Waybuloo

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  • 2009
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.3  (73)

Waybuloo is a Canadian and British television series designed for young children. The show incorporates both live action and CGI animation. Set in the land of Nara, this show has four main characters, known collectively as the Piplings. The main characters all have large eyes, animal ears and large heads. The Piplings names are Nok Tok, De Li, Lau Lau and Yojojo. The Piplings are fond of an exercise called Yogo, which is similar to gentle Yoga. Direct sunlight activates an ancient machine which cues each Yogo session. Viewers are encouraged to participate in the exercises demonstrated. The Piplings also have pets called Narabugs which are shaped like butterflies. The Narabugs are the same colors as The Piplings. The last half of the show is dedicated to showing real children, called Cheebies, participate in Yogo sessions and help the Piplings discover solutions to problems. The show, created by Dan Good and Absolutely Cuckoo, was first aired on CBeebies in May 2009. The Yogo exercises used on the show are created by the show's producers with the help of a pediatrician and a health and safety consultant. The show's creators encourage parents and children to use caution when practicing Yogo. They also encourage viewers to consult with a physician before trying any new exercise. The show was developed by Zodiac Media Group and DHX Media. Waybuloo is DHX Media's second CGI animated television show. The head writer for the show is Marc Seal. Each show is directed and animated by Gallus Entertainment for Decode Entertainment. Post production work including sound design, editing and final audio is completed by Platform Post Production. In Canada, the show is part of RDF Media's subsidiary company, The Foundation.

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Can't Do It
50. Can't Do It
December 22, 2011
Lau Lau watches De Li playing Lifty Leaf. She wants to play too but thinks she cant do it. De Li tells Lau Lau she once thought she couldnt play Tricky Kicky but she practiced and now she can. Lau Lau still isnt sure. Nok Tok tells Lau Lau he once thought he couldn't dance but De Li showed him how and now he can.
Trumpet Up Top
49. Trumpet Up Top
December 21, 2011
Yojojo wants to play his trumpet at the top of a hill. It is the perfect place for everyone in Nara to hear his music. But the trumpet is very heavy. Lau Lau remembers when Yojojo helped her to paint a perfect picture. So now she helps Yojojo.
Keep Trying
48. Keep Trying
December 20, 2011
Nok Tok finds two pink pebbles. He wants to give the pebbles to the other Piplings as presents. But he needs to find a third pebble for De Li. Yojojo tells him about when he needed a new string for his banjojo.
Lost Leaf
47. Lost Leaf
December 19, 2011
Lau Lau asks De Li to look after her Big Yellow Leaf. De Li agrees but the leaf blows away. De Li doesn't know what to do. Yojojo tells her about when he looked after Nok Toks Anything Machine. Everything went wrong, but it wasn't Yojojos fault. Nok Tok tells De Li about losing a leaf too.
Everyone Play Together
46. Everyone Play Together
December 16, 2011
De Li wants to find a game everyone can play together. Yojojo suggests Bop Bop Bat. But that's only for two Piplings to play. Nok Tok suggests playing shoehorns but there aren't enough shoehorns for everyone.
Being Happy
45. Being Happy
December 15, 2011
Lau Lau finds a caterpillar in a bush. She wants to paint its picture. So Lau Lau takes the caterpillar to her art studio. But the caterpillar looks sad. Yojojo thinks his Snuggly might cheer up the caterpillar. But it doesn't. De Li think it might like strawberries but the caterpillar is still not happy.
Yojojo Want to Share
44. Yojojo Want to Share
December 14, 2011
Yojojo finds an orange. He wants to share it with everyone but how? De Li tells Yojojo how she shared her water but De Li had lots of water and Yojojo only has one orange. Nok Tok tells Yojojo how he shared things by using his Anything Machine but its not right for Yojojos orange.
Needing Help
43. Needing Help
December 13, 2011
Nok Tok is going to pick bongleberries. He wants to make bongleberry Juice for everyone. De Li tells Nok Tok she will pick the bongleberries for him. Yojojo offers to help De Li but she tells him to play his pipling pipes.
Everybody Happy
42. Everybody Happy
December 12, 2011
De Li is in her garden. De Lis garden makes her very happy. She wonders what thing would make everyone else happy. So she asks the other Piplings. Nok Tok says he is happy driving his Naracar. Yojojo is happy playing his music.
Blossom Berry Hop
41. Blossom Berry Hop
December 9, 2011
Nok Tok watches Yojojo play Blossom Berry Hop. He wants to play too. But when Nok Tok jumps, he can't reach the top of the tree. He feels sad. Yojojo tells him to keep trying. Yojojo tried and tried before he could balance his banana.
Narabug & Songbird
40. Narabug & Songbird
December 8, 2011
Lau Lau is happily playing with her Narabug. A little songbird joins them. The bird sings a beautiful song. Lau Lau stops playing with her Narabug. Lau Lau listens to the bird sing. Lau Lau wants the other Piplings to hear the bird sing too. She forgets about playing with her Narabug.
Wobbly Wheelbarrow
39. Wobbly Wheelbarrow
December 7, 2011
Yojojo finds a Jumpy-Off log. He thinks it will be a great surprise present for Nok Tok. But the log is too heavy to lift. De Li tries to help but the log is still too heavy. They look for Lau Lau to help them. But on their way they find Nok Toks wheelbarrow.
Puppet Show
38. Puppet Show
December 6, 2011
Lau Lau is practising a Little Pip Show for the cheebies. Nok Tok loves Lau Laus Little Pip puppets. He asks if he can play too? So Lau Lau makes him a Little Pip like hers. De Li and Yojojo also want to join in. Lau Lau makes more Little Pips for them.
Narmole Day
37. Narmole Day
December 5, 2011
Yojojo finds a Narmole playing near his bandstand. He decides to make the day, Narmole Day! He asks the other Piplings to help. Yojojo plays his favourite music and others play his favourite games. But the Narmole doesnt seem interested. When the cheebies arrive, they try to help the Narmole have fun.
Lau Lau's Special Day
36. Lau Lau's Special Day
December 2, 2011
Lau Lau has made pretty pots for the other Piplings. De Li, Yojojo and Nok Tok all want to say a special thank you. So they decide to make it a Special Day for Lau Lau. Nok Tok brings Lau Lau a soft cushion, De Li brings her some pretty flowers and Yojojo plays special music on his Pipling Pipes.
Narmole Trouble
35. Narmole Trouble
December 1, 2011
Nok Tok finds a narmole in his workshop. He thinks the narmole has made a new home there. The other Piplings think the narmole looks unhappy. When the cheebies arrive, they try different things to cheer-up the narmole. They bring it carrobeet leaves to eat and even pretend to be other narmoles.
Hop Chase Game
34. Hop Chase Game
November 30, 2011
De Li and Lau Lau play Hop Hop. Nok Tok and Yojojo play Chase. But Nok Tok and Yojojo accidentally chase across the Hop Hop Game. De Li and Lau Lau have to mend it. Yojojo decides they won't play chase any more.
Yojojo's Big Music Day
33. Yojojo's Big Music Day
November 29, 2011
Yojojo loves to play music. He hears Nok Tok banging. Yojojo bangs Nok Toks rhythm on his drum. He decides he wants to create his own special Pipling Music that sounds like each of the Piplings. Yojojo hears De Li singing and plays her tune on his pipes. When the cheebies arrive they help Yojojo find a musical sound for Lau Lau too.
Nok Tok's Talent
32. Nok Tok's Talent
November 28, 2011
The Piplings are preparing a show for the cheebies. De Li, Yojojo and Lau Lau are all practising. Nok Tok is busy fixing decorations and mending the stage. He doesnt know what to do for the show or when to practise. Hes too busy. When the cheebies arrive, the show begins.
Sneezy Nok Tok
31. Sneezy Nok Tok
November 25, 2011
Nok Tok finds a beautiful blossom. It has fallen from the top of a very tall tree. Nok Tok wants to show it to the other Piplings. But the scent of flower makes Nok Tok sneeze and he blows away all the petals! Nok Tok brings the other Piplings to the tree.
Very Special Flower
30. Very Special Flower
November 24, 2011
De Li asks Lau Lau to look after a special white flower for her. She leaves the flower with Lau Lau. Yojojo wants Lau Lau to play Tricky Kicky. Lau Lau puts the flower somewhere safe and plays with Yojojo. The ball almost hits the flower so Lau Lau stops. When the cheebies arrive, they want to paint pictures with Lau Lau.
The Plumpkin & the Caterpillar
29. The Plumpkin & the Caterpillar
November 23, 2011
De Li wants to pick her ripe Plumpkin to make Pulmpkin soup for the other Piplings. But De Li sees that a caterpillar has made a home on it. When the cheebies arrive, they help the Piplings find other homes for the caterpillar. But the caterpillar only likes the Plumpkin.
De Li's Flower
28. De Li's Flower
November 22, 2011
De Li finds a pretty flower. The flower has bloomed in a large field all on its own. De Li is worried the flower will be lonely. When the cheebies arrive they help the other Piplings try to find a friend for the flower. They find a cute Jumpy Bug. But the Jumpy Bug jumps away!
Go Yojojo
27. Go Yojojo
November 21, 2011
Yojojo wants to drive Nok Toks Naracar. But in his excitement, Yojojo doesn't wait to hear all the instructions. Yojojo drives too fast. He doesn't know how to stop. He accidentally drives the car into the pitcher plant!
Glittery Narmole
26. Glittery Narmole
November 18, 2011
Lau Lau finds a glittery Narmole. She thinks it is very special. Lau Lau shows it to the other Piplings. De Li and Yojojo help Lau Lau fetch her paints and easel. Lau Lau wants to paint a picture. While they are away, Nok Tok discovers the Narmole is not a special Narmole after all.
Neither Nest
25. Neither Nest
November 17, 2011
Nok Tok is collecting lots of twigs. He sees a big bird and decides to make a nest for it using his twigs. However a little bird settles in the big nest. Nok Tok and the other Piplings try to tempt the little bird out of the big nest but it won't move.
Bongleberry Bubbles
24. Bongleberry Bubbles
November 16, 2011
Nok Toks Anything Machine makes a big, blue, Bongleberry Bubble. Lau Lau tries to keep it safe but it bursts. She is very sorry. She wants to make some more. But there are no more bongleberries. When the cheebies arrive, they help Lau Lau collect other fruits.
Nok Tok Builds a Follow Box
23. Nok Tok Builds a Follow Box
November 15, 2011
Yojojo plays with his Narabug. Then he sees Nok Tok driving the naracar. Yojojo really wants to drive with Nok Tok but Nok Tok doesnt know and Nok Tok drives away. So Yojojo tries playing on shoehorns instead. When the cheebies arrive, Yojojo tells the cheebies about wanting to play with Nok Tok and his naracar.
Froggy Rock
22. Froggy Rock
November 14, 2011
Nok Tok finds a rock thats great for jumping off. He wants to share it with the other Piplings. Yojojo uses it as a drum. De Li and Lau Lau have fun with it too! Nok Tok wants to move it nearer their home. But when they try they discover the rock is too heavy.
Bell -Buloo!
21. Bell -Buloo!
November 11, 2011
De Li and Yojojo are playing bell-buloo: Yojojo closes his eyes, De Li rings a small bell and carefully he tries to find where she is. Lau Lau wants to play too but when she closes her eyes, she stumbles and falls over a stone. Lau Lau loses her confidence.
Follow Nok Tok
20. Follow Nok Tok
November 10, 2011
The Piplings all want to have a ride in Nok Toks Follow-Box. But Nok Tok cant decide who should go first. When the cheebies arrive, they teach Nok Tok a choosing rhyme. Nok Tok decides he would prefer all the Piplings to ride together. So with the help of the cheebies, Nok Tok cleverly makes two more follow-boxes, so they have one each. Now everyone can travel together!
Cloud Gazing
19. Cloud Gazing
November 10, 2011
Nok Tok is happily cloud gazing. The other Piplings arrive one at a time and ask him to mend things for them. Nok Tok is happy to help but he wants to cloud gaze too. When the cheebies arrive, they cloud gaze with Nok Tok. But again, the other Piplings ask Nok Tok to mend more things. While Nok Tok is at his workshop, the cheebies tell the other Piplings how much Nok Tok likes to cloud gaze.
Flowerstrings
18. Flowerstrings
November 1, 2011
De Li makes pretty flowerstrings. All the other Piplings want one. De Li is happy to make more. Nok Tok tries to use the Anything Machine to make his flowerstring but he only manages to make giant flowers instead! When the cheebies arrive, De Li has an idea. She uses the giant flowers to make a giant flowerstrings skipping rope for them.
Flower Surprise
17. Flower Surprise
November 8, 2011
De Li has made surprise flower garlands the other Piplings. Every time she tries to secretly deliver them, the other Piplings almost see her. So De Lis narabug delivers them for her. The other Piplings are thrilled with their garlands but they don't know who they are from. When the cheebies arrive, they help discover it was De Li who made their garlands.
Lau Lau's Bird
16. Lau Lau's Bird
November 7, 2011
Lau Lau finds a lovely bird. She enjoys listening to its pretty chirping. She sings along. Then the bird flies away. Lau Lau wants everyone to hear the little birds song. But the little bird doesnt come. The other Piplings try to call the bird back but it wont appear. When the cheebies arrive, they try to help Lau Lau by pretending to be birds.
De Li's Dance
15. De Li's Dance
November 4, 2011
De Li has grown lots of fruit, vegetables and even bamboo! She shares everything with the other Piplings. Later, she is disappointed to find out that the Piplings have swapped their gifts. She thinks they didn't like them. When the cheebies arrive, De Li gives them all some fruit.
De Li's Harvest
14. De Li's Harvest
November 3, 2011
De Li has grown lots of fruit, vegetables and even bamboo! She shares everything with the other Piplings. Later, she is disappointed to find out that the Piplings have swapped their gifts. She thinks they didn't like them. When the cheebies arrive, De Li gives them all some fruit. The cheebies ask Nok Tok to make fruit juice to share.
Feely Box
13. Feely Box
November 2, 2011
Nok Tok makes a new game called Feely Box for everyone to play. Nok Tok puts different things into a box and the others have to guess what they are. They cannot see inside so they have to guess by feeling. The other Piplings have great fun! When the cheebies arrive, Nok Tok lets them play too!
A Surprise for DeLi
12. A Surprise for DeLi
November 1, 2011
Nok Tok and Lau Lau are making a surprise Flower Arch for De Li. Yojojo is very excited and wants to help. So he goes to collect more flowers. Yojojo meets De Li. He finds it almost impossible to keep from telling her about the surprise but he doesnt. When the cheebies arrive, they help finish the Flower Arch and they help Yojojo not tell De Li until it is ready.
Happy Yojojo
11. Happy Yojojo
October 31, 2011
Lau Lau, De Li and Nok Tok are busy gathering presents for the cheebies. Yojojo is having fun and making them all laugh. He wants to find something to give the cheebies too but he doesnt know what. When the cheebies arrive, Yojojo is sorry he hasnt got a gift for them. But he still makes the cheebies laugh. The cheebies tell him that laughter is a fantastic gift too!
Home Swapsy
10. Home Swapsy
October 27, 2011
Lau Lau loves her home but when she visits Nok Tok, she thinks his home is even nicer! So Nok Tok offers to swap homes. Lau Lau is excited. But when she moves in, she finds Nok Toks home is too noisy. So she swaps with De Li. But De Lis home makes her sneeze.
Bye Bye Snuggly
9. Bye Bye Snuggly
October 26, 2011
De Li and Yojojo are playing on their shoehorns. But De Li jumps too fast and falls off. Yojojo gives her his Snuggly to cheer her up. Later he realises he misses Snuggly. Lau sees Yojojo looking sad. When the cheebies arrive, she suggests they all make Yojojo a new Snuggly. Yojojo is very happy. Now De Li is happy again too. So she returns Yojojos Snuggly and Yojojo gives her the new one.
Narabug Games
8. Narabug Games
October 25, 2011
De Li is playing on her shoehorns. She wants to find a game she and her narabug can play together. But the shoehorns are too big for her narabug. Lau Lau tries to help. But the pebble Lau Lau uses in her Hop Hop game is too heavy for the narabug to lift and Yojojo's game of Tricky Kicky is simply too tricky!
Lau Lau's Picture
7. Lau Lau's Picture
October 24, 2011
Lau Lau is making a picture of Nara as a surprise present for Yojojos home. De Li and Nok Tok help. When the cheebies arrive, they help too! Once the picture is finished, Lau Lau gives it to Yojojo. He is delighted! He wants to hang it up at once. But Lau Lau loves the picture so much; she is disappointed that she won't see it again.
Yojojo's Twinkler Show
6. Yojojo's Twinkler Show
October 23, 2011
Yojojo loves the pretty patterns made by all the twinkling crystals inside his home. He wants to share his beautiful Twinkler Show with the other Piplings. So he takes the crystals outside for them all to see. However, the Twinkler Show wont work. Yojojo is very disappointed. When the cheebies arrives, he wants them to see the show too. But he thinks he has broken the twinklers.
Most Beautiful Thing
5. Most Beautiful Thing
October 20, 2011
Lau Lau shows De Li her beautiful crystal. De Li wants to find something that she thinks is the most beautiful thing but what? Nok Tok and Yojojo give De Li their most beautiful things too but De Li doesnt know which is her favourite. When the cheebies arrive, they find more beautiful things.
Thirsty Day
4. Thirsty Day
October 19, 2011
It's a hot day in Nara. De Li finds a caterpillar. The caterpillar is thirsty. De Li races off to fetch it some water. But before the De Li can find the caterpillar, a thirsty frog drinks all the water. So De Li fetches some more but this water is drunk by a narabug. When the cheebies arrive, they offer to help by bringing lots of bowls of water. Now all the creatures can drink what they like.
Nok Tok's Promise
3. Nok Tok's Promise
October 18, 2011
Nok Tok's narabug likes listening to the songbird's song. When the bird flies away, Nok Tok's narabug is sad. Nok Tok, promises he'll go and find it. However, Nok Tok keeps finding reasons to stay with the other Piplings. Nok Tok admits he is worried about being lonely on his trip. So they all agree to search with him and help keep Nok Tok's promise to his narabug.
Happiness Parade
2. Happiness Parade
October 17, 2011
Yojojo is happily playing his pipling pipes. He wants to find out what makes the other Piplings happy. De Li loves gardening, Lau lau loves dancing and Nok Tok loves driving his naracar. When the cheebies arrive they tell Yojojo all the things that make them happy too.
Crawley Caterpillar
1. Crawley Caterpillar
October 16, 2011
Lau Lau finds a caterpillar in her home. She is very excited but the caterpillar looks sad. Nok Tok suggests it might need a new home. Lau Lau and the other Piplings offer the caterpillar different places to live. But it still seems unhappy. When the cheebies arrive, they all try to cheer-up the caterpillar.
Description

Waybuloo is a Canadian and British television series designed for young children. The show incorporates both live action and CGI animation. Set in the land of Nara, this show has four main characters, known collectively as the Piplings. The main characters all have large eyes, animal ears and large heads. The Piplings names are Nok Tok, De Li, Lau Lau and Yojojo. The Piplings are fond of an exercise called Yogo, which is similar to gentle Yoga. Direct sunlight activates an ancient machine which cues each Yogo session. Viewers are encouraged to participate in the exercises demonstrated. The Piplings also have pets called Narabugs which are shaped like butterflies. The Narabugs are the same colors as The Piplings. The last half of the show is dedicated to showing real children, called Cheebies, participate in Yogo sessions and help the Piplings discover solutions to problems.

The show, created by Dan Good and Absolutely Cuckoo, was first aired on CBeebies in May 2009. The Yogo exercises used on the show are created by the show's producers with the help of a pediatrician and a health and safety consultant. The show's creators encourage parents and children to use caution when practicing Yogo. They also encourage viewers to consult with a physician before trying any new exercise.

The show was developed by Zodiac Media Group and DHX Media. Waybuloo is DHX Media's second CGI animated television show. The head writer for the show is Marc Seal. Each show is directed and animated by Gallus Entertainment for Decode Entertainment. Post production work including sound design, editing and final audio is completed by Platform Post Production. In Canada, the show is part of RDF Media's subsidiary company, The Foundation.

Waybuloo is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (151 episodes). The series first aired on May 11, 2009.

Where to Watch Waybuloo

Waybuloo is available for streaming on the BBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Waybuloo on demand at and Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    May 11, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (73)