George and Martha

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  • TV-Y
  • 1999
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.0  (234)

George and Martha is a Canadian animated television series that originally aired from 1999 to 2000 on YTV. The show is based on the children's book series of the same name by James Marshall, and it revolves around the humorous mishaps of the two titular hippopotamus friends, George and Martha.

George and Martha's daily lives are full of fun and adventure, often resulting in hilarious consequences. The show takes place in Hippo Pond, a cozy little town where George and Martha and their animal friends live. From playing golf to baking cookies, every activity is an opportunity for the two friends to get into mischief.

The show is aimed at children aged 4 to 8, and it teaches them important life lessons like friendship, sharing, honesty, and perseverance. The humor is light-hearted and silly, making it enjoyable for both kids and their parents.

The animation style is colorful and vibrant, with smooth transitions between scenes. The characters are designed in a way that makes them instantly recognizable and endearing. George is a bit taller and thinner than Martha, and he's often seen wearing a fedora hat. Martha, on the other hand, is shorter and rounder, with a flower in her hair.

The show's cast of characters also includes their animal friends, like Lester the alligator, Freddy the flamingo, and Alice the worm. Each character has their own unique personality, adding depth and variety to the show.

The episodes are self-contained stories, with each one featuring a different adventure or situation that George and Martha find themselves in. Some of the most popular episodes include "The Fibber" in which George lies about his golf score, "The Dance Recital" in which Martha learns a new dance, and "The Secret Club" in which George and Martha try to keep a secret from their friends.

The show's music is catchy and upbeat, adding to the overall energy of the show. It features songs like "Best Friends Forever" and "Everybody Do the Hippo Hop", both of which are sure to get stuck in your head.

Overall, George and Martha is a delightful children's show that is sure to bring a smile to your face. Its charming characters and humorous stories make it a classic that kids and adults alike can enjoy. If you're looking for a fun and engaging show for your young ones, George and Martha is definitely worth checking out.

George and Martha is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (39 episodes). The series first aired on April 1, 1999.

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The Fibber / The Mascot
13. The Fibber / The Mascot
May 13, 2000
The tales George spins about himself when he volunteers to lead the local pack of Wilderness Troopers are far too tall for Martha's taste. When George refuses to come clean about his self-aggrandizing fibs to a little hero-worshipping hippo, Martha takes it on herself to set the record straight. /Lured by the prospect of winning a lifetime supply of ice cream, George and Martha audition to become the new mascot for the local ice cream company. But their attempt to pass for a cow turns into an udder disaster.
The Costumed Duo / Temper Temper
12. The Costumed Duo / Temper Temper
May 7, 2000
It's time for the annual Happy Palms Costume Ball and this year George and Martha are determined to win first prize. Their fantasies of being Columbus and Queen Isabella, Romeo and Juliet and George and Martha Washington all fizzle, but they carry the day by going as each other. / A scorching hot day in Happy Palms has George and Martha's nerves frayed and tempers flaring. Nosy neighbor Penny thinks she has a solution, but she turns out to be all wet.
The Play's The Thing / The Sore Loser
11. The Play's The Thing / The Sore Loser
May 6, 2000
When George tries to hog the limelight by writing, directing and starring in his own play, Martha takes center stage and brings down the house. / After being beaten by Martha at just about every game they play, George goes into a sulk. Martha's attempt to bolster her best friend's spirits by throwing a croquet match turns into the hottest competition of all.
Funny Business / The Tease
10. Funny Business / The Tease
April 8, 2000
When George and Martha set up a lemonade stand together they learn that it's easy to mix lemon juice and sugar, but that mixing business and friendship is a lot harder. / George has developed a passion for knitting and Martha can't help teasing her friend mercilessly about it. She can dish it out, but can she take it?
The Best Friends Show / The Sleepwalker
9. The Best Friends Show / The Sleepwalker
April 2, 2000
George and Martha get a chance to test how well they know each other when they appear on a local TV game show. But what Martha doesn't know about her best friend is that he's got a very bad case of stage fright. / George is going to dance the challenging "Lord of the Hippos" in this year's Happy Palms talent show and Martha is so worried that he'll make a fool of himself that she's begun walking in her sleep. George keeps his best friend from harm, but he loses so much of his own sleep in doing so that he ends up sleepwalking-or rather, sleepdancing-himself.
The Blabbermouth / Life and Breath
8. The Blabbermouth / Life and Breath
April 1, 2000
Martha has a deep, dark secret and George has an irresistible impulse to tell it. But when he spills the beans about his best friend he discovers that turnabout's fair play. / George is suffering from a horrendous case of halitosis. (Actually it's everyone around him who's suffering.) As his best friend, it's up to Martha to tell him about his bad breath. Now who will tell Martha about her smelly feet?
The Big Splash / My Stars!
7. The Big Splash / My Stars!
March 19, 2000
After executing an excruciatingly painful belly-whopper George develops a paralyzing diving phobia. It's up to Martha to cure her best friend of his fears and help him win the big diving competition for Happy Palms. / When George and Martha's horoscopes tell them that they're astrologically incompatible, they try desperately to alter their personalities to keep their friendship.
The Flying Donut / Martha's Cousin
6. The Flying Donut / Martha's Cousin
March 12, 2000
George is convinced that space aliens have invaded his bedroom. When his outrageous story makes him the laughing stock of Happy Palms Martha comes to his rescue by providing the town with a close encounter of the funniest kind. / Martha's flamboyant cousin Mimi comes for a visit and tries to takes over every aspect of her life, including her relationship with George. Will Martha choose family loyalty over friendship?
The Argument / Happy Palms' Finest
5. The Argument / Happy Palms' Finest
March 5, 2000
Oscar and Wilde are having a spat and George and Martha want to help them patch things up. But it looks as if their efforts on behalf of their alligator friends are going to send them into a tiff of their own. / When George wins the opportunity to become a real Happy Palms policeman for a day he learns that there's more to the job than eating donuts and handing out tickets.
The Roller Derby / The Spa
4. The Roller Derby / The Spa
February 27, 2000
Inspired by the rough-and-tumble antics of their Roller Derby idol, Hal Onwiels, George and Martha square off against each other in a no-holds-barred race that threatens to bruise their ribs and their friendship. / When Martha decides to spend a peaceful day away from George at an all-girl spa, a lonely George tries to horn in on her relaxation by masquerading as "Georgette."
The Badminton Tournament / The Caddy
3. The Badminton Tournament / The Caddy
February 26, 2000
George has a chance to win the club's doubles badminton championship by teaming up with the former national champion, but he'll have to drop Martha as his partner. Will he win the trophy, but lose Martha's friendship? / Martha takes on an obnoxious miniature golf pro who will stop at nothing to beat her. He tries every dirty trick in the book, but what he doesn't count on is Martha's secret weapon--her caddy George.
The Reader / The Decorator
2. The Reader / The Decorator
February 20, 2000
George volunteers to read stories to the local schoolchildren and learns that he will have to read in front of his former teacher, the dreaded Miss Appleberry. With Martha's encouragement he wows the kids . . . and his old teacher. / Martha decides that George's furniture is hopelessly out of date and enlists all of their friends to completely redecorate his house. But in her passion for fashion she neglects the most important tastes of all—-her best friend's.
The Cold / The Campout
1. The Cold / The Campout
February 19, 2000
When George catches cold Martha gives her all to nurse her best friend back to health. But George enjoys the sick role so much that he keeps playing it long after his symptoms are gone. And by the time Martha catches on she's caught the cold herself. / George has promised to take Martha on an exciting wilderness camping trip, only the "wilderness" he has in mind is her own back yard. Still, the friends find there's plenty of outdoor adventure to be had without leaving home.
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George and Martha is available for streaming on the YTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch George and Martha on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hoopla, Apple TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 1, 1999
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (234)