The Good Night Show with Nina & Star (partially found children's television series; 2006-2017)

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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 six seasons produced and approximately 20-26 episodes per season 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.

Premise

The Good Night Show features a variety of segments. Some of the segments were removed or modified in the later seasons for various reasons.

Seasons 3 & 4

  • Nina & Star introduce themselves to the audience, sing a short song, start talking about the topic and learn a word in Spanish
  • Nina & Star discuss more about the topic, sing twinkle twinkle & do the Sprout-O-Scope segment
  • Nightly “Leftover” Birthdays from Sunny Side Up (Original TV Airings Only)
  • Sprout Stretch “Yoga” with Nina
  • Craft Segment, Usually revolving around the topic of the episode
  • Goodnight Gallery “Showcasing art sent in by kids” (Original TV Airings Only)
  • Nina asking a question, and hearing the kid’s responses
  • Playing a Goodnight Game by spinning the moonbeam wheel
  • Sign Language segment with Nina
  • Repeat Airing of Nightly “Leftover” Birthdays from Sunny Side Up (Original TV Airings Only)
  • Second Round of Goodnight Gallery (Original TV Airings Only)
  • Lucy Light The Way
  • Repeat of “Nina asking a question, and hearing the kid’s responses.”
  • Star & The Sproutlets getting ready for bed with a song "Brusha Brusha/Rub Scrub."
  • Hush Poem/Goodnight Song

Season 5

  • Nina & Star introduce themselves to the audience, sing a short song, read a short poem & learn a word in Spanish
  • Nina & Star discuss more about the topic, sing twinkle twinkle & do the Sprout-O-Scope segment
  • Nightly “Leftover” Birthdays from Sunny Side Up (Original TV Airings Only)
  • Sprout Stretch “Yoga” with Nina
  • Lucy Light The Way
  • Goodnight Garden, Star having conversations with kids
  • Reading another poem, Learning more Spanish words & a word in Sign Language
  • Repeat Airing of Nightly “Leftover” Birthdays from Sunny Side Up (Original TV Airings Only)
  • Sandy Stories Segment
  • Playing a Goodnight Game by spinning the moonbeam wheel (Removed in season 6)
  • Cleaning up the treehouse while singing the Cleanup Song
  • Nina & Star having one more conversation together before getting Star ready for bed with the "Brusha Brusha/Rub Scrub" Song
  • Hush Poem/Goodnight Song

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 3rd and the final host was Nina, aka Michele Lepe and stayed host until 2017.

Season 3 Premiered on December 18th, 2006, Season 4 Premiered on a Monday sometime in mid-late 2009, Season 5 started airing on November 7th, 2011, when it changed to the You & Me Tree theme, Dropped the Crafts/Goodnight Gallery segments & Added the Sandy Stories segment, and then the slightly tweaked Version of Season 5 Premiered on August 27th, 2012; star's puppet design has been changed several times and Lucy the Firefly is now only seen in her fully animated form for the rest of the show's run, season 6 premiered on Monday, July 27th 2015 where the You & Me Tree was tweaked, Nina's best day ever book is now an element of the show they use to tie into the episode's theme, and Nina's uncle is finally revealed for the first time in several episodes.

The big differences between the earlier seasons and the later seasons is that starting in Season 5, the setting of the show changed to the You & Me Tree. "Goodnight Gallery & Crafts" segments were removed for mostly unknown reasons. The smaller portion of the episode where Nina would ask a question and the kids would give their responses in seasons 3 & 4 was completely revamped into an entire segment for seasons 5 & 6 where star would have a conversation with several kids, mostly about the topic of the episode. The Moonbeam Wheel changed from spinning a color & the game they played was revealed on flashcards up until season 4, to having pictures of the games on the wheel itself for season 5 but completely scrapped on the 6th and final season. and on the original tv airings, the pajanimals lullaby song would play before the hush poem/goodnight song; this was later changed to playing after some time during the 5th season but may have been completely removed when the 6th season started airing.

Periodicity, they would do live episodes like The 2011 Halloween episode “A Sweet Goodnight Treat”, The 2009 Mothers Day episode or the 2014 Space Episode when Astroblast first premiered.

On the 6th and final season of The Good Night Show, Award-winning actor, activist and artist Esai Morales who is best known for being in the biopic La Bamba, Lt. Tony Rodriguez on NYPD Blue, Camino del Rio in the Netflix original series Ozark, and in the HBO series The Brink, joined the cast and played the role of Nina's Uncle known as Tio Javier in several episodes, but since season 6 is nearly completely lost it is currently unknown which episodes, he appeared in.[1][2][3]

Hosts/Cast

  • Nina, played by Michele Lepe, debuted as the permanent host on December 18th, 2006. and was the most popular host with audiences; she did crafts, translated words into Spanish, did ASL sign language, narrated and drew pictures in the sandy story segments, etc. and Michele (as Nina) guest-hosted The Sunny Side up Show several times.
  • Star, a star-shaped puppet, Voiced & Played 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 Goodnight Game), & 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 at the beginning of season 5 in November, 2011, and again on the slightly tweaked season 5 in August, 2012. He appears as a character in the prequel animated series Nina's World, living with Nina, even though Star began with the two former hosts before her.
  • Lucy The Firefly, who was originally a firefly puppet in seasons 2-4, then completely animated in Seasons 5 and 6, used to introduce show segments. She was also 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, In Seasons 5/6 She was also used in animated form to help find constellations in the night time sky, and 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 shows with the original host, but quickly went from a main character to a minor character who would usually appear at the ending segments of every episode just before & after star goes to sleep with Nina closing the show by saying goodnight and reciting a poem in which viewers were encouraged to "make a wish." He also appeared in the prequel animated series Nina's World living with Nina as a child even though Hush also began with the two former hosts.

Availability

Despite having a 10 Year Run and being popular while airing on the Sprout Channel, most episodes of the show are currently mostly or completely lost, With only 1 DVD Release titled “Good Night Stories” with 3 Episodes, [4] 3 Episodes released on the Sprout Cubby Tablet, 2 Episodes from Original TV Airings, and clips from various episodes, although the show currently doesn’t have a “Official” Digital Release, when it originally aired clips were available on SproutOnline, had ITunes Video Podcasts & Podcasts on sites such as digitalpodcasts.com, clips on apps such as Sprout Player,[5] and had clips on their YouTube Channel, but the app has since been discontinued, the podcasts were removed from iTunes, the files were revoked from the podcast website,[6] the sproutonline website no longer exists, the old YouTube Channel PBSKIDSSprout had all of its videos privated[7] and the current channel Peacock Jr. currently only has a few clips of the show.[8] Also allegedly, for a short amount of time, clips/episodes from the show may have been available on the Google Play Store.[9]

List of Known Episodes

Episode Status
Parents Found
Dress Up Found
Five Senses Partially Lost
When I Grow Up Partially Lost
Safety First Partially Lost
Birthdays
Shadows Partially Lost
Gift Giving Partially Lost
Circus Partially Found
Dinosaurs Partially Found
Tools Partially Found
Reptiles Partially Found
Birds Partially Found
Parks Partially Found
Magic Partially Found
Mother's Day 2009 Live Episode Partially Found
Space "2014 Live Episode" Partially Found
Camping Partially Found
Heroes Partially Found
Sports Partially Found
Art Partially Found
Safety Partially Found
Babies Partially Found
Letters Partially Found
Gardens Partially Found
Siblings Partially Found
Love Partially Found
Sports & Games Partially Found
Grandparents Partially Found
Bodies Partially Found
Bedtime Routines Partially Found
Snuggly Favorites Partially Found
A Sweet Goodnight Treat "Live" 2011 Partially Found
School Partially Found
Pets Partially Found
Time & Clocks Partially Found
Holidays
  • Season 3 or 4 Lost
  • Season 5 Partially Found
Dreams Partially Found
Nocturnal Animals Partially Found
Differences Partially Found
Lets Get Silly Partially Found
Riddles & Rhymes Partially Found
Exercise Lost
Food Lost
Life Underwater Lost
Babysitters Lost
Farm Lost
Penguins Lost
Construction Lost
Fall Lost
Spring Lost
Summer Lost
Dance Lost
Rainy Days Lost
Where we live Lost
Seasons Lost
Lullabies Lost
Bugs & Insects Lost
Where we sleep Lost
Trains Lost
Cats & Dogs Lost
Sharing Lost
Homes Lost
Spanish Lost
Healthy Sproutlets Lost
Red, While & Blue Lost
Wonder Lost
Our Earth Lost
Thankfulness Lost
Jobs Lost
Growing Lost
Moon Lost
First Steps Lost
Family Lost
Friendship Lost
Colors Lost
Reading & Storytelling Lost
Shapes Lost
Numbers Lost
Hats Lost
Imagination & Make Believe Lost
Travel Lost
Around the World Lost
Animals Lost
Feelings Lost
Nature Lost
Creativity Lost
Fish Lost
Beach Lost
Desert Lost
Transportation Lost
Trees Lost
Weather Lost
Poems Lost
Helping Out Lost
People who work at night Lost
Theatre Lost
Putting on a show Lost
Pirates Lost
Musical Lost
Safari Lost
Emotion Lost
[10]
  • A few segments that would have aired in the TV version like birthday reminders and the goodnight gallery were intentionally removed for various reasons, and if any episodes were officially digitally released in the future, they would not include those segments. Still, the Goodnight Game segment that is part of every episode is missing from DVD & Digital re-releases for unknown reasons.

Gallery

Host/Cast

New Season Promos & Premiere Dates

Miscellaneous/Other

Clips

GNS Clip Bat Craft (Mostly Lost Audio).
Spanish & Sign Language Segments from various episodes.
La-La-Lullaby by Pajanimals.
Sprout-o-Scope clip from an unidentified episode.
Clip from December 2011, from the season 5 episode "Holidays."
Season 5 Sandy Story Segment "Unidentified Episode."


Other Clips

External Links

References