The “Jack and the Beanstalk” story comes to life when beans planted in the clubhouse sprout into a giant plant. It leads the group to a magic kingdom in the clouds, where they help a giant find the perfect gift for his wife: a song.
Mel gets himself dirty by digging up trombones in the backyard, but Jack and Mary can't give him a bath, so Sudsy Bubblestein (Cheryl Hines), a professional dog washer and stylist, arrives to clean up his act. Music groups include AudraRox (“Momma Says Yes”) and the Laurie Berkner Band (“I'm a Mess”).
The whole neighborhood joins in to rock the clubhouse in a music festival featuring performances from the Schwartzman Quartet, MC Turtle and the Squirrels. Also: tunes by Laurie Berkner and Justin Roberts.
Jack's favorite holiday, Groundhog Day, is in jeopardy when the new groundhog, Gertrude, is too shy to get things started and hides in the clubhouse, afraid of all the attention focused on her. Jon Stewart guest stars. The Laurie Berkner Band performs “Sneaks”, while Steve Burns and Steven Drozd play “Hog the Ground.”
Jack, Mary and Mel prepare to host a Hawaiian beach party, which may have to be canceled when their sand machine malfunctions and blows out snow instead. Included: music by the Laurie Berkner Band (“Mahalo”) and the Quiet Two (“Polar Bear”). Prudence: Anne Harris.
TV Premiere Dates
Because it's never too early to plan Thursday night... two months from now.