The Hoobs

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 52

    Is It Hoobletoodledoo?


  • S 5 : Ep 51

    The Flipperdipper Dancer


  • S 5 : Ep 50

    Bossy Boots


  • S 5 : Ep 49

    The Big Bonk


  • S 5 : Ep 48

    Shop Til Ya Drop!


  • Cast & Crew
  • Brian Herring

    Hubba Hubba (Season 4-)

  • Julie Westwood


  • Mark Jefferis

    Hubba Hubba (Seasons 1-3/ Twang/Groove (Season 4)

  • Don Austen


  • Rebecca Nagan


  • show Description
  • Welcome to The Hoobs guide at TV Tome. The Hoobs is an award winning series currently showing on Channel 4 in England, but is on all over the world. The colourful creatures have captivated viewers since they hit our screens. Hubba Hubba head of Hoob Land has sent four of his favourite Hoobs Iver, Tula, Groove and Roma to find out things on the Earth (Which Hoobs call the Peep planet). On the Hoob's version of the Internet (HoobNet), there is an enormous database called the Hoobabeadia (Like encyclopaedia.) It is the Hoob's Quest to fill it with all the information they can find! A Jim Henson Company & Jonathan M. Shiff Productions production.THE HOOBS! IVER: Iver is the planner of the group. An extremely organised Hoob, who needs everything just so to get through the day. It's not that hard to loosen Iver up though, and though meticulous, he loves having fun just as much as anyone. He dos get frustrated if he can't do something straight away, because he's wants to get things done on time, but given the right support, Iver can turn his hand to anything.TULA: Tula is a very easygoing exuberant Hoob who just loves adventures. She is very creative and there's nothing she likes more than going through her Hooby bits box to see what she can make. Although she is normally very kind and considerate, there are times when she can become unintentionally bossy, but she's loved all the same.GROOVE: Groove is the most laidback of the Hoobs. He is also the most musical but the main thing he is known for is his huge collection of... collections! He has one for anything you can think of, and loves nothing more to spend his time sorting through them or adding to them. Groove unfortunately does have an extremely stubborn streak at times, and once he gets an opinion into his head, it's extremely difficult to get it out. He also gets distracted quite easily...ROMA: Roma is the explorer of the group. She is very rarely seen in the Hoobmobile because she roaming all over the planet trying to find things out for Hoob News. Like Groove, she also can get distracted easily. But she is always ready to help whenever she needs to and is always up for an adventure.HUBBA HUBBA: Very much the father figure. He remains in Hoobland finding out all the infomation that they will need on HoobNet.THE MOTERETTES: When the Hoobs need to go somewhere in the Hoobmobile, they just turn the key and the Moterettes start singing. The Hoobmobile runs on music! TOOTLE: A very smooth singer, and often sings a few solos in the songs.TWANG: He can sing quite a few different styles but favours opera. He likes to sing the right words to songs... UnlikeTIMP: Timp is the most fun loving in the trio. She can be extremly silly sometimes, providing viewers with the most laughs. HOOB LANGUAGE!Hoobledoop: Hello!Hoobletoodledoo: Goodbye!Hoobacious: WonderfulHoobellygrobelly: FantasicHoobygroovy: Cool and groovy.Peeps: Grown ups.Tiddlypeeps: ChildrenSquigglytiddlypeeps: BabiesWrinklypeeps: Old people.Hoobybooboo: A mistake.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Groove: (laughs) I have'nt laughed so much since I played with my hoobledangler!

    • Iver: (Says it in a questioning voice. Quoting the paper in his hand) 'Knock knock who's there boo boo who no need to cry it's only a joke'?

    • Iver: How do bees work together to make honey? Does one hold the jar while the other one stirs it?

    • Hubba Hubba: I'd love to dance with a mermaid trails off dee dee dee dee dee dee (to a tune) Iver: Me too doo doo doo doo dooo doo (to another tune) Groove: I'd like to do it again too. La la la la la la la la la la la (To the tune that he sings later) Tula just watches them all, annoyed

    • About Camels: Groove: Hoobygroovy!!! Green goo! They spit green goo!!! (Makes a noise like he's getting ready to spit) Iver: AH!!! No spitting in the Hoobmobile!

    • Iver: (On stilts) I'm a giant I'm a giant I'm a... (falls over) Groove: Hoob on the floor.

    • Tula: singing Oh Iver Iver be my driver, be my friend my whole life through, whenever you're near I have nothing to fear, yes, Iver I love you.

    • GROOVE: I've never seen anything more miserable in all my life!

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    Notes (16)

    • First apperance of The Motorettes

    • First appearance of all The Hoobs

    • This episode properly explains what a hooble dangler is.

    • Running Gag : Iver getting injured by Groove's collections.

    • In this episode we find out that the Hoobs are related because they all have the same Grandmother.

    • The normal "We're off to see The Tiddlypeeps" song is replaced by a smooth rock and roll one.

    • Another "We're Off To See The Tiddlypeeps" is introduced. A kind of comic opera one.

    • This is John Ecclestone's last apperance as Groove. Apparently, he wanted to become a writer and director for the series, and this was considered inappropiate. As this oppertunity was not given to him, he left.

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    Trivia (63)

    • Groove-centered episode

    • Groove seems to be the most patient Hoob in this episode, as he can do nothing to pass the time, other episode say different, though.

    • Groove said in part of the song, "Ooh ooh ah, make no mistake that is how to say 'hi' when your speaking ape" even though the song was about talking like a monkey, not an ape.

    • We find out in this episode that Hoobs don't laugh at jokes, but in a later episode, Tula told Groove that she was laughing at a joke that Iver told.

    • An Iver-centered episode.

    • This is the first episode to be centered around one particular Hoob.

    • This is the first time that a song has been played twice at different points of the episode.

    • This epiosode is the first showing of Groove's affection for inanimate objects.

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    Allusions (7)

    • Tula mentions Hoob bands called Hoobophonics, Hooblife and Hoobsay . These are references to the real bands Stereophonics, Westlife and Heresay.

    • The song that the Moterrettes sing at the end of the episode is sung to the tune of 'Home On the Range'. The second verse is the actual song.

    • The title is an obvious reference to 'Alice in Wonderland'.

    • Groove makes references to the book 'Robinson Crusoe' throughout the episode.

    • Hoobledoop is Hoobspeak for hello. So Hoobledoop! Magazine may be a reference to Hello

    • The episode title is an obvious reference to the fictional character Sherlock Holmes.

    • The title of this episode alludes to the well-known story Little Red Riding Hood.

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  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • A Jim Henson Company and Jonathan M. Shiff Productions production

    By CoolNSexyRickz, Feb 01, 2007

  • Leave it to the Jim Henson to come up with a great show like this.

    By Kieranmay, Jan 07, 2006

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