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The ''TV Guide'' description of the first episode said: "A wacky new batch of Muppets that includes [[the Dirt Sisters]] -- two urban teens who spread the latest gossip around town -- and a group of rappin' hot dogs called [[Frankie Frank and the Footers]] highlight ''CityKids''. The human CityKids they interact with are an ethnically diverse group of teenagers whose urban misadventures are charted. The first outing celebrates individuality and teaches a lesson in how to deal with a touchy racial situation." The Muppet cast also includes [[Dread]], a Rastafarian philosopher who appeared with his pigeon sidekick, [[Bird (CityKids)|Bird]].
 
The ''TV Guide'' description of the first episode said: "A wacky new batch of Muppets that includes [[the Dirt Sisters]] -- two urban teens who spread the latest gossip around town -- and a group of rappin' hot dogs called [[Frankie Frank and the Footers]] highlight ''CityKids''. The human CityKids they interact with are an ethnically diverse group of teenagers whose urban misadventures are charted. The first outing celebrates individuality and teaches a lesson in how to deal with a touchy racial situation." The Muppet cast also includes [[Dread]], a Rastafarian philosopher who appeared with his pigeon sidekick, [[Bird (CityKids)|Bird]].
   
The show was a co-production between [[Jim Henson Productions]] and the CityKids Foundation, a New York non-profit agency that helps young people use the performing arts to talk about issues impacting their lives. Each episode was written and produced "for kids, with kids," with members of The CityKids Foundation working as performers, creative assistants and production interns.<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20010212140403/www.henson.com/television/series/citykids_home.html Henson.com] - Archived on September, 2001</ref>
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The show was a co-production between [[The Jim Henson Company|Jim Henson Productions]] and the CityKids Foundation, a New York non-profit agency that helps young people use the performing arts to talk about issues impacting their lives. Each episode was written and produced "for kids, with kids," with members of The CityKids Foundation working as performers, creative assistants and production interns.<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20010212140403/www.henson.com/television/series/citykids_home.html Henson.com] - Archived on September, 2001</ref>
   
There was also a segment of the show where we get to see inside the heads of some of the characters. [[Inside The Head]] live [[Libido]], [[Lieutenant]] and [[Captain (CityKids)|Captain]]!
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There was also a segment of the show showing what happens inside the heads of some of the characters. [[Inside The Head]] live Libido, Lieutenant, and Captain.
   
At times the show will cut away to segments on [[Planet Koozebane]] to highlight the issue being dealt with in the real world. For example, a bunch of one eyed green aliens are chasing and bullying another green alien because he has two eyes.
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At times, the show cut away to segments on [[Planet Koozebane]] to highlight the issue being dealt with in the real world. For example, a bunch of one eyed green aliens are chasing and bullying another green alien because he has two eyes.
   
The show's main theme song was composed by [[Malik Yoba]], who also composed other songs for the series<ref>[http://tv.yahoo.com/malik-yoba/contributor/1106277 Malik Yoba], Yahoo! TV.</ref> and served as Musical Creative Supervisor for the show.<ref> [http://www.filmreference.com/film/17/Malik-Yoba.html Malik Yoba bio], Filmreference.com.</ref>
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The show's main theme song was composed by Malik Yoba, who also composed other songs for the series and was a musical creative supervisor.
   
 
The pilot episode originally aired as an "ABC Saturday Morning Special" on January 30, 1993, and featured markedly different puppet designs for some of the characters.
 
The pilot episode originally aired as an "ABC Saturday Morning Special" on January 30, 1993, and featured markedly different puppet designs for some of the characters.
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# I Am Woman (1/29/94)
 
# I Am Woman (1/29/94)
   
== Cast ==
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==Cast==
 
*Cyndi Cartagena as Angelica
 
*Cyndi Cartagena as Angelica
*Hassan Elgendi as Snoopy/Christian
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*Hassan Elgendi as Snoopy
*Dulé Hill as John
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*[[Dulé Hill]] as John
 
*Anne Ho as Susan
 
*Anne Ho as Susan
 
*[[Renoly Santiago]] as Tito
 
*[[Renoly Santiago]] as Tito
 
*Diana Smith as Nikki
 
*Diana Smith as Nikki
 
*Brad Stoll as David
 
*Brad Stoll as David
*Audrey Ince as Frida
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*Don Chastain as Mr. Lester
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:''Guest Actors'':
*Dash Mihok
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:[[Olivia Birkelund]], Don Chastain, [[Donald Faison]], Peter Jay Fernandez, Arthur French, [[Ira Hawkins]], Cristina Hernandez, Kevin Jordan, John Manfrelotti, Robert Rodriguez, Angela Scott, Mary Testa, Karen Trott
*Michelle Ingkavet
 
*[[Donald Faison]] (performing the song "Saturday")
 
   
 
===Muppets===
 
===Muppets===
*[[David Rudman]] as [[Dread]], [[Frankie Frank]], [[Inside the Head|Lieutenant]], [[The Dirt Sisters|Toya]] (puppetry), and Muppet Coordinator
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*[[Cenophia Mitchell]] as the voice of Toya
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*[[Elizabeth Regen]] as the voice of Trish
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:Muppet Performers
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*[[David Rudman]] as [[Dread]], [[Frankie Frank]], [[Inside the Head|Lieutenant]], and [[The Dirt Sisters|Toya]] (puppetry); also Puppeteer Captain
 
*[[Joey Mazzarino]] as [[Bird (CityKids)|Bird]], [[Inside the Head|Captain]], and [[The Dirt Sisters|Trish]] (puppetry)
 
*[[Joey Mazzarino]] as [[Bird (CityKids)|Bird]], [[Inside the Head|Captain]], and [[The Dirt Sisters|Trish]] (puppetry)
*[[Carmen Osbahr]]
 
*[[Noel MacNeal]]
 
 
*[[John Henson]] as [[Inside the Head|Libido]]
 
*[[John Henson]] as [[Inside the Head|Libido]]
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*[[Noel MacNeal]]
 
*[[Alison Mork]]
 
*[[Alison Mork]]
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*[[Carmen Osbahr]]
 
*[[Don Reardon]]
 
*[[Don Reardon]]
*[[Carlo Yannuzzi]]
 
   
====Muppet voices ====
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==Credits==
*[[Cenophia Mitchell]] as the voice of Toya
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*Associate producer: [[Pat Nugent]]
*[[Elizabeth Regen]] as the voice of Trish
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*Supervising editor/Muppet segment supervisor: [[David Gumpel]]
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*Production designer: [[Lyndon Mosse]]
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*Costume designer: [[Muriel Stockdale]]
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*Animation: [[Ken Brown]]/[[Lisa Crafts]]
   
 
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Dread and Bird

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Two eyed and one eyed Koozebanians.

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The Dirt Sisters; Trish and Toya

Citykids muppets 1993

CityKids was a short-lived Saturday morning show on ABC. It first aired on September 18, 1993. Thirteen episodes were produced. The last show aired on January 29, 1994.

The TV Guide description of the first episode said: "A wacky new batch of Muppets that includes the Dirt Sisters -- two urban teens who spread the latest gossip around town -- and a group of rappin' hot dogs called Frankie Frank and the Footers highlight CityKids. The human CityKids they interact with are an ethnically diverse group of teenagers whose urban misadventures are charted. The first outing celebrates individuality and teaches a lesson in how to deal with a touchy racial situation." The Muppet cast also includes Dread, a Rastafarian philosopher who appeared with his pigeon sidekick, Bird.

The show was a co-production between Jim Henson Productions and the CityKids Foundation, a New York non-profit agency that helps young people use the performing arts to talk about issues impacting their lives. Each episode was written and produced "for kids, with kids," with members of The CityKids Foundation working as performers, creative assistants and production interns.[1]

There was also a segment of the show showing what happens inside the heads of some of the characters. Inside The Head live Libido, Lieutenant, and Captain.

At times, the show cut away to segments on Planet Koozebane to highlight the issue being dealt with in the real world. For example, a bunch of one eyed green aliens are chasing and bullying another green alien because he has two eyes.

The show's main theme song was composed by Malik Yoba, who also composed other songs for the series and was a musical creative supervisor.

The pilot episode originally aired as an "ABC Saturday Morning Special" on January 30, 1993, and featured markedly different puppet designs for some of the characters.

EpisodesEdit

Episode list and airdates taken from TV.com listing.

  1. Pilot (9/18/93)
  2. Becoming a Man (9/25/93)
  3. Get a Job (10/2/93)
  4. The Curse of Ali Baba (10/9/93)
  5. Bye, Bye Reputation (10/16/93)
  6. The Mural (10/23/93)
  7. Alterations with Attitude (10/30/93)
  8. Quality Time (11/13/93)
  9. Rooftop Thanksgiving (11/20/93)
  10. Pack of Lies (12/4/93)
  11. Love Letters on the Hudson (12/11/93)
  12. All My Trials (12/18/93)
  13. I Am Woman (1/29/94)

CastEdit

  • Cyndi Cartagena as Angelica
  • Hassan Elgendi as Snoopy
  • Dulé Hill as John
  • Anne Ho as Susan
  • Renoly Santiago as Tito
  • Diana Smith as Nikki
  • Brad Stoll as David
Guest Actors:
Olivia Birkelund, Don Chastain, Donald Faison, Peter Jay Fernandez, Arthur French, Ira Hawkins, Cristina Hernandez, Kevin Jordan, John Manfrelotti, Robert Rodriguez, Angela Scott, Mary Testa, Karen Trott

MuppetsEdit

Muppet Performers

CreditsEdit

External linksEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. Henson.com - Archived on September, 2001
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