Olive Us: Episode 4: Helping Dad

June 13, 2012

Are you ready? Are you set? Here’s episode 4 of Olive Us! It’s called Helping Dad. Perfect timing for Father’s Day, don’t you think?

Once again, this is a different sort of episode than the ones we’ve shared so far. It’s our first attempt at a parody!

We know that modeling positive behavior can sometimes suggest the Blair kids are unrealistically well-behaved. So we thought it would be funny to make a video showing something truly over-the-top.

We hope you enjoy it! And for those of you with little ones, this episode might be over their heads. But hopefully they’ll still enjoy the music. : )


Want more Olive Us? Here are the most recent behind-the-scenes videos:
- Fun facts about Helping Dad
- How to Make Prop Lemonade
- Lemonade Stand Trivia
- How to play Zing Zing Zing

Find more at OliveUs.TV. Be sure to subscribe to the weekly email so you’re the first to know about new videos!

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amy June 13, 2012 at 6:14 am

Wow! good helpers! ;)


2 Jennifer F. - American Mom in Bordeaux June 13, 2012 at 6:26 am

Very cute!….definitely funny! My kids did enjoy it…My 11 year old was laughing! Thanks for sharing!


3 kelleyn June 13, 2012 at 6:33 am

Gabi, I just check to see if that problem came up using chrome and it does not. I am assuming it must be an explorer probem.

Liked the video!


4 Chris June 13, 2012 at 6:42 am

hee hee hee. Fun way to start my morning–My favorite so far! Well done.


5 juliagblair June 13, 2012 at 7:00 am

Marvelous! Love the “understatement!”


6 Gabriele June 13, 2012 at 7:14 am

I loved it! I’m gonna share it!


7 Lynn June 13, 2012 at 7:23 am

Loved it! Made me smile on a sad morning :)


8 Steffi June 13, 2012 at 7:44 am

Hello Gabrielle,

I just discovered your blog via Katy from no big dill. It is so impressing how you manage traveling with six kids! As I am from germany I loved to hear that you and your family liked german Butterkuchen. My mom used to bake it for me and my friends when we were little. It is so easy and fast to make. I’d love to send you the recipe vie Mail.


9 Martha June 13, 2012 at 8:36 am

Every time I watch one of these I fall in love with Oscar. He is too cute!


10 Melissa L. June 13, 2012 at 9:11 am

Love this one! You nailed the parody! Bravo!

The kids’ facial expressions are hilarious! I never thought filing taxes could be so cute!


11 Shannon { A Mom's Year } June 13, 2012 at 9:33 am

Love, love, love it. Tongue-in-cheek humor is my favorite. A great reminder that just because some of us choose to lead with the positive doesn’t mean we think we’re perfect. Life can be messy for everyone, but if you can laugh about it, that’s half the battle. :-)


12 Heather B. June 13, 2012 at 10:25 am

I’ve met those children, they ARE ridiculously well behaved.


13 Caitlin June 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

Haha this is my favorite one so far! Kids doing taxes – what a riot! I’m still a poor enough in my just-graduated-from-college life that the United Way will do my taxes for free. :) I’m scared for the day that’s no longer the case – they seem so intimidating!


14 Michelle A June 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

Gabby, please tell your children how much my children and I adore these videos! My daughters keep requesting them over and over and are now trying to learn Zing Zing Zing. You have such an amazing family!


15 Franca Bollo June 13, 2012 at 11:15 am

Olive’s a beauty.


16 findingmagnolia June 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Love it! If only they could really do taxes…I’d hire them next year!


17 Colleen June 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Ha ha, love it. And yes, your children really do seem unrealistically well-behaved, but we all need something to shoot for, right? ;)


18 Andrea June 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Really funny…Oscar steals the show every time!


19 Sarah R. June 13, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I just watched olive the olive us upisodes. Truly heartwarming, adorable, artsy and fun. What a wonderful way to capture their childhoods as well as instill great values in them and olive us. (Couldn’t resist.)


20 Miggy June 13, 2012 at 7:09 pm

My favorite so far. They have some great comedic timing and delivery. Bravo Blair children!


21 Miss Frazzled June 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm

That was my favorite one yet. I don’t know you and Ben Blair, but I have the impression that Ralph’s mannerisms are Ben’s and Maude’s are yours.


22 Corinne June 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm

LOVED it. Darling kids and great actors! I bet that was a lot of fun. I can’t wait to share this. :)


23 Béa June 14, 2012 at 12:53 am



24 Martha Frances June 14, 2012 at 1:48 am

This is my favorite! Felt kind of Wes Anderson-like.


25 Katielee June 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm

They are so cute! And good little actors to boot! Love it.


26 Dina June 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm

If only…this is pretty funny!!! i’ve watched it a few times and put it on my blog…haha thanks!


27 kate June 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I think my favorite is still garden day. I love it when the kids seem more natural and themselves.


28 courtney June 14, 2012 at 10:30 pm

I’ve been watching with my 4 year-old daughter (she LOVES them!), and after this one she said, “hey, where was that little sister?” She totally missed Betty :) Her favorite is the Lemonade Stand, and makes me tell all my adult friends about it. (“hey mom! tell her about the video we watched with the lemonade!!”)


29 Kacy Faulconer June 15, 2012 at 11:46 am

I’ve got to get me some Blair kids.


30 Sarah June 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm

You’re kids are so stinken cute, I can’t stand it. Thanks for putting a smile on my tired face : )


31 Wendy June 18, 2012 at 7:26 am

Can’t believe how much Maude looks like Gabby. Can’t believe how big Oscar looks!
I am loving OliveUs. Bravo, kids!


32 Tiffany June 18, 2012 at 11:41 am

great job! They are all naturals! :)
And I especially like Ralph’s sweatshirt :)

T. (from Montreal!)


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