The Big Comfy Couch

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  • TV-Y
  • 2013
  • 7 Seasons
  • 7.2  (1,801)

The Big Comfy Couch is a Canadian children's television series that was produced from 1992 to 2006. Created by Cheryl Wagner, the show aired on PBS and various other networks around the world. The show features a clown named Loonette, played by actress Alyson Court, who lives on a big, fluffy couch. Along with her doll Molly, her dust bunny Snicklefritz, and a cast of colorful characters, Loonette explores the world around her through songs, stories, and imaginative play.

Each episode of The Big Comfy Couch follows a basic format. Loonette starts the show by taking a nap on her couch, only to be woken up by Molly, who has a question or a problem to solve. This simple premise provides the platform for a series of adventures that teach valuable lessons about friendship, family, and the joys of discovery. Whether they're learning about shapes, colors, or the wonders of the outdoors, Loonette and Molly always manage to find a way to have fun and learn at the same time.

One of the most popular characters on The Big Comfy Couch is Major Bedhead, a mailman who stops by every day to deliver the mail. Played by actor Fred Stinson, Major Bedhead rides a unicycle and wears a blue uniform and a red hat. He's always enthusiastic and full of energy, which makes him the perfect companion for Loonette, who has a bit of a mischievous streak. Together, they explore the world around them, meeting new friends and learning valuable life lessons along the way.

Another standout character on The Big Comfy Couch is Granny Garbanzo, played by actress Grindl Kuchirka. Granny Garbanzo is Loonette's grandmother, who drops by from time to time to share stories and wisdom with her granddaughter. A world traveler and a collector of interesting objects, Granny Garbanzo always has something to teach Loonette, whether it's a new word, a new craft, or a new recipe. Granny Garbanzo is one of the show's most beloved characters, thanks to her warm, engaging personality and her love of life.

The Big Comfy Couch is also famous for its use of the ten second tidy, a quick clean-up session that occurs at the end of every episode. This simple routine encourages children to take responsibility for their surroundings, while also emphasizing the importance of order and cleanliness. The ten second tidy has become one of the show's most enduring legacies, inspiring countless parents and teachers to incorporate it into their own routines.

Along with its memorable cast of characters, The Big Comfy Couch is known for its vibrant, colorful sets and costumes. From the stars and moon hanging from the walls to the giant clock face that marks the passage of time, every aspect of the show is designed to be visually stimulating and engaging for young viewers. The show's music is also a highlight, featuring catchy, upbeat tunes that are sure to get kids singing and dancing along.

Overall, The Big Comfy Couch is a quintessential children's television show, offering a mix of fun, laughter, and education that has entertained generations of young viewers. With its enduring popularity and timeless appeal, the show is sure to continue enchanting audiences for years to come.

The Big Comfy Couch is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (134 episodes). The series first aired on April 26, 2013.

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Just Purrfect
22. Just Purrfect
January 20, 2007
Loonette pretends to be a cat. At Clowndergarden, the clowns play "kitty cat".
Molly's Bellybutton
21. Molly's Bellybutton
January 13, 2007
Molly's bellybutton is dangling down. At Clowndergarden, the clowns play "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes", play with the clock rug parachute, play with hula hoops, and have a parade with costumes.
Clown in the Round
20. Clown in the Round
January 6, 2007
At Clowndergarden, Loonette and the clowns discover all about things that are round. The clowns also play with the clock rug parachute, play the beehive game, play dress up, do the clock rug stretch, and watch a puppet show.
Freeze, Please!
19. Freeze, Please!
December 30, 2006
Molly is in a wiggly mood and learns to stay put. At Clowndergarden, the clowns play the freeze game, listen nicely to Loonette reading a story, and have a puppet show.
Shh, Shh, Shh, Quiet!
18. Shh, Shh, Shh, Quiet!
December 23, 2006
Loonette learns to use inside and outside voices. At Clowndergarden, the clowns play the opposite game, pretend to have a baby in their hands to use quiet and loud, play follow the leader, dance, color, and have Loonette read a story.
Big Blow Hard
17. Big Blow Hard
December 16, 2006
Loonette and Molly are on their boat they made known as "The Big Comfy Ship"and they are pretending to look for treasure. At Clowndergarden, the clowns play with bubbles. A huge wind storm known as the Big Blow Hard hits Clowntown.
16. Ouch!
December 9, 2006
Major Bedhead broke his foot by slipping on a banana peel and summarizes what happened at the Clowntown Hospital. He gets a wheelchair to sit in.
15. Peek-A-Boo!
December 2, 2006
It's Molly's first time at Clowndergarten and is shy of meeting all the other little clowns.
14. Popcorn-Y
November 25, 2006
Molly is in a popping mood and can't stop popping. Popcorn flies all over Granny's garden. At the Dojo, Loonette learns how to juggle by going pop pop pop.
Season 7 Episode 13
13. Season 7 Episode 13
April 22, 2013
In the thirteenth episode of the hit PBS show, Molly and Loonette try to keep a secret for Granny's mirthday.
Ready, Steady, Go!
12. Ready, Steady, Go!
November 18, 2006
Uncle Chester brings Bon Bons over to the garden, and eventually teaches everyone that while candy is tasty, it's important to have a good diet and include other foods like vegetables (such as carrots) in your diet.
Phony Baloney
11. Phony Baloney
November 11, 2006
Loonette learns that telling the truth is the noble thing to do. At the Dojo, Loonette and Major Bedhead do relaxing and calm exercises.
Lost and Found Clowns
10. Lost and Found Clowns
November 4, 2006
Molly tries to find her other doll Bloomette. At Granny's Cooking School, Loonette and Granny make an Upside Down Clown Surprise.
The Clown Promise
9. The Clown Promise
October 28, 2006
Loonette promises to wiggle and giggle and make mirth on Earth. At the Dojo, Loonette, Major Bedhead, and Molly dance.
Season 7 Episode 8
8. Season 7 Episode 8
April 22, 2013
In the eighth episode of the hit PBS show, Molly plays with an upside down doll. At Granny's Cooking School, Loonette and Granny make a special dessert.
7. Rub-A-Dub
October 14, 2006
Loonette has trouble doing two things at the same time. Granny cleans up her garden. At the Dojo, Major Bedhead and Loonette do exercises.
Clown With a Frown
6. Clown With a Frown
October 7, 2006
Loonette is in a bad mood. It's a rainy day in Clowntown then it clears up which makes Loonette feel better. She also learns that eating too many sweets, like donuts, can lead to a mood swing.
5. Floppy!
September 30, 2006
Loonette and Molly learn that too much junkies, such as donuts, is not good for you. At Granny's Cooking School, Granny shows Major Bedhead and Loonette how to make a healthy snack and that healthy food is good for you.
Slow Down, Clown!
4. Slow Down, Clown!
September 23, 2006
Loonette is in a super hyper mood and is doing things quickly. At the Dojo, Major Bedhead teaches Loonette how to juggle and that it's important to take things slowly at first.
Fibberish Gibberish
3. Fibberish Gibberish
September 16, 2006
Loonette tells a tall tale to Molly which angers her. Snicklefritz thinks he's a dog. At Granny's Cooking School, Loonette and Granny really "blend up" things by reminding themselves, you are what you eat.
Dat's Da Law!
2. Dat's Da Law!
September 9, 2006
Loonette learns about the rules and laws, especially MYOF, make your own fun. At the Dojo, Major Bedhead and Granny do the tango, but Loonette wants to do it too.
Apple of My Eye
1. Apple of My Eye
September 2, 2006
In the 7th season premiere, Loonette and Major Bedhead learn that healthy foods are important. At Granny's Cooking School, Loonette, Molly, and Granny make Apple Muffins.
Where to Watch The Big Comfy Couch
The Big Comfy Couch is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Big Comfy Couch on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, The Roku Channel Free, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    April 26, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (1,801)