Chad Lowe Thanks Yo Gabba Gabba! For Mabel’s Music Taste

05/11/2011 at 04:00 PM ET
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Listening to children’s music can be a pain for many parents, and Chad Lowe is no exception.

“There’s a lot that just gets stuck in my head and drives me crazy,” the Pretty Little Liars star, 43, told PEOPLE at a City of Hope event in L.A. Saturday.

But thanks to a popular kids’ program, Lowe and his wife Kim can now crank up some kid-friendly tunes that are enjoyable for them as well.

“The other day Mabel was whining and I said, ‘What’s wrong, honey?’ And she said, ‘I wanna hear the Roots,'” laughs Lowe of his daughter, who turns 2 next week.

“I have Yo Gabba Gabba! to thank because they were musical guests on the show.”

The actor thinks his daughter’s newfound love of the hip-hop/soul group is “really cool,” and also admits that there are other artists “making some great children’s music.”

“[Mabel] is really into Lisa Loeb — she did a great children’s album,” Lowe notes. However, that doesn’t mean he’s given in to all kids’ music.

“There’s a lot that makes you scratch your head,” he added. “I just wanna say, ‘Make it go away forever.'”

— Patrick Gomez

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B.J. on

I don’t have kids yet but even I enjoy Yo Gabba Gabba! DJ Lance Rock is cool, wish I had something like this show when I was growing up! I love the name Mabel, it’s very sweet 🙂

Jaye on

That was my first big laugh of the day. Too freakin cute! Totally wasn’t expecting his daughter to say that. Any one loving questlove is cool in my book!

Jessa on

I totally agree with Chad! M kids LOVE Yo Gabba Gabba and the songs are both entertaining and teach good lessons. They have great musical guests too. I hope that show sticks around for a long time.