Noddy (TV series)

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Noddy
Genre Comedy
Fantasy
Format Children's Television series
Created by Rick Siggelkow
Written by Brian McConnachie
Directed by Wayne Moss
Starring Sean McCann
Katie Boland
Max Morrow
Kyle Kassardjian
Jayne Eastwood
Jim Calder
Nikki Pascetta
Gil Filar
Voices of Catherine Disher
Teryl Rothery
Frank Meschkuleit
Matt Ficner
James Rankin
Taborah Johnson
Alyson Court
Noreen Young
Terry Klassen
Peter Siragusa
Andrew Sabiston
Gerry Quigley
Theme music composer Steve Nelson
Opening theme "The Noddy Shop" theme
Ending theme "The Noddy Shop" theme (instrumental)
Composer(s) George Guerrette
Stacey Hersh
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 66
Production
Producer(s) Karl Geurs
Editor(s) Mark Zaslove
Running time 28 minutes
Production company(s) BBC Worldwide Americas
Catalyst Entertainment Inc.
Enid Blyton Ltd.
Broadcast
Original channel PBS (PBS Kids) (United States)
BBC 2 (CBBC) (United Kingdom)
TVOntario (TVOKids) (Canda)
Picture format 4:3
Audio format Stereo
Original run August 31, 1998 – February 16, 2000

Noddy, also named as The Noddy Shop, is an American-Canadian television series based on Enid Blyton's children's books with stop-motion sequences from Noddy's Toyland Adventures that aired from August 31, 1998 to February 16, 2000 on PBS. Then, after cancellation, aired reruns until September 1, 2002. On September 2, 2002, the show was replaced by the spinoff Make Way for Noddy. It starred Sean McCann as Noah Tomten, a former old salt, who now runs an antique shop, the NODDY Shop (this stood for, "Notions, Oddities, Doodads and Delights of Yesterday"). His catchphrases include "What in tarnation?!" and "Great Neptune's Ghost!", usually whenever he was excited about something. It also starrted Jayne Eastwood as his scatter-brained sister, Agatha Flugelschmidt, who runs a hat shop next door to the Noddy shop. One of her catchphrases include "Oh, pish-posh!", usually whenever she disagreed with something someone else said. The stories mainly centred on three children- Noah's grandchildren, Kate and Truman, and a friend of Kate's named Daniel Johnson, shortened to D.J., who came to play at the shop, and were collected by their (unseen) parents at the end of the day, implying the episodes were set after school, during school holidays or at weekends. Most episodes had a moral message, which was conveyed with a Noddy story, usually told by Kate using the Noddy dolls in the shop, which the viewer saw as recycled animation from earlier Noddy cartoons, and also by a song sung by the shop's population of anthropomorphic toys. There was also sometimes a second song, usually a re-enactment of a popular folk tale.

Toys[edit]

  • Warloworth Q Weasel, usually shortened to "Warlow", was a weasel in a bowler hat who resided in a jack-in-the-box. He was a malicious weasel who was always playing tricks on the other toys, but usually got his comeuppance.
  • Bonita Flamingo - A bright orange toy flamingo who sported a Carmen Miranda-style headdress. She spoke in a strong Spanish accent, sometimes saying things in both Spanish and English.
  • Johnny Crawfish - A rubber lobster who tells a lot of jokes and resides in a fish-tank, and sometimes playes rock "n" roll songs on the piano.
  • Sherman - A clockwork turtle with wheels like a tank, who wore an army helmet.
  • Rusty - A toy clown who was good friends with Sherman, and always rode on his back.
  • Planet Pup - A small robotic dog, supposedly from outer space
  • Lichtenstein - Not technically a toy, Lichtenstein, usually referred to simply as "Stein", was a beer tankard shaped like a Viking's head. He didn't speak much, but could usually be seen singing along with the songs. When he did speak, he had a noticeable German accent, and ended many of his sentences with "Ja".
  • Island Princess - Again, not technically a toy. A wooden carving, rather like a ship's figurehead, in a traditional Hawaiian costume. She sees everything that goes on in the shop.
  • Gertie Gator - A plastic alligator who stood on two legs, wore a purple dress and carried a matching umbrella
  • Granny Duck - A wise plastic duck on wheels
  • Four penguins who never spoke, only sang- along with the Wax Lips, they often provided short interludes introducing the Noddy story, or a turning point in the action of the episode
  • Wax Lips - A box of five fake lips who had no spoken dialogue, but sang in every episode
  • Fred and Cherie - A French pig couple
  • Two babies, one male, one female- one was dressed in pink, the other in blue- in a cradle
  • Shorty Salt Shaker and Slim Pepper Shaker - Salt and pepper shakers shaped like cactuses

Cast[edit]

Episodes[1][edit]

Season 1[edit]

  1. "The Magic Key" original air date 31 August 1998
  2. "Monkey Business" original air date 1 September 1998
  3. "Mixed up Magic" original air date 2 September 1998
  4. "Lost and Found" original air date 3 September 1998
  5. "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Goblins" original air date 4 September 1998
  6. "The Tooth Fairy" original air date 7 September 1998
  7. "Stop, Listen and Learn" original air date 8 September 1998
  8. "Making up is Easy to Do" original air date 9 September 1998
  9. "If at First You Don't Succeed..." original air date 10 September 1998
  10. "The Birthday Party" original air date 11 September 1998
  11. "Telling Tails" original air date 14 September 1998
  12. "It's About Time" original air date 15 September 1998
  13. "A Promise is a Promise" original air date 16 September 1998
  14. "To the Rescue" original air date 17 September 1998
  15. "Chills and Spills" original air date 18 September 1998
  16. "The Big Race" original air date 21 September 1998
  17. "A Dog's Best Friend" original air date 22 September 1998
  18. "Hooray for the Kids" original air date 23 September 1998
  19. "The Mystery Box" original air date 24 September 1998
  20. "We All Say Boo!" original air date 25 September 1998
  21. "Trying Something New" original air date 28 September 1998
  22. "The Fish Story" original air date 29 September 1998
  23. "The Big Fight" original air date 30 September 1998
  24. "Following Directions" original air date 1 October 1998
  25. "Mixed Up Masks" original air date 2 October 1998
  26. "Truman, Come Home" original air date 5 October 1998
  27. "Something's Lost, Something's Found" original air date 6 October 1998
  28. "The Magic Show" original air date 7 October 1998
  29. "The Big Mess" original air date 8 October 1998
  30. "Recipe for Learning" original air date 9 October 1998
  31. "Recycle and Reuse it" original air date 12 October 1998
  32. "Telling the Whole Truth" original air date 13 October 1998
  33. "Secret Valentines" original air date 14 October 1998
  34. "Sing Yourself to Sleep" original air date 15 October 1998
  35. "Treasure Hunt" original air date 16 October 1998
  36. "Jack Frost is Coming to Town" original air date UNKNOWN
  37. "The Trouble with Truman" original air date UNKNOWN
  38. "Let's Go Fly a Kite" original air date UNKNOWN
  39. "Thing Big" original air date UNKNOWN
  40. "Noah's Leaving" original air date UNKNOWN
  41. "Anything can Happen at Christmas" original air date UNKNOWN

Season 2[edit]

  1. "Little Swap of Horrors" original air date 6 September 1999
  2. "Dance to Your Own Music" original air date 7 September 1999
  3. "Ask Permission" original air date 8 September 1999
  4. "Take a Stand" original air date 9 September 1999
  5. "The Sandman Cometh" original air date 10 September 1999
  6. "Noah's Treasure" original air date 13 September 1999
  7. "Be True to Who you Are" original air date 14 September 1999
  8. "All Play and No work" original air date 15 September 1999
  9. "April Fool" original air date 16 September 1999
  10. "Lights, Camera, Chaos" original air date 17 September 1999
  11. "How Rude" original air date 5 November 1999
  12. "Part of the Family" original air date 8 November 1999
  13. "Big Bullies" original air date 9 November 1999
  14. "Paying Attention to Kate" original air date 10 November 1999
  15. "Skunked" original air date 11 November 1999
  16. "Thunder and Lightning" original air date 11 January 2000
  17. "Going Bananas" original air date 12 January 2000
  18. "Slugger" original air date 13 January 2000
  19. "Find your Own Song" original air date 14 January 2000
  20. "The Big Showdown" original air date 8 February 2000
  21. "Growing Lies" original air date 9 February 2000
  22. "The Human Touch" original air date 10 February 2000
  23. "Be Patient" original air date 11 February 2000
  24. "Kate Loves a Parade" original air date 15 February 2000
  25. "Closing up Shop" original air date 16 February 2000

2002 demonstration[edit]

  1. 1 (2002-2003)
  2. 2 (2003-2004)
  3. 3 (2004-2005)
  4. 4 (2005-2006)
  5. 5 (2006-2007)
  6. 6 (2007)

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