Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Kids Show Worth Trying

I'm up late watching Nick @ Nite and I just saw a commercial for a new Nicktoon called The Mighty B. 

It's from the brains of funny-woman Amy Poehler, (Sidenote: Who else is going to see Baby Mama this weekend?) and Erik Weise (a writer for Spongebob Squarepants). It features the voice work of Kenan Thompson and Andy Richter.

The show centers around Bessie Higgenbottom, a spirited, over-achieving scout. She is on a quest to earn every badge and summons the strength, courage and will to do by tapping in to her imaginary alter--ego The Mighty B.  

It looks cute, creative and might even have some staying power. I'm only left thinking one thing; Poehler has a pretty solid movie career, she guest stars on other shows and now she's holding the reigns on this one. What's keeping her tied to SNL? I love that she's still on, but what's kept her from leaving when other cast members left with much less to go on?