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How We Know These Famous People Best Versus How Our Kids Know Them Best

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | November 18, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | November 18, 2014 |

We know Mark Mothersbaugh best from Devo and from scoring Wes Anderson’s movies. Kids know him best as the resident artist on Yo Gabba Gabba!

We know Martin Short best from Saturday Night Live, Mulaney, and scads of films, including Three Amigos. Kids know him best as the voice of the title character on PBS Kids’ Cat in the Hat.

We know Jon Benjamin as the voice behind Archer and Bob in Bob’s Burgers; Chris Parnell from 30 Rock and SNL; and Geechy Guy from his stand-up comedy work in the 80s. Our kids know all three of those guys as voices in PBS Kids’ WordGirl, where Parnell is the show’s narrator.

We know Thomas Brodie-Sangster as the kid in Love Actually and as Jojen Reed in Game of Thrones. Kids know him as the voice of Ferb in Phineas and Ferb (Allison Janney also voices the wife of Doofenshmirtz).

We know Tim Curry best as Pennywise in It and from Rocky Horror Picture Show. Kids know him best as the voice of Prof. Calamitous in Jimmy Neutron.

We know John Lithgow for his role in Dexter, 3rd Rock from the Sun and numerous film roles. Kids know him best as a pretty fantastic performer of kids songs.

We know Lisa Loeb as the singer behind the huge 90’s hit, Stay. Kids know her from her children’s music.

We know They Might Be Giants as the amazing musicians behind “Istanbul” and “Birdhouse in Your Soul.” Our kids know them for their numerous and phenomenal kids albums.

We know John Ritter from Three’s Company and 8 Simple Rules. Kids know him as the voice of Clifford the Big Red Dog.

We know Biz Markie as the guy behind “You Say He’s Just a Friend,” while kids know him best as the beatboxer on Yo Gabba Gabba.

We know Tim Gunn from Project Runway. Kids know him best as Baileywick on Sofia the First.