Voiceover: Please be reminded that once the show starts, if you plan on talking, if you feel like singing, and if you can't stop dancing...
Toofie: Then you're in the right place!
The Oogieloves: We're the Oogieloves!From Kenn Viselman, the marketing genius note behind such franchises as Teletubbies, comes the adventuriffic 2012 kids' film The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, based on costumed characters in a series of PSAs from 2009, who in turn are the watered down versions of a little-known 2004 kids' show called My Bedbugs, whose rights were sold off to Viselman by its owners as their production company was about to be shut down during the 2008 economic meltdown.And yes, this is a theatrically-released film, not a Direct-to-Video movie.As Goobie, Zoozie, and Toofie work with their friends J. Edgar the vacuum cleaner, Windy Window, and Ruffy the goldfish to organize a surprise party for their friend Schluufy the pillow, J. Edgar trips and loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville, setting the Oogieloves to find them all in time. Along the way, they meet a variety of characters (including a polka dot-obsessed woman played by Cloris Leachman and a cowboy/mariachi played by Christopher Lloyd) who help them out on their quest.The Oogieloves came about after Viselman saw Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail and observed the audience shouting advice to the characters. He figured he could work backwards from that idea by making an interactive aspect with a children's movie around it, with auditory and visual cues telling kids when to sing, dance, and respond to the on-screen action, as well as when to sit down.It's considered by many to be one of the biggest box office bombs of all time, having underperformed Delgo in its opening weekend.
— From one of the movie's trailers
This film contains examples of:
- Alliterative Name: Several characters or groups of characters.
- Audience Participation: Strongly encouraged here, rare for cinema releases.
- Character Name and the Noun Phrase
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: The Oogieloves have a rather strange taste in milkshakes, but it's one Milky Marvin is willing to cater to.
- Could Have Avoided This Plot: If J. Edgar would have looked where he was walking, he wouldn't have lost the balloons.
- Also, had J. Edgar bargained Toofie to wore a belt in a "just this once!" fashion, his pants wouldn't have fallen down.
- Crossdressing Voices: Toofie and Goobie were voiced by female actresses. Toofie was voiced by Malerie Grady, and Goobie was voiced by Misty Miller.
- Crunchtastic: All the main characters have a Catch Phrase with this type of word.
- Flat Character: Pretty much all of them.
- Goofy Print Underwear: Toofie's underwear has bunnies on it.
- If My Calculations Are Correct: Goobie's catchphrase.
- Large Ham/No Indoor Voice: The Oogieloves themselves.
- MacGuffin Title
- Merchandise-Driven: Even though there's no merchandise (yet).
- No Antagonist: The only real problem is finding the balloons.
- Parental Bonus: Multiple attempts, but they're all really transparent.
- Ms. Fanservice: Rosalie Rosebud.
- People in Rubber Suits
- Phrase Catcher: The audience is supposed to say "Goofy Toofie! Pick up your pants!" whenever Toofie's pants fall down, and this happens a lot.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Goobie.
- Sugar Bowl: The 1950s-inspired Lovelyloveville.
- Title Drop: "Good luck on your Big Balloon Adventure!" said by all the guest stars the the end of their segments.
- Toilet Humor: Ruffy burps after drinking a milkshake in a contest.
- "This is Penelope! Her bunions are bothering her, and she's gassy."
- Viewers Are Moronic Goldfish