjoy them. These puppets are a sure-fire holiday hit!