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"Fishing!" is an episode of Oobi from season three.


Grampu takes Oobi fishing. Oobi learns a bit about patience and finally catches a fish. At first, Oobi is thrilled, but then he feels badly for the fish and persuades Grampu that they should set the fish free. Oobi and Grampu enjoy their special day together, regardless of the fact that they return home without any fish.NickJr.com (source)


Oobi is in the kitchen with a coloring book and a crayon. Grampu walks in and tells Oobi that they'll spend the day together. He asks Oobi to guess what his plans are, giving hints about fish. Oobi guesses that they'll go fishing, and Grampu says he's right. He brings out a new fishing rod as a present for Oobi. They go to the pier, where Oobi spots a seagull and a buoy. Grampu shows Oobi his box of fishing tools and teaches him how to cast a fishing rod.

Oobi feels a tug on his fishing line and reels it in, only to reveal an old shoe instead of a fish. Oobi and Grampu laugh about it and learn about patience as they wait for a bite. An interview segment plays as they wait. It involves Uma asking a girl and her grandmother about their favorite pastimes.

After this segment, the scene cuts back to Oobi and Grampu. They sing a short song, "Oobi and Grampu", about how they like spending time together. They're interrupted when Oobi feels another tug on his fishing line. He manages to catch a fish and is ecstatic. However, Oobi feels bad for the fish and asks Grampu to set it free. Grampu is surprised, but he understands and throws the fish back. Oobi says he's glad that he didn't take the fish away from its home. He and Grampu hug while they watch it swim around.

When they arrive back home without any dinner, Oobi finds an old can of tuna from the store and offers it to Grampu. He laughs and accepts it. He then tells Oobi that he has another surprise for him. He takes Oobi over to the piano area, where he's framed the old shoe from earlier on the wall. Grampu says that he kept the shoe so they can always remember their day together. Oobi hugs Grampu again as the episode ends.




Production photo


  • In 2015, the "Oobi and Grampu" song was featured in the valentine section of the Noggin App. In 2019, the whole episode was featured in the Noggin App's summer section.
  • According to photo data on the Glass Wings Puppetry website, this episode was filmed on February 18, 2004. (source, see metadata)
  • Two scenes from this episode are featured in the opening theme for season three: Oobi saying "Fishing, wow!" in the kitchen, and Grampu hugging him at the pier.
  • At the end, Oobi's sheet music from "Recital!" can be seen on the piano.
  • Oobi and Grampu also go fishing in an online game called Oobi's Day with Grampu.
  • The seagull sound effects in this episode are from "Seagulls No Surf", a stock audio track made by Hollywood Edge in the late 1980s.
  • Jeffrey Lesser, a longtime music producer for Little Airplane, first joined the company to work on this episode. Josh Selig called him in for help with the "Oobi and Grampu" song, which the writing staff was struggling to get right. In a 2009 interview, Lesser described his approach:
    • "I took it to a place of innocence. What if the music sounded like these two characters were sitting around a campfire and they were playing all the instruments themselves? The approach worked. Sometimes simple is best. This song sparked the beginning of our incredible relationship at Little Airplane that continues to this day." (source)


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Season 1 (shorts) "Dance!" • "Tag!" • "Flush!" • "On & Off!" • "Share Pretzels!" • "Watermelon!" • "Soup!" • "Hot Dog and Ketchup!" • "Prince Oobi!" • "Bubbles!" • "Empty and Full!" • "Popcorn!" • "Worm!" • "Apple Picking!" • "Pretend Wind!" • "Tea!" • "Ice Cream!" • "Water Games!" • "Guess!" • "Bird!" • "Cat!" • "Puppy!" • "Animal Cookies!" • "Slide!" • "Follow the Leader!" • "Peekaboo!" • "Dig!" • "Hide and Seek!" • "Nature!" • "Pretend Catch!" • "Music!" • "Guitar!" • "Bongo Drums!" • "Quiet Read!" • "Clap Hands!" • "Painting!" • "Macaroni Jewelry!" • "Paint Shapes!" • "Pinch Pot!" • "Drawing Game!" • "Neighborhood Art!" • "Toothpaste!" • "Feelings!" • "Cake!" • "Wet and Dry!" • "Bubble Bath!" • "Itsy Bitsy Spider!" • "Toys!"
Season 2 "Camp Out!" • "Uma Swing!" • "Uma Bathroom!" • "Dance Class!" • "Kako's Puppy!" • "Uma's Birthday!" • "Asparagus!" • "Haircut!" • "Grampu Day!" • "Make Pizza!" • "Showtime!" • "Oobi's Car!" • "Garden Day!" • "Piano Lesson!" • "Uma Chicken!" • "Sleepover!" • "Play Ball!" • "Build Fort!" • "Petting Zoo!" • "New Friend!" • "Uma Sick" • "Playdate!" • "Make Art!" • "Rainy Day!" • "Pretend Circus!" • "Make Music!"
Season 3 "Video!" • "Grown-Up!" • "Shopping!" • "Uma Dreams!" • "Chopsticks!" • "Clean Up!" • "Kako Dinner!" • "Sign Language!" • "Halloween!" • "Checkup!" • "Uma Trip!" • "Frieda Friend!" • "Neighborhood!" • "Uma Preschool!" • "Theater!" • "Baby!" • "Chez Oobi!" • "Valentine!" • "Parade!" • "Babysitter!" • "Recital!" • "Dinosaur!" • "Nature Walk!" • "Sing!" • "Fishing!" • "Superheroes!"