NEW YORK, NY. (Top40 Charts/ NOGGIN) - It's a star-studded lineup at Jack's clubhouse, as Jon Stewart and Cheryl Hines visit musical puppets Jack, Mary and Mel this February on NOGGIN's original hit series Jack's Big Music
Show. Stewart will play Groundhog News Network reporter Brunk Stinegrouber in "Groundhog Day," which will premiere as a simulcast on NOGGIN* and Nick Jr. on Friday, February 2 (on Groundhog Day) at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT). On Saturday, February 10 at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT), NOGGIN, the commercial-free educational network from Nickelodeon, will debut Hines' guest-starring role as professional dog stylist Sudsy Bubblestein in "Mel's Bath Day." Jack's Big Music
Show airs regularly Monday through Friday from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. (ET) and on weekends from 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) on NOGGIN.
The "Groundhog Day" episode will also feature an original music video collaboration by The Flaming Lips' Steven Drozd and indie rocker and former Blue's Clues star Steve Burns, entitled "I Hog The Ground (Groundhog Song)." On Sunday, February 3, the "Jack's Super Swell Sing-Along" episode will feature a new music video by recording artist Lisa Loeb entitled "Jenny Jenkins."
Jack's Big Music Show is a half-hour live-action series hosted by preschooler puppet Jack and his melodious cast of friends who play everyday at his clubhouse. A platform for kids' music, the series features videos and in- studio performances by popular children's musicians every week, including series regular The Laurie Berkner Band, AudraRox, Nuttin' But Stringz, Angelique Kidjo, Justin Roberts, Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals, Anne Harris, Rebekah Jordan, The Quiet Two, Dirty Sock Funtime Band, Comic Book Heroes, Leon Thomas, The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, J. Walter Hawkes, The Mighty Weaklings and Andrew Bird.
In "Groundhog Day," Jack is excited for his favorite holiday, Groundhog Day, and he can't wait to find out if Gertrude the Groundhog will see her shadow or not. But the scared groundhog runs into the clubhouse because she's too shy to face all of the people and cameras outside. Jack and the gang learn this is Gertrude's first Groundhog Day as the groundhog that everyone gathers around to see. Brunk Stinegrouber (JON STEWART) from the Groundhog News Network reports on whether Gertrude the Groundhog will face her fears and finally step out of the clubhouse. This episode features new music videos by The Laurie Berkner Band and Steven Drozd and Steve Burns.
In "Mel's Bath Day," Mel becomes really dirty while digging up trombones he buried in the backyard. Jack and Mary try to get Mel into the bathtub but he refuses. Just then, Sudsy Bubblestein (CHERYL HINES) Professional Dog Washer and Stylist, enters the clubhouse after being alerted there is a dirty dog in the area and she is ready to do some serious scrubbing. This episode features new music videos by The Laurie Berkner Band and AudraRox.
The mission of Jack's Big Music Show is to expose and foster an appreciation of music in young children. Music and musical instruments help children expand their universe and develop memory, language, literacy and reasoning skills as well as the cognitive, social and motor skills needed to excel in school. In Jack's clubhouse, music is pure joy - no expectations and no right or wrong way.
Jack's Big Music Show is produced by Spiffy Pictures and was created and executive produced by David Rudman, Todd Hannert and Adam Rudman.
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