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Out of the Box is a Disney Channel television series that ran from October 1998 to June 2005.

The show takes place in a playhouse made entirely of cardboard boxes. Every day, a group of neighborhood children come and play in "The Box" with Tony and Vivian. The two hosts, Tony James and Vivian McLaughlin Bayubay, make crafts, sing songs, and act out plays with the children.

There are eighty-two Out of the Box episodes in total, with the series running for three seasons. However, the full series has never been fully released in either a digital or physical format.


Out of the Box provides examples of:

  • Bigger on the Inside: The show takes place in a house built out of several large cardboard boxes piled together, but inside it's a large room that could never be made out of a few boxes.
  • Birthday Episode: In "Happy Birthday To Us", the children pretend it's everyone's birthday.
  • "Double, Double" Title: The episode "Mirror, Mirror".
  • Edutainment Show: The series revolves around learning manners, facts, and how to craft.
  • Halloween Episode: The Halloween episode revolves around learning how to trick-or-treat safely and how to make your own Jack o'Lantern.
  • Sick Episode: Episode 32 has the kids feeling upset because Tony is out sick.
  • Wrap Up Song: Every episode ended with a character singing "The Goodbye Song" to the viewers.
    Goodbye, so long, to you, my friend.
    Goodbye for now, until we meet again.