Home; Episodes; Main content. Benson screams at the two, tells Pops he's coming with him, and orders Mordecai and Rigby to flip the cart over, throw out the chair, and clean up the entire mess or they'll be fired; afterwards, he, Pops, and Skips leave, as the two then play a game of rock, paper, scissors for who to drive the cart, ending the episode. CBBC has been praised for airing a groundbreaking TV series about a transgender school girl. [6] Kalceff was motivated to increase visibility of the LGBTQIA+ community through telling a story about a transgender teenager. "[19], In its debut week of 15 June 2009, the show topped the UK children's TV viewing figures with 191,000 viewers. While disclaiming any active role in developing the subsequent series, he would eventually contribute to the writing as well as appearing in several small roles. this is audience participation at its finest! [9][note 2] The creative team wrote the song to challenge the show's young audience, after noting that the same youngsters had been inspired to memorise lyrics to previous songs. [41][42] In the same year, several sketches were commissioned as part of the BBC's live television coverage of the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, to be performed on Tower Bridge, but due to time constraints only one was aired. Notify me. "Mordeby and Rigbecai" • [33][34], The 2D animated sequences were directed by Tim Searle of Baby Cow Animation, based on Martin Brown's illustrations for the books. "Death Punchies" • But it’s peculiar how quickly it came back to me.”. [98] As of February 2014, all episodes from Series 1–3 were available for download to American audiences on Amazon.com "Instant Video" service. "[9] Graeme Virtue of The Scotsman called the League's reunion a "coup" for the series: "While Gatiss's American accent was pretty duff, the bickering spark between the three Gentlemen remained. [1] The one-off drama was created through Screen Australia and ABC Children's Girls Initiative, which was created as a funding program to strengthen Australian female producers. "Benson's Pig" • Scott Brooker performs additional puppetry. I take it upon myself to eat your prize!" Live-action sketches—which often parody other UK media or celebrities—and music videos are intercut with animations and quizzes. "Meat Your Maker" In this sketch, Florence Nightingale says that she rejected the Jamaican-born Seacole's application to Nightingale's Crimean nursing corps because it was open to "British girls" only. "Space Escape" • The TV series introduced and established so many great characters, and there’s certainly potential to go back to them. The next day, Hannah invites Olivia to her house and tells her that she is transgender. Hannah is comforted when she realises she has found friends in Olivia, Jasmine and Natalie. Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost appear in the episode, and Muscle Man says a "my mom" joke and he, Pops, and Hi Five Ghost laugh. Home; Episodes; Main content. "[8] To that end, adult historical satires such as Blackadder and the Monty Python films were shown at the first writers' meeting to demonstrate the proposed tone, and these influences would be visible throughout the show's run. [2] MacDonald was eleven years old at the time of filming and had not previously acted. "The White Elephant Gift Exchange" "The Christmas Special" • Hannah asserts that she is proud of her identity, and no longer has anything to hide. There's not a weak link in the team here and it's an honour to be asked to be part of it". This stance sometimes encompassed traditionally accepted if not actually well-documented anecdotes, such as those involving Caligula. [2][4], The new creative team, while avoiding references aimed specifically at adults, was determined not to adapt the humour to children or otherwise patronise their audience. [3], To do the material full justice, Brigstocke and series producer Caroline Norris used their industry contacts to put together a creative team consisting mostly of veterans of the adult UK comedy community. [16], The TV series used the Horrible Histories brand, logo and associated trademarks under licence from publisher Scholastic Books. "Return of Mordecai and the Rigbys" "Play Date" • "Saving Time" • Find out whether equity release is for you with this guide written by Paul Lewis for our partner Age Partnership. [3][4] The BBC readily agreed to this cross-demographic experiment. "Trucker Hall of Fame" • It is the first children's programme to win a British Comedy Award[70] and four successive children's BAFTAs, for Best Comedy. Hannah Bradford is a twelve year old transgender girl beginning her journey towards the end of primary school, and the beginning of high school. Hannah and her classmates depart for school camp. "Chili Cook-Off" J.G. "Crazy Fake Plan" • Have something to tell us about this article? "Gold Watch" • "Local News Legend" • We’re sure it’ll encourage many kids to seek out the books. "Country Club" It’s even harder to keep the kids entertained. [2] Once the writing was underway, the producers further discovered that sticking as closely as possible to the historical truth made it easier for them to find the humour within it. [10] On its debut, Alice-Azania Jarvis of The Independent described the show as "fun, filthy and genuinely engaging, in a peer-to-peer way. "Dizzy" • First Day. 12-year-old tran "The Night Owl" • It was brilliant (and as a huge fan of the books, that’s saying something). Hannah is angered when her parents won't allow her to attend a sleepover at Jasmine's house, as her friends don't know that she is transgender. "California King" • "Eileen Flat Screen" • Rigby is edited with more teeth in some original scenes from the pilot. "USA! "Skips vs. Technology" • [8] The demands of filming thirteen episodes' worth of material in the same timeframe as a standard six-episode sketch show, while coping with the many complex makeup and wardrobe changes required, resulted in casting also being partially dependent on the logistics of moving a performer from one character to another. A black hole enters with a potentially lovecraftian monster inside who appears briefly to scream at Mordecai and Rigby.