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Bubble Guppies is a Nick Jr. series created by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull, who also created Butterbean's Café. The show began production originally ran from January 24, 2011 to October 21, 2016. After a 3-year hiatus, it returned to air on September 27, 2019, with a new character, Zooli.[1]

Format

All episodes follow a similar format. The episode starts with the show logo in a room and it is filling with water. Then the Little Fish breaks the fourth wall by saying the title of the show to the audience. The series starts with an introduction by Molly, saying 'Hi, it's me, Molly, and it's time for—' only to be stopped by Gil performing an act related to the episode's subject. One or both of the two then state 'It's time for Bubble Guppies!', and the theme song plays. After the theme song, the Little Fish say the episode's name.

An event may occur when one or more characters is on the way to school. For example, Avi breaks his tail in "Call a Clambulance!" when Oona is on the way to school. A guppy tells Mr. Grouper about the earlier experience. He suggests, "Let's think about it," and the characters discuss the theme. A song follows, focusing on the episode's main theme. Usually, Molly or Gil sing this song, but there are episodes where Deema or Mr. Grouper sing it instead.

One of the guppies may go to a shop that mostly focuses on the theme (example: a doctor's office in "Call a Clambulance!"). The owner of the shop (usually played by Deema) will ask questions about what they need. Jokes and silly responses will eventually lead to the correct necessity. Mr. Grouper often ends this segment by asking, "Excuse me, what time is it?" in a call-and-response pattern, with the guppies responding, "It's time for lunch!" three times.

At lunch, three of the characters make a food pun about the subject of the episode; usually done by Nonny. After lunch, another Gil and Molly sketch is shown.

After the sketch, some classroom activity is shown further reinforcing that episode's topic, or Mr. Grouper talks more about the theme. This is usually ended when Mr. Grouper says, "Line up everybody, it's time to go outside!" followed by the "outside song". Outside the classroom, the guppies act out a story about the theme, interfused with Adobe Flash-animated graphics. Once back inside, a second song is typically performed. Afterward, Gil and Molly do another sketch.

The guppies may go on a field trip that focuses on the theme. They yell out, "FIELD TRIP!" This may focus on a problem shown earlier and involves the key characters. The episode concludes with a final sketch by Gil and Molly, followed by a shorter version of the theme song. The credits then roll which include a song played earlier in that episode.

Season 5 introduced a new series format which has the story segment take up the majority of the episode, and incorporates the shop and lunch segments into the narrative. Gil and Molly simply introduce themselves before the theme song with no opening gag, the show cuts right to school after the theme, and the dance songs and field trips were removed. Gil and Molly's sketches were removed as well, instead having Mr. Grouper wave goodbye to the viewer as the guppies go back inside.

A significant contribution to the show's popularity is its two-level humor track. Minor characters include a police officer named Miranda and a winged serpent named Pretzel-coatl. Heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne guest starred as Sid Fishy in the 2015 episode Super Guppies,[2] while actor George Takei guest starred in a sci-fi mashup which pitted him as a Darth Vader-like armored villain against starship captain Gil and his first officer, Mr. Smart (Nonny). Recurring character Mr. Grumpfish is a reference to Monty Python's Meaning of Life, while the episode The Puppy & The Ring makes in-jokes ranging from JRR Tolkien to L Frank Baum.


Characters

Members as of season three, in their designs

Main article: List of Bubble Guppies characters
  • Molly - Molly is the co-host of Bubble Guppies, along with Gil.  Molly is the girl that everyone wants as a friend. She is smart, dependable, very friendly and a natural leader.
  • Gil - Gil is the co-host of Bubble Guppies, along with Molly. He’s playful, silly, full of rambunctious energy, a turbo-charged boy and is good friends with all the Bubble Guppies. Gil has been called "Gilly" by Molly.
  • Deema - Deema's personality is as big as her hair! She’s energetic, goofy, bubbly, a drama queen and loves to be the center of attention.
  1. Goby – Goby has a vivid and offbeat imagination. A natural director and storyteller, he will invent roles, cast them and then spin his story in unexpected and hilarious directions.
  • Nonny - Nonny is the cautious guppy and it’s hard to get an enthusiastic response out of him. He’s more likely to comment on the action than to get swept up in it.
  • Oona - Oona  is a sweet, sincere, cute and gentle guppy who is very sensitive to those around her. Oona would be most likely to show concern for a sick friend or give loving care to a pet or a plant.
  • Zooli - Zooli is a spunky animal expert, introduced in the season 5 premiere.
  • Mr. Grouper - Mr. Grouper is the Bubble Guppies’ teacher. He’s friendly, funny, attentive, the best teacher in the world and full of information. He genuinely respects the Guppies’ intelligence, encourages their curiosities, and nurtures their imaginations. Mr. Grouper sees every day as an opportunity for discovery and he knows how to be silly and play along with the Bubble Guppies. He always ends the school day with an awesome field trip culminating in an over-the-top celebration of the episode’s topic.
  • Bubble Puppy - Bubble Puppy is a playful, boisterous, little puppy with a fish tail. Though he’s loyal to Gil, Bubble Puppy loves to play with all the Guppies, especially if that play involves him popping a bubble.

Cast

Character Voice Debut
Molly Brianna Gentilella (2011-13) (Singing Voice)
Bailey Gambertoglio(2013-2016, 2019-present)
"Call a Clambulance!"
Gil Zachary Gordon (2011-13)
Jacob Bertrand (early 2012-16, 2019-present)
Teddy Walsh (Singing Voice)
Deema Angelina Wahler (2011-13)
Grace Kaufman (2013-2016, 2019-present)
Goby Jelani Imagi (2011-13)
Marleik Walker (2013-15)
Issac Ryan Brown (2015-16, 2019-present)
Nonny Eamon Pirruccello (2011-13)
Jet Jurgensmeyer (2013-16, 2019-present)
Oona Reyna Shaskan (2011-13)
Tori Feinstein (2013-16, 2019-present)
Mr. Grouper Tino Insana (2011-2014, 2015-16)
Fred Tatasciore (2014-2015, 2019-present)
Bubble Puppy Frank Welker (2011-16, 2019-present)
Zooli Leah Janvier (2019-present) "The New Guppy"

Episodes

Main article: Bubble Guppies episode list
Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
Season 1 20 January 24, 2011 October 24, 2011
Season 2 20 November 4, 2011 May 1, 2013
Season 3 20 August 12, 2013 June 19, 2015
Season 4 14 May 21, 2015 October 21, 2016
Season 5 TBA September 27, 2019 TBA
Season 6 TBA October 19, 2021 TBA

Segments

Seasons 1-4

  • Logo
  • Molly and Gil Sketch 1 - This segment is meant to give the viewers a hint about what the episode is about, such as Gil wearing a certain costume.
  • Bubble Guppies Theme Song
  • Heading to school - This segment is when the main character of the certain episode meets another character who has a big role in the episode.
  • Class Begins
  • Think About It
  • Pop Song
  • Shop - Normally Deema's Habitat Hotel
  • Lunch Joke - Normally done by Nonny
  • Molly and Gil Sketch
  • Playtime
  • Outside (With A Fairy-Tale Story After The Line-Up Song)
  • Dance Song - Normally played by Molly, Gil or Deema
  • Molly and Gil Sketch 3
  • Field Trip
  • Molly and Gil Sketch 4
  • Ending Song
  • End Credits (With A Pop Song)

Season 5-present

  • Logo
  • Introduction
  • Bubble Guppies Theme Song
  • Class Begins
  • Think About It
  • Pop Song
  • Outside (Main story)
    • Lunch Joke
  • Playground Ending
  • Ending Song
  • End Credits (With A Pop Song)

Broadcast History

Channel First Aired Last Aired
Nickelodeon January 24, 2011 present
Nick Jr. Channel

Videos

"Bubble_Guppies"_Theme_Song_-_Nick_Animation

"Bubble Guppies" Theme Song - Nick Animation

References

External links

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