"Frieda Friend!" is an episode of Oobi from season two.


Oobi comes upon his friend Frieda playing with a friend of hers. When Oobi has trouble playing their games, he must overcome his feelings of being the "different" one. In the end, Uma points out all the things that the kids have in common, and the four play a rousing game of (source)


Oobi and Uma are at the park. A woodpecker is drilling into a tree, Oobi is playing with his toy car, and Uma is playing paddleball. Uma spots Frieda nearby and tells Oobi to visit her. Oobi invites the viewers to call Frieda with him. Frieda greets Oobi and asks him to play with her and another puppet named Frankie. Oobi is surprised to see that both Frieda and Frankie are foot puppets, as opposed to hand puppets.

Frieda and Frankie decide to play a variation of the children's game "This Little Piggy," in which they point to each other's toes and pretend that they are pigs. Oobi thinks that he cannot play. Frieda helps him realize that although he is not a foot, he can simply use his fingers as "piggies." After they end the game, Oobi asks to play "hand clap." Frieda and Frankie decline and play dress-up instead. They do this by wearing shoes. Oobi tries to wear a shoe as well, but is unable to. He sighs as an interview segment begins. It features preschoolers talking about their best friends.

After this segment finishes, Frieda and Frankie play kickball. Oobi is frustrated when he cannot kick the ball and decides to leave. He talks to Uma about his predicament. She laughs hysterically upon hearing that he will not play with Frieda just because he is different. She points out things that they have in common, such as their ages and sense of humor. Uma suggests giving each other piggyback rides. Uma hops on Frankie's back and Oobi hops on Frieda's. The episode ends as Oobi waves "goodbye" to the viewers.




Production photos


Oobi - Frieda Friend!

Oobi - Frieda Friend!


  • According to data on the production photos for this episode, it was filmed on February 16, 2004.
  • This is the only full-length episode in the entire series where Grampu doesn't appear.
  • The scene where Uma goes to piggyback onto Frankie is featured in the opening theme for season two.
  • Frieda wears a pink barrette in this episode, rather than the blue barrette she is seen wearing in her first appearance.
  • This episode was highlighted in a 2004 advertising booklet from MTV Networks called "Targeting the Multicultural Customer." It was described as an example of inclusion and diversity becoming prominent themes in media from MTV Networks.


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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 1 "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 2 "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!"
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