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Western Animation / Abby Hatcher
aka: Abby Hatcher Fuzzly Catcher

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"Catching Fuzzlies
To give them hugs
They're soft and cuddly
Like my best pal Bozzly!
Don't worry Fuzzlies, you're safe when we're together
You know we're gonna be friends forever!"

Abby Hatcher is a Nick Jr. animated series created by Spin Master Entertainment, who previously created PAW Patrol, Little Charmers, and Rusty Rivets for the channel.

The series involves a 7-year-old girl named Abby who lives in her parents' hotel. She often helps out a species of creatures called the Fuzzlies, who are Ridiculously Cute Critters with unique abilities. Her sidekick is a rabbit-like Fuzzly named Bozzly. Together, they save the day when trouble ensues.

On December 17, 2018, the episodes "Abby's Squeaky Peeper Panic" and "Things That Go Ding in the Night" were released early on the Nick Jr website and app. The series was originally scheduled to premiere on television on January 1, 2019, but it ended up airing on December 31st, 2018.


Abby Hatcher provides examples of:

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Some of Abby's gadgets are called the "Goo Gripper Gloves", the "Bomber Blimp Jacket", and the "Head Hugging Helmet".
  • Aerith and Bob: Out of all the Fuzzlies, Bozzly, Princess Flug, Grumbles and the Squeaky Peepers are the only ones who have unique names while the others have regular ones.
  • All-CGI Cartoon: The series is animated in CGI.
  • Animesque: The show looks like an anime but in CGI.
  • Art Shift: The Fuzzly Spotter screen is 2D animated.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Melvin has these.
  • Blinded by the Light: Abby gets blinded by Bozzly's shiny fang in "Abby's Squeaky Peeper Panic".
  • Bottle Episode: Most of the series is set at and within the hotel Abby lives in.
  • Broken Record: The Squeaky Peepers in "Abby's Squeaky Peeper Panic".
    "Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti!"
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  • Butt-Monkey: Chef Jeff, who is usually the subject of a mishap in the kitchen Once per Episode.
  • Camping Episode: "The Fuzzlies Camping Trip".
  • Captain Obvious: Abby has a habit of constantly stating the obvious.
  • Cartoon Creature: The Fuzzlies are completely made up creatures.
  • Catchphrase: Several:
    • "Fuzzly trouble, can't delay! To the rescue, save the day!" — Said by Abby and Bozzly before they suit up to help the Fuzzly for the episode.
    • "Brain spark!" — Abby says this when she gets an idea.
    • "A new Fuzzly!" — By Abby and Bozzly in the episode where they learn of a Fuzzly they never met.
    • "Ding, ding!" — Otis' regular phrase when happy.
    • "Me, [insert subject here], me!" — Princess Flug's Verbal Tic.
    • "Sound found!" — Bozzly whenever he detects a sound somewhere.
  • Cool Helmet: Abby wears her Head Hugger Helmet when riding her scooter.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Bozzly has a fang and he's a cute little Fuzzly.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: The theme is sung by Abby herself.
  • Dramatic Irony: In "Peeper Time Blues" when the Squeaky Peepers' peeper bed gets mixed up with Chef Jeff's groceries, it causes them to become depressed, but Abby and Bozzly are unaware of the mix-up and the Peepers never bother to explain such to them in return.
  • Episode Title Card: Every episode has one, and like many preschool shows, they are read aloud by Abby.
  • Eureka Moment: Abby has these Once per Episode, shouting "Brain spark!" when she finds something out or has an idea.
  • Exposed to the Elements: In "Mo and Bo in the Snow" when Abby suits up, she wears her short-sleeved Bomber Blimp Jacket and shows no signs of getting cold.
  • Family Theme Naming: Chef Jeff and his mother, Chef Beth.
  • Freak Out!: Whenever the Squeaky Peepers are spooked or surprised, one of them goes missing or they get sick, they freak out by turning gold and bouncing everywhere.
  • Free-Range Children: Abby is aloud to traverse the hotel and all through town without adult supervision.
  • Genki Girl: Abby is always energetic and loud.
  • Gentle Giant: Grumbles. He's the biggest Fuzzly of all but also has a big heart.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: Abby's glasses double as her Zoomer View Specs, allowing her to see things no one else can.
  • Good Parents: Abby's parents seem to be kind-hearted, seeing as how they let the various Fuzzlies stay in their hotel.
  • Go-to-Sleep Ending:
    • "Too Tired To Tuba" ends with Chef Jeff performing his morning tuba concert, but Abby and Bozzly have fallen asleep.
    • "Things That Go Ding in the Night" ends with Abby, Bozzly and Otis all going to sleep in the elevator.
    • "Bedtime For Peepers" ends with Abby zonking out after getting the Peepers to bed, and Bozzly goes to sleep with her.
  • Heart Symbol: Abby has a heart on her shirt, her Goo Gripper Gloves have heart-shaped suctions, and her Pogo Spring Shoes have heart-shaped springs. Some of the Fuzzlies' faces also have heart-shaped outlines around them.
  • Help, I'm Stuck!: Characters would frequently get stuck in Princess Flug's glitter goo if not careful. Teeny Terry would also often get stuck in or between things when inflated prompting someone to tickle him and free him.
  • Hulk Speak: Bozzly, Otis, Curly and Grumbles often speak this way. Mo and Bo combine this with Rhymes on a Dime, and Princess Flug also shaves in hints of You No Take Candle.
  • Idiosyncratic Wipes: A heart falling past the screen and releasing smaller hearts that fly off.
  • Inflating Body Gag: Teeny Terry's power. He needs to be tickled in his "tickle spot" if he wants to deflate back to normal.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Abby (a human) and Bozzly (a Fuzzly) are best friends.
  • Invisibility: Bozzly can turn invisible.
  • Left the Background Music On: The Squeaky Peepers can be a victim of this. One example would be in “Chef Curly” when Curly finds Chef Jeff’s sauce, then he holds it up to an offscreen chorus singing “Sauce!”, then the camera pulls back to reveal the Peepers singing it before they zip away.
  • Lock-and-Load Montage: Done Once per Episode when Abby and Bozzly suit up to help the Fuzzly in trouble.
  • Jump, I'll Catch You!: Abby pulls this off with Bozzly in "Things That Go Ding in the Night", when she catches him after he gets stuck on a vacuum cleaner.
  • Meganekko: Abby wears glasses.
  • Meaningful Name: Many of the Fuzzlies' names are based on their power source.
    • Princess Flug dresses like a princess, and leaves goo slime like a slug.
    • Curly has a springy tail that allows her to bounce.
    • Harriet Bouffant likes to style hair.
    • The Squeaky Peepers make squeaky sounds when they walk and constantly peep out of nowhere to sing.
    • Teeny Terry, well, is teeny, unless he inflates.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Abby is half American, half Chinese. She gets the former from her father and the latter from her mother.
  • Musical Theme Naming: The Squeaky Peepers' names come from the notes on the musical scale (Big Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti, Little Do).
  • No Antagonist: The series has no major villain whatsoever.
  • Off-Model: Abby is sometimes shown to have lower lashes, other times she does not.
  • Once an Episode:
    • Every episode has a transformation sequence, as well as a moment where Abby and Bozzly say their catchphrase.
    • Chef Jeff also gets a screw-up in the kitchen every episode, usually after Abby and Bozzly suit up.
    • Also Abby's "brain sparks", whenever she gets an idea or finds the solution to the Fuzzly of the day's problem.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Abby wears a pink skirt and bow, and looks fairly feminine.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes:
    • In “Curly and the Sock Doll”, Abby and Bozzly use these to convince Curly to give her dirty sock doll Sprinkles a bath.
    • Abby and the Fuzzlies all use these on Lex in “Fuzzly Slumber Party” when asking if they can have Curly’s cookies.
  • Rainbow Motif: The Squeaky Peepers are the colors of the rainbow.
  • Reactive Continuous Scream: In "The Fuzzlies Camping Trip", Teeny Terry and Grumbles have one when the former finally sees the latter for the first time.
  • Rhymes on a Dime:
    • "Abby Hatcher, Fuzzly Catcher", as well as Chef Jeff.
    • Mo and Bo talk like this.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The Fuzzlies. All of them.
  • Rule of Three: Often it would take three tries for Abby and Bozzly to solve the Fuzzly's problem, by failing on the first two and succeeding on the third.
  • Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?: Abby is yet to be shown in school, and there is yet for a school to make an appearance.
  • Shout-Out:
    • One episode is titled "When Abby Met Bozzly".
    • The woman that Bozzly rescues in "In the Park" dresses up, and floats on her umbrella, exactly how Mary Poppins does.
  • Sleep Deprivation: Abby and the Fuzzlies suffer this in "The Fuzzlies Camping Trip" thanks to Grumbles snoring loudly and knocking their tent down.
  • Slow "NO!": Abby screams one in “In the Park” as Princess Flug is about to get muddy.
  • Spring Coil: Abby's Pogo Spring Shoes have springs built into them, and Curly's tail has a spring inside allowing her to bounce on it.
  • Sting: Parodied when the Squeaky Peepers sing "dun, dun, dun!" in "Otis Out Of Order" when Abby and a Bozzly discover Otis has developed a fear of heights. They sing it again in "Fuzzly Photo Day" when Otis breaks the camera.
  • Stock Footage: Abby and Bozzly's Lock-and-Load Montage, with any other characters or Fuzzlies added in when necessary.
  • Strictly Formula: The episodes follow more or less the same pattern. Abby and Bozzly mind their own business, Bozzly hears something, they go to investigate, they encounter the Fuzzly of the day, things go wrong, Abby and Bozzly get on Abby's scooter, over-the-top antics ensue, Abby realizes what the issue is, and they help the Fuzzly out.
  • Super-Deformed: The series is all chibi, all the time.
  • Super Senses: Bozzly has super hearing.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: An 8-bit version of the theme song is used as the alarm for Abby's Fuzzly Spotter. The theme song itself is also used as the background score in some places, such as when she and Bozzly suit up.
  • Third-Person Person: Bozzly, Otis, Grumbles, Mo and Bo communicate with uses of their names instead of "Me" or "I".
  • Title Drop: Abby often refers to herself as "Abby Hatcher, Fuzzly Catcher" multiple times throughout, referring to the title.
  • Visible Invisibility: When Bozzly turns invisible, he leaves an outline so viewers can see where he is. Also, his eyes remain visible.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: Grumbles can transform into anything.
  • Wall Crawl: Abby does this when climbing up the tower in "Fairy Tale Fuzzly" with the help of her Goo Gripper Gloves.
  • Water Is Dry: In "Teeny Pelican Terry" when Abby helps Teeny Terry get out of his pelican costume, Bozzly, who's operating the fishing pole that Abby is hooked too, accidentally loses control and Abby falls in the water. When he reels her out, she shows no signs of being wet.
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: The location of the hotel is not specified, and the location of the town it's in is unknown.
  • Wingdinglish: Any place that would have text would be replaced by random lines or symbols. Examples would be Lex's schedule in "Frazzled Fuzzly" and the book Abby reads in "In the Park".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Abby has purple hair.
  • You Mean "Xmas": One episode has them celebrate a Valentine's Day holiday called "Hearts and Hugs Day".
  • You No Take Candle: Princess Flug and Curly talk this way.


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Alternative Title(s): Abby Hatcher Fuzzly Catcher


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