The title character is the most literal form of a hand puppet, with no fur, feathers, or clothing—only a pair of expressive acrylic eyes and accessories. Each story features Oobi exploring the world around him along with his younger sister Uma, his best friend Kako, and his grandfather Grampu. The show was filmed at Kaufman Astoria Studios and aired on Noggin. Read more about the series here!
• Oobi has been dubbed in a variety of different languages. A list of dubs is available here.
"Dinosaur!" is an episode of Oobi.
Oobi illustrates a storybook about a group of dinosaurs who embark on a mission to find their way home. When he reads it aloud to his friends, they imagine it playing out in an Oobi-style world of prehistoric hand puppets.
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- This episode marks the last appearance of Fritz, the family's garden gnome. Fritz resembles a porcelain statue of a hand puppet with a faux beard and a green coat.
- Inka, Grampu's girlfriend, does not appear in the main story but can be seen in an interview segment at the end of the episode.
- Photos from this episode were included in the October 2004 issue of Playthings.
Randy is Oobi and Uma's babysitter. He gives them the nicknames "Oobi-Dude" and "Uma-Zooma." When they first meet, Uma does not appreciate Randy's efforts to bond with her. He eventually wins her over by dancing with her doll to polka music. She nicknames him "Randy-Candy."
The fishing pier is a minor location in Oobi.
The fishing pier is where Oobi and Grampu sit when they go fishing. It is home to seagulls and fish, all of which are represented by hand puppets in costumes. The pier appears to be located on the outskirts of the state park.