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Phred on Your Head Show

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Format
Children's television series
Starring
Country of origin
United States
Season count
1
Episode count
23
Producer
Running time
30-60 minutes
Original Channel

Phred on Your Head Show is a children's television series produced by Noggin in the United States. It aired from 1999 to 2002 on the Noggin network and spawned a spin-off series titled The URL with Phred Show.

The show's runtime varied, depending on the date on which it would air. Hour-long episodes were aired on weekends and half-hour episodes were aired on weekdays.

Plot

Phred, the former mascot for Phantastic Pickles, hosts his very own TV series showcasing other Noggin productions.

Format

At the beginning of each episode, the unseen announcer Big Voice tells Phred about the episode's host. Following BV's description, Phred exits his home in the dot in Noggin.com, the channel's official website, and hops from head to head searching for his co-host. When Phred finally finds the host, he tells the crew to "pickle" him or her (which teleported them into Noggin.com). Later, the duo introduces episodes of various Noggin programs.

Vignettes

Opening Prologue

The show opens with an explanation of the central character, Phred. It describes how he was a mascot for the fictional pickle distributor, Phantastic Pickles, until his pickle jar rolled off of a supermarket shelf and set him free (causing him to search for a place to think, which resulted in him choosing the dot of Noggin.com).

Featured Content

The weekend episodes feature episodes or segments of select Noggin programs while Phred is "searching" for the host. Examples of these programs include Doug, Dirk Niblick of the Math Brigade, The Further Adventures of Zook & Alison, Sesame Street, Mathnet, and The Electric Company. Occasionally, a "Snick Snack" or Short Films by Short People selection would air as well.

Theme Song

After the cold open, a stop-motion theme song (designed by Tricky Pictures) plays. It has replaceable lyrics that change to fit in the host's name.

Other segments

The series features a set of segments in addition to the Noggin programs. These included Phred's Got Mail (a piece starring Phred as he reads fan-mail aloud) and Cecile and Her Very Own Universe (an animated addition).

The URL with Phred Show

Main article: The URL with Phred Show

A spin-off based on Phred on Your Head Show aired in 2001, titled The URL with Phred Show. It focuses on user-generated content submitted to Noggin.com.

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