Episode Info Transcript

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


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 demonstrates how to swing carefully. Uma grows impatient and ignores what Oobi says. She attempts to swing as fast as she can, causing her to fall off. She begins to cry as Grampu rushes over and comforts her. Uma feels better, but has developed a fear of the swing set.

Oobi asks Uma if she wants to try again and she declines. Oobi tries to calm her down by playing on the slide, making sure that she does not injure herself again. They slide down together at first. They take turns sliding later on. On his turn, however, Oobi decides to twirl around and falls off prematurely. This serves as a reminder to him that it is very important to be careful at the playground. Oobi asks Uma if she has the courage to try swinging again. She tells him that she will try, this time listening to Oobi's advice.

Uma swings carefully and is astonished to be swinging by herself. She calls Kako and Grampu to watch. After they swing, Oobi plays a counting game with the other characters. Uma wants to play another game and suggests giving each other piggyback rides. The four puppets piggyback on top of each other and fall down shortly afterwards, laughing. The episode ends.




Oobi - Uma Swing!

Oobi - Uma Swing!


  • International air dates:
    • In Australia, this episode premiered on ABC Kids on February 9, 2005. (source)
    • In China, this episode premiered on SMG on May 2, 2005. (source)
  • In 2012, this episode's plot was adapted into "Swing," an episode of the Iranian spin-off Oobi: Dasdasi. This was notably the only instance where Dasdasi remade an episode of the original American show.
  • The short "Slide!" also takes place at the playground, although the slide is noticeably different from the one featured here.
  • During the scenes where Oobi and Uma are using the slide, there are cuts between takes, likely because the puppeteers could not easily slide their arms down.
  • The scene where Oobi and Uma ride the slide is featured in the opening theme for season one.
  • The counting game segment takes place at the same park that is visited at the end of "New Friend!"
  • According to a press release, "Swing!" was the original title for this episode.
  • The showreel video for Little Airplane Productions briefly shows a clapperboard from this episode. The board lists a few key details about the episode, notably that it was filmed on January 18, 2003.


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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!"
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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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