Songs From Cosmic Café (found episode from NBC "Qubo" block of 3-2-1 Penguins!; 2006)
A screenshot from one of the songs on the show.
Date found: 10 Sep 2023
Found by: Lost Memories Media
3-2-1 Penguins is a spin-off of VeggieTales created by Big Idea Productions in 2000. It tells the story of two kids who discover a toy spaceship and penguin figurines at their grandmother's house during summer vacation. When they have a difficult situation, the kids are sent inside the ship and meet four penguins who travel through outer space and visit planets where other citizens are having the same problem as them.
In 2006, the series, along with VeggieTales and LarryBoy: The Cartoon Adventures was aired on the NBC block Qubo and had new episodes created for it after it became the #1 program on the block. While most of the episodes have been released to the public, one of them, Songs from Cosmic Café, has not resurfaced since 2009, when it, along with LarryBoy and VeggieTales, was removed from the schedule of the NBC block. The episode was a compilation of songs from the home video releases that began with a short segment featuring Jason and Michelle. The songs included in the episode were Space Surfin' Superstar, Spaceship Drivin' Man and The Legend of Galaxy Gus.
On May 11th, 2019, the episode aired on SAT-7 Kids in the Middle East (although it was dubbed in Arabic). The next day, the episode in Arabic was uploaded to YouTube and was set to premiere that day. Shortly after the premiere within a few hours, NebbaKNezzaFan228 has uploaded his reconstruction of the Arabic version with English audio. Despite this, the English version remained lost until September 10th, 2023, when user Lost Memories Media uploaded the full episode of Songs from Cosmic Café to YouTube.
- John Gaffney (2001, April). Veggie tales: Success no matter how you slice it. Video Business, 21(17), 31.