Hello Mrs. Cherrywinkle
Also known asBonjour Madame Croque Cerise (1999–2003)
Created byBernice Vanderlann
Annabel Slaight
  • Kathy Robinson (seasons 1-2)
  • Nina Keogh (seasons 1-2)
  • Fred Sunson (seasons 1-2)
  • Bob Stutt (seasons 1-2)
  • Jason Wodlinger (seasons 1-2)
  • Johnie Chase (seasons 1-2)
  • Catherine Pinard (seasons 3-6)
  • Claude Prégent (seasons 3-6)
  • Michel P. Ranger (seasons 3-6)
  • Sylvie Comtois (seasons 3-6)
  • Line Boucher (seasons 3-6)
Country of originCanada
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes143
Executive producersAnnabel Slaight
Sylvie Bergeron
ProducerBernice Vanderlann
Running time24-25 minutes
Production companiesCoscient Group (1997–1999)
Owl/SDA Productions (1997–1999)
Motion International (1999–2000)
Zone 3 (2000–2003)
Original release
NetworkFamily Channel (1997–1999)
Télé-Québec (1999–2003)
ReleaseFebruary 3, 1997 (1997-02-03) –
November 28, 2003 (2003-11-28)

Hello Mrs. Cherrywinkle is a Canadian children's television program that aired from February 3, 1997 to March 26, 1999 on the Family Channel. It centered on the adventures of the title character, Mrs. Cherrywinkle (portrayed by Kathy "Babe" Robinson, of Philadelphia, PA), a stout woman full of energy who interacted with a variety of puppets in her home and garden. The puppets used in the show were created by Noreen Young & Matt Ficner.

Songs for the series were written by Randy Vancourt and Tim Burns.

The show's format was adapted for the French network Télé-Québec from September 13, 1999 to November 28, 2003. American Public Television acquired the show in 1999 for U.S. distribution, with Time-Life Kids obtaining home video rights; Motion International planned to produce more episodes of the show for public television stations if it was successful;[1] however, that would not happen.


Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113February 3, 1997November 28, 1997
226September 28, 1998March 26, 1999
326September 12, 1999June 16, 2000
426September 11, 2000May 25, 2001
526September 10, 2001March 29, 2002
626September 16, 2002November 28, 2003
No. in
TitleOriginal air date
Everyone else's problems interrupt Mrs. Cherrywinkle's day to relax.
TBATBA"A Case of the Giggles"TBA
While Mrs. Cherrywinkle, Murray and Fish prepare for the big Ho Ho Ho Down, Kitty searches for her lost sock puppy. Captain Dinghy stops by with a rare Giggle Lily, which gives anyone who sniffs it a case of the giggles. To protect themselves from the uncontrollable laughing, Mrs. Cherrywinkle and the Cherrychums create decorated egg-carton noses. Neddy Beedlebum also stops by in the midist of the activity. The Ho Ho Ho Down ultimately leads to a song and dance routine.
TBATBA"Murray Gets Mobile"TBA
Murray crashes the new kitty cycle.
TBATBA"School Days"TBA
Fish has first-day jitters about school.
TBATBA"Can't Stop Dancing"TBA
A pair of magical shoes sets Mrs. Cherrywinkle's feet into motion.
TBATBA"Missing Admiral"TBA
Admiral Quackers leaves Captain Dinghy in charge while he is away.
TBATBA"Blizzardy Blues"TBA
Neddy conjures up a snow storm but cannot make it stop.
TBATBA"The Hickory Dickory Docker"TBA
Captain Dinghy's boat takes Fish and Kitty back to when they were babies.
TBATBA"I Could Play All Day"TBA
Game day; Kitty loses her self-esteem.
TBATBA"Kitty's Rival"TBA
Mrs. Cherrywinkle kitty-sits Poofy, and Kitty becomes jealous.
TBATBA"Kitty the Lion"TBA
Kitty dreams of being a lion.
TBATBA"Murray in Love"TBA
Murray tries to make a daisy notice his love for her.
TBATBA"The Fairest of Them All"TBA
Murray spruces up Mrs. Cherrywinkle's garden.
Murray paints a picture of Mrs. Cherrywinkle.
Circus day; Kitty walks a tightrope; Fish becomes a magician.
Captain Dinghy's friends want Cherryville on their televisions.
Murray and Mrs. Cherrywinkle trade places to see what it is like to be different.
TBATBA"Kitty and the Wild Wind"TBA
Captain Dinghy captures a wild wind, and Kitty lets it loose.
Neddy disappears every time he hiccups.
TBATBA"Lost and Found"TBA
Captain Dinghy's voice runs away from him.
TBATBA"To the Moon"TBA
Kitty and Fish get into trouble when they fly a kite by themselves.


  1. ^ Kidscreen Staff (July 1, 1999). "Motion passed". Kidscreen.