"Uma Preschool!" is an episode of Oobi from season two.


It's Uma's first day at preschool! Grampu takes her to preschool where she meets her kindly teacher, Paula. At first, Uma does not want Grampu to leave, but her teacher and her new friend, Moppie, help Uma feel comfortable. Soon, Uma is having the time of her life at (source)


Oobi and Uma are shown sleeping. Grampu walks into their room and wakes them up. Uma tells him that she had a dream in which it was her first day of preschool. Grampu laughs and tells her that she will actually be attending preschool today. Uma excitedly walks outside, singing a tune.

The next scene shows the family at the schoolhouse. Uma and Grampu enter the preschool classroom and say "goodbye" to Oobi, who attends school in a separate room. A girl named Moppie runs across the room as the teacher, Paula, introduces herself to Uma. Uma tells Paula her name and explains that it is Swedish. Paula compliments Uma's name and shows her around, beginning with the sand table. A boy named Taro is shown building a bridge out of sand. Uma spots the class pet, a guinea pig named George.

Next, Paula shows Uma the "dress-up corner," which houses different costumes. Uma puts on a blue boa and pretends to be a movie star. She walks over to an art easel and decides to create a painting. Grampu reads a book at a nearby desk. While Uma prepares to draw, she meets Moppie. Moppie shows Uma her drawing of a chicken, which sparks a conversation about chickens between the two girls. Moppie asks Uma to pose for a portrait. She draws a sketch in Uma's likeness and invites Uma over to the sand table. There, Moppie pretends to be a princess and Uma pretends to be a king.

Shortly afterwards, Grampu tells Uma that he needs to leave. Uma begs him to stay, but she is later convinced to let him leave after Grampu explains that he will come back. Paula calls the preschoolers to the dress-up corner for snack time. There, Uma and Moppie talk with Taro and his friend Fred. They lie down for nap time as an interview segment begins. During the segment, Kako asks preschoolers about their school experiences.

The next scene shows Paula waking the children up. She asks them if they want to play a game of freeze dance. Uma shows off her dancing skills and realizes that school can be enjoyable. Grampu appears and tells Uma that it is time to go home. She bids her new friends farewell. Oobi's school day has also ended. As the episode ends, he talks to Uma about her day and waves "goodbye" to the viewers.




Production photos


Oobi - Uma Preschool!

Oobi - Uma Preschool!


  • According to data on the production photos for this episode, it was filmed on January 29, 2004.
  • In September 2004, the Times Leader ran an ad to promote this episode's premiere. It featured a photo of Uma on its front page and an article about the episode's story in its TV section.

The newspaper ad.

  • Oobi is on screen for less than a minute, making this episode one of his smallest roles in the series.
  • This episode features Uma performing her "signature move," spreading out her fingers and quickly shaking back and forth.
  • This episode is paired with "Neighborhood!" in the official episode order. However, when it first aired in the United States, it was shown with "Dinosaur!" instead.


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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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