Wimzie's House

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Wimzie's House

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

    9.8
    Wimzie’s House is wonderful!! I’m 13 years old and still enjoy the show. As far as I know Wimzie’s House is not on anymore. I’m trying to get one of my cousins to download this show hopefully it will work. Wimzie is a very good girl who knows how to care for other people! In the middle of the episode she might get a little bit upset but that’s OK. I was upset quite a bit too when I was 4 years old. All kids are like that. Anyway I have to say that this show is excellent especially for little kids! Hope you guys get my review. Thank you.moreless
  • Great show, love it.

    8.7
    I haven't seen this show in years, but what I do remember is that it was an excelent show. The writing was superb and the pupetry was amazing. Another shows of the 90's that should be put back on T.V. This show really never got the promotions it deserved. It this show had been on Nick Jr it would have been right up there with Eeureke's Castle and Allegra's Window. The characters in the show were very well formed and reviewers got a strong hold on their over all personality. Jim Henson's creations were used for many purposes in the 90's whether it was Wimzie's House or Gullah Gullah Island. Heson always put the children first and what they would think. Remember the days when networks cared about what the viewers thought of the shows? Call me crazy, but I think that was a good idea. In Canada Wimzie's House still airs on Tree-House Television. Hopefully, you Canadians will record the show since it is vanishing from the scheduling. Over all this is a great show that really should be back on T.V. I am sure with the proper promotions the show could actually have strong DVD sales. Sure they wouldn't be anything like Family Guy, but they would be enough to support for future DVDs - maybe even a season. Heck, I'd settle for a "best of" collection, but a season set would be ideal. So lets hope the networks will join forces and we will see this wonderful show on DVD again.moreless
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  • Woundering what tatteling means.
    This episode is great about teaching children to tattle on important stuff. But you should not tattle on stuff that are secrets!
    08/06/06
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  • Love it!!
    The mighty monster power piggies is great. I think it would be fun for kids!!
    08/06/06
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  • Curious
    This episode is a great episode but my question is. What's a gizzmo gig a bopper. Well any ways I know for sure this episode is gr...
    08/06/06
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  • Love all shows
    I just talked about south park and Wimzie's house. This episode of Wimzie's house is great about people learning how to trade!! I ...
    08/06/06
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