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This article is about a television series on H2. For the placeholder name, see thingamabob.
Series title
Genre entertainment, science
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s)
  • Jenny Daly
  • Bill Rademaker
  • Andrew Geller
  • Sam Penfield
  • Arvind Palep
  • Serge Patzak
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) TGroup Productions[1]
Original channel H2
Original run January 18, 2014 (2014-01-18) – present
External links
Production website

ThingamaBob is science entertainment television series. The series premiered in the United States on the H2 on January 18, 2014.[2][3] The show follows inventor Bob Partington around as he attempts to build various contraptions for local businesses in Brooklyn.[1][3] Ten episodes have been scheduled to be produced by TGroup Productions in association with 1stAveMachine.[1]


Bob Partington is an inventor from Brooklyn, New York. In each episode, Bob receives a new box of items which are related to American history in a way. Bob is required to use these items to reinvent three unique inventions. The show follows Bob around as he comes up with ideas to use the items for and eventually constructs fully functioning contraptions.[1][3] The show is accommodated with historical facts regarding the items Bob has to use.


Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 10 January 18, 2014 (2014-01-18) February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)

Season 1 (2014)[edit]

No. in
No. in
Title Original air date
1 1 "Pizza Guillotine" January 18, 2014 (2014-01-18)
In this episode, Bob received a boat helm, a printer brayer, and a pair of suspenders. He ends up using the boat helm to construct a "Pizza Guillotine" which is used to slice pizza. He uses the brayer to create a beer can cooler. The suspenders are used to create a cellphone charger.
2 2 "Paper Airplane Catapult" January 18, 2014 (2014-01-18)
Bob makes a paper airplane catapult with coins.
3 3 "Chair Pants" January 25, 2014 (2014-01-25)
Bob gets a hot dog roller machine, Levi's jeans, and a pair of scales. Bob uses the hot dog roller machine to form a "Hot Dog Crossbow". He uses the Levi's jeans to create pants that can be used to sit on, dubbed the "Chair Pants".
4 4 "Tuba Keg" January 25, 2014 (2014-01-25)
Bob received a sousaphone (which he incorrectly mistaken for a tuba), a waffle cone, and a wall plug. He uses the tuba to create a "Tuba Keg". The waffle cone was not used directly, however he finds a local creamery where he combines two dishers together to create a double scooper. The wall plug was used as a toggle switch which he uses to control a tool shooting contraption.
5 5 "Beer Slider" February 1, 2014 (2014-02-01)
Bob received a telegraph key, phonograph, roll of tape.
6 6 "BBQ Gun" February 1, 2014 (2014-02-01)
Bob makes a gun to shoot BBQ sauce.
7 7 "Expanding Toolbox" February 11, 2014 (2014-02-11)
Bob helps out the fire department a egg craker invention.
8 8 "Violin Doorbell" February 11, 2014 (2014-02-11)
Bob makes a special doorbell for a store.
9 9 "Tent Slinger" February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)
Bob makes a special machine to open up a tent.
10 10 "S'Mores Machine" February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)
Bob makes a special s'mores machine.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Ng, Philiana (June 25, 2013). "History's Sister Network Greenlights Invention Series (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ McNally, Victoria (January 15, 2014). "ThingamaBob Feeds Our Love Of Crazy Inventions". geekosystem. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Mechele R. Dillard (January 18, 2014). "THINGAMABOB with Inventor Bob Partington Premieres Tonight on H2". TVRuckus. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 

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