DefunctTV: The History of Zoboomafoo

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BeneficialStar : PLEASE TELL ME I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE TO REMEMBER, "Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman" I used to watch Zoboomafoo, Cyber Chase, and Between the Lions all of the time as a kid along with Fetch. My goodness, how time flies...

Sara You : Zaboomafoo was one of my favorite tv shows as a kid and most people I talk to don’t even remember it

Hipochacco : Defunctland, if you ever do an episode of Between the Lions is there a way I can contact you? My parents both worked on the show, my father was the musical director. Let me know :) my mother and father are Paul Jacobs and Sarah Durkee. I’m sure they would LOVE to talk about it.

Zarathustra Zarath : Zaboomafoo's not dead, He lives forever in our hearts.

FireRose720 : I am so glad I didn't hallucinate this whole show because my parents seemed to have no memory of it and I only remember bits and pieces but I watched it all the time.... Also remember having a crush on Chris despite him probably being old enough to be my dad.

Monroe Harmon : i just realized the amount of meme potential zaboomafoo has

Speriodically Stupid : Does anyone remember the PBS show “zoom”?

Ralph Detko : "Wild Kratts" is entertaining, with comic villians and lots of scifi technology - more fi than sci, like a giant flying turtle headquarters called the "Tortuga", which is commanded by female genius and inventor "Aviva". The show highlights the "creature powers" of many animals which the brothers can experience using special suits. The brothers appear in live action sequences before and after the animated portion of the program, where they introduce the topic animal in its natural environment, "living free and in the wild!" The animation represents all creatures as accurately as possible, and is very informative and educational, as well as silly and fun. The Kratt's enthusiasm and energy are infectious and my young daughter loves the show.

daiukuun : i loved it when they always gave him a snack :)

AlternateHistoryHub : *Cough* Between the Lions *Cough*

Marjorie C : I got emotional with this video, I forgot the name of the program, but in the back of my mind I knew that this show existed and now that I found it I remembered telling to my parents that when I grew up I wanted to work with wild animals and get to know Zaboo. I'm from Peru and here this program was by cable. I'm glad to had my best memories in my childhood watching this show. plus (I didn't know they went to Peru to film :O )

Iron Man98 : *I actually live in the area and I was able to see him in person about 4 or 5 years ago. It was really cool be able to see him in person. I did not know he actually passed away. Very sad, as I grew up with this show. This show was a major part of my television time back then. I miss the show, and I miss that character. I'm 20 now, but I'm telling you, that last scene at the end though, really did it for me. :"( R.I.P. Zobb, my old friend. You will be missed.*

Willie Lee : R.I.P Zoboomafoo 😢 thanks for be part of our childhood

hankster112 : Well I just got hit with a nostalgia train

In My Honest Opinion : You forgot to say "Thank You!" After "Viewers Like You..."

alisande : I had no idea Zabu had died... This show and Go Diego Go are what fueled my lifelong love of animals, so it's sad to hear that a part of my childhood is now gone.

BigFluffyDragon : Zoboomafoo is the reason I wanted to be a Zoologist

Eloise Harrison : OH MY GOSH so that's where Wild Kratts came from?! I found it on Netflix a while ago and immediately started binge watching it (never too old for kids TV 😌) I don't think Zoboomafoo was shown in England so I never watched it - either that or I just never found it flicking through the TV guide - but it looks amazing (as do all of it's other iterations) I would have adored it 🙊

vince gredo : 6:25 yes! The snack machine. That was my favorite, definitely the most memorable part of the show for me

GenerationWest : It's been nearly 20 years, and still remember every line from the Zaboomafoo songs. I had to see that abandoned Zaboomafoo set... That cut deep...That cut REAL deep.

rednekdashie : I grew up with zaboomafoo, I didn't get cable till analog went out and digital had become the standard for a while. As a kid I adored the show, the theme still comes to my head to this day. It probably mainly stems from me going to the zoo with my family all the time as a kid. I also pretty much had pets my whole life so connecting with animals has always been my thing. Not gonna lie seeing the drillbeaver connected some patches in my memory. I think you just rebooted a section of my brain that had went dormant. Those memories had cobwebs lol

Gabby Shows : why am I crying about a lemur

Mr. John : Holy shit haha, what a show! Dude, if you're Brazilian and grew up in the late 90's/early 00's You definitely heard about this show! Maaaaan what great memories, I still remember the intro song in my head in Portuguese "Eu, você e o Zoboomafoo". Soooo good! Thumbs up for Tv Cultura and also Rede Futura. Miss my childhood in the early 00's in São Paulo

Sharpie The Firefly Squid : Ah,... oh man, Zaboomafoo ended a year after I was born?? That's a little sad for me... I definitely enjoyed watching it though, and knowing that there is going to be a 6th season of Wild Kratts actually makes me pretty happy. Thanks for making this. Maybe do a video about Tinga Tinga Tales if you haven't already.

Sharp Design : To know how effective this show was, look at how many people were sad when they heard Jovian, who played the animal version of Zoboomafoo died. Also, I remember as a kid keeping looking for new episodes after the last new ones and just seeing reruns.

Elaine Harbin : I almost cried at the end. The house where Chris and Martin used to be, all dark, depressing and abandoned and zaboomafoos spirit jumping through the trees :'(

AshleyPureHeart : I have a request: VeggieTales! I know it was technically a direct-to-video series, but it would make a cool episode!

Emily Brewer : zaboomafoo was one of my favorate shows when i was little

HorizonCrosser 128 : Man, the PBS kids shows during late 90s to early 2000s were some of the best kid shows I've seen as a kid (same thing with Playhouse Disney). While PBS Kids' current shows aren't terrible, they are just nowhere near as good as the old days.


OtakuEllie : Dude this was so much more sad than I was prepared for...

Glass Wolf : When I saw the title: Oh I remember this show! I loved it as a kid, but I don't remember too much about it... Watching the video: *Suddenly remembers everything right when they bring it up and able to mentally sing along with the songs* After the video: ... *wiping away tears* I really should re-watch this sometime...

Victora Octo : Oh how I will always remember that closet

Sam Nimba : This overcomes me with nostalgia

TheSparkyWriter : Oh my gosh I ADORED these shows as a kid.

Cooper Minion : Please do an episode about WISHBONE

Taylor Pickartz : Leap, leap, leap

Dakota Cabana : You literally didn't have to do that thing at the end. Why would you do that thing at the end? I didn't think I'd be a grown ass man crying this morning.

Random Guy : 3:23, Damn, that inspired me to take a fake-typing course!

Theresa Dyson : Ughh... I can't watch that CG animation of a rotting, abandoned Creature Junction without crying, especially Jovian's death in 2014. Just keep on bouncing along, Jovian. *I'm not crying, your crying!* :'( :'(

Maggie Bellant : one of the few kids shows my mom could stand when I was little because she thought the Kratt Brothers were hot 😅

Jason Dembowski Jr : What kinda people don’t say “thank you” after “viewers like you”?

MK1MonsterOck1989 : OMG I Grew Up Watching Zoboomafoo When I Was Little I Love That Show! =D

DingDongBells : You monster... reminding me of a lemur I forgot even existed for the past two decades and then telling me that he passed away 😢

ButterSoil 2.0 : I rember see8ng this as a kid, and forgot about it til I watched this video. Never even realized jovain died between the last time I watched a episode of this til the part of the video where it said he died. RIP Jovain, will still remember in all of our hearts

Timothy McLean : The way you introduced the sponsor at the beginning of the video was _almost_ perfect. It punched me right in the nostalgia, and then punched me again when "Thank you" didn't follow "...from viewers like you" like they did in all the old PBS shows and stuff. I mean, you don't _need_ to thank me for watching your videos; I shouldn't _expect_ you to. It's just...I didn't expect that bit to be left out.

Mighty Wolf One : R.I.P zoboomafoo you may be gone but not forgotten you always live in our hearts and all I know you are still leaping in the sky’s right now and you will always be remembered forever. Keep on leaping lemur!😇😌🤗

Lacey English : Unpopular opinion: Kratts Creatures > Zoboomafoo Course that could just be because I'm older than most of you so I LOVED Kratts Creatures, and then they made a show for younger kids that was shot in a studio instead of the wild and I was like wtf is this?!

Avocado_Birb : I ADORED Zoboomafoo. it taught me about rust n wild cat toes :((

Felili Cantor : Just a side note/confession/question~ Did anyone discover their blossoming sexuality and taste by imagining a 3-way with the brothers? I was about 17 when this show was on, and all I kept thinking is how hot they were, when they were romping around in the dirt... maybe it was just me. 😬