It’s Qubo Part II



Throughout most of my childhood, Qubo was the channel where I could watch all the fun happen.  Every Saturday morning, I could watch young travelers’ voyage to Islands until they stop at Kingdoms with Fairytale Detectives.  I could watch Polar Bears that talk, ride on Magical carpets with poodles.   On Sunday mornings I can experience people being friends with dragons (while also pretending to be a dragon tamer) while I sit on my grandmother’s couch and eat eggs with bacon.  With Qubo my childhood was a little less scary, and it also put me through a big fantasy phase which I still have work from because it was just that special to me.  

So, now that I’m done with my intro, I’m going to introduce some more shows from Qubo. 


If you were to ask me to sing the theme song to this show right now, I would most definitely do it.  This show gave me so much freedom, because Pippi was free, and she made me want to travel every knack and cranny on Earth.      

Pippi is nine years old, but when I was younger, I thought she was older because of how braver she was compared to me then.   In the show Pippi is traveling the seas armored with her superhuman strength and Mr.  Nilsson (her friend monkey) while they are accompanied by her horse.  They also live in Villa Villekulla( A island where she was left) with a boy and a girl who are her friends that’s helping her look for her father who she lost at sea.  His name is Captain Longstocking.  In the show, the overarching plot is her looking for her father, but they go through obstacles on the way, mostly mysteries that need solving.  Like this one episode when it included some history and a ghost lady who killed herself (I think), it was a weird and scary episode.  



Rupert is so adorable, and his show has the aesthetic of warm hot chocolate freezing in snow.  I wish I could explain it but visualize a show that’s kind of like Max and Ruby mixed with Backyardigans, and mixed with some whimsical fantasy show involving magic carpets and mirror people that talk.  Rupert Bear and his friends are going on adventures in magical worlds, enchantment, and danger.  A lot of his adventures involve taming dragons in China or fighting mirror people that are your doubles. (That episode was called “Rupert in Mirror land”) It’s a bit of everything in this show with this cuddly bear. 


Sally Bollywood

Sally the Great Detective is a French – Australian show about a 12-year-old Indian girl who works in her own private detective agency called the SBI (Sally Bollywood Investigations). The is agency is inspired by from her father’s agency, Harry Bollywood.  In the basement of her home, Sally and her best friend Doowee investigate cases brought to them by their schoolmates.  They travel their local neighborhood with Sally using her detective skills and using technology Doowee invents to solve the cases.  This show would always occupy me while I was waiting for my grandmother to finish cooking her nice old bread pudding. 

Sandra the Fairytale Detective 

If you ever wanted to see how fairytale characters should actually react to a situation that they’re in, then this show is for you.  Sandra is from a long line of fairytale detectives that solves problems that come from The Land of Fairytales.  It’s now Sandra’s turn in the line, so she and her friend Fo (a 500-year-old elf), work together on the cases.  All Sandra has to do is throw on her overcoat and jump into the mystery.   I can say one of my favorite episodes is when Sandra helped Cinderella escape a bratty Prince Charming by getting him to fall in love with someone else.  That show was such a good lesson to me when I was younger.    

Author: Tiara Jones

This is Tiara J and I love reading and writing Mystery and Thriller. "Blood Will Tell" is one of my favorite novels and "Law and Order" is my go to binge. I’m not dark, I just write for the shy little girl years behind me while also obsessing over R.L Stine. Favorite Quote: “ I always wanted to be funny. I never really planned to be scary.” -R.L. Stine

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