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Scooby Doo – One of the Famous Cartoon Characters of All Times

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Scooby – Doo is the pet and companion of Shaggy, cowardly slacker more interested in snacks than taking risk on adventures and solving mysteries. Scooby-Doo and Shaggy are inseparable friends. Looking through the eyes of the child, they’re just foolish cowards, who somehow always save the day and remain the best friends. Probably it is because of their good friends, Velma, Daphne and Fred, who encourage them to go after the costumed villains, usually with Scooby Snacks or other dog treat. Also maybe Scooby’s inherent loyalty and courage does often force him to take more heroic steps.

Watching Scooby-Doo as an adult you’ll wonder if the van driving, spacey talk and continual snacking are lifestyle style of the same people who inspired “Pineapple Express”.

The story of this character’s name is quite strange and interesting too. Fred Silverman, the head of children’s programming at CBS, came up with the character’s name from the syllables “doo-be-doo-be-doo” in Frahnk Sinatra’s song “Strangers in the Night”.

Scooby-Doo is seven yescooby doo mystery, original scooby doo,scooby-dooars old, or forty-nine “dog years” old. He is brown from head to toe with several black spots on his body. Scooby is generally a quadruped, but sometimes shows bipedal “human” abilities. He has a black nose and wears a diamond shaped-tagged blue collar with an “SD” initials. Also Scooby-Doo has a prehensile tail and can use it to swing from or press buttons.

Character’s creator Iwao Takamoto explained how Scooby-Doo was created. Before he designed the character, he first talked to a Great Dane breeder, who described to him the main characteristics of a pedigree dogs. Takamoto then drew Scooby as the opposite of this. He said that he decided to go the opposite way and gave the character a hunch back, bowed legs, small chin. Even the color was picked wrong.

scooby dooby doo, scooby doo show,scooby doo 2As it was mentioned in the beginning of this article Scooby-Doo has a speech impediment: he pronounces most words as if they begin with an “R”. Luckily the most other characters of the same series are able to understand him very well. Scooby keeps his sentences short, usually using charades for everything longer than three or four words. His famous phrase, usually howled at the end of every single episode, is “Scooby-Dooby-Doo!” or “Rooby-Rooby-Roo!”.

“How to be Epic@ Everything” Entertaining Series for Children and Young People

Meet new series for children and young people from CBBC “How to be Epic@ Everything”. Would you like to know how to survive shark attack, snake bite, lightning storm, and zombie attack or even how to survive on Mars? Or maybe, you would like to become epic at “more regular” skills and situations – to know how to play a rock guitar, drums or bagpipes, spin a basketball, make a tap dance, do a magic trick, make an ice cream, groom a horse, milk a cow or skim a stone? No problem – a line of experts will explain and even show you how to handle quite extreme, crazy situations or help you with the random things and skills you are interested in. These series proves that learning can be interesting, fun and exciting.

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In all series situations are handled with humor but treated very seriously. What are the experts who are ready to help? Here are a few of them (in alphabetical order):

Aaron Craze is a celebrity chef who often appears on the TV series related to cooking. He also presents CBBC shows „Junior Bake Off“ and „Pet School“.

The Blowfish, heavy metal marine biologist, the son of a veterinary surgeon, understands the value and beauty of animals from the young age. Now Blowfish devotes himself to teaching the marvel of wildlife and the importance of conservation of species to kids and young people.

Ben Hanlin. He is a young magician, who has spent the last decade performing close-up & stage magic at various events. Also he has made a series “Breaking Magic” for Discovery Channel and is a presenter on CBBC.

Charlie Higson, the successful author, actor, comedian and writer for TV and radio. He is the author of phenomenally successful Young Bond series and bestselling zombie-adventure series for teenagers.

Fran Scott has a Masters and First Class Degree in Neuroscience. Annoyed by the constant over-complication of science Fran uses her knowledge to convert science for the masses by making it not only jargon-free, easy to understand and accurate, but also bringing entertainment and excitement to the subject.

John Adrian Pienaar is BBC Radio 5 Live’s Chief Political Correspondent.

Lewis Dartnell is an astrobiology researcher at University College London investigating the possibility of microbial life surviving on the surface of Mars. In year 2007 he published a popular science book introducing astrobiology, “Life in the Universe: A Beginner’s Guide”.

Noel Sharkey is professor of artificial intelligence and robots, and also the professor of public engagement, at the University of Sheffield.

Paul ‘Chalky’ White with his 24 years military experience is an expert in all areas of survival training. Chalky has been recognized for his skills and was assigned for SERE mentoring. He is a specialist responsible for training military survival instructors. Paul ‘Chalky’ White has conducted environmental survival training in moderate, onshore, desert, mountainous and extremely cold weather regions.

Phil Manning, Dr. heads the Paleontology Research Group in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (SEAES) at the University of Manchester.

Ricky Boleto is TV presenter and journalist on CBBC Newsround.

It is obvious that with the help from such a great team of experts you will be able to become Epic@ Everything.




Jedward’s Big Adventure… A Reality Show with a Twist

Reality shows have carved a niche in the entertainment industry. They are soaring in popularity with each passing day. There was a time when these same shows were not received well among the audiences because they were accustomed to scripted dramas with their intricate plots and premises, cast of popular actors and interesting story line.

However, it soon became monotonous and repetitive. People began to look for something new and innovative. This is how reality shows garnered popularity. They went beyond the artificiality and gave people a glimpse of real life.

Today, there are dozens of reality shows on varied themes- cooking, dance, singing, travel and adventure and Jedward’s Big Adventure is one of them. We call it a reality show with a twist.

About Jedward’s Big Adventure

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Jedward’s Big Adventure is a reality travel show and is better known as a children’s television programme. The programme is shown on CBBC. It is hosted by the Irish Twins Jedward. This travel show differs in its premise.

The twins travel to different UNESCO historical sites in and around the United Kingdom.

Each of them is paired with a celebrity guest. They travel together to different destinations where they are expected to learn as much as possible about the site. This is followed by the real challenge – their task then is to act as a tour guide leading and guiding a group of real tourists touring the respective historical site.

It is challenge and they two are pitted against each other. Each has to try to win over the other using stunts, costumes and props. There are exciting prizes for the winner and gruesome forfeits for the losers.

The show was first introduced in 2011. The first series was aired on CBBC in Feb 2012. The second series was filmed in September 2012 and was aired in early 2013. The episodes are approx. 30 minutes long.

The World Heritage Sites Mapped by Jedward’s Big Adventure 

Series 1: 6 January 2012- 10 January 2012
1. Tower of London
2. Blaenavon
3. Jurassic Coast
4. Edinburgh
5. Hadrian’s Wall

Series 2: 7 January 2013 – 11 January 2013

2. Duxford
3. Greenwich
4. Cheddar George
5. Orkney

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The Jedward Twins
John and Edward Grimes are identical twins native to Ireland. Jedward is their stage name. The duo is known for their refined sense of pop music. They have recorded three albums and nine singles together. Speaking about their stint on television, they are known for their roles in Celebrity Big Brother 8 and the X Factor. They have gained popularity as the host of children’s series such as OMG! Jedward’s Dream Factory and Jedward’s Big Adventure. The Jedward twins are known for their magnetic personality.

What we liked about the show?

The charismatic duo makes the program truly entertaining. However, the program is also highly informative. And, the Jedward twins remarked the same. As an audience, we too get an opportunity, though not in person, to tour the different places and learn the facts and figures of the historical places in the United Kingdom. Thus, the show serves a dual purpose- entertainment and education.

Pet Squad best cartoon for kids

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Pet Squad is comedy animation series which follows the adventures of Dodge the dog, Sheeba the cat and Bingo the guinea pig. After an explosive incident with Professor Eureka’s ‘Superiser’, all pets in P-Town were gifted with superpowers. Dodge, Sheeba and Bingo, the loyal and loving pets of the Professor Eureka, are transformed into superheroes. Their mission is to fight against crimes and to protect P-Town from the crazy, evil and criminally genius Mother Goose and her Duck henchmen. Mother Goose wants to destroy P-Town in order to make way for the construction of Gooseland.

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Thrilling life and adventures of Pet Squad are captured in 52 episodes in length of 13 minutes each. The series are very popular among 6-11 years old children. All episodes are very interesting and adventurous. Starting with episode 1, “Crime Crackers”, adventures of Dodge, Sheeba and Bingo become real, exciting and involving. In episode 1 Pet Squad lose their popularity when Dodge, appears

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on P-Town news stealing dinosaur bones from the museum. Even greatest heroes can become very unpopular due to their inappropriate actions or misunderstandings. Pet Squad is not an exception. But they don’t know that their greatest enemy, Mother Goose, has hired Posey the Parrot to pose as the Pet Squad. It was Posey the Parrot who was posing as super dog Dodge while stealing dinosaur bones from the museum. Will the real Pet Squad clear their good name? Let’s hope they did it and P-Town is under their protection again.


Bear Behaving Badly… Will Tickle the Funny bone In You

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Ever managed to watch an episode of Bear Behaving Badly? If not, you’ve missed out on a lot my friend.

All of us are stuck in the daily grind of life. We struggle to inch ahead of the others, to make sufficient money that ensures a decent and comfortable life. There are times when life becomes so monotonous that even doing the things you enjoy otherwise bore you to the core.

 In such situations taking off into aworld of fantasy can be a great reliever. A light hearted comedy helps take your mind of things and elevates your mood. The TV series Bear Behaving Badly belongs to this genre. With its simple yet enriching plot it is a perfect mood booster.

 Bear Behaving Badly: An Introduction

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The trailer of the series uploaded on YouTube gained immense popularity receiving 1,000,000 hits. This was followed by a set of 26 episodes were specially made for BBC in 2007 and a second series of 26 episodes in 2008. They were broadcast on BBC One. Taking into consideration the popularity of the show, there initiated a repeat telecast of the show on BBC Two in an early morning slot. The last two series (3 and 4) were filmed with 13 episodes each and were now telecast on CBBC. The show came to an end on 21st December 2010 and since then no new episode has been filmed.

 The Story Line

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Bear Behaving Badly: Character Sketch

Here’s a short sketch of the characters in this program.

  • Barney: Barney Harwood is a television presenter for BBC. He owns the flat in which he lives. He is not very intelligent yet fun.
  • Nev: He is a cute little blue bear. He loves ice cream and insists in having his cuddly toy, the Snuggly Ducky Duck Duck and other plastic ducks when he has a bath. He is sympathetic, but does not get along with the caretaker Frank.
  • Crazy Keith: He is an immigrant (an illegal one) from Brisbane and lives below the floor boards of Barney Harwood’s flat. He is Nev’s very good friend and the brainchild behind all the foolish and crazy schemes.
  • Beatrice: She is a college student and lives next door to Mr. Prank. Barney seems to be romantically interested in her, but it is not a very steady relationship.
  • Andy Prank: He is the caretaker of the apartment block and a unique character in himself. He also owns a successful ice cream business and is allergic to blue bears.
  • The other characters are Postie (the local post-woman), Barbara (Barney’s Aunt), Melanie (Barney’s cousin) and Rupert (Barney’s Uncle).

What we like about the Bear Behaving Badly?

 cbbc bear behaving badly, watch tv show for free, british television comedy, barney watch, bear behaving badly game,Bear Behaving Badly is a simple entertaining program. It makes use of harmless humor and while trying to arouse laughter does not exaggerate situations and events. Thus, it retains its essence. Bear Behaving Badly has been described as a children’s television program, but it can be enjoyed by elders too.