Peg + Cat

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Peg + Cat[1]
Created by Jennifer Oxley
Billy Aronson
Directed by Cory Bobiak
Starring Hayley Faith Negrin
Dwayne Hill
Country of origin United States
Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 36
Production
Producer(s)

The Fred Rogers Company
9 Story Entertainment[2]

9 ate 7 Productions
Running time 28 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel PBS Kids
PBS
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Original run October 7, 2013 (2013-10-07) – present

Peg + Cat is an American-Canadian animated children's television series based on the children's book "The Chicken Problem", which was published in 2012. The series is created by Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley and produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Entertainment.[3][4] It debuted on most PBS stations on October 7, 2013, as part of the revamped PBS Kids brand.[5]

The show is targeted to children 3 to 5 years old. The goal is to "inspire preschoolers’ natural curiosity about math and help them develop new skills and strategies for solving problems creatively in their daily lives."[6] In keeping with the math theme, the animation is presented as if it was drawn on graph paper.

Characters

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  • Peg - The main character, together with Cat. She is a young girl who wears a red hat and blue dress. She explains the situation in each episode directly to the "camera", announces when they have "a big problem", and reasons out solutions to math-related problems. During songs, she pulls out a ukulele and plays it. She has a special blue marble hidden under her hat. Her favorite crayon is "little bluey". She is voiced by Hayley Faith Negrin.
  • Cat - An indigo cat whose best friend is Peg. He loves circles and accompanies Peg on her adventures. Cat often inspires Peg to realize a solution to a problem without being aware of it himself. Often helps to calm Peg when She "totally freaks out". He was inspired by Jennifer Oxley's pet cat. He is voiced by Dwayne Hill.
  • Ramone - A boy who shows up to help Peg and Cat with their math problems. He is voiced by Thamela Mpumlwana.
  • Pig - A pig who is usually silent except when he sings in a rich operatic tenor. His favorite shape is the triangle. Voiced by Tommy Wazelle.
  • Neighbor Ladies- A female African American character named Viv and a female Asian American character named Connie that appear in several episodes. They often accidentally add to Peg and Cat's problems by trying to be nice. Viv is voiced by Angela Teek and Connie is voiced by Jean Yoon.
  • 100 Chickens - Chickens who play and live on farm and travel to space with Pig, Peg, and Cat. Voiced by Rob Morrison and Carys Casucci.
  • The Pirates and their parrot - A quarrelsome quartet of pirates who live on an island. They like to sing in four-part harmony but sing "really bad" when they get cranky. They have had a sleepover with Peg and Cat. Voiced by Rob Morrison.
  • Big Mouth - A blue, furry, horned space monster who likes to eat things that are little and yellow.
  • Richard - A space alien from the purple planet who plays with Peg and Cat in space. He often cries during tense situations. Voiced by Christian DiStefano.
  • The Teens - Three cool older kids who love pizza and texting on their phones, but can't stand getting dirt on their clothes. Tessa is thirteen, Mora (voiced by Annick Obonsawin) is fourteen, and Jesse is fifteen.
  • Giants - Peg and Cat's big friends who live up the beanstalk in Fairy Tale Land. In The Giant Problem Peg and Cat think that the Giants are going to eat them. Voiced by Bryce Kulak (Giant) and Shoshana Sperling (Giantess).
  • Mermaid - A swimming damsel who lives in the Magical Forest. The Pig stole her Golden Pyramid's in The Golden Pyramid Problem. She is voiced by Emilie-Claire Barlow.
  • The Three Bears, The Three Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Nine Friends of Peg and Cat that get into bands like The Electric Eleven. Voiced by Kevin Brathwite (Papa Bear), Angela Teek (Mama Bear), Phatt Al (Baby Bear), and Rob Morrrison (Three Little Pigs and Three Billy Goats Gruff).
  • The Blockettes - Five Dancers that dance in the Radio City Music Hall.
  • Mac - A gruff-voiced man who works various jobs in different episodes.
  • Peg's Mom - Voiced by Alison Jutzi.[1]
  • The Seven Dwarves - Voiced by Rob Morrision.
  • Dragon - A mythical creature who lives in the Magical Forest.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - A famous music composer has problems writing music.
  • George Washington - The first president of the United States.

Episodes

Series overview

Season Episodes Original airdate
Season premiere Season finale
1 26 October 7, 2013 TBA 2014

Season 1: (2013-present)

#[8] Episode Original airdate
101 The Chicken Problem / The Space Creature Problem October 7, 2013[9]
102 The Messy Room Problem / The Golden Pyramid Problem October 15, 2013[10]
103 The Pirate Problem / The Sleepover Problem October 8, 2013[11]
104 The Three Bears Problem / The Giant Problem October 9, 2013[12]
105 The Circus Problem / The Buried Treasure Problem October 10, 2013[13]
106 The Birthday Cake Problem / The Doohickey Problem January 3, 2014[14]
107 The Tree Problem / Another Tree Problem October 14, 2013[15]
108 The Dinosaur Problem / The Beethoven Problem November 4, 2013[16]
109 The Honey Problem / The Penguin Problem November 5, 2013[17]
110 The Race Car Problem / The Big Gig Problem November 18, 2013[18]
111 The Slop Problem / The Birthday Present Problem December 16, 2013[19]
112 The Baby Problem / The Sparkling Sphere Problem December 17, 2013[20]
113 The Parade Problem / The Halloween Problem October 22, 2013[21]
114 The Blockette Problem / The Tulip Problem January 24, 2014[22]
115 The Mega Mall Problem / The Cleopatra Problem February 17, 2014[23]
116 Yet Another Tree Problem / The Romeo and Juliet Problem April 14, 2014[24]
117 The Perfect Ten Problem / The Long Line Problem May 7, 2014[25]
118 The Christmas Problem December 17, 2014[26]
119 The Big Dog Problem / The Three Friends Problem July 14, 2014[27]
120 The Arch Villain Problem / The Straight and Narrow Problem May 5, 2014[28]
121 The Clown Problem / The Ninja Problem May 8, 2014[29]
122 The Play Date Problem / The Blabberwocky Problem May 6, 2014[30]
123 The Election Problem/The Littlest Chicken Problem November 3, 2014 [31]
124 The Ring Problem/The Wedding Problem TBA[32]
125 The George Washington Problem/The High Noon Problem July 4, 2014[33]
126 The Pizza Problem/The Pizza Pirate Problem August 18, 2014[34]
127 The Potty Problem/The Butter Problem August 19, 2014[35]
128 The Pirate Puzzle Problem/The Scrap of Map Problem August 20, 2014[36]
129 The Sushi Problem/The Highlight Zone Problem August 21, 2014[37]
130 The Cold Camel Problem/The Einstein Problem TBA[38]
131 The Wonderland Problem/The Bat Mitzvah Problem TBD [39]
132 The Allergy Problem/I Do What I Can: The Musical TBD [40]
133 The Bermuda Triangle Problem/The Breeze in the Branches TBD [41]
134 The Roxanne Problem/The Girl Group Problem TBD [42]
135 Richard The Third/The Lemonade Problem TBD [43]
136 The Flat Woman Problem/The Hanukkah Problem TBD [44]
137 The Groovy Sixties Problem/Bad Jack Is Back TBD [45]
138 The T-Ball Problem/The Bus Problem TBD [46]
139 The Magic Uke/The Rocking Out Problem TBD [47]
140 The Robin Hood Problem/The Owl and the Pussy Cat Problem TBD [48]
141 The Hanukkah Problem December 17, 2014

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  23. ^ "KET Episode Information - Peg + Cat: The Mega Mall Problem/The Cleopatra Problem". KET. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
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  28. ^ "KET Episode Information - Peg + Cat: The Arch Villain Problem/The Straight and Narrow Problem". KET. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  29. ^ "KET Episode Information - Peg + Cat: The Clown Problem/The Ninja Problem". KET. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  30. ^ "KET Episode Information - Peg + Cat: The Play Date Problem/The Blabberwocky Problem". KET. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  31. ^ "KET Episode Information - Peg + Cat: The Election Problem/The Littlest Chicken Problem". KET. Retrieved 2014-12-09. 
  32. ^ "KET Episode Information - Peg + Cat: The Ring Problem/The Wedding Problem". KET. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  33. ^ "KET Episode Information - Peg + Cat: The George Washington Problem/The High Noon Problem". KET. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  34. ^ "KET Episode Information - Peg + Cat: The Pizza Problem/The Pizza Pirate Problem". KET. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  35. ^ "KET Episode Information - Peg + Cat: The Potty Problem/The Butter Problem". KET. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  36. ^ "KET Episode Information - Peg + Cat: The Pirate Puzzle Problem/The Scrap of Map Problem". KET. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  37. ^ "KET Episode Information - Peg + Cat: The Sushi Problem/The Highlight Zone Problem". KET. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
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