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  • TV-Y
  • 2003
  • Season 1
  • 6.4 (2,851)

Oobi was a children's television series that aired on Noggin from 2000 to 2005. Created by Josh Selig, the show featured a cast of hand puppets who were designed to look like the fingers of a human hand. The show's main character was a curious and playful finger named Oobi, who was joined by his friends Uma, Kako, Grampu, and assorted other characters throughout the show's five-season run.

The show's format was simple, with each episode consisting of a series of vignettes that explored Oobi and his friends' everyday experiences. Whether they were learning how to make cookies, having a picnic, or playing hide-and-seek, these simple activities served as the backdrop for the show's gentle messaging about friendship, cooperation, and exploring the world around them.

One of the most notable things about Oobi was its use of puppetry. The show's creators took a unique approach to puppet design by creating characters that looked like actual human fingers. To do this, they outfitted oversized gloves with fabric faces and bodies, giving each character a distinctly puppet-like appearance. While some may find the look of the puppets strange or even creepy, the show's creators embraced the unique look, branding it as a "fingerstyle" of puppetry that was unlike anything else on television.

Despite its unconventional look, Oobi was a hit with children and families, who appreciated the show's gentle humor and focus on simple, relatable activities. Along with its affable cast of characters, the show also featured catchy tunes that encouraged viewers to sing and dance along.

Another strength of the show was its cast of voice actors, which included Tim Lagasse, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, and Noel MacNeal. These puppeteers brought their own unique talents to the show, infusing the characters with personality and charm that helped make the show a beloved classic for many viewers.

Overall, Oobi was a unique and charming show that captured the hearts of children and families alike. With its quirky puppet designs, simple stories, and memorable characters, it remains a beloved part of many viewers' childhood memories

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Episodes List
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1. Camp-Out/Uma Swing
April 6, 2003
Camp-Out/Uma Swing: Grampu takes Oobi, Kako and Uma camping in the backyard. Oobi is afraid of the Dark, and sounds of the night. / Oobi helps Uma get used to the playground, especially the swings. .
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2. Kako Dinner/Sign Language
April 17, 2003
Oobi goes to Kako's house where his dad, Popu, prepares a very special meal. Oobi hears new music, tries new foods, and plays some new games. Oobi likes it at Kako's house! .
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3. Theater/Baby
September 8, 2003
This is a musical version of Little Red Riding Hood. The production is staged in the park with Grampu and the neighbors in the audience. Uma plays Little Red Riding Hood, and it's her first time as an actress! .
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4. Chez Oobi/Valentine
September 11, 2003
Oobi and Kako help prepare a special dinner for Grampu and Inka. Oobi and Kako act as waiters, pretending it's a fancy restaurant. Inka and Grampu have a lovely romantic dinner and invite Oobi and Kako to join them for dessert! .
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5. Parade/Babysitter
September 7, 2003
After seeing a parade poster, Uma wants to be in a parade! With home-made costumes and floats, she leads Oobi and Kako in their very own parade. They march around their block singing with all the neighbors watching! .
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6. Fishing/Superheroes
September 7, 2003
Grampu takes Oobi fishing! Oobi learns a bit about patience, and finally catches a fish! At first, Oobi is thrilled, but then he feels badly for the fish and persuades Grampu that they should set the fish free. .
Description

Oobi was a children's television series that aired on Noggin from 2000 to 2005. Created by Josh Selig, the show featured a cast of hand puppets who were designed to look like the fingers of a human hand. The show's main character was a curious and playful finger named Oobi, who was joined by his friends Uma, Kako, Grampu, and assorted other characters throughout the show's five-season run.

The show's format was simple, with each episode consisting of a series of vignettes that explored Oobi and his friends' everyday experiences. Whether they were learning how to make cookies, having a picnic, or playing hide-and-seek, these simple activities served as the backdrop for the show's gentle messaging about friendship, cooperation, and exploring the world around them.

One of the most notable things about Oobi was its use of puppetry. The show's creators took a unique approach to puppet design by creating characters that looked like actual human fingers. To do this, they outfitted oversized gloves with fabric faces and bodies, giving each character a distinctly puppet-like appearance. While some may find the look of the puppets strange or even creepy, the show's creators embraced the unique look, branding it as a "fingerstyle" of puppetry that was unlike anything else on television.

Despite its unconventional look, Oobi was a hit with children and families, who appreciated the show's gentle humor and focus on simple, relatable activities. Along with its affable cast of characters, the show also featured catchy tunes that encouraged viewers to sing and dance along.

Another strength of the show was its cast of voice actors, which included Tim Lagasse, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, and Noel MacNeal. These puppeteers brought their own unique talents to the show, infusing the characters with personality and charm that helped make the show a beloved classic for many viewers.

Overall, Oobi was a unique and charming show that captured the hearts of children and families alike. With its quirky puppet designs, simple stories, and memorable characters, it remains a beloved part of many viewers' childhood memories

  • Premiere Date
    April 6, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4 (2,851)