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The Hoober-Bloob Highway (1975)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Family  -  19 February 1975 (USA)
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The last Dr. Seuss special to feature music from Dean Elliott. He was replaced by Joe Raposo. See more »

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When Hoober-Bloob's assistant (the lute) is walking backwards carrying a large stack of books, he's holding nine in all. When he loses his balance and falls, and the books go up in the air, a total of ten books fall down on him. See more »

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Hoober-Bloob: How would you like be a famous tweetle beetle statistician? You could be the world's greatest authority on tweetle beetle battleistics, if you study tweetle beetles and their ballistic characteristics.
[the boy looks at two tweetle beetles with a magnifying glass as they proceed to fight]
Narrator: [thick German accent] Now, when tweetle beetles fight, it's called a tweetle beetle battle. And when they battle in a puddle, it's a tweetle beetle puddle battle. AND when tweetle beetles battle with paddles in ...
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On the Other Hand
Lyrics by Dr. Seuss
Music by Dean Elliott
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Perhaps the strangest Dr. Seuss special
16 December 2002 | by (Irving, TX) – See all my reviews

This was at least superficially about the birth process--though it has nothing to do with biology and follows no other established mythology. Because of that, I don't really know what the author originally intended when he wrote it. Seuss stories tend either to have a clear message, such as the pro-environmental "The Lorax" or "Green Eggs and Ham," a plea for open-mindedness, or they are relatively simple exercises in creative language, like "Marvin K. Mooney, Would You Please Go Now?" This one, however, fits into neither model. The narrator and main character, Mr. Hoober-Bloob, is in charge of sending new babies down the Hoober-Bloob Highway, a long twisting ramp, to Earth to be born. A particularly reluctant subject needs to be coaxed; scenes shown from his life make up most of the action. I guess one could say this is a show about individuality, but the plot is really too scattershot even to pin it down that much. That said, this special is as well-drawn and voiced as any of the Seuss shows; in other words, this isn't an inferior knockoff like the sequels to "The Cat in the Hat" or "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." It's just difficult to characterize. It is, however, quite entertaining if one doesn't expect anything especially profound.


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