The Doodlebops

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The Doodlebops

Show Summary

The Doodlebops is a musical comedy series for preschoolers starring some colorful characters: Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle, whose distinctions are that their hair, face, and outfits are generally the same pastel color. They play music and dance around on stage, and have skits in the TV series about different social and behavioral issues.

Broadcast History The Doodlebops are mainly seen in Canada on Kids' CBC weekdays at 7:00 & 10:00am. They also broadcast in the USA on Playhouse Disney at 9:30am with no commercial interruptions. So far there are three seasons worth.

Universal Music has signed on to distribute CD's and DVD's in stores, and they have gone on sold-out concert tours around the US and Canada. The show was produced through Cookie Jar Entertainment (formerly Cinar), the production company behind 'Arthur and 'Caillou'.

The Doodlebops Theme Song We're the Doodlebops, We're the Doodlebops, We're the Doodlebops, oh yeah! Come and join the fun because we're laughing and we're singing all day. Heyyy! We're the Doodlebops, We're the Doodlebops, We're the Doodlebops, oh yeah! No place better and I know you're gonna want to stay... Here we are together: Deedee! Rooney! Moe! Doing everything we love to do Oh yes, it's very, very clear, We are happy that you are here. Together we're the Doodlebops we'll sing and dance with you. We're the Doodlebops!

The Doodlebops Pledge We promise to share, We promise to care, All together as a team. And if we stick to it, We can do it, We can do anything. Stand tall, Say it loud, We're together and we're proud: Deedee, Rooney, Moe. (Kazoo) Yeah! (bunch of jumping and rolling around) Yeah! We're the DOODLEBOPS!

Characters

Deedee Doodle - Deedee plays the keyboard and key-tar. She is a spunky, kind, helpful girl with a great imagination. Her hobbies include performing magic tricks. She has the 60's hairdo and is dressed in shades of pastel purple.

Rooney Doodle - Rooney plays the guitar. He is a thoughtful and cool Doodlebop who is totally Funky and Spunky. His hobby is inventing things. He's dressed in all blue including his hair.

Moe Doodle - Moe plays the drums. His hobby is hiding whenever the show starts, breakdancing, and pulling a clubhouse rope that gets him soaking wet. He's got the orange hair and the purple vest.

Mazz (Season 1) - She is a wonderful singer who helps the Doodlebops and goes to all of their shows.

Jazzmin (Season 2-) - She manages the Doodlebops at concerts and gives some advice on dealing with their issues. She enters the clubhouse with some scatting and then disappears, leaving the Doodlebops wondering: "How does she do that?"

Mr. Moosehead - A trophy on the clubhouse wall that talks with the Doodlebops.

Mudge - Mudge is a bluish-greenish, miserable cat who lives in the Doodlebops' clubhouse. All the Doodlebops love him, but he doesn't like them very much. He listens to Deedee's Knock-Knock joke of the week.

Audio Murphy - The sound engineer who records the Doodlebops' video.

Bus Driver Bob - Bob drives the Doodlebops from the clubhouse to the concert venue. His bus is able to transform and travel to all kinds of destinations.

Episode Format Each episode generally abides by the following format. 1. Deedee and Rooney enter the clubhouse and introduce themselves. 2. Moe hides in a different location. 3. They do the pledge. 4. Jazzmin arrives, chats, and disappears. 5. They deal with the issue of the day and sing a brief chorus about it. 6. When the Doodlebops are about to leave, Moe wants to pull the rope. Everyone tells him "Don't pull the rope!" but he does anyway and a bucket of water drenches him from above. 7. They chat with Audio Murphy at the studio, teach a new dance, and sing their song of the week. 8. They meet Bus Driver Bob and sing Get On the Bus, and then travel to the concert. 9. When they arrive at the concert and meet up with Jazzmin, the issue is usually resolved. 10. They sing their Song of the Week at the concert. 11. They sing another song briefly at the concert. 12. Deedee shares a knock-knock joke with Mudge. 13. They finish the show with their goodbye song.

Contributing to the guide – Q& A Q: Where are the missing shows? A: Episodes new and old are being added gradually. There's plenty to fill out.

Q: What airdates are you allowing? A: Airdates are compiled from available resources for the Disney Channel US version. If you have Canadian information, please submit them as Notes, or contact the editor.

Q: Where can I put the Knock-Knock Jokes? A: In the Quotes section.

Q: How can I get tickets and videos? A: Videos will eventually be added, but for tickets you're better off looking at the official site and fan clubs. If there are enough fans here visiting the forums, you might be lucky and get an answer.moreless
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  • My initial impression was I didn't really want to see the series. It is a bunch of clowns with weird pastel colors, and they just sing and dance. But I stuck with it and here ya go.moreless

    7.2
    I already had seen plenty of live-action kids' programming with The Wiggles. The first season seems fairly low-budget. The clubhouse lighting isn't that bright.



    About two years after they premiered on Disney, I gave it a chance. They somehow fit in a brand new song every episode, and their singing talent sees to be one of their biggest strengths. Gimmicks are starting to be established such as the Rooney inventing things like the Honkophone, Moe learning how not to be obnoxious, Deedee being captivated with fame, and the supporting characters helping them along.



    As the series progressed through the second season, which I actually saw first, the format became even stricter, which meant full servings of the intro song, the Get on the Bus dance routine, the knock-knock joke of the day, and even a kid of the day. This can prove extremely boring for parents, but for preschoolers, routine is a good thing; they will need to get used to following a schedule in school, plus they can look forward to their favorite segments like Don't Pull The Rope. The writers continue to bring variations on all the same jokes and somehow still put out a catchy new song. By then, other shows like The Wiggles would have recycled all of their songs to new videos. The makeup is much better than in season one, and the interaction between the cast is a lot more polished.



    The third season sees the return of Frank Meschkuleit as a puppeteer. Jason Hopley movies on to do other puppet programs like Mr. Meaty, which seems to attract a different audience. Some of the quality starts to dip a bit while they experiment with other variants. There are still some new songs but I could see that three seasons would be more than enough to be a decent ride. Disney is slowing down the broadcast of season 3 but somehow the concerts are still in demand.



    The two adults in the show get some good screen time as they interact with the trio, although they usually have to stick with the script for the lines in that Bob Saget kind of way. I could see them busting out all sorts of jokes off-camera.



    Some children's shows cover way too many topics, but this show focuses mainly on how to behave around others. No reading or counting required, but kids get to learn a catchy song, a dance move, find items, and knock-knock jokes full of simple puns that are even explained in case your kid didn't get it. There isn't any name calling or unresolved negative behavior like a regular children's show; if there are names, it would be something like Muscle-Bound Moe or Deedee Superstar.



    Overall, it's a decent kids' show and got me interested enough to write recaps. Seems like the market these days is saturated with preschool shows, so it may not float to the top if you have to choose, but if you're stuck with Disney in the morning, or you love Canadian produced shows with music, give it a spin.moreless
  • The doodlebops are great! Not only do my kids love watching them! Why did i classify this as a guilty pleasure?. . .

    8.0
    The doodlebops are great! Not only do my kids love watching them! Why did i classify this as a guilty pleasure? Well mainly cause i brought my kids to there LIVE concert in Montreal and i think me and my wife had almost as much if not MORE fun then the kids watching and participating in the show. ^-^



    Not only does my 4 year old love to get up and watch them on Kids CBC (Canadian channel), but he loves to sing there song but he dances and jumps around in almost the same choreography. One thing is for sure, there is no doubt in my mind that the show was definitely worth it. Seeing them LIVE was a completely different experience then seeing them on TV. And my son could not believe his eyes when that curtain pulled up and he saw the for the first time.



    On a parting note, moms and dads lets be honest. If you have been to there show i think WE are the once that had the most fun out of it!!! ^-^moreless
  • Love it!

    10
    I am almost 28 years old. I'm a grown man, and I love The Doodlebops. I have a two year old son who loves this show, and since he's been watching it, I've grown very fond of it myself. The music is catchy and fun to dance to. The characters are very colorful with great personalities. The lessons you learn from this show come in handy. Shows like these will help children with life. You learn things such as friendship, facing your fears, or being honest. I don't understand why people dislike this show. I'm an adult, and I love it. The Doodlebops are awesome.moreless
  • Who thought of this really?

    7.9
    Ok at first when i had to watch this show everyday with my little cousin I couldn't stand it. I was like who wanted to watch a bunch of grownup dance and sing acting like idiots. Will after 3 months of watching them I started to get into them. The blues my fav. There songs are catchy and I watch it everyday with no complain now. My fav is the bus song, my little 11 month old cousin loves to hear that song and she dances to it with them (though not dance just like them) but it makes her happy and its an ok show.moreless
  • its kids rock band

    7.7
    and theres nothing better then seeing a guy in make up dump water on his face and a lady that comes out of a wall lol oh well moe is the best without him this show would bite dust fast the moms have to drag the kids to this i would cry to the hardest piont if i had to go why are there two guys thay should have two girls it would be funny nothing is better then telling kid to worship hell it lol hard oh im parker im a newbie here so im haveing fun and kick shows mail me.moreless
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  • i am in love w/ moe
    moe is adorable i know i'm not the only one who thinks that!
    10/17/07
    5
  • new episodes season 3
    Doodlebops Get On Your Feet Week April 9-13 http://tv.disney.go.com/playhouse/doodlebops/getonyourfeet/index.html 4/9 The Na...
    06/11/07
    2
  • Rooney g@y
    It might just be me but has anyone notice how rooney talks. He sound very feminan unlike moe and I think he's gay and make me thin...
    06/08/07
    5
  • My Doodlebops Poem
    The Doodlebops are my favorite bandI know that they will always lend a helping hand.To their fans they always stay trueTheir favor...
    04/28/07
    3
  • renumbering
    Hi everyone, I'm renumbering the episodes by airdate. If you have ones to add or confirm, please PM me.
    03/17/07
    3
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