Yoho Ahoy

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Yoho Ahoy
Written by Stan Cullimore
Directed by Mole Hill
Voices of Joss Cope
Shelly Wain
Mole Hill
Mark Slater
Simi Mougne
Julian Roberts
Sarah Thornhill
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
Executive producer(s) Theresa Plummer-Andrews
Producer(s) Julian Roberts
Running time 5 minutes per episode (approx.)
Production company(s) The Consortium of Gentlemen
Original network CBBC
Original release 7 January 2000 – 20 August 2001

Yoho Ahoy is a British children's television series about a group of distinct pirates, aboard their pirate ship, The Rubber Duck. The title of the show derives from the fact that the only two words that the 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". The show was first broadcast on CBBC and later on CBeebies in the United Kingdom, while in Canada, the programme aired on Knowledge Network. [1]

Main Characters[edit]

  • Bilge - He is dark blue and the ship's captain.
  • Cutlass - He is yellow and the ship's anchor hoister.
  • Swab - She is purple and the ship's first mate. She has two rings on her ears.
  • Poop - He is yellow and the ship's lazy cabin cleaner. Whenever Poop is sent to do a job, he always falls asleep in the middle of it.
  • Jones - He is green and the ship's engineer. He takes his job very seriously.
  • Grog - He is green and the chef of the ship.
  • Plank - He is yellow and the ship's deck scrubber. He looks identical to Cutlass.
  • Plunder - She is purple and the ship's anchor hauler. She looks identical to Swab.
  • Booty - She is beige and serves as both the ship's pianist and Flamingo's owner.

Other Characters[edit]

  • Flamingo - The flamingo on the ship who serves as Booty's pet. He always causes mischief on board The Rubber Duck, often by taking things from the Yohos without them realising. Flamingo's way of communicating is by squawking.
  • The Sun - Never seen. During the daytime, The Rubber Duck can be seen (at the beginning and end of most episodes,) bobbing and floating on the big wide sea.
  • Parrot - The only parrot on the ship, who, like all the Yohos, says the two corresponding words: "Yoho" and "Ahoy".
  • 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, including Lullaby With Booty. At night, the moon can be seen shining in the sky beside The Rubber Duck.
  • Cat - The ginger cat on the ship.
  • Crow - The crow on the ship who is often seen looking out for the other Yohos, although he isn't really a crow at all.

Series 1 (2000)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Mops with Poop"7 January 2000 (2000-01-07)
2"Fish with Grog"14 January 2000 (2000-01-14)
3"Flag with Bilge"21 January 2000 (2000-01-21)
4"Boing with Jones"28 January 2000 (2000-01-28)
5"Blow with Poop"4 February 2000 (2000-02-04)
6"Fiddle with Swab"11 February 2000 (2000-02-11)
7"Bullseye with Cutlass"14 February 2000 (2000-02-14)
8"Pancake with Poop"15 February 2000 (2000-02-15)
9"Puff with Jones"16 February 2000 (2000-02-16)
10"Jug with Swab"17 February 2000 (2000-02-17)
11"Cheese with Grog"18 February 2000 (2000-02-18)
12"Sail with Jones"21 February 2000 (2000-02-21)
13"Lost with Swab"22 February 2000 (2000-02-22)
14"Feast with Rats"23 February 2000 (2000-02-23)
15"Clonk with Flamingo"24 February 2000 (2000-02-24)
16"Art with Crow"25 February 2000 (2000-02-25)
17"Bell with Parrot"28 February 2000 (2000-02-28)
18"Bowl with Bilge"29 February 2000 (2000-02-29)
19"Drill with Parrot"1 March 2000 (2000-03-01)
20"Flotsam with Plunder"2 March 2000 (2000-03-02)

Series 2 (2001)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
21"Chairs with Grog"19 February 2001 (2001-02-19)
22"Pop with Swab"20 February 2001 (2001-02-20)
23"Lullaby with Booty"21 February 2001 (2001-02-21)
24"Snore with Poop"22 February 2001 (2001-02-22)
25"Bilge's Surprise"23 February 2001 (2001-02-23)
26"Buzz with Jones"26 February 2001 (2001-02-26)
27"Jig with Booty"27 February 2001 (2001-02-27)
28"Paint with Booty"28 February 2001 (2001-02-28)
29"Bone with Plunder"6 August 2001 (2001-08-06)
30"Heave with Booty"7 August 2001 (2001-08-07)
31"Sneeze with Rats"8 August 2001 (2001-08-08)
32"Pest with Plank"9 August 2001 (2001-08-09)
33"Peck with Flamingo"10 August 2001 (2001-08-10)
34"Bed with Cat"13 August 2001 (2001-08-13)
35"Beat with Cat"14 August 2001 (2001-08-14)
36"Pass with Jones"15 August 2001 (2001-08-15)
37"Snooze with Cat"16 August 2001 (2001-08-16)
38"Hide with Crow"17 August 2001 (2001-08-17)
39"Cake with Poop"20 August 2001 (2001-08-20)

UK 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




United Kingdom[edit]




  1. ^ "Ahoy! An Intelligent Children's Show At Last!". Retrieved 28 November 2016. 

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