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Questions about Jim Henson's Animal Show

Discussion in 'Family Worlds' started by The Count, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    Hey Count. :)

    Here are some more Animal Show descriptions.

    Johnny the Wolf was white and gray with some yellow in his fur. And he had a southern accent. I'm guessing Bill Baretta.

    Boscoe the Baboon was a brown baboon with a black face and red chest. (puppeteer unknown.)

    Achilies the Shark was a gray shark who was brought in a tank. And he had either a British or Australian accent. (puppeteer unknown.)

    Slick the Sea lion was a brown furry seal lion with light brown flippers and he had a surfer's accent. Maybe Bill Baretta.

    Ringo the Elephant was a huge gray elephant who sounded like Ringo Starr. (puppeteer unknown.) He was also too big to fit inside that only his front was showing.

    Eugene the Hunting Dog was a dark brown dog with pointed ears and a white tail and he had a voice that sounded like Bobo the Bear. Bill Baretta.
  2. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    Oh okay. Thanks a lot. :) I liked the Baboon song Boscoe sang. I was wondering if Mak did any songs on The Animal Show.
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Xerus, thanks for the new descripts. Glad to know you had a good time on your vacation.
    Here are some quick questions I was hoping you could answer.
    1 From Episode 4 of JHAS.
    Is the name of the armadillo correctly spelled "Dooly" or "Dooley"?
    2 From Episode 7 of JHAS.
    Is the name of the zebra correctly spelled "Randal" or "Randall"?
    3 From Episode 20 of JHAS.
    Is the name of the kangaroo correctly spelled "Casey" or "Kasey"?
    4 From Episode 10 of JHAS.
    Is the name of the shark correctly spelled "Archilles", "Achilies", or "Achilles"?
    5 From episode 8 of JHAS.
    Is the skunk featured in this episode Stinky the Skunk or is it another character?
    If it's another character, please provide its name and description as best you can.
    6 From Episode 17 of JHAS.
    Is the polar bear featured in this episode Jake the Polar Bear or is it another character?
    If it's another character, please provide its name and description as best you can.
  4. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    Hey Count. It's good to be back. :)

    Sorry, but I don't really know any of the correct name spellings. I just only heard their names. But they didn't give out their spellings.

    But I can answer your last 2 questions though. Stinky was the guest skunk on the show and he even sang a song. And Jake was the guest polar bear and he got to sing a song too.

    And Stinky co-guested with Victor the Rattlesnake, since Rattlesnakes and Skunks are both dangerous when threatened.

    And Jake co-guested with Rhonda the Raccoon. But I don't really know what raccoons and polar bears have in common though. Perhaps they're animals that are always looking for food.
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Xerus, glad to hear from you again. Thanks for the info. Here's what I'm gonna do, as a compromise.
    It'll stay as "Dooly" the Armadillo, cause that spelling makes most sense, as well as "Randall" the Zebra and "Archilles" the Shark, which I got from Muppet_dk; and I'll change it to "Casey" the Kangaroo from your descript posts.
    Another question I have is... you submitted a descript for a character named "Cool the Kangaroo Rat". Is this the same character the episode guide lists as "Desert Rat" from Episode 23 from Season 1, as a co-guest with Gabby the Gila Monster?
    Just want to know to correct that entry. Thanks, and hope to hear from you again. And I'm looking forward to the next batch of descripts.
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Xerus, did some updating and I got a few quick questions from the characters in episodes 22 and 23.
    From the episode guide I got, it lists the guests for Episode 22 as "Brown Bear/Hedgehog".
    Should Vernon be listed as "Vernon the Grizzly Bear" or as "Vernon the Brown Bear"?
    Also, the same guide lists the characters from Episode 23 as "Gila Monster/Desert Rat".
    Should Cool be listed as "Cool the Kangaroo Rat" or as "Cool the Desert Rat"?
    Hope to hear back from you rully soon. And there are only four episodes left to finish off Season 1 of this show.
    Have a great day.
  7. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    Hi Count. :)

    To answer your questions. Vernon was called a Grizzly Bear.

    And Cool was both a Kangaroo Rat and a Desert Rat. Some people call it a desert rat because it lives in the desert while others call it a kangaroo rat because it hops like a kangaroo. At first Jake said they were gonna have a desert rat on the show, and when Cool appeared, Jake called him Cool the Kangaroo Rat.

    Yes, I got 4 more first season episodes to watch and I'll give you the info on my next post. Then I got the 3rd and 4th seasons to check out where Bunny Bear replaces Ollie.

    Peace to you. :)

  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for the info Xerus.
    Vernon will be added as a Grizzly Bear, and Cool will go in as a Kangaroo Rat.
    The funny thing is that I call the type of animal Cool is a jerboah, like Jerboah Jump from the old Tennessee Tuxedo cartoons.
    BTW: There was a 4th season? Thought there were only 65 episodes across three seasons. Oh well, hope to hear from you again soon and have a good night.
  9. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    I remember those neat Tennessee Tuxedo cartoons from my youth. :) And I remember Jerboah Jump too. Actually, the differnce between the two rats are kangaroo rats live in North America and jerboahs live in Africa and Asia.

    Sorry, I guess there was only a third season. I keep thinking those last 26 episodes were seperate seasons for some reason. So there are just 3 seasons. The first having 26, the second 13 on Fox, then cancelled the third year, and the third season coming back the fourth year on Animal Planet with 26 new episodes. Sorry about the mistake. :o
  10. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    Oh yes, here are the next descriptions.

    Swifty the Cheetah was a yellow and white cheetah with black spots and had a wild British accent. (puppeteer unknown.)

    Tommy the Thompson's Gazelle was brown and white with black lines on his face and ears and long black and brown striped horns. And had a soft voice that was probably voiced by Bill Baretta.

    Rocky the Big Horn Sheep was a dark brown sheep with brown horns, a white mouth and a white butt and had a baaing voice by Bill Baretta.

    Robert the Red Deer was a brown and white deer with white antlers, a black nose, and had a Scottish accent by Mike Quinn.

    Humphrey the Badger was a gray badger with a white stripe on his face and had a Humphrey Bogart like voice. Probably by Bill Baretta.

    Sean the Rabbit was a brown rabbit with a white mustache and had an Irish accent. (puppeteer unknown.)

    Blanche the Manatee was a big brown manatee with green algae on her back and had a southern accent by Karen Prell. And she had to be brought in by a tank.

    Billy Bob the Lemur was a gray aye-aye lemur with a bushy tail, white face, huge ears, yellow eyes, and had a hillbilly voice. (puppeteer unknown.)

    Next time, we'll go into the second season. :)
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah! Bring it on!
    Thanks Xerus, though a few questions.
    1 Is a "Thompson's Gazelle" a particular species of gazelle? Just want to get it right like the two from last time.
    2 What's this about Billy Bob being a gray "aye-aye" lemur? What does that mean?
    Well, thanks again and rest peacefully. The second season will be there when you feel up to another batch.
    Have a good sleep and a good night.
  12. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    I did some reading and I found out it was called a Thomson's Gazelle. Sorry about the misspelling. And they live in East Africa.

    And Billy Bob explained that there are many different kinds of lemurs in Madagascar. Like the aye-aye, which Billy Bob was, and there are ring-tailed lemurs that have long black and gray striped tails.

    You have a good night too. :sleep:

  13. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    Hi Count. :)

    We're now into the second season of Animal Show Descriptions.

    Trudy the Chimpanzee was a black chimp with a white face and was voiced by Louise Gold.

    Laslo the Hyena was a dark brown hyena with a black mouth and black spots and had a scratchy voice. (Puppeteer unknown.)

    Inidra the Whale was a huge gray whale with a white belly and she had a deep British voice by Louise Gold and was in a huge see through tank.

    Nemets the Ant was a tiny brown ant with a black bottom and had a drill seargant like voice by Bill Baretta. And he was so tiny, Stinky and Jake had to see him with a magnifying glass.

    Natasha the Tarantula was brown and furry and had a Russian accent by Louise Gold. And was brought in by Bunny Bear.

    Morley the Mole was a gray mole with a pink nose and I think he was voiced by a guest puppeteer named Andrew Spooner.
  14. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    Okay, thanx again Deanmo 19. :) Say, do you also know who voiced Chuck the Lion or Dooley the Armadillo?
  15. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    And here are some more descriptions for you Count. :)

    Zac the Arctic Fox was a white fox with a Jack Nicholson like voice. (Puppeteer unknown.)

    Doreen the Camel was a yellow 2 hump camel with a scratchy voice by Louise Gold.

    Bufo the Toad was a yellow toad with a young British accent. (puppeteer unknown.)

    Monty the Elephant Seal was a huge dark gray seal with a deep British voice like an elephant. (puppeteer unknown.)

    Margaret the Stork was a white stork with a long orange beak and had a British voice. I'm guessing Dave Goelz.

    Wingo the Shoebill was a white and gray bird with a yellow beak with black splotches and had a Romanian accent. I'm guessing Steve Whitmire.

    I'm thinking Dave and Steve did Margaret and Wingo because in this special episode, Bunny and Armstrong got to be the main hosts white Stinky and Jake took over their duties.
  16. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Xerus. Here's what I got from my sources.
    Dooly the Armadillo was performed by Bill Baretta.
    Chuck the Lion was performed by Mike Quinn, when that puppet/character appeared in Season 1 of JHAS. However, it was performed/voiced by Frank Oz when it appeared in the Billy Crystal MT episode.
    Hope this helps, and have a good night, and thanks for the descripts.
    Looking forward to the next batch.
  17. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    Cool! Thanks again Deanmo19. :)
  18. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    Hey Count. :)

    Yep, I remember Chuck the Lion appearing on Muppet's Tonight. And it was funny hearing Frank Oz voice that lion. He sounded a lot like Cookie Monster. :)

    Anyway, here are some more descriptions.

    Custer the Bison had a dark brown shaggy face and a light brown body and had a Western voice. (puppeteer unknown.)

    Monica the Musk Ox was a dark brown shaggy ox with a white fluffy back and a white mustache and sounded like a tough old lady. Louise Gold.

    Winnie the Wasp was a small yellow and black wasp and had an Irish accent by Louise Gold and was also Tizzy's cousin.

    Milton the Blue Footed Booby had a gray head, blue beak and feet, yellow eyes, white chest, and brown and black wings and had an Edd Wynn like voice. (puppeteer unknown.)

    That's all for now. I'll be back with more soon. :)

  19. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    Thanks once again Deanmo19. :) Do you also know who did Gabby the Gila Monster and Kool the Kangaroo Rat?
  20. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    Hey Count. Here are some more descriptions before I go off to bed.

    Jackie the Orangutan was an orange orangutan with a white face and had a deep calm voice. (Puppeteer unknown.)

    Lulu the Potto was a light brown potto with a white face and had an African accent by Louise Gold.

    Phoenica the Hippo was a gray hippo with pink around her eyes and mouth and had a Queen Elizabeth like voice by Louise Gold.

    Travis the African Buffalo was a big black buffalo with gray horns, a gray mouth, and red eyes, and a deep grunting voice by Bill Barretta. Probably the scariest looking animal they ever had on the show.

    And that's it for tonight. You have a good night. :sleep:


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