((Infobox television | image = Logo BigComfycouch1992.png | genre = Children's
Educational comedy | camera = Multi-camera | director = Wayne Moss (1992–1995)
Robert Mills (1996–2007)
Derek Ryan (2006)
Steve Wright (2006) | runtime = 25 minutes | creator = Cheryl Wagner | location = Wallace Avenue Studios
Toronto, Ontario (1992–2002)
Studio City
Toronto, Ontario (2006) | presenter = Alyson Court (1992–2004)
Ramona Gilmour-Darling (2006) | starring = Bob Stutt
Fred Stinson
Grindl Kuchirka
Taborah Johnson (1992–1996)
Gary Farmer (1993)
Edward Knuckles (2002-2005)
Robert Mills
Jani Lauzon (1992–1996)
Jackie Harris (1992–1993)
Suzanne Merriam (1994–1996) | theme_music_composer = JP Houston | composer = JP Houston (1992–2004)
Lance Forbes (2005) | country = Canada | language = English
French | executive_producer = Annabel Slaight
Robert Mills | producer = Cheryl Wagner
Robert Mills | editor = Steven B. Pinchuk | company = Radical Sheep Productions
Owl Television (1992–1993)
Owl Communications (1994–1995) | network = YTV (1992–1996)
Treehouse TV (2002–2005) | first_aired = July 15, 1992 (1992-07-15)

The Big Comfy Couch (Le Monde de Loonette [English: The World of Loonette or Loonette's World] when broadcast in Quebec, France and Belgium and El sofa de la imaginación [English: The Couch of Imagination] when broadcast in Latin America and Spain) is a Canadian children's television series, which is about a clown named Loonette and her doll Molly who solve everyday problems on their eponymous couch.[1][2] It aired from July 7 1992, until December 31, 2005. It was produced by Cheryl Wagner and Robert Mills, directed by Wayne Moss, Robert Mills and Steve Wright. It premiered on July 7, 1992, in Canada and on January 9, 1995, in the United States on PBS stations across the country. The program was also broadcast on Treehouse TV from 1997 to 2005.


Each episode contains numerous standard elements that take place throughout the episode.[1] In each show, Loonette performs an exercise routine she calls the Clock Rug Stretch. Other oft-repeated elements include reading a story to Molly, who sometimes either chooses a story to hear, gives Loonette a book and oversized glasses, or turning on the lights for Loonette by clapping twice; encounters with the dust bunnies who live under the couch; visits to different places in Clowntown, songs that emphasize the episode's lessons or themes, and a trip to Granny Garbanzo's garden.[1] Here she encounters Snicklefritz, Granny's cat; Major Bedhead, the local mail-delivery clown, who travels on a unicycle; and Granny herself.[1] The conversation with Granny is often used as the episode's teachable moment, where Granny offers Loonette advice or lessons,[citation needed] often with the help of Major Bedhead, who delivers gifts and messages from Auntie Macassar or Uncle Chester.[1] Towards the end of each show, Loonette finds her belongings cluttered on the floor and says, "WHO MADE THIS BIG MESS?", the camera would then zoom in on either Loonette or Molly in which she asks it was either her or Molly then the camera would quickly pan up and down as a way of saying yes, then Loonette explains it's only fair for them to clean it up, and she performs a fastest clean-up routine called the Ten Second Tidy.[3][1] All episodes end with Loonette and Molly having a nap, thanking the viewers for visiting and bidding farewell, and sometimes reminding the viewers to remember the moral of today's episode. After Loonette and Molly go to sleep, a large crescent moon with a clown nose rises above the starry background behind the couch and the credits then roll over a lullaby version of the theme song, ending with Loonette doing a short role-play of "Hey Diddle Diddle" by saying "And the clown jumped over the moon!"[3] In "Gesundheit," Loonette sneezes instead, and in "Hiccups," Loonette says, "And the clown—hiccup!—over the moon!"

In seasons 1–5, there is the Alphabet Game segment, where a certain letter is shown on a giant alphabet block and Loonette uses certain words beginning with that letter and also makes the letter's shape with her body to get the viewers to guess the letter.[1][3] Additionally, Loonette is gifted in the art of classical dance and runs Miss Loonette's Dance Academy where she performs special dance routines, occasionally with the assistance of her life sized rag doll, Roberto, and teaches animals to dance. In season 7, Loonette and Molly end the show by playing the Dream Game as they nap and Molly gives out the letter that the dream starts with and provide what they will be dreaming about. In season 6, Loonette and Molly go to Doll School where Molly learns the alphabet, numbers or both.[citation needed]

Along with the lessons and problem solving sequences, the show also emphasized imaginative play. Episodes starting in season 7 often take place in the context of a visit to Clowntown, such as Granny Garbanzo's Cabbage Club Cooking School and Major Bedhead's Clown Chi Dojo and Dancing School.[1] also Loonette makes more frequent trips to Clowntown, and she volunteers at the Clowndergarten, where she teaches young clowns games, songs and stories.[1] This imaginative play was also demonstrated through dress-up games and through Loonette's dollhouse, in which she imagined the adventures of The Foley Family. Shown first as a doll-sized family, in Loonette's imagination they would become a family of regular-sized clowns, whose nonverbal but high-energy activities were shown in high speed and with a musical background in the style of old silent movies.[1]

Two Dustbunny characters, small, puppet dust rabbit-like creatures that lived underneath Loonette's couch, also appeared in many episodes of the show. Although Molly discovered the Dustbunnies early in the first season, for most of the show's run, Loonette didn't believe that there were dust bunnies under the couch, although she has had a few near misses with them.[1]





The show was originally produced by Radical Sheep Productions with what would later be known as Owl Communications (the publishers of Owl Magazine), then Canadian children's television network YTV with a run of 65 episodes. They were presented in the United States by Benny Smart, a US children's television production company backed by Ernest creator John Cherry, in conjunction with WITF-TV Harrisburg. In 2001-2005, Tadpole Kids presented the series with Nashville Public Television.

From 1992 to 2004, the show was filmed at Wallace Avenue Studios in Toronto, and in 2005, it was filmed at Toronto's Studio City.

Radical Sheep Productions and Amity Entertainment, in association with Treehouse TV; a sister channel of YTV, and Nashville Public Television, produced 22 additional episodes, which debuted on American Public Television in 2005.


Season 1 (1992)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
11"Pie in the Sky"
"Light as a Feather"
Wayne MossCheryl Wagner and Robert MillsJuly 2, 1997 (1997-07-02)101
Molly and Loonette discover heavy and light.
22"Pinch to Grow an Inch"
"Little People Have Feelings Too"
Wayne MossCheryl Wagner and Robert MillsMarch 13, 1992 (1992-03-13)TBA
Molly's birthday is soon and Loonette throws a party for her. Later, they learn about measuring.
33"All Aboard for Bed"Wayne MossCheryl Wagner and Robert MillsMarch 16, 1992 (1992-03-16)TBA
Loonette tells about the time when she and Molly couldn't get to sleep very well.
44"Knit One Twirl Too"
"When It's Winter"
Wayne MossCheryl Wagner and Robert MillsMarch 27, 1992 (1992-03-27)TBA
Molly catches a cold, so Loonette makes a pair of mittens for her.
55"Upsey Downsey Day"
"Privacy, Please"
Wayne MossCheryl Wagner and Robert MillsMarch 30, 1992 (1992-03-30)TBA
Molly gets a balloon from Loonette, but it flies away. Later, Major Bedhead, Granny and Loonette play circus.
66"Flippy, Floppy, Fun"Wayne MossCheryl Wagner and Robert MillsApril 10, 1992 (1992-04-10)TBA
Molly flops on the floor and Loonette is in a floppy mood.
77"Something's Fishy Around Here"
"Patience, Molly"
Wayne MossCheryl Wagner and Robert MillsApril 15, 1992 (1992-04-15)TBA
Loonette and Molly pretend to fish.
"Squeaky Clean"
Wayne MossCheryl Wagner and Robert MillsApril 20, 1992 (1992-04-20)TBA
There is a mess of toilet paper all over the couch, so Major Bedhead, Granny and Loonette make a fun clean up routine.
99"Red Light, Green Light"Wayne MossCheryl Wagner and Robert MillsMay 1, 1992 (1992-05-01)TBA
Loonette and Molly learn about stoplights when they go for a drive.
1010"Gesundheit"Wayne MossCheryl Wagner and Robert MillsMay 4, 1992 (1992-05-04)TBA
Loonette can't stop sneezing.
1111"Ping-Pong Polka"
"I Keep My Promises"
Wayne MossCheryl Wagner and Robert MillsMay 15, 1992 (1992-05-15)TBA
Loonette is very energetic after doing a nice clock rug stretch, but unfortunately, she's too energetic to read Molly a story.
1212"Funny Faces"Wayne MossCheryl Wagner and Robert MillsMay 18, 1992 (1992-05-18)TBA
Loonette and Molly learn about feelings, later the gang watches a movie about Granny's family in the old country.
1313"Snug as a Bug"
"Bugs and Hugs"
Wayne MossCheryl Wagner and Robert MillsMay 29, 1992 (1992-05-29)TBA
Loonette and Molly discover nature by learning how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. Later, Loonette reads a story about a bee.

Season 2 (1993)

A large painting of someone is now hanging on Loonette's wall to the upper right next to the couch and a fence and garden wall to Granny's garden is added. All Dance Academy shows are announced by Fred Stinson. Snicklefritz also debuts in this season. Auntie Macassar makes her debut in the season 2 finale.

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
141"Babs in Toyland"
"My Best Friend"
Wayne MossLynn Harrison McLauchlanMarch 1, 1993 (1993-03-01)101
Molly gets jealous when Auntie Macassar sends Loonette another doll named Babs LeBlanc.
152"1-2-3 Dizzy-Dizzy-Me"
"1-2-3... Count With Me"
Wayne MossCheryl WagnerMarch 12, 1993 (1993-03-12)TBA
Loonette sings about counting and flying in her imaginary plane. However, Molly is dizzy from the plane. Later, Loonette gets dizzy from watching a top spin.
163"Wobbly"Wayne MossRobert MillsMarch 15, 1993 (1993-03-15)TBA
Loonette is angry and in a bad mood when she finds a wobbly toy duck. Wobbly the clown, who's unable to fix it, comforts Loonette by telling her that you just have to accept things the way they are.
174"Jump Start"
"Jump for Joy"
Wayne MossRobert MillsMarch 26, 1993 (1993-03-26)TBA
Loonette is in a jumpy mood, later, a thunderstorm hits Clowntown and Major Bedhead is afraid of lightning.
185"This Little Piggy"
"Let's Try Sharing"
Wayne MossBob StuttMarch 29, 1993 (1993-03-29)TBA
Loonette becomes greedy because she is amazed to find out how many coins were in her piggy bank, but later, she learns about sharing.
196"Juggling the Jitters"Wayne MossCheryl WagnerJune 7, 1993 (1993-06-07)TBA
Loonette gets the jitters about her juggling debut.
207"Hoopla"Wayne MossRobin WhiteJune 18, 1993 (1993-06-18)TBA
Loonette searches for her lost ball, later, she, Granny, and Major Bedhead play with a hula hoop from Auntie Macassar.
218"Wrong Side of the Couch"Wayne MossCheryl WagnerJuly 26, 1993 (1993-07-26)TBA
Loonette has woken up on the wrong side of the couch, and is in a bad mood.
229"I Feel Good"Wayne MossRobert MillsAugust 6, 1993 (1993-08-06)TBA
Loonette and Molly learn about feeling good about themselves and play the "What if?" game. Later, Loonette, Granny and Major Bedhead exercise and Loonette reads the tale of the ugly duckling.
"Tricks Can Be Tricky"
Wayne MossBob StuttAugust 9, 1993 (1993-08-09)TBA
Loonette is in a foolish mood and plays tricks on the others.
2411"Make It Snappy"Wayne MossCheryl WagnerSeptember 27, 1993 (1993-09-27)TBA
Loonette is in a total rush, meanwhile, Major Bedhead is dressed as a cowboy clown.
2512"Rude-I-Culous"Wayne MossKate BarrisOctober 8, 1993 (1993-10-08)TBA
Molly and Loonette make rude noises, but they learn that there is a time to be rude and a time to be nice.
2613"Feast of Fools"
"Manners For Molly"
Wayne MossRobert MillsOctober 11, 1993 (1993-10-11)TBA
Molly learns about table manners before the gang have a huge dinner party.

Season 3 (1994)

The intro changes starting this season, and now features Snicklefritz and Auntie Macassar. Auntie Macassar now speaks in the postcards sent to Loonette. The Clock Rug gets a new redesign with darker colors, a new font for the numbers. The cuckoo theme for the Clock Rug is no longer used. Instead of this, a new clock rug stretch theme is added. Also, Granny's garden is redesigned with brighter green grass.

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
271"Give Yer Head a Shake"
"Know Your No-No's"
Wayne MossCheryl WagnerJuly 4, 1994 (1994-07-04)TBA
Loonette and Molly learn that no means no, while Snicklefritz hurts Major Bedhead's leg.
282"It's About Time"
"Time Out"
Wayne MossCheryl WagnerJuly 22, 1994 (1994-07-22)TBA
Everyone has a sleepover at Granny's garden. Unfortunately for both Molly and Snicklefritz, they each have to have a time-out and a little lesson in controlling themselves.
293"Clownus Interruptus"
"Wait Your Turn"
Wayne MossRobin WhiteAugust 1, 1994 (1994-08-01)TBA
Loonette and Molly learn about patience and the importance of not interrupting when someone else is talking.
304"Why?"Wayne MossLynn HarrisonAugust 19, 1994 (1994-08-19)TBA
Molly asks "Why?" all the time.
315"Monkey See, Monkey Do"Wayne MossCheryl WagnerAugust 29, 1994 (1994-08-29)TBA
Loonette copies everyone, Molly learns about echoes and Loonette learns that being a copycat isn't exactly a good idea.
326"Sticks and Stones"Wayne MossLynn HarrisonSeptember 16, 1994 (1994-09-16)TBA
Loonette thinks Molly is clumsy because she wasn't good at Pick up Sticks, later, Major Bedhead and Loonette make up nicknames for everything in Granny's garden, and they both learn the hard way that calling names isn't really a good idea.
337"Horsing Around"Wayne MossKate BarrisSeptember 26, 1994 (1994-09-26)TBA
Today is National Horseplay Day and everyone is goofing around and laughing but Snicklefritz.
348"All Over and Under"
"Dustbunnies Down Under"
Wayne MossCheryl WagnerOctober 14, 1994 (1994-10-14)TBA
Loonette and Molly discover over and under as they explore their Big Comfy Couch.
359"Pants on Fire"
"Honest to Goodness"
Wayne MossKate BarrisOctober 24, 1994 (1994-10-24)TBA
Loonette learns the importance of telling the truth and not to lie.
3610"All Fall Down"Wayne MossRobin WhiteNovember 11, 1994 (1994-11-11)TBA
Loonette and Major Bedhead have fun falling down safely, later, Loonette reads the story of Humpty Dumpty to Molly.
3711"Travelling Papers"
"Destination? Imagination!"
Wayne MossBob StuttNovember 21, 1994 (1994-11-21)TBA
Loonette and Molly want to go to Clowntown; however, they are too young to go there, but Granny teaches them and Major Bedhead that you can explore and travel by using your imagination.
3812"Hiccups"Wayne MossBob StuttDecember 9, 1994 (1994-12-09)TBA
Loonette and Molly have the hiccups and try to find a cure.
3913"Full of Life"Wayne MossRobert MillsDecember 19, 1994 (1994-12-19)TBA
Loonette and Molly learn about empty and full and Granny explains to Loonette about the life of a caterpillar.

Season 4 (1995)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
401"Backwards"Wayne MossStory by : Robert Mills
Teleplay by : Cheryl Wagner
March 6, 1995 (1995-03-06)TBA
It is National Backwards Day and everything is backwards!
412"Picky Eaters"Wayne MossStory by : Robert Mills
Teleplay by : Kate Barris
March 24, 1995 (1995-03-24)TBA
Molly learns about how to try new foods.
423"Forty Winks"
"Naptime for Molly"
Wayne MossStory by : Cheryl Wagner
Teleplay by : Cheryl Wagner
April 3, 1995 (1995-04-03)TBA
Molly refuses to take a nap.
434"Swing-a-Ling"Wayne MossStory by : Robert Mills
Teleplay by : Bob Stutt
September 4, 1995 (1995-21-04)TBA
Loonette is in a swingy mood and pretends to play tennis, baseball, and golf, then Major Bedhead reflects about the time he was at the playground as a kid and he learned the importance of safety.
445"Spare Some Change"Wayne MossStory by : Harmony Wagner
Teleplay by : Harmony Wagner
May 1, 1995 (1995-05-01)TBA
Loonette is upset that her name doesn't mean anything. She then changes her name, which surprises everyone.
456"Stuck in the Muck"
"Rhyme Time"
Wayne MossStory by : Cheryl Wagner
Teleplay by : Cheryl Wagner
May 19, 1995 (1995-05-19)TBA
Loonette and Molly make up rhymes and pictures.
467"Gimme Gimme Never Gets"Wayne MossStory by : Cheryl Wagner
Teleplay by : Cheryl Wagner
May 29, 1995 (1995-05-29)TBA
Loonette and Molly go on a treasure hunt in the couch and finds a gem. Molly is upset because she wants the gem, while Loonette learns about the importance of not grabbing things, but politely asking for them.
478"One Step at a Time"
"You Can do it Molly"
Wayne MossStory by : Cheryl Wagner
Teleplay by : Cheryl Wagner
June 16, 1995 (1995-06-16)TBA
Loonette and Molly learn about the importance of trying new things, such as climbing the stairs.
489"Enough Already"Wayne MossStory by : Harmony Wagner
Teleplay by : Robin White
June 26, 1995 (1995-06-26)TBA
Molly knows that there are real dust bunnies under the couch, but Loonette doesn't believe her. They both learn that there is a time to take a break from something, such as arguing about dust bunnies.
4910"Where Do Clowns Come From?"Wayne MossStory by : Robert Mills
Teleplay by : Cheryl Wagner
July 14, 1995 (1995-07-14)TBA
Today is Molly's mirthday and Loonette reflects about the time they first met.
5011"Are You Ready for School?"Wayne MossStory by : Robert Mills
Teleplay by : Lynn Harrison
July 24, 1995 (1995-07-24)TBA
Loonette and Molly play school.
5112"Hit Parade"
"Be Nice, Snicklefritz!"
Wayne MossStory by : Cheryl Wagner
Teleplay by : Bob Stutt
August 11, 1995 (1995-08-11)TBA
Molly and Snicklefritz learn that hitting others is not good, then the gang watch a puppet show (featuring Granny Garbanzo and Molly), which teaches them why it isn't good to hit.
5213"Comfy and Joy"Wayne MossStory by : Cheryl Wagner
Teleplay by : Robert Mills
August 21, 1995 (1995-08-21)TBA
The gang celebrate "The Longest Night of The Year" where they do activities in the snow, give presents to each other, and stay up late.

Season 5 (1996)

This was the final season of The Foley Family Gags, Miss Loonette's Dance Academy, The Alphabet Game, Auntie Macassar, and the original lullaby ending music theme. This was also the final season that the stories Loonette read were illustrated. The 3rd Clock Rug theme is no longer used.

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
531"Bad Hair Day"Robert MillsCheryl WagnerMarch 3, 1996 (1996-03-03)TBA
Molly and Major Bedhead have a bad hair day. Molly has tangles and Major Bedhead has come with very long hair.
542"Clownvitations"Robert MillsCheryl WagnerMarch 10, 1996 (1996-03-10)TBA
Loonette feels like she's left out, later Granny visits Miss Loonette's Dance Academy.
553"Nothing to Do"Robert MillsStory by : Cheryl Wagner
Teleplay by : Cheryl Wagner
March 17, 1996 (1996-03-17)TBA
Loonette is bored and can't find anything to do, but she learns that keeping busy is the way to fight boredom.
564"The Big Brain Drain"Robert MillsVicki GrantMarch 24, 1996 (1996-03-24)TBA
Loonette's forgotten an important promise to Molly and everyone tries to help.
575"One Potato, Two Potato"Robert MillsStory by : Harmony Wagner and Shayne Fox
Teleplay by : Harmony Wagner
March 6, 1996 (1996-03-06)TBA
Loonette, Major Bedhead and Snicklefritz play a game of keep away with a potato, then Granny eventually teaches everyone about not blaming someone else for your own mistakes.
586"Earth to Loonette"Robert MillsStory by : Vicki Grant
Teleplay by : Robin White
March 9, 1996 (1996-03-09)TBA
Loonette reads about Molly being a fisher doll, and they both learn about the importance of not daydreaming all the time.
597"Lettuce, Turnip and Pea"
"Molly's Potty Lesson"
Robert MillsStory by : Harmony Wagner and Shayne Fox
Teleplay by : Robert Mills
March 20, 1996 (1996-03-20)TBA
Molly wets the Big Comfy Couch which makes her very embarrassed. Loonette helps her learn to over come her embarrassment. Later, Snicklefritz has a flea problem and doesn’t want to take a bath.
608"Time for Molly"Robert MillsTracey ForbesMarch 23, 1996 (1996-03-23)TBA
Molly tries to get Loonette's attention, but Loonette is too busy having a "me parade".
619"Gizmo Shmizmo"Robert MillsBob StuttMarch 29, 1996 (1996-03-29)Bob Stutt
Loonette discovers all different kinds of gizmos.
6210"Clothes Make the Clown"Robert MillsStory by : Vicki Grant
Teleplay by : Cheryl Wagner
August 10, 1996 (1996-08-10)TBA
It is autumn and Molly and Major Bedhead try to keep warm.
6311"Don't Tell!"Robert MillsCheryl WagnerAugust 17, 1996 (1996-08-17)TBA
The gang tries not to reveal a surprise about Major Bedhead's birthday which proves to be a challenge.
6412"You're a Gem"Robert MillsStory by : Harmony Wagner and Shayne Fox
Teleplay by : Cheryl Wagner
August 20, 1996 (1996-08-20)TBA
Loonette thinks Molly is a real gem, but she also learns the importance that gems and jewelry are not as important as her doll.
6513"See Ya in My Dreams"
"Dustbunny Dreams"
Robert MillsCheryl WagnerAugust 31, 1996 (1996-08-31)TBA
Loonette pretends to be a roving reporter and interviews the others about dreams.

Season 6 (2002-2005)

The intro changes again with children's vocals re-recorded. This was the final season where Alyson Court plays the role of Loonette. The couch is redesigned and Auntie Macassar will no longer return, she's replaced by Uncle Chester that now sends the postcards to Loonette. The dustbunny music and the ending music have been changed in this season as well. Each episode features Molly attending Doll School with Loonette accompanying her (rotating between The Alphabet Song, counting to 10 or both). The stories that Loonette reads are now in live action which introduces a city for clowns called Clowntown. Even though the Foley Family gags has came to an end. in this season, the dollhouse was still seen on the set next to the couch. Miss Loonette's Dance Academy has also been discontinued for the rest of the series along with the Alphabet Game.

Due to Alyson Court’s pregnancy during production, she was unable to film any new Clock Rug segments. Instead, archival footage from seasons 3-5 was used with the screen tinted red (to match Loonette’s baggier red clothes).

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
661"Clowning in the Rain"Robert MillsCheryl WagnerMarch 10, 2002 (2002-03-10)TBA
It's a rainy day in Clowntown. When the rain stops, a rainbow comes out.
672"Lost and Clowned"Robert MillsRob MillsMarch 14, 2002 (2002-03-14)TBA
Molly wants to go Clowntown by herself, but she's too young to do so.
683"Button Up"Robert MillsCheryl WagnerMarch 17, 2002 (2002-03-17)TBA
Today is Best Foot Forward Day and Loonette must find perfect shoes for Molly.
694"Scaredy Cat"Robert MillsStory by : Cheryl Wagner
Teleplay by : Harmony Wagner
March 21, 2002 (2002-03-21)TBA
Loonette wears a mask which scares Molly, who later learns from Loonette that there is nothing to be scared of.
705"It's the Thought That Counts"Robert MillsStory by : Rob Mills
Teleplay by : Bill Murtagh
May 10, 2002 (2002-05-10)TBA
Loonette is searching for "McGuffin" in the couch, then she and Major Bedhead attempt to help Granny to fix her roof.
716"Growing Pains"Robert MillsStory by : Cheryl Wagner
Teleplay by : Bob Stut
May 14, 2002 (2002-05-14)TBA
Loonette wants to have a tea party with Molly but she worries about maturity.
727"Donut Let It Get You Down"Robert MillsCheryl WagnerMay 15, 2002 (2002-05-15)TBA
Loonette, Molly, Major Bedhead and Snicklefritz compete in a field day competition; eventually Molly (the previous champion) has to accept not winning, which is hard for her to do.
738"Fancy Dancer"Robert MillsStory by : Rob Mills
Teleplay by : Toni Mills
May 17, 2002 (2002-05-17)TBA
Loonette is jealous that everyone dances better than her, so Granny gives her ballet lessons.
749"The Big Bang Boom"Robert MillsCheryl WagnerMay 21, 2002 (2002-05-21)TBA
Today is the Big Bang Boom and everyone has a dinner and watches fireworks. Molly is afraid of fireworks, so she wears ear muffs and Loonette learns to think of others and not only herself.
7510"Ain't It Amazing, Gracie?"Robert MillsRob MillsAugust 2, 2002 (2002-08-02)TBA
Molly finds a miner's hat, then Major Bedhead loses his mail bag but learns that he needs to retrace his steps to find things.
7611"Between the Covers"Robert MillsStory by : Cheryl Wagner
Teleplay by : Susan Whelehan
August 4, 2002 (2002-08-04)TBA
Loonette digs all over the couch for books. Meanwhile, Uncle Chester reflects about the time he was at the library and discovered that reading is important yet fun.
7712"Going Up"Robert MillsStory by : Rob Mills
Teleplay by : Robin White
August 10, 2002 (2002-08-10)TBA
Loonette believes she is not growing up properly.
7813"Cool It"Robert MillsCheryl WagnerSeptember 27, 2002 (2002-09-27)TBA
The clowns find ways to cool off on a very hot summer day.

Season 7 (2005)

Ramona Gilmour-Darling replaces Alyson Court in the role of Loonette.[1] The Clock Rug is now smaller with darker colours. Also in this season, Loonette and Molly visit places in Clowntown. Additionally, while Molly and Loonette are sleeping at the end of each episode prior to the credits, they play the dream game, dreaming about letters of the alphabet and what starts with that letter. Also the moon that rises up in the show's ending credits is larger and changed to yellow. [citation needed] The dollhouse of The Foley Family was removed. In addition, this season featured the fewest episodes with Loonette reading Molly a story.[citation needed]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
791"Apple of My Eye"Derek Ryan and Rob MillsToni MillsOctober 16, 2006 (2006-10-16)TBA
Molly eats a whole box of donuts and then becomes very bouncy before getting very tired. At the Cabbage Club Cooking School, Loonette, Molly and Granny make Apple Schmapple Fruit Blaster Muffins.
802"Dat's Da Law!"Derek Ryan and Rob MillsCheryl WagnerOctober 20, 2006 (2006-10-20)TBA
Loonette learns about the rules and laws. At the Dojo, Major Bedhead and Granny do the tango, but Loonette wants to do it too.
813"Fibberish Gibberish"Derek Ryan and Rob MillsBill MurtaghOctober 23, 2006 (2006-10-23)TBA
Loonette tells a tall tale to Molly which angers her, meanwhile, Snicklefritz thinks he's a dog. At the Cabbage Club Cooking School, Loonette and Granny really blend things up by reminding themselves, you are what you eat.
824"Slow Down, Clown"Derek Ryan and Rob MillsBen DeutschOctober 27, 2006 (2006-10-27)TBA
Loonette is in a super hyper mood and is doing things quickly. At the Dojo, Major Bedhead teaches Loonette how to juggle and that it's important to take things slowly at first.
835"Floppy"Derek Ryan and Rob MillsRob MillsOctober 30, 2006 (2006-10-30)TBA
Loonette and Molly learn that too much junk food, such as donuts, is not good for you. At Granny's Cooking School, Granny shows Major Bedhead and Loonette how to make a healthy snack and that healthy food is good for you.
846"Clown with a Frown"Derek Ryan and Rob MillsLaurel SmythNovember 3, 2006 (2006-11-03)TBA
Loonette is in a bad mood. It's a rainy day in Clowntown then it clears up which makes Loonette feel better. She also learns that eating too many sweets, can lead to a mood swing.
857"Rub-A-Dub"Derek Ryan and Rob MillsBob StuttNovember 6, 2006 (2006-11-06)TBA
Loonette has trouble doing two things at the same time, then Granny cleans up her garden. At the Dojo, Major Bedhead and Loonette do exercises.
868"Upside Down Clown"Derek Ryan and Rob MillsToni MillsNovember 10, 2006 (2006-11-10)TBA
Molly plays with an upside down doll. At the Cabbage Club Cooking School, Loonette and Granny make an Upside Down Cake.
879"The Clown Promise"Derek Ryan and Rob MillsCheryl WagnerNovember 13, 2006 (2006-11-13)TBA
Loonette promises to wiggle and giggle and make mirth on Earth. At the Dojo, Loonette, Major Bedhead and Molly dance.
8810"Lost and Found Clowns"Steve Wright and Rob MillsPete SauderNovember 17, 2006 (2006-11-17)TBA
Molly tries to find her doll Bloomette. At the Cabbage Club Cooking School, Loonette and Granny make an Upside Down Clown Surprise.
8911"Phony Baloney"Steve Wright and Rob MillsRobin WhiteNovember 20, 2006 (2006-11-20)TBA
Loonette learns that telling the truth is the noble thing to do. At the Dojo, Loonette and Major Bedhead do relaxing and calm exercises.
9012"Ready, Steady, Go"Steve Wright and Rob MillsToni MillsNovember 24, 2006 (2006-11-24)TBA
Uncle Chester brings Bon Bons over to the garden, and eventually teaches everyone that while candy is tasty, it's important to have a good diet and include other foods like vegetables in your diet. At the Dojo, Loonette balances on a balance beam.
9113"Happy Mirthday, Granny"Steve Wright and Rob MillsRob MillsNovember 27, 2006 (2006-11-27)TBA
Molly and Loonette try to keep a secret for Granny's mirthday.
9214"Popcorn-Y"Steve Wright and Rob MillsBob StuttDecember 1, 2006 (2006-12-01)TBA
Molly is in a popping mood and can't stop popping, later, popcorn flies all over Granny's garden. At the Dojo, Loonette learns how to juggle.
9315"Peek-A-Boo!"Steve Wright and Rob MillsCheryl WagnerDecember 4, 2006 (2006-12-04)TBA
It's Molly's first time at Clowndergarten and is shy of meeting all the other little clowns.
9416"Ouch!"Steve Wright and Rob MillsFred StinsonDecember 8, 2006 (2006-12-08)TBA
Major Bedhead has hurt his foot by slipping on a banana peel, summarizes what happened at the Clowntown Hospital and gets a wheelchair to sit in. At Clowndergarten, the little clowns play pin the tail on the bunny, play ball, have a snack, have Loonette read a story and play hot and cold as they depart.
9517"Big Blow Hard"Steve Wright and Rob MillsFred StinsonDecember 11, 2006 (2006-12-11)TBA
Loonette and Molly are on their boat they made known as The Big Comfy Ship and they are pretending to look for treasure. At Clowndergarten, the clowns play with bubbles, and then a huge wind storm known as the Big Blow Hard hits Clowntown and everyone goes into Granny's house for shelter from the storm.
9618"Shh, Shh, Shh, Quiet"Steve Wright and Rob MillsSusie WhelehanDecember 15, 2006 (2006-12-15)TBA
Loonette learns to use inside and outside voices. At Clowndergarten, the clowns play the opposite game, pretend to have a baby in their hands to use quiet and loud, play follow the leader, dance, color and have Loonette read a story.
9719"Freeze, Please"Steve Wright and Rob MillsHarmony WagnerDecember 18, 2006 (2006-12-18)TBA
Molly is in a wiggly mood and learns to stay put. At Clowndergarten, the clowns play the freeze game, listen nicely to Loonette reading a story and have a puppet show.
9820"Clown in the Round"Steve Wright and Rob MillsBill MurtaghDecember 22, 2006 (2006-12-22)TBA
Everyone is in a topsy turvy mood as things are upside down. At Clowndergarten, Loonette and the clowns play with the clock rug parachute, play the beehive game, play dress up, do the clock rug stretch and watch a puppet show.
9921"Molly's Bellybutton"Steve Wright and Rob MillsRobin WhiteDecember 25, 2006 (2006-12-25)TBA
Molly's bellybutton is dangling down. At Clowndergarten, the clowns play Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, play with the clock rug parachute, play with hula hoops and have a parade with costumes.
10022"Just Purrfect"Steve Wright and Rob MillsHarmony WagnerDecember 29, 2006 (2006-12-29)TBA
Loonette pretends to be a cat. At Clowndergarten, the clowns play kitty cat.

Broadcast and syndication

In the U.S., the series was syndicated by American Public Television to public television stations in that country, most of which were affiliated with PBS, starting on January 9, 1995, and ending in February 2007, with reruns airing as late as May 2009 on some stations. In Canada, the series was shown on YTV from 1992 to 1997[4] and on Treehouse TV[5] from 1997 until it ceased broadcasting on February 27, 2011. The show also airs on BTV in Botswana.[6] As of 2023, all episodes can be viewed on Amazon Prime, Vudu, Tubi, the FilmRise app, and YouTube. From September 1, 1997, to 2001, the French-language dub was aired on Canal Famille in Quebec and on TF1 in France. The show was also dubbed in Hebrew (which aired on the Hop! Channel in Israel) and Turkish (which aired on TRT 1 and Yumurcak TV in Turkey).

Home media

Time-Life Video was the main home media distributor for the Big Comfy Couch, releasing the series under Time-Life Video's children's label, Time-Life Kids. VHS releases were also released on May 10, 2000, by Goldhil Video.

The Big Comfy Couch has five DVDs featuring Ramona Gilmour-Darling. The DVDs and VHS tapes that feature Alyson Court are now out of print, but can be found on certain websites such as Amazon.com.

On July 30, 2013, TGG Direct released the first two seasons on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time.[7][8] Seasons 3-7 were released on August 6, 2013.[9][10][11][12][13] Each set comes with a bonus disc featuring a premiere episode of the following season. The Season 7 set, however, has a bonus disc of the premiere episode of the first season.

Merchandise and other media

Throughout the years, several merchandise has been sold under the show's banner such as videotapes, DVDs, books, dolls, toys and puzzles.[1]

Album releases

Several albums of the original songs written by JP Houston and performed by the cast were released on August 9, 2005, by Time-Life, as well as Naxos Music.

App releases

In 2015 and 2016, Radical Sheep, in association with Sticky Brain Studios, released some apps based on the series.

This Hour Has 22 Minutes

On the October 18, 2016 episode of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, in a segment discussing the 2016 clown sightings, Loonette made an appearance as the show's "clown correspondent."[17][1] This marked the character's first television appearance in a decade since the show's finale in 2006 and the first time Alyson Court had portrayed Loonette on TV since her departure in 2002.


The Big Comfy Couch has had a few live shows at Londonderry Mall in Edmonton, Alberta and sometimes in Calgary and rarely in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Loonette and Molly Live Theatrical Tour

In 2005, a live theatrical production entitled Molly's Fool Moon Festival toured in Canada. The show included Loonette, Molly, Granny Garbanzo, Major Bedhead and others. The show was produced by Koba Entertainment and presented by Paquin Entertainment Group.


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