Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia
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Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia

Mister Moose's Fun Time was a TV programme that aired on Fox Family Channel from 1998-2000. It is a spinoff to the 1997 reboot of Captain Kangaroo, as titled The All New Captain Kangaroo. It regularly aired episodes from the first series through the fourth of Thomas & Friends, as told by George Carlin.

The programme features the cast of the reboot, Mister Moose, Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Greenjeans, Bunny Rabbit and Joey the Kangaroo. As they tell jokes relating to the day, they present live action and animated segments from other internatonal programmes. The segments used came from Denmark, France, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Australia and Germany.

This program also marked the first American television appearances of The Wiggles.

Segments

  • Jamie the Mouse (Denmark)
  • Bob and Scott (France)
  • Slurps (Spain)
  • Big Sister and Little Brother (Sweden)
  • Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (United Kingdom)
  • The Wiggles (Australia)
  • Funnybones (United Kingdom)
  • I.C. Ice and the Icebergs (Germany)

Thomas Episodes

(Note: * means an episode was confirmed by someone who saw it by memory)

From Unknown Mister Moose's Fun Time episodes

Trivia

  • When Fox Family was in development the original title for Mister Moose's Fun Time was supposedly "The Captain's Toon Room" but it was probably changed so Mister Moose could have his own show
  • According to Paul Pistore who voiced and puppeteered Mister Moose in this series, there have been about sixty episodes made. As such, they would have possibly had sixty episodes of Thomas within the programme.
  • Paul has confirmed that after Disney bought Fox Family, the programme was vaulted by them along with The All New Captain Kangaroo due to the advertising of rival theme parks like SeaWorld and Busch Gardens in said programme.
  • Looking back, Paul says that his favourite segments were Thomas the Tank Engine, I.C. Ice and the Icebergs and Bob and Scott.
  • The episode Trucks was referred to by its UK title.
  • Some of the Thomas episodes were never shown on Shining Time Station due to the programme ending back in 1996. Others were episodes that were seen on original airings of Shining Time Station on PBS, but were cut for time on Fox Family. For example, No Joke for James was originally featured on the PBS airing of the episode, Oh, What a Tangled Web, but it was cut from the Fox Family airing and aired on Mister Moose's Fun Time.

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