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The Binyah Binyah Polliwog Show is an episode that shows the importance of Caring. It's also the third episode of the first season and the entire series.

The Binyah Binyah Polliwog Show
Season 1, Episode 3
Air date November 14, 1994
Written by Fracaswell Hyman
Directed by Liz Plonka
Episode guide
Charleston Market
Gullah Gullah Island Day



The kids and Natalie Alston were singing the song, Go Underneath the Broomstick, until Binyah Binyah snapped the broom in half and James Alston was so furious with Binyah Binyah and snaps at him for breaking a broom during a Limbo game with the kids by telling him that he needs to take a time out, too; far, far away.


This episode provides examples of:

  • Extremely Short Timespan: The episode took place on 2 days and 1 night.
  • Feud Episode: One-sided, for James and Binyah Binyah. James is only one who's angry, so when he tells Binyah Binyah to leave the house, Binyah Binyah does just that.
  • It's All My Fault: James even lampshades this.
  • My God, What Have I Done? After James cools off and ready to make amends with Binyah Binyah, the other kids inform him and the family they've spent the whole day searching for him to no avail. He only returns the next day.
  • Time Out: James and Binyah Binyah.
  • What Happened to the Mouse? Shaina is not seen again after the sequence where she and Ron visited Ranger Mike Walker to look for tadpoles


  • Director: Liz Plonka
  • Writer: Fracaswell Hyman
  • Executive Story Supervisor/Co-Producer: Fracaswell Hyman
  • Music and Lyrics: Billy Cobin and Peter Lurye
  • Supervising Producer: Diane Fazio
  • Line Producer: Jeanne Simon
  • Production Designer: Gentry L. Akens II
  • Puppet Design and Construction: 3/Design Studio, Inc.
  • Choreographer: Ken Grant
  • Unit Manager: Brenda White
  • Associate Director: Mary Schmid
  • Stage Manager: Merrie Dudley
  • Additional Music and Lyrics: Gail Sky King, Doug Califano, Don Blackman
  • Associate Producers: Colin Cumberbatch, Pat Cummings, Georgia Popplewell
  • Lighting Designer: Dick Weiss
  • Art Director: Mark Kara
  • Editor: Grace Machado
  • On-Line Editor: Tom Heckbert
  • Assistant Editor: Gilbert Michael Chavez
  • Post Production Supervisor: Dana Shockley
  • Post Production Audio: Mark Schultz
  • Paint-Box: Don St. Mars
  • Technical Manager: Neil Morrison
  • Engineer in Charge: Jim Pare
  • Technical Directors: Aaron Coleman, C.W. "Bubba" Cox III
  • Cameras: Rudy Carames, Dave Kinney, Mike Lacey, Frank Vila
  • Utility: Dondi Sanchez, Frank Vila
  • Dolly Grips: Ray Dettorie, Frank Vila
  • Video Engineer: Dennis Michels
  • Videotape Operator: Ed Lopez
  • Sound Mixer: Frank Rohrer
  • Audio: Bill Giglio, Jerry Meibos, Michael Small
  • Lighting Board Operator: David Sonnenberg
  • Master Electrician: Ed Tindall
  • Electricians: Sean Mallon, Alex Robinson, Darrin Tindall
  • Prop Master: Tina Zeno
  • Props: Lori Jo Brandafino, Thomas Henry
  • Outside Props: Barry D. Godin
  • Additional Set Design: Dan Hub
  • Drafting: John Cleveland
  • Lead Stagehand: Mike Banner
  • Stagehand: David Jolin
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Bruce Anthony Marshall
  • Wardrobe Assistant: Isabelle Arnesen
  • Hair Stylist: Candi (Mattie) Perkins
  • Make-Up: Carol Rasheed
  • Production Coordinator: Holly Roark
  • Assistant Production Coordinator: Doreen Caswell
  • Control Room Coordinator: Misty Lee
  • Post Production Coordinator: Heather Godwin
  • Script Coordinator: Patti Stepnowski
  • Script Supervisor: Christopher Livingston
  • AP Assistant: Camela Coggins
  • Production Assistants: Teofilo Colin, Michelle Cooks, Colin Fowler, Shannon George, Randy Gladding, Cecilia Mendonca, Wendy Scott-Penson, Stacey Selman
  • Interns: Alexis Grajales, Shalonda Miller
  • Production Accountants: Wally Berger, Chris Schubert
  • Production Management Coordinator: Elizabeth Kahan
  • Production Clerk: Channie Kahan
  • Casting: Michael Koegel, Jennifer van der Molen, Robert T. Zonfrelli, Amy A. Baker
  • Music and Movement Coordinator: Julie A. Coleman, Diller Quaile School of Music, Kirsten W. Morgan, Voza Rivers
  • Nick Jr. Research: Angela C. Santomero, Beth M. Young
  • Educational Advisors; Daniel R. Anderson, Ph.D., Richard Allen Chase, M.D., Darlene Powell-Hobson, Ph.D., Blanca Ortiz
  • Legal Advisor: Donald C. Eversley, ESQ
  • Gullah Culture Consultants: Ron and Natalie Daise, Frankie and Doug Quimby
  • Music Clearance: Alison Newberg, Jessica Schulte
  • Graphics and Title Animation: Joey Ahlbum, Don St. Mars
  • Opening Logo Design: Sara Schwartz
  • Additional Title Animation: Cote Zellers, Demitra Vassiliadis
  • "Gullah Gullah Island" Theme Music and Lyrics: Peter Lurye
  • "Gullah Gullah Island" Theme Additional Lyrics: Ron Daise
  • Florida Off-line Editing System: AVID
  • Audio Post Facility: Uptown Sound, NYC
  • Location Segments Director: Kit Laybourne
  • Cameras: Brian O'Donnell, Lenny Spears
  • Sound Mixer: Larry Determine
  • Grip: Doug Hall
  • Stylist: Karen Perry
  • Hair/Make-Up: Justine Morrall
  • Location Scout/Art Director: Margaret M. Duggan
  • Post Production Supervisors: Pamela Jaber Tauss, Andy Geisel
  • Editor: Jackie French
  • Naturalist Advisor: Ranger Mike Walker
  • Production Assistants: John Butler, Dawn Horne, Samantha Moller
  • Catering: Daryl Thomas
  • Special Thanks: Brown Johnson, Gwen Billings
  • Co-Executive Producer: Kit Laybourne
  • Executives in Charge of Production: Janice Burgess, Chris Gifford
  • Executive Producers: Kathleen Minton, Maria Magdalena Perez


* Go Underneath the Broomstick


*Friends and Family (sung 2 times in this episode)

*Binyah Binyah Polliwog (Song)