is a Japanese children's TV show that airs on NHK; in the United States it's carried on NHK's co-owned network TV Japan. The show features several disjointed sketches that are both educational and entertaining. Each sketch is followed by a Pythagora switch (the Japanese term for a Rube Goldberg Device
), that features prominently on the show. Each 15-minute episode starts with a puppet skit where two young penguins, Pita and Gora, learn a new concept with the help of an anthropomorphic encyclopedia and a television dog. And each show ends with either the Algorithm March
or algorithm exercises hosted by Kazunari Yamada and Hidenori Kikuchi.
Recurring sketches include:
- Today's Topic
- 10 stick anime
- Father Switch
- What Is the Dot Doing?
- Square and Triangle Groups
- Algorithm Exercises/March
This show provides examples of: