Western Animation / Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
(2006-2010) is a children's animated show
created with Adobe Flash
and aired on Nick Jr.
. The show is named after the main character Wubbzy and his Catch-Phrase
, "Wow! Wow!"
The show centers on Wubbzy, an anthropomorphic creature with a long, flexible tail. His best friends often get in on the action, the pink rabbit-like creature Widget, who is a Gadgeteer Genius
, and the purple creature Walden, who is the Smart Guy
. In season two, they were joined by Daizy, a dog-like girl creature who acts as The Chick
This show provides examples of:
- Absentee Actor: Walden and Widget were missing from "Who's That Girl?", "New Kid On the Block" and "What a Card". Some other episodes feature only one of the two.
- Accidental Hero: After Wubbzy plays chase with a friendly dinosaur in "Wubbzy the Hero", the town believes that he saved them by chasing a dangerous dinosaur away.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Wow! Wow! Wow!
- Alphabetical Theme Naming: Wubbzy, Walden and Widget. Daizy breaks the pattern.
- An Aesop: Besides the obvious Aesops that often end cartoons, the musical segments that follow the cartoons usually reinforce the lesson.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Appropriately, the episode "Attack Of The 50-foot Fleegle." This also happens to Wubbzy in "Wubbzy's Big Idea".
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Wubbzy seems to not even take any notice of the fourth wall.
- Black Bead Eyes: Just about every character on this show.
- Cartoon Creature: Every single character.
- Catch-Phrase: Besides "Wow! Wow!," Widget also uses "No problemo!", "<Convenient item needed> 3000." and "That's not supposed to happen." Walden also uses "Yes, yes, yes!", "My, my, my!", and "Very interesting!" Daizy is prone to saying, "Lavender lollipops!"
- Chekhov's Gun: As the gang runs around the new Wubb Club in "The Wubb Club", Wubbzy spills his glass everywhere they go. When the structure is about to fall over this helps them find their way out.
- Cousin Oliver: Daizy is one of these.
- Cheerful Child: Wubbzy. He's shown to be cheerful when he's playing.
- The Chick: Daizy. Except for liking "kickety kick ball," Daizy prefers more feminine pursuits. Daizy does not appear in the first season; in episodes after her introduction she is hilariously wedged into the title song by changing the line "and when they're together the fun never ends" to "and when they're with Daizy the fun never ends".
- Christmas Episode: There were 3 Christmas episodes in this series: "'O Figgity Fig Tree", "Great and Grumpy Holiday" and "The Super Special Gift".
- Consolation World Record: In one episode.
- Crossdressing Voices: Wubbzy was voiced by Grey De Lisle.
- Easter Episode: There were 2 Easter episodes in this series: "Eggs Over Easy" and "Big Bunny Blues".
- Episode Title Card: A rather unique example as Wubbzy says the show's name and the episode's name when the title card is shown.
- Evil Lawyer Joke: Wubbzy considers wearing a lawyer costume for Halloween to scare people.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Taken Up to Eleven with such things as the kickety-kick ball.
- Excited Show Title!
- Fall Episode: There were 2 Fall episodes in this series: "The Last Leaf" and "March of the Pumpkins"
- Funny Animal: All of the characters are anthropomorphic animals who live in houses and (mostly) wear clothing. Interestingly, it's really not clear what animals they are supposed to be. Wubbzy is a—yellow square thing, who might be a gerbil or hedgehog (going by the long tail, it is likely he is a gerbil). Widget kind of looks like a rabbit, but that's mostly her long ears. Walden's species isn't clear at all. Daizy looks vaguely like a dog.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Widget
- Girlish Pigtails: Daizy
- Grass Is Greener: "The Grass is Always Plaider", where the trio move to a city made only out of plaid after thinking Wuzzleburg is boring.
- Green Aesop: Wubbzy and the gang have to deal with an excess of plastic bottles in Wuzzleburg in "All Bottled Up".
- Halloween Episode: There were 2 Halloween episodes in this series: "Monster Madness" and "The Ghost of Wuzzleburg".
- Inept Mage: "Wubbzy's Magical Mess-Up"
- Ink-Suit Actor: Jann Carl as "Jann Starl".
- Karma Houdini: The beavers.
- In "Daizy's Purple Thumb" they steal all the produce from Daizy's garden and get away with it.
- In "The Wubb Club" they deliberately gnaw away a support post for the new Wubb Club, toppling and destroying it, and they get away with that too.
- Large Ham: Wubbzy himself. Exhibit A:
Wow Wow everyone! My name is Wubbzy!!!
- Literal Metaphor: In "Lights, Camera, Wubbzy!" the guy directing the Wubb Girls movie asks Wubbzy to be in it, and says "How would you like to be a big star?". It turns out Wubbzy's part is as an actual star in the sky.
- Love Potion: In "Cupid's Little Helper", in the form of a bubble wand.
- The Man in the Moon: In "Wubb Girlz Rule" he's taking a nap. In "Fly Us to the Moon", he oversleeps, causing the night sky to be present at 8 a.m.
- Match Cut: "Walden is his friend, he's really smart, he knows about science [cut] and books [cut] and art..."
- Me's a Crowd: "Too Many Wubbzys"
- Miracle-Gro Monster: Wubbzy's pet fleegle in "Attack of the 50 Foot Fleegle."
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: In "Hoop Dreamz" Wubbzy meets a "hoopty-hoop" player who wears #23 and is named "Jam-Jam James".
- Official Couple: Wubbzy and Daizy, perhaps?
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Walden.
- Performance Anxiety: Wubbzy is stricken with fear when he has to sing onstage in "The Great Wuzzlewood Concert".
- Prehensile Tail: Wubbzy is seen using his tail to wrap around objects in almosst every episode. The show's very first episode, A Tale Of Tails, even addresses his prehensile tail as the main story element.
- Robot Me: Widget makes a robot twin in "Gidget the Super-Robot".
- Rocket Ride: Wubbzy by accident in "All Bottled Up".
- Rube Goldberg Device: Widget is prone to these, making enormously complicated devices to straighten a picture frame or clean Walden's glasses.
- Running Gag: That's kooookeeee...
- Shout-Out: Come on, it can't be a coincidence that one cartoon was titled "Welcome to the Dollhouse", can it?
- Many other shout-outs occur throughout the series. In an episode where Wubbzy is giant-sized he goes to see a movie called "The Very Big Monkey" that is an obvious goof on King Kong. In another he briefly wears an Iron Man costume.
- In "Lights, Camera, Wubbzy!", after getting a round of applause for his appearance in a movie, Wubbzy says "They like me! They really like me!".
- The video for "Sing a Song" features Wubbzy imitating several famous musicians, such as "Weird Al" Yankovic, Michael Jackson, Gene Simmons, Bob Marley, and The Beatles, among others.
- Shrink Ray: "Welcome to the Dollhouse"
- The Smart Guy: Walden
- Special Guest: Beyoncé, Ty Pennington (of Extreme Home Makeover fame), Michelle Kwan (Olympic figure skater), entertainment reporter Jann Carl, and Tiki Barber (ex NFL Running Back, although Tiki only gets about four lines in his episode.)
- Take My Hand: "Wubbzy's Big Makeover"
- Talent Contest: "Wuzzleburg Idol"
- That's No Moon!: Played with.
That's not a star, Wubbzy. That's a comet. All Three Friends: A COMET?!?
- Theme Tune Roll Call
- Thick-Line Animation
- Title Theme Tune
- Treasure Map: "Pirate Treasure"
- Tomboy and Girly Girl:Widget (tomboy) and Daizy (Girly girl)
- Trope 2000: How Widget names her inventions, but she uses "3000" as opposed to 2000.
- Twinkle Smile: Daizy has white clean teeth that sparkle in "Who's That Girl?"
- Unusual Euphemism: Daizy's Catch-Phrase, "Lavender lollipops!"
- Walk This Way: "Daizy's Favorite Place"
- Wire Fu: "Lights, Camera, Wubbzy!"
- Wubbzy and Friends Can Breathe In Space: In fact, the concept of oxygen isn't even discussed.