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A short-lived creation of Nelvana, specifically by Larry Jacobs, now the creative director of Cookie Jar Entertainment. It first aired in the United States on CBS in 1998, as one of the network's last Saturday Morning Cartoons. Scottish network STV picked it up in 2001 and reran it for a short time. It currently airs on KidsCo TV in Australia.The show's main character is a blue preteen bird named Eddie Storkowitz. His mother, Betty, is a professional artist and his father, Morty, is a psychiatrist. Eddie dreams of being a filmmaker and sometimes shoots videos of his family and friends' antics.Other characters on the show include Eddie's sister, Steffy; his teacher, Miss Finch; classmates Spring Robin, Olivia Owl, Tommy Turkey, Sleepy Bat and Gregory Woodpecker. The first episode introduces Eddie's younger sister, Abby.
Accidental Art: In "Life of Riley", Betty is proud of the paintings that Abby did by covering herself in paint and rolling on a canvas.
All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted in "Life of Riley". The females in class love Riley's bad-bird nature until they find out he dropped out of school.
An Aesop: Pretty much every episode, but not as heavy-handedly as most.
Left the Background Music On: In the resolution of the second episode, dramatic violins play over Eddie's apology to his classmates until Olivia says, "stop the violins."
Malicious Slander: One episode revolves around Eddie spreading false rumors about a creepy old man, some of which he has conflated from a book his father is reading. At the end, the creepy old man gives Eddie An Aesop about how "you can't un-ring a bell".
Men Can't Keep House: The result of Morty and Betty trading places after the argument that sets up the B-plot to "Life of Riley".
Performance Anxiety: In one episode, Eddie's friend Gregory is shown to have a fine singing voice, but is afraid to perform onstage. At first, he has Eddie lip-sync to him, but then feels guilty over pushing Eddie into the spotlight this way and runs off. Eddie finally fakes a sore throat, forcing Gregory to step in as his understudy and overcome his stage fright.
Tempting Fate: When Olivia tells Eddie that his amateur film might fail, he asks what's the worst that could happen and she tells him, "you could lose all your friends". Guess what happens halfway through the episode.
Morty: As the young people say: "Mama, you rock my nest!"
Steffy: (rolls eyes)
Troubled, but Cute: Riley Raven, a good-looking bad boy who does pretty much whatever he wants, and is considered a "bad egg" for it. We later learn that he acts this way because of his workaholic parents never having time for him.
True Companions: Eddie, Tommy, Gregory and Sleepy realize they are this in the series finale.