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Series / Jack's Big Music Show

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Jaaack, you don't have much time. We have to leave soon for your wiki editing lessons!note 

"Hello, everybody! It's me, Jack! Welcome to my backyard clubhouse. Say, are you ready for some music and fun?"

Jack's Big Music Show (2005-07) is an American children's TV series created by David Rudman, Todd Hannert, and Adam Rudman. The series premiered on Noggin in September 2005.

The show follows the adventures of the cool music-loving kid Jack, who takes a break from his busy schedule to visit his backyard clubhouse. There he makes music, sings, dances, and has fun with his friend Mary who plays the accordian, and his faithful drum-playing dog Mel.

Each episode featured Music Videos from Move to the Music's Laurie Berkner, as well as other musicians who dropped by the clubhouse.

This show contains examples of the following tropes:

  • All Drummers Are Animals: Mel, who plays the drums.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Mel, Jack's dog, is colored purple with green stripes.
  • An Aesop: The "I'm Not Perfect" song from "Space Opera" delivers the message that no one is perfect, but our imperfections make us unique.
  • Cartoon Creature: It's unknown just what Jack and Mary even are. They could be mice-like creatures, but it's never addressed in the show proper.
  • Character Catchphrase:
    • Whenever a guest visits the clubhouse, Jack and Mary will sing "Come in~!".
    • Jack's most common one is "What in the name of la-dee-dah was that?"
  • Couch Gag: Every variation of the Theme Tune opens with Jack's mother hurrying Jack to get to one of his classes. Let's just say he takes a lot of them.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: The Theme Tune is performed by Jack, Mary, and Mel.
  • Edutainment Show: The show teaches kids about various styles of music, and what you can do/make with it.
  • Extracurricular Enthusiast: Jack takes many classes, as evident from each episode's Couch Gag.
  • Fake Interactivity: While not as frequent in comparison to other children's shows, Jack still occasionally talks to the audience as demonstrated in the Theme Tune.
  • The Hero: The titular Jack.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Jack and Mary can understand Mel even though all he does is bark.
  • No Fourth Wall: Jack regularly talks to the audience.
  • "Sesame Street" Cred: This happens Once an Episode, akin to similar shows such as Yo Gabba Gabba!. One of the most notable is Jon Stewart, whose son loves this show.
  • Short-Runners: The series only had 26 episodes.
  • Shout-Out: Jack, Mary, Mel, and the Schwartzman Quartet get their names from characters from The Jack Benny Program (Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Mel Blanc, and the Sportsmen Quartet).
  • Take Your Time: Although Jack doesn't "have much time" before he has to leave for his lessons, he still spends a lot of time (approximately half an hour, judging by the runtime of each episode) in the clubhouse.
  • Team Pet: Mel, who is Jack and Mary's pet dog.
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: Jack introduces his friends Mary and Mel, as well as himself, in the Theme Tune.
  • The Voice: Jack's mom is heard telling him to hurry up for whatever lesson/class he's having at the start of every episode.
  • Title Theme Tune: "It's time to get started... it's Jack's Big Music Show!"
  • Wrap-Up Song: Each episode ends with a goodbye song, which is a variant of the Theme Tune.