WordGirl!: Saving the World from Villainy and Bad Word Usage
Posted Sep 11, 2007 @ 1:04 AM
I've found a new favorite superhero: WordGirl! Hailing from Planet Lexicon, she now resides on Earth as a 5th-grader with super-strength, super-speed and a super-vocabulary. Awesome as it sounds? You betcha. (Her sidekick Captain Huggy Face has the best name ever, as well.) After she saves the day and flies away, she calls out, "Word up!" Word up.
I recently found a bunch of clips of this show on YouTube and I thought it was the funniest, cutest cartoon ever. There are also tons of clips on the official site. I think my favorite clip is the interview with PBS News Hour anchor Jim Lehrer. "Yeah, the villainy is tough but I have to say the poor word choices bug me more." Heh, I feel your pain, WordGirl!
As I understand it, the show was originally just a mini-series of 2-minute clips that would be featured during commercial breaks on PBS Kids Go! But apparently the show earned its own series and debuted Sept. 7. I don't get PBS Kids Go! How long were the episodes? Was it just as good at the shorts on the official website? I need to know more! Word up!
Posted Jan 28, 2008 @ 7:54 PM
I mean, how can you not love a show that has a villain called The Butcher who gets defeated by tofu? Freaking awesome!
Posted Jan 28, 2008 @ 9:18 PM
I also love this show because Chris Parnell is the announcer/narrator. Paging Dr. Spaceman!
Posted Aug 4, 2008 @ 5:31 PM
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Posted Jan 12, 2009 @ 6:04 PM
It's kind of like the Tick in a sense that it lampoons superhero cliche's. You have villains with goofy themes like, The Butcher, Granny May, Dr. Two Brains...etc.
Chuck The Evil sandwich-making Guy reminds me of the Condiment King in Batman=The Animated Series.
Posted Jan 12, 2009 @ 9:34 PM
I love this show as well. I think it's hilarious that her brother has a crush on word girl but they can't blatantly say it because it would cross over into territory not suitable for PBS LOL. I hope they do a team up with The butcher and Chuck the Evil Sandwich guy, it seems like a pairing dying to happen. I think the Announcer's sense of humor really ads to this show, on the episode when Chuck needed people to help him move and the announcer said "I'm just a voice" I laughed so hard at the cleverness of that whole exchange.
Edited by firelova, Jan 12, 2009 @ 9:37 PM.
Posted Jan 12, 2009 @ 10:13 PM
He is so cool. A couple of parts made me laugh. One where he says, "Will Becky reveal her secret identity...and is that corn bread really that good?" and another where Word Girl interrupts him and he sighs and says, "You know, I have only one job on this show."
I think the Announcer's sense of humor really ads to this show,
In one episode where Dr. Two Brains reveals her secret identity to her family, her brother freaks out and throws away all his fan club stuff.
I love this show as well. I think it's hilarious that her brother has a crush on word girl but they can't blatantly say it because it would cross over into territory not suitable for PBS LOL.
Edited by Batman Beatles, Jan 12, 2009 @ 10:15 PM.
Posted Jan 13, 2009 @ 6:24 PM
Q.You have the best villains. I mean, Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy who has a sandwich-shaped head, shoots mustard at people, lives in his mom's basement and plots to crush City Hall with a Panini press? How do you guys come up with this stuff?
BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! You've got to read the entire interview she gives a lot of great insight to character development and etc.
Edited by firelova, Jan 13, 2009 @ 6:25 PM.
Posted Jan 13, 2009 @ 11:40 PM
This is what I love about Word Girl.
I also love how well-rounded the characters are. I love the fact that Becky can kick major robot ass and has an awesome vocabulary but gets all girly over ponies and sucks at art. It seems like so many cartoon characters — especially girls — wind up being flat and one-dimensional, the girly princess or the jock girl or the snob.
I like Toby the evil boy genius who has a crush on Word Girl.
Posted Jan 21, 2009 @ 9:00 PM
Posted Feb 15, 2009 @ 8:19 PM
Posted Feb 15, 2009 @ 9:19 PM
I love the narrator too - he seems to be inspired by Jay Ward's narrator from Rocky and Bullwinkle. Very similar sort of humor, and hilariously funny.
Posted Feb 17, 2009 @ 9:10 AM
Posted Apr 5, 2009 @ 7:36 AM
Anyway I just happened across it looking for nutritional info on their kids meals and thought I would share. It doesn't give a start date for when they will be available (not that I could find anyway) in the stores.
Edited by GatorGirl13, Apr 5, 2009 @ 10:10 AM.
Posted May 30, 2009 @ 11:19 PM
I particularly liked the breaking-of-the-fourth-wall moments, with WordGirl's interaction with the narrator or WordGirl's hiding in order to hear the villain's lengthy monologue which is then followed by, "Wow, I just love explaining my evil plan out loud to myself when nobody is around."
Posted Aug 29, 2009 @ 6:41 AM
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