Yoho Ahoy

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Yoho Ahoy
Written by Stan Cullimore
Directed by Mole Hill
Opening theme Yoho Ahoy
Ending theme Yoho Ahoy [Instrumental]
Composer(s) John Tackley
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 39
Production
Executive producer(s) Theresa Plummer-Andrews
Producer(s) Julian Roberts
Running time 5 minutes per episode [approx.]
Production company(s) The Consortium of Gentlemen
Release
Original network CBBC
Original release 2000 – 2001

Yoho Ahoy is a British children's television series about a group of nine distinct pirates, aboard their ship The Rubber Duck. The title Yoho Ahoy derives from the fact the only words that the main characters say are "Yoho" and "Ahoy." The characters themselves are animated puppets. In 2001 it won the Banff Television Festival Rockie Award: Best Animation for "Yoho Ahoy: Buzz with Jones" In Canada, the programme also aired on Knowledge Network.

Main characters[edit]

  • Bilge - The Ship's Captain
  • Cutlass - The Ship's Anchor Hoister
  • Swab - The First Mate on the ship
  • Poop - The Cabin Cleaner
  • Jones - The Ship's Engineer
  • Grog - The Ship's Chef
  • Plank - The Ship's Deck Scrubber
  • Plunder - The Ship's Anchor Hauler
  • Booty - The young Pianist on the ship

Supporting Characters[edit]

  • Flamingo - The blue and pink bird on the ship who is Booty's friend. He always causes mischief on board The Rubber Duck.
  • The Sun - Never seen. By day, The Rubber Duck can be seen floating on the high seas under blue skies and tethered by pink, trembling clouds.
  • Parrot - The multi-coloured parrot on the ship.
  • Rats - The pink and blue rats on the ship. With their squeaky communication, they cause nothing but trouble wherever they go.
  • The Moon - Appears at the beginning and end of quite a few episodes. It is blue and round, and it can be seen in front of The Rubber Duck.
  • Cat - The Cat on the ship.
  • Audio Service - A never-seen periscope-shaped voice trumpet who rises from the ground and interacts with the Yohos, often engaging in games with them, as well as serving as a supervisor. It is the only resident of The Rubber Duck who speaks in complete sentences.
  • Crow - The Crow on the ship who is often seen looking out for the Yohos.

Series 1 (2000)[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Mops with Poop" 7 January 2000
2 "Fish with Grog" 14 January 2000
3 "Flag with Bilge" 21 January 2000
4 "Boing with Jones" 28 January 2000
5 "Blow with Poop" 4 February 2000
6 "Fiddle with Swab" 11 February 2000
7 "Bullseye with Cutlass" 14 February 2000
8 "Pancake with Poop" 15 February 2000
9 "Puff with Jones" 16 February 2000
10 "Jug with Swab" 17 February 2000
11 "Cheese with Grog" 18 February 2000
12 "Sail with Jones" 21 February 2000
13 "Lost with Swab" 22 February 2000
14 "Feast with Rats" 23 February 2000
15 "Clonk with Flamingo" 24 February 2000
16 "Art with Crow" 25 February 2000
17 "Bell with Parrot" 28 February 2000
18 "Bowl with Bilge" 29 February 2000
19 "Drill with Parrot" 1 March 2000
20 "Flotsam with Plunder" 2 March 2000

Series 2 (2001)[edit]

No. Title Original air date
21 "Chairs with Grog" 19 February 2001
22 "Pop with Swab" 20 February 2001
23 "Lullaby with Booty" 21 February 2001
24 "Snore with Poop" 22 February 2001
25 "Bilge's Surprise" 23 February 2001
26 "Buzz with Jones" 26 February 2001
27 "Jig with Booty" 27 February 2001
28 "Paint with Booty" 28 February 2001
29 "Bone with Plunder" 6 August 2001
30 "Heave with Booty" 7 August 2001
31 "Sneeze with Rats" 8 August 2001
32 "Pest with Plank" 9 August 2001
33 "Peck with Flamingo" 10 August 2001
34 "Bed with Cat" 13 August 2001
35 "Beat with Cat" 14 August 2001
36 "Pass with Jones" 15 August 2001
37 "Snooze with Cat" 16 August 2001
38 "Hide with Crow" 17 August 2001
39 "Cake with Poop" 20 August 2001

VHS releases[edit]

VHS title Release date

Episodes

Yoho Ahoy: Welcome Aboard

2 October 2000 Mops with Poop, Fish with Grog, Flag with Bilge, Boing with Jones, Blow with Poop, Toot with Swab, Bullseye with Cutlass, Chairs with Grog, Pop with Swab, Lullaby with Booty

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