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Rosie, Oh, Rosie Oh!

Synopsis
Children’s series featuring a Jack Russell terrier of the same name. The dog lives with his owner Joe Talbot in Oakdale, Texas, a fictional modern day neighbourhood, but he daydreams about being the star of stories from classic literature, drawing parallels between the stories and the events in the lives of Joe and his friends. It portrays the thoughts of a live Jack Russell terrier in appropriate costume projected as sound with ‘real’ people talking. In ROSIE, OH, ROSIE, OH! Wishbone, not wearing his collar, gets taken to the pound where he meets a beautiful dog called Rosie. He is reminded of Shakespeare’s play, with himself and Rosie in the leading roles. When Rosie is adopted by another family, Wishbone’s romance comes to an end. The play is followed by scenes of casting and rehearsals for the show, including comments from actors Jeanne Simpson (Juliet) and Christopher Carlos (Sampson).
Series
Wishbone
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
25 Mar 1995 (Channel: PBS)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Director
Richard Jernigan
Writer
Stephanie Simpson
Cast
Soccer the DogWishbone (Romeo)
Jeanne SimpsonJuliet
Christopher CarlosSampson
Larry BrantleyVoice of Wishbone

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
animals; children’s television; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rehearsals; Casting (roles)

Notes

History
Episode 4 in series 1 in the US transmission.
First shown on UK terrestrial television on Five 31 July 2005. The BUFVC off-air recording is taken from this transmission.
Reviews
For an assessment of the programme in terms of ‘forbidden love between dog and human’ see Richard Burt Unspeakable ShaXXXPeares: Queer Theory and American Kiddie Culture (London, Macmillan, 1998) p237-8.

Production Company

Name

Big Feats!Entertainment

Archive

Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

Distributor

Name

PBS

Web
http://www.pbs.org External site opens in new window

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