The Big Comfy Couch

YTV (ended 2003)


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Hey kids, welcome to The Big Comfy Couch where learning is fun!

The Big Comfy Couch is about a little clown named Loonette and her doll Molly with their Big Comfy couch. The couch has everything known to man inside it - be it an umbrella, a hat, or a kitchen sink! Co-stars include Granny Garbanzo, Auntie Macassar (Seasons 1-5), and Major Bedhead, who pops in for visits. And unbeknownst to Loonette, two dustbunnies, Fuzzy and Wuzzy, live under Loonette's couch.

The Big Comfy Couch ran on YTV from 1993-1997. During that stretch, it became a hit on America Public Television. Key to that success was the foresight of John Cherry (former director of Ernest P. Worrell commercials), who has gone on to handle The Big Comfy Couch properties in the United States under what is now called Tadpole Kids.

After five off-years, The Big Comfy Couch returned to production with its sixth series of 13 shows, released in 2003, bringing with it a new character, Uncle Chester. Handling U.S. disribution of the series are American Public Television and Nashville Public Television (Npt). Air dates for Season 6 refer to their initial broadcast on Npt, which had first run of the sixth series.

Canadian viewers can see The Big Comfy Couch on Treehouse (a branch of YTV).

[Episodes are listed in U.S. air order. Although the editor acknowledges that Canada's running order is different, this guide does not reflect such dates.]moreless
Bob Stutt

Bob Stutt

Molly Dolly, Dust Bunny Fuzzy, Snicklefritz (starting in Season 2)

Fred Stinson

Fred Stinson

Major Bedhead, Roberto the Dancing Rag Doll, Andy Foley (Seasons 1-5)

Grindi Kuchirka

Grindi Kuchirka

Granny Garbanzo

Alyson Court

Alyson Court

Loonette the Clown, Various Storybook Characters

Jackie Harris

Jackie Harris

Eileen Foley (Seasons 1-5)

Edward Knuckles

Edward Knuckles

Uncle Chester

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  • Just Clowntastic!

    I grew up watching this show! So amazing! The characters are awesome! Love Loonette and Molly! The segments were amazing and great life lessons through songs!
  • A guilty pleasure I hope never to lose!

    As a little girl, the main attraction to the show was, firstly, the theme song - which I liked and was bored by all at once. The second and better one was Molly, a doll who could move, think, and communicate. As I got older, I recognized a certain appeal about Loonette, too - not in a gross way, but in a "I can relate to this cheerful, optimistic person!" way. She was funny, cute, smart, and cared about her aunt, grandmother, doll, even the postman! (He's my current reason to watch the show - he's cute!)

    Um. *Clears throat* ... The show teaches lessons that are important - not just the sharing, caring, loving, listening lessons, but also, it teaches the alphabet, and includes dancing and cleaning up and even sharing and caring with/about others in its fun. The show balances out the "let's teach these kids a few basics!" aspect by making everything they do a lot of fun, even stretching, cleaning, and behaving, which is not an easy feat. Loonette cares for her doll like she's a younger child, and while you never see Loonette's parents, you do get the feeling that Granny Garbanzo and Auntie Macassar and even Major Bedhead, the mailman, care about her and will help her in any way they can.

    The show approaches all subjects with a cheerful positivity that makes the lessons fun and even invisible, in a good and subtle but still-there way, and when it comes time for a listening ear and some sensitive understanding when someone feels left out, ignored, or totally neglected, the show deals with it in a great way.

    I watch this and I'm proud of it - and anyone looking for a fun, educational, and interesting show should turn to the Big Comfy Couch for a relaxing fix.moreless
  • comfy couch lover

    this my show when i was lil i miss it
  • OH NO!!!! HEAT 12!!!! THE NUMBER ON THE CLOCK!!!!!

    D'Oh! As Homer Simpson would say. There's nothing great or cool about this show! And there's certainly nothing to love about it. At least not in my opinion! Why? Well, who in their right mind would wanna see and hear some girl dressed up in clown tight clothing and doing a workout on a clock mat? Yes, I am serious. In fact, it was not even a workout! It sure didn't look like one to me. And that annoying music playing while she was on the mat! So very very very bad. If I had to watch this show or get punched in the face, I would have to take the punch in the face instead of having to watch even 5 minutes of this show! Yes, I mean it.moreless
  • I Love This Show!

    I loved this show when I was a kid. I still love it. I used to try to be a clock like Loonette all the time. I never exceded with it but thats ok with me all right. I love Molly. I also liked when Loonette clapped so that the lights would go on and off!!