JoJo's Circus

Easy as Pie / Take a Bow

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/28/03
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  • Episode Description
  • "Easy as Pie" JoJo attends her first day of clown school and finds herself very early. She cannot resist disobeying her teacher's instructions not to push an attractive button on a robotic machine. Note: "Easy as Pie" appears on the 'Take A Bow' DVD. "Take a Bow" JoJo is worried about a new student coming to her class named Croaky Frogini. She worries that she won't be able to do Croaky's neat tricks. She then finds out that someone else is just as nervous as her. Note: "Take a Bow" appears on the 'Take A Bow' DVD.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Smith (III)

    Goliath

  • Marnie McPhail

    Peaches

  • David Sparrow

    Mr. Tickle

  • Jayne Eastwood

    Mrs. Kersplatski

  • Julie Lemieux

    Dinky, Bal Boa

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Mrs. Tickle: Oh, first day of clown school. Ohh. My little baby clown's growing up. (She wails.)

    • JoJo: Goliath, duck! Goliath: (singsong) Quack quack quack. Quack quack quack. Quack quack quack.

    • JoJo: Must... honk... the clown nose!

    • JoJo: I have to stay calm. (She squeals and runs around in circles.) Okay, it's no time to panic.

    • JoJo: Hi, I'm JoJo. I'm a clown.

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    Notes (6)

    • Characters: Mrs. Kersplatski, Peaches, Skeebo, Trina, and Croaky.

    • Though it is learned later that JoJo's teacher isn't married, she is referred to as Mrs. Kersplatski. Possibilities include that she is widowed, divorced or separated, or that everyone simply calls her it out of respect. Mrs. Kersplatski gets married in the second season of the program.

    • Some of Gail Sky King's earliest work includes the Sesame Workshop (former CTW) hit Ghostwriter. Gail Sky King is the writer for the original song "Gettin' Spongy" in this episode.

    • Close-captioning breaks normal format of all upper-case whenever JoJo's name is displayed. It is always shown in normal case.

    • Series premiere --- JoJo, Goliath, Mrs. Tickles, Mrs. Kersplatski and many of Jojo's friends are introduced.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Close-captioning for the opening sequence of every episode contains an error: for the line "Hooray, Hooray, We're going to JoJo's Circus" it reads "Play away, We're going to JoJo's Circus.

    Allusions (1)

    • Skeebo: Hey, watch this. You need a hankie. (He performs as classic magic trick.)
      Skeebo performs a classic bit of magic for JoJo in this episode.

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