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    SpongeBob SquarePants

    SpongeBob SquarePants

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    Nickelodeon
    SpongeBob SquarePants is one of Nickelodeon's highest-rated cartoons for children and a staple of American television. It was created by marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg during his tenure as a teacher at the Ocean Institute in California. The show follows the adventures of an eternally optimistic sea sponge named SpongeBob who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple. The program stars a colorful cast of ten main characters and takes place in the subsurface town of Bikini Bottom. The series won 4 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, Outstanding Sound Editing - Animation, Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program - Tom Kenny for playing SpongeBob SquarePants and Outstanding Children’s Animated Series. Characters SpongeBob SquarePants - The main character of the series and a selfless creature whose sunny attitude is his trademark. He works as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab, Bikini Bottom's premier daytime eatery. He is known throughout town for the delicious Krabby Patty burgers he makes. SpongeBob is perpetually enrolled in boating school, the underwater equivalent of a driver's education course. He lives in a submerged pineapple home with his pet snail Gary. Mr. Krabs - SpongeBob's boss at the Krusty Krab. He lives in an anchor with his teenage daughter, Pearl the whale. While Mr. Krabs often acts as a fatherly figure to SpongeBob, he is very cheap and frequently lets his obsession with money cloud his judgment. He loves sailing, talks like a pirate, and is in a romantic relationship with SpongeBob's teacher Mrs. Puff. Squidward Tentacles - A snobbish octopus who is SpongeBob's next-door neighbor and coworker at the Krusty Krab. He is pessimistic and despises SpongeBob for his enthusiastic attitude. Squidward's favorite hobby is playing his clarinet, but he is not very skilled at it. He also fancies himself a talented artist and keeps countless self portraits around his house. Patrick Star - Patrick is a pink starfish who is SpongeBob's best friend. He is dimwitted and clueless when it comes to almost anything; after all, he lives under a rock. He is always quick to give SpongeBob unintentionally bad advice that lands them both in trouble. Despite his obliviousness to the world around him, Patrick is enduringly loyal and generally good-natured. Sheldon J. Plankton - The arch-rival of Mr. Krabs and the owner of a failing rival restaurant called the Chum Bucket. With the help of his sentient computer Karen, Plankton is always trying to steal the Krusty Krab's secret recipe for Krabby Patties. SpongeBob has a knack for unintentionally thwarting Plankton's efforts without even trying. Karen Plankton - Plankton's sidekick and wife who supplies him with his evil schemes. She is a computer system that he builds into most of his diabolical inventions. Most of the time, Karen manifests on a screen in the Chum Bucket laboratory or in a mobile robot body. She usually acts as Plankton's voice of reason. Sandy Cheeks - A thrill-seeking cowgirl squirrel from the state of Texas who wears a diving suit and lives in a dome full of air. She has a passion for extreme sports and enjoys practicing karate with SpongeBob. When she is not searching for adventure, Sandy can be found working as a scientist and inventor. Mrs. Puff - SpongeBob's teacher at the town boating school and the girlfriend of Mr. Krabs. She tries her best to be patient with SpongeBob, as he is her most enthusiastic student, but finds his reckless boat-driving exhausting. SpongeBob has failed her class more times than she can count, but he only seems to grow more passionate about driving with each failure. Pearl Krabs - A teenage whale who is Mr. Krabs' beloved daughter. She will inherit the Krusty Krab when she grows up, but she doesn't know or care much about fast food at all. Pearl is clever for her age, especially when it comes to math or getting money from her father, but she is still immature. Gary the Snail - SpongeBob's pet sea snail who communicates through cat-like meows and other unintelligible noises. Surprisingly, he is the most civilized member of the cast and outsmarts his owner on a regular basis. He leaves a trail of sticky slime wherever he goes.moreless
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    Guy's Grocery Games

    Guy's Grocery Games

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    Food Network
    Guy Fieri hosts this new cooking reality series that pits four chefs against each other in a grocery store competition featuring real world challenges. The chef that cooks the best dishes and survives each of the elimination rounds wins the grand prize of $20,000 shopping spree.moreless
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    PAW Patrol

    PAW Patrol

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    Nickelodeon (Returning Valentines Day)
    "PAW Patrol" is a TV show about rescue dogs led by a technologically advanced boy protecting and serving the town of Adventure Bay. No matter how small the problem or how difficult the situation - whether it's saving a train from crashing boulders or fixing a dent in Cap'n Turbot's boat - the PAW Patrol always finds a way to save the day. The PAW Patrol knows how to stay cool while doing it, too - each member is equipped with a vehicle and has their own "call-out" catchphrase!moreless
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    Rugrats

    Rugrats

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2004)
    In the year 1989, two married parents named Gabor Csupo and Arlene Klasky made the pilot for the show; their baby son, Brendon, was their inspiration to create the Rugrats. After showing it to Nickelodeon they automatically liked it and turned it into a series; in three years, Rugrats had aired more than fifty episodes. With a total of sixty five episodes they stopped making new episodes and Rugrats was shown in primetime in 1994; after that, the popularity of the show increased. Nickelodeon realized what good ratings they had and they decided to air brand new episodes of Rugrats in 1997; it was so popular that it had its first movie to be shown in theaters the following year featuring a new Rugrat named Dil. After the movie, they aired even more new episodes, including Dil with them on the show; then again in the year 2000, Nickelodeon made a second movie for the Rugrats, giving Chuckie a stepmom and featuring another new Rugrat named Kimi. More new episodes aired after that with Kimi and in the year 2001, Nick had big plans for the show. With Rugrats in their tenth year, so Arlene Klasky and Nickelodeon decided to make the Rugrats ten years older in their anniversary special, "All Growed Up;" this episode was the most viewed Rugrats-related episode. Originally, there were only four young rugrats who would sit in their playpen watching the world go by. The fearless leader of the group was Tommy Pickles, a resourceful baby who hides a plastic screwdriver in his diaper so that they can leave the pen. His best friend was Chuckie, a fearful, red-haired toddler who reluctantly agreed to venture out into the open, unsafe areas of the house. There were also the twins Phil and Lil who were always ready for any new challenge. Leaving the safety of their own playpen, the children would explore their surroundings and try to make sense out of what the adults are doing. Some of the most interesting characters were the parents and Tommy and Angelica's grandfather who would always fall asleep when taking care of the children. The parents' comments are so genuine that they bring a sense of reality to the show. Even the parents had different lives, with Chuckie's widowed father, and Angelica's loving father and busy mother. The series won 4 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program, Outstanding Animated Children's Program, Outstanding Animation and Outstanding Children's Animated Program.
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    The Amazing World of Gumball

    The Amazing World of Gumball

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    Cartoon Network
    Welcome to Elmore! This quaint little suburb isn't quite what it seems, as in Elmore, just about everything has the ability to come to life! The Amazing World Of Gumball follows the misadventures of Gumball, a twelve year old cat. With the help of his best friend Darwin, his former pet goldfish that grew legs and joined the family, he gets into all sorts of antics. He is joined by his sister, Anais, a four year old bunny with heightened intelligence. His father, Richard, and his mother, Nicole, are there to provide him support as well.moreless
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    The Andy Griffith Show

    The Andy Griffith Show

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    CBS (ended 1968)
    The Andy Griffith Show is definitely a TV classic. It ran from 1960 to 1968, producing 249 episodes.

    The main character, Andy (Andy Griffith), was a widowed father of a polite little boy named Opie (Ron Howard) and is a sheriff, who works with nervous and very suspecting Barney Fife (Don Knotts). They all live in the nice southern town of Mayberry. But, Mayberry can get a little dangerous when the town drunk, Otis Campbell (Hal Smith), is on the loose. Thelma Lou (Betty Lynn) is Barney's sweetheart, although Andy had to help him describe his feelings to her. Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) is the very loving and caring but stern housekeeper for Andy and Opie. Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors) is a bone-headed, thoughtless, but humorous character. He is a gas attendant. Goober Pyle (George Lindsey) is Gomer Pyle's cousin. They are very alike, you could say, and arrive in Mayberry when Gomer decides to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. The show had two spin-offs: Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. and Mayberry R.F.D.

    Top 20 Ratings: 1960-1961 - #4 1961-1962 - #7 1962-1963 - #6 1963-1964 - #5 1964-1965 - #4 1965-1966 - #6 1966-1967 - #3 1967-1968 - #1

    Awards for The Andy Griffith Show: Don Knotts won five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy: 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, and 1967.

    Frances Bavier won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy in 1967.moreless
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    Phineas and Ferb

    Phineas and Ferb

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    Disney Channel (ended 2015)
    Welcome to the Phineas and Ferb page at TV.com! Looking for something to do when school is out for the summer? Then you should tune in to this hit animated series on the Disney Channels (including Disney XD) as this show can give you all sorts of ideas that two overly creative stepbrothers can come up with during each day to pass the time before school starts in the fall. Of course, in real life, all of them would be impossible to do in one day. But as the master builders they are, Phineas and Ferb are able to bring their grand inventions and structures to life within a few hours, have their fun, and prepare for their next thing to do the next day. In their blended family, Phineas and Ferb are stepbrothers and can come up with the ideas on what to build and do for fun. Phineas' teenage older sister Candace, regards most of what they do as dangerous and unsafe, and in most episodes, tries her best to bust them in their schemes to her mom, Linda Flynn, or occasionally, her stepfather Lawrence Fletcher. However, her efforts are mostly thwarted as the boys' grand structures or inventions miraculously disappear before either parent can see them before arriving home or wherever they're located. Most times, they disappear as a result of their pet, Perry the Platypus, whom unknown to anyone in the family is a secret agent. To the Flynn-Fletcher family, he's a simple-minded pet, but when he gets the opportunity and nobody is looking, he puts on his little fedora hat, sneaks into his secret lair under the family home via various methods, and gets his assignments from Major Monogram. Perry's nemesis is Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, an evil, but goofy scientist who comes up with various schemes of his own in efforts to rule the tri-state area of Danville, hometown of Phineas, Ferb, and company. Doofenshmirtz's schemes are as outrageous as the boys, as are the reasons he came up with them in the first place. But unlike, Phineas and Ferb, Heinz's efforts are usually unsuccessful as Perry is able to thwart the scientist's, and most times, the boys' and Perry's stories intertwine, leading to not just success for Perry, Phineas and Ferb and Doofenshmirtz's defeat, but Candace being denied the chance to bust her brothers. The cycle then starts again the following day in the summer.moreless
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    Stuck in The Middle

    Stuck in The Middle

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    Harley is an engineering whiz who uses her inventions to navigate life as the middle child in a large family of seven kids.
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    Sesame Street

    Sesame Street

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    PBS
    Sesame Street is a widely recognized and perpetually daring experiment in educational children's programming. This show has taken popular-culture and turned it upside-down. The fast-paced advertisements that had parents of the new era worrying for their children were the basis for the original format of this show. The show has often satirized pop culture, and made itself easier for parents to watch along too. And thus, the positive impact this show has had on modern society is beyond another. No show is more recognized the world over by as many generations and walks of life. Shown in its original format or with changes to reflect a regional education focus, Sesame Street is now seen in over 140 countries. The show that Entertainment Weekly named the "20th Best Ever Show" has changed the education scene to focus on "entertainment." This has turned out to be a valuable theory that not only helps the medicinal learning go down easier, but it also increases the effectiveness of the information being taught. In an almost backwards sense, the show stays fresh by recycling programming ideas every three years, by which time a new group of kids is watching. Unlike most PBS Kids shows, which have an original run, then go into continuous repeats until getting dropped by PBS or sold to another network, Sesame Street has created many new episodes every season since its debut Nov. 10, 1969. American teachers now expect children to arrive on the first day of school knowing the basics about letters, numbers, and language. "Kindergarten now does what first grade used to do," creator Joan Ganz Cooney has said, "and I think that's directly due to Sesame Street." International versions have changed Sesame Street to be more relevant to their culture and environments. They adjust the unique American inner city, with a cast made up mainly of Muppets, African-Americans, Spaniards and Chinese to reflect their own lifestyles. For example, Canada's Sesame Park features a small suburban town inhabited by folks like an otter and a bear, a bush pilot, a disabled child in a wheel-chair and her cat and Russia's Ulitsa Sesame set in a Russian dvor (courtyard) has a 9-foot tall tree spirit who has his joyous and problem-solving Muppet friends. No show can help in tumultuous or troubled times like Sesame Street. For example: • The Israelis and the Palestinians have now merged their independent spin-offs, to help teach the fighting cultures to accept each other for who they are, not what they have done in the past. • The original American Sesame Street helped children deal with the incidents of 9-11 • On the week of October 4-8, 2004, Sesame Workshop actually dug up reruns of Sesame Street episodes from its 32nd season, in which a hurricane plundered the neighborhood. This move was to come to grips with those disabused by the four hurricanes that struck Florida in a six-week span the previous August and September. It also sent a message about the news' propensity for covering violent acts. • The current South African government has not taken much action on the matters of HIV and AIDS, so in 2003, the South African version of Sesame Street added in a 5-year-old girl monster who manages to go about daily life with ease, even though she intercepted HIV through a blood transfusion shortly after birth. This led to an American backlash, even though her exposure in the States has always been restricted to sesameworkshop.org. Undoubtedly, she is the hardest-edged Muppet since Jim Henson's ill-fated "Creatures from the Planet Gorch" on Saturday Night Live's first season. • No other puppet than a Muppet, namely Elmo, could be taken seriously when asking America's congressional Education Appropriations Subcommittee for more funding to school music programs, so that "when Elmo goes to school, there will be the instruments to play." (Unfortunately, Newt Gingrich's Congress chose instead to divert to Sesame Street production funds from other PBS series. Among the casualties was one of Sesame Street's godchildren, Ghostwriter.) •In the mid-70s, they introduced Linda Bove, a deaf actress playing a deaf librarian that lives a life equal to all the rest of the area's inhabitants. Please note that Sesame Street's air time varies between various PBS stations in America. In recent years, a few PBS stations have dropped the show (including WNYE in New York, whose last airing was in June 2003). sesame street even had a touring show, SESAME STREET LIVE,which has just recently celebrated 25 years of performing. Characters Cookie Monster Cookie Monster has always had a passion for cookies, gobbling them up whenever he can. However, in order to promote healthy eating habits, Cookie Monster recently learned that cookies are a "sometime" food. So now, Cookie Monster also eats fruits and vegetables in addition to his trademark snack. Elmo Elmo is a cute little red monster, who wants to know more about the world he is growing up in. Oscar the Grouch Oscar lives in a dustbin, sure its not the most hygienic of places, but Oscar isn't the most hygienic of creatures. He likes to cause mischief but also enjoys learning. Ernie and Bert Best friends and room-mates, both showing us how people get along with each other and how sometimes you may even fall-out with your best friend. The Count The Count, would teaches us to count, whether it be really difficult numbers or easy numbers, the Counts thing is maths and counting, and he sure is good at it. Big Bird A huge yellow bird, who's everyone's friend. No matter what species, color or race you are.moreless
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    The Wiggles

    The Wiggles

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    The Wiggles are a children's band from Australia. When Greg, Anthony, Murray and Jeff aren't singing and dancing, they're spending time with their friends. Dorothy the Dinosaur is a green reptile who loves roses, Wags the Dog is a silly young dog, Captain Feathersword is a mischievous but friendly pirate, and Henry the Octopus is a jolly eight-legged sea animal with a band of his own. Occasionally, The Wiggles meet other friends like Zardo Zap and Officer Beaples. But whatever they're doing, you're bound to have a wigglin' good time! Season Organization There are now six seasons for the Playhouse Disney broadcast of the Wiggles, and they are organized as follows: Season One (TV Series 2) Originally aired: 1999. Disney version aired: 2001. Also known as: Wiggly TV, TV Series Two Choreographer: Leanne Halloran Number of Episodes: 26 Opening Song: In the Wiggles World (with the Bee Intro) Closing Song: In the Wiggles World (everyone waves goodbye) Description: This has assorted skits and songs with a general underlying theme for each episode. The Wiggles' pants don't have the stripes yet. Regular segments: none Season Two (TV Series 1) Originally aired: 1998. Disney version aired: 2002. Also known as: TV Series One Choreographer: Leanne Halloran Number of Episodes: 13 Opening Song: Get Ready to Wiggle Closing Song: some organ music Description: This preceded Series Two and has the sitcom styled intro and some of the earliest footage of the Wiggles. Henry the Octopus takes on puppet and mascot form. Regular segments: Wigglehouse Henry the Octopus Captain Feathersword's Pirate Show Season Three - Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles Originally aired: 2002-2004 Disney version aired: 2003-2004 (11am) Also known as: Network Wiggles, TV Series Three Choreographer: Leeanne Ashley Number of Episodes: 26 in US (54 11-minute episodes in Australia) Opening Song: Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles Closing Song: varies. Usually Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles. Description: This is the more organized studio production with segments for each of the Wiggles and Captain Feathersword. The Wiggle Dancers also make their appearance as regulars. Regular segments: News, Weather, and Sports Anthony's Workshop Captain's Magic Buttons Music with Murray Where's Jeff? Wiggly Community Service Announcement Wiggle Bay song Season Four and Five - The Wiggles Show Australian version aired: Season 4: 2004-2005, Season 5: 2006-2007 US version aired: Season 4: Fall 2005-Spring 2006 (10am), Summer 2006 (7am) Season 5: Winter 2007-present (7am) Also known as: TV Series Four Choreographer: Leeanne Ashley Number of Episodes: 26 + 26 Opening Song: Here Come the Wiggles Closing Song: none Description: Captain Feathersword heads out into the world. The Wiggles even have footage from their concerts! Regular segments: Season 4 Captain Feathersword - Sailing Around the World Dorothy's Dance Class Little Wiggles Wigglehouse Invitation to a Wiggly concert Goodbye: find who's missing. Regular segments: Season 5 Captain Feathersword - Sailing Around the World, with larger crew Wigglehouse Dorothy's Dancing Alphabet Little Wiggles Wiggly Animation Mariachi Wiggles - they sing songs in Spanish! Mandarin Wiggles - they sing songs in Mandarin! Invitation to a Wiggly concert. Jeff features different zoo animals. More silly clips between songs. Season Six - Wiggle and Learn Australian version aired: 2007-2008 Canadian version aired: April 2008- on Treehouse US version aired: December 2008 at 7/6c am. January 2009 at 11am weekdays, 7am weekends Choreographer: Leeanne Ashley and Caterina Mete Number of Episodes: 26 22-minute segments (52 11-minute segments in some formats.) Presented in: HD format Opening Song: Wiggle and Learn Closing Song: Goodbye from the Wiggles Description: Sam Wiggle replaces Greg as they do a brand new series on teaching kids how to read, dance, and have fun. Regular segments: Season 6 Nursery Rhymes Anthony introduces three guests, one of whom is Captain Feathersword in disguise. Wags and Dorothy do an educational skit. Captain Feathersword tries to guess what Anthony is dressed up as. Murray and Jeff paint a picture using music. The Wiggles play different games. Season Seven - Ready, Steady, Wiggle!Australian version aired: September 2013 Canadian version aired: June 2013 on Treehouse US version aired: August 2013 4:30PM during The Sprout Sharing Show Number of Episodes: 52 Presented in: HD format Opening Song: Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Closing Song: Instrumental of Theme Song Description: Join Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony on new adventures. Regular segments: Season 7 Intro; Who Am I? Guessing Game; Anthony's Food Alphabet; Concert Song; Live at Wigglehouse; Wigglehouse Segments; Songs from Taking Off, Furry Tales and Pumpkin Face/Wiggly Halloween; Dorothy closes the show. Season Eight - Ready, Steady, Wiggle!Australian version aired: January 2015 US version aired: May 2015 on Hulu Number of Episodes: 52Presented in: HD format Opening Song: Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Closing Song: Instrumental of Theme Song Description: Join Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony on new adventures. Regular segments: Season 7 Intro; Dressing Up Guessing Game; Simon's Alphabet; Concert Song; Live at Wigglehouse; Wigglehouse Segments; Songs from Taking Off, Furry Tales, Apples & Bananas and Wigglehouse; Dorothy closes the show. Video Organization Videos are generally placed at the end of each series. Many airdates listed try to match the first Disney Broadcast or US video release. If it has the Wiggly Dancers it'll be season 3 or later, otherwise the video fits in season 1. If it has Sam Wiggle or the newer Greg, it'll be in season 6. If it has Emma, Lachy & Simon, it'll be Season 7 and 8. About Production Codes: The regular seasons were painstakingly collected from the various TV guides and correlated with actual viewings of the show over a period of several months. Season 5 codes come from a media marketing site. They all follow the 3-digit format, except for videos which are originally listed by their Roadshow / HIT Entertainment VHS or DVD catalog number. If you have a better scheme for the videos please contact the editor. Character Profiles The Wiggles Greg Wiggle Greg is the lead singer of The Wiggles, and if you just hear one singer in your favorite Wiggles song, he is the guy. His hobby is doing magic tricks. He can make things disappear, but it'd be once in blue moon if he ever succeeds in pulling a rabbit out of his hat! Instrument = Lead Vocalist. He also plays some guitar and keyboard. Shirt Color = Yellow Sam Wiggle In the Wiggle and Learn series, Sam is the new Yellow Wiggle. People might recognize him as a Wiggly Dancer and Professor Singalottasonga in the earlier series. Instrument = Lead Vocals, and sometimes the Trumpet. Shirt Color = Yellow Anthony Wiggle Anthony is one hungry Wiggle. His hobbies include eating and generally being silly. His appetite can get in the way at times. He usually sings and dances with Greg. In the newer seasons, he also loves to use a low bass voice and to roll his r's. Instrument = Drums. He also plays some guitar and some other instruments. Shirt Color = Blue Murray Wiggle The calmest guy in the band, Murray enjoys playing his red guitar, and is quite impressed by Greg and his magic. One time he even used Greg's magic properly! Murray also loves to speculate on different things in life, like what if we didn't have elbows. He also loves to play well known guitar riffs. Instrument = Red Guitar. Shirt Color = Red Jeff Wiggle Jeff is full of energy when he's awake, but he tends to fall asleep on the spot, and it takes the entire audience to shout "Wake up, Jeff!" It can be hard to keep him awake. In fact, he spent a whole episode asleep once! He may be the goofiest of them all. Instrument = Keyboard and Accordion. Shirt Color = Purple Emma Wiggle Emma is the first female wiggle and she loves to wear bows. She replaces Greg and Sam in the newer episodes. Instrument = Drums. Shirt Color = Yellow Simon Wiggle Simon replaces Murray in the newer episodes. He always sings in a low bass tone and plays a game called Simon Says. Instrument = Lead Vocals. Shirt Color = Red Lachy Wiggle Lachy is Jeff's replacement for newer episodes and still does everything Jeff does like sleeping. He sometimes sings when Simon's not singing. Instrument = Keyboard. Shirt Color = Purple Supporting Characters Captain Feathersword Often considered the Fifth Wiggle, Captain Feathersword is a friendly pirate who has a sword made out of feathers so he can tickle people. He's best known for doing improvisational acts and voices, thanks in part to his Magic Buttons on his vest. He greets everyone with "Ahoy There, Me Hearties!" Dorothy the Dinosaur Dorothy is a human-sized dinosaur who wears a floppy white hat, and loves daydreaming in her rose garden. She has loved roses since she was a young child. And not just to smell them, but she uses them to make rosy treats! She is also the only female among the main Wiggles group, and has an infectious giggle. In Australia, she even has her own TV show! Wags the Dog Wags is a cute dog about the size of the Wiggles. In the early seasons, he only speaks to the audience, and woofs for Captain Feathersword and the other Wiggles. But in the later seasons, he talks like everyone else. He's a very resourceful inventor, and he also likes to goof on Captain Feathersword, refusing to just obey. He's also in charge of the three little pups known as the Wagettes. Henry the Octopus Henry leads his own underwater band. He joins the Wiggles in a bunch of different songs and dances. In the early seasons, he is both a puppet and a mascot. His favorite word is "Bree-Boop!" which is like Aloha in Octopus language. Officer Beaples: She's dressed like a Keystone Kop, and mostly mimes. Wiggle Dancers: The men and women who dance around in marching band uniforms. They start appearing in the musical numbers from the Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles season. Friendly Pirate Crew: The men and women who dance around and help Captain Feathersword during one of his featured skits. Many of the folks are Wiggle Dancers, but some are dedicated crew members representing a worldwide populace. Child Dancers: Since the show is all about the kids, many of the videos feature children dancing and participating in activities. About Playhouse Disney: This is the morning segment of the Disney Channel in the USA that's geared for pre-schoolers and toddlers. Because Disney is privately owned, they only air commercials for their own Disney shows and products, but during the Playhouse Disney segments, The Wiggles shows run about 25 minutes straight with NO commercials! Disney used to run the Wiggles at all sorts of morning hours seven days a week. In its prime, the Wiggles should show up from two to three episodes a day: 6am for Wiggly TV (series 1-2), 10am for The Wiggles Show and Lights, Camera, Action episodes (series 3-4), and 7am for the Breakfast with Bear segment. In series 5, The Wiggles ran at 7am weekdays, and a different time on weekend mornings. In series 6, the Wiggles ran at 7am weekdays and weekends but in January 5, 2009, the Wiggles ran at 11:30am weekdays and 7am weekends. Reruns can be found on PBS Sprout. Submission Guidelines Although the Wiggles guide may seem fairly complete, there are always plenty of fun things to add. Here's generally where things are categorized. Notes: - List of DVD Bonus Features, including Lights Camera Action Wiggles episodes. - Official original release dates for the Australia videos, US videos, and companion albums. Awards won. Differences between Australia and US version. - Novelties and debuts (set design, wardrobe, song, dancer) - consider chronological or Disney TV series order. - One-shot appearances by non-TV industry guests, lists of children and families, lists of dancers. - Family and Friends - whenever the Wiggles bring in their non-cast/crew family members (e.g. Anthony's wife, kids, or dogs), and friends into their videos and features. - Debuts in Australia, UK, or Canada if traceable. Trivia: - On-screen song and guest debuts by name, such as Murray introducing Clare, or Anthony introducing Alfonso. - Instrument details. Allusions: Passing references to pop culture icons like Elvis or The Beatles. For example, Racing to the Rainbow has a flurry of Elvis references, and the cover of Let's Eat is designed to look like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts band. Australian regional sayings and jargon like "slippery dip", but do not add common ones like "G'day" or "Beauty, mate" or "barbie" Song arrangements not directly explained (e.g. Hands on My Head). Cast: If you are adding voiceovers for any of the mascots, for example: Wags the Dog (Mic Conway) Dorothy the Dinosaur (Carolyn Ferrie, Jacqueline Field, Zoe Velez) Henry the Octopus (Jeff Fatt, Paul Paddick, Mario Martinez-Diaz), please confirm they are the correct person in the season, and that the mascot actually said something in that episode. I count the dancers as Recurring Stars / Guest Stars if: 1) They are credited at the end of the show. 2) They participated in the skits, intros, or closers. I do not count the dancer if all they did was appear in the pre-produced video footage. DO NOT ADD - Nitpicking any time the Wiggles don't really play their instruments or lip sync. It is a given that sometimes they are more concerned about dancing and showing the actions rather than making an acoustically accurate performance. Save those goofs for only the major ones like showing two different guitars for the same concert song. - Self-evident crew credits like Music: The Wiggles (Band) or Creator: The Wiggles (Band) or Opening Performance: The Wiggles (Band). Look for explicitly listed credits like Musical Arrangement: Anthony Field instead. - Cast roles that should be listed in the credits (e.g. Kamahl guest stars as himself). - Special Guest Stars - add them as regular Guest Stars. - Dancers on replayed video footage. They did not participate in the video. - This is the second/third/fourth visit by guest star. It is self-evident from the credits that guests appear multiple times. - Any nitpicks on miscellaneous Wiggles songs that aren't featured in the TV series or videos. - Explanations on nursery rhymes or common pop culture. Common questions about the guide Q: What is with the titles for Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles? How come they don't correspond to my videos? A: In the original Australian broadcast, the show was 54 episodes of 11 minutes each, and their titles were just Episode 1 to Episode 54. When it was broadcast in the US for Disney, they mainly combined 2 episodes into one, and posted their own 3 digit production numbers. There are NO official titles for the US version. The titles here are arbitrarily written by the editor to best reflect the theme of the combined episode. Q: Can I add a Wiggles video to a guide? A: Yes, Just let me know in advance and I can give you an episode number of where it should fit in. I am not accepting 2-pack releases as new entries, but you can make a Note of such things if they are important. Q: Why is Series Two listed first? A: Although Series Two was produced after Series One, it aired on Disney channel before Series One. Q: What about Wiggly Waffle? A: Wiggly Waffle, while it has new videos, is not an actual TV series, but The Wiggles hosting a block of various shows. If you want Wiggly Waffle on tv.com, you could send in a request for a new show, but my opinion is that it is a very difficult series to maintain. Q: What about other Wiggles produced shows? A: Dorothy the Dinosaur Show from the late 2000s has a guide now. If you want Kingdom of Paramithi, send a request to add the show on tv.com. Q: Why are the episode names and numbers for Season 4, 5 and 6 different than the ones from the boxsets and Australian iTunes? A: The names are from when they aired on Disney. Australia used different names and aired in production order.moreless
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    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2006)
    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius follows Jimmy Neutron, his faithful robotic dog, Goddard, and his eclectic friends and family as they experience life in Retroville. Jimmy is a typical kid, who just happens to be a genius. He creates gadgets to improve his everyday life, but his inventions go awry more often than not, and hilarious trouble ensues.
    The show world premiered on July 20th, 2002 and it officially ended on November 25th, 2006.

    SHOW TIMES (USA):

    Weekdays: 6.30 a.m.; 7.30 p.m.; EST/PST; and 5.30 a.m.; 6:30 p.m.;CST;

    Daily: 3 p.m.;EST/PST; 2 p.m.;CST;

    Weekends: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ;EST/PST; 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.; CST

    Los Angeles: Episodes of Jimmy Neutron can be seen on NickToons Network.

    Weekdays: 12 p.m; 9.30 p.m; 12:30 a.m. Weekends: Sunday 7 p.m.

    Other Showings

    Canada: Episodes of Jimmy Neutron can be seen on YTV.

    Weekdays: 3.30 p.m.

    United Kingdom: Episodes of Jimmy Neutron can be seen on NickToons UK. 11 a.m.

    Characters:

    James Isaac "Jimmy" Neutron Jimmy is a very smart kid, a genuine boy genius! But he's still the shortest kid in 5th grade, and he can't go out after dark. He spends his time inventing the wackiest gizmos and gadgets you can think of, and then saving the town of Retroville from the unintended results.... Jimmy is an only child and loves it ... most of the time, anyway. Any way you look at it, he's not your average, everyday kind of kid.

    Carlton Ulysses "Carl" Wheezer Carl, Jimmy's best friend, loves llamas, and food, and sparkly, shiny things! His favorite channel is The Llama Channel, and one of his favorite activities is folding and hanging his pants! Carl is kinda like an old man trapped in a 5th grader's body. Nonetheless, he's still used as a test subject for many of Jimmy's inventions, and he usually goes along willingly. Although, one of these days, he's gonna end up in the hospital from helping science along....

    Sheen Juarerra Estevez Sheen, Jimmy's other best friend, is completely, 100% obsessed with UltraLord. UltraLord, as Sheen would be quick to explain, is an action figure (not a doll) from the TV show The UltraLord Show. Sheen almost always has at least one of his many action figures with him, and he can relate anything to UltraLord. He is usually pretty funny and is the most maniacal character in Retroville.

    Cynthia Aurora "Cindy" Vortex Cindy strongly believes that girls are better than boys, period. Especially if those boys are Jimmy, Carl, and Sheen. Cindy is the second smartest kid at Lindbergh Elementary, which really annoys her - she hates being second-best. But beneath her tough exterior, she secretly has a crush on the town's resident boy genius.

    Liberty Danielle "Libby" Folfax Libby is Cindy's best friend. She's also something like a walking electronic store, since she's usually wearing her headphones, listening to her CD Player, talking on her cell phone, or any combination thereof. Libby sort of keeps Cindy sane, but she is always there to back her friend up.

    Goddard Goddard is Jimmy's best invention, since nothing seems to go wrong with him. He's a living, metal, robotic dog who is very useful - he can do just about anything for Jimmy, like getting out tools or listing options. Goddard is actually a little smarter than Jimmy, and he can sometimes tell when an experiment will go wrong. But Jimmy always asures him that it will be fine.... Nick Dean Nick Dean is Mr. Cool according to the kids of Lindbergh Elementary. He can usually be seen with his helmet on, doing fancy tricks on his skateboard.

    Jimmy's Parents Jimmy's parents are about as normal as their son. Jimmy's dad, Hugh Beaumont Neutron, loves pie and ducks. He's nice and everything, but Jimmy can't help wishing his dad was less embarrasing. Jimmy's mom, Judy Neutron, is more serious than Hugh, and she's where Jimmy got his intelligence. She's the cook and mechanic around the house, always fixing up pies and cars.

    Miss Winifred Fowl Miss Fowl is the gang's 5th grade teacher. She sounds and looks much like a chicken. She's always willing to teach, even if Jimmy and Cindy are more like the teachers in the

    Betty Quinlan Our favorite boy genius has a bit of a crush on this older girl. And the more appearances Betty makes, the more jealous Cindy becomes.

    Bolbi Stroganovsky Bolbi is a foreign exchange student hailing from Bakheristan. Many of our American customs are still a mystery to Bolbi, but he is quickly adapting. One of his first American experiences was being elected student body president on soon after he began attending Lindbergh Elementary.

    The enemies:

    King Goobot Goobot is the king of the planet Yolkus. After Jimmy's satellite-toaster lands on his ship, he kidnaps all the parents in Retroville and quickly transforms into Jimmy's worst enemy.

    Ooblar Ooblar is the brother and sidekick of Goobot. He is often hilarious and crazier than the king.

    Poultra Poultra is an enormous, mutant chicken. She used to be the chicken god of Yolkus, but she presumably left for another planet after the embarrassing incident with Retroville's kids and parents.

    Professor Finbarr Calamitous Calamitous is a bumbling, evil genius who never finishes anything, sometimes including his own sentences! Originally, he was plotting to use Jimmy to help him take over Retroville, but now his main goal is to destroy Jimmy and his friends.

    The Junkman The Junkman is an alien junk-dealer who kidnapped Jimmy's mechanical brother's parents, Mombot and Popbot, to turn them into Grava-Disks. All he cares about is making interstellar money. Also, Goddard appears to be in love with the Junkman's alien dog, Roxy.

    Eustace Strytch Eustace is a spoiled rich boy who started his enmity with Jimmy in a kite contest. His desire is to have Goddard and to make Jimmy's friends of his own, thought he doesn't trust in anybody but him, his lots of money and his butler, who happens to make him company and responds to every one of his foiled plans.

    Meldar Meldar is an alien who, using the power of matrix generators in his cuff links, forced different forms of life from different planets to play his game show, Intergalactic Showdown, where the losers got their home planet destroyed! Jimmy and the others got his show cancelled permanently, though, forcing Meldar to work on infomercials.

    Twonkies Twonkies are cute and fluffy creatures from the comet Twonkus 9 ... at least, they're cute and fluffy until they hear music! Music causes them to mutate into horrible, ugly creatures that try to tear up the town, eventually combining together to form a sort of mega twonkie, and this is the Final state. The Twonkies continue to make cameos in episodes throughout the 3rd season. Be on the lookout for them.

    Grandma Tatters Althought you can first think of her as a chubby and good-as-bread grandma, she's part of an evil race of aliens from outerspace who can control human's people emotions and make them all 'happy' zombies.

    Dr. Moist A scientific and crazy genius. He managed to build his own lab in the Bermuda Triangle, at the bottom of the sea. People who passes through, Dr. Moist abducts them to his lab and turns them into Algae Men.

    FAQ

    Will The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius have more seasons? The third season has finished airing. As for a fourth season, there is only a minimal chance to have more adventures for the boy genius. It seems thought, the production is planning on doing a show spin-off

    Is it true Jimmy and Cindy love each other deep down? Steve Oedekerk said, in Making of Jimmy Neutron on the DVD of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, "Cindy and Jimmy actually like each other a lot, but, you know, they're at a time and they're at an age where they're very competitive." Carolyn Lawrence added, "It's kinda a love-hate friendship."

    When are the characters' birthdays? The birthdays for various JN characters, as confirmed by Keith Alcorn, are as follows:

    Carl: January 17 April: February 2 Judy: February 26 Jimmy: March 14 Hugh: April 1 Nick: May 29 Cindy: June 5 Bolbi: June 7 Ms.Fowl: June 8 Sheen: November 19 Libby: December 11

    The show is also known in other countries as:

    Las aventuras de Jimmy Neutrón, el niño inventor (Spanish Title) Las aventuras de Jimmy Neutrón, el niño genio (Mexican Title) As Aventuras de Jimmy Neutron o Menino Gênio (Brazilian Title) Jimmy Neutron der mutige Erfinder (German Title) Jimmy Neutron: Un garçon génial(French Title) Jimmy Neutron, Ragazzo Prodigio (Italian Title) Jimmy Neutron Wonderkind (Dutch Title)

    The show characters are known in other countries as:

    Cindy Vortex: Cindy Torbellino in Spain Carl Wheezer: Carl Sin Fuellen in Spain Mrs. Fowl: Urraca in Spain, Srta. Ave in Mexican Beautiful Gorgeous: Hermosa Preciosa in Spain, Linda Hermosa in Mexican The Junkman: Chatarrero in Spain, El Basurero in Mexicanmoreless
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    Arthur

    Arthur

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    Arthur Read, the spectacular bespectacled aardvark stars in this children's series about growing up. Typical childhood problems such as bratty siblings, schoolyard bullies and classroom cliques are addressed by this popular program. Arthur's eighteenth season has come to a close. However, watch for repeats again soon on your local PBS station. And keep watching for more details on upcoming episodes of the program. Currently, Arthur is the second longest-running North American animated series (behind The Simpsons), now with seventeen seasons and counting. Developed from Marc Brown's beloved books, Arthur reminds us all of how it feels to be 8 years old. Just like your average kid, Arthur overcomes the dreaded obstacles of third-grade life, such as his tough teacher Mr. Ratburn, bullies, and mountains of homework. At home, Arthur must face the pint- terror also known as his sister Dora Winifred, or D.W. for short. Everything between these two is a struggle; who gets control of the television remote, who can play their Crazy Bus CD, whose hobbies are dumber, that's a baby show...Will Arthur ever win one of these pointless arguments? Probably never, because not only is D.W. fiercely independent, she's also very smart. But despite it all, Arthur and D.W. are still brother and sister, and when they're not arguing, they can accomplish great things together.

    Keeping Arthur sane are his helpful friends --- an assortment of colorful animal cohorts who always provide sound advice and a few laughs too. They are: Francine Frensky (a tomboy who would rather play sports than go to the mall), Buster Baxter (an enthusiastic gourmand), Alan "The Brain" Powers (a bona-fide 3rd grade genius, who even writes computer programs in his spare time), Muffy Crosswire (the rich girl with a real heart of gold), and Sue Ellen Armstrong (a traveler of the world and geography expert). Arthur can also sometimes be seen with Fern Walters (a soft-spoken musician with semi-hidden goth interests), Binky Barnes (acts like a bully, but enjoys pastimes such as ballet and clarinet), George Nordgren/Lundgren (a somewhat shy moose who be truly entertaining when he tries), Prunella (who supposedly has psychic powers and is actually in the fourth grade) and Jenna Morgan (a rarely seen cat-girl.) And of course, who could forget Pal, Arthur's lovable, loyal pet pooch?

    Arthur airs on PBS every weekday and on some stations on weekends --- check local listings for time. Or, go to the PBS Kids' Arthur schedule to find out which episode is airing in a city near you.

    A large number of Arthur stories have been released on DVD and video. Many episodes are also available in book form. There are also a wealth of Arthur-related promotions and products, so keep an eye on the news and check online merchants such as eBay and Amazon, and your local stores. You can also check your local library for Arthur books.

    Theme Song

    Every day when you're walkin' down the street,
    Everybody that you meet, Has an original point of view...
    - Chorus: And I say "Hey!" (Hey!) What a wonderful kind of day! (Day!)
    If we can learn to work and play,(Play!) And get along with each other... -
    You've got to listen to your heart, Listen to the beat, Listen to the rhythm, the rhythm on the street,
    Open up your eyes, Open up your ears, Get together and make things better, By working together
    It's a simple message, and it comes from the heart, Believe in (believe in yourself...) 'Cuz that's the Place to START!
    - And I say "Hey!" (Hey!) What a wonderful kind of day! (Day!)
    If we can learn to work and play (PLAY!), And get along with each other (Hey!)
    What a wonderful kind of day Hey! What a wonderful kind of day...
    Hey! The series won 7 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children's Animated Program, Outstanding Children's Animated Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing - Special Class, Outstanding Children's Animated Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing - Live Action and Animation, Outstanding Children's Animated Program and Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program.moreless
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    Disney's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

    Disney's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

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    Disney's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is the first computer generated (CG) 3-D animation television series to feature the "Sensational Six." Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, and Pluto star in this series, which focuses on interactivity with its primarily preschool-aged audience to stimulate problem solving. Each episode involves the characters helping its viewers to "solve a specific age-appropriate problem utilizing basic skills, such as identifying shapes and counting through ten." The series uses Playhouse Disney's "whole child" curriculum of cognitive, social and creative learning opportunities.moreless
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    The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

    The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

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    Disney Channel (ended 2008)
    The Suite Life of Zack and Cody stars identical twin brothers Dylan and Cole Sprouse, as Zack and Cody, whose lives change when their mother Carey (Kim Rhodes), ends up landing a job at one of Boston's finest hotels, the Tipton Hotel. As part of Carey's contractual deal, the twins and her get to live in an upper floor suite of the hotel. Ashley Michelle Tisdale stars as Maddie Fitzpatrick, who plays the role of the hotel candy counter girl and part-time babysitter, that tends to having to put an end to Zack and Cody's antics. Brenda Song stars as the rich and spoiled hotel heiress, London Tipton; while Phill Lewis plays the role of Mr. Moseby, the Tipton Hotel Manager. While Zack and Cody's mother works, they have all the amenities that come with the hotel, like room service, the game room, the swimming pool, and the candy counter. Maddie steps up as being the babysitter for the twin boys who tries to foil their pranks, along with the job of being the Tipton's candy counter girl. Zack and Cody try to turn the hotel into the play ground, as they end up making friends and foes with guest, staff, and residents; which includes the spoiled hotel heiress, London Tipton. The show was originally called The Suite Life, which is co-created by Danny Kallis, who was a writer, producer, and director for the TV series, Smart Guy; and Jim Geoghan, who was a writer and producer for the TV series, Family Matters. Anything To Contribute To This Guide... ...any notes, quotes, goofs, etc., click on the "add" or "edit" icons on the various pages and fill out the forms! And please! Watch your spelling, punctuation grammar, etc.! Submissions that are full of errors have NO chance of being included! Information About The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Main Characters... Zack - The always stylin' Zack is the major instigator of the mischief that he and his brother, Cody, get into. He always means well, but sometimes the excitement of the situation gets the best of him. Cody - The super-friendly Cody is usually reluctant to participate in his brother Zack's schemes. But when he does, his good influence helps to reign Zack in when things get out of hand. Carey - Zack and Cody's mom is the headline singer at the Tipton Hotel's exclusive cabaret room. She's a great mom but has her hands full with the troublemaking twosome. London - As the wealthy daughter of the Tipton Hotel owner, London spends her tome showing off new outfits and acting like the hotel's princess. Even though she is the complete opposite of Maddie, they're still good friends. Maddie - Maddie is the Tipton Hotel candy counter girl-turned-part-time Zack and Cody babysitter. Her quick thinking often helps the twins out of some sticky situations. Mr. Moseby - Mr. Moseby, the Tipton Hotel's manager, tries to keep Zack and Code in line, but sometimes the boys get the best of him. With his strict ways, he often spoils their fun while saving the Tipton from their hijinks. Frequently Asked Questions About The Suite Life of Zack & Cody... Q. When did the show premiere? A. The show first premiered Friday, March 18, 2005 on Disney Channel at 7:00|6:00C with two back-to-back episodes. Q. When did the first production begin? A. Production began on September 14, 2004, in front of a live studio audience at 5:30PM at the Hollywood Center in Hollywood, California. The show is filmed in the same studio as Disney Channel's hit show That's So Raven. Q. When will new information become available? A. As soon as Disney releases new information, we'll post it for you. New episodes and air dates will be posted in the episode list or in the broadcast schedule. Q. When did the name change from 'The Suite Life' to 'The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'? A. The name changed at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour in Los Angeles on January 14, 2005. Q. When did DisneyChannel.com premiere the official website/webpage? A. DisneyChannel.com launched the site/page on Friday, January 21, 2005; the same night that American Dragon: Jake Long premiered. It is updated regularly. Q. Do you need any more editors? A. No, we don't. We have enough now. But you can contribute. Other Information About The Suite Life of Zack & Cody... Theme Song... Here I am in your life Here you are in mine Guess we have a suite life, most of the time You and me, we got the world to see So come on down, just me and you know what to do So come on down, its you and me, me and you We got the whole place to ourselves, you and me We got it all for free, so come on down This is the suite life, we have a suite life Birthdays Of The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody Stars... Cole Sprouse (Cody) - August 4, 1992 Dylan Sprouse (Zack) - August 4, 1992 Brenda Song (London) - September 24, 1987 Ashley Tisdale (Maddie) - July 2, 1985 Phill Lewis (Mr. Moseby) - ? ?, 1968 Kim Rhodes (Carey) - June 7, 1969moreless
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    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

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    A unicorn pony named Twilight Sparkle is a student of Equestria's ruler, Princess Celestia. Twilight Sparkle is instructed to take time away from her studies and go make some friends. She and her assistant, Spike, become friends with Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack, Fluttershy, and Pinkie Pie. Together, they embark on many adventures in the town of Ponyville, all the while learning more about the magic of friendship.moreless
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    Leave It to Beaver

    Leave It to Beaver

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    ABC (ended 1963)
    Leave It to Beaver portrayed the iconic postwar American family: June the perfect housewife, Ward the dad (what did he do for a living, anyway? And why did he always wear a suit to dinner?), big brother Wally, and of course Theodore ("The Beaver"), the good-hearted kid whose adventures propelled the show. Leave It to Beaver debuted in October of 1957 on CBS. In the fall of 1958, CBS dropped the series. ABC picked it up and ran it for an additional 5 years. Few people know that Leave it to Beaver was the first American television show broadcast behind the Iron Curtain -- perhaps part of the reason for so many references to God, Sunday School, Breaking Bread, etc. In several episodes, there are subtle references to the Soviet Union. In episode #31 ( New doctor ): Wally, has a model plane. Look close, it,s a Russian bomber. With, the red star decals. In episode #119 ( Beaver's House Guest ), the two boys are wearing their camp sweatshirts. With the name Camp Chekov on it. Propaganda? Maybe. What the average American family was like in the 1950's? I don't think so. What ever, I guess it worked. The series focuses on Theodore Cleaver (Beaver). Beaver (who was 7 when the series began) is your basic everyday little boy who had a knack of getting himself into trouble at every turn. His older brother Wally, is just entering his teen years and often wonders out loud how Beaver could be so dumb to get himself into stupid situations. (Examples: getting himself locked in the principals office, letting the bathtub overflow, letting the washing machine overflow, getting his head stuck in a fence at the park, constantly losing things (cats, change, etc.) His parents are your everyday 1950's parents, June and Ward Cleaver, who do their best to understand and support Beaver and Wally as they grew up. Other characters were mostly friends of Wally and Beaver. Wally's friends included Lumpy Rutherford and the two-faced Eddie Haskell. Eddie was courteous to June and Ward but when the grown ups weren't around he was a bully to Beaver and his friends. Beaver's friends include Whitey Whitney, Gilbert Gates/Bates/Harrison (inconsistent last name), Larry Mondello and Richard Rickover. Beaver's teachers, Miss Canfield and later Miss Landers were seen frequently as well as Lumpy's father, played by Richard Deacon known for his role on The Dick Van Dyke Show. While most people lump in Leave it to Beaver with other family sitcoms, such as Father Knows Best, and The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, this series was truly an original, and very much ahead of its time. It showed the world through the eyes of a young boy, and sometimes dealt with rather controversial subjects. One episode ("Beaver and Andy") dealt frankly with the subject of alcoholism. Another episode ("Beaver's House Guest") showed how divorce can affect a child. In 1985, Leave It to Beaver was in a full blown revival after a 1983 reunion movie, Still the Beaver, when a spin-off series, with the title of the reunion movie, was proposed. It later begin airing in syndication under the title, The New Leave It to Beaver and starred all of the original cast members except Hugh Beaumont who died on May 14, 1982. First Telecast: October 4, 1957 Last Telecast: September 12, 1963 Episodes: 234 B&W Episodes +1 Unaired B&W Pilot Theme Song: "The Toy Parade" Written by: Melvyn Leonard, Mort Greene & Dave Kahn Spin-offs: The New Leave It to Beaver NOTE: All air dates have now been verified through TV Guide. CBS Broadcast History October 1957-March 1958----Fridays----7:30 p.m. March-September 1958----Wednesdays----8:00 p.m. ABC Broadcast History October 1958-June 1959----Thursdays----7:30 p.m. July-September 1959----Thursdays----9:00 p.m. October 1959-September 1962----Saturdays----8:30 p.m. September 1962-September 1963----Thursdays----8:30 p.m. Nielsen Ratings: (Top 30 or Better) Never hit the top 30moreless
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    My Wife and Kids

    My Wife and Kids

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    ABC (ended 2005)
    Popular film and television star Damon Wayans stars as Michael Kyle, a loving husband and modern-day patriarch who rules his household with a unique and distinct parenting style. As he teaches his three children some of life's lessons, he does so with his own brand of wisdom, discipline and humor.

    Now that Jr. and his girlfriend, Vanessa, are parents of a baby boy, Michael and his loving wife, Jay, are proud but young grandparents, and are adjusting to their new roles. Not only are they trying to help their son become a responsible father, but they want to help the teenaged couple make some important decisions in their lives. They all seem to have their own opinion when it comes to answering such questions like: Should the new parents continue to live in the Kyle garage? Should they get engaged or married? Will the new baby make Jr., who is terrified in his role as a new dad, act any smarter?

    While trying to turn his son into a man, Michael begins to look at where his own life has taken him and wonders if he should make some changes. Jay, who also starts to question her purpose in life, pursues her educational goals and, along the way, decides to open a restaurant. Meanwhile, oldest daughter Claire's relationship with Tony, the odd and oddly endearing bible thumper, has endured. Claire is now a high school senior and is more than ready to do all the things that come along with that special time in life.

    Little Kady feels a bit threatened by the new baby's presence, and her family is there to help her get over any insecurities. She continues her friendship with the young piano virtuoso, Franklin, who often complicates Michael's life. The boy sensed an opening in the family with Jr.'s impending graduation into adulthood, and Franklin is still trying to weasel his way into becoming the "good new son."

    Michael can only hope his parental advice, mixed with witty humor, will steer his children to act responsibly. Through it all, Jr., Claire and Kady know they can turn to their father when they need his guidance. Sometimes it seems as though, even without their asking, Dad knows ahead of time what they might need, and he's only too happy to provide direction -- often to their chagrin.

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    The Nanny

    The Nanny

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    CBS (ended 1999)
    When Fran Fine entered the Sheffield's residence in Park Avenue selling cosmetics, little did she know about how much she was going to change their lives. The Jewish girl from Queens got a job as the nanny for Maxwell Sheffield's (a Broadway producer) three kids: Maggie, Brighton and Gracie. But the Sheffields got more than just a nanny: they got Sylvia, Fran's compulsive eater, nosy mother; Val, Fran's best friend with a low I.Q.; and Yetta, Fran's grandmother. She gave joy to the house that had been blue ever since Mrs. Sheffield passed away, and quickly became friends with Niles, the butler, who is always aware of everything that is going on in the house. The attraction between Fran and Mr. Sheffield became evident as the years went by, for C.C.'s (Maxwell's business partner, who always had a crush on him) torture. Many people consider The Nanny as being the 90's version of "I Love Lucy". The show premiered in November, 1993 as a late addition to CBS's Wednesday fall lineup. The show quickly became a hit, moving to Monday nights on its second season and remaining there until its third. Then CBS moved it back to Wednesday nights, trying to improve the ratings for that night - a move that made CBS hold the time slot for the first time in 25 years, since Sonny & Cher! But ratings started to fall, and during the 5th season the producers decided to end its run, giving it one last season. The 6th season ran until March, when the show went into a hiatus. The series finale was shown before the remaining episodes, which were shown later during June. During its 6-year run, The Nanny was nominated for 11 Emmys, winning only one in 1995 for best costume designs. Fran Drescher was nominated twice for best actress: in 1996 and 1997. Renée Taylor also got a nomination as best supporting actress in 1996. A Fran Drescher doll was released during the show's run, featuring some of the outfits that were one of the show's trademarks. CBS Broadcast History 146 episodes November 1993 --- Wednesdays 8pm December 1993 --- Monday 8:30pm December 1993 - April 1994 --- Wednesdays 8pm May 1994 - November 1994 --- Mondays 8pm November 1994 - Monday 8:30pm November 1994 - February 1995 --- Mondays 8pm May 1995 --- Wednesday 8pm May 1995 - May 1996 --- Mondays 8pm September 1996 --- Wednesdays 8pm September 1996 --- Wednesdays 8:30pm October 1996 - March 1999 --- Wednesdays 8pm March 1999 --- Wednesdays 8:30pm May 1999 - June 1999 --- Wednesday 8pm June 1999 --- Wednesdays 8:30pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nielsen Ratings: (Top 30 or Better) #24 in the 1994- 1995 Season #16 in the 1995- 1996 Season Theme Song "She was working in a bridal shop in Flushing, Queens 'Til her boyfriend kicked her out in one of those crushing scenes What was she to do? Where was she to go? She was out on her fanny... So over the bridge from Flushing to the Sheffield's door She was there to sell make-up, but father saw more She had style! She had flair! She was there That's how she became the Nanny! Who would have guessed that the girl we've described Was just exactly what the doctor prescribed? Now the father finds her beguiling (watch out C.C.!) And the kids are actually smiling (such joie de vivre!) She's the lady in red when everybody else is wearing tan... The flashy girl from Flushing, the Nanny named Fran!"moreless
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    Hey Arnold!

    Hey Arnold!

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    Hey Arnold! is a much-loved and popular Nicktoon on Nickelodeon. The whole basis of the show is Helga's love for Arnold, but a lot of episodes and storylines focus on Arnold and his friends. Hey Arnold! shows a variety of different characters - even the background characters have 1 or 2 episodes on themselves. Arnold is a good person and tries to do things right. People at his school seek him for advice and see him as their own advisor.

    Characters:

    Arnold - Arnold is the main character of Hey Arnold!, Arnold is very helpful to others but gets too much into their business sometimes. Helga loves Arnold more than anyone else. But Arnold doesnt know it. Arnold's last name isn't revealed in any episode, but will be in the 2004 sequel, Hey Arnold 2! Arnold's nickname is "Football Head".

    Gerald - Gerald is Arnold's cool best friend and the all-time keeper for the ancient legends of Arnold's neighborhood.

    Helga - Helga is the meanest kid in Arnold's neighborhood for one reason - she loves Arnold! And no one else knows that! Helga's best friend and sidekick is Phoebe.

    Harold - Harold is big and fat bully, and could swallow 50 Mr. Fudgie-bars whole! He's mostly hanging out with Stinky or Sid. Harold also thinks hes so tough but he always cries for his mommie.

    Phoebe - Phoebe is the Smartie! She's very useful when Helga needs help with something... or needs her to do Helga's homework. Phoebe loves Gerald, so does Gerald but its hard to tell what's gonna happen. Phoebe also knows Helga's big-deep-dark secret about Arnold, but is positive she won't let it out.

    Rhonda - Rhonda is the rich/cool girl. She's always depending on people to have a good fashion scene, though it never works. Rhonda is best friends with Nadine. Nadine likes everything the opposite of Rhonda and so does Rhonda but they still work out their fights.

    Stinky - Though his name is Stinky, he's really not. This farm-yard boy is taller than any other and is always sharing his love about lemon puddin'.

    Sid - Sid is always pessimistic about everything. He is very gullible and will believe anything anyone says. He's best friends with Stinky and Harold.

    Eugene - Eugene is the clutz! Whether he turns a good day into a nasty storm, he's very optimistic about everything. He's also known as a geek to many others.

    Grandpa and Grandma (Phil and Pookie) - Arnold's "substitute parents" are the craziest, most loving "substitute Parents" a kid could want! They're also Arnold's grandparents.

    Oskar - Oskar is a resident of the boarding house that Arnold lives in. He loves money (but relies on his wife Susie for it), he can be very lazy at times.

    Susie - Susie is Oskar's wife. She mainly does all the cooking, cleaning, and works since Oskar has only a paper route, and can be irratted by that sometimes.

    Ernie - Ernie also lives in the boarding house and is a construction worker. His room his filled with blocks, each telling a story. Ernie is very short, but has a very big heart.

    Mr. Hyunh - Mr. Hyunh is an asian man who came to the boarding house from China during Vietnam. He has a daughter and also a very good voice.

    Mr. Green - Mr. Green owns the meat shop called "Green Meats". He's always there to help, and sell meat of course.

    Curly - Curly is the cookoo one. He's always crazy like one time he locked himself in the principle's office and threw dodgeballs at people. Crazy, huh?

    Ms. Vitello - Ms. Vitello is the very old, nice, and tender owner of the flower shop on Arnold's block.

    Big Bob (Helgas Father) - Big Bob owns a beeper shop called Big Bobs Beepers. He is a bossy meanie(where Helga gets it from).

    Arnold's Mom and Dad - From the episodes "Parents Day" and "The Journal", Arnold's parents write in a journal about all the adventures they had in the wild, saving people's lives and then having Arnold. From what everyone knows, they've never came back to where they went.

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