The Yippity Yo Cooking Show

Three-year-old Zaylee Jean debuts in her Yippity Yo Cooking Show telling us how to make Grandma Wendy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Is this any better than dressing your 5-year-old in a suit and training him to give a speech before TV cameras? I think so. Whether it’s wondering where her spatula went, or her telling us, “I want to break you,” there’s a lot of scripted-unscripted goodness. And yes, Crisco is a lot like horse poop.

Ahh, but if/when Rachel Ray invites this girl on her cooking show, and if/when the toddler then does the morning TV show circuit, will it still be just a cute home video?

Here are the chocolate outtakes:


2 Responses to “The Yippity Yo Cooking Show”

  1. Allison says:

    It’s hard to tell what has gone on behind the camera but from just watching this it does seem different then the 5-year old speech video. I think the difference is that this seems like an extension of the mimicking and imaginary play that children that age already do. It didn’t seem like the girl was made to rehearse a lot or was forced to continue if she didn’t want to. It seemed like just some elaborate play time.

    I could see myself doing something like this with my son on a weekend afternoon. He has been to a fair bit of live music and live theater so he loves to do his own performances, we haven’t staged them like this but we have taped a few because he LOVES to watch himself and it will be fun to watch when he is older.

    April 8th, 2010 at 11:51 am

  2. Kendra aka The Meanest Momma says:

    I love the idea of a kid cooking show. I think it is a totally cute concept and would make for priceless memories. And if it got a few thousand You Tube hits, bonus.

    Now, OTOH, allowing and encouraging my kid to be a total brat is quite another thing. What’s cute at 3 is not cute 5, 10, 15 or 20. And I would argue it’s not cute at 3 either.

    It’s one thing to be silly, i.e. scarfing the chocolate chips, but another to be over the top obnoxious and rude (“Shut up, old man”).

    My own, semi-well behaved children (6 and 4) were shocked by her bad behavior.

    One thing is certain, that child wouldn’t be invited to any play dates at our house any time soon.

    just my $.02

    April 13th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

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