Zoot's Rooty Toot Toot Show

TV series, 1980-1981

Fun variety show for children. Zoot and Spike from Uz Adibalz an Fings present music and comedy with bands and artists such as the Sensational Sunshine Sextet, The Noise Boys, Bruth Bear and Sweetlips and Octavious Octopus.

Zoot's Rooty Toot Toot Show
Zoot's Rooty Toot Toot Show
Zoot's Rooty Toot Toot Show
Zoot's Rooty Toot Toot Show
Zoot's Rooty Toot Toot Show
Zoot's Rooty Toot Toot Show
Zoot's Rooty Toot Toot Show
Zoot's Rooty Toot Toot Show
Zoot's Rooty Toot Toot Show
Zoot's Rooty Toot Toot Show
Zoot's Rooty Toot Toot Show
Zoot's Rooty Toot Toot Show
Zoot's Rooty Toot Toot Show
Zoot's Rooty Toot Toot Show

Production summary: 

Premiere date:

29 December 1980

Channel:

SABC-TV

Language:

English

Genre:

Children and youth; Animation; Music and variety

Number of series:

1

Number of episodes:

13

Production company:

SABC

Director:

Roelna Louw

Writer:

Roelna Louw

Cast and Crew: 

Voice artistCharacter
Mel MillerZoot
Bill FlynnSpike
Amanda Strydom 
Clarabelle van Niekerk 
Charles Comyn
Brendan Grealy 

Crew
Roelna LouwDirector; Writer
Clarabelle van NiekerkPuppet manipulation; Music
Michael AylmerPuppet manipulation; Graphics
Brendan GrealyPuppet manipulation
Roy MacGregorPuppet manipulation
Jenny KirschPuppet manipulation
Sue SteelePuppet manipulation
Roger BashewMusic
Tania van RooyenGraphics
Cyril SchumannGraphics

Theme song: 

Episodes: 

Episode 1: "Summer Song"
Original air date: 29 December 1980

The Sensational Sunshine Sextet treats us to cheerful summer songs.

Episode 2: "Atishoo"
Original air date: 5 January 1981

A small mouse, Pinkeyes, insists on singing on Zoot’s show. He and his friends sing (or rather sneeze!) the Atishoo song.

Episode 3
Original air date: 12 January 1981

Shortly before the start of the show, guest star Sweetlips disappears. Will Spike find her in time to sing her song about Dreamland, where people can choose their own dreams?

Episode 4
Original air date: 19 January 1981

Spike is smitten with a singer and decides to take her some flowers. Tonight’s guest star is Dum Nums, who does all sorts of tricks with numbers and sums.

Episode 5
Original air date: 26 January 1981

Just as The Noisy Boys from Blastville are set to appear on stage, their lead singer Sharpy loses his voice.

Sources: 

  • Nuwe reekse. Radio en TV Dagboek, 17 March 1980, p.37.
  • Stella du Toit, Daar Wag 'n Voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar. Radio en TV Dagboek, 29 December 1980-4 January 1981, pp.44-47.
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