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"Grampu Day!" is an episode of Oobi from season two.


Oobi, Uma, and Kako create a holiday called 'Grampu Day' and they each make a special gift for Grampu to show how much they love him.ABC Television (source)


Grampu bakes cookies for Oobi, Uma, and Kako. While the kids eat, they do their own impressions of Grampu. They all talk about Grampu and how friendly he is. This inspires them to make a holiday in Grampu's honor called "Grampu Day". To celebrate, they decide to give him a statue, special food, and a present. When Grampu comes back, they wish him a happy Grampu Day, and tell him the plan.

Oobi goes off to make a clay statue, with Grampu posing as the model. While Oobi sculpts the clay, Grampu gets an itch and tries to scratch it. Oobi finishes the model, but to his disappointment, it looks nothing like Grampu. Trying to spare Oobi's feelings, Grampu says he thinks it looks just like him. He awkwardly tries to move into the position of the statue.

Meanwhile, Uma is looking around her room for a present, but all she finds is dirt. Kako is in the kitchen, making Grampu some special food. He thinks about the foods Grampu likes: tuna, which Grampu likes, and jelly, which Grampu loves. He mixes the two things together. He tastes it, but finds something's missing, so he adds hot sauce, which he loves. He gives the food to Grampu, who is excited to try it. However, just one bite makes him gasp for air due to the hot sauce. Grampu tries not to hurt Kako's feelings by saying "Mmm." Kako asks the viewers to do the same as he unknowingly force-feeds Grampu the disgusting food.

Uma's still looking for a present. She walks into the bathroom but only finds a tube of toothpaste. The kids gather in the living room to celebrate, but Uma tells the boys that she had no luck finding a present. Oobi gets an idea and whispers it to Uma. She agrees with his plan and sings a special song to Grampu. Grampu then thanks them for being so nice.

Later, Oobi and Kako find some leftover clay. Oobi gets the idea to play a guessing game with it. He makes a new statue and asks the viewers to try and guess what it is. It's revealed to be Kako. Afterwards, Oobi and Grampu ask the viewers about their grandparents. A group of preschoolers are shown talking about their families. Oobi and Grampu look at each other happily as the episode ends.




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  • Although this is officially the ninth episode of season two, it was the second one made for the season (production code #002).
  • This is the only episode that includes Grampu's name in the title.
  • The old family photo reveals that Grampu has been taking care of Oobi and Uma since they were just babies. This is the only time their younger selves are ever seen.
  • The toothpaste that Uma holds has no brand name, but the colors and design on the tube are based on Colgate.
  • When the camera pans across Oobi and Uma's room, there is a photo of a blue-eyed hand puppet making a rainbow painting. It is unknown who it is supposed to be, since the hand is much bigger than Uma and has a different eye color from Oobi.
  • In June 2006, a rerun of this episode was played as part of a Father's Day marathon on Noggin.
  • This episode is mentioned in Alternadad, a 2007 book by the comedy writer Neal Pollack. In the book, Neal calls Grampu the show's funniest character. He uses this episode as an example, saying Grampu "made funny faces when he had to eat the awful food the kids cooked for him." (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!"