Wimzie's House

YTV (ended 2000)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 61

    Fear Of Flying

    Aired 10/8/95

  • S 2 : Ep 60

    Wimzie's Food Bank

    Aired 10/8/95

  • S 2 : Ep 59

    My Doll Is for Sale

    Aired 1/1/99

  • S 2 : Ep 58

    Wimzie's House: The Telephone Call


  • S 2 : Ep 57

    Picking a President


  • Cast & Crew
  • Sonja Ball


  • Bruce Dinsmore

    Horace Strongarm

  • Liz MacRae


  • Jennifer Seguin


  • Holly Gauthier-Frankel


  • show Description
  • Wimzie's House, an educationally entertaining series for preschool kids, premiered on YTV Canada 11 September 1995. Its PBS debut occurred 1 September 1997, after the series' production ended. The series presented the delightful adventures of Wimzie, a playful five-year-old puppet monster; her baby brother, Bo; her parents, Gratziella and Rouso-a bird/airplane pilot and dragon/firefighter, respectively; her lively 150-year-old grandmother Yaya, and her adorable puppet monster friends. Together, they learned skills of caring and sharing at Wimzie's House-a home daycare center unlike any other. Through unforgetable learning adventures and original toe-tapping sing-along songs, young viewers were introduced to topics like friendship, generosity, jealousy, diversity, and sibling rivalry, all from a preschooler's point of view. The award-winning series was created with a renowned team of educational advisors and designed to nurture children's sense of identity, expand their relationships, stimulate their curiousity, and encourage self-expression and self-esteem. Wimzie's House helped children learn to express themselves and communicate with their families and friends. From Yaya's cozy kitchen, where the kids experimented with culinary projects, to the comfortable living room couch where they curled up for naptime, Wimzie's House provided the perfect place to explore both social and family issuesthat children face everyday. The series' characters and setting were just familiar enough for kids to identify with, but different enough to underscore the fact that the action takes place in an enchanted fantasy world of monsters. Wimzie's House was produced for YTV Canada and aired in America as one of PBS's successful shows. While it still airs daily on YTV Canada's offshoot Treehouse, Wimzie's House was removed from PBS September 30, 2001. The real tragedy of the PBS cancellation was that, out of 112 shows, only 85 programs were aired in America. First Aired: YTV Canada, Sept. 1995-Dec. 1996 First U.S. Telecast: September 1, 1997 Last U.S. Telecast: September 30, 2001 Show Type: Educational Episodes 112 color episodes. Characters: WIMZIE a zany, bright, energetic, 5-year-old, as whimsical as her name. YAYA Wimzie's exceptionally lively 150-year-old (and counting!) grandmother-a wild and wacky bird. ROUSO Wimzie's dad, a loyal firefigher and recycling advocate-with a green thumb. GRATZIELLA Wimzie's mom, a funky and worldly airline pilot. BO Wimzie's 18-month-old brother, a precocious bundle of curiosity and innocence-when he's not stirring things up. JONAS Wimzie's best friend, also 5-years-old, with an impressive dirt collection and a scientific answer for everything. LOU LOU Jonas's 3-year-old sister, whose never-ending "why", makes her the perfect match for her brainy brother. HORACE a strong, brave 4-year-old, artistic and loveable. Other Minor Characters: Theme Song Lyrics: (sung by Sonja Ball) Sonya: Wake up in the morning, let's start the day! (crowd shouts WIMZIE!)[/u] Everybody's coming over to play. Get up mom and dad, the kids'll be here, at Wimzie's House [i](chorus: at Wimzie's House) Wimzie: Go to grandma's room, is she still in her bed? She's already in the kitchen, baking bread. Forget the stairs, use the railing instead, Sonya: At Wimzie's House (chorus: at Wimzie's House) Sonya: Spend the day with Wimzie, her family, and friends, welcome to a place where the fun never ends, Everybody here is waiting for you At Wimzie's House Chorus: at Wimzie's House 'Cause we're laughing and we're learning, we're signing a song, if you learn to trust your feelings, you'll never go wrong. Wimzie: And you know that we will always belong, Sonya: At Wimzie's House (chorus: at Wimzie's House) Sonya: Lou Lou likes to dress up in beautiful clothes, Jonas likes collecting dirt where ever he goes, Horace always has a question to ask, at Wimzie's House chorus: at Wimzie's House It's a place where your imaganition is free, where you can be you... Wimzie: and I can be me chorus: 'cause thw way we are the best place to be's, Sonya: At Wimzie's House chorus: at Wimzie's House, at Wimzie's House! Show Notes and Trivia * Wimzie's House has maintained effective performance in the Monday-Friday morning line-up and on weekend mornings on Treehouse. * Wimzie's House consistently reaches the 2-11 audience and the female adults who care for them. * Wimzie's House reaches multi-ethnic households across Canada (and the U.S. when it aired there) * Wimzie's House is the first and only non-commercial television series set in a home childcare environment. * Wimzie's House was twice honored with Parents' Choice Awards for National TV Progamming. At about the same time, the series was named one of he "Top 10 New Kids' Shows" by TV Guide. * The original Wimzie's House website received over 100,000 visits by kids and adults each month. * Maryland Public Television acted as "presenting station" of Wimzie's House in the U.S., and took a false "produced in association with" credit.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Wimzie: Ugh! You guys went and broke my camera!
      Jonas: No, we did not.
      LouLou: It was Horace!
      Wimzie: My camera's broken, and you did it!
      Horace: Not on purpose. It was an accident.
      Wimzie: (yelling) Doesn't matter! You broke my new musical camera!
      Horace: No I didn't. (close to tears as Wimzie continues to yell at him) I wasn't even playing with it. It was an accident!
      Yaya: Oh, my goodness, me! What is all the commotion?! Bo can't get to sleep!
      Wimzie: They went and broke my camera. I shared it, and they broke it! That's why I shouldn't share! MY STUFF JUST GETS BROKEN!!! (she angrily storms off to her room)
      Yaya: Oh, Horace! Honey, don't cry. Oh it can't be that bad, can it now?
      Horace: (ashamed as he sniffles) I didn't mean to break her camera.
      Yaya: I know you didn't mean to. I'm gonna try and straighten this out! But why are you crying? I thought you didn't like tears.
      Horace: That's just when someone else cries. It's okay for me.
      Yaya: (understands him better) Aah.

    • Yaya: It was a really nasty flu. Everyone around here had it! Rousso, Jonas, LouLou as Horace, and Gratziella...
      Bo: Bo flu!
      Wimzie: (not feeling herself today and kind of heavy and really tired) That's right, Bo. You got it too.
      Gratziella: Yes. Everybody except...uh....(Wimzie emits an extremely loud sneeze which makes the house shake and her family on the floor) WIMZIE!!!
      Wimzie: Ugh...I don't feel so good. (she gears up for another sneeze)
      Rousso: (scared) Oh, look out! She's gonna blow again!
      Yaya: Oh! (everyone hides for cover)
      Gratziella : HIT THE DECK!!!
      Wimzie: (her urge to sneeze goes away) Aah. (nasally) It's okay, everybody! I'm not gonna AH-CHOO!!!! (she sneezes so loud that even the plates Yaya is holding come crashing to the floor)

    • Gratziella : We've been all through this before, Rousso.
      Rousso: Yes, well I want her to know the way I feel about it. After all, I am her daddy.
      Wimzie: (her packed up anger immediately explodes)No, you can't tell me what to eat! You were away for too long!
      Gratziella: (shocked)WIMZIE! Please don't speak to your daddy like that!
      Wimzie: I don't care. He was away too long, AND THAT MADE ME MAD!!
      Yaya: Oh, I knew that she was angry!
      Rousso: This is so sad. Now both of my children are angry with me! But, Gratziella? Every time you come home from a trip, the kids are happy!
      Gratziella: But my work has me going away all the time. They're used to it. My poor Rousso. It'll be better tomorrow. You will see.

    • Yaya: Now, enough of this! How many times have I told you?! I don't want you to throw things inside! (hiccups) Well, then...I think it's time for a TIMEOUT for both of you. In fact it's time for TWO times out! One for the apple, the other one for the egg!
      Jonas: (whines) Oh, Yaya! A timeout?
      Horace: We already had a timeout last week.
      Jonas: Yeah!
      Yaya: Now, now Horace, into the living room! (hiccups) And Jonas, into the solarium. (hiccups again) And think about what you just did. And watch your step as you go out. Ugh! Get going. I better clean this mess up quickly!

    • LouLou: Did you see that?! He hit me!
      Horace: I don't believe you did that!
      Wimzie: Jonas, that was mean! I'm gonna tell grandma!
      Horace: Big tattletale!
      Wimzie: It's not tattling if someone gets hurt!
      Rousso: Hey, what in the world is going on in here?!

    • Jonas: Boy. I sure hope I never get sick with that awful tummy flu!
      Horace: Yeah. It's hard to sleep, 'cause your tummy hurts so much.
      Wimzie: Mommy's having trouble sleeping, too. Every time I see her she wakes up!
      Loulou: That's because her tummy really hurts.

    • Horace: Don't cry Wimzie. I don't like crying.
      Ya Ya
      : OK Bo say I wish that everyone will be back to normal.
      Ya Ya
      : What's the matter Horace.
      : Everyone else has whiskers and feathers on them but I don't.

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    Notes (10)

    • Lou Lou does not appear in this episode.

    • This entire plot would play itself again one year later on an episode of the YTV series Groundling Marsh. The episode in question is called Jingle Bellies.

    • Horace's lastname is revealed in this episode as "Strongarm".

    • In Canada this episode was the last episode before the show was off TV.

    • This episode originally aired with the first season.

    • This is the last episode Rousso (Wimzie's father) is seen wearing a silver blue shirt.

    • This is the las episode to air before the show was cancelled.

    • This episode originally aired with the first season.

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    Trivia (16)

    • Wimzie calls Yaya by her name.

    • The puppet characters were of different design in this episode. Wimzie had a big hairdo, Jonas's glasses were pink, Horace's shirt had no sleeves, and Lou Lou's hair was limping.

    • Wimzie calls Yaya by her name.

    • This episode is entitled "The Magic Crayon", yet the story was about a magic pencil.

    • The puppet characters were of different design in this episode. See "Boo".

    • Wimzie wears a blue vest in this episode.

    • Lou Lou is not really acting like Wimzie. She's just having a dream.

    • We never see the kids' cruise.

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  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Wimzie’s House is a great show for 2 to 13 year old kids.

    By Chasenbuds, Aug 03, 2006

  • Great show, love it.

    By Jamminjake, Nov 19, 2005

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