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The Hoober-Bloob Highway (1975)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Family  -  19 February 1975 (USA)
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This is the last special to be produced by Cat in the Hat Productions and to feature the short version of the 1971-1975 Cat in the Hat Productions logo. 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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You're a Human
Lyrics by Dr. Seuss
Music by Dean Elliott
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A real Gem in the Dr Suess collection
15 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show is another triumph in Dr. Suess's attempts to open people's minds to ideas outside the box. It has been said this show lacked a plot or that the plot was "scattershot," not so. The show is not so much about the birth process, biology or mythology, but rather the concept of "Deliberate or Conscious Creation." The concept of Deliberate Creation is that when the time comes for our soul in inhabit our body, all lives are laid out before it and the soul knows which life is best for it. Dr Suess represented this with a baby who was next to be born or go down to earth via the Hoober-Bloob Highway. The child is shown a TV with several different possible lives, all of which the child refuses until the life best suited for him is shown. The show continues with Mr. Hoober Bloob continually showing excerpts of that life and confirming with the child this is the life he wants. Eventually the child follows down the HB highway to earth to be born, and the process begins again. Though most people may miss Dr Suess's point to the show, this is still a very entertaining show; my kids 2, 4, 7, & 8, all loved it. It is well written and directed. As with all Dr Suess works the content of the show is deep enough to open people's minds without pushing, and still light hearted enough to be enjoyed by the whole family. Don't let the idea of Deliberate Creation keep you from watching this show, because you'll be sorry you missed such a wonderful gem from Dr Suess.


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