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The Swamp Critters of Lost Lagoon is a live-action series with both costumed characters and puppets created by well-known country singer, Bobby Goldsboro.

This show currently airs on TBN's Smile of a Child once weekly, and on Tri-State Christian Teleivision's TCT Kids channel six days a week.

This page is under construction; please go to its discussion page here.

This series can be watched internationally on TBN's streaming site here.


The Tropes of Swamp Lagoon:

  • An Aesop: Moreover, there are usually several different ones in the same episode.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Except for the "cartoon" part.
  • Bland-Name Product: Big Al Gator plays a "Pineway" piano.
  • Blues: Recurring character T-Bone Willy is a blues musician.
  • Christmas Episode: Doubles as a Medium Blending to it.
  • Con Artist: Phineas Phatrat
  • Deep South: Moreover, some characters have typical "southern" names such as "Billy Bob" Possum and "Big Al" Gator.
  • Edutainment Show
    • Religious Edutainment: Not the show itself necessarily, but there are some books, and other merchandise based on the show that have religious themes, possibly the reason why it can now be seen on various religions-based TV stations and networks.
  • My Name is Not Willy Bob: Phineas Phatrat constantly does this to Billy Bob Possum. At least one episode has Billy Bob calling Phineas out on this.
  • Punny Name: Ribbit E. Leenote , Ima Dilla, and Gumbo the "Fiddler" Crab, as well as recurring character "Melvis Weasley", and of course Big Al Gator. There's also "Bobby Q" Pig, the chef's son.
    • As mentioned above under "Bland-Name Product", Big Al's piano is a "Pineway" a pun on the piano company "Steinway".
  • The Runaway: One episode dealt with Bobby Q. Pig (the son of the chief cook at Big Al's) running away from home, and wanting to be a riverboat captain. like Ribbit E. Lee.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Ima Dilla is the only female member of the group.
  • Species Surname: Most of the cast, including some that double as punny names (see above). The only exception appears to Ribbit E. Lee.note 
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: Both the opening theme and the first ending theme.
  • Verbal Tic: "SON!", This is practically Ribbit E. Lee's trademark.note 
    • "Uh", don't forget Joe Raccoon as well.
    • Big Al Gator does it too. "Ohhhhh!"
    • T-Bone Willy also does this, "boy!"