Wimzie's House

Wimzie's House
Starring Sonja Ball
Tyrone Benskin
Liz McRae
Thor Bishopric
Holly Gauthier-Frankel
Bruce Dinsmore
Jennifer Seguin
Jane Woods
Country of origin Canada
No. of episodes 112
Original network YTV
CBC Television (1997)
This TV (November 1, 2008–2009) (Canada)
PBS (October 1, 1997–August 31, 2001)
MiTelemundo (2012–present)
Original release March 4, 1995 – August 31, 1996

Wimzie's House is a half-hour Canadian preschool television program which ran on YTV from 1995 to 1996, and in the United States on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) from October 1, 1997 to September 28, 2001.[1] The show has also aired at least as early as 1995 and through the late-1990s on CBC Television, and on Radio-Canada (as La Maison de Ouimzie). Reruns of the show aired in Canada on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV and in syndication as part of the Cookie Jar Kids Network block.[2] The series was produced by Cinar (now Cookie Jar Entertainment), with the PBS telecasts presented by Maryland Public Television from 1997 2002. The show's puppetry is in the style of Sesame Street, which led to some legal troubles with The Jim Henson Company, in 1999.


Wimzie is a little girl monster who lives with her parents (Rousso & Graziella),grandma (Yaya),and baby brother (Bo). The basic plot was that Wimzie's friends would always come over for the day and they would play together. This usually resulted in a problem eventually that would lead to the moral of the episode.

Main characters

(Voices listed here are for the English-language version.)


  1. The Cookie Crisis
  2. BOO!
  3. The Magic Crayon
  4. I Want My Mommy
  5. Flower Power
  6. Babies Have It Made
  7. The Scaredy Cats
  8. The Treasure Hunt
  9. The Boy Who Cried Wolf
  10. What's the Matter with Horace?
  11. You're Not My Friend
  12. To Share or Not To Share
  13. The Play's the Thing
  14. The Lucky Pin
  15. Queen For A Day
  16. A Fishy Fish Story
  17. To Tell the Truth
  18. Jonas, The Actor
  19. All Alone
  20. You Just Gotta Keep Trying
  21. A Medal for Horace
  22. By the Numbers
  23. Mad at Dad
  25. Wimzie's Hushabye
  26. The Tattletales
  27. I Dare You!
  28. We Want Toys!
  29. The Personal Trainer
  30. Jonas and All of His Hits
  31. Who Do You Trust?
  32. Jonas' Big Purple Map
  33. Wimzie's Three Wishes
  34. Who's The Boss?
  35. The Great Moving Day
  36. The Mighty Monster Power Piggies
  37. Wimzie's Scary Dream
  38. The Little Red Wimzie
  39. Friendship Day
  40. Bye Bye Birdie
  41. A Little Privacy, Please?
  42. I'm Scared for Daddy
  43. Bo Goes Bonkers!
  44. Identical Cousins
  45. The Hand-Me-Down Sweater
  46. I Think I Forgot Something
  47. Mommy's Afraid
  48. The Stuke-A-Piddleys
  49. The Tooth Fairy
  50. Wimzie's Late
  51. The Cookie Caper
  52. Wimzie's Big Trip
  53. The Lost Bone
  54. Official Backwards Day
  55. Doctor Wimzie
  56. The Assistant Grown-Up
  57. The Sore Winner
  58. To Each His Own
  59. The Contest
  60. Please Don't Say That!
  61. Be Yourself
  62. The Boys Against The Girls
  63. The Storm
  64. You Have to Learn the Trade
  65. Substitute Daddy
  66. Wimzie the Magician
  67. The Best Hiding Place on Earth
  68. The Jingle
  69. Mind Your Manners
  70. Picking a President
  71. We Can Do It!
  72. The Accident
  73. Happy Birthday, Yaya!
  74. The Dropsies
  75. Icky, Yucky and Goofy
  76. Cinderloulou
  77. LouLou Thinks Big
  78. Nicknames
  79. A Little Bit Testy
  80. Noises Night and Day
  81. Motherly Love
  82. I Don't Like Chores!
  83. Imagination in Action
  84. Promises, Promises, Promises
  85. The Telephone Call
  86. Am I Dreaming?
  87. What's the Truth?
  88. Wimzie the Prankster
  89. My Doll is for Sale
  90. The Show-Off
  91. Growing Up is Hard To Do
  92. From Dirt... to Ice Cream
  93. Shaggy's Visit
  94. Wimzie's Rainbow Wig
  95. Ants in My Pants
  96. The Silent Treatment
  97. Daddy's Girl
  98. Go for the Gold
  99. Wimzie's Family Career Day
  100. It's Bedtime!
  101. The Blackout
  102. Who Needs Yaya?
  103. All 'Round the World in a Day
  104. The Big Dinosaur
  105. The Gizmo-A-Gig-A-Bopper
  106. The Surprise That ... Wasn't
  107. The Ugly Scary Statue
  108. Horace Goes Whammer
  109. Wimzie Sees It All
  110. Wimzie the Interrupter
  111. The Magic Starfruit
  112. The Perfect Christmas


  1. Wimzie's House Theme Song (sung in at the beginning of every episode)
  2. Uh-Oh! (sung in "The Cookie Crisis", "The Boys Against the Girls", "What's The Truth?", "The Blackout" and "Horace Goes Whammer")
  3. Always Tell the Truth (sung in "The Cookie Crisis" and "Ants in My Pants")
  4. Best Of Friends (sung in "BOO!" and "The Silent Treatment")
  5. I Don't Like That (sung in "BOO!", "The Show-Off", "The Silent Treatment", "Horace Goes Whammer")
  6. They Are Mine! (sung in "The Magic Crayon")
  7. It's Okay To Say What We Feel (sung in "The Magic Crayon" and "Nicknames")
  8. Time to Relax (sung in "I Want My Mommy")
  9. Pretending (sung in "I Want My Mommy" and "Wimzie's Family Career Day")
  10. Some Things In Life Just Take Time (sung in "Flower Power")
  11. Together (sung in "Flower Power")
  12. I Wish I Were A Baby (sung in "Babies Have It Made")
  13. I Rather Just Be Me (sung in "Babies Have It Made")
  14. Frightened In the Night (sung in "The Scaredy Cats")
  15. Count On Your Friends (sung in "The Scaredy Cats" and "Motherly Love")
  16. Sometimes There Are Two of Me (sung in "The Treasure Hunt", "The Sore Winner" and "Wimzie Sees It All")
  17. I Know What I Should Do (sung in "The Treasure Hunt" and "The Big Dinosaur")
  18. Let's Laugh Together (sung in "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", "Mind Your Manners" and "Wimzie the Prankster")
  19. Playing Hide and Seek (sung in "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and "The Best Hiding Place on Earth")
  20. Why Do We Need Friends? (sung in "What's The Matter With Horace?" and "Am I Dreaming?")
  21. Even If We Fight (sung in "What's The Matter With Horace?")
  22. Left Out (sung in "You're Not My Friend" and "Cinderloulou")
  23. Making Our Friendship Grow (sung in "You're Not My Friend")
  24. It's My Turn (sung in "To Share Or Not To Share")
  25. If It's Mine (sung in "To Share Or Not To Share" and "My Doll is for Sale")
  26. We Want To Have Fun (sung in "The Play's The Thing")
  27. Dilemma (sung in "The Play's The Thing")
  28. I Do Well When I Feel Good (sung in "The Lucky Pin" and "The Show-Off")
  29. Rousso's Recipe (sung in "The Lucky Pin")
  30. Sick Of Being Sick (sung in "Queen For A Day")
  31. Animal Friends (sung in "A Fishy Fish Story" and "Shaggy's Visit")
  32. Goldfish Goldfish (sung in "A Fishy Fish Story")
  33. Love Makes Life Worth Living (sung in "To Tell The Truth")
  34. True Or False (sung in "To Tell The Truth" and "What's The Truth?")
  35. When It Hurts (sung in "Jonas, The Actor" and "I Think I Forgot Something")
  36. Sometimes Everyone Feels Afraid (sung in "Jonas, The Actor")
  37. All Alone (sung in "All Alone")
  38. Number 1 (sung in "All Alone")
  39. Try Try Try Again (sung in "You Just Gotta Keep Trying" and "We Can Do It!")
  40. Practice Makes Perfect (sung in "You Just Gotta Keep Trying")
  41. Forgetting Is Okay (sung in "A Medal For Horace" and "Wimzie the Prankster")
  42. The Things You Miss (sung in "A Medal For Horace")
  43. One Two Three (sung in "By the Numbers")
  44. There's Only One Me (sung in "By the Numbers")
  45. Lullaby for Bo (sung in "Mad At Dad" and "It's Bedtime!")
  46. That Makes Me Mad! (sung in "Mad At Dad")
  47. Darn These Allergies (sung in "AAHCHOO!")
  48. Things That I Don't See (sung in "AAHCHOO!")
  49. I Have A Secret (sung in "Wimzie's Hushabye" and "Shaggy's Visit")
  50. When I Have A Friend (sung in "Wimzie's Hushabye" and "To Each His Own")
  51. The One Color Crayon Blues (sung in "The Tattletales")
  52. Tattletale (sung in "The Tattletales" and "The Surprise That...Wasn't")
  53. Green Grape Funk (sung in "I Dare You!")
  54. Don't You Dare (sung in "I Dare You!")
  55. Everybody Must Have Toys (sung in "We Want Toys!" and "Imagination in Action")
  56. There Are Ways To Say I Love You (sung in "We Want Toys!", "Motherly Love" and "The Telephone Call")
  57. You Gotta Get Physical (sung in "The Personal Trainer" and "The Big Dinosaur")
  58. Healthy Habits (sung in "The Personal Trainer" and "LouLou Thinks Big")
  59. Hands Are Not For Hitting (sung in "Jonas and All of His Hits")
  60. Time-outs (sung in "Jonas and All of His Hits", "Be Yourself" and "Wimzie the Interrupter")
  61. On TV! On TV! (sung in "Who Do You Trust?")
  62. Not Too Much TV (sung in "Who Do You Trust?" and "The Blackout")
  63. I Love My Dirt (sung in "Jonas' Big Purple Map" and "From Dirt...to Ice Cream")
  64. Permission First (sung in "Jonas' Big Purple Map", "The Telephone Call" and "Wimzie's Rainbow Wig")
  65. The Wishing Song (sung in "Wimzie's Three Wishes" and "Wimzie Sees It All")
  66. Families and Friends (sung in "Wimzie's Three Wishes" and "Am I Dreaming?")
  67. I Was Born To Lead (sung in "Who's The Boss?")
  68. Life Is Simply Grand (sung in "Who's The Boss?")
  69. When I Miss Someone I Love (sung in "The Great Moving Day")
  70. To Help A Friend (sung in "The Great Moving Day", "Substitute Daddy" and "The Gizmo-A-Gig-A-Bopper")
  71. The Mighty Monster Power Piggies (sung in "The Mighty Monster Power Piggies")
  72. Find Your Own Dream (sung in "The Mighty Monster Power Piggies", "Picking A President" and "I Don't Like Chores")
  73. The Monster Mask (sung in "Wimzie's Scary Dream")
  74. I Like To Dream (sung in "Wimzie's Scary Dream")
  75. On Lazy Days (sung in "The Little Red Wimzie")
  76. When There's A Job To Do (sung in "A Fishy Fish Story", "The Little Red Wimzie", and "I Don't Like Chores!")
  77. Are You My Friend? (sung in "Friendship Day")
  78. Even If We're Friends (sung in "Friendship Day" and "The Contest")
  79. It's Okay To Cry (sung in "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Promises, Promises, Promises")
  80. We All Need Taking Care Of (sung in "Bye Bye Birdie")
  81. Yaya's Diary (sung in "A Little Privacy, Please?" and "Who Needs Yaya?")
  82. Tape Recorder Rap (sung in "A Little Privacy, Please?" and "All 'Round the World in a Day")
  83. Turtles (sung in "I'm Scared for Daddy" and "Go for the Gold")
  84. I'm A Fireman (sung in "I'm Scared for Daddy" and "Promises, Promises, Promises")
  85. Where Is Bo? (sung in "Bo Goes Bonkers!" and "The Ugly Scary Statue")
  86. Taking A Nap (sung in "Bo Goes Bonkers!")
  87. Stand Up and Speak Out (sung in "Identical Cousins")
  88. I Like To Be Me (sung in "Identical Cousins")
  89. Brand New Again (sung in "The Hand-Me-Down Sweater" and "The Gizmo-A-Gig-A-Bopper")
  90. What Makes Something Special (sung in "The Hand-Me-Down Sweater", "You Have to Learn the Trade" and "My Doll is for Sale")
  91. Me and My Dad (sung in "I Think I Forgot Something" and "Wimzie the Magician")
  92. Feeling Afraid (sung in "Mommy's Afraid")
  93. Sometimes I'm Scared (sung in "Mommy's Afraid", "The Storm", "Growing Up is Hard To Do" and "Ants in My Pants")
  94. Invisible Me (sung in "The Stuke-A-Piddleys" and "The Dropsies")
  95. The Words You Say (sung in "The Stuke-A-Piddleys" and "All 'Round the World in a Day")
  96. That's The Rule (sung in "The Tooth Fairy" and "Please Don't Say That!")
  97. Stay Awake (sung in "The Tooth Fairy" and "It's Bedtime!")
  98. Tick Tock Clock (sung in "Wimzie's Late")
  99. Right On Time (sung in "Wimzie's Late")
  100. Snacktime Is Fun (sung in "The Cookie Caper", "The Jingle" and "The Surprise That... Wasn't")
  101. Privacy (sung in "The Cookie Caper")
  102. It's Fun To Go Travelling (sung in "Wimzie's Big Trip" and "Who Needs Yaya?")
  103. Disappointment (sung in "Wimzie's Big Trip" and "The Perfect Christmas")
  104. Digging In The Dirt (sung in "The Lost Bone")
  105. Bones (sung in "The Lost Bone" and "The Accident")
  106. Let's Be Different (sung in "Official Backwards Day")
  107. The Searching Song (sung in "Official Backwards Day", "Happy Birthday, Yaya!" and "Go for the Gold")
  108. I'm Taking Care of Mommy (sung in "Doctor Wimzie")
  109. Yaya's Good Tummy Soup (sung in "Doctor Wimzie")
  110. It's Fun To Be Detectives (sung in "The Assistant Grown-Up")
  111. Responsibility (sung in "The Assistant Grown-Up")
  112. I Won (sung in "The Sore Winner" and "A Little Bit Testy")
  113. I Like Painting Pictures (sung in "To Each His Own")
  114. Playing Dress Up Is Such Fun (sung in "The Contest", "Wimzie's Rainbow Wig" and "Wimzie's Family Career Day")
  115. Watch Your Words (sung in "Please Don't Say That!" and "Icky, Yucky and Goofy")
  116. Shhhhh (sung in "It's Bedtime", "Be Yourself" and "Noises Night and Day")
  117. Boys and Girls (sung in "The Boys Against the Girls" and "Daddy's Girl")
  118. Scary Noises (sung in "The Storm")
  119. Find A Better Way (sung in "You Have to Learn the Trade")
  120. Our Dad (sung in "Substitute Daddy" and "Daddy's Girl")
  121. Magic! (sung in "Wimzie the Magician" and "The Magic Starfruit")
  122. Do The Right Thing! (sung in "The Best Hiding Place on Earth")
  123. Trying To Figure Problems Out (sung in "The Jingle")
  124. Good Manners (sung in "Mind Your Manners")
  125. Presidents (sung in "Picking A President")
  126. No Problem! (sung in "We Can Do It!")
  127. Brothers and Sisters (sung in "Babies Have It Made" and "The Accident")
  128. Imagination (sung in "Happy Birthday, Yaya!")
  129. Better Be Careful! (sung in "The Dropsies", "Imagination in Action" and "The Ugly Scary Statue")
  130. I'm Special (sung in "By the Numbers", "Icky, Yucky and Goofy" and "The Magic Starfruit")
  131. What's So Good About Being Tall? (sung in "Cinderloulou" and "LouLou Thinks Big")
  132. I Wanna Be Big Right Now (sung in "LouLou Thinks Big" and "Growing Up is Hard To Do")
  133. The Nicknames (sung in "Nicknames")
  134. We All Need Each Other (sung in "A Little Bit Testy" and "From Dirt to... Ice Cream")
  135. Noisy Noises (sung in "Noises Night and Day")
  136. I Love Snow (sung in "The Perfect Christmas")
  137. Sometimes Friends Can Make You Mad (sung in "Queen For A Day")

Legal troubles

In 1999, The Jim Henson Company issued a lawsuit against the company, claiming the series' puppets and resultant merchandise violated its copyright and trademark rights on The Muppets. CINAR and its licensees Eden LLC and Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company denied and continue to deny any wrongdoing or liability for infringement.

A confidential settlement allowed CINAR to continue broadcasting the series, selling show merchandise, and a "mechanism for preserving the distinctive look of Jim Henson's Muppets in CINAR's future productions."

Ronald A. Weinberg, CINAR President and Co-CEO:

We are delighted that it's been settled and that the agreement leaves an open door between the two companies. It's also good news that WIMZIE'S HOUSE will continue to enjoy such a broad audience on PBS in the U.S. and on other channels in over 100 countries around the world. Furthermore, it means that the licensing initiative we launched last year will continue to flourish with both established and new licensee partners.


Video releases

Five hour-long VHS tapes were released by Sony Wonder in 1999 to 2000.


DVD releases

On July 27, 2010, Mill Creek Entertainment released a 10 episode Best-of collection entitled Wimzie's House: A World of Enchantment on DVD in Region 1.[3]


External links

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