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


After seeing a parade poster, Uma wants to be in a parade. With home-made costumes and floats, she leads Oobi and Kako in their very own parade. They march around their block singing with all the neighbors watching.NickJr.com (source)


Oobi, Uma, Kako, and Grampu are admiring a poster in the kitchen. Oobi greets the viewers and explains that the poster is for a parade. Uma asks Grampu what a parade is, and he tells her that it's a celebration with a marching band, a float, and a majorette. Oobi and Kako demonstrate how a marching band walks across a street, and they invite the viewers to march along with them.

Uma gets the idea to put on her own parade. She brings Oobi and Kako to a table, where she's set out a drum, a bulb horn, and a set of sleigh bells. She asks Kako to play one of the instruments in her parade, since it needs to have a band. Kako agrees, but he likes all of the instruments and can't decide on one. He chooses to be a "one-man band" and use all three instruments.

Next, Uma asks Oobi to wear a float costume in her parade. He tries wearing a bunch of grapes as a float costume, but it doesn't work. Uma finds a pink bunny slipper, which Oobi refuses to wear, since it's so embarrassing. Uma pulls it onto him anyway and makes him walk around in it. She tells him that it's a good fit and asks him to practice marching with Kako. Kako snickers at Oobi's float, and he angrily and sarcastically tells him to keep laughing, calling him "music boy", which gets Kako just as angry. Uma tells them to play nice and goes to find a majorette outfit.

While Uma finds her costume, an interview segment plays. It involves Grampu asking kids if they've ever watched a parade. The next scene shows Uma with her majorette outfit and a baton. Oobi and Kako are impressed, and Kako stares at her back until Uma tells him: "Stare, don't." She tells Grampu that her parade is ready, and he suggests performing outside.

Uma likes this idea and leads the boys out the front door. A few neighbors, like Angus and Mrs. Johnson, watch as the parade begins. The kids sing the "Parade March" song as they perform. Grampu encourages the viewers to march and cheer along with them. When the parade ends, Oobi waves "goodbye" to the viewers in his float costume.




  • This episode includes a moment of innuendo/adult humor, which is rare for a Noggin show. When Uma shows off her majorette costume, Kako is staring at her back, but she tells him "Stare, don't." He then looks away, a little embarrassed.
    • Also, Uma saying "Stare, don't" is a simplified version of "Don't stare".
      • She also said early on in the episode, "All day, haven't got," which is a simplified version of "We haven't got all day".
  • This is the only episode where Angus doesn't wear any accessories.
  • During the song, Uma says she walks like the "queen of Kalamazoo." Kalamazoo is a real city in Michigan. Josh Selig, the creator of Oobi, considers it one of his favorite words because it "just sounds funny."
    • In his later series Wonder Pets, Kalamazoo plays an important role and is the hometown of main character Ming-Ming.
  • From 2015 to 2020, the "Parade March" song was featured in the Music section of the Noggin app.
  • When Kako laughs at Oobi's slipper, Oobi gets mad and says "Laugh, music boy." This is one of the only times in the show where Oobi and Kako are actually mean to each other; they're usually best friends.
  • "Parade March" uses the same tune as the Neighborhood Song from the episode "Neighborhood!".


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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!"