History Series / JohnnyAndTheSprites

22nd Sep '17 5:30:01 AM TroperNo9001
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: In addition to John Tartaglia, a number of the original cast from Theatre/AvenueQ turned up as guest stars on the program. Ann Harada turned up as a real estate developer who wanted to raze Grotto's Grove to make way for a luxury hotel. Jennifer Barnhart was also a regular puppeteer on the program. As mentioned above Natalie Venetia Belcon played Johnny's friend Gwen.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: In addition to John Tartaglia, a number of the original cast from Theatre/AvenueQ turned up as guest stars on the program. Ann Harada turned up as a real estate developer who wanted to raze Grotto's Grove to make way for a luxury hotel. Jennifer Barnhart was also a regular puppeteer on the program. As mentioned above above, Natalie Venetia Belcon played Johnny's friend Gwen.
22nd Sep '17 5:29:25 AM TroperNo9001
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* Theatre/AvenueQ: In addition to John Tartaglia, a number of the original cast from the play turned up as guest stars on the program. Ann Harada turned up as a real estate developer who wanted to raze Grotto's Grove to make way for a luxury hotel. Jennifer Barnhart was also a regular puppeteer on the program. As mentioned above Natalie Venetia Belcon played Johnny's friend Gwen.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: Usually only at the very end of a story, when Johnny will talk to the viewer to reiterate the story's {{Aesop}}

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Usually only at the very end of a story, when Johnny will talk to the viewer to reiterate the story's {{Aesop}}{{Aesop}}.


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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: In addition to John Tartaglia, a number of the original cast from Theatre/AvenueQ turned up as guest stars on the program. Ann Harada turned up as a real estate developer who wanted to raze Grotto's Grove to make way for a luxury hotel. Jennifer Barnhart was also a regular puppeteer on the program. As mentioned above Natalie Venetia Belcon played Johnny's friend Gwen.
13th Apr '17 10:55:29 PM JMQwilleran
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* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: The real-estate developer Yolanda Ivanna Wanna in "The Sprites Save Grotto's Grove" in this. Throughout the story, and especially in the song "Everything Must Go," she shows no respect for Johnny's personal space, poking him, prodding him, petting him and otherwise generally being a jerk, all without realizing it and thinking she's actually there to do ''him'' a favor by tearing down his backyard to build a hotel and shopping mall complex.

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* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: The real-estate developer Yolanda Ivanna Wanna in "The Sprites Save Grotto's Grove" in is this. Throughout the story, and especially in the song "Everything Must Go," she shows no respect for Johnny's personal space, poking him, prodding him, petting him and otherwise generally being a jerk, all without realizing it and thinking she's actually there to do ''him'' a favor by tearing down his backyard to build a hotel and shopping mall complex.
13th Apr '17 10:53:41 PM JMQwilleran
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* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: The real-estate developer Yolanda Ivanna Wanna in "The Sprites Save Grotto's Grove" in this. Throughout the story, and especially in the song "Everything Must Go," she shows no respect for Johnny's personal space, poking him, prodding him, petting him and otherwise generally being a jerk, all without realizing it and thinking she's actually there to do ''him'' a favor by tearing down his backyard to build a hotel and shopping mall complex.
25th Nov '16 8:46:14 PM JMQwilleran
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* ArgumentOfContradictions: The "You Never Know What You Can Do Until You Try Out Something New" song in "The Sprites' Snow Day" features several of these as Basil tells the other Sprites that their ideas won't work and they insist that they will.

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* ArgumentOfContradictions: ArgumentOfContradictions
** "Who's On First?", one of the original shorts, has Basil and Ginger arguing in this manner about whether Johnny is going to read a book with Basil or play basketball with Ginger. Johnny interrupts it to begin the song "One Good Turn."
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The "You Never Know What You Can Do Until You Try Out Something New" song in "The Sprites' Snow Day" features several of these as Basil tells the other Sprites that their ideas won't work and they insist that they will.
22nd Nov '16 4:18:51 PM JMQwilleran
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-->'''Johnny''': ''Just think while you're the little one / You can have more than a little fun / Small's the perfect size to do/ So many great big things''

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-->'''Johnny''': ''Just think while you're the little one / You can have more than a little fun / Small's the perfect size to do/ do / So many great big things''
22nd Nov '16 4:18:36 PM JMQwilleran
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* HeightAngst: In "The Twenty-Foot Root," Root is upset by being the smallest sprite and then is magically grown to [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever 20 feet tall]], only to find that this is problematic also. Johnny eventually reassures him in song...
-->'''Johnny''': ''Just think while you're the little one / You can have more than a little fun / Small's the perfect size to do/ So many great big things''
-->'''Root''': Really?
-->'''Johnny''': You bet.
13th Nov '16 1:30:46 PM JMQwilleran
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* PieInTheFace: * In "Make Someone Laugh," one of the original shorts, Johnny tries pieing himself in order to get Basil, who's not feeling well, to laugh. It doesn't help.

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* PieInTheFace: * In "Make Someone Laugh," one of the original shorts, Johnny tries pieing himself in order to get Basil, who's not feeling well, to laugh. It doesn't help.
13th Nov '16 1:30:32 PM JMQwilleran
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* PieInTheFace: * In "Make Someone Laugh," one of the original shorts, Johnny tries pieing himself in order to get Basil, who's not feeling well, to laugh. It doesn't help.
28th Aug '16 11:44:24 AM nombretomado
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The series began as a set of five animated shorts aired every so often DisneyChannel's Playhouse Disney block. These segments proved so popular that the program was greenlit for a full series. The new series brought a greatly expanded set portraying the Sprites' home of Grotto's Grove, as well as new characters. Three new Sprites were added, Water Sprite Lily, Earth Sprite Root and a wise old Sprite named Sage, puppeteered and voiced by Tartaglia. Additionally, a character named Gwen, portrayed by Natalie Venetia Belcon, was brought on as a friend for Johnny who paid semi-regular visits. The second season of the full series saw a further expansion to the set, as well as a seminal change to the program when Gwen was allowed to finally meet the Sprites for the first time and both she and Johnny gained the ability to visit Grotto's Grove. The presumed final episode of the series was aired on April 19, 2008 and the program disappeared from U.S. airwaves, though both a music album and DVD were released. Repeats of the program began airing on the 24/7 Disney Junior network in 2012. Tartaglia has since moved on to other projects, such as the musicals of ''Theatre/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''.

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The series began as a set of five animated shorts aired every so often DisneyChannel's Creator/DisneyChannel's Playhouse Disney block. These segments proved so popular that the program was greenlit for a full series. The new series brought a greatly expanded set portraying the Sprites' home of Grotto's Grove, as well as new characters. Three new Sprites were added, Water Sprite Lily, Earth Sprite Root and a wise old Sprite named Sage, puppeteered and voiced by Tartaglia. Additionally, a character named Gwen, portrayed by Natalie Venetia Belcon, was brought on as a friend for Johnny who paid semi-regular visits. The second season of the full series saw a further expansion to the set, as well as a seminal change to the program when Gwen was allowed to finally meet the Sprites for the first time and both she and Johnny gained the ability to visit Grotto's Grove. The presumed final episode of the series was aired on April 19, 2008 and the program disappeared from U.S. airwaves, though both a music album and DVD were released. Repeats of the program began airing on the 24/7 Disney Junior network in 2012. Tartaglia has since moved on to other projects, such as the musicals of ''Theatre/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''.
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