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The everyday discoveries of a curious young hand puppet named Oobi. He and his family have funny, simple adventures that celebrate the awkward steps of growing up.


Josh Selig




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Series cast summary:
Tim Lagasse ...  Oobi / ... 100 episodes, 2000-2005
Stephanie D'Abruzzo ...  Uma / ... 100 episodes, 2000-2005
Noel MacNeal Noel MacNeal ...  Kako / ... 100 episodes, 2000-2005
Tyler Bunch ...  Grampu 100 episodes, 2000-2005
Cheryl Blaylock Cheryl Blaylock ...  Frieda 27 episodes, 2003-2005
Heather Asch Heather Asch ...  Moppie / ... 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Jennifer Barnhart ...  Mrs. Johnson / ... 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Lisa Buckley Lisa Buckley ...  Bella / ... 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Frankie Cordero Frankie Cordero ...  Mamu / ... 26 episodes, 2004-2005
James Godwin ...  Maestru / ... 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Matt Vogel ...  Angus / ... 26 episodes, 2004-2005
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From the writers and puppeteers of "Sesame Street" comes this series about wonder and imagination. It focuses on the stage in a young child's life when everything in his or her world is new and incredible - when each revelation helps build a sense of mastery and self-confidence. A bare hand puppet named Oobi is the star of the show. Each day, he learns more about the world around him. Joining him on his adventures are Uma, Kako and Grampu. Episodes are organized around simple themes such as animals, food, water, music, art, play and nature.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The friend who's always with you!


Comedy | Family


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Did You Know?


Reruns of the original shorts stopped airing in 2007 when Noggin ended its relationship with Sesame Workshop. Since the shorts were created when all of the channel's programs were co-productions of Nickelodeon and the Workshop, it is unknown which company has the broadcast rights for them. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, the kids from some episodes appear playing with their eye goggles. The little girl smiles / waves to the viewers at the end See more »


Spin-off Oobi: Dasdasi (2012) See more »


Oobi Theme
Composed by Jared Faber
Performed by John Montagna
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Great for some kids with speech delays
2 April 2006 | by becamicoSee all my reviews

I hesitated to let my sons watch Oobi for the longest time because of the basic speech involved. However, my oldest son has Pervastive Developmental Disorder (broad spectrum autism) and a speech delay. Watching Oobi has expanded his vocabulary tenfold. He can recite entire scenes now, and is learning to put words together. It works for him because it takes out articles, contractions and superfluous words and gets down to the basic words needed to convey meaning. The "extra" words were bogging down his understanding. So, while I agree that the speech in Oobi isn't good for toddlers who are talking at or above age level, for those struggling to learn, it could be a valuable tool!

In addition, the show is DARLING! Even the adults in my house love to watch it! You actually forget while you're watching it that they're just HANDS with plastic eyeballs! The episode when the kids put on a production of Little Red Riding Hood is SO entertaining. It's even taught my kids to start singing!

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