The Huggabug Club

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The Huggabug Club
GenreChildren's television series
Created byAudrey Landers
Judy Landers
Ruth Landers
Presented byMr. and Mrs. P-Head
StarringAudrey Landers
Judy Landers
Bret Shefter
Ilysia J. Pierce
Susan Solomon
Theme music composerAudrey Landers
Judy Landers
Opening themeThe Huggabug Club (performed by the cast)
Ending themeThe Huggabug Club (performed by the cast)
Composer(s)Audrey Landers
Ralf Stemmann
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes48 (until July 30, 2000) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Ruth Landers
Producer(s)Audrey Landers
Judy Landers
Ruth Landers
Production location(s)New York City
Camera setupSingle
Running time30 minutes per episode
Production company(s)WEDU
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Release
Original networkPBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
First shown in1995–2000
Original releaseJanuary 1, 1995 –
July 30, 2000

The Huggabug Club is an American educational TV series for children. It aired on PBS Kids from January 1, 1995 to July 30, 2000.

Cast[edit]

Adults[edit]

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

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 Aunty Bumble, a grandmotherly bee. The cast also includes the "Buggsters", a group of multi-cultural kids who sing and dance.[1]

Season 1 kids[edit]

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

Season 2 kids[edit]

  • Michael Minden - Alex
  • Alexie Agdeppa - Grace
  • Manner Washington - Jamie
  • Lindsey Landers - Kelly
  • Briahnna Odom - Kim
  • Jessica Villareal - Maria
  • Christie Lee Piazza - Sally

Season 3 kids[edit]

  • Bryce Cotton - Bobby
  • Alexie Agdeppa - Grace
  • Valentino Moreno - Jose
  • Lindsey Landers - Kelly
  • Philip Jacobs - Leroy
  • Jessica Villareal - Maria
  • Christie Lee Piazza - Sally

Production[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, Jordan, Canada and Zambia. The Landers sisters co-wrote over 150 original songs for the series.[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]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

  1. Express Yourself
  2. Finders Keepers Not!
  3. This Land is Your Land
  4. Safety First
  5. New Kid in Town
  6. Farmer Jo-Ann's Farm
  7. School Days
  8. Fitness is Fun
  9. Our Five Scent-Sational Senses
  10. Wheels, Wings, and Moving Things
  11. Let's Go to the Zoo
  12. Rainy Days Are Fun!
  13. Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker
  14. Surprise Pets
  15. Remember When
  16. Huggabug's Cuddly Christmas

Season 2[edit]

  1. Head to Toe
  2. Tell It Like It Is
  3. And Baby Makes Four
  4. Don't Be Bugged By a Bug
  5. Dinosaurs Are Dynamite!
  6. Surprises From the Sea
  7. I'm One of A Kind
  8. That's What Friends Are For
  9. Wacky Weather
  10. Please Don't Tease
  11. What Do You Say?
  12. You Can't Win 'Em All
  13. Let's Celebrate
  14. Silly Scientists
  15. Magical, Musical Day
  16. Dance-A-Thon

Season 3[edit]

  1. A Package to Mexico
  2. Helping Others
  3. Outer Space is Out of Sight
  4. Curious Kids
  5. We'll Always Be Family
  6. Get Neat to the Beat
  7. USA Melting Pot
  8. 1, 2, 3 Learn Your ABC's
  9. Willie Has Wheels
  10. Fantastic Firefighters
  11. Imagine This, Imagine That
  12. Rootin' Tootin' Reptiles
  13. Doctor Day
  14. Sing Along and Learn
  15. Native Americans

Accolades[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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