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-->'''Mother:''' [[FourIsDeath The number 4 is considered highly unlucky in oriental cultures!]]
-->'''Big Howard:''' But this is Purley!
-->'''Mother:''' It's the end of the WORLD!
-->'''Little Howard:''' Oh come on, Purley isn't that bad.
-->''How can I be lucky?''

Little Howard and Big Howard live together with Mother in a house in Purley where they examine the answers to questions posited by Little Howard.

Only a lot more awesome than it sounds.

You see, Little Howard is a 6-year-old cartoon boy, Mother is a highly neurotic computer and Big Howard is a struggling actor and stand-up comic.

The show tends to follow this format: First there will be a short sketch in which Little Howard will get his inspiration for the "Big Question" of the week, blow his klaxon, shout the question out loud and [[OnceAnEpisode cause Big Howard to have an accident due to shock]].

After the title song, "I Love Monkeys", Big and Little Howard use a range of techniques, from research and asking experts to dream sequences and songs to answer the question with a layer of absurdity, slapstick and pop culture references on top.

The show is notable for examining questions other than the standard edutainment fare, examining concepts such as scarcity, superstitions, love and TV production.

The characters first appeared in Howard Read (Big Howard)'s stage shows ''The Big Howard And Little Howard Show'', ''At Home With The Howards'' and ''Little Howard and the Magic Pencil of Life and Death'', with the animation being projected on an onstage screen.
!!'''Tropes Used:'''
* AbsurdPhobia: In the episode "What is the World's Most Dangerous Food?", one of Little Howard's fears are coconuts because he mysteriously [[CoconutMeetsCranium got hit on the head]] with one before.
* AffablyEvil: Little Howard couldn't tell that Roger the Pigeon was the one who stole the money in ''How Did I Get Here''. Subverted with Little Albert, who is a total nutcase.
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Mother
* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: "Could The Dinosaurs Ever Come Back" is a ''carnival'' of this, from a T-Rex with ''three'' fingers to ''Brontosaurus'' mentioned in the song. It lampshades the fact that most modern reptiles are often called dinosaurs, however.
* BigBad: Little Albert has the potential to be this.
* ButtMonkey: Big Howard and the monkeys.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: MOTHER and Little Howard
* ComicTrio: The schemer and follower alternates between MOTHER and Little Howard, where as Big Howard is mostly powerless.
* CoolOldLady: Doris
* {{Flanderization}}: Little Albert gets the opposite of most flanderizations, he's actually become a credible threat and possibly the future BigBad of the show.
* GeniusDitz: MOTHER.
* GirlOfTheWeek: Arguably, Little Susan.
* HarmlessVillain: Subverted with Little Albert who could have killed Little Howard, if he was not stopped
* JerkAss: Roger the pigeon
* LoveableRogue: Little Howard.
* MisplacedWildlife: Subverted. There are no wolves in Britain; Little Albert is just a nutcase.
* McGuffin: Big Howard's Sketchpad.
* NeverSleepAgain: In the first episode. Little Howard takes the bed bug phrase too seriously and when MOTHER shows him that bed bugs are actually real and what they can do to him, he claims he'll never sleep again. He sticks to his word and becomes incredibly [[TheSleepless sleep-deprived]].
* OncePerEpisode:
** Little Howard blowing his klaxon, causing Big Howard to suffer through an unfortunate mishap. Then...
** [[{{Catchphrase}} "I, LITTLE HOWARD, HAVE COME UP WITH ANOTHER ONE OF MY BIIIIIIIIG QUESTIONS!"]] *States the name of the episode as his question*
** A song at the end of each episode.
** [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Little Howard picking his nose]].
** An intermission during the episode which parodies advert breaks.
** Little Howard's dream sequences.
* SomewhereAHerpetologistIsCrying: In the same episode as above, a ''bearded dragon'' is shown savaging Big Howard's neck. In RealLife, bearded dragons are actually quite placid.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Big Howard and Little Howard. Bonus points for being the main premise in "What is Funny?".
* TeamDad: Big Howard
* RaisedByWolves: Little Albert claims he was this, but he was actually raised by squirrels.
* EvilPlan: Little Albert tries to steal Big Howard's Sketchpad in an attempt to rule the world.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Little Howard grows 40 feet in ''Why can't I be bigger''?.
* NoFourthWall: There is an entire episode which involves finding the budget so they can air the show. As well as constant fourth wall breaking in episodes incredibly commonly.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: In Little Howard’s case, most people are not freaked out about him being a cartoon boy.