Noodle and Doodle

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Noodle and Doodle
A bus shaped logo with the words Noodle and Doodle, with fruits and buttons for O's.
Genre Children's
Created by John McCoy
Directed by Kristofer Updike
Presented by Sean Roach
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26
Production
Producer(s) Kristofer Updike
Production company(s) Enthusiastic Productions (2010)
Grooters Productions (2010-2013)
Broadcast
Original channel Sprout
NBC Kids
Original run September 25, 2010 (2010-09-25)  – March 9, 2013 (2013-03-09)
External links
Website

Noodle and Doodle is a live action children's television series, which premiered on September 25, 2010 and ended on March 9, 2013.[1] The series was created by John McCoy, is produced and directed by Kristopher Updike, and currently airs on NBC Kids[2] and Sprout. The series is Sprout's first original long form television series. In Canada, it airs on the Knowledge Network.

Production[edit]

The show began production in summer of 2010. The show was originally launched by Enthusiastic Productions. Currently, the show is produced by Kristofer Updike (producer of Sprout) and Grooters Productions. The show is filmed in Holland, Michigan at Hope College, with some scenes filmed around West Michigan.[3]

Format[edit]

The show begins with a double-decker bus driving around West Michigan, driven by Sean Roach. Sean then visits a family to get ideas for a recipe and a craft. Doodle then draws out a "blueprint" for what Sean will make. He teaches the viewing audience how to make healthy recipes and crafts step-by-step.

There is also an animated segment called "Doggity's", where Sean's pet beagle Doggity also makes a recipe with his other dog friends in a restaurant in Doggity's imagination.

Sean and the children featured in the episode recycle an object from the recipe to use for a craft.[4]

Characters[edit]

  • Sean (played by Sean Roach) − The host of the show, driver of the bus, and the person who makes the recipes and crafts.
  • Noodle McNoodle (performed by Bianca Goode and Stacy Nesbit) − A lovable puppet of indetermined species who assists Sean with making recipes and likes using her "noodle." In specific episodes, Noodle McNoodle would dress up in different costumes to match the theme of the episode.
  • Doodle − A virtual bus-shaped computer who creates the recipe and craft ideas.
  • Doggity (voiced by Lucien Dodge) - Sean's pet beagle who lives on the bus in the live-action segment and who becomes animated as a chef in an restaurant within his imagination.
  • Deedledee (voiced by Andrea Caron) - A poodle who is seen in the "Doggity's" segments working as a waitress. She would be the one who tells Doggity who has just ordered something at the restaurant.
  • Mack (voiced by Pete Markham) - A bulldog who is seen in the "Doggity's" segments working as a cook. When Mack tries to make a dish for the customers that just ordered, he would accidentally make a mess and he would quote "I'll get the mop again." After Doggity makes the dish for the specific customers, Mack would quote "It'll never work" as Deedledee tells him that he keeps saying it. In the "Moms" episode, Mack quoted "It just might work" as Deedledee remarks "Wow, Mack! You never say that!"
  • Tony (voiced by Tim Whitnall) - A pug with a sea captain motive who is seen in the "Doggity's" segments working as a cook. When it comes to the customers' recent orders, Tony would recap about an event in his life that revolved around that until Deedledee would correct him. Tony would then make a comment to follow up on Deedledee's comment. After Doggity completes the dish for the specific customers, Tony would quote "Order Up."

Episodes[edit]

The following is a list of episodes that aired on NBC Kids.[5] The original airdates for the PBS Kids Sprout episodes are unknown.

Season One[edit]

Title Airdate Synopsis
Birds in My Backyard/Our Family Apple Tree September 25, 2010 Recipes: Birdseed Mix, Apple Blueberry Crumbles
Crafts: Milk Carton Birdhouses, Family Trees
Family Vacation/Going Camping October 1, 2010 Recipes: Cheesy Baked Pasta Shells, Popcorn Trail Mix
Crafts: Everlasting Sandcastle, Nature Pictures
A Visit With Grandpa/A Day at the Lake October 5, 2010 Recipes: Red Pepper Wheelbarrows, Frittata Boats
Crafts: Bird Planters, Milk Carton Boats
Bake Sale/I Love to Build! October 8, 2010 Recipes: Butterfly Cupcakes, Tower of Fries
Crafts: Piggy Banks, Digger Costume
Woof Woof/It's a Band! October 12, 2010 Recipes: Dog Bone Cookies, Chicken Lickin' Drumsticks
Crafts: Dog Houses, Shaker Drums
A Puppet Show/Dinner With Grandma October 17, 2010 Recipes: Pumpkin Date Cookies, Porcupine Meatballs
Crafts: Paper Bag Puppets, Rice Placemats
A Friend at the Hospital/Our New Baby October 23, 2010 Recipes: Fruit Flowers, Baby Angel Food Cakes
Crafts: Cupcake Paper Flowers, Big Sister Badges
A Pirate Party/Road Trip October 25, 2010 Recipes: Golden Fish Nuggets, Pinwheel Treats
Crafts: Pirate Telescopes, Egg Carton Bingo
Dance Lessons/Soccer Time October 28, 2010 Recipes: Berry Twirls, Get-Up-and-Go Bars
Crafts: Dancing Butterfly Wands, Soccer Practice Cones
It's A Hot, Hot Day/Bubbles October 30, 2010 Recipes: Watermelon Ice Pops, Sunset Smoothies
Crafts: Ice Cube Paintings, Bubble Blowing Wands
We Love Mom/Using Our Senses November 3, 2010 Recipes: Noodle and Doodle Meatloaf Bus, Giant Party Sundae
Crafts: Pasta Necklaces, Scratch-n-Sniff Birthday Cards
A Halloween Party/Happy Birthday, Brother November 8, 2010 Recipes: Wiggly Worms in Delicious Dirt, Solar System Pizza
Crafts: Sparkly Spider Webs, Planet Decorations
Cheer Up/A Day at the Lighthouse November 15, 2010 Recipes: Orange Smiles, Red Clay
Crafts: Dream Catchers, Clay Lighthouses

Season Two[edit]

Title Airdate Synopsis
Down on the Farm/Sweet Memories July 21, 2012 Recipes: Blueberry Sprinkle Smoothies, Sweet Memories Cake
Crafts: Magic Milk Pictures, Cake Toppers
The Babysitter's Here/Trains August 18, 2012 Recipes: Apricot Slam Dunkers, Tasty Passenger Treats
Crafts: Mini Basketball Games, Lunchbox Trains
Zoorific/Mom's New Job August 25, 2012 Recipes: Cheesy Beany Animal Tostadas, Laptop Quesadillas
Crafts: Giraffe Hats, Pen and Pencil Holders
A Chinese New Year/Wrapping Presents September 1, 2012 Recipes: Lucky Dragon Dumplings, Oatmeal Cookie Recipe in a Jar
Crafts: Paper Dragons, Birthday Cake Gift Box
Story Time/A Family Bike Ride September 8, 2012 Recipes: Story Time Book Bites, Bicycle Icicle Tea
Crafts: Storytime Backpacks, Bike License Plates and Tassels
Dino Stomp/It's Movie Time September 15, 2012 Recipes: Dinosaur Eggs in a Nest, Coconut Safari Snack Mix
Crafts: Stomping Dino Feet, Safari Snack Cones
Our Teddy Bear Picnic/Come to Our Tea Party September 22, 2012 Recipes: Teddy Bear Bread, Strawberry Cream Pancakes
Crafts: Teddy Bear Picnic Basket, Salt Dough Tea Set
Let's Fly A Kite/Art-Tastic January 5, 2013 Recipes: Cheesy Tuna Kite Toasties, Recycled Crayons
Crafts: Nature Kites, Leaf Rub Wreaths
Magic Time/Our New Boots January 19, 2013 Recipes: Pretzel Wands with Disappearing Dip and Spellbinding Seeds, Stuffed Potato Boots
Crafts: Rabbit-in-a-Hat Tricks, Snow Scene Dioramas
Meow Meow/Kings and Queens February 16, 2013 Recipes: Kitty Cat Cookies, Jelly Jewels
Crafts: Mouse on a Stick Toys, Jeweled Crowns
Deck the Scarecrow/We Love Mermaids February 23, 2013 Recipes: Vegetable Garden Muffins, Under the Sea Cookie Pops
Crafts: Deck-Sized Scarecrows, Mermaid Tails
Big Sister's Birthday/Skate-O-Rama March 2, 2013 Recipes: Ice Cream Flowers, Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream
Crafts: Sock Flower Bouquet, Ice Skate Invitations
A Day at the Aquarium/A Family Valentine's Day March 9, 2013 Recipes: Red Pepper Octopus Dip, Cheesy Macaroni Valentines
Crafts: Sun-Catching Fish Mobile, Pop-Up Valentine's Day Cards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SPROUT® TO CELEBRATE FIFTH BIRTHDAY WITH THE PREMIERE OF ITS FIRST LONG-FORM ORIGINAL SERIES, NOODLE AND DOODLE, ON 9/25". Children's Network, LLC. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Preschoolers get six new shows on NBC in partnership with Sprout channel". NY Daily News. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "'Noodle and Doodle' puts West Michigan on national television". WZZM 13. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Noodle and Doodle". NBCUniversal, Inc. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Noodle and Doodle Episodes". TV Guide. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 

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