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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
- It helps teaches kids facts about animals.
- The show brings in several new animal visitors to Animal Junction on each episode.
- Zoboomafoo himself is very likable and entertaining.
- Catchy theme song sung by Sterling Jarvis.
- The puppeteering and voice acting of the character of Zoboomafoo was very good.
- 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.
- Several enjoyable songs such as "Who Could It Be?" and the "Goodbye Song".
- Zoboomafoo's puppet design looks so good, as he looks like a lemur.
- Chris and Martin Kratt steal the show due to how funny they can be.
- It also teaches kids how they can help nature in the Letter from Jackie/Amy segments.
- It was PBS Kids' first show centered on real animals.
- The music is catchy.
- It spawned several merchandise such as games, books, and video tapes.
- Some scenes are reused every now and then.
- Some of the plots can make no sense and are inane even by young kids' show standards.
- The Zobooland segments (while very good) are the show's weak point due to how dull they are.
- Jovian (The lemur who portrayed Zoboo) died in November 10th, 2014 from kidney failure at the Duke Lemur Center in North Carolina.