Figaro Pho

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  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (267)

Figaro Pho was an Australian animated television show created by Luke Jurevicius that aired on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 2009 to 2013. The show follows the life of a young boy named Figaro Pho who has a unique phobia for every situation he encounters, which ranges from the fear of spiders to the fear of being alone. Despite his fears, Figaro has a wild imagination and often experiences surreal situations that push him to overcome his phobias.

The show uses a mix of stop-motion animation and computer-generated imagery, which creates a distinctive aesthetic that stands out from other animated shows. The animation style is quirky and exciting, and the show's vivid colors, playful music, and sound effects add to its offbeat charm.

The show's main character, Figaro Pho, is an endearing and relatable character who struggles with his fears but ultimately finds ways to overcome them. Watching Figaro confront his phobias is both entertaining and inspiring, and the show's positive message about facing your fears has appealed to audiences of all ages.

Alongside Figaro is a cast of equally eccentric and charming characters. There's Uncle Ridiculous, a mad inventor who gives Figaro strange gadgets to help him overcome his fears; Rivet, a loyal, mechanically-minded friend who's always ready to lend a hand; and the Quirks, a group of oddball creatures who Figaro encounters on his adventures.

Throughout the show's run, Figaro faces a variety of bizarre and often comedic situations, such as being trapped in a haunted house, encountering a man-eating plant, and battling an army of invisible monsters. All these scenarios are presented with a lighthearted, whimsical touch that keeps the show engaging and accessible to younger audiences.

Figaro Pho has been praised for its originality, humor, and imaginative world-building. The show's quirky characters, detailed animation, and catchy theme song have made it a cult favorite among children and adults alike. The series has been screened in over 100 countries, including the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom, and has won several awards, including an International Digital Emmy in 2012.

Overall, Figaro Pho is a delightful and heartwarming animated series that never fails to entertain. Its charming characters, surreal scenarios, and positive message about confronting one's fears make it a timeless classic that's sure to be enjoyed for generations to come.

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Zemmiphobia (Fear of The Great Mole Rat)
26. Zemmiphobia (Fear of The Great Mole Rat)
May 12, 2009
Figaro observes on his calendar that the 31st of December is the 'rising of the great mole rat'. In terror, Figaro imagines the Godzilla of Mole rats on a destructive rampage towards his house, only to realize that his preconceptions were grossly misled.
Ylophobia (Fear of Wood and Trees)
25. Ylophobia (Fear of Wood and Trees)
May 11, 2009
Figaro is grabs a piece of wood to throw on the fire. Figaro's phobia comes to the fore when he observes a humanlike face in the piece of wood. In shock, he throws the wood into fire, which sends a vengeful calling card to all wooden objects and trees.
Xerophobia (Fear of Dryness)
24. Xerophobia (Fear of Dryness)
May 8, 2009
Figaro is wandering through a dry, salty landscape dying of thirst. He rushes to watery relief only to be disappointed by a cruel mirage. The final mirage being the cruelest of all...
Wretchophobia (Fear of Ugly)
23. Wretchophobia (Fear of Ugly)
May 7, 2009
Figaro pompously unveils a freshly painted portrait of himself, only to receive a karmic tickle in the nose and sneezes a gallon of snot on the portrait. In a Dorian Grey moment, we see how the ugliness on the painting is reflected on Figaro's face!
Vellociphobia (Fear of Speed)
22. Vellociphobia (Fear of Speed)
May 6, 2009
Figaro is on a bobsled when he comes to the realization by simple equation that his 5kmphr limit could easily become 500kmphr. Of course, safety is abandoned when he trips and stumbles back onto the bobsled and speeds down the slope to impending doom.
Uranophobia (Fear of the Cosmos)
21. Uranophobia (Fear of the Cosmos)
May 5, 2009
Figaro is peacefully laying down on the edge of the cliff (his favorite outdoors spot). The serenity is broken when his world literally turns upside down and he becomes the victim of an intergalactic vacuum cleaner.
Telephonophobia (Fear of Telephones)
20. Telephonophobia (Fear of Telephones)
December 18, 2009
Figaro attempts to be polite to an innocent commuter called Herman, when suddenly a telecommunications van zooms by and erects a public phone right next to the bus stop. Figaro's imagination runs wild as the phone turns into a lasso-wielding monster.
Sciophobia (Fear of Shadows)
19. Sciophobia (Fear of Shadows)
May 1, 2009
Figaro lights the candles in his lounge causing his own shadow to change into a menacing shadow creature bent on Figaro's demise.
Rhypophobia (Fear of Poo)
18. Rhypophobia (Fear of Poo)
April 30, 2009
Figaro rushes to the toilet on a full bladder, only to discover that 3 stinky deposits have made their presence known in the toilet bowl. In a desperate attempt to flush the poos down the toilet, his conscience ignites, leaving him in a tearful mess.
Quassophobia (Fear of Vibrating to Pieces)
17. Quassophobia (Fear of Vibrating to Pieces)
April 29, 2009
Figaro tries to paint, but becomes irritated by a pesky fly. His fear of Vibrating to pieces becomes apparent when the fly lands on his hand and causes a tremor that escalates to the point where Figaro breaks in a heap of rubble on the balcony floor.
Pogonophobia (Fear of Beards)
16. Pogonophobia (Fear of Beards)
April 28, 2009
Figaro is in Santa's workshop, when he imagines himself being sucked into Santa's terrifying beard. In a parody of Alien we see Figaro being attacked by a menacing, face hugging beard creature.
Ophthalmophobia (Fear of Stared at)
15. Ophthalmophobia (Fear of Stared at)
April 27, 2009
The only way to Figaro's bathroom is via the endless hallway lined with hundreds of spooky portraits. Figaro's paranoia comes to the fore when he believes the portraits are watching him.
Nephophobia (Fear of Clouds)
14. Nephophobia (Fear of Clouds)
April 24, 2009
Figaro welcomes blue skies and dances on his favorite spot outside - the edge of a cliff! His moment is ruined by a tiny cloud floating on the horizon. In an attempt to ward away the miniscule cloud, it zooms over to Figaro with puppy like enthusiasm.
Meteorophobia (Fear of Meteorites)
13. Meteorophobia (Fear of Meteorites)
April 23, 2009
Figaro (an ardent bird watcher) observes a rare feathered beauty through his telescope, when he unwittingly leans on the telescope and redirects the scope to an approaching meteor.
Lachanophobia (Fear of Vegetables)
12. Lachanophobia (Fear of Vegetables)
April 22, 2009
In a World War 1 scene we see Figaro in the trenches fighting against a backdrop of approaching vegetables.
Koniphobia (Fear of Dust)
11. Koniphobia (Fear of Dust)
April 21, 2009
Figaro exercises his obsessive cleanliness by vacuuming an impossibly high shelf in his lounge room. Closer examination of the shelf reveals an unsightly dust critter on the edge of the bookshelf. The discovery leads to a succession of unfortunate events
Jellophobia (Fear of Jelly)
10. Jellophobia (Fear of Jelly)
April 20, 2009
Figaro discovers a funny shaped plate of jelly, and although he fears the translucent byproduct of horse's hooves, he prods and pokes fun at it only to be abruptly reminded why he should be fearful.
Insectophobia (Fear of Insects)
9. Insectophobia (Fear of Insects)
April 17, 2009
Figaro is pruning a large cactus plant on his balcony but is thrown into shock and horror when he unwittingly snips the arm off a large stick insect hiding in the shrub.
Hypnophobia (Fear of Sleep)
8. Hypnophobia (Fear of Sleep)
April 16, 2009
Figaro is sleeping peacefully when suddenly Boris the stinky man invades his dreams. In this episode we try to work out reality from fantasy as Boris keeps rearing his very ugly head.
Gerontophobia (Fear of Old People)
7. Gerontophobia (Fear of Old People)
April 15, 2009
Figaro takes a trip down to the bus stop only to discover grandma Dorothy is sitting on the bench, beckoning Figaro to sit next to her for some company. His horror of old people escalates as Dorothy offers Figaro a boiled mint from the bottom of her bag.
Felinophobia (Fear of Cats)
6. Felinophobia (Fear of Cats)
April 14, 2009
Figaro's fear of Cats comes to the fore when he hears the horrific sounds of a meowing cat at the front door. In this episode we see how the roles become reversed by the cunning wily ways of a very crafty kitty.
Emetophobia (Fear of Vomitting)
5. Emetophobia (Fear of Vomitting)
April 13, 2009
Figaro settles down to a nice meal of sausages, eggs and toast. When Figaro unwittingly consumes several mouthfuls of ancient curdled milk, his desire for morning breakfast comes to a grinding halt.
Dermatosiophobia (Fear of Skin)
4. Dermatosiophobia (Fear of Skin)
April 10, 2009
Figaro goes about his usual morning ablutions only to realize that his skin is completely green when he switches on the bathroom light. Every time he switches the light off and on, his skin changes to a different skin pattern!
Chorophobia (Fear of Dancing)
3. Chorophobia (Fear of Dancing)
April 9, 2009
Figaro switches on an old gramophone only to discover his horror of 1920's dance tutorial polka. Figaro proceeds to emulate the dance moves only to discover that he has been observed by a very appreciative grandma Dorothy from next door.
Bromidrosiphobia (Fear of Bodily Odours)
2. Bromidrosiphobia (Fear of Bodily Odours)
April 8, 2009
Figaro ventures out for a short bus ride to the local village. Whilst smelling a fragrant rose, Figaro's tranquility is shattered by the arrival of a very, very stinky man who sits right next to Figaro despite the fact that every other seat is free.
Arachnophobia (Fear of Spiders)
1. Arachnophobia (Fear of Spiders)
April 7, 2009
Figaro is reading on his favorite chair (the toilet) only to be interrupted by a spidery visitor. In a vain attempt to rid of the furry fiend, Figaro blows the spider away with a gust of breath, only to swallow his worst nightmare on his intake of air.
  • Premiere Date
    April 7, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (267)