What are Bubble Guppies? They’re like the popcorn shrimp version of mermaids and mermen. They’re cute. They sing a lot. Like a plate of fried popcorn shrimp, little kids can’t get enough of them. The Nickelodeon show does its best to give an educational content to it’s musical moments. Bubbles Guppies: On the Job! features six episodes that explore various occupations.
“Build Me a Building” touches on construction. The gang need to build a dog house for Bubble Puppy. Can they hammer together a habitable space? “Firefighter Gill to the Rescue” explains the duties of the fire station even if it’s located under the sea. “Fishketball” touches upon sports which might seem like play, but it is an job when you make it to the pros. “The Grumpfish Special” is the catchiest as the guppies open up their own pizza restaurant. The three year old likes to sing the song about eating a restaurant before we head out for dinner. “Call a Clambulance” rushes a guppy to the hospital for a broken tail. “A Tooth on the Looth” visits the dentist for a drilling. The episodes do a fine job at letting kids not only know what goes into the job, but what they need to know when dealing with a dentist, doctor or waitress. It teaches expectations and manners. Here’s my three year old daughter with her review of Bubble Guppies: On the Job!:
The video is 1.33:1 full frame. The transfers are fine. You see all the details of their watery world. The audio is Dolby Digital stereo. The mix is fine for their musical pieces. The episodes are Closed Captioned.
No bonus features.
Bubble Guppies: On The Job! lets kids get an understanding as to what goes into working for a living. The occupations span from building houses, fixing bones and cooking pizzas. The show is aimed straight at kids with the Bubble Guppies singing songs.
Nickelodeon and Paramount present Bubble Guppies: On The Job!>. Starring: Molly, Gil and Bubble Puppy. Boxset Contents: 6 episodes on 1 DVD. Released: February 5, 2013. Available at Amazon.com.
Joe Corey is the author of "The Seven Secrets of Great Walmart People Greeters." This is the last how to get a job book you'll ever need. He was Associate Producer of the documentary "Moving Midway." He's worked as local crew on several reality shows including Candid Camera, American's Most Wanted, Extreme Makeover Home Edition and ESPN's Gaters. He's been featured on The Today Show and CBS's 48 Hours. Dom DeLuise once said, "Joe, you look like an axe murderer." He was in charge of research and programming at the Moving Image Archive.