Fifi and the Flowertots
|Fifi and the Flowertots|
|Created by||Keith Chapman|
|Voices of||Jane Horrocks
|Theme music composer||Alan Coates
Kim Goody (vocals)
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||121|
|Running time||29 mins|
|Production company(s)||Cosgrove Hall Films
|Distributor||DreamWorks Animation Television|
|Original release||2 May 2005 – 19 December 2009|
Fifi and the Flowertots is a British stop-motion animated children's television series first broadcast in May 2005, which is shown on Five, and on Nick Jr. UK. It has also been translated into Welsh as Fifi a'i Ffrindau (Fifi and Friends) and is shown on S4C. In January 2008, it premiered on Sprout in the United States. The series ended in December 2009.
It features a group of flower-based characters and their adventures and activities through the garden. The title character, Fifi Forget-Me-Not, is voiced by Jane Horrocks, while the other characters are voiced by Maria Darling, Tim Whitnall and Marc Silk. This series is animated by Cosgrove Hall Films (2005–2008) and produced by Chapman Entertainment. Creator Keith Chapman is also the originator of the Bob the Builder series (now owned by Mattel).
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- Aunt Tulip & Grubby is Fifi's aunt. She likes to have tea parties and chats with the Flowertots. Lives in a pineapple house and has a grub pet, whose name is Grubby. He is too little, and so often lost.
- Buttercup is a buttercup. She lives in "Milk Bucket House" with Daisy and has a mouse called Cornflower because of his lovely blue colour.
- Daisy is a real daisy. She is shy and dreamy Flowertot in comparison to her sister Buttercup. She is little clumsy. She loves her comfort duckling toy "Diddyduck".
- Fifi, Forget-me-not is a main hero who is usually the most cheerful. She says: "Hello! I am Fifi, forget-me-not!" at the beginning of each episode and at the end: "Bye! Don't forget to come back soon!" or "Don't forget to come and play another day!". When she forgets things to do or meanings, she says: "Fiddly Flowerpetals!" before describing them for the audience to guess. When she remembers, another character says: "Fifi forget-me-not forgot!". Sometimes her catchphrase when she forgets things to do is "Buttercups and Daisies!", when something is wrong is "Diggly Dandelions!" A sociable character. She likes to cook and look after plants. Fifi lives in a yellow watering can house.
- Poppy is Fifi's friend. She has a market stall where she sells everything that the Flowertots need for each episode. Lives in a pumpkin house.
- Primrose is Fifi's friend too. She is prim and doesn't like mess. She always wants to look like magnificent. Most of all she is sad when something goes wrong for her. She likes to create apparels for herself and tries to array Fifi in a beautiful dress. Her catchphrase is "I am NOT having a good day!".
- Violet is Fifi's friend as well. She is a very creative and loves painting. Lives with Primrose in a marrow house.
- Pip is the youngest of the Flowertots and is a gooseberry. He likes to help Fifi and Bumble in the garden. Sometimes he is too noisy and gets too excited. Fifi looks after him when Stingo and Slugsy play tricks on him. Lives in the gooseberry bushes on his playground.
- Bumble is a bumblebee and the best Fifi's friend. He often visits her and always ready to come to her rescue but isn't good at landing and usually crashes. His catchphrase is "Wiggly Worms!"
- Stingo is a wasp who makes troubles for the Flowertots. He tries to steal food-related items: cake, blueberry, chocolate. Lives in an apple house. His catchphrase is "Rotten Raspberries!"
- Hornetto is Stingo's cousin. He's a guitar playing hornet and even nastier than Stingo on occasion.
- Slugsy is a slug and Stingo's friend. He is always ready to help the boss however when he is slow it ruins Stingo's plan. He loves Primrose but doesn't want her to find out, sometimes he makes romantic deals. Lives at the top of the Stingo's house and speaks with a lisp.
- Flutterby is a butterfly, a friendly character. He takes Buttercup and Daisy around the garden and has a landing pad near the girls' house.
- Webby is a spider. She is the eldest and the wisest in Flowertot Garden. The Flowertots ask her for advice and help. But Stingo and Slugsy avoid her not to hit her web. She lives in a web house and so is named that.
- Mo is Fifi's lawnmower working for compost. He takes the harvest and the Flowertots around the garden.
- Diggly is a grumpy but funny worm. He lives on the compost heap and eats scraps but prefers more pumpkin pies.
|1.||Fifi's Talent Show (Series Premiere)||All the tots enter a talent contest, but Fifi gets so distracted helping everyone else that she has no time to get ready herself! However, her "Fiddly Flowerpetals" song was much better than Slugsy's poem, and she got a silver medal.|
|2.||Flowertots Fallout||Fifi told Bumble off for messing up her flowers by sneezing, and Primrose scolded Violet for her spoiled dress while painting the picture. Fifi and Primrose become bored, so Fifi decides to make strawberry tarts and to apologize to that.|
|3.||Bumble Catches A Cold||Bumble is suffering from a cold, so Flowertots make picnic at home.|
|4.||Smelly Slugsy||Primrose is invited for a meal by Slugsy, but his odour dissuades her from attending. Luckily, Bumble has an idea to troubleshoot it by touching the flowerpetals.|
|5.||Bumble Gets A Makeover||Fifi helps Bumble to paint his house. Primrose thinks that it's not good and asks to use decorations for beauty. But everything goes wrong that a ribbon gets stuck into a honey tap, so she decides to remove all the decorations and understands that beauty is not always important: the main thing is everything gets on very well.|
|6.||Bumble Helps Out||Fifi is busy planting her flowers from the ground to the pots and forgets about the tea party. Bumble decides to help her about it when she is out. But he gets stuck in a compost heap and calls Fifi for help.|
|7.||Stingo Gets Stuck||Stingo attempts to help Webby, whose web has become filthy and made everything come unstuck.|
|8.||Flowertots Go Nuts||Strange objects have appeared in the garden after a storm. The tots ask Webby what they are and Webby explains that they are nuts and they can use them to make soap. This idea came in very handy because all the soap was sold in Poppy's market stall. Flowertots make soap and Primrose washes her dress out of dirt, and it becomes as good as new!|
|9.||Bumble's Big Race||Stingo challenges Bumble to a race, and decides to win no matter what.|
|10.||Blueberry Surprise||Fifi and Bumble offer to help out when Primrose and Violet's garden becomes over-run with fallen blueberries. After that they decide to make juice but they decide to do it the next day as they are already tired to do it.|
|11.||Picture Perfect||The Flowertots draw pictures but all of them are so good that Primrose can't choose a winner. But she makes a prize for Stingo: set of colours.|
|12.||Violet's Party||When Fifi's invitation to Violet's party fails to arrive, she assumes that she has fallen out of favour. But Primrose just moved from Slugsy's slide to cut her way, and Violet at last invited Fifi and explained what she had made: jelly, ice cream, cucumber sandwiches, birthday cake. They went to the party.|
|13.||Leave It To Stingo||The wind was blowing all night, and the garden got messed. Stingo promises to clean Fifi's garden and fix Violet and Primrose's chimney and Bumble's gate. Everybody presents him the cake, pie and honey, when he eats them he forgets about promises. So for punishment as he had already eaten all the food, he and Slugsy were asked to do all those things.|
|14.||Mud Spies||It had been raining, and the garden became muddy. Fifi and Bumble make cakes of mud, Stingo thinks that they are chocolate, but trying them, understands that they are inedible.|
|15.||Treasure Hunt||Fifi is upset after losing a brooch Violet has made for her. Slugsy finds it, returns and becomes a real hero. On the Bumble's party Violet becomes glad seeing the brooch again.|
|16.||Sports Day||When the Flowertots have a summer sports day, Stingo does his best to win every event possible. Unfortunately for him his efforts are failed at every turn. So Slugsy helps fallen Primrose and wins the competition.|
|17.||Fifi Fee Fi Fo Fum||Giant footprints appear in the garden after Fifi tells Pip the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Have the gang got a giant on their hands?|
|18.||Life's A Beach||When the day is hot, Flowertots decide to transform beach into garden. But where has all the water gone?|
|19.||Fifi's In Charge||Poppy asks to look after her market stall and make some deliveries. But suddenly Pip deliver the wrong thing to Primrose.|
|20.||Hole Lot of Fun||Fifi and Bumble gather peas. Stingo is bored and wants something exciting to do. So he goes to them and strikes peas that gets into the hole. Bumble asks Violet to make medals. When the competition starts, Webby leads score and Stingo wins because he has been able to get the peas into the hole from the first time. But everybody ate Aunt Tulip's oaten cookies.|
|21.||Knitting Nonsense||Webby has a lot of interesting things and decides to throw them because of not having enough place. Fifi and the Flowertots deliver them to the different friends and suddenly Primrose's part of knit ties by Mo. Fifi goes to Webby and doesn't know whose it is. Then she knits bag for Primrose and scarf for Mo. Everybody thanks her.|
|22.||Spotty Pip||Stingo manages to convince Pip that he has Flowertot spots, and the only way for Pip to get better is to eat a lot of sweets and get painted with strawberry juice. Stingo's idea works wrongly on Pip. Can Fifi and her friends teach Stingo a lesson?|
|23.||Don't Go Changing!||Webby catches the Flowertots wishing they could be more like someone else and convinces them that they are perfect just as they are.|
|24.||The Wasp That Cried Ouch||The Flowertots are worried when Bumble gets injured. After that they suddenly hear Stingo's cries. He says that all his body pain. Primrose puts bandage on him and Flowertots bring him tasty things. Doing this they say that he has lied to them. When they play golf again as at the beginning they hear cries again and think that Stingo pretends that he is ill again. But when they come to him they see that he has eaten too many food and he is really ill. They relaxed believing that he would be OK soon and think before crying "Ouch!".|
|25.||Primrose's Perfume Song||Fifi and Bumble set about concocting a new perfume for Primrose, but Bumble confuses the perfume mixture with the contents of the compost bucket. So he throws it and adds flowers instead. Finally they make a good perfume for Primrose.|
|26.||Chocolate Surprise||Fifi prepares a cake for the garden party, but needs to buy some eggs. When she goes out for them Stingo touches filling and it spills. But that's okay because when she comes it becomes solid. All Flowertots start drinking tea on party but Stingo even refuses to try chocolate saying that he hates it.|
|27.||Pip Learns To Dance||Pip wants to learn to dance well for the upcoming disco, but who's going to show him all the best moves?|
|28.||Fizzy Business||It's a very hot day. Fifi and Bumble make the lemonade, when she goes for bottles it disappears. Bumble and Fifi can't understand where has it all gone but when they give it for everybody to drink, they see Stingo and Slugsy hiccuping who do not want to see the lemonade at all, and understand that they have drunk it all.|
|29.||Belle of the Ball||All the Flowertots get ready for an annual summer ball but Fifi helps everybody else with outfits that she even doesn't know what outfit to have. But she collects flower petals and makes a ball dress of them. Everybody is very beautiful at ball, Pip gets medal but he gives to Fifi for a beautiful outfit and helping him to get ready for the ball. Stingo and Slugsy eat a lot of sweet things which are on the table and leave the ball.|
|30.||Flying Lessons||Stingo gets irritated with Slugsy for being so slow all the time, so Slugsy asks the other Flowertots to help him get airborne.|
|31.||Big Crunch Day||The Flowertots have grown their own fruit and vegetables to eat on Big Crunch Day for keeping their teeth healthy. But Bumble discovers that his peas have gone mushy. Stingo and Slugsy had grown a big juicy apple but they ate Poppy's candies instead and got a toothache. Such stupid characters left Big Crunch Day.|
|32.||Fifi's Scarecrow||Fifi tries to build a scarecrow to frighten away the butterflies which keep eating her vegetables. But when it fails to scare them off and also Grubby gets frightened of Primrose, she steps in and exchanges her and scarecrow clothes. Butterflies get frightened as Grubby and fly out of the garden. Finally Fifi shows Flowertots what she has grown and sings them a song.|
|33.||Soup of the Day||It's a cold day in the garden so Flowertots make a soup. Primrose asks to bring required ingredients but everybody is out of peas. When she boils her peas in the pan and forgets about her soup it suddenly burns. Flowertots boil it again already of the vegetables they have and invite everybody to eat it.|
|34.||Fiddlesticks Fifi||Fifi is concerned when Bumble does not return after going to look for a spade, but the flowertots soon hear some peculiar noises. Fifi says everybody that it's nonsense but then recognizes that it's Bumble lost in the bushes. Aunt Tulip gives him a drink with honey and cinnamon and he starts feeling fine. Fifi promises to listen to everything very carefully without saying "Fiddlesticks!".|
|35.||Fifi's Good Turn||Aunt Tulip is giving a prize for the best garden. Stingo and Slugsy pretend that they have a pain, so Fifi has to clean their garden. But when she does it, Stingo and Slugsy get a prize for cleaning Fifi's garden and so they have to do it.|
|36.||Forget Me Tot||Fifi hangs her washing but suddenly she has run out of clothes pegs. She goes to the Poppy's market, and Poppy reminds Fifi that she has promised to help her washing the potatoes. And then suddenly she forgot that she had promised to help Violet, Primrose, Pip and Bumble. So poor Fifi goes to Webby, and she lends a helping hand. Then Fifi helps everybody, and everybody thanks her for helping. Then she goes to Stingo and remembering that it is "Wasps Love Day" gives him a chocolate-covered strawberry. Slugsy goes to Poppy's market to buy him some honey.|
|37.||Fancy Free Fifi||Bumble and Violet persuade Fifi to take a day off from all her gardening, assuring her that they can look after it for her. But they were unable to do all the jobs: beetles assaulted on Fifi's potatoes.|
|38.||Stingo's Shopping Spree||Stingo and Slugsy are being unusually helpful, offering to do everybody's shopping for them. Could they be up to no good?|
|39.||Fifi Follows Clues||Fifi has baked the pies but when she and Bumble go for the blueberries to make juice, Stingo and Slugsy steal a carrot cake, a blueberry pie and honey flat cakes. When Fifi, Bumble and Primrose see that they have disappeared they have to find them by clues not to cancel a sweet party. But Primrose detected the honey footprints to find the thief.|
|40.||Big Band Night||The day has dawned for the Flowertot concert. Bumble wants to practise his drums but Stingo gets annoyed at the racket Bumble does and steals his drums and honey. Fifi has a sore throat and they have to find drums and honey to cure Fifi's hoarse voice. But which way must they use? A fighting (learning to fight) or a peaceful one? Just watching this episode you can find it out!|
|41.||Daisy Chain Dance||The tots were hoping to hold their annual daisy chain dance in the garden but it is all muddy. Can Fifi come up with an idea to ensure the show goes on?|
|42.||Fun At The Fair|
- Fifi and The Flowertots official site
- Fifi and The Flowertots on Nick Jr. UK
- Fifi and the Flowertots at the Internet Movie Database
- Fifi and the Flowertots at TV.com
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