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One day, as Ogden O. Ostrich took his head out of the ground, he took a look at the world and everything else around him and declared it a magical place. Together with his partners Sheldon S. Cargo and the mute Holey Moley, travel the world in a van broadcasting on the underground station "Channel Umptee-3", educating everyone on the wonders of the world and everyday things normally taken for granted. But an evil box manufacturer led by Stickley Rickets ("The Frumps" as the CU-3 team calls him) want to take those "Umptee-doodies" off the air, believing that they are a threat to his business.
Channel Umptee-3 was an Edutainment Show that aired on Kids WB from 1997 to 1998. Unfortunately, some real-life Frumps got wind of it and it was yanked after 13 episodes.
This show provides examples of:
- Breaking the Fourth Wall
- Clown Car Base: The Umptee-3 van apparently holds a whole crew of extras for their broadcasts.
- Expository Theme Tune
- I Am Not Weasel: One of the promo spots for the show had Jim Cummings mistaking Ogden for a chicken.
- Meaningful Name: The "Umptee" part of the name comes from "umpteen", a fictitious and incredibly large number, as there are an "umpteen" number of subjects that Ogden can find interesting.
- Motor Mouth: Ogden on occasion, being an ostrich and all.
- Painting the Fourth Wall
- Portal Network: Holey Moley can use his hole to travel anywhere and any place.
- The Voiceless: Holey Moley.