The Little Lulu Show

HBO (ended 1996)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 26

    The Great Escape/You Do the Math/The Little Lola Show

    Aired 2/21/99

  • S 3 : Ep 25

    Tubby on Ice/Dr. X's Xtremely Xelent X-Ray Spex/Iggy's New Leaf

    Aired 2/15/99

  • S 3 : Ep 24

    Castaway Kids/Wrestling Away/Never Too Late

    Aired 2/14/99

  • S 3 : Ep 23

    Malpractice Makes Perfect/Involuntary Volunteers/Mobile Masterpiece

    Aired 2/8/99

  • S 3 : Ep 22

    Bull Dozer Blues/Telethon of Fallen Stars/What's Fair is Fare

    Aired 2/7/99

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tracey Ullman

    Lulu Moppet (season 1 only)

  • Vanessa Lengies

    Annie Inch (Season 3)

  • Ricky Mabe

    Willie Wilkins (seasons 3)

  • Terrence Scammell

    Officer Eli McNab (season 2-3)

  • Michael Yarmush

    Butch the Westside Boy

  • show Description
  • In Peeksil, New York there is a girl named Lulu Moppet. She and her gang of friends are always getting into trouble, solving mysteries, studying, doing something at school, or just hanging out. Lulu's father George is always sitting on the couch watching television, and bribing Lulu with money to do his duties, although Martha (Lulu's mom) always catches him. Lulu's best friend Annie is as smart as Lulu and helps Lulu in her plans to get revenge on Tubby and the fellers. Then there is Iggie, Tubby, Willie, Eddie, and Alvin who are members of The East Side Club and there are the rich couple Wilbur Van Snobbe and Gloria Darling. The Little Lulu Show lasted for for 3 seasons, 52 episodes. Each episode was formatted with three, 7-minute stories, and two 60-second short films. Though The Little Lulu Show premiered in 1995, what you little kids may not know is that Little Lulu and friends first saw the light of day almost 70 years ago. In 1935, Marjorie Henderson Buell brought to the world the first Little Lulu comic strip. Since then Little Lulu, Tubby, Annie, and the rest of the gang have made appearances in comic books, commercials, short cartoons, and many other forms of media. If you'd like to read some Little Lulu comics, here These cartoons (many of them, at least) are 50-to-60-year-old stories, animated versions of the Little Lulu comic books from the 1940's and 50's. (John Stanley, who's been dead for years already, wrote the stories--though he did it as an employee of the comic book publisher and was never credited.) So that makes it even more remarkable how good they are! First Telecast: November 11, 1995 Last Telecast: February 21, 1999 Show Type: Animated Comedy Episodes: 52 color episodes. The Characters Lulu: Feisty, resourceful, the plucky Lulu truely is a star. Lulu is not only a little girl, but a stand-up comedian. Lulu, we love you-lu just the same! Tubby Tubby lives up to his name. Decked-out as a little sailor, Tubby may be Lulu's friend, but he can be a real practical joker too. Not too bright either. Annie: Annie is Lulu's best girlfriend (and no, not "gay" girl friends). Annie is younger than Lulu, but is a faithful little sidekick. Older sister to Iggie. Iggie: One of the "fellers". Iggie is a member of Tubby's club. Iggie's no brighter than Tubby, but can be quite standoffish. Little brother to Annie. Willie: Another member of Tubby's club. He's the oldest of the gang. Eddie: Yet another member of Tubby's club. Hangs out with Willie. Alvin: The little pest of the neighborhood. He's always scheming his way into making Lulu tell him a story. Wilbur: The richest and most rotten kid in town. In fact, his last name tells just what a "Van Snobbe" he is. Gloria: The prettiest girl in town, who the fellers all go "gaga" for. Officer McNabb: The British patrolman of the town. The Westside Boys: The biggest, meanest bullies from the Westside of town. They're always terrorising Tubby and the club. George and Martha: Lulu's parents. Martha is a doting mother, while George is always sneaking out of his chores. Trivia -Little Lulu first appeared in "The Saturday Evening Post" in 1935. -There was an unsuccessful TV attemp in the 1970's called "Little Lulu and Friends". -Wilbur Van Snobbe's original name was "Wilber Van Snobble". -Jane Woods and Bruce Dinsmore also lended their voice talents to Wimzie's House. -Annie was supposed to be a preschooler, but why would Lulu hang out with a preschooler? -Lulu's parents aren't the only cartoon couple with the names "George and Martha".moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Mrs. Moppet: Lulu! You're all green!

    • Lulu: Oh Annie, you're so beautiful, I'll bet you'll win the beauty contest.

    • GLORIA: That new girl obviously never learned any manners. LULU: That's no new girl, that's old Tubby.

    • Mr Moppet: I need my lucky gold piece!

    • Lulu: Y'know, just once I'd like to get through an episode without one of us having to dress like a ghost!

    • TV Host: Tubby Tompkins, you have taken the art world by storm, and at such an early age. You must be extremely dedicated. Tubby: (dressed, and acting like a beatnic) Well, what can I say, my art is my life. TV Host: Now, how to you respond to critics who compare you to a young Kandinsky? Tubby: WHAT?! Is that any way to talk on TV? My mom is watching you know!

    • Lulu: Someone must've left the door to one of the cages open. Tubby: Oh, so that's what was in that room. Mr. Moppet: (irritated) Tubby...did you have something to do with this? Tubby: Mmmmmmaaaaaaybe...

    • Miss Feeny: We're going to settle this dispute like adults. Tubby: You mean we're going to get to go on one of those trashy-talk-shows?!

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    Notes (24)

    • Lulu has the first line in the series.

    • This is the first appearance of Mr. Moppet.

    • This is the first appearance of Annie Inch.

    • This is the first episode that features "Tubby the Spider", Tubby's alter ego when he goes into detective business.

    • This is also the first appearance of Eddie Simson.

    • "Jr. Detective Tubby" was adapted from a 1940's Little Lulu comic strip in which Lulu catches Tubby writing "Lulu Loves Tubby" on walls.

    • Starting with this episode, Jane Woods takes over the role of Little Lulu.

    • This is also the first appearance of Officer McNab (who doesn't have an accent in this episode).

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    Trivia (9)

    • In this episode, Alvin lives on another block, but in other episodes, he lives next door to the Moppets.

    • Lulu pours Annie a glass of lemonade. If this is the case, why was the liquid black?

    • In "Jr. Detective Tubby", we learn from Lulu that Annie is too young to write. Well, if that's true, what's Annie doing is Lulu's SIXTH GRADE class.

    • During the hockey game, Willie's pants turn green for a scene.

    • Wilbur had green shorts in this episode.

    • Lulu says Alvin is blond. Well, if that's the case, how come every since episode 1, he appears to be a carrottop? Maybe he's strawberry blond, I don't know.

    • Marty the Midget didn't recognize Iggie, Eddie, nor Mrs. Tompkins, all of which he made contact with while masquerading as Tubby. Tubby didn't recognize Marty's prisoner buddies, which he made contact with when he replaced Marty in prison.

    • Lulu says penquins live in the arctic, but technically, they live in the antarctic. It's polar bears that live in the arctic.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Marty the Midget: "I would've gotten away with it, if it wasn't for you meddlin' kids!" This is a line said by ALL of the villains at the end of each Scooby Doo, Where Are You episode. This version of Scooby Doo started in 1969, and is the first Scooby Doo series ever.

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Probably one of the best shows family aired back in the day. Outstanding for its time on that channel.

    By McBanka, Sep 08, 2007

  • This show is remarkable, an animated remake of comic books over 50 years old, with the stories almost unchanged. Lulu was the "complete" little girl, with a rare mixture of goodness, brilliance and strength that would make anyone proud to have her as a da

    By juachoerin, Oct 05, 2005

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