Bubble Guppies

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Bubble Guppies
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Genre Preschool
Created by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull
Opening theme "Bubble Guppies!"
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 49 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22–23 minutes; Movies: 45 minutes
Production company(s) Wild Brain (Season 1)
Nelvana (Season 2-present)
Special Agent Productions
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Distributor MTV Networks
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Nick Jr.
Picture format HDTV 1080i (2011–present)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1 (2011–present) (NTSC)
Original run January 24, 2011 (2011-01-24) – Present
External links
Website

Bubble Guppies is an American preschool children's television series produced for Nickelodeon and created by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull.[1] The series is produced by using Autodesk Maya 3D software and revolves around the underwater adventures of a group of merperson preschoolers.[2] The program premiered on Monday, January 24, 2011 as part Nickelodeon's block, The Play Date.

Season 3 of Bubble Guppies premiered on August 12, 2013, with an episode entitled, Bubble Guppies: Get Ready for School.[3][4]

Format[edit]

The Guppies live in the fictional underwater city of Bubbletucky.[5]

All episodes follow a similar format. The episode starts with an introduction by Molly, saying "Hi, it's me, Molly, and it's time for-" only to be stopped by Gil performing an act related to the episode's subject. One of the two then states "It's time for Bubble Guppies!", and the theme song plays. After the theme song, the Little Fish says the episode's name then they play hide and seek.

Something occurs when a character or two goes to school (example: Avi breaks his tail in Call a Clambulance! when Oona was going to school) the character or characters plays a major role in that plot. After that, the school day begins and the Bubble Guppies say "Good morning, Mr. Grouper!". Later, the remaining Guppie tells Mr. Grouper about what happened earlier. He states "Let's think about it," and the characters discuss the topic. A pop song performance follows, focusing on the episode's main topic.

One of the Guppies will go to a shop that mostly focuses on the topic (example: a doctor's office in Call a Clambulance!). The owner of the shop (played by another one of the Guppies) will ask questions about what he or she needs. Later, Mr. Grouper comes into the shop and says it's time for lunch, and the "Lunchtime" song plays.

At lunch, three of the characters make a food joke about the subject of the episode (example: Molly gets pizza and a banana, Oona gets a sandwich and a cookie, and Deema gets a sandwich and an ice cream "sun"-dae in The Moon Rocks!). After lunch, another Gil and Molly sketch is shown. (Note: In almost every episode after the lunch segment, the little fish say the transition quote "That's silly!" or "That's ridiculous!" after repeating the lunch joke.)

The Guppies do something fun which can determine another important character and leads Mr. Grouper talking more about the topic, which leads into a dancing song; though the order of the songs varies from episode to episode. Mr. Grouper then says it's time to go outside, the "Outside" song plays, and the Guppies act out a story about the topic, interfered with Adobe Flash-animated graphics. After this, Gil and Molly do another sketch.

The Guppies go on a field trip that focuses on the topic where it sometimes focuses on a problem shown in the beginning and involves the important characters and might determine another one, and the show concludes with the last Gil and Molly sketch and a reprise of the theme song, before cutting to the credits which includes a pop song played earlier in that episode.

List of characters[edit]

  • Molly (Brianna Gentilella), is a girl with a caring personality. She is a co-host of the show with Gil and is a natural leader of the group.[6][7] She has long pink hair, brown eyes, light brown skin, a swirly bikini top, and a blue swirly tail.
  • Gil (Zachary Gordon), is a boy with a silly personality.[6] He has blue hair, blue eyes, white skin, and a green camouflage tail.
  • Goby (Jelani Imani season 1-2, Marlek Walker season 3-present, sung by Christopher Borger), is a boy with an imaginative personality.[6] He has indigo hair, brown eyes, brown skin, and a purple/blue wavy tail.
  • Deema (Angelina Wahler season 1-2, Grace Kaufman season 3-present, spoken and sung by Grace Kaufman), is a girl with a zany personality.[6] She has yellow curly hair, blue eyes, orange earrings, and an orange/yellow spotted bikini top and tail.
  • Oona (Reyna Shaskan season 1-2, Tori Feinstein season 3-present), is a girl with a sweet personality.[6] She has purple hair in two pigtails with a purple star shaped clip, yellowish skin, brown eyes, and a purple/pink striped tail.
  • Nonny (Eamon Pirruccello season 1-2, Jet Jurgensmeyr season 3-present), is an intelligent boy.[6] He has orange hair, green eyes, a blue scuba mask (his glasses), and a green striped tail. He doesn't smile as often as the others. He is the most polite and mature member of the group.
  • Bubble Puppy (Frank Welker) is Gil's pet puppy.[6] He has orange and white fur and a green collar with a yellow fish license.
  • Mr. Grouper (Tino Insana, sung by Chris Phillips) is the Guppies' teacher. He is orange and yellow, and can change colors.[6] Mr. Grouper respects the kids imaginations, ideas, and suggestions. He always helps the kids understand the subject of each episode by "thinking about it."
  • Little Fish (Skai Jackson season 1-2, Mia Vavasseur season 3-present) are a trio of fish that look alike and frequently answer questions that are put to the home audience by the main characters.[6]
  • Crabs, Lobsters & Snails (Chris Phillips) are extra characters often seen doing activities in the background or making cameos.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale
1 20 January 24, 2011 (2011-01-24) October 24, 2011 (2011-10-24)
2 19 November 4, 2011 (2011-11-04) May 2, 2013 (2013-05-02)
3 26[8] August 12, 2013 (2013-08-12)

Season 1 (2011)[edit]

Series # Season # Episode title Original air date Production code
1 1 "Call A Clambulance (pilot)" January 24, 2011 (2011-01-24) 101
2 2 "The Crayon Prix!" January 25, 2011 (2011-01-25) 102
3 3 "Bubble Puppy!" January 26, 2011 (2011-01-26) 103
4 4 "Build Me a Building!" January 27, 2011 (2011-01-27) 104
5 5 "Ducks in a Row!" January 31, 2011 (2011-01-31) 105
6 6 "The Grumpfish Special!" February 1, 2011 (2011-02-01) 106
7 7 "The Moon Rocks!" February 2, 2011 (2011-02-02) 107
8 8 "Who's Gonna Play the Big Bad Wolf?" February 3, 2011 (2011-02-03) 108
9 9 "We Totally Rock!" February 28, 2011 (2011-02-28) 109
10 10 "Fishketball!" March 1, 2011 (2011-03-01) 110
11 11 "The Legend of Pinkfoot" March 2, 2011 (2011-03-02) 111
12 12 "Gup, Gup and Away!" March 3, 2011 (2011-03-03) 112
13 13 "The Spring Chicken is Coming!" April 15, 2011 (2011-04-15) 113
14 14 "Boy Meets Squirrel" April 22, 2011 (2011-04-22) 114
15 15 "Have A Cow!" May 6, 2011 (2011-05-06) 115
16 16 "Super Shrimptennial Celebration!" September 19, 2011 (2011-09-19) 116
17 17 "Happy Clam Day!" September 20, 2011 (2011-09-20) 117
18 18 "Can You Dig It?" September 21, 2011 (2011-09-21) 118
19 19 "Bubble Bites!" September 22, 2011 (2011-09-22) 119
20 20 "Haunted House Party" October 24, 2011 (2011-10-24) 120

Season 2 (2011-2013)[edit]

Series # Season # Episode title Original air date Production code U.S Viewers
(in millions)
21 1 "X Marks the Spot" November 4, 2011 (2011-11-04) 201 N/A
22 2 ""Happy Holidays, Mr. Grumpfish!"" December 9, 2011 (2011-12-09) 202 1.4[9]
23 3 "The Lonely Rhino" February 10, 2012 (2012-02-10) 203 1.7[10]
24 4 "Bubble Puppy's Fintastic Fairy Tale" February 19, 2012 (2012-02-19) 204 N/A
25 5 "The Cowgirl Parade" March 9, 2012 (2012-03-09) 205 N/A
26 6 "Firefighter Gil to the Rescue!" March 23, 2012 (2012-03-23) 206 1.8[11]
27 7 "A Tooth on the Looth" May 4, 2012 (2012-05-04) 207 1.6[12]
28 8 "Humunga-Truck!" May 15, 2012 208 N/A
29 9 "Check It Out!" September 7, 2012 (2012-09-07) 209 N/A
30 10 "The Beach Ball!" September 17, 2012 (2012-09-17) 210 1.4[13]
31 11 "Sizzling Scampinis" September 18, 2012 (2012-09-18) 211 N/A
32 12 "Construction Psyched" September 19, 2012 (2012-09-19) 212 N/A
33 13 "Bubble-Cadabra" September 20, 2012 (2012-09-20) 213 1.4[14]
34 14 "Bubble Duckies" January 22, 2013 (2013-01-22) 214 N/A
35 15 "Triple Track Train Race" January 24, 2013 (2013-01-24) 215 1.6[15]
36 16 "Only the Sphinx Nose" March 11, 2013 (2013-03-11) 216 N/A
37 17 "Sir Nonny The Nice" March 13, 2013 (2013-03-13) 217 1.6[16]
38 18 "Bring on the Bugs!" April 29, 2013 (2013-04-29) 218 N/A
39 19 "Good Hair Day" May 2, 2013 (2013-05-02) 219 1.9[17]

Season 3 (2013–present)[edit]

Series # Season # Episode title Original air date Production code
40 1 "Get Ready for School" August 12, 2013 (2013-08-12)
41 2 "The Police Cop-etition!" September 6, 2013 (2013-09-06)
42 3 "The Elephant Trunk-a-Dunk" September 23, 2013 (2013-09-23)
43 4 "The Super Ballet Bowl" September 25, 2013 (2013-09-25)
44 5 "The Wizard of Oz-tralia" October 15, 2013 (2013-10-15)[18]
45 6 "The Arctic Life" October 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)[19]
46 7 "Puppy Love" November 8, 2013 (2013-11-08)[20]
47 8 "The Puppy and the Ring" December 5, 2013 (2013-12-05)
48 9 "The Amusement Parking Lot!" February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)[21]
49 10 "Good Morning, Mr. Grumpfish!" February 28, 2014 (2014-02-28)[22]
50 11 "The Oyster Bunny" April 14, 2014 (2014-04-14)[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (January 23, 2011). "Splish Splash: Fantastical Fish Tales". New York Times. 
  2. ^ Bryson, Carey. "Bubble Guppies – TV Show Review for Parents". About.com:Kids, Movies & TV. About.com. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  3. ^ http://www.nickjr.com/bubble-guppies/
  4. ^ http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/bubble-guppies-get-ready-for-school/EP013642490052?aid=zap2it
  5. ^ "Bubble Guppies". TV.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i "About the Cast". Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ http://nickpress-bubbleguppies.com/characters.html
  8. ^ http://www.b2b.mtvni.com/mtvni/programs/program.jsp?program=bubble_guppies
  9. ^ Big First Year for Disney Junior Block on Disney Channel
  10. ^ Friday Cable Ratings: 'Gold Rush' Still Tops + 'Bering Sea Gold,' 'Spartacus: Vengeance,' 'Smackdown!,' 'Merlin' & More
  11. ^ Disney Junior's 'Doc McStuffins' Opens as the #1 Preschool Series Launch in Cable TV History in A18-49
  12. ^ Monday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs + 'WWE Raw', 'Bad Girls Club', 'Basketball Wives', 'American Chopper' & More
  13. ^ Monday Cable Ratings: 'Monday Night Football' Wins Night, 'WWE Raw', 'Switched at Birth', 'Major Crimes', 'Bad Girls Club', 'Perception' & More
  14. ^ Thursday Cable Ratings: Football, 'Awkward', 'Project Runway', 'Impractical Jokers', 'The Daily Show', 'Braxton Family Values' & More
  15. ^ Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Buckwild' Wins Again, + 'Archer', 'Suits', 'The Daily Show', 'King of the Nerds' & More
  16. ^ Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Dominates + 'Psych', 'Workaholics', NBA Basketball, 'The Americans' & More
  17. ^ Wednesday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Win Night, 'Psych', 'Mythbusters', 'The Real World', 'The Americans' & More
  18. ^ http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/bubble-guppies-the-wizard-of-oz-tralia/EP013642490056?aid=zap2it
  19. ^ http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/bubble-guppies-the-arctic-life/EP013642490057?aid=zap2it
  20. ^ http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/bubble-guppies-puppy-love/EP013642490058?aid=zap2it
  21. ^ http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/bubble-guppies-the-amusement-parking-lot/EP013642490063?aid=zap2it
  22. ^ http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/bubble-guppies-good-morning-mr-grumpfish/EP013642490064?aid=zap2it
  23. ^ http://zap2it.com/tv/bubble-guppies/episodes/SH013642490000

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