Bobby's World was a cartoon series that ran on Fox's Fox Kids Saturday morning block from 1990 to 1998. It was created by comedian Howie Mandel.It was about an imaginative young boy named Bobby Generic (voiced by Mandel) who often misinterpreted things that were said to him.Other characters include Bobby's parents, Howard and Martha; his older sister, Kelly; his older brother, Derek; his younger twin brothers, Jake and Al, who were born in the third season; his uncle Ted; his aunt Ruth, and his sheepdog, Roger.For something that ran for eight seasons, it had very little publicity.
Celebrity Toons: Well, sort of. Bobby is based on Howie Mandel's son, and Mandel himself is in the opening credits.
Christmas Episode: "Miracle of 34th St and Rural Route 1." The family and various relatives go to Bobby's grandfather's house. Lots of arguing ensues until a fire destroys most of the presents and Bobby gives his obnoxious cousin the present they both wanted most. Bobby also writes a new Christmas song.
Closed Captioning: On Fox Kids, the show made use of this, having them embedded into the show itself late into the show's original run rather than the video signal. This means that they couldn't be switched off.
Charter On-Demand episodes do not have these, actually.
Curse Cut Short: According to Howie, when Roger gets shown his leash (since he associates it with being taken to the vet), he disappears "...like a bat out of— A steeple."
Getting Crap Past the Radar: When a female octopus uses her tentacles to attack a submarine, Bobby says "I thought only boys had tentacles!"
Halloween Episode: "The Night of the Living Pumpkin." Bobby is too young to go out trick-or-treating. While most everyone else gets to go out, he and Ted turn the house into "a spook house" (with Ted charging kids money to enter and Bobby charging candy).
Martha Generic is voiced by Gail Matthius (the voice for the character was based on Roweena, a chain-smoking hairstylist Matthius played on Saturday Night Live), though Matthius didn't voice Bobby's Valley Girl sister (even though Matthius can do a 1980s Valley Girl voice, as she played that character on SNLnote Not to mention Shirley the Loon from Tiny Toon Adventures..."fer sure!").
I Know Karate: Howie takes Bobby to karate class after Bobby was being picked on by a kid at school. But things start getting out of hand when Bobby becomes Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy when he almost uses his skills which ends up scaring the same bully before, the sandbox kid, and the kid who had cookies.
Imagine Spot: The show was built off this as Bobby would often misinterpret or try to solve things through his imagination.