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Life with Loopy Birthday Gala-Bration
Season N/A, Episode N/A
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Air date September 25, 1998
Written by Francis Gasparini
Directed by Irene Sherman
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"Life with Loopy Birthday Gala-Bration" is a special episode of the Nickelodeon animated anthology series KaBlam!. It aired during the show's third season, although it is not counted as an episode.

Only airing once on Nickelodeon, the stop motion animation segment Life with Loopy is recognized with five short films — all seen on previous episodes of KaBlam!.

Segments

Special Act 1
Life with Loopy Act 1
Special Act 2
Life with Loopy Act 2
Special Act 3
Life with Loopy Act 3
Special Act 4
Life with Loopy Act 4
Special Act 5
Life with Loopy Act 5
Special Act 6


Special Act 1
Bob & Sarah Michelle Gellar.jpg Thunder Girl & Tommy Lee Jones.jpg Prometheus & Brad Pitt.jpg On the red carpet of the Lee Majors Pavilion, celebrities such as Sarah Michelle Gellar (accompanied by Bob from Prometheus and Bob) and Tommy Lee Jones (accompanied by Thundergirl from Action League Now!) are introduced. Henry and June then arrive on the main stage to warm up the crowd. Henry says although he likes being in a comic book, it is good to be out of it for a change. June then responds jokingly that he is always out of it, as everyone laughs. June says the main reason everyone is together is to recognize Loopy Cooper and her family in attendance, who receive a standing ovation from the audience. Prometheus (from Prometheus and Bob) and Brad Pitt are seen sharing a quick conversation. Henry says over the next 22 minutes (commercials not included), tribute will be paid to television's most talented tyke, with five of her craziest adventures ever.

Life with Loopy Act 1
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"Butterfly Loopy"

Originally aired on the KaBlam! Season 2 episode "Won't Stick to Most Dental Work!." Larry says he knows he looks ridiculous in his outfit, but looks aren't everything. The week before, his sister Loopy learned that the hard way. After she and the family watch a nature show on butterflies, Loopy asks when she'll start looking beautiful and glamorous. Larry snidely remarks it'll happen when everyone else starts looking really ugly but their mother assures that Loopy is already beautiful and glamorous. Loopy then means beautiful and glamorous like her, but father says mom has got the kind of beauty and glamour that takes "years to achieve." Loopy freaks out and says she can't wait that long, but hears the nature show say that once in the cocoon, the caterpillar metamorphoses into a beautiful butterfly in only seven days. The next day at breakfast, Loopy makes a cocoon, her "shortcut to stylishness." She zips herself up in it for one week. Larry says without her around, life just seemed to fly by. One week later, movement is detected in the cocoon and Loopy emerges as a butterfly. Outside with the family documenting her new look, Larry admits even though Loopy is a "bug," she does look pretty glamorous. Trouble is, a scientist thinks so as well, mistaking Loopy for a rare specimen, and he plans to capture her. Eventually, it's dinner time and Larry demands she come down. Loopy says that's for land lovers and she's "queen of the breeze." The scientist arrives at the house with a net to capture Loopy, but she tries to get away. Larry has had enough of his sister's shenanigans and decides to make his own butterfly suit to bring her down. The scientist continues to chase after Loopy, who says the glamour thing is a "pain in the thorax" and she's going home. As she gets there, she sees Larry wearing his butterfly outfit before she touches a bug zapper and is reverted back to normal. Larry is then captured by the scientist. Loopy finally figures out that looks really aren't everything, and Larry is living the "glamorous life" now by being an exhibit (The Amazing Butterfly Boy) in a museum. Surrounded by the public, Loopy gives him a thumbs up while their father documents with a video camera.


Special Act 2
Loopy Make a Wish Goldfish.jpg Henry & the Bushs.jpg Meltman Cameo.jpg Henry says he's seen that previous segment a dozen times and it still slays him. June agrees, and she tells the audience that not only is Loopy America's favorite comedy moppet, she's a girl that cares with her "Make-A-Wish Goldfish" Foundation, dedicated to helping aquarium pets' dreams come true. Henry then interviews former First Lady Barbara Bush whose fish, Susan, was distraught after former President George H.W. Bush lost the 1992 election, but was granted a wish to go on a white-water rafting adventure. Jack Nicholson and Meltman (from Action League Now!) are shown tearing up. Barbara Bush then wishes for another Life with Loopy adventure.

Life with Loopy Act 2
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Trouble with Inflation

Originally aired on the KaBlam! Season 1 episode "It's Flavorific!." Larry introduces the family — his sister Loopy, their mother and their father. Larry says that Dad is a laid back kind of guy, except when it comes to bills, in which he gets very angry. To Loopy, it seems to be from the mailman's icy heart, and when it comes to melting icy hearts, Larry calls her a regular "blowtorch." Loopy tries to be nice to the mailman with a song, but before she finishes, he hands the bills out. On the next day, Loopy gets busy, figuring if the mailman wasn't going to respond to genuine love and kindness, she'd have to appeal to a more primitive emotion — fear — by making the house "haunted." Loopy dresses as a zombie but the mailman, once again, is unfazed and needs a signature from her before handing more bills over. Dad screams as the haunted part of the house crashes down. Switching gears, Loopy inflates the house to get away from the mailman. Larry says life would go by surprisingly smoothly for the next few days and the television would get great reception as mom watches a show. Dad is very relaxed, hanging out with the kids in the kitchen. Suddenly, the mailman knocks on the window and is seen on a bicycle-propeller hybrid and gives them more bills. Dad screams again, enough to cause him to float to the ceiling, and the house deflates. With all of the past attempts gone wrong, Larry thought Loopy would have given up, but she sends a friendly letter on top of the bills, which makes Dad happy.


Special Act 3
Charlie Chicken & Turkey Thompson Cameo.jpg Charlie & Turkey Pie Face.jpg Loopy Galabration.jpg No Life with Loopy celebration would be complete without Charlie Chicken and Turkey Thompson, appearing via satellite and in Australia on the set of their new movie "Kickboxing Chickens Down Under." Turkey Thompson then pies Charlie Chicken in the face as Henry, June and the audience share a laugh.

Life with Loopy Act 3
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Lunar Loopy

Originally aired on the KaBlam! Season 1 episode "What the Astronauts Drink!." Larry says thanks to modern sciences, the Moon is pretty much figured out these days. On a recent night, he and his sister, Loopy, investigate it with a telescope. Their father asks if they've seen the "Man on the Moon" yet, but Larry says everyone knows that's just "shadows on the surface." Loopy says she sees shadows on it, pointing out a dinosaur and a giant bird. Larry doesn't believe her, but she attempts to prove him wrong by lassoing the Moon. Later that night, as Larry is in the middle of a dream with The Charlie Chicken Show, Loopy awakes him after she lassoed the Moon down into their backyard. They then walk on the Moon and find the man, who is an astronaut. He is relieved that a rescue party showed up and has been stranded on the Moon since the 1970s, and says that if it wasn't for him making shadow puppets on the Moon, he would've gone "totally sputnik." Loopy and Larry get the man off the Moon before it is sent back into the sky. The man bids them farewell to go kick some "NASA hiney." Larry says Loopy proved that we may not all solve the Moon's mysteries, as their father is working on one by searching for his polka-dotted underwear, which is on the Moon.


Special Act 4
Kate Winslet Cameo.jpg Henry & June No flirting during work.jpg Celine Dion Cameo.jpg June asks Henry what's the first thing he notices in a segment of Life with Loopy, but he is distracted by flirting with Kate Winslet, who isn't very impressed. Henry then gets smacked in the back of the head by June before responding that it's the theme song. June agrees, saying if it wasn't for the theme song, no one would know the show was starting. They bring out Celine Dion, who sings an operatic version of it.

Life with Loopy Act 4
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sofa

Originally aired on the KaBlam! Season 1 episode "A Little Dab'll Do Ya!." Larry shows off his lucky baseball, "360 degrees of cross-stitch, horse-eyed perfection" which he caught during a playoff game, and hasn't let it out of his sight. But just the week before, something terrible happened as he lost it. Loopy discusses with Larry the last time he saw it, such as when he was sleeping in bed, taking a shower and watching a baseball game on television. Loopy figures out that it got lost in the sofa, and starts digging out items that are in it, including a toy bunny, wrench, bowling ball and tiki mask. Eventually, she falls into the sofa and meets two miners that explain everything that falls into sofas around the world conjoin into one area. The miners' job is to dig it all out, keeping the good stuff and the bad stuff is sent to the recycling center, the latter turned into molten planet fuel as they say "that's what makes the world go 'round." Loopy says she's looking for Larry's lucky baseball, and the miners recall it is in the recycling center, with t-minus 45 seconds until it becomes planet fuel. They recommend Loopy takes the elevator, but it's slow until she asks for it to go faster, which it does. T-minus 10 seconds until the center's daily meltdown, and Loopy grabs the baseball in time. She returns it to Larry, despite it being scorched up. He says he should have been a little more grateful, as Loopy makes sure he'll never lose it again, by socking it in his mouth.


Special Act 5
Ben Franklin & Alyssa Milano Cameo.jpg Patrick Steward Cameo.jpg Henry & June Getting away with eating Pie.jpg Wesley Snipes, Ben Franklin, and Alyssa Milano are a few of the celebrities seen in the audience as the Gala-Bration continues. Henry and June bring out Patrick Stewart, who has followed Loopy's career as a fan, a mentor and most importantly a friend as he delivers a heartfelt message to her. As the curtain raises behind Stewart, Henry and June are caught eating Loopy's birthday cake. Loopy and everyone else then howl with laughter.

Life with Loopy Act 5
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"Send In the Clones"

Seen beforehand on KaBlam!'s Season 3 premiere episode "More Happiness than Allowed By Law!."


Special Act 6
Cooper Family Dancing Gala-Bration.jpg Gala-Bration Cameos Dancing.jpg Gala-Bration Everyone's dancing.jpg Wrapping up a "KaBlam-tastic" ... oops, a "Loop-tastic" birthday Gala-Bration, everyone in attendance gets up and dances to a remixed version of the Life with Loopy theme song. In a credits scene, a news anchor promotes an upcoming story on how Loopy has touched the lives of people.

Characters

Henry and June

  • Henry
  • June
  • Mr. Foot
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • Bob
  • Thundergirl
  • Tommy Lee Jones
  • Prometheus
  • Brad Pitt
  • George H.W. Bush
  • Barbara Bush
  • The Bushes' fish (Susan)
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Meltman
  • Kate Winslet
  • Celine Dion
  • Wesley Snipes
  • Ben Franklin
  • Alyssa Milano
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Various Gala-Bration attendees
  • Action News 58 anchor

Life with Loopy

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