Yakkity Yak

Nickelodeon (ended 2003)


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Everyone seeks attention. Some kids strive for the honor roll. Some kids score touchdowns. Other kids wear black and get tattoos. And there's always one kid who wants to be the class clown... Meet Yakkity Yak. Yakkity's a 12 year old who aspires to be a standup comedian and is so serious about his career that he's already gotten himself an agent, Mr. Trilobyte, a small but gruff insect. Someday he hopes to hit it big but until then he's happy being the football team's mascot at the school that he attends with his best friends Keo, Yakkity's neighbor whose pineapple head was the result of relationship between a talking pineapple and an actress, and Lemony, a young girl who is usually the voice of reason within the group. Yakkity lives in the small town of Onion Falls where he's raised by Granny Yak, his loving grandmother, who is making ends meet by renting out a room to Professor Crazyhair, a wacky scientist with hair that's constantly changing colors, and his assistant/daughter Penelope, a teen robot and another one of Yakkity's friends. Other residents in Onion Falls include Mr. Highpants, the candy store owner, and Lemony's brother Rondo Jr., a football player at Yakkity's school (who doesn't think Yakkity's very funny). This animated series is produced entirely in Flash at Studio B's new 1400 square foot Flash studio and distributed worldwide by MTV International. Broadcast Histor: Yakkity Yak was created by Australian-based Kapow Pictures and co-produced by Nickelodeon Australia and Canada's Studio B Productions. It first premiered in January 2003 on Canada's Teletoon, where it was an instant hit, then the show got its Australian premiere in September 2003 on Network Ten. The show made its way to U.S. television when Nickelodeon premiered four episodes in a special two-hour block at 2pm on Sunday, November 9, 2003. Finally, in January 2004, Yakkity Yak premiered on UK's NickToons TV. Only 13 half-hour shows (made up of 26 eleven minute episodes) where shown in America. 3 eleven minute episodes not seen in the U.S. where seen in Canada. Meanwhile, the entire series, consisting of 52 eleven minute episodes, has actually been shown in Australia on Network Ten and on NickToons TV in England. In the U.S., Yakkity Yak reruns can currently be seen on NickToons TV. Editor's Note: Episodes, air dates and production order in this guide refer to the series as shown on Nickelodeon (USA). The order and presentation of episodes may differ in other countries. Trivia: * The famous song "Yakety Yak" (used as the theme song) was created by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, a famous duo who also created the hit songs "Jailhouse Rock" and "Hounddog," songs made popular by Elvis Presley, as well as other hits. * The show's opening titles were inspired by the openings to old cartoons from the '60s such as The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.