Big things are happening on TV Tropes! New admins, new designs, fewer ads, mobile versions, beta testing opportunities, thematic discovery engine, fun trope tools and toys, and much more - Learn how to help here and discuss here.
The Fresh Beat Band (formerly called The JumpArounds) is a children's TV series that premiered on Nick Jr. on August 24, 2009. It focuses on Marina, Kiki, Twist, and Shout - four best friends in a band who go to music school together and love to sing and dance. The series features a variety of pop songs performed by the Fresh Beats, and has grown very popular among kids and their parents. An album was released in 2012 as well as a live concert tour.
"Well that's fine, if you want to do it the easy way." (Twist)
"Hip hop and pop!" (Marina)
"Cool beans!" (Shout)
Color-Coded Characters: Each of the characters has their trademark color - blue for Marina, pink for Kiki, orange for Shout, and yellow for Twist. This extends to the bedrooms and cell phones of the band members.
Couch Gag: Something funny related to the preceding episode is inserted into the dance break for "Great Day", which may be extended in order to accommodate it.
The Junior Beats also got switched around during seasons.
Meaningful Name: A reed is a very important musical accessory. It is used to help certain woodwind instruments to create the vibration that is necessary for sound. The name "Melody" is meaningful, too.
The Other Marina: She was originally played by Shayna Rose, but switched to Tara Perry after she got married.
Rearrange the Song: "Great Day" is rearranged for one episode, so that the band can sing it around a campfire.