Nostalgia Sunday: Kid's TV (Cbeebies) Part Three


"Childhood memories were like airplane luggage; no matter how far you were travelling or how long you needed them to last, you were only ever allowed two bags. And while those bags might hold a few hazy recollections - a diner with a jukebox at the table, being pushed on a swing set, the way it felt to be picked up and spun around - it didn't seem enough to last a whole lifetime" ~ Jennifer E. Smith

If you have not read parts one and two to this part of my nostalgia Sunday posts yet, then I highly recommend you do to get the most out of this bit of noughties nostalgia. Nostalgia Sunday is all about being able to look back at what life was like for me (and quite possibly for you as well) as a child growing up in the noughties. Or, it could be a way for any of you didn't grow up in the noughties to experience through these blog posts what life was like for us noughties babies. So, without further ado, here are a few more of my favourite Cbeebies shows that I absolutely LOVED as a child growing up in the noughties...


Rubbadubbers


"Here come the Rubbadubbers, splish, splash, splish, splosh, here come the Rubbadubbers, splish, splash SPLOSH". An iconic noughties Cbeebies show theme tune. However, sadly it is only really the theme tune I can remember and not the programme itself. However, from what I can gather from watching a few episodes online, there are seven different characters who all live in a bathroom and each episode focuses on one character who wishes for something to be different. They live out their wish, but it teaches them that wishing for things to be different doesn't always mean that it is for the best and the only way for them to get back to normal life is for them to wish for things to get back to normal. You can watch an episode of the show here.


Brum


Brum is a show that both nineties and noughties kids are 100% guaranteed to remember. I always thought it was based in London (because apparently everything has to be in London and no where else in the UK exists) but apparently it is based in Birmingham, which is where I'm from so I guess this show can be my claim to fame in that it was filmed where I live. Brum is an old car that is in a motor museum, however always manages to escape whenever the owner of the museum isn't looking. He goes on adventures around the city and gets up to all kinds of mischief, which is what led me to believe that my Mum and Dad's car did this at night when we were all asleep and then came back onto the drive before we woke up, a bit like Night at the Museum. From what I can remember, and forgive me if I'm wrong, no one ever spoke in this programme and everyone was expected to understand each other through actions. You can watch an episode of the show here.


Bob the Builder


"BOB the builder, can he fix it? BOB the builder YES HE CAN!" (or no he can't if you were a sassy ten year old who wanted to diss Bob the Builder for no apparent reason whatsoever - sorry Bob). This show was an absolutely legendary noughties show, which has been completely ruined in recent years, and if you haven't seen it yet just look at this. I'm not sure why but Spud the scarecrow always used to really scare me and I'm not sure why because he was probably the least scary scarecrow that has ever walked the earth. I think the fact that so many kids loved this show (both boys and girls) just goes to show that it doesn't matter what gender you are, there is no gender label on the types of things you can/can't watch/do/become. You can watch an episode of the show here.


LazyTown


I know I've said it before but I'll quite happily say it again, LazyTown was probably one of my favourite shows as a child growing up in the noughties. I can remember watching the adverts for it before it aired on TV and I was always under the impression that Sportacus was the bad guy and it did take a few episodes for it to sink in that he was actually the good guy. I also really wanted to be Stephanie to the point where I got a pink wig and spent ages trying to persuade my mum to buy me a dress like Stephanie's except she wouldn't (the shame of it all). Me and one of my friends even got shamed by other people from our school because we kept on watching LazyTown, even though we should have apparently grown out of it by that point (we were maybe about seven or eight at the time). But I was just elongating my childhood for as long as I possibly could and I don't think there's any harm in that. You can watch an episode of the show here.


Pingu


Pingu is somewhat of a legend and is a show that could never and should never be rebooted in any way, shape, or form. It is a show where absolute no words were used, yet by their facial expressions (which was literally just the raising or furrowing of eyebrows - even though there was no eyebrows involved) and the sounds they were making, we could all tell what they were feeling and what was going on. I mean, who didn't watch this show and want to either be a penguin or go to Antarctica and live in an igloo? Just me? Okay then. But this show will always remain one of my childhood favourites and if it was also one of yours or if you have never seen this show before and are intrigued by it, you can watch an episode of it here.


Andy Pandy


What I never realised about Andy Pandy, until a few years ago, was that this show has actually been going on since the 1950s, during a time where TV, for me at least anyway, seems a lot more creepier and genuinely makes me glad that I wasn't a child during that time because TV then would have creeped me out and I would not have slept. I had this show on VHS and watched it all the time. It genuinely made me think that children could live in their own houses and I was really jealous of Andy Pandy, Louby Lou, and Teddy for having their own house, whereas I was still living with my Mum and Dad (although now I cannot even imagine me moving out and having to actually be a fully-fledged adult). It follows their adventures and scrapes and the one episode I can particularly remember was at night and they were eating tea and Teddy got poorly, which you can watch here.


Bobinogs


I am fairly sure I watched this show, however all I can really remember from it is playing the games on the Cbeebies website in the dining room on the family computer. They were a Welsh band who sang songs (obviously), and these songs were about the problems they encountered and how they would solve the problem. I guess this was so all the children watching it could learn from these problems and how they could solve them if these problems ever happened to them. You can watch an episode of the show here.


Boo!


Again, this is a show that I cannot really remember watching, but listening to the theme song has bought back quite a few memories. It was essentially a load of cartoon characters playing hide and seek with one another. Boo (the main character) is the one who always hides in a variety of different settings and it is the role of the other characters to try and find him. Just from looking at an image of Boo, you can immediately tell it is from the noughties by the multitude of colours on him. You can watch an episode of the show here.


Clifford the Big Red Dog


You could not be a child growing up in the noughties and not watch Clifford the Big Red Dog. It just wasn't allowed. I actually still have a stuffed toy of Clifford in a box in my bedroom (I feel like that makes it seem that he is unwanted and unloved but that could not be further from the truth). This was a show about Clifford, a big red dog (obviously) and his owner, Emily (who I always felt I could relate to as I felt she looked like me, even though she is a cartoon and definitely looks nothing like me, and because her name is the same as my middle name). Clifford was so big that he had to have his own specially created dog house, which I'm pretty sure was taller than Emily's house, but I could be wrong. I also had this show on VHS and it is definitely one of my all time favourites. You can watch an episode of the show here.


Tikkabilla


I do not really remember this show that much as I didn't always watch it as from what I can remember it was on at 6am and, let's face it, no one is really up at that time and even if they are, they are not really paying that much attention to the TV anyway as they are still trying to wake up. But what I can remember from this show is that they seemed to like windows and squares a LOT. I can also remember watching one episode where one of the presenters was sat on the stairs and was singing 'hickory dickory dock' and they were using visuals in the form of a clock made out of cardboard and a mouse. Even though I didn't necessarily watch this show all the time, I loved it all the same and was always very keen to watch it whenever I saw that it was on. You can watch an episode of the show here.


So that is it from my posts on Cbeebies shows from the noughties. It may seem like I have gone through all of them, but trust me I haven't and all the ones that have featured in this post and my two previous ones were just some of my favourites that I could remember. There will be another nostalgia Sunday post next week, so make sure you look out for that to see what part of the noughties I will be talking about (feel free to leave your guesses in the comments below).


As always with my nostalgia Sunday posts, please feel free to let me know if you watched any of the above shows I have talked about or if you watched any other Cbeebies shows in the noughties. Also, if there are any topics that you would like me to talk about in terms of nostalgia (obviously they have to be something from the noughties that I can talk about) then please leave a comment below and if I haven't already thought about it and think it is something I would be able to talk about, then you may expect a post from me about it at some point in the future.


Love Beth xx

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