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Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (2006-2010) is a children's animated show created with Adobe Flash and aired on Nick Jr.. The show is named after the main character Wubbzy and his Catchphrase, "Wow! Wow!"

The show centers on Wubbzy, an anthropomorphic creature with a long, flexible tail. His best friends, the pink rabbit-like Gadgeteer Genius Widget, the purple Smart Guy Walden, and (starting in season 2) the aqua-green Chick Daizy, often get in on the action.


Wow wow! tropes:

  • Absentee Actor: Walden and Widget were missing from main episodes "Who's That Girl?", "New Kid On the Block" and "What a Card." They were not present in a few shorts, and some of the shorts only feature one of the two.
  • Accidental Hero: After Wubbzy plays chase with a friendly dinosaur in "Wubbzy the Hero", the town believes that he saved them by chasing a dangerous dinosaur away.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: This show has a lot of W's. Wow! Wow! Wow!
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: Wubbzy, Walden and Widget. Daizy breaks the pattern.
  • Amnesia Episode: "Wubbzy's Big Movie"
  • An Aesop: Besides the obvious Aesops that often end cartoons, the musical segments that follow the cartoons usually reinforce the lesson.
  • Arboreal Abode: Wubbzy lives in a big tree that's been turned into a house.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Appropriately, the episode "Attack Of The 50-foot Fleegle." This also happens to Wubbzy in "Wubbzy's Big Idea".
  • Advertisement:
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: In fact, the concept of oxygen isn't even discussed.
  • Birthday Episode: Three Ageless Birthday Episodes.
    • Wubbzy celebrated his Birthday in two episodes: "Perfecto Party" and "Big Birthday Mystery".
    • Widget celebrated her Birthday in "Dash for Dolly".
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Wubbzy seems to not even take any notice of the fourth wall; he talks to the viewers often.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Just about every character on this show.
  • Cartoon Creature: Every single character.
  • Catchphrase: Besides "Wow! Wow!," Widget also uses "No problemo!" and "That's not supposed to happen." Walden also uses "Yes, yes, yes!", "My, my, my!", and "Very interesting!" Daizy is prone to saying, "Lavender lollipops!" Then there's that one kid who always walks by saying "Kooky!" when something weird happens.
  • Character Tics: All the characters have an idle rest pose where they hold their hands straight to their wrists while clenching their hands in fists, similar to Wallace from Wallace & Gromit.
  • Chekhov's Gun: As the gang runs around the new Wubb Club in "The Wubb Club", Wubbzy spills his glass everywhere they go. When the structure is about to fall over this helps them find their way out.
  • Cheerful Child: Wubbzy. He's shown to be cheerful and playful.
  • The Chick: Daizy. Except for liking "kickety kick ball," Daizy prefers more feminine pursuits.
  • Christmas Episode: There were three Christmas episodes in this series: "'O Figgity Fig Tree" from season one, and "Great and Grumpy Holiday" and "The Super Special Gift" from season two.
  • Consolation World Record: In "Broken Record."
  • Cousin Oliver: Daizy is one of these. She debuted in the second season premiere and thus did not appear during the first season. Second season episodes have Daizy wedged into the Theme Tune by changing a line in the song to include her.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Happens to Widget in "Widget Gets the Blooey Blues."
  • Episode Title Card: A rather unique example as Wubbzy says the show's name and the episode's name when the title card is shown.
  • Everyone Laughs Ending: Most of the episodes in the show end with the characters laughing.
  • Evil Lawyer Joke: Wubbzy considers wearing a lawyer costume for Halloween to scare people.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Taken Up to Eleven with such things as the kickety-kick ball.
  • Excited Show Title!
  • First Day of School Episode: "Who Needs School?".
  • Funny Animal: All of the characters are anthropomorphic animals who live in houses and (mostly) wear clothing. Interestingly, it's really not clear what animals they are supposed to be. Wubbzy is a—yellow square thing, who might be a gerbil or hedgehog (going by the long tail, it is likely he is a gerbil). Widget kind of looks like a rabbit, but that's mostly her long ears. Walden's species isn't clear at all. Daizy looks vaguely like a dog.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Widget
  • Grass Is Greener: "The Grass is Always Plaider", where the trio move to a city made only out of plaid after thinking Wuzzleburg is boring.
  • Green Aesop: Wubbzy and the gang have to deal with an excess of plastic bottles in Wuzzleburg in "All Bottled Up".
  • Halloween Episode:
    • The episode "Monster Madness" from the first season.
    • There were two Halloween episodes in the second season: "The Ghost of Wuzzleburg" and "March of the Pumpkins."
  • Inept Mage: "Wubbzy's Magical Mess-Up"
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Jann Carl as "Jann Starl".
  • It Makes Sense in Context: Used on occasion.
    Kooky Kid: That's kooky.
  • Karma Houdini: The beavers.
    • In "The Wubb Club" they deliberately gnaw away a support post for the new Wubb Club, toppling and destroying it, and they get away with it.
    • In "Daizy's Purple Thumb" they steal all the produce from Daizy's garden and get away with that too.
  • Keet: Wubbzy is literally this.
  • Large Ham: Wubbzy himself. Exhibit A:
    Wow Wow everyone! My name is Wubbzy!!!
  • Literal Metaphor: In "Lights, Camera, Wubbzy!" the guy directing the Wubb Girlz movie asks Wubbzy to be in it, and says "How would you like to be a big star?". It turns out Wubbzy's part is as an actual star in the sky.
  • Licensed Game: A V.Smile port of "Attack of the 50-Foot Fleegle" exists. Daizy is a playable character in this game, despite not appearing in the original episode.
  • Love Potion: In "Cupid's Little Helper", in the form of a bubble wand.
  • The Man in the Moon: The Man on the Mon was shown a couple of times in the series. In the season one episode "Fly Us to the Moon," he oversleeps, causing it to be night while it is still 8 AM in the morning. He also appears in the season two episode "Wubb Girlz Rule," where he was just taking a nap.
  • Match Cut: "Walden is his friend, he's really smart, he knows about science [cut] and books [cut] and art..."
  • Me's a Crowd: "Too Many Wubbzys"
  • Miracle-Gro Monster: Wubbzy's pet fleegle in "Attack of the 50 Foot Fleegle."
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: In "Hoop Dreamz" Wubbzy meets a "hoopty-hoop" player who wears #23 and is named "Jam-Jam James".
  • Official Couple: Wubbzy and Daizy, perhaps?
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Walden.
  • Performance Anxiety: Wubbzy is stricken with stage fright when he has to sing onstage in "The Great Wuzzlewood Concert".
  • Pokémon Speak: The only things the Wuzzly Bears ever say is "Wuzzle".
  • Prehensile Tail: Wubbzy's tail. It's able to wrap around objects to hold them, as well as coil into a spring shape to allow him to bounce (like Tigger), and it is even a story element in "A Tale of Tails," the show's very first episode.
  • Re-Cut: When the four episodes featuring the Wubb Girlz was released on DVD, they were cut together as a hour and a half special, meaning the title cards were cut.
  • Robot Me: Widget makes a robot twin in "Gidget the Super-Robot".
  • Rocket Ride: Wubbzy by accident in "All Bottled Up".
  • Rube Goldberg Device: Widget is prone to these, making enormously complicated devices to straighten a picture frame or clean Walden's glasses.
  • Runaway Train: In the episode "Wuzzleburg Express", the titled train starts going too fast that the gang tried to stop it before it crashes.
  • Running Gag: When something odd happens, the Kooky Kid will walk by while saying "That's kooookeeee..."
  • Series Continuity Error: In a earlier episode "Perfecto Party", Wubbzy states that he's allergic to marshmallows. But later episodes ignored this as he doesn't have a reaction towards it.
  • Shout-Out: Come on, it can't be a coincidence that one cartoon was titled "Welcome to the Dollhouse", can it?
  • Shrink Ray: "Welcome to the Dollhouse"
  • The Smart Guy: Walden
  • Special Guest: Beyoncé, Ty Pennington (of Extreme Home Makeover fame), Michelle Kwan (Olympic figure skater), entertainment reporter Jann Carl, and Tiki Barber (ex NFL Running Back, although Tiki only gets about four lines in his episode.)
  • Take My Hand: "Wubbzy's Big Makeover"
  • Talent Contest: "Wuzzleburg Idol"
  • That's No Moon!: Played with.
    Walden: That's not a star, Wubbzy. That's a comet.
    All Three Friends: A COMET?!?
  • Theme Tune Roll Call
  • Thick-Line Animation
  • Three Shorts: The first season has two main episodes with a short in between and a song at the end. In the second season, the short would also be accompanied with another song.
  • Title Theme Tune
  • Treasure Map: "Pirate Treasure"
  • Trope 2000: How Widget names her inventions, but she uses "3000" as opposed to 2000. Since the series came out after the year 2000, it makes sense.
  • Twinkle Smile: Daizy has white clean teeth that sparkle in "Who's That Girl?"
  • Unusual Euphemism:
    • Daizy's Catchphrase, "Lavender lollipops!"
    • Walden's wacky words.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: Widget gets this trope at the end of the episode called "Gotta Dance" where she learns how to be a ballerina
  • Walk This Way: Daizy tells her friends this in "Daizy's Favorite Place" when she tells them to follow her to her favorite place. They all walk just like her along the way: Tip-toeing, skipping, hopping, and spinning. Wubbzy also tells the Puff-Puff Penguins this in "Zoo Hullaballoo" when he brings them to stay at his home. He leads the penguins into his tree house while waddling like them.
  • Wire Fu: "Lights, Camera, Wubbzy!"


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