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

Matthew Negre : Y'all really had to do me with the deserted Animal Junction? No, I'm not crying! You're crying.

Gage Williams : This show had an enormous impact on me as a kid. I now have my dream job at an aquarium working with animals everyday!

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.

Cody Erlanger : RIP Jovian You really changed my life. Gone but not forgotten. I grew up with the Krats and PBS as a kid.

ChihiroKin : Aww no, that CG of a totally empty and abandoned Creature Junction made me so sad. I grew up on PBS and Zoboomafoo, and I loved Zaboo so much. I always found him cute and charming, and Zoboomafoo really sparked my interest in animals. Wild Kratts was important to me too as an older kid, but Zoboomafoo really cemented a place in my heart.

CK-was-HERE : Okay, this ending is way too sad! How dare you make me feel emotions! ...I miss Zabu.

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.

Zashie : thank god the wild kratts is a thing now, i'm glad they got to stay!

mimisaurus inc. : I literally cried at the end. I am the only one in my class who watched this show, so no one understands my pain.

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

Thomas Scaife : It’s thanks to this show that I learned how to read analog clocks, so that way I knew when it was on.

AlternateHistoryHub : *Cough* Between the Lions *Cough*

Kayla Johnson : Do Liberty's Kids please and thank yyou

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

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 )

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.

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.

Quantum Ezo : My favorite series on PBS was “Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman!” I have so memories of Zoboomafoo, too!

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.*

Maria Aparicio : awww that last part made me wanna cry so badly R.I.P Zaboo😫😭😭💕💕💕💕💕

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

Mac Tonite : You forgot to say "Thank You!" After "Viewers Like You..."

Zapum Playz : Man the Kraft Brothers are old but they look great for their age.

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

Fuzzpeantbudder HQ : I wasn’t born until the shows cancelation, but I grew up with it on Sprout. Also I traumatized when my parents told my sister and I that Zoboomafoo died. R.I.P you funny lemur.

Itiel López : that ending, though. I'm not crying, you're crying

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.

omgubler : Zoboomafoo was one of my favorites as a young child, it was one of the only ones I actually liked on PBS... That intro song still gives me feels. It's funny, sometime last year my brother, who's a few years older than me, and I were watching a compilation of forgotten kids shows and Zoboomafoo came on and I kid you not our minds were blown when we, at the time, 20 and 23, suddenly realized the lemur was a puppet, not a lemur who could actually talk! Looking back it makes sense but as a kids we never saw the difference/questioned it and we suddenly felt like a small part of our childhood had been ruined XD

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

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

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

Jac Conte : Will they ever find another lemur to take his place?

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 🙊

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

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


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.

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.

Taylor Pickartz : Leap, leap, leap

ArtStarTheCat1996 : Awwww. I'm so happy to have grown up with this show. It brings a tear to my eye. So many memories.

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 😢

Christopher O'Neil : I miss The Krats Brothers.. Zoboomafu was cool but I grew up on Krats Creatures.

Gen Racer88 : R.I.P Jovian (Zoboomafoo) 🙏🌹⛪🌌⛼🌟🌠😔😔😔😢😢😢😭😭😭

ThegamerofdeathHD : This show was amazing

Gabby Shows : why am I crying about a lemur

slimkt : Zoboomafoo was the only show I ever managed to strong-arm my couch commander sister into letting me watch when we were kids. I'm still glad I did. Thanks for the nostalgia.

FUNK ENGINE : zaboomafoo? more like zabooma*fool* am i right?