The Huggabug Club

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The Huggabug Club
Genre Children's television series
Created by Audrey Landers
Judy Landers
Ruth Landers
Presented by Mr. and Mrs. P-Head
Starring Audrey Landers
Judy Landers
Bret Shefter
Ilysia J. Pierce
Susan Solomon
Theme music composer Audrey Landers
Judy Landers
Opening theme The Huggabug Club (performed by the cast)
Ending theme The Huggabug Club (performed by the cast)
Composer(s) Audrey Landers
Ralf Stemmann
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 48 (until July 30, 2000) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Ruth Landers
Producer(s) Audrey Landers
Judy Landers
Ruth Landers
Location(s) New York City
Camera setup Single
Running time 30 minuites per episode
Production company(s) WEDU
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Broadcast
Original channel PBS
Picture format Color
Audio format Stereo
First shown in 1995-2000
Original run January 1, 1995 – July 30, 2000
External links
Website

The Huggabug Club is an American educational TV series for children. It aired on PBS Kids.

History[edit]

The series was co-created by veteran actresses and sisters Audrey and Judy Landers, as well as their manager/producer/mother Ruth Landers, who also served as executive producer. The series was also broadcast in South Africa. The Landers sisters co-wrote over 150 original songs for the series.[1]

In addition to Miss Audrey and Miss Judy, the program features full-body puppets who magically appear with the help of a computer: Uncle Huggabug, a cowboy-insect; Miss Oops-A-Daisy, a clumsy flower; and Auntie Bumble, a grandmotherly bee. The cast also includes the "Buggsters", a group of multi-cultural kids who sing and dance.[1]

An advisory board of teachers and a child psychologist helped to guide the series towards "life skills"-teaching themes. The themes were: integrity; initiative; flexibility; perseverance; organization; sense of humor; effort; common sense; problem solving; responsibility; patience; friendship; curiosity; cooperation; and caring.[1]

The television series and videotape releases have been awarded The Parents Choice Award, The Dove Foundation Award, and The Kids First Award for quality in children's media.[2]

Repeats of the show are currently seen on Trinity Broadcasting Network's Smile of a Child TV network.

Kid Cast[edit]

  • Jamie Starr - Ernie
  • Alexie Agdeppa - Grace
  • Lindsey Landers - Kelly
  • Briahnna Odom - Kim
  • Jessica Villareal - Maria
  • Christie Lee Piazza - Sally
  • Landon Prairie - Spencer

Adult Cast[edit]

  • Audrey Landers - Miss Audrey
  • Judy Landers - Miss Judy

Additional Voices[edit]

References[edit]

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