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One day, as Ogden O. Ostrich took his head out of the ground, he took a look at the world and everything else around him and declared it a magical place. Together with his partners Sheldon S. Cargo and the mute Holey Moley, travel the world in a van broadcasting on the underground station "Channel Umptee-3", educating everyone on the wonders of the world and everyday things normally taken for granted. But an evil box manufacturer led by Stickley Rickets ("The Frumps" as the CU-3 team calls him) want to take those "Umptee-doodies" off the air, believing that they are a threat to his business.

Channel Umptee-3 was an Edutainment Show that aired on Kids' WB! from 1997 to 1998; legendary TV producer Norman Lear helped create the show. Unfortunately, some real-life Frumps got wind of it and it was yanked after 13 episodes.

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  • Clown Car: The Umptee-3 van apparently holds a whole crew of extras for their broadcasts.
  • Do Not Touch the Funnel Cloud: Played straight on "The Weather Show" when a tornado strikes.
  • Expository Theme Tune: The theme song has Ogden explain the television station, what moved him to start it, and how Stickley wants to shut it down.
  • I Am Not Weasel: One of the promo spots for the show had Jim Cummings mistaking Ogden for a chicken.
  • Meaningful Name: The "Umptee" part of the name comes from "umpteen", a fictitious and incredibly large number, as there are an "umpteen" number of subjects that Ogden can find interesting.
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  • Motor Mouth: Ogden on occasion, being an ostrich and all.

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