The Good Night Show with Melanie/Leo (partially found children's television series; 2005-2006)
The Goodnight Show is a TV series that plays between other shows on Sprout (now known as Universal Kids) and while Nina & Star's episodes were very popular with audiences, there were two other hosts that came before her, Melanie Martinez & Noel Macneal were the original two hosts on The Good Night Show between 2005-2006 and a series of unfortunate events had put the series on a very uncertain future at the time.
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 mid-July 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 was the Intern Host from September-December 2006 and because he is a puppeteer, it is believed that he came up with the idea for Lucy the Firefly
- 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 the main host 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." and stuck around throughout the rest of the series.
- Lucy the Firefly is a firefly puppet who was introduced with Noel Macneal, She was featured in games in animated form, 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, and used to introduce shows starting with Noel Macneal
- Hush was a real-life goldfish who was originally used to introduce show segments with Melaine.
|#||Host Name||Co-Host(s)||Season(s)||Original Air Date||Status|
|1||Melanie||Star & Hush||Season 1, Season 2 Original||September 26th 2005-Mid July 2006||Partially Found|
|2||Leo||Star, Lucy & Hush||Season 2 Re-Taped||September 10th-December 17th 2006||Lost|
During the first two seasons of The Good Night Show, the first season with Melanie Martinez as host, with the exception of a handful of clips, is almost completely missing, but the second season with Noel Macneal, on the other hand, is completely missing with absolutely no footage available online but is confirmed to exist based on the one photoshoot, a random blog discussion from November 2006, and a page from the old sprout website.
Many of the elements and segments have largely remained the same when the show switched hosts like "Moonbeam Wheel, Sprout-o-Scope, Stretching, Poems, Sign Language, etc." but after Melaine's departure and the show switched hosts, several segments were cut out of "Goodnight Tales and Shadow Play" for unknown reasons.
Season 2 has two known versions, one With Melanie and Star that aired in July 2006, several weeks before she got fired, and another re-taped version with Noel Macneal "Leo" & Star that aired from September-December 2006.
Up until 2016, Melaine Martinez's version of The Good Night Show was completely missing, but now has a couple of clips and a partially lost episode titled "Bath And Bubble Time" online. Noel Macneal's "Leo" episodes, on the other hand, are completely missing with no footage anywhere online
List of Known Episodes
|Bath & Bubble Time||Partially Lost|
|Sunrise and Sunset||Lost|
|Moon and Stars||Lost|
|People Who Work At Night||Lost|
|Time & Clocks||Lost|
|Shadows & Friendly Monsters||Lost|
- Random blog post discussing Noel Macneal on The Good Night Show . Retrieved 18 Feb '20
- Wikipedia page on The Good Night Show. Retrieved 18 Feb '20
- Archived page of SproutOnline.com from October 23rd, 2006 with proof that Noel Macneal was once the host of The Good Night Show, . Retrieved 18 Feb '20
- Multichannel article about GNS season 2. Retrieved 18 Feb '20
- Multichannel article about Melaine being fired. Retrieved 18 Feb '20
- Archived page of the Sprout Online website dating back to July 3rd, 2006 which lists the majority of Melaine Martinez's episodes (among other info). Retrieved 18 Feb '20