Series: Imagination Movers
I think what this situation needs is some imagination!Imagination Movers
is a television show on Disney Junior. The show is made up of four guys who were friends and decided to make a band together as well as help people solve problems. They began their show to give kids examples of good adult men on television. The show originated in New Orleans on public access television before being picked up by Disney.
The guys are still very active in New Orleans in the parenting community and helping to repair the damage after Hurricane Katrina. Members of the band were directly affected by Katrina right before they began production on their Disney show.
This show incorporates the following tropes:
- Bigger on the Inside: Hell yes. This is played Up to Eleven with the rooms in the warehouse.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Knit Knots. He was a regular character in Season 1, but suddenly disappeared in seasons 2 and 3 (not counting his appearance in the "Imagination Movers In Concert" special).
- Clip Show/Remember When You Blew Up a Sun?: "Mouse Scouts Clip Show," in which the Movers remind Warehouse Mouse of various great things he's done in the past and clips of those things are shown.
- Crazy-Prepared: The Imagination Warehouse has a room for everything.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Rich's scribble sticks looked different, Scott donned a pair of white gloves, Dave's hat was orange instead of red.
- Five-Man Band: Rich is The Hero, Dave is The Lancer, Smitty is The Smart Guy with his notebook that knows everything, Scott is The Big Guy, and Nina is The Chick.
- Genki Girl: Nina, in spades. On the other hand, you can also make a case for the Movers being a group (mostly) comprised of Keets, especially Scott. Hilarity Ensues when they're placed opposite of Nina's dull and dreary uncle Knit Knots, whose idea of a birthday party is equally drab music (instead of a traditional Happy Birthday song), eating a loaf of bread (as opposed to cake), and doing office work (in place of opening presents).
- Goggles Do Something Unusual: Scott's "Wobble Goggles", which allow him to see things from a variety of hypothetical perspectives.
- Hat of Holding: Dave's hat sure can hold a lot...
- I Am Not Weasel: In "A Little Elf Esteem," Carol, who is aspiring to be one of Santa's elves, can't remember names and refers to Warehouse Mouse as "Factory Gerbil." Later, when the Movers and Nina correct her, she ends up on "Warehouse Gerbil" and then "Factory Mouse."
- Mr. Fanservice: I think moms enjoy this show as much as their kids do. There's a Mover for everyone! Rich is your typical pretty guy. Dave's the handy man who can solve all of your problems. Smitty's smart and adorable. Scott's a big, cuddly teddy bear.
- Noodle Implements: Dave says he needs a herring and a colander for his workout.
- Once an Episode: The "Brainstorming" song.
- Phrase Catcher: "Nina!"
- Rock-Paper-Scissors: In "Shall We Dance?," Nina has an extra ticket to the ballet, so the Movers and Warehouse Mouse play rock-paper-scissors to determine who gets it. Mouse throws down cheese and everyone tries to figure out whether or not that beats Smitty's rock, they are then interrupted when the ballet's two big stars show up with a problem, and the game is eventually rendered moot when the entire group receives an invite to be guests of honor once they solve the problem.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: Wendy Calio aka Nina departed from the series to go back to Hawaii, her native home.
- Running Gag: Poor Dave has only landed one high five.
- Santa Claus: "A Little Elf Esteem" features an aspiring elf named Carol who wants to join the team that delivers presents with Santa. She has to study hard, but with the help of the Movers, she gets her wish.
- Scout Out: "Mouse Scouts Clip Show" has Warehouse Mouse trying to get into the Mouse Scouts.
- Serious Business: "Baker Ben, the world needs your muffins."
- In "Knight Time," Sir Fearsalot and the Movers don't have horses — only coconuts.
- One of their albums is titled "For Those About To Hop". Another is "Juice Box Heroes".
- Stock Animal Diet: In "Shall We Dance?," the Movers get some bananas from one of their rooms and are seen running out of the room, accompanied by the sounds of chattering angry monkeys. Oh, and Warehouse Mouse loves his cheese. There's even a song about it.
- Team Pet: Warehouse Mouse - this mouse gets actual storylines.
- Theme Tune Roll Call: Smitty's my friend he's playing his guitar! Scott's got his goggles that help him see far. Dave's over there underneath the red note hat! My name is Rich, I go a rat-a-tat-tat!