Zoboomafoo

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"Me, and you, and Zoboomafoo!"

Zoboomafoo is an American-Canadian children's television comedy series that originally aired on PBS from 1999 to 2001. It was created by Chris and Martin Kratt.

Why It's Leaping Good

  1. It helps teaches kids facts about animals.
  2. The show brings in several new animal visitors to Animal Junction on each episode.
  3. Zoboomafoo himself is very likable and entertaining.
  4. Catchy theme song sung by Sterling Jarvis.
  5. The puppeteering and voice acting of the character of Zoboomafoo was very good.
  6. A lot of funny and witty moments such as Zoboomafoo having a snack so he can speak (which was later used as inspiration for Martha Speaks), "Duck!", and the Closet song.
  7. Several enjoyable songs such as "Who Could It Be?" and the "Goodbye Song".
  8. Zoboomafoo's puppet design looks so good, as he looks like a lemur.
  9. Chris and Martin Kratt steal the show due to how funny they can be.
  10. It also teaches kids how they can help nature in the Letter from Jackie/Amy segments.
  11. It was PBS Kids' first show centered on real animals.
  12. The music is catchy.
  13. It spawned several merchandise such as games, books, and video tapes.

Bad Qualities

  1. Some scenes are reused every now and then.
  2. Some of the plots can make no sense and are inane even by young kids' show standards.
  3. The Zobooland segments (while very good) are the show's weak point due to how dull they are.

Trivia

  1. Jovian (The lemur who portrayed Zoboo) died in November 10th, 2014 from kidney failure at the Duke Lemur Center in North Carolina.