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A Canadian children's show from 2005, made by Cookie Jar. It starred a band known as The Doodlebops, who were all brightly colored and consisted of Moe, the drummer, Deedee, the pianist, and Rooney, the guitarist. The show's episodes can be roughly divided into two halves, the first of which showed the Doodlebops in whatever situation before going to perform at their concert, and the second of which comprised their concert performances, which consisted of a few songs, at least one of which had An Aesop in them.


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This show contains examples of:

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: The Doodlebops themselves - Rooney is blue, Deedee is pink/purple, and Moe is yellow. The reason for this was to make them look like real life cartoon characters.
  • Animated Adaptation: The show got an animated spinoff, called The Doodlebops Rockin' Road Show.
  • Band Toon: A live-action example, and also an inversion - the eponymous band was originally made exclusively for the show, but the show got popular enough to warrant the Doodlebops performing a few concerts in real life.
  • Bookends: The show always ended with an end-of-episode version of the theme song, effectively bookending the episodes with said song.
  • Christmas Episode: "The Doodlebops Holiday Show".
  • Does Not Like Spam: Rooney does not like cauliflower, as shown in the episode "Cauliflower Power" where the other Doodlebops find this out and try to get him to eat some.
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  • "Double, Double" Title: One episode is titled "Tap Tap Tap".
  • Fake Interactivity: Particularly at the beginning of episodes, where sometimes Rooney and Deedee will ask the viewers if they know where Moe is hiding.
  • Height Angst: In "Growing Moe", Moe gets frustrated that he's not tall enough to do certain things and wishes he would grow faster.
  • I Do Not Like Green Eggs and Ham: The episode "Cauliflower Power" is about Moe and Deedee finding out that Rooney doesn't like cauliflower because he has never eaten it. They try to get him to eat some to see if he'll like it, to no avail... until right before their concert, where he decides to try it and ends up admitting it's actually not bad.
  • Involuntary Dance: The episode "Tap Tap Tap" is about Deedee buying new tap-dancing shoes, which turn out to be magic and cause her to dance perpetually.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Mazz, the Doodlebops' manager for the show's first season, spoke like this.
  • Robot Me: In "Robo-Moe", Rooney invents a robotic version of Moe who is more quiet and less messy than the real Moe.
  • Shout-Out: One episode is titled "Bird is the Word", a reference to the song "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen.
  • Strictly Formula: First comes the half of the episode taking place in the Doodlebops' house, which always contains the following events, in the following order: Rooney and Deedee introducing themselves, realizing Moe hasn't showed up yet, and eventually finding him hiding somewhere in the house; the Doodlebops singing the "Doodlebop Pledge"; and Moe pulling a string on the ceiling that drenches him in water for pretty much no reason at all. Then there is a sequence on Bus Driver Bob's bus that the Doodlebops board when they are going to their concert, followed by the actual concert itself which takes up the other half of the episode.
  • Tall Tale: In "Later Alligator", Moe claims that he wrestled an alligator while on vacation. The story is obviously fake, but he has trouble admitting it.
  • Title Theme Tune: The words "We're the Doodlebops!" are repeated several times throughout the show's theme song.
  • Thanking the Viewer: Every episode ends with the Doodlebops thanking the viewer for joining them on their adventure as the closing song is sung.
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: "Here we are together..." "Deedee!" "Rooney!" "Moe!"
  • Totem Pole Trench: Moe did something like this in the episode "Growing Moe". The episode is about him being frustrated by the fact that he's not growing up fast enough, and one of the things he does to demonstrate this frustration is to make himself look tall by standing on a stool and wearing a long coat to cover it up. A couple of children end up discovering the trick in only a matter of seconds.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Moe and Rooney are the two guys while Deedee is the one girl.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Rooney has blue hair, Deedee has pink hair, and Moe has orange hair.

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