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Do-gooders, unite!

Corn & Peg, they're besties all the way!
Corn & Peg, doing good feels good!
They're gonna make the world a better place!
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What do we do? We describe Corn & Peg here!

Corn & Peg is a Canadian preschool-oriented cartoon produced by Nelvana that aired on Nick Jr. in the United States and Treehouse TV in Canada.

It involves a unicorn and pegasus named Corn and Peg, respectively, who seek to help others and make the world a better place in their community of Galloping Grove by doing good deeds.

A sneak peek of it aired on February 22, 2019, and officially premiered on March 4th. It moved to the Nick Jr. channel in September 2019.

It was renewed for a second season on April 5, 2019, which premiered on February 20, 2020, and ended on October 9, 2020.

Corn & Peg provides do-goodery examples of:

  • Alliterative Name: The town they live in is called Galloping Grove.
  • An Aesop: Every episode has one, but a series-wide lesson would be that doing good feels good.
  • Arc Words: "A Very Sticker Situation" has "I am a do-gooder, and that's guaranteed. Whenever I can, I do a good deed!"
  • Art Evolution: The show boosts smoother and more vibrant-colored animation as of Season 2 (due to animation production being handled by Pipeline Studios).
  • Babysitting Episode: Adventures in Horsesitting revolves around Corn & Peg attempting to babysit their neighbours foals, Heather and Henry, while their parents pack for their move the next day.
  • Baby Talk: Ferris' brother Ferdy engages in this, sometimes speaking in broken sentences and saying things like "Ferris Eel" (Ferris wheel).
  • Big "WHAT?!": Corn and Peg tend to shout this when shocked or excited about something. It's also one of their catchphrases.
  • Birthday Episode: "A Trailblazer Birthday" has Corn & Peg try and distract a Trailblazer while their birthday party is being set up.
  • Blush Sticker: Corn and Peg both have permanent ones on their cheeks.
  • Catchphrase: Corn and Peg’s "Do-gooders, unite!", as well as their Secret Handshake, their Big "WHAT?!", "Hopping Horses!" Ferdy calling them Corn & Keg, "Holy Haybales!", "Ugh! Horse Hiccups.", "Let's giddy up and go!" and "What do we do? we do good!" The majority of episodes also end with Corn or Peg saying "We did good, (whoever isn’t saying the first half of the line)". The other character replies "We sure did, (whoever said the first half of the line).".
  • Cheated Angle: All the characters are mostly shown at a 3/4 angle.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • In "Saddle Up Sidekicks", Corn & Peg pick up a flower that Megafrost forgot to freeze. Later on in the episode, Peg uses the flower (which is Megafrost's weakness) to retrieve the Crystal of Light.
  • Chekhov's Skill: In "Power Outage", Corn & Peg learn from Todd that Tumble Hay Candy (essentially candy floss) can be washed away with water when it got stuck on Ferdy's face. Later, the wind turbine causes the aforementioned power outage because Todd forgot to turn off the candy machine and it ended up getting stuck to the turbine. They then use the tactic they learned to solve the problem.
  • Childhood Friends: They have been inseparable best friends since they met at a bench in preschool (by asking Corn about his lunchbox, Peg then tells him that she loves Captain Thunderhoof, and he responds that he also loves Captain Thunderhoof and that is how they became best friends).
  • Curtains Match the Window: Corn has blue hair and eyes.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Corn and Peg sing parts of the theme song.
  • Episode Title Card: Every episode has them, and they are read by Corn or Peg (or sometimes both of them) when displayed.
  • Fanboy: Corn is a huge fan of Captain Thunderhoof.
  • Fangirl: And so is Peg. She's also a fan of Chef Rigatoni.
  • Firefighting Episode: Firefighter Peg has Corn & Peg get caught up in a firefighter rescue when a pig gets stuck up a tree.
  • First Day of School Episode: The show's final episode, Together Apart, ends with Corn & Peg attending the first day of school.
  • Flashback: The show has some flashbacks in the form of a thinking bubble in the character's head.
  • Free-Range Children: Corn and Peg travel around town without any adult supervision. The same goes for their friends.
  • Friend-or-Idol Decision: In "A Very Sticker Situation", the duo have to choose between helping a friend or getting the Captain Thunderhoof thunderbolt sticker. They choose the former and end up getting the sticker anyway.
  • Fully-Dressed Cartoon Animal: All of the characters.
  • Good Feels Good: The main theme of the series, is that doing good feels good. Corn and Peg are self-proclaimed do-gooders who help others just because of how good it feels.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Peg has blonde hair and is a Do-Gooder.
  • Lemonade Stand Plot: "Lemonhay Stand" revolves around Corn & Peg making a lemonhay stand, however things go awry when they run out of lemonhay.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Corn is a unicorn while Peg is a pegasus.
  • "Mission: Impossible" Cable Drop: Done in "Happy Hoofmas", in order for Corn and Peg to deliver Ferris and Ferdy's presents without being seen.
  • The Musical: The whole show has some musical numbers.
  • Mystery Episode: Three episodes revolved around Corn & Peg attempting to solve a mystery. Typically, Peg was the main one playing detective.
    • "Clarissa's Jacket" has Corn & Peg attempt to find Clarrisa's missing Twinkle Piggy jacket, however, they can't find it, so they decide to make a new jacket, however, it's revealed Ferris borrowed the jacket, thus, solving the mystery.
    • "Game Interrupted" revolves around Corn & Peg trying to solve the mystery of how the playground's play area was flooded before a ball game.
    • "Comic Mystery" is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Peg plays detective to try and find some missing comics. The plot twist in the end is that Todd set the mystery up for Corn & Peg.
  • Name and Name:
  • New Baby Episode: Welcome Baby Marrisa is about the birth of Clarissa's younger sister, Marissa.
  • No Reprise, Please: Done in Corn Fest with the Do Good song when Corn & Peg initiate a emergency double do good.
    Peg: "I don't think we need to sing again."
  • Once per Episode: Corn and Peg sing their "Do Good" song every episode upon response to the problem they have to solve. The same thing goes for their Secret Handshake.
  • Odd Couple:
  • Pegasus: Peg, obviously.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Corn is blue while Peg is pink.
  • Phrase Catcher: Corn and Peg mostly say "How do, Mayor Montagu?" whenever they greet the mayor.
  • The Power of Friendship: At the end of "Saddle Up Sidekicks", Corn & Peg use it and the Crystal of Light to rescue Captain Thunderhoof from being frozen.
  • "Scooby-Doo" Hoax: Used by Ferdy in "Galloping Ghost" to scare his brother Ferris away, while sneaking for cookies.
  • Secret Handshake: Corn and Peg do this Once per Episode:
    "Left, right, hey, pachow!"
  • Self-Insert Fic: In-universe example. In "Comic Catastrophe" Corn & Peg insert themselves as their superhero personas into their comic book. Then, they insert Ferris into story, who ends up saving the day.
  • Show Within a Show: Corn and Peg's favorite TV show, presumably named Captain Thunderhoof.
  • The Something Song: "The Do Good Song", written by Matthew Tishler in which Corn and Peg sing every episode when they accept their tasks.
  • Stock Footage: During the video in "Lights, Camera, Gallop!", a scene from a past episode, "Deputy Do Gooders" is reused during the video Corn & Peg shoot.
  • Subverted Catchphrase:
    • In "Firefighter Peg", when Corn & Peg do their Secret Handshake, Corn mistakingly says "oink!" instead of "pachow", before fixing it a few seconds later.
    Corn & Peg: "Left, right, hey....
    Corn: "Oink! ...sorry! I got excited."
    • In "Lights, Camera, Gallop!", when Corn & Peg do their Secret Handshake, they say "Lights, camera, action, pachow!" instead of their usual "Left, right, hey, pachow!".
    • A similar thing happened in the sister episode, "Bouncy Knights" with their Phrase Catcher.
    Corn & Peg: "How do, Your Majesty King Montagu?"
  • Strictly Formula: In most episodes, Corn and Peg go about their daily lives, then something goes wrong or they get a job to do. They sing their "Do Good" song, and proceed to start helping out. Usually after failing on the first few tries, they eventually learn the solution to the problem, usually the episode's moral, and use it to complete their mission.
  • True Blue Femininity: Peg's standard outfit is a soft blue and clothing changes like her winter wear tend to be similar in color, but also all the other characters have clothing changes too.
  • Unicorn: Corn, obviously.
  • Wingdinglish: Any place that would have text written out is replaced with random symbols.
  • You Mean "Xmas": "Horse-o-ween", which is a horse version of Halloween. "Hoofsgiving", which is a horse version of Thanksgiving, "Hoofmas", which is a horse version of Christmas.
    • Averted in Hot Hooves, where Peg asks Hal if his "keep cool cap" is a Halloween costume.
  • You Meddling Kids: the episode Galloping Ghost used a similar format to the mystery-solving cartoons of the 70s. Ferdy was the culprit because he was sleepwalking to get cookies, but didn't say the famous line.

Corn: “We did good, Peg.”
Peg: “We sure did, Corn.”


Corn & Peg Theme

The opening theme to Corn & Peg.

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