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


Oobi helps Uma get used to the playground and teaches her how to swing on the swings. Uma falls when she gets on too fast and is afraid to try again, but Oobi helps her to be more careful and soon Uma is swinging all by herself.Nickelodeon (source)


Oobi and Uma are at the playground. Oobi asks Uma if she wants to play on the seesaw, but Uma would rather spend the day on the swings. Before she swings, Oobi shows her how to swing carefully. Uma gets impatient and ignores what Oobi says. She tries to swing as fast as she can, but loses her balance and falls off. She starts to cry, and Grampu rushes over to see what the commotion is. Luckily, Uma is okay, but she's just scared. She feels better after Grampu comforts her, but she's developed a fear of the swing set.

As soon as Grampu leaves, Oobi asks Uma if she wants to try swinging again, but she says no and calls the swing a bad swing. Oobi tries to calm her down by playing on the slide, making sure that she doesn't hurt herself again. They slide down together at first. Then, they take turns sliding alone. On his turn, Oobi decides to twirl around and falls off. He doesn't get hurt, but this reminds him that it's very important to be careful. Oobi asks Uma if she has the courage to try swinging again. She tells him that she'll try, this time listening to Oobi's advice.

Uma swings carefully and is astonished to be swinging all by herself. She calls Kako and Grampu to watch. After she finishes swinging, Oobi plays a counting game with the other characters. Uma wants to play another game and suggests giving each other piggyback rides. Everyone piggybacks on top of each other, but they lose their balance and fall down, laughing. The episode ends.




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  • In 2012, this episode's plot was adapted into "Swing," an episode of the Iranian spin-off Oobi: Dasdasi. This was notably the only time Dasdasi remade an episode of the original American show.
  • A few of the early shorts ("Prince Oobi!", "Peekaboo!", and "Slide!") also took place at a playground. This episode uses a completely different set for the playground - it's much bigger and brighter.
  • During the scenes where Oobi and Uma are using the slide, there are cuts between takes, likely because the puppeteers couldn't easily slide their arms down.
  • Two scenes from this episode are featured in the opening theme for season two: Uma watching Oobi on the swing, and Oobi and Uma riding the slide.
  • According to a press release, "Swing!" was the original title for this episode.
  • According to a showreel video for Little Airplane Productions, this episode was filmed on January 18, 2003.


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!"