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


Oobi and Kako build a small version of their neighborhood out of shoeboxes and paint. They give Uma a tour and explain what everything is. Uma loves the tour, and they all sing a song about their neighborhood.NickJr.com (source)


Oobi and Kako are looking through a flipbook about their neighborhood. The pages show a library, a post office, and a zoo. This gives Oobi the idea to make their own neighborhood. Kako is confused at first, but he starts to understand when Oobi takes out some cardboard boxes and paper. Oobi explains that he'll make a mini model of their neighborhood out of art supplies. Kako agrees to help, and they start to move boxes around and put things into place.

The next scene is an interview segment, where Grampu asks kids what they like to do in their neighborhoods. Afterwards, the boys put the finishing touches on their neighborhood model. Uma walks by and sees their creation. The boys decide to give Uma a tour of their neighborhood and explain each building. First, they go to the library. Oobi and Kako explain that you should be quiet in a library, since other people are trying to read. Kako puts on a wig and a pair of glasses, pretending to be a librarian. Uma checks out a book with the boys' help, and she gives "librarian" Kako a kiss to thank him.

Next, Uma pretends to send a letter at the post office. There, Kako acts as a postal worker. He helps her figure out how to address and stamp the letter. Uma kisses him again, this time just for fun. Finally, Uma visits the zoo and acts like different animals. Oobi dresses as an elephant, and Kako dresses as a lion. Grampu sees the kids playing and tells them how he loves what they've done. They all sing the Neighborhood Song as the episode ends.




  • This episode is based on "Neighborhood Art!", an early episode from season one that used a much shorter version of the same story.
  • When Oobi pretends to be an elephant, he raises his middle finger, but it's obscured by his paper trunk. When Uma joins him, she raises her index finger instead. This was done to avoid looking like she's giving the audience "the finger."
  • This is one of the few episodes to very clearly show Uma's crush on Kako. She kisses him twice, both for awkwardly long periods of time, making him uncomfortable.
  • The family photo from "Grampu Day!" can be seen on the table when Grampu walks in.
  • Kako takes on a female persona for both of his roles (librarian and postal worker), despite them being gender-neutral jobs.
  • A clip from this episode was available on NickJr.com from 2009 until 2015. In 2015, the Neighborhood Song was featured in the music section of the Noggin App.


ve Episodes
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!"