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Gil is the silly, rambunctious co-host of the show. If he sees a ball, he has to throw it; if he finds an electric guitar, he has to play it; and if there’s a pig costume around, you can be sure he’ll be oinking in no time. Gil’s upbeat energy and insatiable curiosity is infectious, so he’s great at encouraging others to join in his adventures. You can be sure he’ll deliver some preschool-friendly slapstick humor along the way.
This girl has star power! She’s smart, she sings, and most importantly, she’s a really good friend. Molly co-hosts the show with Gil, and due to her bubbly personality, every Guppy and land-dwelling preschooler wants to swim with her. She always makes it a point to turn to the camera and talk to the audience directly, ensuring that they stay at the center of all the action.
Deema’s personality is as big as her hair. She’s energetic, goofy, and loves to be the center of attention. She often speaks in an operatic voice, and loves to tell jokes and make others laugh. Deema likes to do things in an exaggerated fashion–from singing joyfully to weeping melodramatically, even in the same scene. Whether playing store or leading our audience in a dance, Deema’s style is always over-the-top!
Nonny’s a brainy, cautious, and overly calm Guppy. He’s more likely to comment on the action than get swept up in it, often using an advanced vocabulary for his age. Physical activities make Nonny a little unsure of himself–he’d rather define “basketball” than play it. Even so, Nonny has a persevering spirit. His willingness to keep trying, combined with encouragement from his friends, often leads him to triumph in the end.
Oona is a sweet, sincere, gentle little girl who is empathetic and aware of others’ emotions. Sensitive Oona would be the most likely to show concern for a sick friend, to notice when someone is feeling down, or to give loving care to a pet or a plant. She finds limitless wonder in the world around her.
Goby is a creative Guppy with a vivid imagination. He loves putting on costumes, telling stories, and speaking in silly voices. Fortunately, Goby does not keep his imagination to himself–he uses it to invent exciting outdoor adventure stories for his friends to act out. Goby is great for bringing his friends together for some adventurous imaginative play both in the classroom and on the playground.
Mr. Grouper’s the best preschool teacher in the world! He’s friendly, funny, and full of information. He genuinely respects the Guppies’ intelligence, encourages their curiosities, and nurtures their imaginations. Mr. Grouper sees every day as an opportunity for discovery. He knows how to be silly and play along with the Guppies, joining in their pretend play in the classroom and out. Mr. Grouper always ends the school day with an awesome field trip and a celebration of the episode’s topic.
Bubble Puppy is a playful, boisterous little puppy with a fish tail. Though he’s particularly loyal to Gil, Bubble Puppy loves to play with all the Guppies, especially if that play involves him popping a bubble.
The Little Fish are a preschool Greek chorus. Easily amused and delighted, they swim to school with the Guppies and escort the home audience from segment to segment. When the show poses a question to kids watching at home, the Little Fish chime in with the answer after kids have had a chance to shout it out.