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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 10

    Madeline and the New Girl

    Aired 11/10/95

  • S 3 : Ep 28

    My Fair Madeline


  • S 3 : Ep 27

    Madeline: Lost in Paris


  • S 3 : Ep 26

    Madeline at the Flea Market

    Aired 12/19/96

  • S 3 : Ep 25

    Madeline and The Dog Who Cried Wolf

    Aired 12/9/96

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tara Strong

    Chloe (as Tara Charendoff) (Season 1)

  • Christopher Plummer

    Narrator (Specials 1-6, Seasons 1-3)

  • Kelly Sheridan

    Danielle (Season 1)

  • David Morse

    Pepito (Season 2)

  • French Tickner

    Lord Cucuface

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  • show Description
  • In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines... the smallest one was Madeline. First aired in the early 90's, Madeline is a 30-minute animated feature based on the books by Ludwig Bemelmans. The show basically features the adventures of Madeline, her friends, Miss Clavel and Pepito. Each episode spots them going on adventure, and an original song. The original "Madeline" was a production from 1952 that was shown as an animated opener in movie theaters. The next 6 were television specials that were the work of Cinar animation. "Madeline" was picked up as a regular series in 1993 on The Family Channel. Production of episodes was moved to DiC studios. The series ran for 2 seasons during that time. In 2000, the show came back, now running as "The New Adventures Of Madeline". Many of the episodes are available on video and DVDs, and music from selected episodes of the show is available on the CDs "Madeline's Favorite Songs", "Hats off to Madeline" and "Sing-A-Long With Madeline". ©1988 DIC Entertainment, L.P.; © 1989 Cinar VIII And Company, L.P. © 1993, 1995 DIC Entertainment, L.P. Property TM & © 2004 Madeleine and Barbara Bemelmans. All rights reserved. Madline currently airs in the United States as part of the CBS's Secret Saturday Morning Slumber Party. Check local listings for exact airing times on your local station as times vary from station-to-station.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (125)

    • Gypsies: (singing "The Show Must Go On") The show must go on / The must go on / We can't desert the ship when the lion gets the grippe, hey!

    • Pepito: Madeline, you always get to do the exciting things.

    • Pepito: It is Pepito? Gypsy Mama: Pinocchio? Go away! I do not like people with noses like breadsticks.

    • Miss Clavel: From now on, Madeline, we will have our adventures together, n'est pas?

    • Danielle: But, Madeline, what will you do first?
      Madeline: Hmm, Pepito admired my missing mittens. I wonder... (Pepito walks into the balcony outside)

    • (After being frightened by a flying shadow on the wall, the girls quickly hide under the bed)
      Danielle: It is only Madeline, it is one of her tricks.
      Madeline: Excusez-Moi, Danielle. But how can that be me when I'm right here next to you?

    • Narrator: But the answer to that was left unsaid. So they sat down and broke their bread
      Girls: We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all we love each other.
      Narrator: And brushed their teeth and went to bed.
      Miss Clavel: Bon Nuit, little girls. I hope you sleep well.
      Girls: Bon Nuit, dear Miss Clavel
      Narrator: Then Miss Clavel turned out the light. But tonight, there was no pillow fight for the little girls who had a terrible fright.

    • Narrator: At bedtime, teeth were brushed just right. Then everybody said goodnight.
      Miss Clavel: Good Night, little girls! I hope you sleep well.
      Girls: Good Night, good night dear Miss Clavel.
      Narrator: Then Miss Clavel turned off the light.
      Girls: Goodnight, Genevieve!
      Madeline: C'mon Genevieve. A heroine like you deserves a soft bed.
      Narrator: Madeline felt it was only right to switch beds with Genevieve just for one night.
      Madeline: After all, she is the perfect dog.
      Narrator: So, Madeline slept soundly on the floor. And that's all there is, there isn't anymore.

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    Notes (107)

    • Contains the songs "I'm Madeline" and "Something is Not Right (Miss Clavel's Song)," both of which are available on the album "Madeline's Favorite Songs." (The versions in the episode are slightly longer than those on the album.)

    • Major plot elements based on Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans.

    • Features the songs "Bad Bad Hat," "Frogs and Birds, Bugs and Bats," and "Have You Learned Your Lesson?" all of which are available on the album "Madeline's Favorite Songs." (The versions on the album are slightly shorter than those in the episode.)

    • Plot elements largely based on the book by the same name by Ludwig Bemelmans.

    • First appearance of Madeline's dog, Genevieve

    • Packed with songs from the "Madeline's Favorite Songs" soundtrack including "I'm Madeline," "Gypsy Caravan," "The Show Must Go On" and "Home Home." Also includes a reprise of "Home Home" not available on the soundtrack.

    • Judy Rothman is credited as Judy Rothman Rofé.

    • Song: Follow Every Clue

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    Trivia (11)

    • When Ms. Clavell comes into the girls' room, when Madeline's appendix is infected, the foot of Madeline's bed is facing the door, when it should be lined up with the other beds, so that the side of the bed is facing the door.

    • Quick drying paint already exists in that era? (Madeline paints the ball, and the paint immediately dries up).

    • It takes Madeline weeks to paint her original picture, but she produces her picture of the Louvre in almost no time at all.

    • Contrary to popular belief, the French Fries we know today were invented in Belgium.

    • The picture taken was in black and white, but later, when see it on the wall of Miss Clavel's room, it was in color. Oops!

    • The comment while they're locked in the museum saying that they're having lunch next to King Tut was proved to be untrue, since according to the Discovery Channel, the mummy of King Tut is still at the Valley of the Kings, even until today.

    • According to the Discovery Channel, King Tut became king at the age of 11, not 9 as stated by this episode of Madeline.

    • There were at least two mistakes on the subtitle track on the version of this episode available on DVD: "chocolate" spelled once as "choclate" and "didn't" inocorrectly punctuated as "didn,t."

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    Allusions (10)

    • Narrator, Christopher Plummer: "He was a kind and lively fellow, his shirt was blue, his tie was yellow, and his name was Fiorello."
      The reference is to Fiorello H. LaGuardia, who was Mayor of New York City from 1934 to 1945. Fiorello was elected Mayor on an anti-corruption "fusion" ticket during the Great Depression. Under LaGuardia's influence, New York City acquired its first commercial airport within city limits, Floyd Bennett Field. Many things in the City are named after him, not the least of which is LaGuardia Airport.

    • Madeline: It will be more than a contest. It will be a festival.
      This episode toys with the idea that the girls were repsonsible for the creation of the Cannes Film Festival, a popular film festival held in Cannes each year in which awards are given to great movies.

    • Victor: Which of my movies do you want to see first? Went With the Breeze or The Wizard of Odd.
      The fictional movie director in this episode spoofs off the titles of two famous films: Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.

    • Dr. Branch: (singing) Simba, Simba, King of Beasts.
      In Swahili, Simba means "lion." However, in singing this song, Dr. Branch also references the main character of another Disney production, The Lion King and its related sequels.

    • Lord Cucuface: Rosie, the great artist, could not be here today. She is home in Africa.
      Koko and other gorillas have also been taught how to paint. Learn more about it here.

    • Madeline: They can talk?
      Dr. Branch: In sign language. Watch.
      Jane Fonda and other esteemed scientists have taught famous gorillas such as Koko how to sign.

    • Madeline: Come on, mes ami. As William Shakespeare said, "the play's the thing."
      In Hamlet, the character Hamlet says "The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King."

    • Nicole: Look! It is Alfred Hamhock.
      The name of the finicky movie director in this episode is a play off of the name of the esteemed director of classic horror films, Alfred Hitchcock.

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  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Cheeky show

    By Cheng67, Dec 21, 2014

  • This is awesome

    By Minime1000, Aug 17, 2013

  • This rocks!

    By xxxxxxxxx, Dec 07, 2012

  • Madeline is a totally perfect show and i love her so much:-)

    By LucaColosimo, Sep 18, 2011

  • One of the best Y rated shows I ever watched while growing up.

    By PPG-Katelyn, Jul 29, 2008

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