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They're gonna make the world a better place.

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

The show is currently on indefinite hiatus as of its second season, with no plans for a third as of now.


Corn & Peg provides do-goodery examples of:

  • Alliterative Name: The town they live at is called Galloping Grove.
  • An Aesop: Every episode has one, but a series-wide lesson would be that doing good feels good.
  • Art Evolution: The show boosts smoother and more vibrant-colored animation as of Season 2 (due to animation production being handled by Pipeline Studios). but with same character designers and location designers.
  • 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
  • Blush Sticker: Corn and Peg both have permanent ones on their cheeks
  • Catch Phrase: Corn and Peg’s "Do-gooders, unite!", as well as their Secret Handshake, "WHAAAAT!", "Hopping Horses" Ferdy calling them Corn & Keg, "Holy Haybales", "Ugh Horse Hiccups", "What do we do, we do good".
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  • Cheated Angle: All the characters are only shown at a 3/4 angle.
  • Childhood Friends: They have been insperate best friends since they meet at a bench in preschool (by asking Corn about his lunchbox, Peg then tells him that she loves Captain Thunderhoof, and he respond that he also loves Captain Thunderhoof and that how they became best friends).
  • Curtains Match the Window: Corn has blue hair and eyes.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Corn and Peg sing the theme song.
  • Episode Title Card: Every episode has them, and they are read by Corn or Peg when displayed.
  • Fanboy: Corn is a huge fan of Captain Thunderhoof.
  • Fangirl: And so is Peg. She's also a fan of Chef Rigatoni.
  • Flashback: The show has some flashbacks in the form of a thinking bubble in the character's head.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Peg has several flowers in her hair.
  • 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.
  • Homage: The shows animated style is similar to other animated shows like The Buzz on Maggie, Bordertown, Mission Hill, Catscratch and Pig Goat Banana Cricket and the show is also like a cartoon version of Mad About You, according to co-developer Russell Marcus
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Corn is a unicorn while Peg is a pegasus.
  • The Musical: The whole show has some musical numbers that is a homage to Family Guy
  • Name and Name:
  • No Antagonist: There isn't any villain in the show whatsoever. The closest thing to an antagonist is Clarissa.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Sunita Balsara designed all the characters including the eyes that look similar to Brandy & Mr. Whiskers.
  • Not So Similar: Ferris look like a male horse version of Lois Griffin.
  • Once per Episode: Corn and Peg sing their "Do Good" song every episode upon response to the problem they have to solve.
  • 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.
  • "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 a variation Once per Episode:
    "Left, right, hey, pachow!"
  • Shout-Out:
    • Ferris bears a resemblance of Lois Griffin.
    • Todd is based on Kurt Cobain because co-creator Chris Hamilton is a fan of Nirvana
    • Ferris and Ferdy's Dad is based on Steve Harwell
    • Clarissa and the Posies bears a resemblance of The Ashleys from Recess which Rick Gitelson (a producer and co-showrunner of Corn & Peg) works as a writer on the show.
    • Coach Clydesdale bears a resemblance of Coach Clark from Bordertown
    • The animation style bears a resemblance of Brandy & Mr. Whiskers (another show created by Russell Marcus)
  • 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.
  • Strictly Formula: Most episodes follow this pattern: Corn and Peg are going about their business, then something goes wrong or they get a job to do. They sing their "Do Good" song and proceed to do so. After failing on the first few tries, they eventually learn the episode's moral and use such 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. as a homage to As Told By Ginger.
  • 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.
  • You Meddling Kids: the episode Galloping Ghost used a similar format of 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.

"I am a do-gooder, that's guaranteed.
Whenever I can, I do a good deed!"

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Corn & Peg Theme

The opening theme to Corn & Peg.

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