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Christine Cavanaugh
Nancy Cartwright
Kath Soucie
Cheryl Chase
Tara Strong
Cree Summer
Dionne Quan
Melanie Chartoff
Jack Riley
Michael Bell
Tress MacNeille
David Doyle
Joe Alaskey
Philip Proctor
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}} }} − Rugrats is an animated television series that ran on Nickelodeon and it was one of the first three Nicktoons: after Doug and before Ren & Stimpy. −

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Premise[]

− The show revolves around four toddlers, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster and the twins Phillip (Phil) and Lillian (Lil) DeVille, who are able to communicate to each other in baby speak (although viewers can understand them, because it is supposedly 'translated'). Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar. Despite the toddlers' inability and lack of desire to communicate with adults, they can understand their parents' speaking, although they often misunderstand what they hear, usually by taking metaphors literally and speaking in malapropisms. Angelica Pickles, at age three, is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party.


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The Secret Show is an animated show commissioned by BBC Children's in partnership with BBC Worldwide. First debuted in 2006, it currently airs on CBBC and BBC One. It debuted on the American Nicktoons Network on January 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm ET. Nicktoons Network is licensed to air 26 episodes. −

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− It was the network's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000 and it also aired on Nick Jr's block. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date at thirteen years of longevity. Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


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− The show airs in the UK on CITV and Nickelodeon UK as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia. −


− After the introduction of SpongeBob SquarePants, popularity for Rugrats declined. The Rugrats never had a rival this strong in popularity (many shows were produced during the Rugrats lifetime, but none were as successful as SpongeBob SquarePants). In order to keep its popularity, the studios released several movies and specials, such as the introduction of Dil Pickles and Kimi Finster. Ironically, after these introductions, fans determined that Rugrats jumped the shark.


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The show never starts as "The Secret Show" but as "The Fluffy Bunny Show", which features an old lady, known as Sweet Little Granny, in a rocking chair, with a banjo and lots of fluffy, pink bunnies. But just as she begins to sing the intro for "The Fluffy Bunny Show", Agents for U.Z.Z. commandeer the show and "The Secret Show" begins; much to Sweet Little Granny's dismay. Every time, the U.Z.Z. agents use a different way to get rid of her and the bunnies. A running gag is that whenever something bad happens to Victor and Anita, Professor Professor will shout through his communicator "Victor, are you still alive?" Victor will usually reply "Yes, I'm still alive!" This is said in an increasingly annoyed tone over the series. Bunnies are seen frequently throughout the show (usually hidden, but sometimes quite noticeable). These may or may not be the ones that the U.Z.Z. agents take away from "The Fluffy Bunny Show". The Secret Thing is hidden in every episode, every time in a new hiding spot. In every episode a small, robotic, spider-like robot is sighted in a single scene. It's a robot piloted by two small alien creatures. 4-digit codes are also hidden in every episode, which can be used to unlock a safe on the Official Site. E.g.: 1698. The series takes place in the year 2082, as proved in the time-travel episode, which is interesting for it resembles a classic spy fiction piece and features flashbacks to the past. A Double-Agent named Kent B. Trusted in seen in one shot in every episode. He has blond hair and round sunglasses. The series uses a distinctive style of animation, the characters arms become wider from the shoulders to the wrist from a point of creation at the shoulder joint, and the legs become thinner in to the knees and then spread out, rather like flared trousers. All characters are drawn with unibrows, and no outlines are used. It is computer animated. The show is known for its incidental music which has an adventurous feel to it. − When Nickelodeon declined to renew any more new episodes of Rugrats and All Grown Up, Klasky-Csupo (the studios responsible for Rugrats) closed down most of its operations. At the time of their cancellation, those series were the only Klasky-Csupo series on the Nickelodeon schedule.


Characters[]

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters


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  • Victor Volt - Victor is a spy agent, in conjunction with Anita Knight he makes a team who work for the UZZ organisation. Victor is often seen as being less intelligent as Anita, but always manages to scrape through in the end. A running gag involving him is that whenever he is in a dangerous situation Professor Professor will call him on his mobile phone and ask "Victor, are you still alive?", to which Victor invariably replies "Yes, I am still alive!" in a disgruntled fashion.

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


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It is discovered that he was discovered by UZZ at a comic convention. He has brown hair, wears a blue spy outfit with his phone attached to his belt along with a laser gun, and rides, as do all UZZ agents, a flying scooter known as a skybike. His arch nemesis is Doctor Doctor who recognises his lesser intelligence and uses this against him. −

Films[]

Main article: The Rugrats Movie

Main article: Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

Main article: Rugrats Go Wild


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Victor's full name is Victor Thomas Jefferson Volt. His mother Mildred Volt was once a secret agent, but this is apparently not how he became one. He is often blamed for doing something wrong. Victor gets jealous, or perhaps frustrated, at Anita's romantic interests such as Alphonse and Zack Meadows. −

Spinoffs[]

Main article: All Grown Up

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze

  • The Carmichaels was a spin-off planned to see Susie move away from California to Atlanta, where she apparently has relatives.


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  • USA

    • Nickelodeon (1991-2005) (Original Run), (2006-2007)

    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present) (Reruns)

    • Boomerang


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  • Anita Knight - Anita has blonde hair that ends in a little curl,wears a purple suit (as opposed to Victor's blue one),and rides a green skybike. She works in U.Z.Z. with Victor Volt. She is shown generally to be more intelligent than him. However, when she makes an intelligent statement, he tries to not to look stupid and says "I knew that". She has been shown to know secrets that Victor does not. Her romantic interest is Alphonse the sculpter, though she got really giggly over a retired agent called Zach Meadows, (which doesn't happen often).

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    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)

    • Nickelodeon (1994-Present)

    • Nicktoons (2002-Present)

    • CITV (2005-present)


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    • Nicktoons (2002-Present)

    • CITV (2005-present)

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  • The Impostors - Extremely dangerous villains. They live 90 miles below the surface of the Earth and can "impost" humans using Hologramatic Replication. They like the cold and are allergic to penguins. Inside their suits they are small one eyed maggot-like creatures.

  • Malaysia

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  • The Reptogators - They live thirty miles below the Earth. They are naturally stupid. They only become intelligent by sucking out the brainwaves of other creatures. They are able to run at 83 mph. Their eye sight is bad and they track using smell.

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  • The Floaty Heads - Aliens from the planet Zabulon III. They are helium-based life forms, whose helium filled heads float above their bodies.

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  • Eartha Quaker - A woman with powers over earthquakes. She had an agreement with U.Z.Z. that as long as U.Z.Z. left her alone, she would leave the earth alone. This agreement was broken when Victor stole her son's magical cape. She used this opportunity to her advantage and tried to destroy the World Leader.

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  • U.Z.Z., led by The Kid are the "good guys" and keeps the world same from evil. It is a top secret organization. Unlike, its enemy the evil T.H.E.M., the abbreviation is undiscovered. It probably stands for Ultimately Secretly Secretness but replacing the "s" with a "z". U.Z.Z. agents where sunglasses, backpacks, com links, and on their belt buckle in a red button. The colors of their shirts are grey. Their ray guns are green with a red tip and a blue handle. They have short blue sky bikes. Except for Victor and Anita. Proffesor Proffesor was shown in a game with a sky bike. Changed Daily had one too.
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  • T.H.E.M. (The Horrible Evil Menace) is an organization led by Doctor Doctor and bent on taking over the world. Its enemy is the world-protecting agency U.Z.Z. T.H.E.M. agents are known as expendables. They have billiard ball helmets with different colors and numbers. Their blasters are filled with liquid that is the same colors as their helmets. The colors are Black(8), Violet(12, 4), Blue(10), Green(14), Yellow(9), Orange(13), Red(11), and Dark Red(15).

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This article contains embedded lists that may be poorly defined, unverified or indiscriminate. Please help to clean it up to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. Where appropriate, incorporate items into the main body of the article. (June 2007) The Secret Show Country of origin United Kingdom Production Running time 15 minutes Release Original network BBC Two, CBBC Channel, Nicktoons Network Original release CBBC (UK): 16 September 2006 - present Nicktoons Network (U.S.): January 20, 2007- present The Secret Show is an animated show commissioned by BBC Children's in partnership with BBC Worldwide. First debuted in 2006, it currently airs on CBBC and BBC One. It debuted on the American Nicktoons Network on January 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm ET. Nicktoons Network is licensed to air 26 episodes.

Contents 1 Details 2 Characters 3 Forces 4 Episodes 5 References 6 External links Details The show never starts as "The Secret Show" but as "The Fluffy Bunny Show", which features an old lady, known as Sweet Little Granny, in a rocking chair, with a banjo and lots of fluffy, pink bunnies. But just as she begins to sing the intro for "The Fluffy Bunny Show", Agents for U.Z.Z. commandeer the show and "The Secret Show" begins; much to Sweet Little Granny's dismay. Every time, the U.Z.Z. agents use a different way to get rid of her and the bunnies. A running gag is that whenever something bad happens to Victor and Anita, Professor Professor will shout through his communicator "Victor, are you still alive?" Victor will usually reply "Yes, I'm still alive!" This is said in an increasingly annoyed tone over the series. Bunnies are seen frequently throughout the show (usually hidden, but sometimes quite noticeable). These may or may not be the ones that the U.Z.Z. agents take away from "The Fluffy Bunny Show". The Secret Thing is hidden in every episode, every time in a new hiding spot. In every episode a small, robotic, spider-like robot is sighted in a single scene. It's a robot piloted by two small alien creatures. 4-digit codes are also hidden in every episode, which can be used to unlock a safe on the Official Site. E.g.: 1698. The series takes place in the year 2082, as proved in the time-travel episode, which is interesting for it resembles a classic spy fiction piece and features flashbacks to the past. A Double-Agent named Kent B. Trusted in seen in one shot in every episode. He has blond hair and round sunglasses. The series uses a distinctive style of animation, the characters arms become wider from the shoulders to the wrist from a point of creation at the shoulder joint, and the legs become thinner in to the knees and then spread out, rather like flared trousers. All characters are drawn with unibrows, and no outlines are used. It is computer animated. The show is known for its incidental music which has an adventurous feel to it.

Characters Victor Volt - Victor is a spy agent, in conjunction with Anita Knight he makes a team who work for the UZZ organisation. Victor is often seen as being less intelligent as Anita, but always manages to scrape through in the end. A running gag involving him is that whenever he is in a dangerous situation Professor Professor will call him on his mobile phone and ask "Victor, are you still alive?", to which Victor invariably replies "Yes, I am still alive!" in a disgruntled fashion. It is discovered that he was discovered by UZZ at a comic convention. He has brown hair, wears a blue spy outfit with his phone attached to his belt along with a laser gun, and rides, as do all UZZ agents, a flying scooter known as a skybike. His arch nemesis is Doctor Doctor who recognises his lesser intelligence and uses this against him.

Victor's full name is Victor Thomas Jefferson Volt. His mother Mildred Volt was once a secret agent, but this is apparently not how he became one. He is often blamed for doing something wrong. Victor gets jealous, or perhaps frustrated, at Anita's romantic interests such as Alphonse and Zack Meadows.


Anita Knight - Anita has blonde hair that ends in a little curl,wears a purple suit (as opposed to Victor's blue one),and rides a green skybike. She works in U.Z.Z. with Victor Volt. She is shown generally to be more intelligent than him. However, when she makes an intelligent statement, he tries to not to look stupid and says "I knew that". She has been shown to know secrets that Victor does not. Her romantic interest is Alphonse the sculpter, though she got really giggly over a retired agent called Zach Meadows, (which doesn't happen often). Anita is allergic to salt water. She has never read a comic or played video game. She use to have an imaginary horse named Princess. Also, she has a British accent as an homage to James Bond movies.

Professor Professor - He is a mind of organisation U.Z.Z. He once was the student of Chronical Gifted Kids with Doctor Doctor. Their teacher was Professor Sumotl. He is a very funny and quick-moving man.

Changed Daily - He is second man in U.Z.Z. His name changes every episode, and they very stupid. Forces The Impostors - Extremely dangerous villains. They live 90 miles below the surface of the Earth and can "impost" humans using Hologramatic Replication. They like the cold and are allergic to penguins. Inside their suits they are small one eyed maggot-like creatures. The Reptogators - They live thirty miles below the Earth. They are naturally stupid. They only become intelligent by sucking out the brainwaves of other creatures. They are able to run at 83 mph. Their eye sight is bad and they track using smell. The Floaty Heads - Aliens from the planet Zabulon III. They are helium-based life forms, whose helium filled heads float above their bodies. Kent B. Trusted - A double agent seen once in every episode. He supposedly works for U.Z.Z. but secretly reports to T.H.E.M. His name is a play on the words "Can't be trusted". Eartha Quaker - A woman with powers over earthquakes. She had an agreement with U.Z.Z. that as long as U.Z.Z. left her alone, she would leave the earth alone. This agreement was broken when Victor stole her son's magical cape. She used this opportunity to her advantage and tried to destroy the World Leader. IT - A bizzare creature that has the ability to blend in with its surroundings and absorbs sand and rock, which is why it keeps stealing windows, but it is currently unknown why he is kidnapping people. U.Z.Z., led by The Kid are the "good guys" and keeps the world same from evil. It is a top secret organization. Unlike, its enemy the evil T.H.E.M., the abbreviation is undiscovered. It probably stands for Ultimately Secretly Secretness but replacing the "s" with a "z". U.Z.Z. agents where sunglasses, backpacks, com links, and on their belt buckle in a red button. The colors of their shirts are grey. Their ray guns are green with a red tip and a blue handle. They have short blue sky bikes. Except for Victor and Anita. Proffesor Proffesor was shown in a game with a sky bike. Changed Daily had one too. T.H.E.M. (The Horrible Evil Menace) is an organization led by Doctor Doctor and bent on taking over the world. Its enemy is the world-protecting agency U.Z.Z. T.H.E.M. agents are known as expendables. They have billiard ball helmets with different colors and numbers. Their blasters are filled with liquid that is the same colors as their helmets. The colors are Black(8), Violet(12, 4), Blue(10), Green(14), Yellow(9), Orange(13), Red(11), and Dark Red(15). Commando Babies are trained babies, their leader is The Nanny. She was Changed Daily's nanny when he was young, and now she wants to be nanny of the world. Super Culinary Villian 'The Chef' He held a grudge against Anita Knight for thwarting his plans. The first crime is unknown, but was supposedly investigated and caught. After lying about his line of canned goods called 'Plasti Munch'. Even though Victor helped he ignores this until The Chef lands Victor in jail. For crimes against vegetables after being invited to Alphonse's grand opening of a new restaurant. Giant Brain Of Terror A short lived villain apparently it feeds off of tummy turning fear. Episodes See List of The Secret Show episodes. References AWN Headline News article External links

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The Secret Show is an animated show commissioned by BBC Children's in partnership with BBC Worldwide. First debuted in 2006, it currently airs on CBBC, ABC, BBC One, BBC Kids and MBC3. It debuted on the American Nicktoons Network on January 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm ET. − Rugrats is a Daytime Emmy award winning American animated television series that aired from August 11, 1991 to June 8, 2004 on Nickelodeon. At 14 years, Rugrats is Nickelodeon's longest running show. According to Nickelodeon producers, Rugrats is the show that put them on top in the 90's. [1]


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The show stars two secret agents, Anita Knight and Victor Volt as they try to save the world from the latest threats to civilization. They work for the secret organization, U.Z.Z, run by their commanding agent, whose name is routinely "changed daily" for reasons of security, always to an unusual or ridiculous phrase. U.Z.Z also comprises Professor Professor, whose inventions and scientific background frequently save the day; Unit Commander Agent Ray who often runs missions behind the scenes; and a large team of standard agents. − The show originally revolved around a group of toddlers, Thomas (Tommy) Pickles, Charles (Chuckie) Finster, and the twins Phillip (Phil) and Lillian (Lil) DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[1]


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They frequently counter threats from their main enemy, T.H.E.M. - The Horrible Evil Menace. T.H.E.M is headed up by the evil antagonist in the series, Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents who wear billiard ball-style helmets. However, some episodes do feature a different set of enemies, such as the alien Floaty Heads or Changed Daily's nanny as a child, who has world domination plans of her own. − In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan (Dil) Pickles is born, he is soon added as a character on the show. As a three month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie is released, Kimi Finster is added as a character as Chuckie's step sister.[1]


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The show never starts as "The Secret Show", but rather as "The Fluffy Bunny Show", which features Sweet Little Granny in a rocking chair, with a banjo and six fluffy, pink bunnies. As she begins to sing the intro for her show, agents for U.Z.Z. appear, headed by Agent Ray, and commandeer the show, always using a different method of dispatch. The Secret Show then begins, much to Sweet Little Granny's dismay. The bunnies, however, frequently appear throughout the show in unexpected places. −

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Main article: List of Rugrats characters


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− Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.

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  • Anita Knight is one of the two main protagonists; with blonde hair that ends in a cute little curl, wearing a purple suit, and riding a green skybike, she is partnered with Victor Volt. Somewhat more intelligent than Victor, she often has to save the day when Victor lands them in a sticky situation. After rescuing Victor underwater Anita finds, much to surprise, that she is in fact a mermaid, after initially being told by her parents that she is allergic to salt water.
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  • Victor Thomas Jefferson Volt is the second of the two main protagonists; wearing a blue suit, and riding a purple skybike, he is partnered with Anita Knight. An American, he was recruited by U.Z.Z at a comic book convention, and is easily distracted and often acts childishly, sometimes getting the two agents into trouble or causing a crisis that requires further intervention by U.Z.Z. Victor's level of competence generally changes depending on the situation; in some cases he acts incompetently, whereas only scenes later he may manipulate the situation brilliantly. He was initially unaware that his mother, Mildred Volt, was once a secret agent. Victor's father, Lionel Volt, was also an agent for U.Z.Z, but became stranded in another dimension known as Dimension 10.

− The show airs in the UK on CITV and Nickelodeon UK as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


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  • Professor Professor is a brilliant scientist from Germany, and the only other member of U.Z.Z apart from Victor and Anita who sit in the main meeting room with Changed Daily. He has a bald head and red glasses, and speaks with a German accent. Although something of a mad scientist, his inventions are often brilliant, although occasionally some may backfire (which is why he calls most of his inventions "totally untested und highly dangerous") and create a threat, such as a baldness cure that threatens to consume the earth with hair. He once was a student at "The School for the Chronically Gifted", and a classmate of the show's antagonist, Doctor Doctor. His mother is named Frau Frau, and he has a brother, Maestro Maestro.

− On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special "Rugrats: All Growed Up" was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, called "Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years". It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


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  • Changed Daily - real name unknown - is the commander of U.Z.Z., with a strong British accent, a moustache and a classy suit. His name is changed at the beginning of every episode; he will mention that for reasons of security, "my name is changed daily", and will then use his hand-held machine to get his latest codename (see List of The Secret Show episodes for a list). This always turns out to be ridiculous, much to the short-lived amusement of Victor, Anita and Professor Professor. Prior to becoming the commander, Changed Daily was once a top agent occupying the role that Victor now has; he was partnered with Lucy Woo, Anita's counterpart, and she is the only one who knows what Changed Daily's real name is. Whilst he excels as the leader of U.Z.Z, real field work is no longer his strong point, since he apparently has not done much of it in many years.

Movies[]

− In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled "The Rugrats Movie", which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, "Rugrats in Paris", was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, "Rugrats Go Wild!", was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys, characters from another popular Nickelodeon show. A TV movie was also made, in which the babies see the future, into the their young teen years. This spun off into the show All Grown Up, which takes place nine years into the future.


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  • Special Agent Ray is the Unit Commander for U.Z.Z. and provides back-up for Victor and Anita in the field. He is good at keeping his cool under fire and very loyal to U.Z.Z. Ray has a British accent, Elvis-styled hair, an official blue suit, head phone communicator in his left ear, and wears sunglasses. Often running missions behind the scenes, he is seen at the beginning of the show when he and his agents clear out the set of the "The Fluffy Bunny Show" as "this time slot is needed urgently".

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


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  • Agent Kowalski is the only other female U.Z.Z agent seen in The Secret Show, besides Anita. Little is known about her, except that she is the rank of a standard U.Z.Z agent, she is an American, and is new to U.Z.Z.

Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


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  • The Secret Man is one of U.Z.Z most covert and top agents.he wears a long over coat that covers his face completely. He has thus far only appeared once in the episode of the same name.

Broadcast history[]

  • USA

    • Nickelodeon (1991-2007)

    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present)


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  • The Kid - is the head of U.Z.Z.

  • UK

    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)

    • Nickelodeon UK (1994-Present)

    • Nicktoons (2002-2008)

    • CITV (2005-2006)

    • Nicktoonsters (2008-Present)


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  • Australia

    • Nickelodeon Australia (1995-Present)

    • ABC Television

    • Network Ten


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  • The World Leader is the leader of the world, although nobody but her husband understands what she says, since she is actually speaking Ancient Aztec. She lives in the World Leader's Palace and is re-elected as world leader every year unfailingly - apart from one year when an evil clown is accidentally elected.

  • New Zealand

    • Nickelodeon NZ (199?-Present)

    • TV3 (199?-Present)


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  • Stacey Stern is the news reporter on the Secret Show, often seen reporting the mission currently being investigated by U.Z.Z. She usually ends her report with the catchphrase, "You may be you, but I'm Stacey Stern".

  • Ireland

    • RTÉ Two


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  • Sweet Little Granny is the host of The Fluffy Bunny Show, played before The Secret Show "steals" its time slot for television. She is exactly 138 years old and started The Fluffy Bunny Show when she was 38 (then known as Sweet Little Girl). She is married to Sweet Old Grandpa, who once hosted The Fluffy Bunny show when Sweet Little Granny was having a hip replacement operation.

  • Canada

    • Treehouse

    • YTV


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  • Alphonse is an artist, though he is seen producing an U.Z.Z. training film, entering a musical piece in the world anthem competition and commenting on illegeal monument racing as Stacey Stern's "architectural correspondant". He is also a secret admirer of Anita and reguarly shuns Victor, much to his distress.

  • Malaysia

    • Nickelodeon Malaysia

    • TV3 (199?-2006)


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T.H.E.M. - The Horrible Evil Menace - is headed up by the evil antagonist in the series, Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents who wear billiard ball-style helmets.

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  • Doctor Doctor is the main antagonist of The Secret Show and head of the evil organization, T.H.E.M - The Horrible Evil Menace. Intent on taking over the world, she is the cause of many of U.Z.Z.'s problems, but always fails. She is also known for her bad eyesight and bad teeth.

  • Ukraine
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  • Kent B. Trusted is a double agent seen once in every episode. He supposedly works for U.Z.Z., fooling even Anita, Victor and Changed Daily despite his occasionally obvious mistakes, but secretly reports to T.H.E.M. He can be identified by his blonde hair and rounded glasses. His name is an obvious pun on the words "can't be trusted".

    • ICTV (Ukraine)


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Impostors[]

  • Italy'
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The Impostors are extremely dangerous villains that live 90 miles below the surface of the Earth and can "impost" humans using "Hologrammatic Replication". They like the cold and are allergic to penguins. Inside their suits they are small one eyed maggot-like creatures, and they can change size to look like giant Maggots. Their leader is known as Red Eye and has one eye and an eye-shaped symbol on its chest. −

    • Italia 1


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Reptogators[]

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The Reptogators live 60 miles below the surface of the Earth, and are naturally stupid; they have terrible eye sight, so they track people down by the smell of dirty teeth. They only become intelligent by sucking out the brainwaves of other creatures. They are able to run at 83 miles per hour. −

Annie[]

  • 1995 - Nominated - Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation


Artios[]

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The Floaty Heads are aliens from the planet Zabulon III, and are helium-based life forms, whose helium-filled heads float above their bodies. Their leader is 12-year-old Prince Spong, who is extremely afraid of his mother. The Floaty Heads have never forgiven Victor for lying to them about The Ball of Spong, and Prince Spong has never forgiven Changed Daily for eating it. The Floaty Heads call humans "Sticky Heads".Also Spongs sister is Princess Ping. −

  • 2000 to 2003 - Nominated - Best Casting for Animated Voice Over, Television


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The Chef is a villain who tryed to bake Anita in a pie, but failed. His right arm is a machanical spatchuler. −

  • 1994, 2003 - Won - Outstanding Animated Children's Program

  • 2004 - Nominated - Outstanding Animated Children's Program


Emmy[]

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Vehicles and Equipment[]

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Skybike[]

  • 1997, 1999 to 2002 - Nominated - Outstanding Children's Program


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The Skybike is the standard-issue flying vehicle for U.Z.Z. Agents, similar in appearance to a jet ski, with a single jet or rocket motor at the back for propulsion, and two smaller retro-boosters on the front. Skybikes are capable of vertical take off and landing, as well as being able to hover and fly backwards and have retractable tripod-style undercarriage. Most U.Z.Z. skybikes are blue, but Anita Knight's is green, and Victor Volt's is purple. Skybikes are equipped with many gadgets and equipment suitable for a large number of situations, including a Bike Cannon laser, retractable glass dome for use in outer space or underwater, claw-grips and magnets for grabbing, and even an 'Anti-Meteorite Force Field Deflector' to provide protection against space debris. −

Genesis[]

  • 1999 - Won - Television - Children's Programming


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Episodes[]

World Animation Celebration[]

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Main article: List of The Secret Show episodes

  • 1999 - Won - Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series


Kids' Choice Awards[]

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Recurring Themes[]

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There are several themes that appear in every episode of the series. Two items appear in one scene each per episode: one is The Secret Thing, the subject of several episodes including the first, a cylindrical orange tube whose purpose is never revealed to the viewer; and the other is a black spider that can be found in odd places. In addition, the six fluffy bunnies from The Fluffy Bunny Show can also be found in every episode, often found peeking their heads out in unusual situations, such as on Anita's skybike or behind a chair in the briefing room. Also, a four-digit code can be spotted in each episode, such as on a wall or carved into a stone. This code can be entered into the official site to reveal secrets. −

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The show also has several catchphrases that are repeated every episode. One of these is by Professor Professor who contacts Victor at inopportune moments to ask, "Victor - are you still alive?", to which the usual response is an exasperated, "Yes! I'm still alive!". Changed Daily's "For reasons of security, my name is..." is a stalwart. Another common phrase is "Incoming!". −

Games[]

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Awards[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)
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  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC-CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC-CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC-CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Time Travellers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC-CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC-CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC-CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC-CD Rom)

  • Nicktoons Racing (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

  • SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Wii)


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This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Find sources: "The Secret Show" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (June 2008) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) The Secret Show The secret show title.jpg Developed by Andrea Tran & Tony Collingwood Theme music composer Roger Jackson Country of origin United Kingdom No. of episodes (list of episodes) Production Producer(s) Christopher O'Hare Running time 13 minutes Release Original network BBC Two, CBBC Channel Original release 16 September 2006 - present External links Website The Secret Show is an animated show commissioned by BBC Children's in partnership with BBC Worldwide. First debuted in 2006, it currently airs on CBBC, ABC, BBC One, BBC Kids and MBC3. It debuted on the American Nicktoons Network on January 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm ET.

Contents 1 Details 2 Characters 2.1 U.Z.Z. 2.2 Other Regulars 2.3 Villains 2.3.1 T.H.E.M. 2.3.2 Impostors 2.3.3 Reptogators 2.3.4 The Floaty Heads 2.3.5 The Chef 3 Vehicles and Equipment 3.1 Skybike 4 Episodes 5 Recurring Themes 6 Awards 7 Cast 8 References 9 External links Details The show stars two secret agents, Anita Knight and Victor Volt as they try to save the world from the latest threats to civilization. They work for the secret organization, U.Z.Z, run by their commanding agent, whose name is routinely "changed daily" for reasons of security, always to an unusual or ridiculous phrase. U.Z.Z also comprises Professor Professor, whose inventions and scientific background frequently save the day; Unit Commander Agent Ray who often runs missions behind the scenes; and a large team of standard agents.

They frequently counter threats from their main enemy, T.H.E.M. - The Horrible Evil Menace. T.H.E.M is headed up by the evil antagonist in the series, Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents who wear billiard ball-style helmets. However, some episodes do feature a different set of enemies, such as the alien Floaty Heads or Changed Daily's nanny as a child, who has world domination plans of her own.

The show never starts as "The Secret Show", but rather as "The Fluffy Bunny Show", which features Sweet Little Granny in a rocking chair, with a banjo and six fluffy, pink bunnies. As she begins to sing the intro for her show, agents for U.Z.Z. appear, headed by Agent Ray, and commandeer the show, always using a different method of dispatch. The Secret Show then begins, much to Sweet Little Granny's dismay. The bunnies, however, frequently appear throughout the show in unexpected places.

Characters U.Z.Z. Anita Knight is one of the two main protagonists; with blonde hair that ends in a cute little curl, wearing a purple suit, and riding a green skybike, she is partnered with Victor Volt. Somewhat more intelligent than Victor, she often has to save the day when Victor lands them in a sticky situation. After rescuing Victor underwater Anita finds, much to surprise, that she is in fact a mermaid, after initially being told by her parents that she is allergic to salt water. Victor Thomas Jefferson Volt is the second of the two main protagonists; wearing a blue suit, and riding a purple skybike, he is partnered with Anita Knight. An American, he was recruited by U.Z.Z at a comic book convention, and is easily distracted and often acts childishly, sometimes getting the two agents into trouble or causing a crisis that requires further intervention by U.Z.Z. Victor's level of competence generally changes depending on the situation; in some cases he acts incompetently, whereas only scenes later he may manipulate the situation brilliantly. He was initially unaware that his mother, Mildred Volt, was once a secret agent. Victor's father, Lionel Volt, was also an agent for U.Z.Z, but became stranded in another dimension known as Dimension 10. Professor Professor is a brilliant scientist from Germany, and the only other member of U.Z.Z apart from Victor and Anita who sit in the main meeting room with Changed Daily. He has a bald head and red glasses, and speaks with a German accent. Although something of a mad scientist, his inventions are often brilliant, although occasionally some may backfire (which is why he calls most of his inventions "totally untested und highly dangerous") and create a threat, such as a baldness cure that threatens to consume the earth with hair. He once was a student at "The School for the Chronically Gifted", and a classmate of the show's antagonist, Doctor Doctor. His mother is named Frau Frau, and he has a brother, Maestro Maestro. Changed Daily - real name unknown - is the commander of U.Z.Z., with a strong British accent, a moustache and a classy suit. His name is changed at the beginning of every episode; he will mention that for reasons of security, "my name is changed daily", and will then use his hand-held machine to get his latest codename (see List of The Secret Show episodes for a list). This always turns out to be ridiculous, much to the short-lived amusement of Victor, Anita and Professor Professor. Prior to becoming the commander, Changed Daily was once a top agent occupying the role that Victor now has; he was partnered with Lucy Woo, Anita's counterpart, and she is the only one who knows what Changed Daily's real name is. Whilst he excels as the leader of U.Z.Z, real field work is no longer his strong point, since he apparently has not done much of it in many years. Special Agent Ray is the Unit Commander for U.Z.Z. and provides back-up for Victor and Anita in the field. He is good at keeping his cool under fire and very loyal to U.Z.Z. Ray has a British accent, Elvis-styled hair, an official blue suit, head phone communicator in his left ear, and wears sunglasses. Often running missions behind the scenes, he is seen at the beginning of the show when he and his agents clear out the set of the "The Fluffy Bunny Show" as "this time slot is needed urgently". Agent Kowalski is the only other female U.Z.Z agent seen in The Secret Show, besides Anita. Little is known about her, except that she is the rank of a standard U.Z.Z agent, she is an American, and is new to U.Z.Z. The Secret Man is one of U.Z.Z most covert and top agents.he wears a long over coat that covers his face completely. He has thus far only appeared once in the episode of the same name. The Kid - is the head of U.Z.Z. Other Regulars The World Leader is the leader of the world, although nobody but her husband understands what she says, since she is actually speaking Ancient Aztec. She lives in the World Leader's Palace and is re-elected as world leader every year unfailingly - apart from one year when an evil clown is accidentally elected. Stacey Stern is the news reporter on the Secret Show, often seen reporting the mission currently being investigated by U.Z.Z. She usually ends her report with the catchphrase, "You may be you, but I'm Stacey Stern". Sweet Little Granny is the host of The Fluffy Bunny Show, played before The Secret Show "steals" its time slot for television. She is exactly 138 years old and started The Fluffy Bunny Show when she was 38 (then known as Sweet Little Girl). She is married to Sweet Old Grandpa, who once hosted The Fluffy Bunny show when Sweet Little Granny was having a hip replacement operation. Alphonse is an artist, though he is seen producing an U.Z.Z. training film, entering a musical piece in the world anthem competition and commenting on illegeal monument racing as Stacey Stern's "architectural correspondant". He is also a secret admirer of Anita and reguarly shuns Victor, much to his distress. Villains T.H.E.M. T.H.E.M. - The Horrible Evil Menace - is headed up by the evil antagonist in the series, Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents who wear billiard ball-style helmets.

Doctor Doctor is the main antagonist of The Secret Show and head of the evil organization, T.H.E.M - The Horrible Evil Menace. Intent on taking over the world, she is the cause of many of U.Z.Z.'s problems, but always fails. She is also known for her bad eyesight and bad teeth. Kent B. Trusted is a double agent seen once in every episode. He supposedly works for U.Z.Z., fooling even Anita, Victor and Changed Daily despite his occasionally obvious mistakes, but secretly reports to T.H.E.M. He can be identified by his blonde hair and rounded glasses. His name is an obvious pun on the words "can't be trusted". Impostors The Impostors are extremely dangerous villains that live 90 miles below the surface of the Earth and can "impost" humans using "Hologrammatic Replication". They like the cold and are allergic to penguins. Inside their suits they are small one eyed maggot-like creatures, and they can change size to look like giant Maggots. Their leader is known as Red Eye and has one eye and an eye-shaped symbol on its chest.

Reptogators The Reptogators live 60 miles below the surface of the Earth, and are naturally stupid; they have terrible eye sight, so they track people down by the smell of dirty teeth. They only become intelligent by sucking out the brainwaves of other creatures. They are able to run at 83 miles per hour.

The Floaty Heads The Floaty Heads are aliens from the planet Zabulon III, and are helium-based life forms, whose helium-filled heads float above their bodies. Their leader is 12-year-old Prince Spong, who is extremely afraid of his mother. The Floaty Heads have never forgiven Victor for lying to them about The Ball of Spong, and Prince Spong has never forgiven Changed Daily for eating it. The Floaty Heads call humans "Sticky Heads".Also Spongs sister is Princess Ping.

The Chef The Chef is a villain who tryed to bake Anita in a pie, but failed. His right arm is a machanical spatchuler.

Vehicles and Equipment Skybike The Skybike is the standard-issue flying vehicle for U.Z.Z. Agents, similar in appearance to a jet ski, with a single jet or rocket motor at the back for propulsion, and two smaller retro-boosters on the front. Skybikes are capable of vertical take off and landing, as well as being able to hover and fly backwards and have retractable tripod-style undercarriage. Most U.Z.Z. skybikes are blue, but Anita Knight's is green, and Victor Volt's is purple. Skybikes are equipped with many gadgets and equipment suitable for a large number of situations, including a Bike Cannon laser, retractable glass dome for use in outer space or underwater, claw-grips and magnets for grabbing, and even an 'Anti-Meteorite Force Field Deflector' to provide protection against space debris.

Episodes Main article: List of The Secret Show episodes Recurring Themes There are several themes that appear in every episode of the series. Two items appear in one scene each per episode: one is The Secret Thing, the subject of several episodes including the first, a cylindrical orange tube whose purpose is never revealed to the viewer; and the other is a black spider that can be found in odd places. In addition, the six fluffy bunnies from The Fluffy Bunny Show can also be found in every episode, often found peeking their heads out in unusual situations, such as on Anita's skybike or behind a chair in the briefing room. Also, a four-digit code can be spotted in each episode, such as on a wall or carved into a stone. This code can be entered into the official site to reveal secrets.

The show also has several catchphrases that are repeated every episode. One of these is by Professor Professor who contacts Victor at inopportune moments to ask, "Victor - are you still alive?", to which the usual response is an exasperated, "Yes! I'm still alive!". Changed Daily's "For reasons of security, my name is..." is a stalwart. Another common phrase is "Incoming!".

Awards In 2007, The Secret Show won two Children's BAFTA Awards, one for the show itself (as Best Animated Show) and one for its web site (in the Best Interactive category).

Cast Alan Marriott as Victor Volt Kate Harbour as Anita Knight, Doctor Doctor, Sweet Little Granny, World Leader, Mildred Volt, Stacey Stern, Worldsaver's Jilly, The Kid Rob Rackstraw as Professor Professor, Zach Meadows, Eartha Quaker, Mr. Picket, The Chef, Professor Zoomotle, Hamster Man, Maestro Maestro, Worldsa Keith Wickham as Changed Daily, Marlon Zen, Birdman, Sweet Old Grandpa, Neville Thunderbotton, Double Agent Kent B. Trusted Martin Hyder as Special Agent Ray, Alphonse, Red Eye, Floaty-Head Spong, Chief Peek-Aboo The Secret Show has had several guest stars, including: [1]

Tom Baker as Robert Baron Stephen Fry as Lucky Leo Penelope Keith as Nana Poo-Poo Felicity Kendall as Lucy Woo References BBC & Nicktoons Onboard for Collingwood O’Hare’s The Secret Show, Animation World Network Headline News, 8 August 2006. Uncovering the Mysteries of The Secret Show, Joe Strike, Animation World Magazine, 22 October 2007. External links

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Rusty Andrews − | country = United States − | language = English − | num_seasons = 12 seasons − | num_episodes = 172 episodes − | list_episodes = List of Rugrats episodes − | executive_producer = Vanessa Coffey
Gabor Csupo
Arlene Klasky − | producer = Cella Nichols Harris
Geraldine Clarke
David Blum
Paul Germain
Kate Boutilier − | editor = Karl Garabedian − | location = Universal Studios Florida − | cinematography = Animation − | camera = Single-camera − | runtime = 30 min − | company = Klasky Csupo − | distributor = Paramount Home Entertainment − | channel = Nickelodeon − | picture_format = NTSC − | audio_format = Surround − | first_aired = August 11, 1991 − | last_aired = May 29, 1994, & December 6, 1996 - June 8, 2004 − | status = − | preceded_by = − | followed_by = All Grown Up!
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The Secret Show is an animated show commissioned by BBC Children's in partnership with BBC Worldwide. First debuted in 2006, it currently airs on CBBC, The Den, ABC, BBC One, BBC Kids, MBC3 and TSR 2. It debuted on the American Nicktoons Network on January 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm ET. − Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on Sunday August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on Tuesday June 8, 2004. − The show centers around four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1996.


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The show stars two secret agents, Anita Knight and Victor Volt as they try to save the world from the latest threats to civilization. They work for the secret organization, U.Z.Z, run by their commanding agent, whose name is "changed daily" for reasons of security, always to an unusual or ridiculous phrase. U.Z.Z also comprises Professor Professor, whose inventions and scientific background frequently save the day; Unit Commander Agent Ray Rocket who often runs missions behind the scenes; and a large team of standard agents. − The show originally revolved around a group of toddlers, Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California[1]), Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twins Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[2]


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They frequently counter threats from their main enemy, T.H.E.M. - The Horrible Evil Menace. T.H.E.M is headed up by the evil antagonist in the series, Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents who wear billiard ball-style helmets. However, some episodes do feature a different set of enemies, such as the alien Floaty Heads or Changed Daily's nanny as a child, who has world domination plans of her own. − In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[2]


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The show never starts as "The Secret Show", but rather as "The Fluffy Bunny Show", which features Sweet Little Granny in a rocking chair, with a banjo and six fluffy, pink bunnies. As she begins to sing the intro for her show, agents for U.Z.Z. appear, headed by Agent Ray, and commandeer the show, always using a different method of dispatch. The Secret Show then begins, much to Sweet Little Granny's dismay. The bunnies, however, frequently appear throughout the show in unexpected places. And in one episode grandpa appears instead of grandma. When the show gets inturupted he picks up the bunnies and runs from the agents who appears many times in that episode. The US version sometimes edits this opening out of the broadcast. −

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters

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The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

− The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.


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− Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


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  • Anita Knight is one of the two main protagonists; with blonde hair that ends in a cute little curl, wearing a purple suit, and riding a green skybike, she is partnered with Victor Volt. Somewhat more intelligent than Victor, she often has to save the day when Victor lands them in a sticky situation. After rescuing Victor underwater Anita finds, much to surprise, that she is in fact a mermaid, after initially being told by her parents that she is allergic to sea water. Voice: Kate Harbour

− The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


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  • Victor Volt is the second of the two main protagonists; wearing a blue suit, and riding a purple skybike, he is partnered with Anita Knight. An American, he was recruited by U.Z.Z at a comic book convention, and is easily distracted and often acts childishly, sometimes getting the two agents into trouble or causing a crisis that requires further intervention by U.Z.Z. Victor's level of competence generally changes depending on the situation; in some cases he acts incompetently, whereas only scenes later he may manipulate the situation brilliantly. A running gag is that whenever Victor suffers massive damage, Professor Professor calls and asks him whether he is "still alive." He was initially unaware that his mother, Mildred Volt, was once a secret agent. Victor's father, Lionel Volt, was also an agent for U.Z.Z, but became stranded in another dimension known as Dimension 10, and was prevented from returning to Earth ever again, because Lionel explained that he became a "wobble man". In one episode it was revealed that in the Future Victor is the leader of U.Z.Z, and like Changed Daily, his name was changed Daily, but unlike Changed Daily's name Victor's are actually cool, receiving the name "Jet Strung", something Changed Daily was annoyed by. Voice: Alan Marriott

− On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, "Rugrats: All Growed Up" was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


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  • Professor Professor is a brilliant scientist from Germany, and the only other member of U.Z.Z apart from Victor and Anita who sit in the main meeting room with Changed Daily. He has a bald head with some green hair in the back, and wear red glasses. He speaks with a German accent. Although something of a mad scientist, his inventions are often brilliant, although occasionally some may backfire (which is why he calls most of his inventions "totally untested und highly dangerous") and create a threat, such as a baldness cure that threatens to consume the earth with hair. He once was a student at "The School for the Chronically Gifted", and a classmate of the show's antagonist, Doctor Doctor. Changed Daily is under the impression he is French. His mother is named Frau Frau which is actually German for Mrs., she lives in a cabin in the mountains she seems to be a very good jumper as she is seen continuously jumping from rock to rock when Victor and Anita first meet her. Professor Professor also has a twin brother, Maestro Maestro. Voice: Rob Rackstraw

− The show ended in 2004 then afterwards, two fairy tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, "Rugrats: Tales from the Crib" were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.


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  • Changed Daily – real name unknown – is the Commander of U.Z.Z., with a strong British accent, a moustache and a classy suit. He always has a new name at the beginning of every episode; he will mention that "For reasons of security, my name is changed daily. Today, you may call me..." before then using his special cell phone to get his latest codename (see List of The Secret Show episodes for a list). This always turns out to be ridiculous, much to the short-lived amusement of Victor, Anita and Professor Professor. Prior to becoming the commander, Changed Daily was once a top agent occupying the role that Victor now has; he was partnered with Lucy Woo, Anita's counterpart, and she is the only one who knows what Changed Daily's real name is. He always travels with his fireplace at his side. Whilst he excels as the leader of U.Z.Z, real field work is no longer his strong point, since he apparently has not done much of it in many years. Voice: Keith Wickham

Theatrical films[]

− In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.


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  • Special Agent Ray is the Unit Commander for U.Z.Z. and provides back-up for Victor and Anita in the field. He is good at keeping his cool under fire and very loyal to U.Z.Z. Ray has a British accent, Elvis-styled hair, an official blue suit, head phone communicator in his left ear, and wears sunglasses. Often running missions behind the scenes, he is seen at the beginning of the show when he and his agents clear out the set of the "The Fluffy Bunny Show", hosted by Sweet Little Granny, by saying "this time slot is needed urgently". He also has a nephew named Roy. Voice: Martin Hyder

Reception[]

− In a 1995 interview Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[3] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[4]


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  • Agent Kowalski is the only other female U.Z.Z agent seen in The Secret Show, besides Anita. Little is known about her, except that she is the rank of a standard U.Z.Z agent, she is an American, and is new to U.Z.Z.

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


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Main article: All Grown Up!

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


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  • The World Leader is, as the name implies, is the leader of the entire world, and is a target for many villains. Her speech appears to be nothing but gibberish, her husband is able to interpret her supposed babbling. However, the official site implies that the World Leader is speaking ancient Aztec language, though in a very discordant manner.

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− Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[5]


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Broadcast history[]

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    • Nickelodeon (1991-2007)

    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present)


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  • Stacey Stern is the news reporter on The Secret Show, often seen reporting the mission currently being investigated by U.Z.Z. Her catch-phrase sign-off is 'You may be you, but I'm Stacy Stern!', lampooning a common TV news reporter style of self-introduction.

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    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)

    • Nickelodeon (1994-2009)

    • Nicktoons (2002-2008)

    • CITV (2005-2006)

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  • Sweet Little Granny is the host of The Fluffy Bunny Show, played before The Secret Show "steals" its time slot for television. She is exactly 138 years old. She is married to Sweet Old Grandpa, who once hosted The Fluffy Bunny Show when Sweet Little Granny was having a hip replacement operation.

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    • The Big Channel

    • Magic Kids

    • Nickelodeon

    • Canal 9


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  • Alphonse is an artist, though he is seen producing an U.Z.Z. training film, entering a musical piece in the world anthem competition and commenting on illegal monument racing as Stacey Stern's "architectural correspondent". He is also a secret admirer of Anita and regularly shuns Victor, much to his distress.

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    • ABC Television

    • Network Ten


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  • Kent B. Trusted is a double agent, no U.Z.Z. agents know this but T.H.E.M. do indeed know about this. He earned the highest medal you can get as an U.Z.Z. agent when he tried to help Doctor Doctor get the Secret Thing and failed. The identity of what exactly the Secret Thing is, is yet to be found out.

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    • Nickelodeon NZ (199?-Present)

    • TV3 (199?-Present)


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T.H.E.M.The Horrible Evil Menace – is headed up by the evil Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents, known as "Expendables" who wear billiard ball-style helmets. −

    • Nickelodeon South East Asia

    • Studio 23


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The Impostors are extremely dangerous villains that live 90 miles below the surface of the Earth and can "impost" humans using "Hologrammatic Replication". They like the cold and are allergic to penguins. Inside their suits they are small one eyed maggot-like creatures, and they can change size to look like giant Maggots. Their leader is known as Red Eye and has one eye and an eye-shaped symbol on its chest. −

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The Reptogators live 60 miles below the surface of the Earth, and are naturally stupid, and make terrible pets due to their foul stench. They only become intelligent by sucking out the brainwaves of other creatures. They are able to run at 83 miles per hour. −

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    • TV3 (1992-1994)

    • MetroVision (1996-1998)

    • NTV7 (2001-2004)


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The Floaty Heads are aliens from the planet Zabulon III, and are helium-based life forms, whose helium-filled heads float above their bodies. Their leader is 12-year-old Prince Spong, who is extremely afraid of his mother. The Floaty Heads have never forgiven Victor for lying to them about The Ball of Spong, and Prince Spong has never forgiven Changed Daily for eating it. The Floaty Heads call humans "Sticky Heads". Also Spong's little sister is Princess Ping. For some strange reason the sound of impending doom is heard when they come. −

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The Kid A highly intelligent child who is the actual leader of U.Z.Z.

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    • XHGC-TV Canal 5 (1997 - 2001), repeats episodes sometimes.


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Professor Zoomottle is a one-time character appearing in Monument Racers. He is Professor Professor's old teacher from the School for the Chonically Gifted. His top students, twin geniuses Aaron and Darren, were causing havoc by racing monuments across the globe using Weird Little Motor Thingies, but after U.Z.Z. stopped the monument racing, they took off with a jelly-fier. − −

Year

Association

Award Category

Result

1993

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1995

Annie Award

Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation

Nominated

1996

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1997

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1998

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1999

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Genesis Award

Television - Children's Programming

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

World Animation Celebration

Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series

Won

2000

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2001

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2002

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2003

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

2004

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Nominated


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Skybike[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)

  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

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The Skybike is the standard-issue flying vehicle for U.Z.Z. Agents, similar in appearance to a jet ski, with a single jet or rocket motor at the back for propulsion, and two smaller retro-boosters on the front. Skybikes are capable of vertical take off and landing, as well as being able to hover and fly backwards and have retractable tripod-style undercarriage. Most U.Z.Z. skybikes are blue, but Anita Knight's is green, and Victor Volt's is purple. Skybikes are equipped with many gadgets and equipment suitable for a large number of situations, including a Bike Cannon laser, retractable glass dome for use in outer space or underwater, claw-grips and magnets for grabbing, and even an 'Anti-Meteorite Force Field Deflector' to provide protection against space debris. −

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There are several themes that appear in every episode of the series. One such item is The Secret Thing, the subject of several episodes including the first, is a cylindrical orange tube whose purpose is never revealed to the viewer-though the most likely object it contains would be a top secret document of some sort rolled into a scroll, given its shape, although it rattles when shaken, eliminating that possibility. Another is a black spider that can be found in odd places. (It is later revealed the "spider" is actually a disguised vehicle for extremely small aliens who observe the UZZ organization and teams, who at one point actually save the planet.) In addition, the six fluffy bunnies from The Fluffy Bunny Show can also be found in every episode, often found peeking their heads out in unusual situations, such as on Anita's skybike or behind a chair in the briefing room. Also, a four-digit code can be spotted in each episode, such as on a wall or carved into a stone. This code can be entered into the official site to reveal secrets.

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The Secret Show has had several notable guest stars, including Tom Baker as Robert Baron, Stephen Fry as Lucky Leo, Penelope Keith as Nana Poo-Poo, and Felicity Kendall as Lucy Woo.[4]


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This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Find sources: "The Secret Show" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (June 2008) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) The Secret Show The secret show title.jpg Developed by Andrea Tran & Tony Collingwood Theme music composer Roger Jackson Country of origin United Kingdom United Kingdom No. of episodes 30 (list of episodes) Production Producer(s) Christopher O'Hare Running time 13 minutes Release Original network BBC Two, CBBC Channel, Nicktoons Network Original release 16 September 2006 - present External links Website The Secret Show is an animated show commissioned by BBC Children's in partnership with BBC Worldwide. First debuted in 2006, it currently airs on CBBC, The Den, ABC, BBC One, BBC Kids, MBC3 and TSR 2. It debuted on the American Nicktoons Network on January 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm ET.

Contents 1 Details 2 Characters 2.1 U.Z.Z. Agents 2.2 Other Regulars 2.3 Villains 2.3.1 T.H.E.M. 2.3.2 Impostors 2.3.3 Reptogators 2.3.4 The Floaty Heads 2.3.5 The Chef 2.4 Others 2.4.1 The Kid 2.4.2 The Secret Man 2.4.3 Professor Zoomottle 3 Vehicles and Equipment 3.1 Skybike 4 Recurring Themes 5 Production and Awards 6 References 7 External links Details The show stars two secret agents, Anita Knight and Victor Volt as they try to save the world from the latest threats to civilization. They work for the secret organization, U.Z.Z, run by their commanding agent, whose name is "changed daily" for reasons of security, always to an unusual or ridiculous phrase. U.Z.Z also comprises Professor Professor, whose inventions and scientific background frequently save the day; Unit Commander Agent Ray Rocket who often runs missions behind the scenes; and a large team of standard agents.

They frequently counter threats from their main enemy, T.H.E.M. - The Horrible Evil Menace. T.H.E.M is headed up by the evil antagonist in the series, Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents who wear billiard ball-style helmets. However, some episodes do feature a different set of enemies, such as the alien Floaty Heads or Changed Daily's nanny as a child, who has world domination plans of her own.

The show never starts as "The Secret Show", but rather as "The Fluffy Bunny Show", which features Sweet Little Granny in a rocking chair, with a banjo and six fluffy, pink bunnies. As she begins to sing the intro for her show, agents for U.Z.Z. appear, headed by Agent Ray, and commandeer the show, always using a different method of dispatch. The Secret Show then begins, much to Sweet Little Granny's dismay. The bunnies, however, frequently appear throughout the show in unexpected places. And in one episode grandpa appears instead of grandma. When the show gets inturupted he picks up the bunnies and runs from the agents who appears many times in that episode. The US version sometimes edits this opening out of the broadcast.

Characters U.Z.Z. Agents Anita Knight is one of the two main protagonists; with blonde hair that ends in a cute little curl, wearing a purple suit, and riding a green skybike, she is partnered with Victor Volt. Somewhat more intelligent than Victor, she often has to save the day when Victor lands them in a sticky situation. After rescuing Victor underwater Anita finds, much to surprise, that she is in fact a mermaid, after initially being told by her parents that she is allergic to sea water. Voice: Kate Harbour Victor Volt is the second of the two main protagonists; wearing a blue suit, and riding a purple skybike, he is partnered with Anita Knight. An American, he was recruited by U.Z.Z at a comic book convention, and is easily distracted and often acts childishly, sometimes getting the two agents into trouble or causing a crisis that requires further intervention by U.Z.Z. Victor's level of competence generally changes depending on the situation; in some cases he acts incompetently, whereas only scenes later he may manipulate the situation brilliantly. A running gag is that whenever Victor suffers massive damage, Professor Professor calls and asks him whether he is "still alive." He was initially unaware that his mother, Mildred Volt, was once a secret agent. Victor's father, Lionel Volt, was also an agent for U.Z.Z, but became stranded in another dimension known as Dimension 10, and was prevented from returning to Earth ever again, because Lionel explained that he became a "wobble man". In one episode it was revealed that in the Future Victor is the leader of U.Z.Z, and like Changed Daily, his name was changed Daily, but unlike Changed Daily's name Victor's are actually cool, receiving the name "Jet Strung", something Changed Daily was annoyed by. Voice: Alan Marriott Professor Professor is a brilliant scientist from Germany, and the only other member of U.Z.Z apart from Victor and Anita who sit in the main meeting room with Changed Daily. He has a bald head with some green hair in the back, and wear red glasses. He speaks with a German accent. Although something of a mad scientist, his inventions are often brilliant, although occasionally some may backfire (which is why he calls most of his inventions "totally untested und highly dangerous") and create a threat, such as a baldness cure that threatens to consume the earth with hair. He once was a student at "The School for the Chronically Gifted", and a classmate of the show's antagonist, Doctor Doctor. Changed Daily is under the impression he is French. His mother is named Frau Frau which is actually German for Mrs., she lives in a cabin in the mountains she seems to be a very good jumper as she is seen continuously jumping from rock to rock when Victor and Anita first meet her. Professor Professor also has a twin brother, Maestro Maestro. Voice: Rob Rackstraw Changed Daily – real name unknown – is the Commander of U.Z.Z., with a strong British accent, a moustache and a classy suit. He always has a new name at the beginning of every episode; he will mention that "For reasons of security, my name is changed daily. Today, you may call me..." before then using his special cell phone to get his latest codename (see List of The Secret Show episodes for a list). This always turns out to be ridiculous, much to the short-lived amusement of Victor, Anita and Professor Professor. Prior to becoming the commander, Changed Daily was once a top agent occupying the role that Victor now has; he was partnered with Lucy Woo, Anita's counterpart, and she is the only one who knows what Changed Daily's real name is. He always travels with his fireplace at his side. Whilst he excels as the leader of U.Z.Z, real field work is no longer his strong point, since he apparently has not done much of it in many years. Voice: Keith Wickham Special Agent Ray is the Unit Commander for U.Z.Z. and provides back-up for Victor and Anita in the field. He is good at keeping his cool under fire and very loyal to U.Z.Z. Ray has a British accent, Elvis-styled hair, an official blue suit, head phone communicator in his left ear, and wears sunglasses. Often running missions behind the scenes, he is seen at the beginning of the show when he and his agents clear out the set of the "The Fluffy Bunny Show", hosted by Sweet Little Granny, by saying "this time slot is needed urgently". He also has a nephew named Roy. Voice: Martin Hyder Agent Kowalski is the only other female U.Z.Z agent seen in The Secret Show, besides Anita. Little is known about her, except that she is the rank of a standard U.Z.Z agent, she is an American, and is new to U.Z.Z. Other Regulars The World Leader is, as the name implies, is the leader of the entire world, and is a target for many villains. Her speech appears to be nothing but gibberish, her husband is able to interpret her supposed babbling. However, the official site implies that the World Leader is speaking ancient Aztec language, though in a very discordant manner. The World Leader's Husband is small in height,and wears some sort of armour-type outfit. He has a quiet voice and seems to be the only person who can understand what the world leader says. Stacey Stern is the news reporter on The Secret Show, often seen reporting the mission currently being investigated by U.Z.Z. Her catch-phrase sign-off is 'You may be you, but I'm Stacy Stern!', lampooning a common TV news reporter style of self-introduction. Sweet Little Granny is the host of The Fluffy Bunny Show, played before The Secret Show "steals" its time slot for television. She is exactly 138 years old. She is married to Sweet Old Grandpa, who once hosted The Fluffy Bunny Show when Sweet Little Granny was having a hip replacement operation. Alphonse is an artist, though he is seen producing an U.Z.Z. training film, entering a musical piece in the world anthem competition and commenting on illegal monument racing as Stacey Stern's "architectural correspondent". He is also a secret admirer of Anita and regularly shuns Victor, much to his distress. Kent B. Trusted is a double agent, no U.Z.Z. agents know this but T.H.E.M. do indeed know about this. He earned the highest medal you can get as an U.Z.Z. agent when he tried to help Doctor Doctor get the Secret Thing and failed. The identity of what exactly the Secret Thing is, is yet to be found out. Villains T.H.E.M. T.H.E.M. – The Horrible Evil Menace – is headed up by the evil Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents, known as "Expendables" who wear billiard ball-style helmets.

Doctor Doctor is the main antagonist of The Secret Show and head of the evil organization, T.H.E.M - The Horrible Evil Menace. Intent on taking over the world, she is the cause of many of U.Z.Z.'s problems, but always fails. She is also known for her bad eyesight and bad teeth that seem to vibrate whenever she talks above a whisper. Impostors The Impostors are extremely dangerous villains that live 90 miles below the surface of the Earth and can "impost" humans using "Hologrammatic Replication". They like the cold and are allergic to penguins. Inside their suits they are small one eyed maggot-like creatures, and they can change size to look like giant Maggots. Their leader is known as Red Eye and has one eye and an eye-shaped symbol on its chest.

Reptogators The Reptogators live 60 miles below the surface of the Earth, and are naturally stupid, and make terrible pets due to their foul stench. They only become intelligent by sucking out the brainwaves of other creatures. They are able to run at 83 miles per hour.

The Floaty Heads The Floaty Heads are aliens from the planet Zabulon III, and are helium-based life forms, whose helium-filled heads float above their bodies. Their leader is 12-year-old Prince Spong, who is extremely afraid of his mother. The Floaty Heads have never forgiven Victor for lying to them about The Ball of Spong, and Prince Spong has never forgiven Changed Daily for eating it. The Floaty Heads call humans "Sticky Heads". Also Spong's little sister is Princess Ping. For some strange reason the sound of impending doom is heard when they come.

The Chef The Chef is a villain who tried to bake Anita in a pie, but failed. His right arm is a mechanical spatula.

Others The Kid The Kid A highly intelligent child who is the actual leader of U.Z.Z.

The Secret Man The Secret Man The top U.Z.Z. agent (next to the "Secret Woman").

Professor Zoomottle Professor Zoomottle is a one-time character appearing in Monument Racers. He is Professor Professor's old teacher from the School for the Chonically Gifted. His top students, twin geniuses Aaron and Darren, were causing havoc by racing monuments across the globe using Weird Little Motor Thingies, but after U.Z.Z. stopped the monument racing, they took off with a jelly-fier.

Vehicles and Equipment Skybike The Skybike is the standard-issue flying vehicle for U.Z.Z. Agents, similar in appearance to a jet ski, with a single jet or rocket motor at the back for propulsion, and two smaller retro-boosters on the front. Skybikes are capable of vertical take off and landing, as well as being able to hover and fly backwards and have retractable tripod-style undercarriage. Most U.Z.Z. skybikes are blue, but Anita Knight's is green, and Victor Volt's is purple. Skybikes are equipped with many gadgets and equipment suitable for a large number of situations, including a Bike Cannon laser, retractable glass dome for use in outer space or underwater, claw-grips and magnets for grabbing, and even an 'Anti-Meteorite Force Field Deflector' to provide protection against space debris.

Recurring Themes There are several themes that appear in every episode of the series. One such item is The Secret Thing, the subject of several episodes including the first, is a cylindrical orange tube whose purpose is never revealed to the viewer-though the most likely object it contains would be a top secret document of some sort rolled into a scroll, given its shape, although it rattles when shaken, eliminating that possibility. Another is a black spider that can be found in odd places. (It is later revealed the "spider" is actually a disguised vehicle for extremely small aliens who observe the UZZ organization and teams, who at one point actually save the planet.) In addition, the six fluffy bunnies from The Fluffy Bunny Show can also be found in every episode, often found peeking their heads out in unusual situations, such as on Anita's skybike or behind a chair in the briefing room. Also, a four-digit code can be spotted in each episode, such as on a wall or carved into a stone. This code can be entered into the official site to reveal secrets.

The show also has several catchphrases that are repeated every episode. One of these is by Professor Professor who contacts Victor at inopportune moments to ask, "Victor – are you still alive?", to which the usual response is an exasperated, "Yes! I'm still alive!". Changed Daily's "For reasons of security, my name is Changed Daily. Today you may call me..." is also a stalwart.

Production and Awards In 2007, The Secret Show won two Children's BAFTA Awards, one for the show itself (as Best Animated Show) and one for its web site (in the Best Interactive category).

The Secret Show has had several notable guest stars, including Tom Baker as Robert Baron, Stephen Fry as Lucky Leo, Penelope Keith as Nana Poo-Poo, and Felicity Kendall as Lucy Woo.[1]

References BBC & Nicktoons Onboard for Collingwood O’Hare’s The Secret Show, Animation World Network Headline News, 8 August 2006. Uncovering the Mysteries of The Secret Show, Joe Strike, Animation World Magazine, 22 October 2007. External links

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Melanie Chartoff
Jack Riley
Michael Bell
Tress MacNeille
David Doyle
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The Secret Show is an animated show commissioned by BBC Children's in partnership with BBC Worldwide. First debuted in 2006, it currently airs on CBBC, The Den, ABC, BBC One, BBC Kids, MBC3 and TSR 2. It debuted on the American Nicktoons Network on January 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm ET. − Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on Sunday August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on Tuesday June 8, 2004. − The show centers around four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1996.


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The show stars two secret agents, Anita Knight and Victor Volt as they try to save the world from the latest threats to civilization. They work for the secret organization, U.Z.Z, run by their commanding agent, whose name is "changed daily" for reasons of security, always to an unusual or ridiculous phrase. U.Z.Z also comprises Professor Professor, whose inventions and scientific background frequently save the day; Unit Commander Agent Ray Rocket who often runs missions behind the scenes; and a large team of standard agents. − The show originally revolved around a group of toddlers, Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California[1]), Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twins Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[2]


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They frequently counter threats from their main enemy, T.H.E.M. - The Horrible Evil Menace. T.H.E.M is headed up by the evil antagonist in the series, Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents who wear billiard ball-style helmets. However, some episodes do feature a different set of enemies, such as the alien Floaty Heads or Changed Daily's nanny as a child, who has world domination plans of her own. − In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[2]


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The show never starts as "The Secret Show", but rather as "The Fluffy Bunny Show", which features Sweet Little Granny in a rocking chair, with a banjo and six fluffy, pink bunnies. As she begins to sing the intro for her show, agents for U.Z.Z. appear, headed by Agent Ray, and commandeer the show, always using a different method of dispatch. The Secret Show then begins, much to Sweet Little Granny's dismay. The bunnies, however, frequently appear throughout the show in unexpected places. And in one episode grandpa appears instead of grandma. When the show gets inturupted he picks up the bunnies and runs from the agents who appears many times in that episode. The US version sometimes edits this opening out of the broadcast. −

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters

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The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.Babies shaped like a heart because of Angelica sitting in the center.

− The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.


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− Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


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  • Anita Knight is one of the two main protagonists; with blonde hair that ends in a cute little curl, wearing a purple suit, and riding a green skybike, she is partnered with Victor Volt. Somewhat more intelligent than Victor, she often has to save the day when Victor lands them in a sticky situation.In the episode "The Abyss" After rescuing Victor from a giant squid Anita finds, much to surprise, that she is in fact a mermaid, after initially being told by her parents that she is allergic to sea water then at the end of 'The Abyss' 'Professor Professor' splashes her with water, again turning her into a mermaid. Voice: Kate Harbour

− The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


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  • Victor Volt is the second of the two main protagonists; wearing a blue suit, and riding a purple skybike, he is partnered with Anita Knight. An American, he was recruited by U.Z.Z at a comic book convention, and is easily distracted and often acts childishly, sometimes getting the two agents into trouble or causing a crisis that requires further intervention by U.Z.Z. Victor's level of competence generally changes depending on the situation; in some cases he acts incompetently, whereas only scenes later he may manipulate the situation brilliantly. A running gag is that whenever Victor suffers massive damage, Professor Professor calls and asks him whether he is "still alive." He was initially unaware that his mother, Mildred Volt, was once a secret agent. Victor's father, Lionel Volt, was also an agent for U.Z.Z, but became stranded in another dimension known as Dimension 10, and was prevented from returning to Earth ever again, because Lionel explained that he became a "wobble man". In one episode it was revealed that in the Future Victor is the leader of U.Z.Z, and like Changed Daily, his name was changed Daily, but unlike Changed Daily's name Victor's are actually cool, receiving the name "Jet Strong", something Changed Daily was annoyed by. Voice: Alan Marriott

− On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, "Rugrats: All Growed Up" was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


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  • Professor Professor is a brilliant scientist from Germany, and the only other member of U.Z.Z apart from Victor and Anita who sit in the main meeting room with Changed Daily. He has a bald head with some green hair in the back, and wear red glasses. He speaks with a German accent. Although something of a mad scientist, his inventions are often brilliant, although occasionally some may backfire (which is why he calls most of his inventions "totally untested und highly dangerous") and create a threat, such as a baldness cure that threatens to consume the earth with hair. He once was a student at "The School for the Chronically Gifted", and a classmate of the show's antagonist, Doctor Doctor. Changed Daily is under the impression he is French. His mother is named Frau Frau which is actually German for Mrs., she lives in a cabin in the mountains she seems to be a very good jumper as she is seen continuously jumping from rock to rock when Victor and Anita first meet her. Professor Professor also has a twin brother, Maestro Maestro. Voice: Rob Rackstraw

− The show ended in 2004 then afterwards, two fairy tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, "Rugrats: Tales from the Crib" were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.


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  • Changed Daily – real name ... – is the Commander of U.Z.Z., with a strong British accent, a moustache and a classy suit. He always has a new name at the beginning of every episode; he will mention that "For reasons of security, my name is changed daily. Today, you may call me..." before then using his special cell phone to get his latest codename (see The Secret Show#Episodes for a list). This always turns out to be ridiculous, much to the short-lived amusement of Victor, Anita and Professor Professor. Prior to becoming the commander, Changed Daily was once a top agent occupying the role that Victor now has; he was partnered with Lucy Woo, Anita's counterpart, and she is the only one who knows what Changed Daily's real name is. He always travels with his fireplace at his side. Whilst he excels as the leader of U.Z.Z, real field work is no longer his strong point, since he apparently has not done much of it in many years, but in one episode he and Professor Professor are demoted when ackindantaly falling into a training sestion. A. Voice: Keith Wickham

Theatrical films[]

− In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.


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  • Special Agent Ray is the Unit Commander for U.Z.Z. and provides back-up for Victor and Anita in the field. He is good at keeping his cool under fire and very loyal to U.Z.Z. Ray has a British accent, Elvis-styled hair, an official blue suit, head phone communicator in his left ear, and wears sunglasses. Often running missions behind the scenes, he is seen at the beginning of the show when he and his agents clear out the set of the "The Fluffy Bunny Show", hosted by Sweet Little Granny, by saying "this time slot is needed urgently". He also has a nephew named Roy. Voice: Martin Hyder

Reception[]

− In a 1995 interview Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[3] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[4]


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  • Agent Kowalski is the only other female U.Z.Z agent seen in The Secret Show, besides Anita. Little is known about her, except that she is the rank of a standard U.Z.Z agent, she is an American, and is new to U.Z.Z.

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


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Main article: All Grown Up!

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


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  • The World Leader is, as the name implies, is the leader of the entire world, and is a target for many villains. Her speech appears to be nothing but gibberish, her husband is able to interpret her supposed babbling. However, the official site implies that the World Leader is speaking ancient Aztec language, though in a very discordant manner.

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Season 1 (1991-92) June 2, 2009 3 13

Season 2 (1992-93) June 2, 2009 3 13


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  • The World Leader's Husband is small in height,and wears some sort of armour-type outfit. He has a quiet voice and seems to be the only person who can understand what the world leader says.

− Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[5]


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  • Stacey Stern is the news reporter on The Secret Show, often seen reporting the mission currently being investigated by U.Z.Z. Her catch-phrase sign-off is 'You may be you, but I'm Stacy Stern!', lampooning a common TV news reporter style of self-introduction.

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  • Alphonse is an artist, though he is seen producing an U.Z.Z. training film, entering a musical piece in the world anthem competition and commenting on illegal monument racing as Stacey Stern's "architectural correspondent". He is also a secret admirer of Anita and regularly shuns Victor, much to his distress.

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    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking and Smile) (1993-2004)

    • Nickelodeon (1994-2009)

    • Nicktoons (2002-2008, September 2009-present)

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  • Kent B. Trusted is a double agent, no U.Z.Z. agents know this but T.H.E.M. do indeed know about this. He earned the highest medal you can get as an U.Z.Z. agent when he tried to help Doctor Doctor get the Secret Thing and failed. The identity of what exactly the Secret Thing is, is yet to be found out.

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    • The Big Channel

    • Magic Kids

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The Impostors are extremely dangerous villains that live 90 miles below the surface of the Earth and can "impost" humans using "Hologrammatic Replication". They like the cold and are allergic to penguins. Inside their suits they are small one eyed maggot-like creatures, and they can change size to look like giant Maggots. Their leader is known as Red Eye and has one eye and an eye-shaped symbol on its chest. When not imposting humans, they speak in gibberish, though they can be heard to make out the phrase "ding ba-doo." −

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The Reptogators live 60 miles below the surface of the Earth, and are naturally stupid, and make terrible pets due to their foul stench. They only become intelligent by sucking out the brainwaves of other creatures. They are able to run at 83 miles per hour. Victor and Anita's belts ring every time they're in the vicinity. −

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The Floaty Heads are aliens from the planet Zabulon III, and are helium-based life forms, whose helium-filled heads float above their bodies. Their leader is 12-year-old Prince Spong, who is extremely afraid of his mother. The Floaty Heads have never forgiven Victor for lying to them about The Ball of Spong, and Prince Spong has never forgiven Changed Daily for eating it. The Floaty Heads call humans "Sticky Heads". Also Spong's little sister is Princess Ping who might have a small crush on Victor. For some strange reason the sound of impending doom is heard when they come. −

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The Chef is a villain who tried to bake Anita in a pie, but failed. His right arm is a mechanical spatula. −

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The Kid[]

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The Kid A highly intelligent child who is the actual leader of U.Z.Z.

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The Secret Man The top U.Z.Z. agent (next to the "Secret Woman"). −

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Professor Zoomottle is a one-time character appearing in Monument Racers. He is Professor Professor's old teacher from the School for the Chonically Gifted. His top students, twin geniuses Aaron and Darren, were causing havoc by racing monuments across the globe using Weird Little Motor Thingies, but after U.Z.Z. stopped the monument racing, they took off with a jelly-fier. −

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1993

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1995

Annie Award

Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation

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1996

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1997

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1998

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1999

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Genesis Award

Television - Children's Programming

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

World Animation Celebration

Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series

Won

2000

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2001

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2002

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2003

Artios Award

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Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

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2004

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The Skybike is the standard-issue flying vehicle for U.Z.Z. Agents, similar in appearance to a jet ski, with a single jet or rocket motor at the back for propulsion, and two smaller retro-boosters on the front. Skybikes are capable of vertical take off and landing, as well as being able to hover and fly backwards and have retractable tripod-style undercarriage. Most U.Z.Z. skybikes are blue, but Anita Knight's is green, and Victor Volt's is purple. Skybikes are equipped with many gadgets and equipment suitable for a large number of situations, including a Bike Cannon laser, retractable glass dome for use in outer space or underwater, claw-grips and magnets for grabbing, and even an 'Anti-Meteorite Force Field Deflector' to provide protection against space debris. −

Video games[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)

  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

  • Nicktoons: The Videogame (possibly)


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The show also has several catchphrases that are repeated every episode. One of these is by Professor Professor who contacts Victor at inopportune moments to ask, "Victor – are you still alive?", to which the usual response is an exasperated, "Yes! I'm still alive!". Changed Daily's "For reasons of security, my name is Changed Daily. Today you may call me..." is also a stalwart. − Template:Portalpar

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  • The Secret Thing: Impostors attempt to steal the Secret Thing and get Anita fired. UZZ must protect the Secret Thing at all costs. But what is this the Secret Thing? Will Victor ever find out? And will he be able to tell the difference between Anita and the Impostor?
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    • Fun with Pause: Passageway features palm check (Victor is enclosed in an elevator tube), bellybutton check (Victor is given positive), nostril check (Anita is given positive), foot check (Victor is positive again) and Mummy check. It ends at a location with a green armchair, where Anita gives a pass with the UZZ logo on it.
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  • Who Stole Switzerland?: In order to have "fallingdown" parties, Martains steal Earth's gravity. Mars becomes so gravitational that Switzerland, Russia and Earth's other countries are being sucked towards Mars in a collision course! Can Victor and Anita get Earth's gravity back?
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  • Commando Babies: Nanny's Commando Babies are kidnapping important people such as the Pope, President of the United States and planned World Leader across the world and using a Babyizer ray to turn them into babies for world domination, to avoid bombing. Unfortunantely, Professor Professor invented a Mega Burpulator to outwit the Huggy-Huggy Bear, Pillow Cannons and pacifier launchers!
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The Secret Show has had several notable guest stars, including Tom Baker as Robert Baron, Stephen Fry as Lucky Leo, Penelope Keith as Nana Poo-Poo, and Felicity Kendall as Lucy Woo.[5]


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This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Find sources: "The Secret Show" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (June 2008) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) The Secret Show The secret show title.jpg Developed by Andrea Tran & Tony Collingwood Theme music composer Roger Jackson Country of origin United Kingdom United Kingdom No. of episodes 30 (list of episodes) Production Producer(s) Christopher O'Hare Running time 13 minutes Release Original network BBC Two, CBBC Channel, Nicktoons Network Original release 16 September 2006 - 2008 External links Website The Secret Show is an animated show commissioned by BBC Children's in partnership with BBC Worldwide. First debuted in 2006, it currently airs on CBBC, The Den, ABC, BBC One, BBC Kids, MBC3 and TSR 2. It debuted on the American Nicktoons Network on January 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm ET.

Contents 1 Details 2 Characters 2.1 U.Z.Z. Agents 2.2 Other Regulars 2.3 Villains 2.3.1 T.H.E.M. 2.3.2 Impostors 2.3.3 Reptogators 2.3.4 The Floaty Heads 2.3.5 The Chef 2.4 Others 2.4.1 The Kid 2.4.2 The Secret Man 2.4.3 Professor Zoomottle 3 Vehicles and Equipment 3.1 Skybike 4 Recurring Themes 5 Episodes 5.1 Season 1 6 Production and Awards 7 References 8 External links Details The show stars two secret agents, Anita Knight and Victor Volt as they try to save the world from the latest threats to civilization. They work for the secret organization, U.Z.Z, run by their commanding agent, whose name is "changed daily" for reasons of security, always to an unusual or ridiculous phrase. U.Z.Z also comprises Professor Professor, whose inventions and scientific background frequently save the day; Unit Commander Agent Ray Rocket who often runs missions behind the scenes; and a large team of standard agents.

They frequently counter threats from their main enemy, T.H.E.M. - The Horrible Evil Menace. T.H.E.M is headed up by the evil antagonist in the series, Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents who wear billiard ball-style helmets. However, some episodes do feature a different set of enemies, such as the alien Floaty Heads or Changed Daily's nanny as a child, who has world domination plans of her own.

The show never starts as "The Secret Show", but rather as "The Fluffy Bunny Show", which features Sweet Little Granny in a rocking chair, with a banjo and six fluffy, pink bunnies. As she begins to sing the intro for her show, agents for U.Z.Z. appear, headed by Agent Ray, and commandeer the show, always using a different method of dispatch. The Secret Show then begins, much to Sweet Little Granny's dismay. The bunnies, however, frequently appear throughout the show in unexpected places. And in one episode grandpa appears instead of grandma. When the show gets inturupted he picks up the bunnies and runs from the agents who appears many times in that episode. The US version sometimes edits this opening out of the broadcast.

Characters U.Z.Z. Agents Anita Knight is one of the two main protagonists; with blonde hair that ends in a cute little curl, wearing a purple suit, and riding a green skybike, she is partnered with Victor Volt. Somewhat more intelligent than Victor, she often has to save the day when Victor lands them in a sticky situation.In the episode "The Abyss" After rescuing Victor from a giant squid Anita finds, much to surprise, that she is in fact a mermaid, after initially being told by her parents that she is allergic to sea water then at the end of 'The Abyss' 'Professor Professor' splashes her with water, again turning her into a mermaid. Voice: Kate Harbour Victor Volt is the second of the two main protagonists; wearing a blue suit, and riding a purple skybike, he is partnered with Anita Knight. An American, he was recruited by U.Z.Z at a comic book convention, and is easily distracted and often acts childishly, sometimes getting the two agents into trouble or causing a crisis that requires further intervention by U.Z.Z. Victor's level of competence generally changes depending on the situation; in some cases he acts incompetently, whereas only scenes later he may manipulate the situation brilliantly. A running gag is that whenever Victor suffers massive damage, Professor Professor calls and asks him whether he is "still alive." He was initially unaware that his mother, Mildred Volt, was once a secret agent. Victor's father, Lionel Volt, was also an agent for U.Z.Z, but became stranded in another dimension known as Dimension 10, and was prevented from returning to Earth ever again, because Lionel explained that he became a "wobble man". In one episode it was revealed that in the Future Victor is the leader of U.Z.Z, and like Changed Daily, his name was changed Daily, but unlike Changed Daily's name Victor's are actually cool, receiving the name "Jet Strong", something Changed Daily was annoyed by. Voice: Alan Marriott Professor Professor is a brilliant scientist from Germany, and the only other member of U.Z.Z apart from Victor and Anita who sit in the main meeting room with Changed Daily. He has a bald head with some green hair in the back, and wear red glasses. He speaks with a German accent. Although something of a mad scientist, his inventions are often brilliant, although occasionally some may backfire (which is why he calls most of his inventions "totally untested und highly dangerous") and create a threat, such as a baldness cure that threatens to consume the earth with hair. He once was a student at "The School for the Chronically Gifted", and a classmate of the show's antagonist, Doctor Doctor. Changed Daily is under the impression he is French. His mother is named Frau Frau which is actually German for Mrs., she lives in a cabin in the mountains she seems to be a very good jumper as she is seen continuously jumping from rock to rock when Victor and Anita first meet her. Professor Professor also has a twin brother, Maestro Maestro. Voice: Rob Rackstraw Changed Daily – real name ... – is the Commander of U.Z.Z., with a strong British accent, a moustache and a classy suit. He always has a new name at the beginning of every episode; he will mention that "For reasons of security, my name is changed daily. Today, you may call me..." before then using his special cell phone to get his latest codename (see The Secret Show#Episodes for a list). This always turns out to be ridiculous, much to the short-lived amusement of Victor, Anita and Professor Professor. Prior to becoming the commander, Changed Daily was once a top agent occupying the role that Victor now has; he was partnered with Lucy Woo, Anita's counterpart, and she is the only one who knows what Changed Daily's real name is. He always travels with his fireplace at his side. Whilst he excels as the leader of U.Z.Z, real field work is no longer his strong point, since he apparently has not done much of it in many years, but in one episode he and Professor Professor are demoted when ackindantaly falling into a training sestion. A. Voice: Keith Wickham Special Agent Ray is the Unit Commander for U.Z.Z. and provides back-up for Victor and Anita in the field. He is good at keeping his cool under fire and very loyal to U.Z.Z. Ray has a British accent, Elvis-styled hair, an official blue suit, head phone communicator in his left ear, and wears sunglasses. Often running missions behind the scenes, he is seen at the beginning of the show when he and his agents clear out the set of the "The Fluffy Bunny Show", hosted by Sweet Little Granny, by saying "this time slot is needed urgently". He also has a nephew named Roy. Voice: Martin Hyder Agent Kowalski is the only other female U.Z.Z agent seen in The Secret Show, besides Anita. Little is known about her, except that she is the rank of a standard U.Z.Z agent, she is an American, and is new to U.Z.Z. Other Regulars The World Leader is, as the name implies, is the leader of the entire world, and is a target for many villains. Her speech appears to be nothing but gibberish, her husband is able to interpret her supposed babbling. However, the official site implies that the World Leader is speaking ancient Aztec language, though in a very discordant manner. The World Leader's Husband is small in height,and wears some sort of armour-type outfit. He has a quiet voice and seems to be the only person who can understand what the world leader says. Stacey Stern is the news reporter on The Secret Show, often seen reporting the mission currently being investigated by U.Z.Z. Her catch-phrase sign-off is 'You may be you, but I'm Stacy Stern!', lampooning a common TV news reporter style of self-introduction. Sweet Little Granny is the host of The Fluffy Bunny Show, played before The Secret Show "steals" its time slot for television. She is exactly 138 years old. She is married to Sweet Old Grandpa, who once hosted The Fluffy Bunny Show when Sweet Little Granny was having a hip replacement operation. Alphonse is an artist, though he is seen producing an U.Z.Z. training film, entering a musical piece in the world anthem competition and commenting on illegal monument racing as Stacey Stern's "architectural correspondent". He is also a secret admirer of Anita and regularly shuns Victor, much to his distress. Kent B. Trusted is a double agent, no U.Z.Z. agents know this but T.H.E.M. do indeed know about this. He earned the highest medal you can get as an U.Z.Z. agent when he tried to help Doctor Doctor get the Secret Thing and failed. The identity of what exactly the Secret Thing is, is yet to be found out. Villains T.H.E.M. T.H.E.M. – The Horrible Evil Menace – is headed up by the evil Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents, known as "Expendables" who wear billiard ball-style helmets.

Doctor Doctor is the main antagonist of The Secret Show and head of the evil organization, T.H.E.M - The Horrible Evil Menace. Intent on taking over the world, she is the cause of many of U.Z.Z.'s problems, but always fails. She is also known for her bad eyesight and bad teeth that seem to vibrate whenever she talks above a whisper. Impostors The Impostors are extremely dangerous villains that live 90 miles below the surface of the Earth and can "impost" humans using "Hologrammatic Replication". They like the cold and are allergic to penguins. Inside their suits they are small one eyed maggot-like creatures, and they can change size to look like giant Maggots. Their leader is known as Red Eye and has one eye and an eye-shaped symbol on its chest. When not imposting humans, they speak in gibberish, though they can be heard to make out the phrase "ding ba-doo."

Reptogators The Reptogators live 60 miles below the surface of the Earth, and are naturally stupid, and make terrible pets due to their foul stench. They only become intelligent by sucking out the brainwaves of other creatures. They are able to run at 83 miles per hour. Victor and Anita's belts ring every time they're in the vicinity.

The Floaty Heads The Floaty Heads are aliens from the planet Zabulon III, and are helium-based life forms, whose helium-filled heads float above their bodies. Their leader is 12-year-old Prince Spong, who is extremely afraid of his mother. The Floaty Heads have never forgiven Victor for lying to them about The Ball of Spong, and Prince Spong has never forgiven Changed Daily for eating it. The Floaty Heads call humans "Sticky Heads". Also Spong's little sister is Princess Ping who might have a small crush on Victor. For some strange reason the sound of impending doom is heard when they come.

The Chef The Chef is a villain who tried to bake Anita in a pie, but failed. His right arm is a mechanical spatula.

Others The Kid The Kid A highly intelligent child who is the actual leader of U.Z.Z.

The Secret Man The Secret Man The top U.Z.Z. agent (next to the "Secret Woman").

Professor Zoomottle Professor Zoomottle is a one-time character appearing in Monument Racers. He is Professor Professor's old teacher from the School for the Chonically Gifted. His top students, twin geniuses Aaron and Darren, were causing havoc by racing monuments across the globe using Weird Little Motor Thingies, but after U.Z.Z. stopped the monument racing, they took off with a jelly-fier.

Vehicles and Equipment Skybike The Skybike is the standard-issue flying vehicle for U.Z.Z. Agents, similar in appearance to a jet ski, with a single jet or rocket motor at the back for propulsion, and two smaller retro-boosters on the front. Skybikes are capable of vertical take off and landing, as well as being able to hover and fly backwards and have retractable tripod-style undercarriage. Most U.Z.Z. skybikes are blue, but Anita Knight's is green, and Victor Volt's is purple. Skybikes are equipped with many gadgets and equipment suitable for a large number of situations, including a Bike Cannon laser, retractable glass dome for use in outer space or underwater, claw-grips and magnets for grabbing, and even an 'Anti-Meteorite Force Field Deflector' to provide protection against space debris.

Recurring Themes The show also has several catchphrases that are repeated every episode. One of these is by Professor Professor who contacts Victor at inopportune moments to ask, "Victor – are you still alive?", to which the usual response is an exasperated, "Yes! I'm still alive!". Changed Daily's "For reasons of security, my name is Changed Daily. Today you may call me..." is also a stalwart.

Episodes Season 1 The Secret Thing: Impostors attempt to steal the Secret Thing and get Anita fired. UZZ must protect the Secret Thing at all costs. But what is this the Secret Thing? Will Victor ever find out? And will he be able to tell the difference between Anita and the Impostor? Fun with Pause: Passageway features palm check (Victor is enclosed in an elevator tube), bellybutton check (Victor is given positive), nostril check (Anita is given positive), foot check (Victor is positive again) and Mummy check. It ends at a location with a green armchair, where Anita gives a pass with the UZZ logo on it. Who Stole Switzerland?: In order to have "fallingdown" parties, Martains steal Earth's gravity. Mars becomes so gravitational that Switzerland, Russia and Earth's other countries are being sucked towards Mars in a collision course! Can Victor and Anita get Earth's gravity back? Bogie Ball: After stealing UZZ intellingence that the World Leader eats her bogies, Doctor Doctor invents an Oscillator that makes bogies explosive. Wedgie Attack!: Victor and Anita are on a run for an wedgie on the World Leader's husband. Wearing fake faces, UZZ base moves to Victor's mom's house temporarily. Could it be an Impostor attack? And is Changed Daily safe? Commando Babies: Nanny's Commando Babies are kidnapping important people such as the Pope, President of the United States and planned World Leader across the world and using a Babyizer ray to turn them into babies for world domination, to avoid bombing. Unfortunantely, Professor Professor invented a Mega Burpulator to outwit the Huggy-Huggy Bear, Pillow Cannons and pacifier launchers! Fun With Pause: Pictures include a church, a stoned cross and World Leader. Bad Hair Day: Doctor Doctor makes UZZ believe there is a wig craze so she can download UZZ's secrets. And That's For Helinski!: Helinski-Man is trying to kill Victor and Anita. He drops them off a plane, fires them out of a cannon and feeds him to a giant sea monster, each time shouting "And That's For Helinski!". What's his problem? UZZ have never been to Helinski! Or have they? And was THEM there as well? The Ball of Spong: Aliens demand either the Ball of Spong, or else seive the Earth. The ball and Changed Daily are whisked into a survival pod, making Changed Daily believe that he is the last known example of terrestrial life. Bad Hair Day: Doctor Doctor gives UZZ wigs that download information. But when Changed Daily's wig goes missing, Victor Production and Awards In 2007, The Secret Show won two Children's BAFTA Awards, one for the show itself (as Best Animated Show) and one for its web site (in the Best Interactive category).

The Secret Show has had several notable guest stars, including Tom Baker as Robert Baron, Stephen Fry as Lucky Leo, Penelope Keith as Nana Poo-Poo, and Felicity Kendall as Lucy Woo.[1]

References BBC & Nicktoons Onboard for Collingwood O’Hare’s The Secret Show, Animation World Network Headline News, 8 August 2006. Uncovering the Mysteries of The Secret Show, Joe Strike, Animation World Magazine, 22 October 2007. External links

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The Secret Show is an animated show commissioned by BBC Children's in partnership with BBC Worldwide. First debuted in 2006, it currently airs on CBBC, The Den, ABC, BBC One, BBC Kids, MBC3 and TSR 2. It debuted on the American Nicktoons Network on January 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm ET. − Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on Sunday August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on Tuesday June 8, 2004. − The show focuses on four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1995.


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The show stars two secret agents, Anita Knight and Victor Volt as they try to save the world from the latest threats to civilization. They work for the secret organization, U.Z.Z, run by their commanding agent, whose name is "changed daily" for reasons of security, always to an unusual or ridiculous phrase. U.Z.Z also comprises Professor Professor, whose inventions and scientific background frequently save the day; Unit Commander Agent Ray Rocket who often runs missions behind the scenes; and a large team of standard agents. − The show originally revolved around a group of children, including infant Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California[1]), toddler Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twin-infants Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[2]


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They frequently counter threats from their main enemy, T.H.E.M. - The Horrible Evil Menace. T.H.E.M is headed up by the evil antagonist in the series, Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents who wear billiard ball-style helmets. However, some episodes do feature a different set of enemies, such as the alien Floaty Heads or Changed Daily's nanny as a child, who has world domination plans of her own. − In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[2]

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The show never starts as "The Secret Show", but rather as "The Fluffy Bunny Show", which features Sweet Little Granny in a rocking chair, with a banjo and six fluffy, pink bunnies. As she begins to sing the intro for her show, agents for U.Z.Z. appear, headed by Agent Ray, and commandeer the show, always using a different method of dispatch. The Secret Show then begins, much to Sweet Little Granny's dismay. The bunnies, however, frequently appear throughout the show in unexpected places. And in one episode grandpa appears instead of grandma. When the show gets inturupted he picks up the bunnies and runs from the agents who appears many times in that episode. The US version sometimes edits this opening out of the broadcast.


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Main article: List of Rugrats characters

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The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

− The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.


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  • Anita Knight is one of the two main protagonists; with blonde hair that ends in a cute little curl, wearing a purple suit, and riding a green skybike, she is partnered with Victor Volt. Somewhat more intelligent than Victor, she often has to save the day when Victor lands them in a sticky situation. Voice: Kate Harbour

Production[]

Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


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  • Victor Volt is the second of the two main protagonists; wearing a blue suit, and riding a purple skybike, he is partnered with Anita Knight. An American, he was recruited by U.Z.Z at a comic book convention, and is easily distracted and often acts childishly, sometimes getting the two agents into trouble or causing a crisis that requires further intervention by U.Z.Z. Victor's level of competence generally changes depending on the situation; in some cases he acts incompetently, whereas only scenes later he may manipulate the situation brilliantly. Victor is also a vegetarian. Voice: Alan Marriott

− The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


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  • Professor Professor is a brilliant scientist from Germany, and the only other member of U.Z.Z apart from Victor and Anita who sit in the main meeting room with Changed Daily. He has a bald head with some green hair in the back, and wear red glasses. He speaks with a German accent. Although something of a mad scientist, his inventions are often brilliant, although occasionally some may backfire (which is why he calls most of his inventions "totally untested und highly dangerous") and create a threat, such as a baldness cure that threatens to consume the earth with hair. He once was a student at "The School for the Chronically Gifted", and a classmate of the show's antagonist, Doctor Doctor. Changed Daily is under the impression he is French. Voice: Rob Rackstraw

− On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, Rugrats: All Growed Up was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


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  • Changed Daily – real name ... or Daddy Boo-Boo in the episode Azral Coralz – is the Commander of U.Z.Z., with a strong British accent, a mustache and a classy suit. He always has a new name at the beginning of every episode; he will mention that "For reasons of security, my name is changed daily. Today, you may call me..." before then using his special cell phone to get his latest codename (see The Secret Show#Episodes for a list). This always turns out to be ridiculous, much to the amusement of Victor, Anita and Professor Professor. Prior to becoming the commander, Changed Daily was once a top agent occupying the role that Victor now has; he was partnered with Lucy Woo, Anita's counterpart, and she is the only one who knows what Changed Daily's real name is. He always travels with his fireplace at his side. Whilst he excels as the leader of U.Z.Z, real field work is no longer his strong point, since he apparently has not done much of it in many years, but in one episode he and Professor Professor are demoted when accidentally falling into a training section. Voice: Keith Wickham

− The show ended in 2004. Two fairy-tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, Rugrats: Tales from the Crib were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006. On August 11, 2011 the Rugrats will be celebrating its 20 year anniversary to celebrate its 20th birthday.


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  • Special Agent Ray is the Unit Commander for U.Z.Z. and provides back-up for Victor and Anita in the field. He is good at keeping his cool under fire and very loyal to U.Z.Z. Ray has a British accent, Elvis-styled hair, an official blue suit, head phone communicator in his left ear, and wears sunglasses. Often running missions behind the scenes, he is seen at the beginning of the show when he and his agents clear out the set of the "The Fluffy Bunny Show", hosted by Sweet Little Granny, by saying "this time slot is needed urgently". He also and a vegetarian (although he eats fish) and has a nephew named Roy. Voice: Martin Hyder

Theatrical films[]

− In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.


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Reception[]

− In a 1995 interview, Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[3] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[4]


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Episodes[]

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  • The World Leader is, as the name implies, is the leader of the entire world, and is a target for many villains. Her speech appears to be nothing but gibberish, her husband is able to interpret her supposed babbling. However, the official site implies that the World Leader is speaking ancient Aztec language, though in a very discordant manner.

Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


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  • The World Leader's Husband is small in height,and wears some sort of armour-type outfit. He has a quiet voice and seems to be the only person who can understand what the world leader says.

DVD release[]

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Nick DVD name Release date Discs Episodes

Season 1 (1991–92) June 2, 2009 3 13

Season 2 (1992–93) June 2, 2009 3 13


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  • Stacey Stern is the news reporter on The Secret Show, often seen reporting the mission currently being investigated by U.Z.Z. Her catch-phrase sign-off is 'You may be you, but I'm Stacy Stern!', lampooning a common TV news reporter style of self-introduction.

− Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[5]


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  • Sweet Little Granny is the host of The Fluffy Bunny Show, played before The Secret Show "steals" its time slot for television. She is exactly 138 years old. She is married to Sweet Old Grandpa, who once hosted The Fluffy Bunny Show when Sweet Little Granny was having a hip replacement operation.

Broadcast history[]

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    • Nicktoons Network (2002–present)


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  • Alphonse is an artist, though he is seen producing an U.Z.Z. training film, entering a musical piece in the world anthem competition and commenting on illegal monument racing as Stacey Stern's "architectural correspondent". He is also a secret admirer of Anita and regularly shuns Victor, much to his distress.

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    • YTV


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  • Kent B. Trusted is a double agent, no U.Z.Z. agents know this but T.H.E.M. do indeed know about this. He earned the highest medal you can get as an U.Z.Z. agent when he tried to help Doctor Doctor get the Secret Thing and failed. The identity of what exactly the Secret Thing is, is yet to be found out.

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    • Nicktoons (2002–2008, September 2009–present)

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    • Nicktoonsters (August 2008-July 2009)


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    • The Big Channel

    • Magic Kids

    • Nickelodeon

    • Canal 9

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    • ABC Television

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The Impostors are extremely dangerous villains that live 90 miles below the surface of the Earth and can "impost" humans using "Hologrammatic Replication". They like the cold and are allergic to penguins. Inside their suits they are small one eyed maggot-like creatures, and they can change size to look like giant Maggots. Their leader is known as Red Eye and has one eye and an eye-shaped symbol on its chest. When not imposting humans, they speak in gibberish, though they can be heard to make out the phrase "ding ba-doo." −

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    • TV2 (2003–present)


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The Reptogators live 60 miles below the surface of the Earth, and are naturally stupid, and make terrible pets due to their foul stench. They only become intelligent by sucking out the brainwaves of other creatures. They are able to run at 83 miles per hour. Victor and Anita's belts ring every time they're in the vicinity. −

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The Floaty Heads are aliens from the planet Zabulon III, and are helium-based life forms, whose helium-filled heads float above their bodies. Their leader is 12-year-old Prince Spong, who is extremely afraid of his mother. The Floaty Heads have never forgiven Victor for lying to them about The Ball of Spong, and Prince Spong has never forgiven Changed Daily for eating it. The Floaty Heads call humans "Sticky Heads". Also Spong's little sister is Princess Ping who might have a small crush on Victor. For some strange reason the sound of impending doom is heard when they come. They hold 'popping out ceremonies' for Floaties who are going to have their head float out of their bodies. The only known cerimoney is Ping's who was scared. At the ceremonies everyone shouts the persons name and rise to help them pop. Ping thought it was very hard. At the ceremonies they swap heads. At Ping's ceremony Victor or 'Pong' told her to breath and push. −

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Poping out ceremonies are ceremonies Floaty Heads have for young floaties when they pop out. Before they become floaties like Spong they have an eyeball sticking out. There the floaty who is about to pop out their name is called such four about 5 times then rise intil they pop. One of the only known ceremonies were Princess Ping's and she found it quite diffucult and scary since she had a hard time popping out and was scared even saying I am a brave Princess in her room before her ceremony. After the floaty pops out the rest applay and Spong and Ping's mother tells the floaty who they want to swap heads with ( with may be permanat or a greeting). At Ping's ceremony she chose Pong ( who was only Victor in a disgue) intil the ballon popped which Victor and Antia used as heads. Then Ping couldn't believe she almost swapped with a sticky head. She cried in her bedroom and Victor aplogized and then let Victor and Anita go lying to Spong she didn't see a sticky head. −

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    • MetroVision (1996–1998)

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Professor Zoomottle is a one-time character appearing in Monument Racers. He is Professor Professor's old teacher from the School for the Chonically Gifted. His top students, twin geniuses Aaron and Darren, were causing havoc by racing monuments across the globe using Weird Little Motor Thingies, but after U.Z.Z. stopped the monument racing, they took off with a jelly-fier. −

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The Rugrats' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Award Category

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1992

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Program

Won

1993

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1994

CableAce

Animated Programming Special or Series

Nominated

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1995

Annie Award

Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation

Nominated

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Nominated

1996

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1997

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1998

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1999

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Genesis Award

Television - Children's Programming

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Won

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Nominated

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Nominated

World Animation Celebration

Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series

Won

2000

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Won

2001

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Television Critics Association Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming

Nominated

2002

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

2003

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

2004

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Nominated


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The Skybike is the standard-issue flying vehicle for U.Z.Z. Agents, similar in appearance to a jet ski, with a single jet or rocket motor at the back for propulsion, and two smaller retro-boosters on the front. Skybikes are capable of vertical take off and landing, as well as being able to hover and fly backwards and have retractable tripod-style undercarriage. Most U.Z.Z. skybikes are blue, but Anita Knight's is green, and Victor Volt's is purple. Skybikes are equipped with many gadgets and equipment suitable for a large number of situations, including a Bike Cannon laser, retractable glass dome for use in outer space or underwater, claw-grips and magnets for grabbing, and even an 'Anti-Meteorite Force Field Deflector' to provide protection against space debris.The skybike was once stolen by Doctor Doctor. −

Video games[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)

  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

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The show also has several catchphrases that are repeated every episode. One of these is by Professor Professor who contacts Victor at inopportune moments to ask, "Victor – are you still alive?", to which the usual response is an exasperated, "Yes! I'm still alive!". Changed Daily's "For reasons of security, my name is Changed Daily. Today you may call me..."Usually when Victor does something totally wrong or if he makes a mistake,(whch he always does,) Anita usally says, " aaaaaaaaaah Victor". − Template:Portalpar

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  • The Secret Thing: Impostors attempt to steal the Secret Thing and get Anita fired. UZZ must protect the Secret Thing at all costs. But what is this the Secret Thing? Will Victor ever find out? And will he be able to tell the difference between Anita and the Impostor?
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    • Fun with Pause: Passageway features palm check (Victor is enclosed in an elevator tube), bellybutton check (Victor is given positive), nostril check (Anita is given positive), foot check (Victor is positive again) and Mummy check. It ends at a location with a green armchair, where Anita gives a pass with the UZZ logo on it.
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  • Who Stole Switzerland?: In order to have "fallingdown" parties, Martains steal Earth's gravity. Mars becomes so gravitational that Switzerland, Russia and Earth's other countries are being sucked towards Mars in a collision course! Can Victor and Anita get Earth's gravity back?
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  • Bogie Ball: After stealing UZZ intellingence that the World Leader eats her bogies, Doctor Doctor invents an Oscillator that makes bogies explosive.
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  • Commando Babies: Nanny's Commando Babies are kidnapping important people such as the Pope, President of the United States and planned World Leader across the world and using a Babyizer ray to turn them into babies for world domination, to avoid bombing. Unfortunantely, Professor Professor invented a Mega Burpulator to outwit the Huggy-Huggy Bear, Pillow Cannons and pacifier launchers!
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  • Bad Hair Day: Doctor Doctor makes UZZ believe there is a wig craze so she can download UZZ's secrets.
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  • And That's For Helinski!: Helinski-Man is trying to kill Victor and Anita. He drops them off a plane, fires them out of a cannon and feeds him to a giant sea monster, each time shouting "And That's For Helinski!". What's his problem? UZZ have never been to Helinski! Or have they? And was THEM there as well?
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This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Find sources: "The Secret Show" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (June 2008) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) The Secret Show The secret show title.jpg Developed by Andrea Tran & Tony Collingwood Theme music composer Roger Jackson Country of origin United Kingdom United Kingdom No. of episodes 30 (list of episodes) Production Producer(s) Christopher O'Hare Running time 13 minutes Release Original network BBC Two, CBBC Channel, Nicktoons Network Original release 16 September 2006 - 2008 External links Website The Secret Show is an animated show commissioned by BBC Children's in partnership with BBC Worldwide. First debuted in 2006, it currently airs on CBBC, The Den, ABC, BBC One, BBC Kids, MBC3 and TSR 2. It debuted on the American Nicktoons Network on January 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm ET.

Contents 1 Details 2 Characters 2.1 U.Z.Z. Agents 2.2 Other Regulars 2.3 Villains 2.3.1 T.H.E.M. 2.3.2 Impostors 2.3.3 Reptogators 2.3.4 The Floaty Heads 2.3.5 The Chef 2.4 Others 2.4.1 The Kid 2.4.2 The Secret Man 2.4.3 Professor Zoomottle 3 Vehicles and Equipment 3.1 Skybike 4 Recurring Themes 5 Episodes 5.1 Season 1 6 Production and Awards 7 References 8 External links Details The show stars two secret agents, Anita Knight and Victor Volt as they try to save the world from the latest threats to civilization. They work for the secret organization, U.Z.Z, run by their commanding agent, whose name is "changed daily" for reasons of security, always to an unusual or ridiculous phrase. U.Z.Z also comprises Professor Professor, whose inventions and scientific background frequently save the day; Unit Commander Agent Ray Rocket who often runs missions behind the scenes; and a large team of standard agents.

They frequently counter threats from their main enemy, T.H.E.M. - The Horrible Evil Menace. T.H.E.M is headed up by the evil antagonist in the series, Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents who wear billiard ball-style helmets. However, some episodes do feature a different set of enemies, such as the alien Floaty Heads or Changed Daily's nanny as a child, who has world domination plans of her own.

The show never starts as "The Secret Show", but rather as "The Fluffy Bunny Show", which features Sweet Little Granny in a rocking chair, with a banjo and six fluffy, pink bunnies. As she begins to sing the intro for her show, agents for U.Z.Z. appear, headed by Agent Ray, and commandeer the show, always using a different method of dispatch. The Secret Show then begins, much to Sweet Little Granny's dismay. The bunnies, however, frequently appear throughout the show in unexpected places. And in one episode grandpa appears instead of grandma. When the show gets inturupted he picks up the bunnies and runs from the agents who appears many times in that episode. The US version sometimes edits this opening out of the broadcast.

Characters U.Z.Z. Agents Anita Knight is one of the two main protagonists; with blonde hair that ends in a cute little curl, wearing a purple suit, and riding a green skybike, she is partnered with Victor Volt. Somewhat more intelligent than Victor, she often has to save the day when Victor lands them in a sticky situation. Voice: Kate Harbour Victor Volt is the second of the two main protagonists; wearing a blue suit, and riding a purple skybike, he is partnered with Anita Knight. An American, he was recruited by U.Z.Z at a comic book convention, and is easily distracted and often acts childishly, sometimes getting the two agents into trouble or causing a crisis that requires further intervention by U.Z.Z. Victor's level of competence generally changes depending on the situation; in some cases he acts incompetently, whereas only scenes later he may manipulate the situation brilliantly. Victor is also a vegetarian. Voice: Alan Marriott Professor Professor is a brilliant scientist from Germany, and the only other member of U.Z.Z apart from Victor and Anita who sit in the main meeting room with Changed Daily. He has a bald head with some green hair in the back, and wear red glasses. He speaks with a German accent. Although something of a mad scientist, his inventions are often brilliant, although occasionally some may backfire (which is why he calls most of his inventions "totally untested und highly dangerous") and create a threat, such as a baldness cure that threatens to consume the earth with hair. He once was a student at "The School for the Chronically Gifted", and a classmate of the show's antagonist, Doctor Doctor. Changed Daily is under the impression he is French. Voice: Rob Rackstraw Changed Daily – real name ... or Daddy Boo-Boo in the episode Azral Coralz – is the Commander of U.Z.Z., with a strong British accent, a mustache and a classy suit. He always has a new name at the beginning of every episode; he will mention that "For reasons of security, my name is changed daily. Today, you may call me..." before then using his special cell phone to get his latest codename (see The Secret Show#Episodes for a list). This always turns out to be ridiculous, much to the amusement of Victor, Anita and Professor Professor. Prior to becoming the commander, Changed Daily was once a top agent occupying the role that Victor now has; he was partnered with Lucy Woo, Anita's counterpart, and she is the only one who knows what Changed Daily's real name is. He always travels with his fireplace at his side. Whilst he excels as the leader of U.Z.Z, real field work is no longer his strong point, since he apparently has not done much of it in many years, but in one episode he and Professor Professor are demoted when accidentally falling into a training section. Voice: Keith Wickham Special Agent Ray is the Unit Commander for U.Z.Z. and provides back-up for Victor and Anita in the field. He is good at keeping his cool under fire and very loyal to U.Z.Z. Ray has a British accent, Elvis-styled hair, an official blue suit, head phone communicator in his left ear, and wears sunglasses. Often running missions behind the scenes, he is seen at the beginning of the show when he and his agents clear out the set of the "The Fluffy Bunny Show", hosted by Sweet Little Granny, by saying "this time slot is needed urgently". He also and a vegetarian (although he eats fish) and has a nephew named Roy. Voice: Martin Hyder Agent Kowalski is the only other female U.Z.Z agent seen in The Secret Show, besides Anita. Little is known about her, except that she is the rank of a standard U.Z.Z agent, she is an American, and is new to U.Z.Z. Other Regulars The World Leader is, as the name implies, is the leader of the entire world, and is a target for many villains. Her speech appears to be nothing but gibberish, her husband is able to interpret her supposed babbling. However, the official site implies that the World Leader is speaking ancient Aztec language, though in a very discordant manner. The World Leader's Husband is small in height,and wears some sort of armour-type outfit. He has a quiet voice and seems to be the only person who can understand what the world leader says. Stacey Stern is the news reporter on The Secret Show, often seen reporting the mission currently being investigated by U.Z.Z. Her catch-phrase sign-off is 'You may be you, but I'm Stacy Stern!', lampooning a common TV news reporter style of self-introduction. Sweet Little Granny is the host of The Fluffy Bunny Show, played before The Secret Show "steals" its time slot for television. She is exactly 138 years old. She is married to Sweet Old Grandpa, who once hosted The Fluffy Bunny Show when Sweet Little Granny was having a hip replacement operation. Alphonse is an artist, though he is seen producing an U.Z.Z. training film, entering a musical piece in the world anthem competition and commenting on illegal monument racing as Stacey Stern's "architectural correspondent". He is also a secret admirer of Anita and regularly shuns Victor, much to his distress. Kent B. Trusted is a double agent, no U.Z.Z. agents know this but T.H.E.M. do indeed know about this. He earned the highest medal you can get as an U.Z.Z. agent when he tried to help Doctor Doctor get the Secret Thing and failed. The identity of what exactly the Secret Thing is, is yet to be found out. Villains T.H.E.M. T.H.E.M. – The Horrible Evil Menace – is headed up by the evil Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents, known as "Expendables" who wear billiard ball-style helmets.

Doctor Doctor is the main antagonist of The Secret Show and head of the evil organization, T.H.E.M - The Horrible Evil Menace. Intent on taking over the world, she is the cause of many of U.Z.Z.'s problems, but always fails. She is also known for her bad eyesight and bad teeth that seem to vibrate whenever she talks above a whisper. Impostors The Impostors are extremely dangerous villains that live 90 miles below the surface of the Earth and can "impost" humans using "Hologrammatic Replication". They like the cold and are allergic to penguins. Inside their suits they are small one eyed maggot-like creatures, and they can change size to look like giant Maggots. Their leader is known as Red Eye and has one eye and an eye-shaped symbol on its chest. When not imposting humans, they speak in gibberish, though they can be heard to make out the phrase "ding ba-doo."

Reptogators The Reptogators live 60 miles below the surface of the Earth, and are naturally stupid, and make terrible pets due to their foul stench. They only become intelligent by sucking out the brainwaves of other creatures. They are able to run at 83 miles per hour. Victor and Anita's belts ring every time they're in the vicinity.

The Floaty Heads The Floaty Heads are aliens from the planet Zabulon III, and are helium-based life forms, whose helium-filled heads float above their bodies. Their leader is 12-year-old Prince Spong, who is extremely afraid of his mother. The Floaty Heads have never forgiven Victor for lying to them about The Ball of Spong, and Prince Spong has never forgiven Changed Daily for eating it. The Floaty Heads call humans "Sticky Heads". Also Spong's little sister is Princess Ping who might have a small crush on Victor. For some strange reason the sound of impending doom is heard when they come. They hold 'popping out ceremonies' for Floaties who are going to have their head float out of their bodies. The only known cerimoney is Ping's who was scared. At the ceremonies everyone shouts the persons name and rise to help them pop. Ping thought it was very hard. At the ceremonies they swap heads. At Ping's ceremony Victor or 'Pong' told her to breath and push.

Poping out ceremonies are ceremonies Floaty Heads have for young floaties when they pop out. Before they become floaties like Spong they have an eyeball sticking out. There the floaty who is about to pop out their name is called such four about 5 times then rise intil they pop. One of the only known ceremonies were Princess Ping's and she found it quite diffucult and scary since she had a hard time popping out and was scared even saying I am a brave Princess in her room before her ceremony. After the floaty pops out the rest applay and Spong and Ping's mother tells the floaty who they want to swap heads with ( with may be permanat or a greeting). At Ping's ceremony she chose Pong ( who was only Victor in a disgue) intil the ballon popped which Victor and Antia used as heads. Then Ping couldn't believe she almost swapped with a sticky head. She cried in her bedroom and Victor aplogized and then let Victor and Anita go lying to Spong she didn't see a sticky head.

The Chef The Chef is a villain who tried to bake Anita in a pie, but failed. His right arm is a mechanical spatula.

Others The Kid The Kid A highly intelligent child who is the actual leader of U.Z.Z.

The Secret Man The Secret Man The top U.Z.Z. agent (next to the "Secret Woman").

Professor Zoomottle Professor Zoomottle is a one-time character appearing in Monument Racers. He is Professor Professor's old teacher from the School for the Chonically Gifted. His top students, twin geniuses Aaron and Darren, were causing havoc by racing monuments across the globe using Weird Little Motor Thingies, but after U.Z.Z. stopped the monument racing, they took off with a jelly-fier.

Vehicles and Equipment Skybike The Skybike is the standard-issue flying vehicle for U.Z.Z. Agents, similar in appearance to a jet ski, with a single jet or rocket motor at the back for propulsion, and two smaller retro-boosters on the front. Skybikes are capable of vertical take off and landing, as well as being able to hover and fly backwards and have retractable tripod-style undercarriage. Most U.Z.Z. skybikes are blue, but Anita Knight's is green, and Victor Volt's is purple. Skybikes are equipped with many gadgets and equipment suitable for a large number of situations, including a Bike Cannon laser, retractable glass dome for use in outer space or underwater, claw-grips and magnets for grabbing, and even an 'Anti-Meteorite Force Field Deflector' to provide protection against space debris.The skybike was once stolen by Doctor Doctor.

Recurring Themes The show also has several catchphrases that are repeated every episode. One of these is by Professor Professor who contacts Victor at inopportune moments to ask, "Victor – are you still alive?", to which the usual response is an exasperated, "Yes! I'm still alive!". Changed Daily's "For reasons of security, my name is Changed Daily. Today you may call me..."Usually when Victor does something totally wrong or if he makes a mistake,(whch he always does,) Anita usally says, " aaaaaaaaaah Victor".

Episodes Season 1 The Secret Thing: Impostors attempt to steal the Secret Thing and get Anita fired. UZZ must protect the Secret Thing at all costs. But what is this the Secret Thing? Will Victor ever find out? And will he be able to tell the difference between Anita and the Impostor? Fun with Pause: Passageway features palm check (Victor is enclosed in an elevator tube), bellybutton check (Victor is given positive), nostril check (Anita is given positive), foot check (Victor is positive again) and Mummy check. It ends at a location with a green armchair, where Anita gives a pass with the UZZ logo on it. Who Stole Switzerland?: In order to have "fallingdown" parties, Martains steal Earth's gravity. Mars becomes so gravitational that Switzerland, Russia and Earth's other countries are being sucked towards Mars in a collision course! Can Victor and Anita get Earth's gravity back? Bogie Ball: After stealing UZZ intellingence that the World Leader eats her bogies, Doctor Doctor invents an Oscillator that makes bogies explosive. Wedgie Attack!: Victor and Anita are on a run for an wedgie on the World Leader's husband. Wearing fake faces, UZZ base moves to Victor's mom's house temporarily. Could it be an Impostor attack? And is Changed Daily safe? Commando Babies: Nanny's Commando Babies are kidnapping important people such as the Pope, President of the United States and planned World Leader across the world and using a Babyizer ray to turn them into babies for world domination, to avoid bombing. Unfortunantely, Professor Professor invented a Mega Burpulator to outwit the Huggy-Huggy Bear, Pillow Cannons and pacifier launchers! Fun With Pause: Pictures include a church, a stoned cross and World Leader. Bad Hair Day: Doctor Doctor makes UZZ believe there is a wig craze so she can download UZZ's secrets. And That's For Helinski!: Helinski-Man is trying to kill Victor and Anita. He drops them off a plane, fires them out of a cannon and feeds him to a giant sea monster, each time shouting "And That's For Helinski!". What's his problem? UZZ have never been to Helinski! Or have they? And was THEM there as well? The Ball of Spong: Aliens demand either the Ball of Spong, or else seive the Earth. The ball and Changed Daily are whisked into a survival pod, making Changed Daily believe that he is the last known example of terrestrial life. Bad Hair Day: Doctor Doctor gives UZZ wigs that download information. But when Changed Daily's wig goes missing, Victor and Anita must find it. Azral Coralz: Not achieved. Production and Awards In 2007, The Secret Show won two Children's BAFTA Awards, one for the show itself (as Best Animated Show) and one for its web site (in the Best Interactive category).

The Secret Show has had several notable guest stars, including Tom Baker as Robert Baron, Stephen Fry as Lucky Leo, Penelope Keith as Nana Poo-Poo, and Felicity Kendall as Lucy Woo.[1]

References BBC & Nicktoons Onboard for Collingwood O’Hare’s The Secret Show, Animation World Network Headline News, 8 August 2006. Uncovering the Mysteries of The Secret Show, Joe Strike, Animation World Magazine, 22 October 2007. External links

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The Secret Show is an animated show commissioned by BBC Children's in partnership with BBC Worldwide. First debuted in 2006, it currently airs on CBBC, The Den, ABC, BBC One, BBC Kids, MBC3 and TSR 2. It debuted on the American Nicktoons on January 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm ET. − Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on June 8, 2004. − The show focuses on four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1995.


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The show stars two secret agents, Anita Knight and Victor Volt as they try to save the world from the latest threats to civilization. They work for the secret organization, U.Z.Z, run by their commanding agent, whose name is "changed daily" for reasons of security, always to an unusual or ridiculous phrase. U.Z.Z also comprises Professor Professor, whose inventions and scientific background frequently save the day; Special Agent Ray Mondo (last name revealed in the episode World Anthem) who often runs missions behind the scenes; and a large team of standard agents. − The show originally revolved around a group of children (three boys and one girl), including infant Thomas "Tommy" Pickles, toddler Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twin-infants Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[1]


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They frequently counter threats from their main enemy, T.H.E.M. - The Horrible Evil Menace. T.H.E.M is headed up by the evil antagonist in the series, Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents who wear billiard ball-style helmets. However, some episodes do feature a different set of enemies, such as the alien Floaty Heads or Changed Daily's nanny as a child, who has world domination plans of her own. Many episodes feature a sealed orange cylinder, known only as "The Secret Thing". It is not known that the Secret Thing actually is , although in one episode they Doctor Doctor steals it, however it is a fake, filled with confetti. Even when it is not central to the episode, the Secret Thing is always featured, half poking out from somewhere. Each episode also features a spider walking up the wall and a four digit code which can be entered on the Secret Show website to unlock extras. − In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[1]

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The show never starts as "The Secret Show", but rather as "The Fluffy Bunny Show", which features Sweet Little Granny in a rocking chair, with a banjo and six fluffy, pink bunnies. As she begins to sing the intro for her show, agents for U.Z.Z. appear, headed by Agent Ray, and commandeer the show, always using a different method of dispatch. The Secret Show then begins, much to Sweet Little Granny's dismay. The bunnies, however, frequently appear throughout the show in unexpected places. And in one episode grandpa appears instead of grandma. When the show gets interrupted he picks up the bunnies and runs from the agents who appears many times in that episode. The US version sometimes edits this opening out of the broadcast. On one episode, Doctor Doctor disguises herself as Granny and hypnotizes everyone watching the Fluffy Bunny Show, so Granny appears in other parts of the episode. The episode is named "The Fluffy Bunnython Of Doom."


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The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

− The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.Template:Citation needed


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Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon, debuting on the same day as Doug (which premiered before it) and The Ren and Stimpy Show (which debuted after). The first run of the series was produced from 1991 to 1993 before production went on a hiatus (episodes that had not yet been released at that point continued to be released through 1994). Between 1994 and 1995, only two Jewish-themed specials were produced, and the rest of the series aired in reruns. New episode production resumed in 1997, and the show aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. In terms of years on air, it is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity, and did not cease production of new episodes until 2004. In terms of number of episodes, it is still in first, but by 2011 it will be surpassed by SpongeBob SquarePants, which will have 178 episodes by the end of its ninth season, barring a Rugrats revival or a SpongeBob cancellation.[2]
The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


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The Skybike is the standard-issue flying vehicle for U.Z.Z. Agents, similar in appearance to a jet ski, with a single jet or rocket motor at the back for propulsion, and two smaller retro-boosters on the front. Skybikes are capable of vertical take off and landing, as well as being able to hover and fly backwards and have retractable tripod-style undercarriage. Most U.Z.Z. skybikes are blue, but Anita Knight's is green, and Victor Volt's is purple. Skybikes are equipped with many gadgets and equipment suitable for a large number of situations, including a Bike Cannon laser, retractable glass dome for use in outer space or underwater, claw-grips and magnets for grabbing, and even an 'Anti-Meteorite Force Field Deflector' to provide protection against space debris. The skybike was once stolen by Doctor Doctor. − The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


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− On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, Rugrats: All Growed Up was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.

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The show also has several catchphrases that are repeated every episode. One of these is by Professor Professor who contacts Victor at inopportune moments to ask, "Victor – are you still alive?", to which the usual response is an exasperated, "Yes! I'm still alive!". Changed Daily's "For reasons of security, my name is Changed Daily. Today you may call me..." Usually when Victor does something totally wrong or if he makes a mistake (which he always does), Anita usually says, "Aaaaaaaaaah, Victor." During times of emergency Changed Daily may initiate "Code Custard". This is usually accompanied by Ray yelling "Code Custard! Code Custard!" and yellow emergency lights and sirens going off. − − The show ended in 2004. Two fairy-tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, Rugrats: Tales from the Crib were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006. − − Individual episodes are now available for purchase on Amazon Video On Demand for 99 cents per episode and on the PlayStation Store for $1.99 for two episodes. − −

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− In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.[3] − −

Reception[]

− In a 1995 interview, Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[4] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[5] Jewish and Christian religion groups have given Rugrats high praises for their special holiday episodes. Rugrats were also considered a strongpoint in Nickelodeon's rise in the 1990s.[6] [7] [8] [9]


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  • The Secret Thing: Impostors attempt to steal the Secret Thing and get Anita fired. UZZ must protect the Secret Thing at all costs. But what is this Secret Thing? Will Victor ever find out? And will he be able to tell the difference between Anita and the Impostor?

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    • Fun with Pause: Passageway features palm check (Victor is enclosed in an elevator tube), bellybutton check (Victor is given positive), nostril check (Anita is given positive), foot check (Victor is positive again) and Mummy check. It ends at a location with a green armchair, where Anita gives a pass with the UZZ logo on it.

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  • Who Stole Switzerland?: In order to have "fallingdown" parties, Martians steal Earth's gravity. Mars becomes so gravitational that Switzerland, Russia and Earth's other countries are being sucked towards Mars in a collision course! Can Victor and Anita get Earth's gravity back?

Main article: All Grown Up!
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  • Bogie Ball: After stealing UZZ intellingence that the World Leader eats her bogies, Doctor Doctor invents an Oscillator that makes bogies explosive.

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  • Commando Babies: Nanny's Commando Babies are kidnapping important people such as the Pope, President of the United States and planned World Leader across the world and using a Babyizer ray to turn them into babies for world domination, to avoid bombing. Unfortunantely, Professor Professor invented a Mega Burpulator to outwit the Huggy-Huggy Bear, Pillow Cannons and pacifier launchers!

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− − Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The complete first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[10] − −

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Awards[]

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1992

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Program

Won

1993

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1994

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Animated Programming Special or Series

Nominated

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1995

Annie Award

Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation

Nominated

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Nominated

1996

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1997

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1998

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1999

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Genesis Award

Television - Children's Programming

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Won

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Nominated

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Nominated

World Animation Celebration

Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series

Won

2000

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Won

2001

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Television Critics Association Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming

Nominated

2002

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

2003

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

2004

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Nominated

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Video games[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy, Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)

  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)


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The Secret Show has had several notable guest stars, including Tom Baker as Robert Baron, Stephen Fry as Lucky Leo, Penelope Keith as Nana Poo-Poo, and Felicity Kendall as Lucy Woo.[7]

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This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Find sources: "The Secret Show" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (June 2008) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) The Secret Show The secret show title.jpg Developed by Andrea Tran & Tony Collingwood Theme music composer Roger Jackson Country of origin United Kingdom United Kingdom No. of episodes 30 (list of episodes) Production Producer(s) Christopher O'Hare Running time 13 minutes Release Original network BBC Two, CBBC Channel, Nicktoons Original release 16 September 2006 - 2008 External links Website The Secret Show is an animated show commissioned by BBC Children's in partnership with BBC Worldwide. First debuted in 2006, it currently airs on CBBC, The Den, ABC, BBC One, BBC Kids, MBC3 and TSR 2. It debuted on the American Nicktoons on January 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm ET.

Contents 1 Details 2 Characters 3 Vehicles and Equipment 3.1 Skybike 4 Recurring Themes 5 Episodes 5.1 Season 1 6 Production and Awards 7 References 8 External links Details The show stars two secret agents, Anita Knight and Victor Volt as they try to save the world from the latest threats to civilization. They work for the secret organization, U.Z.Z, run by their commanding agent, whose name is "changed daily" for reasons of security, always to an unusual or ridiculous phrase. U.Z.Z also comprises Professor Professor, whose inventions and scientific background frequently save the day; Special Agent Ray Mondo (last name revealed in the episode World Anthem) who often runs missions behind the scenes; and a large team of standard agents.

They frequently counter threats from their main enemy, T.H.E.M. - The Horrible Evil Menace. T.H.E.M is headed up by the evil antagonist in the series, Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents who wear billiard ball-style helmets. However, some episodes do feature a different set of enemies, such as the alien Floaty Heads or Changed Daily's nanny as a child, who has world domination plans of her own. Many episodes feature a sealed orange cylinder, known only as "The Secret Thing". It is not known that the Secret Thing actually is , although in one episode they Doctor Doctor steals it, however it is a fake, filled with confetti. Even when it is not central to the episode, the Secret Thing is always featured, half poking out from somewhere. Each episode also features a spider walking up the wall and a four digit code which can be entered on the Secret Show website to unlock extras.

The show never starts as "The Secret Show", but rather as "The Fluffy Bunny Show", which features Sweet Little Granny in a rocking chair, with a banjo and six fluffy, pink bunnies. As she begins to sing the intro for her show, agents for U.Z.Z. appear, headed by Agent Ray, and commandeer the show, always using a different method of dispatch. The Secret Show then begins, much to Sweet Little Granny's dismay. The bunnies, however, frequently appear throughout the show in unexpected places. And in one episode grandpa appears instead of grandma. When the show gets interrupted he picks up the bunnies and runs from the agents who appears many times in that episode. The US version sometimes edits this opening out of the broadcast. On one episode, Doctor Doctor disguises herself as Granny and hypnotizes everyone watching the Fluffy Bunny Show, so Granny appears in other parts of the episode. The episode is named "The Fluffy Bunnython Of Doom."

Characters Main article: List of The Secret Show characters Vehicles and Equipment Skybike The Skybike is the standard-issue flying vehicle for U.Z.Z. Agents, similar in appearance to a jet ski, with a single jet or rocket motor at the back for propulsion, and two smaller retro-boosters on the front. Skybikes are capable of vertical take off and landing, as well as being able to hover and fly backwards and have retractable tripod-style undercarriage. Most U.Z.Z. skybikes are blue, but Anita Knight's is green, and Victor Volt's is purple. Skybikes are equipped with many gadgets and equipment suitable for a large number of situations, including a Bike Cannon laser, retractable glass dome for use in outer space or underwater, claw-grips and magnets for grabbing, and even an 'Anti-Meteorite Force Field Deflector' to provide protection against space debris. The skybike was once stolen by Doctor Doctor.

Recurring Themes The show also has several catchphrases that are repeated every episode. One of these is by Professor Professor who contacts Victor at inopportune moments to ask, "Victor – are you still alive?", to which the usual response is an exasperated, "Yes! I'm still alive!". Changed Daily's "For reasons of security, my name is Changed Daily. Today you may call me..." Usually when Victor does something totally wrong or if he makes a mistake (which he always does), Anita usually says, "Aaaaaaaaaah, Victor." During times of emergency Changed Daily may initiate "Code Custard". This is usually accompanied by Ray yelling "Code Custard! Code Custard!" and yellow emergency lights and sirens going off.

Episodes Season 1 The Secret Thing: Impostors attempt to steal the Secret Thing and get Anita fired. UZZ must protect the Secret Thing at all costs. But what is this Secret Thing? Will Victor ever find out? And will he be able to tell the difference between Anita and the Impostor? Fun with Pause: Passageway features palm check (Victor is enclosed in an elevator tube), bellybutton check (Victor is given positive), nostril check (Anita is given positive), foot check (Victor is positive again) and Mummy check. It ends at a location with a green armchair, where Anita gives a pass with the UZZ logo on it. Who Stole Switzerland?: In order to have "fallingdown" parties, Martians steal Earth's gravity. Mars becomes so gravitational that Switzerland, Russia and Earth's other countries are being sucked towards Mars in a collision course! Can Victor and Anita get Earth's gravity back? Bogie Ball: After stealing UZZ intellingence that the World Leader eats her bogies, Doctor Doctor invents an Oscillator that makes bogies explosive. Wedgie Attack!: Victor and Anita are on a run for a wedgie on the World Leader's husband. Wearing fake faces, UZZ base moves to Victor's mom's house temporarily. Could it be an Impostor attack? And is Changed Daily safe? Commando Babies: Nanny's Commando Babies are kidnapping important people such as the Pope, President of the United States and planned World Leader across the world and using a Babyizer ray to turn them into babies for world domination, to avoid bombing. Unfortunantely, Professor Professor invented a Mega Burpulator to outwit the Huggy-Huggy Bear, Pillow Cannons and pacifier launchers! Fun With Pause: Pictures include a church, a stoned cross and World Leader. Bad Hair Day: Doctor Doctor makes UZZ believe there is a wig craze so she can download UZZ's secrets. And That's For Helinski!: Helinski-Man is trying to kill Victor and Anita. He drops them off a plane, fires them out of a cannon and feeds him to a giant sea monster, each time shouting "And That's For Helinski!". What's his problem? UZZ have never been to Helinski! Or have they? And was THEM there as well? The Ball of Spong: Aliens demand either the Ball of Spong, or else seive the Earth. The ball and Changed Daily are whisked into a survival pod, making Changed Daily believe that he is the last known example of terrestrial life. Bad Hair Day: Doctor Doctor gives UZZ wigs that download information. But when Changed Daily's wig goes missing, Victor and Anita must find it. Azral Coralz: Production and Awards In 2007, The Secret Show won two Children's BAFTA Awards, one for the show itself (as Best Animated Show) and one for its web site (in the Best Interactive category).

The Secret Show has had several notable guest stars, including Tom Baker as Robert Baron, Stephen Fry as Lucky Leo, Penelope Keith as Nana Poo-Poo, and Felicity Kendall as Lucy Woo.[1]

References BBC & Nicktoons Onboard for Collingwood O’Hare’s The Secret Show, Animation World Network Headline News, 8 August 2006. Uncovering the Mysteries of The Secret Show, Joe Strike, Animation World Magazine, 22 October 2007. External links

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The Secret Show is a British animated show commissioned by BBC Children's in partnership with BBC Worldwide. First debuted in 2006, it currently airs on CBBC, The Den, ABC, BBC One, BBC Kids, MBC3 and TSR 2. It debuted on the American Nicktoons on January 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm ET. − Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on June 8, 2004.


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− The show focuses on eight babies, as well as a dog, and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations.[1][2] It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1995.

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The show stars two secret agents, Anita Knight and Victor Volt as they try to save the world from the latest threats to civilization. They work for the secret organization, U.Z.Z, run by their commanding agent, whose name is "changed daily" for reasons of security, always to an unusual or ridiculous phrase. U.Z.Z also comprises Professor Professor, whose inventions and scientific background frequently save the day; Special Agent Ray Mondo (last name revealed in the episode World Anthem) who often runs missions behind the scenes; and a large team of standard agents.

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They frequently counter threats from their main enemy, T.H.E.M. - The Horrible Evil Menace. T.H.E.M is headed up by the evil antagonist in the series, Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents who wear billiard ball-style helmets. However, some episodes do feature a different set of enemies, such as the alien Floaty Heads or Changed Daily's nanny as a child, who has world domination plans of her own. Many episodes feature a sealed orange cylinder, known only as "The Secret Thing". It is not known that the Secret Thing actually is , although in one episode they Doctor Doctor steals it, however it is a fake, filled with confetti. Even when it is not central to the episode, the Secret Thing is always featured, half poking out from somewhere. Each episode also features a spider walking up the wall and a four digit code which can be entered on the Secret Show website to unlock extras. −

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Main article: List of Rugrats characters

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The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

− The show originally revolved around four children (three boys and one girl) and a dog. The fearless brave leader Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California), the cautious toddler Charles "Chuckie" Finster who reluctantly agreed to venture out into the open, unsafe areas of the house, the twin-infants Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille who were ready for a new challenge, and Spike, Tommy's dog. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. A running gag in the show is that they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator" in "The Trial" episode. The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she is not manipulative. As a result of this, as well as being favored by the babies, she often clashes with Angelica.[3]


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The show never starts as "The Secret Show", but rather as "The Fluffy Bunny Show", which features Sweet Little Granny in a rocking chair, with a banjo and six fluffy, pink bunnies. As she begins to sing the intro for her show, agents for U.Z.Z. appear, headed by Agent Ray, and commandeer the show, always using a different method of dispatch. The Secret Show then begins, much to Sweet Little Granny's dismay. The bunnies, however, frequently appear throughout the show in unexpected places. And in "A Purrfect Villain", grandpa appears instead of grandma. When the show gets interrupted he picks up the bunnies and runs from the agents who appears many times in that episode. The US version sometimes edits this opening out of the broadcast. On one episode, Doctor Doctor disguises herself as Granny and hypnotizes everyone watching the Fluffy Bunny Show, so Granny appears in other parts of the episode. The episode is named "The Fluffy Bunnython Of Doom." − After The Rugrats Movie (1998), in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a 1 year old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000) was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[4]


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− Leaving the safety of their own playpen, the children would explore their surroundings and try to make sense out of what the adults are doing. The babies often manage to get away with meandering off and going on escapades, for the reason that Tommy’s daddy, Stu, is more often than not trying to create toys downstairs in the basement. Tommy's mother, Didi, is normally reading the most modern good-parenting guide too actively to take any kind of notice, and his paternal grandfather, Lou, is customarily sleeping in front of the television, oblivious to their antics.[5] While most of the time, the babies are in their playpen, they always manage to get out using a plastic screwdriver Tommy keeps in his diaper (unbeknownst to any of the adults). When they create any kind of mess or visible damage, they are almost never seen as the instigators, due to them being babies. If an older person is in the vicinity of the mess (usually Angelica), that individual is held accountable. The most treacherous escapade the babies embarked occured in The Rugrats Movie where they got lost in the forest going against a man-eating wolf and a pack of circus monkeys determined to steal their baby food.

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Vehicles and Equipment[]

− The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.).[6][7]

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The Skybike is the standard-issue flying vehicle for U.Z.Z. Agents, similar in appearance to a jet ski, with a single jet or rocket motor at the back for propulsion, and two smaller retro-boosters on the front. Although, in the episode "Monument Racers", Professor Professor invented giant high-speed engines installed on the back of the Skybike, used to catch up with flying monuments. Skybikes are capable of vertical take off and landing, as well as being able to hover and fly backwards and have retractable tripod-style undercarriage. Most U.Z.Z. skybikes are blue, but Anita Knight's is green, and Victor Volt's is purple. Skybikes are equipped with many gadgets and equipment suitable for a large number of situations, including a Bike Cannon laser, retractable glass dome for use in outer space or underwater, claw-grips and magnets for grabbing, and even an 'Anti-Meteorite Force Field Deflector' to provide protection against space debris. The skybike was once stolen by Doctor Doctor.

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Origins[]

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The show also has several catchphrases that are repeated every episode. One of these is by Professor Professor who contacts Victor at inopportune moments to ask, "Victor, are you still alive?", to which the usual response is an exasperated, "Yes! I'm still alive!". Changed Daily's "For reasons of security, my name is Changed Daily. Today you may call me..." Usually when Victor does something totally wrong or if he makes a mistake (which he usually does), Anita usually says, "Aaaaaaaaaah, Victor." During times of emergency Changed Daily may initiate "Code Custard". This is usually accompanied by Ray yelling "Code Custard! Code Custard!" and yellow emergency lights and sirens going off. − Rugrats was formed by the then husband-and-wife duo of Gabor Csupo and Arlene Klasky, along with Paul Germain in 1989. Klasky-Csupo had a major animation firm at the time which also provided services for commercials and music videos. Klasky, Csupo, and Germain were also animating The Simpsons at the time, which they would continue to do until 1992. The trio decided to create their own series in reaction to a proclamation by the children's cable network Nickelodeon that they were to launch their own line of animated shows, which would be later called Nicktoons. With the comedic stimulation branching from the antics of Klasky and Csupo's infant children, the 6Template:Frac–minute pilot episode, "Tommy Pickles & the Great White Thing" (never to be aired), went into production.


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Peter Chung, along with Klasky and Csupo, co-designed the characters and directed the series pilot, "Tommy Pickles And The Great White Thing," as well as the opening sequence. The production was completed in 1990 and they submitted it to Nickelodeon, who tested it with an audience of children. The feedback for the pilot episode was primarily positive. With that, the series went into production. Chuckie and Angelica were added as characters.

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− Paul Germain felt that the series needed a bully. Angelica was based on a bully in Germain's childhood, who was a girl. In addition to that, it was Germain who decided that Angelica would be a spoiled brat. Arlene Klasky, one of the show's creators initially did not like Angelica Pickles. Klasky also protested Angelica's actions in episodes like "Barbecue Story" (where she threw Tommy's ball over the fence).

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− In a New Yorker article, Klasky said, "I think she's a bully. I never liked Angelica." Klasky never fully approved of her character development. Her bullying caused Arlene to disdain her. Angelica started to become a problem for the some of the Rugrats staff. In some instances, her voice, Cheryl Chase, had trouble portraying a mean Angelica. To help Chase out, Steve Viksen, one of the writers, would mention that Angelica was the series's J.R. Ewing.

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− After the episode "The Trial," Klasky complained that the Rugrats were starting to act too old for their age. Csupo often acted as a mediator in arguments between Klasky and the writers, with the writers often winning. Some of the offscreen tensions ultimately found their way into the scripts and, naturally, into the show. In 1993, shortly before Nick premiered the last of the original 65, production of new episodes ceased, and most of the Rugrats writing team left Klasky-Csupo. After the first run days were over, Nick had enough episodes to show every day, and did just that in 1994, scheduling the show in the early evening, when both kids and parents will be watching. After 3 years of repeats, the show went back into production. However, the tensions between Klasky-Csupo and their former writers still existed.

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{{Episode list − After The Rugrats Movie and seeing the "new" Angelica in the film, Klasky changed her tune: "I think she's great for the show; I love Angelica."[8]

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Production[]

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Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon, debuting on the same day as Doug (which premiered before it) and The Ren and Stimpy Show (which debuted after). The first run of the series was produced from 1991 to 1993 before production went on a hiatus (episodes that had not yet been released at that point continued to be released through 1994). Between 1995 and 1996, only two Jewish-themed specials were aired, and the rest of the series aired in reruns. Production on new episodes began 1997, and the show aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997 to 2000. As of 2011, it is the longest-lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity, and did not cease production of new episodes until 2004. In terms of number of episodes, it is still in first, but by 2011 it will be surpassed by SpongeBob SquarePants, which will have 178 episodes by the end of its eighth season, barring a Rugrats revival or a SpongeBob cancellation; SpongeBob will reach Rugrats in terms of years on air in 2013.[9]

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− On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10-year anniversary. The special/TV movie, Rugrats: All Growed Up was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled "Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years." It was narrated by Amanda Bynes. Nickelodeon approved of its ratings and popularity so much (about 70% of viewers with cable tuned in), they eventually commissioned a full series, All Grown Up, which ran from 2003 to 2008.

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{{Episode list − Rugrats ended on June 8, 2004, along with fellow Nicktoon, Hey Arnold. After the run, two fairy-tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, Rugrats: Tales from the Crib were produced and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.

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Voice actors[]

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− Through its full run, Rugrats, occupied several main voice actors. E.G. Daily provided the voice of Tommy Pickles, except in the unaired pilot where Tami Holbrook provided the voice; Christine Cavanaugh was the original voice of Chuckie Finster, but left after 2001 for personal reasons and was subsequently replaced by Nancy Cartwright in 2002. The fraternal twins, Phil and Lil (as well as their mother, Betty) were voiced by Kath Soucie; Dil Pickles (and Timmy McNulty) were voiced by Tara Strong. Cheryl Chase initially auditioned for the role of Tommy, but was passed up. When the show came to series, she was brought on board to be cast as the voice of Angelica Pickles. Dionne Quan was the voice of Kimi Finster, however as she is legally blind, in order to do the voice, the producers had to interpret the scripts into Braille, so she could read them by sensing the bumps with her fingers. Susie was primarily voiced by Cree Summer, though in two episodes where she could not be in attendance E.G. Daily filled in.[10] Other regular voice actors included Melanie Chartoff as Didi Pickles, Jack Riley as Stu Pickles, Tress MacNeille as Charlotte Pickles, and Michael Bell as Drew Pickles and Chaz Finster. David Doyle provided the voice of Grandpa Lou Pickles until his death in 1997, where Joe Alaskey took over till the end of the series. In 2000, Debbie Reynolds joined the cast as Lulu Pickles, Lou's second wife, and remained until the series' end.

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Writing style[]

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{{Episode list − With Rugrats it usually took a few months to make an episode, for the story has to get written, and then approved. The next process consisted of voice recording, storyboarding, pre-eliminating animation, overseas production & delivery, editing and polishing. All of that had to happen even before Klasky-Csupo sent the master tapes to Nick. In addition, fine animation took time to make. During the first six seasons of Rugrats it was, primarily divided into two eleven-minute episodes. After the second movie, during season 7, Rugrats made a change with a different format that consisted of three episodes per show, though it returned to its original two-episode-per-show format in the final two seasons.[11]

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Episodes[]

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ShortSummary = Victor and Anita are on the run from UZZ after apparently giving the world leader's husband a wedgie on live TV. Soon, all of UZZ is hiding at Victor's mom's house in disguise. Could it be an Impostor plot? Is Changed Daily safe..?}}

Season 1 (1991–92) June 2, 2009 3 13 + EpisodeNumber = 5

Title = Commando Babies

Season 2 (1992–93) June 2, 2009 3 13 + WrittenBy = Mark Zaslove

OriginalAirDate = 14/10/06

Tommy Troubles February 13, 2006 1 4 + LineColor = F279C0

ShortSummary = Nanna Poopoo is kidnapping important people and using a babyizer ray to turn them into commando babies. Soon she will be the only adult. If Victor can manage to burp, he might stand a chance of stopping her...}}

Save The Day August 8, 2005 1 9 +

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Run Riot April 25, 2005 1 9 + Title = Bad Hair Day

WrittenBy = Lee Pressman

Mysteries September 6, 2004 1 4 + OriginalAirDate = 14/10/06

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Movie Trilogy March 15, 2011 3 3 Films + ShortSummary = How does Doctor Doctor know so much about UZZ operations? Well, it can't be anything to do with these cool wigs UZZ agents are wearing. But something is creeping around the base at night - something hairy...}}

Halloween September 20, 2011 1 TBA[12] + EpisodeNumber = 7 + Title = And That's For Helsinki + WrittenBy = Tony Collingwood + OriginalAirDate = 21/10/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = Each time Helsinki Man tries to kill Victor and Anita, he yells "And that's for Helsinki!" It's starting to get a bit annoying. What are they supposed to have done - and why does Professor Professor insist that they must never go to Helsinki..?}} +

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EpisodeNumber = 8 + Title = The Ball Of Spong + WrittenBy = Jimmy Hibbert & Tony Collingwood + OriginalAirDate = 21/10/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = The Floaty-heads demand The Ball of Spong, or they will seive the Earth. But the ball and Changed Daily are trapped in a Mark I Indestructible Survival Pod - with no food. And the ball smells kind of minty...}} +

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EpisodeNumber = 9 + Title = Destination Sun + WrittenBy = Mark Zaslove + OriginalAirDate = 28/10/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = Doctor Doctor has a remote control for the Sun -- at least, until Victor steps on it. Now the only chance for the Earth is for them all to go to the Sun and relight it...}} +

{{Episode list

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EpisodeNumber = 10 + Title = The Secret Room + WrittenBy = Ken Pontac + OriginalAirDate = 28/10/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = What is the secret of Robert Baron's secret room? In order to find out, Victor and Anita will have to be shrunk so that they can pass as children; and Professor Professor will have to wear a dress...}} +

{{Episode list

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EpisodeNumber = 11 + Title = Alien Attack + WrittenBy = Tony Collingwood + OriginalAirDate = 04/11/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = It's the most momentous moment in earth's history: first contact with a friendly alien race. Everything goes fine, until Anita eats the alien on live TV....}} +

{{Episode list

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EpisodeNumber = 12 + Title = Mirror Mirror + WrittenBy = Ken Segall + OriginalAirDate = 04/11/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = In a mirror universe where THEM rule the world, UZZ are reduced to delivering Pizza. But for the mirror Doctor Doctor, that's not enough: she wants our world, too...}} +

{{Episode list

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EpisodeNumber = 13 + Title = Dr Hypno Returns Again! + WrittenBy = Ben Townsend & Tony Collingwood + OriginalAirDate = 11/11/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = Only the retired UZZ agent, Zac Meadows, can save the world from Dr Hypno. But all is not as it appears...}} +

{{Episode list

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EpisodeNumber = 14 + Title = Secret Sleep + WrittenBy = Ken Pontac & Tony Collingwood + OriginalAirDate = 11/11/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = Why is everyone on Earth so sleepy - and dreaming of dancing? To defeat Doctor Doctor, Victor Anita and Changed Daily must fall asleep under laboratory controlled conditions. Professor Professor will even howl them to sleep...}} +

{{Episode list

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EpisodeNumber = 15 + Title = Super-Vic! + WrittenBy = Jimmy Hibbert + OriginalAirDate = 18/11/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = Victor acquires a cloak that gives him super-powers, and gets carried away with the idea of being a superhero. But the cloak belongs to the one person that UZZ fear, Eartha Quakea, and UZZ must persuade him to give it back...}} +

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EpisodeNumber = 16 + Title = The Thing That Goes Ping + WrittenBy = Baz Hawkins + OriginalAirDate = 18/11/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = Professor Professor doesn't have to tell Victor and Anita why they have to rescue The Satellite That Goes Ping from the Bermuda Trapezoid. It's a secret. Doctor Doctor and the mutant piggies don't know either, but they want the satellite too, and what is with the band that plays ominous music every time somebody says Bermuda Triangle...}} +

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EpisodeNumber = 17 + Title = The Trousers Of Doom + WrittenBy = Dave Ingham + OriginalAirDate = 25/11/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = If Victor and Anita don't find The Trousers Of Doom before Doctor Doctor does, the entire universe could just disappear. And Victor would never get his shoes back...}} +

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EpisodeNumber = 18 + Title = What's In The Box? + WrittenBy = Dave Ingham + OriginalAirDate = 25/11/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = What is in Professor Professor's box? Why does everyone want to take it from Anita and Victor? Why must they not open it under any circumstances? And will Victor get to hold it..?}} +

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EpisodeNumber = 19 + Title = Return of the Killer Toothbrush + WrittenBy = Lee Pressman + OriginalAirDate = 02/12/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = What did Doctor Doctor and Professor Professor work on in the abandoned space station when they were in The School For the Chronically Gifted together? Is it something that is trying to return to earth and wreak havoc..?}} +

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EpisodeNumber = 20 + Title = Reptogator Attack! + WrittenBy = Mark Holloway + OriginalAirDate = 02/12/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = Who is The Kid, and why must Victor and his strangely brutish new partner protect him? What do the Reptogators have to do with all this? Anita plans to find out...}} +

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EpisodeNumber = 21 + Title = Mr Atom + WrittenBy = Jimmy Hibbert + OriginalAirDate = 09/12/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = Victor doesn't believe that UZZs smallest agent is too small to be seen. Unfortunately for him, Mr Atom is also the shortest-tempered agent...}} +

{{Episode list

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EpisodeNumber = 22 + Title = When Good Food Goes Bad + WrittenBy = Laura Beaumont & Paul Larson + OriginalAirDate = 09/12/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = When Victor and Anita foil The Chef, he vows revenge - revenge that doesn't seem possible until Victor bites into a carrot, and it presses charges against him...}} +

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EpisodeNumber = 23 + Title = Flick The Switch + WrittenBy = Tony Collingwood + OriginalAirDate = 16/12/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = Victor has always wondered what the switch next to his chair in the briefing room does. But the answer to that question involves Reptogators, Impostors, and Almost Certain Doom...}} +

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EpisodeNumber = 24 + Title = Giant Brain of Terror! + WrittenBy = Dave Ingham + OriginalAirDate = 16/12/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = What is the giant brain that UZZ have found frozen in ice in the arctic? The very last thing they should do is wake it up...}} +

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EpisodeNumber = 25 + Title = You're History! + WrittenBy = David Stafford & Tony Collingwood + OriginalAirDate = 23/12/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = Professor Professor is convinced that no one can invent an uninventing ray. But it appears that Doctor Doctor has proved him wrong - and unless UZZ can do something about it, they'll end up saving the world with only stone axes to help them...}} +

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EpisodeNumber = 26 + Title = A Purrfect Villain + WrittenBy = Paddy Granleese & Tony Collingwood + OriginalAirDate = 23/12/06 + LineColor = F279C0 + ShortSummary = Due to an accident with a totally untested and highly dangerous teleport device, Victor and the villainous cat Mr Cuddles have got mixed up. Victor has nine lives and wants to chase balls of string; and Mr Cuddles now knows The Secret Code To Destroy The World...}}

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− Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon made the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The complete first and second seasons of Rugrats were released on June 2, 2009 along with The Fairly OddParents first and second seasons.[13]

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Reception and achievements

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Critical reception

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− Since its debut in 1991, Rugrats generally received positive reviews from critics and fans. In a 1995 interview, Steven Spielberg referred to the show as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[14] It was named the 92nd-best animated series by IGN.[15] Rugrats was also considered a strong point in Nickelodeon's rise in the 1990s.[16][17][18][19] In a press release celebrating the show's 10th anniversary, Cyma Zarghami stated, "During the past decade, 'Rugrats' has evolved from a ratings powerhouse, being the number one children's show on TV, to pop icon status. It has secured a place in the hearts of both kids and adults, who see it from their own point of view".[20] According to Nickelodeon producers, this show made them the number-one channel in the 1990s.[21] Jeff Jarvis reviewed Rugrats and stated, "When the Simpsons was a segment on The Tracey Ullman Show, it was just a belch joke with hip pretensions. As a series, it grew flesh and guts. It was my favorite cartoon...until I discovered Nickelodeon's Rugrats, a sardonic, sly, kid's eye view of the world that skewers thirty-something parents and (The) Cosby (Show) kids."[22]

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− When Rugrats débuted in 1991, it was not as hugely popular as it would later become. When production went on a hiatus from 1994, Nick began showing Rugrats repeats everyday. More and more people began to take notice of the show, with ratings and popularity for Rugrats and Nick rising. From 1995 to 2000, it was the highest-rated show on Nickelodeon and the highest rated kids' show. The show experienced a wide diverse audience consisting of kids, teenagers and adults alike. Rugrats was successful in receiving an average of 26.7 million viewers every week: 14.7 million kids (2-11), 3.2 million teens (12-17), and 8.8 million adults (18 and over). In addition, Rugrats was seen internationally in over 76 countries.[20] It was the only one of the three original Nicktoons that continued in the 2000s, and had its own spin-off. It is the most successful of the three original Nicktoons. While the other Nicktoons were popular during their run, Doug would later slip out of Nick's hands and into Disney's; and Ren and Stimpy would crash and burn in a creative rights dispute (only to return several years later in a much raunchier version on another network). During its run, Rugrats was enjoyed by a number of famous stars including Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Amanda Bynes, Aaron Carter, Ray Romano, Nivea and Bow Wow.[23]

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− With 172 episodes produced over the course of nearly 13 years, Rugrats remains the longest-running Nicktoon to date. SpongeBob SquarePants will surpass both benchmarks when it airs its 173rd episode on February 27, 2012.

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Rugrats was one of very few shows that pictured observant, identifiably Jewish families.[24] Jewish and Christian religion groups gave the show high praises for their special holiday episodes. Nonetheless, at one point the Anti-Defamation League and the Washington Post editorial page castigated the series for its depiction of the Pickles grandparents, who purportedly looked like Nazi caricatures.[24]

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Outstanding Animated Program + ShortSummary = It's time to pay the rent for the earth to the Ammonites - one slipper orchid from the top of Mount Kippabaru, once every thousand years. If The Imposters get to Ammonia first, they will control the Earth - to say nothing of what will happen if the Ammonites find out that the orchid is a plastic one...}}

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Title = Victor of the Future

1993 + WrittenBy = Laura Beaumont & Paul Larson

Daytime Emmy Award
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1994 + Title = Monument Racers

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Daytime Emmy Award
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Outstanding Animated Children's Program + Title = Imposter Attack!

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Won
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OriginalAirDate = 31/03/07

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1995 + ShortSummary = All the world's plumbers are missing. The trail leads to The Imposters, who have a plan to end the world as we know it. And Professor Professor's solution isn't very safe, either...}}

Annie Award
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Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation + EpisodeNumber = 34

'A Rugrats Passover' + Title = Secret Spider

Nominated + WrittenBy = Mark Holloway

OriginalAirDate = 07/04/07

Humanitas Prize
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Children's Animation Category + ShortSummary = In which we learn the secret behind the spider in Changed Daily's breifing room - and why Imposters run away from Penguins...}}

'I Remember Melville' +

{{Episode list −

Nominated + EpisodeNumber = 35

Title = Rise of the Floaty-Heads

CableAce
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WrittenBy = Dave Ingham

Animated Programming Special or Series + OriginalAirDate = 30/10/07

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Nominated + ShortSummary = The Floaty-heads have shrunk our solar system to give to Princess Ping as a mobile. Victor and Anita must pretend to be Floaty-heads so they can steal the solar system back, and escape. But Victor becomes fond of shy, insecure Ping, and wants to help...}}

1996 + EpisodeNumber = 36

Kids' Choice Awards
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Title = Catch the Birdman!

Favorite Cartoon + WrittenBy = Ben Townsend

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OriginalAirDate = 31/10/07

Won
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ShortSummary = After playing a part in an UZZ training film, The Birdman flips out when it is revealed that the film will never be shown in public. He steals the film, and intends to use it to get a career in the movies, and all the birdseed he can eat...}}

1997 +

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Emmy Award
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EpisodeNumber = 37

Outstanding Children's Program + Title = World Anthem

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WrittenBy = Tony Collingwood

Nominated + OriginalAirDate = 01/11/07

LineColor = F279C0

Kids' Choice Awards
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ShortSummary = THEM have entered the World Anthem Competition, so Victor and Anita must enter as well, and find out why. Obviously they can't be planning to brainwash everyone with their song, because that only works in old cartoon shows...}}

Favorite Cartoon +

{{Episode list −

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EpisodeNumber = 38

Won
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Title = It's a Hamster World

WrittenBy = Tony Collingwood

Young Artist Awards
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OriginalAirDate = 02/11/07

Best Performance in a Voiceover + LineColor = F279C0

Charity Sanoy for Dust Bunnies/Educating Angelica + ShortSummary = Changed Daily is finally persuaded to talk about his nick-knacks. On the back of a picture of his old partner, Lucy Wu, they find a note asking him to rescue her - twenty years ago...}}

Nominated +

{{Episode list −

EpisodeNumber = 39

CableAce
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Title = The Fluffy Bunnython of Doom

Best Writing In A Children's Special Or Series + WrittenBy = Baz Hawkins

Episode 'Mother's Day' + OriginalAirDate = 27/10/07

Won
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LineColor = F279C0

ShortSummary = It's time for everyone to send carrots to Sweet Little Granny for the burrowless bunnies. But her show seems a little different this year; and why is everyone donating their house? Victor and Anita must find out quickly, because Changed Daily has donated the UZZ building...}}

1998 +

{{Episode list −

Kids' Choice Awards
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EpisodeNumber = 40

Favorite Cartoon + Title = The Wobble Men from Dimension Ten

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WrittenBy = Lee Pressman

Won

[25] +

OriginalAirDate = 27/10/07

LineColor = F279C0

Humanitas Prize
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ShortSummary = The Wobble Men have finally broken through - and the only one that can save the world is Victor's father, trapped behind wobbly lines for twenty years...}}

Children's Animation Category

Episode: Mothers Day Special

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EpisodeNumber = 41

Nominated + Title = Mission to Monkey Nut Island

WrittenBy = Lee Pressman

1999 + OriginalAirDate = 27/10/07

Emmy Award
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LineColor = F279C0

Outstanding Children's Program + ShortSummary = On an undercover mission inside THEM's secret holiday resort, Victor wins the Best Evil Plan To Destroy UZZ competition...}}

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{{Episode list −

Nominated + EpisodeNumber = 42

Title = A Hairy Scary World

Genesis Award
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WrittenBy = Lee Pressman

Television - Children's Programming + OriginalAirDate = 08/11/07

'The Turkey That Came to Dinner' + LineColor = F279C0

Won
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ShortSummary = Another one of Professor Professor's crazy cures for baldness has backfired. If Anita and Victor cannot recover the baldy gene from his identical twin brother, the world will be overrun by hair (and Template:Cleanup-laundry head lice). The solution? Stage an opera...}}

Kids' Choice Awards
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EpisodeNumber = 43

Favorite Cartoon + Title = World Savers

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WrittenBy = Dave Ingham

Won

[26] +

OriginalAirDate = 09/11/07

LineColor = F279C0

Humanitas Prize
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ShortSummary = What chance do UZZ have at saving the world from the Gobblotron when World Savers Inc. are so mysteriously good at it - and when Professor Professor has accepted a job with them..?}}

Children's Animation Category

Episode 'Autumn Leaves'

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EpisodeNumber = 44

Won
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Title = The Hand

WrittenBy = Mark Zaslove

TV Guide Award
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OriginalAirDate = 12/11/07

Favorite Children's Show + LineColor = F279C0

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ShortSummary = UZZ decide to cancel their line of Simon Sayz action figures and go with a computer game instead. Simon swears revenge. And he when accidentally gets covered with nano-goo, it looks like he'll get his wish - unless Anita can get to level 13 first... }}

Nominated +

{{Episode list −

EpisodeNumber = 45

World Animation Celebration
	+
Title = Secret Santa

Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series + WrittenBy = Tony Collingwood

Episode 'Naked Tommy' + OriginalAirDate = 27/10/07

Won
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LineColor = F279C0

ShortSummary = The Floaty-Heads latest collection includes The World Leader and Changed Daily. There seems to be no-one who can break into their planet to rescue them. Well, maybe one person - someone that can break into any house, once a year, to leave presents...}}

Kids Choice Awards
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{{Episode list −

Favorite Movie + EpisodeNumber = 46

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Title = The Z-Ray Goggles of Power

Won
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WrittenBy = Mark Zaslove

OriginalAirDate = 27/10/07

Cable Guide
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LineColor = F279C0

Favorite Cartoon + ShortSummary = Who gave Doctor Doctor the technology to take over UZZ base? Why does his snivelling sound so familiar to Professor Professor? How can UZZ and THEM possibly work together to save them all from the giant Purple Hole..?}}

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{{Episode list −

Nominated + EpisodeNumber = 47

Title = The Secret Man

2000 + WrittenBy = Dave Ingham

Artios Award
	+
OriginalAirDate = 14/11/07

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television + LineColor = F279C0

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ShortSummary = The Secret Man has disappeared. To find him, Anita and Victor must locate The One Breath Woman, and - providing they can understand her - unravel an Imposter plot to take over the world...}}

Nominated +

{{Episode list −

EpisodeNumber = 48

Kid's Choice Awards
	+
Title = Planet Professor Professor

Favorite Cartoon + WrittenBy = Ken Segall

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OriginalAirDate = 15/11/07

Won
	+
LineColor = F279C0

ShortSummary = An overworked Professor Professor has come down with Brain Seepage - some of his knowledge has been squeezed out in the form of a tiny planet orbiting his own head. Victor and Anita must travel there to retrieve a forgotten unlock code - or Changed Daily will be permanently turned into a very large orchid... }}

Emmy Award
	+

{{Episode list −

Outstanding Children's Program + EpisodeNumber = 49

	+
Title = The Abyss

Nominated + WrittenBy = Paddy Granleese

OriginalAirDate = 16/11/07

TV Guide Award
	+
LineColor = F279C0

Favorite Children's Show + ShortSummary = In which we learn the startling secret behind Anita's seawater seawater allergy, and fishfood torpedos and a giant sperm whale save the day..}}

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{{Episode list −

Won
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EpisodeNumber = 50

Title = Stuff Stealers

2001 + WrittenBy = Tony Collingwood

Artios Award
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OriginalAirDate = 17/11/07

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television + LineColor = F279C0

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ShortSummary = Has Victor really stolen all the spoons in the world? Why are all the parrots shouting "help"? And why does everyone's hair look so messy? To see the answers, Victor must have his blind spots removed...}}

Nominated +

{{Episode list −

EpisodeNumber = 51

Emmy Award
	+
Title = The Villain Nobody Took Seriously

Outstanding Children's Program + WrittenBy = Tony Collingwood

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OriginalAirDate = 20/11/07

Nominated + LineColor = F279C0

ShortSummary = After saving the world from The Chef, Doctor Doctor, Reptogators, and Imposters, Victor and Anita have Save Fatigue and the world is taken over by a clown who demands that buildings wear silly hats and everyone says "bim"... }}

Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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{{Episode list −

Television + EpisodeNumber = 52

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Title = Secret Double Agent

Won
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WrittenBy = Ken Pontac

OriginalAirDate = 21/11/07

Kids' Choice Awards
	+
LineColor = F279C0

Favorite Cartoon + ShortSummary = Why is The Secret Thing being stolen so frequently? Where has Doctor Doctor taken Changed Daily and his fireplace? Surely none of this can be anything to do with UZZ agent Kent B. Trusted..?}}

Won

Television Critics Association Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming

Nominated

Jewish Image Awards

Outstanding Achievement

Won

2002

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

'Cynthia Comes Alive'

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Special: All Growed Up

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Nominated

BMI Cable Award

Won

2003

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

'Babies in Toyland'

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Nominated

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

BMI Cable Award

Won

2004

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Nominated

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Honors[]

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In 2007, The Secret Show won two Children's BAFTA Awards, one for the show itself (as Best Animated Show) and one for its web site (in the Best Interactive category). −

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The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001, commemorating the show's 10th anniversary.

− On June 28, 2001, in commemoration of their tenth anniversary, Rugrats received a star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame, making it Nickelodeon’s first (and to date, only) series to receive a star. It was placed at 6600 W. Hollywood Bl., near Cherokee Ave. outside a toy and costume shop.[27]


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The Secret Show has had several notable guest stars, including Tom Baker as Robert Baron,the secret room Stephen Fry as Lucky Leo, Penelope Keith as Nana Poo-Poo, and Felicity Kendall as Lucy Woo.[28] − In the October 2001 issue of Wizard Magazine, a leading magazine for comic book fans, they released the results of the 100 Greatest Toons ever, as selected by their readers, Rugrats ranked at #35. Three other Nicktoons—SpongeBob SquarePants, Invader Zim, and Ren and Stimpy—also placed on the list.[29] − − In a list of TV Land’s The 2000 Best Things About Television, ranking the all-time TV shows, channels, commercials, people, catch phrases, etc., Rugrats is ranked #699.[30] − − Angelica Pickles placed 7th in TV Guide's list of “Top 50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time” in 2002.[31] − −

Rugrats in other media[]

Films[]

− In 1998, The Rugrats Movie was released, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. It grossed in worldwide results, $140,894,675, making it a very large box office success, considering its modest $24 million budget. Not only was the movie a commercial success, the film earned mixed to positive reviews from critics. As of 2011, it remains the highest grossing Rugrats film to date. In 2000 a sequel, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. While it received a positive reception, it did not gross as high as the first film. − In 2003, Rugrats Go Wild was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.[32] It is the lowest grossing Rugrats film to date. − −

Comics[]

− From 1998 to 2003, Nick produced a Rugrats comic strip, which was distributed through Creator's Syndicate. Initially written by show-writer Scott Gray and drawn by comic book artist Steve Crespo, with Rob Armstrong as editor. Will Blyberg came on board shortly after as inker. By the end of '98, Lee Nordling, who had joined as a contributing gag writer, took over as editor. Nordling hired extra writers, including Gordon Kent, Scott Roberts, Chuck Kim, J. Torres, Marc Bilgrey, and John Zakour, as well new artists including Gary Fields, Tim Harkins, Vince Giaranno, and Scott Roberts. Stu Chaifetz colored the Sunday strips. The Rugrats strip started out in many papers, but as often happens with spin-off strips, soon slowed down. It's still seen in some papers in re-runs. Two paperback collections were published by Andrews McMeel It's A Jungle-Gym Out There and A Baby's Work Is Never Done. − − During this time, Nickelodeon also published 30 issues of an all Rugrats comic magazine. Most of these were edited by Frank Pittarese and Dave Roman, and featured stories and art by the comic strip creators and others. The last nine issues featured cover art by Scott Roberts, who wrote and drew many of the stories. Other writers included Roman, Chris Duffy, Patrick M. O'Connell & Joyce Mann, and Jim Spivey. Other artists included Joe Staton and Ernie Colón. The magazine also included short stories, many by Pittarese, and games, as well as reprints from an earlier, UK produced Rugrats comic. − − Finally, Nick produced a special, 50 page comic magazine retelling of the film Rugrats In Paris, edited by Pittarese and Roman, with script by Scott Gray, pencils by Scott Roberts, and inks by Adam DeKraker. − −

Video games[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Munchin Land (PC CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Movie (Game Boy Color)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)

  • Nickelodeon Party Blast (Gamecube), Xbox (Tommy and Angelica are playable)

  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons Basketball (PC CD Rom) (Tommy appears in All Grown Up! appearance)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

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Live performances[]

− − Rugrats—A Live Adventure was a show about Angelica's constant attempts to scare Chuckie. To help Chuckie combat his wide range of fears, Tommy invents a magic wand called the "People-ator" to make Chuckie brave. Angelica, however, wants Chuckie to stay scared, so she steals Tommy's wand. The Rugrats try to get it back, but to no avail. Angelica becomes Princess of the World. Eventually, Chuckie becomes brave thanks to the help of Susie, Mr. Flashlight and the audience.[33] Many songs were included in the play, including the theme song. The music was met with a rather mixed reception, which applause was tepid at best. However, the dancing was much better received. In addition, as soon as a character approached the stage to engage the crowd, the response from the kids was wild. Chuckie's pleas help from the audience to stop Angelica's megalomaniacal march toward world domination elicited much excitement and response. Overall, despite the criticism, the show was well received.[34] The show had two 40-minute acts, with a 20-minute intermission (or a commercial break). − −

Merchandise[]

− − Merchandise that was based on Rugrats varied from video games toothpaste, Kellogg’s cereal to slippers, puzzles, pajamas, jewelry, wrapping paper, Fruit Snacks, Inflatable balls, watches, pens, pencils, markers, cookie jars, key rings, action figures, and bubblegum. − The show also managed to spawn a popular merchandise line at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, EBay, Hot Topic, JCPenney, Toys "R" Us, Mattel, Barnes & Noble and Basic Fun, just to name a few.[35] − − The Rugrats had their own cereal made by Post called Reptar Crunch Cereal. The Rugrats and Reptar were predominantly featured on the front, there's a board game on the back, and a special $3 rebate for Runaway Reptar on the side. This cereal was released for a limited time only, sold at US supermarkets 8/1/99 to 9/15/99 only, and not all supermarkets carried the cereal. To memorialize the movie, Rugrats in Paris, another Rugrats-based cereal came out in October 2000. Simply called the Rugrats in Paris Cereal, it has a similar appearance to Trix; it's a sweetened, multi-grain cereal with small-round bits in plain, red, purple and green. Small Eiffel Towers could also be seen.[36]Rugrats made fast-food appearances as well with the most appearances being on − Burger King. Their first fast food appearance was in 1994, when the Hardee's fast food chain offered a collection of Nicktoons toys as premiums that were included with kids' meals at Hardee's. All 4 Nicktoons at that time were featured—Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life, Doug and Rugrats. Other food items that feature Rugrats were Fruit Snacks, Macaroni and Cheese, Bubble Gum and Campbell's Rugrats Pasta with Chicken and Broth.[37] − − In their first tie-in with Burger King, 5 Rugrats toys were offered with their Kids Club meals, a different one with each meal. Each toy came with a 12-page (including covers) miniature version of Nickelodeon Magazine, which featured the toy's instructions, word search, picture puzzle, "Say What?”,a scrambled word puzzle, a coupon for Oral-B Rugrats toothpaste & toothbrush, and entry blanks to subscribe to Rugrats Comic Adventures, Nick Magazine and the Kids Club. From 1998 till 2003, "Rugrats" based-products included watches and various toys.[38] − −

See also[]

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  • Klasky Csupo

  • Rocket Power

  • SpongeBob SquarePants

  • The Fairly OddParents

  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

  • Hey Arnold!


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This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Find sources: "The Secret Show" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (June 2008) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) The Secret Show The secret show title.jpg Created by Tony Collingwood Directed by Andrea Tran Tony Collingwood Voices of Alan Marriott Kate Harbour Rob Rackstraw Keith Wickham Martin Hyder Theme music composer Roger Jackson Composer(s) Roger Jackson Country of origin United Kingdom No. of seasons 2 No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes) Production Executive producer(s) Michael Carrington Producer(s) Christopher O'Hare Running time 13 minutes Production company(s) Collingwood O'Hare Entertainment Release Original network CBBC Original release September 16, 2006 – November 21, 2007 External links Website The Secret Show is a British animated show commissioned by BBC Children's in partnership with BBC Worldwide. First debuted in 2006, it currently airs on CBBC, The Den, ABC, BBC One, BBC Kids, MBC3 and TSR 2. It debuted on the American Nicktoons on January 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm ET.

Contents 1 Details 2 Characters 3 Vehicles and Equipment 3.1 Skybike 4 Recurring Themes 5 List of Episodes 5.1 Season 1 5.2 Season 2 6 Production and Awards 7 References 8 External links Details The show stars two secret agents, Anita Knight and Victor Volt as they try to save the world from the latest threats to civilization. They work for the secret organization, U.Z.Z, run by their commanding agent, whose name is "changed daily" for reasons of security, always to an unusual or ridiculous phrase. U.Z.Z also comprises Professor Professor, whose inventions and scientific background frequently save the day; Special Agent Ray Mondo (last name revealed in the episode World Anthem) who often runs missions behind the scenes; and a large team of standard agents.

They frequently counter threats from their main enemy, T.H.E.M. - The Horrible Evil Menace. T.H.E.M is headed up by the evil antagonist in the series, Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents who wear billiard ball-style helmets. However, some episodes do feature a different set of enemies, such as the alien Floaty Heads or Changed Daily's nanny as a child, who has world domination plans of her own. Many episodes feature a sealed orange cylinder, known only as "The Secret Thing". It is not known that the Secret Thing actually is , although in one episode they Doctor Doctor steals it, however it is a fake, filled with confetti. Even when it is not central to the episode, the Secret Thing is always featured, half poking out from somewhere. Each episode also features a spider walking up the wall and a four digit code which can be entered on the Secret Show website to unlock extras.

The show never starts as "The Secret Show", but rather as "The Fluffy Bunny Show", which features Sweet Little Granny in a rocking chair, with a banjo and six fluffy, pink bunnies. As she begins to sing the intro for her show, agents for U.Z.Z. appear, headed by Agent Ray, and commandeer the show, always using a different method of dispatch. The Secret Show then begins, much to Sweet Little Granny's dismay. The bunnies, however, frequently appear throughout the show in unexpected places. And in "A Purrfect Villain", grandpa appears instead of grandma. When the show gets interrupted he picks up the bunnies and runs from the agents who appears many times in that episode. The US version sometimes edits this opening out of the broadcast. On one episode, Doctor Doctor disguises herself as Granny and hypnotizes everyone watching the Fluffy Bunny Show, so Granny appears in other parts of the episode. The episode is named "The Fluffy Bunnython Of Doom."

Characters Main article: List of The Secret Show characters Vehicles and Equipment Skybike The Skybike is the standard-issue flying vehicle for U.Z.Z. Agents, similar in appearance to a jet ski, with a single jet or rocket motor at the back for propulsion, and two smaller retro-boosters on the front. Although, in the episode "Monument Racers", Professor Professor invented giant high-speed engines installed on the back of the Skybike, used to catch up with flying monuments. Skybikes are capable of vertical take off and landing, as well as being able to hover and fly backwards and have retractable tripod-style undercarriage. Most U.Z.Z. skybikes are blue, but Anita Knight's is green, and Victor Volt's is purple. Skybikes are equipped with many gadgets and equipment suitable for a large number of situations, including a Bike Cannon laser, retractable glass dome for use in outer space or underwater, claw-grips and magnets for grabbing, and even an 'Anti-Meteorite Force Field Deflector' to provide protection against space debris. The skybike was once stolen by Doctor Doctor.

Recurring Themes The show also has several catchphrases that are repeated every episode. One of these is by Professor Professor who contacts Victor at inopportune moments to ask, "Victor, are you still alive?", to which the usual response is an exasperated, "Yes! I'm still alive!". Changed Daily's "For reasons of security, my name is Changed Daily. Today you may call me..." Usually when Victor does something totally wrong or if he makes a mistake (which he usually does), Anita usually says, "Aaaaaaaaaah, Victor." During times of emergency Changed Daily may initiate "Code Custard". This is usually accompanied by Ray yelling "Code Custard! Code Custard!" and yellow emergency lights and sirens going off.

List of Episodes Season 1

  1. Title Written by Original Airdate

1 "The Pilot Secret Thing" Tony Collingwood 16/09/06 Someone is trying to steal The Secret Thing. Is it Changed Daily, Victor, Anita, or some sort of shape-changing Imposter? Can Victor tell the difference? And will he ever find out what The Secret Thing actually is..? 2 "Who Stole Switzerland?" Mark Holloway 23/09/06 Someone is stealing Earth's gravity, causing the continents to float away. Victor and Anita stow away in one of the gravity-sucking machines; the trail leads to Mars, and falling-down parties - but unless they act fast, both planets are in trouble... 3 "Bogie Ball" Tony Collingwood 30/09/06 THEM have photographic proof that the World Leader eats her bogies. What does this have to do with the theft of a giant ball of bogies from the sculptor Alphonse? And why are all the Expendibles wearing nose-sheilds..? 4 "Wedgie Attack!" Mark Zaslove 07/10/06 Victor and Anita are on the run from UZZ after apparently giving the world leader's husband a wedgie on live TV. Soon, all of UZZ is hiding at Victor's mom's house in disguise. Could it be an Impostor plot? Is Changed Daily safe..? 5 "Commando Babies" Mark Zaslove 14/10/06 Nanna Poopoo is kidnapping important people and using a babyizer ray to turn them into commando babies. Soon she will be the only adult. If Victor can manage to burp, he might stand a chance of stopping her... 6 "Bad Hair Day" Lee Pressman 14/10/06 How does Doctor Doctor know so much about UZZ operations? Well, it can't be anything to do with these cool wigs UZZ agents are wearing. But something is creeping around the base at night - something hairy... 7 "And That's For Helsinki" Tony Collingwood 21/10/06 Each time Helsinki Man tries to kill Victor and Anita, he yells "And that's for Helsinki!" It's starting to get a bit annoying. What are they supposed to have done - and why does Professor Professor insist that they must never go to Helsinki..? 8 "The Ball Of Spong" Jimmy Hibbert & Tony Collingwood 21/10/06 The Floaty-heads demand The Ball of Spong, or they will seive the Earth. But the ball and Changed Daily are trapped in a Mark I Indestructible Survival Pod - with no food. And the ball smells kind of minty... 9 "Destination Sun" Mark Zaslove 28/10/06 Doctor Doctor has a remote control for the Sun -- at least, until Victor steps on it. Now the only chance for the Earth is for them all to go to the Sun and relight it... 10 "The Secret Room" Ken Pontac 28/10/06 What is the secret of Robert Baron's secret room? In order to find out, Victor and Anita will have to be shrunk so that they can pass as children; and Professor Professor will have to wear a dress... 11 "Alien Attack" Tony Collingwood 04/11/06 It's the most momentous moment in earth's history: first contact with a friendly alien race. Everything goes fine, until Anita eats the alien on live TV.... 12 "Mirror Mirror" Ken Segall 04/11/06 In a mirror universe where THEM rule the world, UZZ are reduced to delivering Pizza. But for the mirror Doctor Doctor, that's not enough: she wants our world, too... 13 "Dr Hypno Returns Again!" Ben Townsend & Tony Collingwood 11/11/06 Only the retired UZZ agent, Zac Meadows, can save the world from Dr Hypno. But all is not as it appears... 14 "Secret Sleep" Ken Pontac & Tony Collingwood 11/11/06 Why is everyone on Earth so sleepy - and dreaming of dancing? To defeat Doctor Doctor, Victor Anita and Changed Daily must fall asleep under laboratory controlled conditions. Professor Professor will even howl them to sleep... 15 "Super-Vic!" Jimmy Hibbert 18/11/06 Victor acquires a cloak that gives him super-powers, and gets carried away with the idea of being a superhero. But the cloak belongs to the one person that UZZ fear, Eartha Quakea, and UZZ must persuade him to give it back... 16 "The Thing That Goes Ping" Baz Hawkins 18/11/06 Professor Professor doesn't have to tell Victor and Anita why they have to rescue The Satellite That Goes Ping from the Bermuda Trapezoid. It's a secret. Doctor Doctor and the mutant piggies don't know either, but they want the satellite too, and what is with the band that plays ominous music every time somebody says Bermuda Triangle... 17 "The Trousers Of Doom" Dave Ingham 25/11/06 If Victor and Anita don't find The Trousers Of Doom before Doctor Doctor does, the entire universe could just disappear. And Victor would never get his shoes back... 18 "What's In The Box?" Dave Ingham 25/11/06 What is in Professor Professor's box? Why does everyone want to take it from Anita and Victor? Why must they not open it under any circumstances? And will Victor get to hold it..? 19 "Return of the Killer Toothbrush" Lee Pressman 02/12/06 What did Doctor Doctor and Professor Professor work on in the abandoned space station when they were in The School For the Chronically Gifted together? Is it something that is trying to return to earth and wreak havoc..? 20 "Reptogator Attack!" Mark Holloway 02/12/06 Who is The Kid, and why must Victor and his strangely brutish new partner protect him? What do the Reptogators have to do with all this? Anita plans to find out... 21 "Mr Atom" Jimmy Hibbert 09/12/06 Victor doesn't believe that UZZs smallest agent is too small to be seen. Unfortunately for him, Mr Atom is also the shortest-tempered agent... 22 "When Good Food Goes Bad" Laura Beaumont & Paul Larson 09/12/06 When Victor and Anita foil The Chef, he vows revenge - revenge that doesn't seem possible until Victor bites into a carrot, and it presses charges against him... 23 "Flick The Switch" Tony Collingwood 16/12/06 Victor has always wondered what the switch next to his chair in the briefing room does. But the answer to that question involves Reptogators, Impostors, and Almost Certain Doom... 24 "Giant Brain of Terror!" Dave Ingham 16/12/06 What is the giant brain that UZZ have found frozen in ice in the arctic? The very last thing they should do is wake it up... 25 "You're History!" David Stafford & Tony Collingwood 23/12/06 Professor Professor is convinced that no one can invent an uninventing ray. But it appears that Doctor Doctor has proved him wrong - and unless UZZ can do something about it, they'll end up saving the world with only stone axes to help them... 26 "A Purrfect Villain" Paddy Granleese & Tony Collingwood 23/12/06 Due to an accident with a totally untested and highly dangerous teleport device, Victor and the villainous cat Mr Cuddles have got mixed up. Victor has nine lives and wants to chase balls of string; and Mr Cuddles now knows The Secret Code To Destroy The World... Season 2

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27 "Lucky Leo" Tony Collingwood 17/02/07 UZZ don't stand a chance of catching the luckiest man in the world - unless Professor Professor can synthesise his luck and pass it on to Victor... 28 "Zombie Attack!" Mark Holloway 24/02/07 Doctor Doctor has two secret zombifying code words: say either one of them and you turn into a zombie. Unfortunately, the two words are "no" and "yes"... 29 "Imposting the Imposters" Tony Collingwood 03/03/07 Professor Professor sends Victor and Anita to infiltrate the Imposters' base - where they find that he was kidnapped by The Imposters a month ago, and never escaped... 30 "Ammonites Rule!" Tony Collingwood 10/03/07 It's time to pay the rent for the earth to the Ammonites - one slipper orchid from the top of Mount Kippabaru, once every thousand years. If The Imposters get to Ammonia first, they will control the Earth - to say nothing of what will happen if the Ammonites find out that the orchid is a plastic one... 31 "Victor of the Future" Laura Beaumont & Paul Larson 17/03/07 A future Victor has come to warn UZZ that something terrible is about to happen. But he's not allowed to say what it is... 32 "Monument Racers" Tony Collingwood & Jimmy Hibbert 24/03/07 Someone is attaching weird little motor thingies to famous buildings and using them to hold illegal monument races. It's a terrible threat to security - what would happen if Doctor Doctor got hold of the technology..? 33 "Imposter Attack!" Alex Williams 31/03/07 All the world's plumbers are missing. The trail leads to The Imposters, who have a plan to end the world as we know it. And Professor Professor's solution isn't very safe, either... 34 "Secret Spider" Mark Holloway 07/04/07 In which we learn the secret behind the spider in Changed Daily's breifing room - and why Imposters run away from Penguins... 35 "Rise of the Floaty-Heads" Dave Ingham 30/10/07 The Floaty-heads have shrunk our solar system to give to Princess Ping as a mobile. Victor and Anita must pretend to be Floaty-heads so they can steal the solar system back, and escape. But Victor becomes fond of shy, insecure Ping, and wants to help... 36 "Catch the Birdman!" Ben Townsend 31/10/07 After playing a part in an UZZ training film, The Birdman flips out when it is revealed that the film will never be shown in public. He steals the film, and intends to use it to get a career in the movies, and all the birdseed he can eat... 37 "World Anthem" Tony Collingwood 01/11/07 THEM have entered the World Anthem Competition, so Victor and Anita must enter as well, and find out why. Obviously they can't be planning to brainwash everyone with their song, because that only works in old cartoon shows... 38 "It's a Hamster World" Tony Collingwood 02/11/07 Changed Daily is finally persuaded to talk about his nick-knacks. On the back of a picture of his old partner, Lucy Wu, they find a note asking him to rescue her - twenty years ago... 39 "The Fluffy Bunnython of Doom" Baz Hawkins 27/10/07 It's time for everyone to send carrots to Sweet Little Granny for the burrowless bunnies. But her show seems a little different this year; and why is everyone donating their house? Victor and Anita must find out quickly, because Changed Daily has donated the UZZ building... 40 "The Wobble Men from Dimension Ten" Lee Pressman 27/10/07 The Wobble Men have finally broken through - and the only one that can save the world is Victor's father, trapped behind wobbly lines for twenty years... 41 "Mission to Monkey Nut Island" Lee Pressman 27/10/07 On an undercover mission inside THEM's secret holiday resort, Victor wins the Best Evil Plan To Destroy UZZ competition... 42 "A Hairy Scary World" Lee Pressman 08/11/07 Another one of Professor Professor's crazy cures for baldness has backfired. If Anita and Victor cannot recover the baldy gene from his identical twin brother, the world will be overrun by hair (and 20-foot-tall (6.1 m) head lice). The solution? Stage an opera... 43 "World Savers" Dave Ingham 09/11/07 What chance do UZZ have at saving the world from the Gobblotron when World Savers Inc. are so mysteriously good at it - and when Professor Professor has accepted a job with them..? 44 "The Hand" Mark Zaslove 12/11/07 UZZ decide to cancel their line of Simon Sayz action figures and go with a computer game instead. Simon swears revenge. And he when accidentally gets covered with nano-goo, it looks like he'll get his wish - unless Anita can get to level 13 first... 45 "Secret Santa" Tony Collingwood 27/10/07 The Floaty-Heads latest collection includes The World Leader and Changed Daily. There seems to be no-one who can break into their planet to rescue them. Well, maybe one person - someone that can break into any house, once a year, to leave presents... 46 "The Z-Ray Goggles of Power" Mark Zaslove 27/10/07 Who gave Doctor Doctor the technology to take over UZZ base? Why does his snivelling sound so familiar to Professor Professor? How can UZZ and THEM possibly work together to save them all from the giant Purple Hole..? 47 "The Secret Man" Dave Ingham 14/11/07 The Secret Man has disappeared. To find him, Anita and Victor must locate The One Breath Woman, and - providing they can understand her - unravel an Imposter plot to take over the world... 48 "Planet Professor Professor" Ken Segall 15/11/07 An overworked Professor Professor has come down with Brain Seepage - some of his knowledge has been squeezed out in the form of a tiny planet orbiting his own head. Victor and Anita must travel there to retrieve a forgotten unlock code - or Changed Daily will be permanently turned into a very large orchid... 49 "The Abyss" Paddy Granleese 16/11/07 In which we learn the startling secret behind Anita's seawater seawater allergy, and fishfood torpedos and a giant sperm whale save the day.. 50 "Stuff Stealers" Tony Collingwood 17/11/07 Has Victor really stolen all the spoons in the world? Why are all the parrots shouting "help"? And why does everyone's hair look so messy? To see the answers, Victor must have his blind spots removed... 51 "The Villain Nobody Took Seriously" Tony Collingwood 20/11/07 After saving the world from The Chef, Doctor Doctor, Reptogators, and Imposters, Victor and Anita have Save Fatigue and the world is taken over by a clown who demands that buildings wear silly hats and everyone says "bim"... 52 "Secret Double Agent" Ken Pontac 21/11/07 Why is The Secret Thing being stolen so frequently? Where has Doctor Doctor taken Changed Daily and his fireplace? Surely none of this can be anything to do with UZZ agent Kent B. Trusted..? Production and Awards In 2007, The Secret Show won two Children's BAFTA Awards, one for the show itself (as Best Animated Show) and one for its web site (in the Best Interactive category).

The Secret Show has had several notable guest stars, including Tom Baker as Robert Baron,the secret room Stephen Fry as Lucky Leo, Penelope Keith as Nana Poo-Poo, and Felicity Kendall as Lucy Woo.[1]

References ^ http://www.keyframeonline.com/Animation/The_Secret_Show/929/ BBC & Nicktoons Onboard for Collingwood O’Hare’s The Secret Show, Animation World Network Headline News, 8 August 2006. Uncovering the Mysteries of The Secret Show, Joe Strike, Animation World Magazine, 22 October 2007. External links

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