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Mopatop's Shop

Mopatop's Shop
GenreChildren's television series
Developed byJocelyn Stevenson
Directed bySimon Spencer
Tom Poole
Ian McLean
StarringMak Wilson (series 1–2)
William Todd-Jones (series 3–4)
Victoria Willing
Nigel Plaskitt
Brian Herring
Susan Beattie
Louise Gold
Country of originUnited Kingdom
United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes260
Production
Executive producersBrian Henson
Angus Fletcher
David Mercer
ProducersJocelyn Stevenson
Sue Taylor
Angus Fletcher
Pete Coogan
Running time10 minutes
Production companiesThe Jim Henson Company[1]
Carlton Television[1]
Original release
NetworkITV (CITV)
Release4 January 1999 (1999-01-04) –
2005 (2005)

Mopatop's Shop is a children's television series that which premiered on CITV in the UK on 4 January 1999. 260 ten-minute episodes were made and aired daily. It was a co-production between Jim Henson Television and Carlton Television.[2] After it finished its run in 2005 it was repeated for several years afterwards until 2010.

Production

The show was produced and written by Jocelyn Stevenson, who started working with the Muppets as a lead writer on Fraggle Rock. Stevenson explained, "The aim of Mopatop's Shop is to teach young children to embrace language and communication skills in a form where they can expand the boundaries of their imagination. It promotes goodness and wellbeing."[citation needed]

Plot

The show features a large green dragon-like Muppet named Mopatop (performed by Mak Wilson (series 1 and 2) and William Todd-Jones (series 3 and 4) and his red and yellow platypus-like dog-duck hybrid assistant Puppyduck (performed by Victoria Willing). Together they run Mopatop's Shop, a shop where one can buy anything they could ever think or dream of. They interact with characters including the Mouse family, local deliveryman Lamont the sloth, neighbour Claudia Bird, a rabbit named Odd-Job Gerald.

Broadcast history

United Kingdom

The series premiered on CITV on 4 January 1999.

International

On 9 May 2013, it was shown on YouTube during the 1st season in North America after a 5-year wait.

Episodes

Season
SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1654 January 1999 (1999-01-04)2000 (2000)
2652000 (2000) (Non-US countries)2001 (2001) (Non-US countries)
365Fall 2001 (Non-US countries)Spring 2002 (Non-US countries)
4652002 (2002) (Non-US countries)2003 (2003) (Non-US countries)

Season 1 (1999–2000)

  1. Wrong Ringer
  2. This Way to the Garden
  3. Flea Power
  4. Hop for the Shop
  5. Hiccups
  6. Ghosts
  7. Upsy Daisy
  8. Worries
  9. Trouble With a Puddle
  10. Horns
  11. No Mice for sale
  12. The Seed
  13. No Job Too Small
  14. Moon Dreams
  15. Hug A Bug
  16. The Whizzy
  17. Nowhere For a Square
  18. Grand Opening
  19. Shake A Shake
  20. Mr Grizzle's Laugh
  21. Nothing
  22. Teething Trouble
  23. Simply Sorry
  24. Monty's Fuzzy Wuzz
  25. Ants
  26. Something Special
  27. Singa Songa
  28. Hairy Fairy
  29. Whispers
  30. Nodding Off
  31. Flowers
  32. Home Sweet Home
  33. Ship Ahoy
  34. You Are What You Are
  35. The Do-What-I-Say
  36. Bright Ideas
  37. Surprise Party
  38. Musical Sounds
  39. Surprises
  40. The Perfect Tail
  41. Cock-A-Doodle Bee
  42. The Happy Flapper
  43. No Sea
  44. Easy Peasy
  45. Thingamajig
  46. Wind
  47. The Brave Canary
  48. The Flying Chicken
  49. Warm Snow
  50. The Magic Teeny
  51. Cold Feet
  52. A Secret
  53. Sniffly Whiffler
  54. Singalotti
  55. The Big Bicycle Race
  56. Swapsies
  57. Dancin' on the Shop
  58. Find The Way You Are
  59. The Fly
  60. Go Slow
  61. Fast Run
  62. Mud
  63. Fishing
  64. Teasy Sneezy
  65. Whistles

Season 2 (2000–2001)

  1. Where's the Blue Paint?
  2. Princess Lulabelle
  3. Light Up My Life
  4. Meesy Mouse
  5. Mervyn Muddle
  6. Whatever Next?
  7. The Gobbledegook
  8. Sea Tree House
  9. Pop Star
  10. The Wizard's Wand
  11. Doctor Zuckermonster
  12. The Neenoo
  13. Helping Hands
  14. Tweet! Roar!
  15. Flying Carpet
  16. Rosey Nosey
  17. The Grumblegrouch
  18. Weirdy Beardy
  19. Splish! Splish! Splat!
  20. Magic Cakes!
  21. Feathers
  22. Hidey Seekies
  23. Rude Dude
  24. Bath Buddy
  25. I Want To Be a Unicorn
  26. The Do Wah Be Do
  27. Hair! Hair! Everywhere!
  28. Smells
  29. One Of Those Days
  30. The Flootle Toot
  31. Ears
  32. Ducky Dog
  33. Robbers In The Shop
  34. The See Me Not
  35. Runaway Socks
  36. The Gobbledegook
  37. A Shopping Trip
  38. Keys
  39. Real Cool Shoes
  40. Nellie the Belly Dancer
  41. What's In An Egg?
  42. Rumble! Rumble!
  43. The Magic Rabbit
  44. Silly Stephen
  45. Mouldylocks and the Three Pears
  46. How Scary Is That?
  47. Animal Choir
  48. Bruno Butterfingers
  49. Thinking Cap
  50. Hullabaloo
  51. Little Miss Kissy Kiss
  52. Puppyduck's Granny
  53. Flower the Leader
  54. Backwards Forwards
  55. Stuck In A Bucket
  56. Load of Old Rubbish
  57. Ice Screams!
  58. Mirror, Mirror
  59. Mac and The Lollystalk
  60. The Bigulator
  61. Mouse Count
  62. Snores
  63. Gluey Gloop
  64. Midip
  65. Dream the Dream

Season 3 (2001–2002)

Season 4 (2002–2003)

References

  1. ^ a b "Carlton and Henson co-pro". Retrieved 6 January 2024.
  2. ^ "CITV UPS MOPATOP'S COMMISSION FOR EVERY DAY OUTING". Broadcast. Retrieved 6 January 2024.
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