Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (or Jakers in Europe) is an animated children's television series. The show is animated using computer-generated imagery and broadcast in the United States on PBS Kids (English) from 2003 to 2008.
The show chronicles the boyhood adventures of Piggley Winks, an anthropomorphic pig from Ireland and how he relates these stories to his grandchildren as a grandfather in the present day.
The word "jakers" was originally a euphemism for "Jesus" in Ireland during the 1950s and 1960s and was an exclamation of surprise, delight, dismay, or alarm. Piggley and his father use it to express their delight when they discover something on their adventures.
Piggley Winks, aged 8 (later 9), lived with his parents Padraig and Elly (whose design changes after first few episodes) and his younger sister Molly in Raloo Farm in Ireland during the 1950s. His best friends are Dannan O'Mallard, a duck who lives in a hut by a pond with her rarely seen grandmother, and Fernando Toro, known as Ferny, a young bull who lives with his father, the Spanish blacksmith Don Toro in the village of Tara. His rival is the main antagonist, Hector McBadger.
Piggley lives his everyday life on the farm as a normal child, going to school, helping his parents, taking care of his sister, and having adventures, almost always followed by his friends. He has always been interested in stories and legends, and his fertile mind and mischievous spirit put him in many unpredictable situations, like believing fairies turned Ferny into a bug, trying to hatch a supposed dragon's egg, using the Salmon of Knowledge to pass the school exam, and even trying to capture the legendary Fir Darrig.
Each story also features a subplot featuring Wiley, the sheep (voiced by Mel Brooks). As the only sheep in the flock who can talk, he believes he is their natural leader, and tries to get the other sheep to do all kinds of things (singing, racing, playing sports, acting, etc.), with varying degrees of success. He is later assisted by his mate, a female sheep named Shirley (in earlier seasons, Shirley could not talk, and in the episode "Growing Pains" gave birth to a lamb, later named Little Baa).
A running gag on the show is that Wiley's subplot and the Piggley plot would collide (example in "Sheep on the Loose" where Wiley runs away and Piggley has to find him, as the shepherd).
Listing of episodes in this series: 01 - A Little Bit Of Something Extra Extra! 02 - All Night Long 03 - Dannan Does A Jig 04 - Donkeys into Racehorses 05 - Fir Not 06 - For Whom the Bell Trolls 07 - Good Neighbour 08 - Growing Pains 09 - Molly Had A Little Lamb 10 - New Best Friends 11 - No Girls Allowed 12 - Our Dragon's Egg 13 - Pie Filling 14 - Rock Around The Cluck 15 - Salmon of Knowldege 16 - Sheep on the Loose 17 - Song of the Banshee 18 - The Creepy Cabbages of Galway 19 - Waking Thor 20 -Treasure Hunt
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Nhà sản xuất: PBS KIDS Đạo diễn: Sindy McKay, John Over, Liz Young, Mike Young Diễn viên: Peadar Lamb, Maile Flanagan, Russi Taylor Thể loại: Giúp các em thiếu nhi vui chơi và yêu thích khám phá Định dạng: Decoded DVD VIDEO, DVD-5, PAL, AC-3, 192 Kbps Tỷ lệ: 16:9 Menu: Không Loại tập tin: VOB, INFO,... Ngôn ngữ: Tiếng Anh Phụ đề: No Loại phụ đề: No Số lượng series: 1 Số lượng tập trong series: 20 Số lượng đĩa: 5 Năm sản xuất: 2008 Độ tuổi thích hợp: Từ 5 tuổi trở lên Thời lượng: Khoảng 92 phút/1 DVD