Deko Boko Friends is a Japanese animated series of 30-second-long episodes for preschoolers that aired from 2002 to 2011. It originated as a segment on the Japanese kids show Okaasan to Issho on NHK, and was shown on Noggin in the United States and Treehouse TV in Canada.
The series is about different characters that represent various personalities, quirks, etc.; the idea is that they teach kids that it's okay to be different. Characters include (but are not limited to) a person with a chestnut for a head named Nut n' Nose, a guy with piano keys for teeth named Ken Bahn, a group of acorn kids called the Acorn Tots, and a person with a watering can for a head named Water Chap.
The setting of every episode is a white void containing nothing but a red door. A character comes out of the door and presents themselves to the viewers, and then finds themselves doing some kind of activity. At the end of each episode, the character says good-bye to the viewer.
This work contains examples of:
- A Boy and His X: Big Oggo and Mu Mu are an example of a giant and his poodle.
- Artistic License – Biology: Mu Mu moos, which wouldn't be worth noting if not for the fact that he's a dog.
- Big Eater: Belly Boing, who aboslutely loves to eat sweets.
- Canine Companion: Mu Mu is this to Big Oggo.
- Catch-Phrase: The Egg Prince's catchphrase is "That makes me boil!"
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The Acorn Tots are acorn kids.
- Gentle Giant: Big Oggo.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Every single character. Justified, as this is a Japanese show we're dealing with.
- That Makes Me Feel Angry: If anything happens to the Egg Prince that makes him angry, he says "That makes me boil!" while his head boils like an egg to the point that the egg half of his head cracks a bit.