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 (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 minutes per episode
Production company(s) WEDU
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Release
Original network PBS
Picture format Color
Audio format Stereo
First shown in 1995–2000
Original release January 2, 1995 – July 28, 2000

The Huggabug Club is an American educational TV series for children that 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 were seen on Trinity Broadcasting Network's Smile of a Child TV network until 2016.

Kid cast[edit]

Season 1

  • Jamie Starr - Ernie
  • Alexie Agdeppa - Grace
  • Lindsey Niedenfuer - Kelly
  • Heart Hayes - Allie
  • Briahnna Odom - Kim
  • Jessica Villareal - Maria
  • Christie Lee Piazza - Sally
  • Landon Prairie - Spencer
  • Anthony Burch - Bryan
  • Miguel Dominguez - Armando
  • Kristine Niedenfuer - Tria


Season 2

  • Michael Minden - Alex
  • Heart Hayes - Allie
  • Manner Washington - Jamie
  • Lindsey Landers - Kelly
  • Briahnna Odom - Kim
  • Jessica Villareal - Maria
  • Christie Lee Piazza - Sally
  • Anthony Burch - Bryan
  • Tara Larez - Amanda
  • Connor Hammond - Ricky
  • Jeronimo Fuego - Umbérto
  • Kristine Niedenfuer - Tria

[Dance-A-Thon]

  • Jamie Starr - Ernie
  • Landon Prairie - Spencer
  • Alexie Agdeppa - Grace

Season 3

  • Alexie Agdeppa - Grace
  • Valentino Moreno - Jose
  • Heart Hayes - Allie
  • Lindsey Landers - Kelly
  • Philip Jacobs - Leroy
  • Jessica Villareal - Maria
  • Christie Lee Piazza - Sally
  • Bryce Cotton - Bobby
  • Kristine Niedenfuer - Tria
  • Brendan Clark - Willy

Adult cast[edit]

  • Audrey Landers - Miss Audrey
  • Judy Landers - Miss Judy
  • Bret Shefter - Uncle Huggabug
  • Susan Solomon - Auntie Bumble
  • Ilysia Pierce - Oops-a-Daisy
  • Rhoda Gidsi - Lovey Dovey

Season 1[edit]

  • Uncle Huggabug - Bret Shefter
  • Auntie Bumble - Susan Solomon
  • Oops-a-Daisy - Ilysia Pierce

Season 2[edit]

  • Uncle Huggabug - Michael Immel
  • Auntie Bumble - Lorin Benjamin
  • Oops-a-Daisy - Ilysia Pierce

Season 3[edit]

  • Uncle Huggabug - Ken Jensen
  • Auntie Bumble - Lorin Benjamin
  • Oops-a-Daisy - Amanda Fenester
  • Lovey Dovey - Keith Jefferson

References[edit]

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