The Good Night Show (partially found children's television series; 2005-2017)

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3rd host Nina and Star.

Status: Partially Found

The Goodnight Show is a TV show that plays between other shows on Sprout (now known as Universal Kids) that aired between 2005-2017 with the first episode airing September 26th, 2005, and ended when Sprout switched to Universal Kids in 2017. The hosts were Nina and Star from 2006-2017, with previous hosts Melanie and Leo from 2005-2006.

Premise

The Good Night Show features a variety of segments. Some of the segments were removed in 2012 for unknown reasons.

The first segment involves a different form of constellations as Nina and Star look at the sky with their telescope, and will usually have nighttime birthday remainders from The Sunny Side up Show. The second segment features an animated game titled Lucy, Light the Way!, where Lucy, a firefly puppet, (who introduces the shows that come between the block), will light up and viewers need to guess where Lucy is. The third segment involves a different craft based on the day’s theme. The crafts were removed in 2012, and were replaced by the Sandy Story segment, where Nina would tell a story and draw the pictures in the sand. The fourth segment involves Nina and Star to spin a moonbeam wheel, play a goodnight game, and translate a word in Spanish.

The quarter-final segment deals with cleaning up, where Nina and Star put up a musical number to sing. The final segment involves Nina to encourage viewers to give their wishes to Hush, their pet goldfish, with a poem and the goodnight song, Before or after that, Sprout friends sleeping to the iconic Pajanimals song La-La-Lullaby. The Pajanimals song was removed in 2016.

In later episodes, there were some special guests and went live in the sunshine barn from The Sunny Side up Show a couple of times

History

In September 2005, in a joint venture between Comcast, NBCUniversal, PBS, and HIT Entertainment/Sesame Workshop, PBS Kids Sprout was launched on Comcast and later other cable/satellite providers. The original host was Melanie until August 2006 when the network found some raunchy videos online and fired her, and for a short period of time, the second host was Leo aka Noel MacNeal who came up with Lucy the Firefly. The 3rd and the final host was Nina aka Michele Lepe and stayed host until 2017.

Hosts/Cast

  • Nina, played by Michele Lepe, debuted as the permanent host on December 18th, 2006. Lepe's fourth season premiered on November 7th, 2009. and her fifth season premiered on August 27th, 2012. The sixth season premiered on July 27th, 2015. Michele (as Nina) guest-hosted The Sunny Side up Show in 2014.
  • Star, a star-shaped puppet, portrayed by Stacia Newcomb, was the show's co-host. Star served as the child character of the show, asking questions about the evening's theme, commenting to Nina about the segment (such as the Good-Night Game), or encouraging viewers to follow him as he performed nighttime routines such as brushing his teeth or reading a bedtime story. Star debuted shortly before the departure of the program's original host, "Melanie." His puppet was updated on November 7th, 2011 and again on August 27th, 2012. He appeared as a character in the prequel Nina's World, living with Nina, even though Star accompanied Melanie and Leo prior to Nina's arrival.
  • Lucy was a firefly puppet used to introduce show segments. She was also featured in games, such as "Lucy Light the Way"; in this game, viewers were shown parts of a picture (as though they were illuminated by a firefly's light) and then guessed what the picture represented. Her puppet was updated in mid-2009. She also appears as a character in the prequel Nina's World, living with Nina, even though she was introduced alongside Leo before Nina arrived.
  • Hush was a real-life goldfish who was originally used to introduce show segments. He appeared at the end of every show, with Nina closing the show by saying goodnight and reciting a poem in which viewers were encouraged to "make a wish." He appears in the prequel Nina's World living with Nina as a child even though he began with Melanie.

Host Episodes

# Host Name Co-Host(s) Status
1 Melanie Star & Hush Partially Found
2 Leo Star, Lucy & Hush Lost
3 Nina Star, Lucy & Hush Partially Found

Availability

While it was popular when it Aired on the Sprout channel, there are only a few episodes available and a few clips for some mostly lost episodes on YouTube. Only one DVD has been released and there is currently not any digital release. Allegedly, there may have been a short period of time where a person could have been able to purchase some segments/episodes on the Google Play store.[1][2]

List of Known Episodes

Episode Status
Time & Clocks Partially Found
Exercise Lost
Food Lost
Holidays Lost
Dreams Lost
Life Underwater Lost
Sunrise and Sunset Lost
The Dark Lost
Moon and Stars Lost
Bath & Bubble Time Lost
Imaginary Friends Lost
Pets Lost
Fairies Lost
Night Noises Lost
Camping Lost
School Partially Found
Nocturnal Animals Lost
Babysitters Lost
Farm Lost
Riddles & Rhymes Lost
Penguins Lost
Construction Lost
Dance Lost
Dinosaurs Partially Lost
Bedtime Routines Partially Found
Snuggly Favorites Partially Found
Rainy Days Lost
Grandparents Partially Found
Bodies Partially Found
Where we live Lost
Seasons Lost
Lullabies Lost
Bugs & Insects Lost
Where we sleep Lost
Dress Up Lost
Trains Lost
Cats & Dogs Lost
Sharing Lost
Sports & Games Partally Found
Homes Lost
Spanish Lost
Love Partially Found
Siblings Partially Found
Healthy Sproutlets Lost
Lets Get Silly Lost
Red, While & Blue Lost
Gardens Partially Found
Birthdays Found, DVD Only
Wonder Lost
Our Earth Lost
Thankfulness Lost
Letters Partially Found
Jobs Lost
Growing Lost
Moon Lost
First Steps Lost
Family Lost
Parents Found
Babies Partially Found
Friendship Lost
Colors Lost
Reading & Storytelling Lost
Shapes Lost
Numbers Lost
Hats Lost
Safety Partially Found
Imagination & Make Believe Lost
Travel Lost
Around the World Lost
Animals Partially Found
Feelings Lost
Art Partially Found
Nature Lost
Creativity Lost
Camping Partially Found
Heroes Partially Found
Sports Partially Found
Five Senses Lost
Fish Lost
Beach Lost
Circus Partially Lost
Desert Lost
Transportation Lost
Trees Lost
Gift Giving Found, DVD Only
Space "2014 Live Episode" Partially Found
Weather Lost
Shadows Found, DVD Only
Poems Lost
Helping Out Lost
People who work at night Lost
Theatre Lost
Putting on a show Lost
Reptiles Lost
Pirates Lost
Musical Lost
Birds Lost
Safari Lost
Emotion Lost
Parks Partially Found
Magic Partially Found
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Gallery

Hosts

Episodes

Full Episode "Parents"
Partially Found Episodes "Dinosaurs", "Circus", and "Sports".
Partially Found Episodes: Art, Snuggely Favorites, Love, Time And Clocks, Grandparents, Siblings, Bodies, Letters. Sports and Games, Space Live Episode, Mothers Day Live Episode, Safety, School, Babies, Pets, Heroes, Gardens, Bedtime Routines, Halloween Live Episode, Parks, Magic, Pets.

Clips

Goodnight song "Melanie version".
The Good Night Show Melanie craft segment.
La-La-Lullaby by Pajanimals.
Nina and Star introducing the Pajanimals.

External Links

References