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Jungle Jam and Friends the Radio Show

Jungle Jam and Friends the Radio Show is a children's radio show with Christian themes and humor straight from the mouths of the animals that live there.  The show was created by Jeff Parker and is owned by Fancy Monkey Studios, Inc.  "In the jungle it's always a zoo, in the jungle there's a lot to do..."

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From Wikipedia (shared under license WP:CC BY-SA):

Jungle Jam and Friends: The Radio Show!, or simply Jungle Jam, is a children's radio show with Christian themes and humor. The show was created by Jeff Parker and is owned by Fancy Monkey Studios, Inc. (formerly Woolly Mammoth Entertainment). It features voices, writing, and sound editing by Nathan Carlson, Phil Lollar, David Buller, and many others. These people have also been involved in other well-known radio projects, including Adventures in Odyssey.

History

The program first aired in 1993 and within two years it had been aired on over 800 radio stations. Cassettes of the broadcast were available from Word Entertainment until the year 2000. At that point, the show was taken over by Fancy Monkey Studios, Inc., who sell CDs and downloads of the broadcasts. Jungle Jam continues to air, with the most recent episode, "The Merry Christmas Show," recorded in front of a live studio audience and released in 2010. The series features songs by award-winning husband and wife musicians, Buddy Miller and Julie Miller.

Storylines

The show is usually set in the jungle, although episodes occasionally take place elsewhere. Episodes follow a pattern: an introduction will be followed by a ten- to forty-five-minute story. The shorter stories end in an upbeat song; the longer episodes are divided into two parts and have songs scattered throughout. Although most episodes feature the Jungle Jam gang, some follow a boy named Marvy Snuffleson and his sister Katie and their visits to the remarkable RazzleFlabben Island. All episodes teach a lesson about the Bible or about Christian life.

List of Jungle Jam and Friends: The Radio Show! characters

Regular characters

Narrator

The narrator (Nathan Carlson), often referred to as "Mr. Narrator" by the characters, is an interactive force in the jungle; there is some indication that he is a jungle explorer.

Gruffy

Gruffy Bear (Nathan Carlson), the de facto main character of the series, is a jovial, level-minded construction worker brown bear. He is the only primary character with a wife (Muffy), a child (Gruffy, Jr), and a dog (Wuffy).

Sully

Sully the Aardvark (Nathan Carlson) is a simple-minded aardvark. Frequently noted as an excellent cannonball diver, he is the best friend of Millard J. Monkey. At one point he played the triangle in the Jungle Band.

Millard

Millard Jackanapes Monkey (Phil Lollar), usually referred to as Millard J. Monkey or Millard the Monkey, is a clumsy, foolhardy monkey and the best friend of Sully the Aardvark. Millard was a later addition to the cast of characters, but quickly became a central character and fan favorite.

Nozzles

Nozzles the Elephant (Nathan Carlson) is a usually wise, brooding African elephant. However, he is prone to giving in to the other animals' inanity. A lover of mystery novels and gadgets.

Racquet

Racquet the Skunk (Nathan Carlson) is a kind-hearted but ambitious skunk. He is frequently shown to be an excellent badminton player.

Jean-Claude

Jean-Claude the Flying Squirrel (Phil Lollar) is a somewhat self-centered French flying squirrel. Ironically, he pilots a biplane.

The Cheetah Sisters

Cheetah Bonita (Shelby Daniels), Cheetah Anita(Shelby Daniels), and Cheetah Sally (Julie Miller) are members of the musical group The Cheetah Sisters.

Sloth

The sloth (Cindy Parker), also referred to as Sloth, is an easy-going, female sloth.

Weatherbee

Weatherbee the Owl (Phil Lollar) is a sensible owl who often acts as the leader (or judge) of the jungle.

Max

Max the Giraffe (Nathan Carlson) is a hair-brained giraffe.

Other recurring characters

Muffy

Muffy Bear (Nathan Carlson) is the supportive wife of Gruffy Bear.

Gruffy, Jr.

Gruffy Bear, Jr. (Adam Burton), is the only child of Gruffy and Muffy Bear.

Bert-the-Moose

Bert-the-Moose (Nathan Carlson) hosts a musical segment included in the "and friends" part of the show called "Sing Along With Bert-the-Moose." He always followed by his Bert-the-Moose singing waiters.

Reynold

Reynold the Warthog (Phil Lollar) is a mud-loving, dry-humored warthog.

Hermie

Hermie the Love Bug (Nathan Carlson) is a misguided green lacewing.

Coy Ote

Coy Ote is a friendly Irish Wolfhound.

Flip

Mentioned in the theme song, Flip (Buddy Miller) the owl appeared on the albums and used mostly for songs. He never made it into the regular episodes, and was replaced by Weatherbee in the series.

RazzleFlabben Island

Narrator

The narrator (Nathan Carlson) is the same as that of the Jungle Jam Gang.

Regular characters

Marvy Snuffleson

Marvin Carvey "Marvy" Snuffleson III (Adam Burton) is a junior high student who gets carried away in a flash-flood to RazzleFlabben Island.

Carl and Olaf

Olaf (Nathan Carlson) and Carl (Phil Lollar), adult RazzleFlabbenz, are Marvy's two closest friends on RazzleFlabben Island. They are married.

Katie Snuffleson

Katie Snuffleson (Katie Herndon) is Marvy's little sister. She, too, has fallen victim to the mysterious flash-floods.

Mr. Snuffleson

Marvin Carvey Snuffleson II (David Buller), usually referred to as Mr. Snuffleson, is Marvy's caring father. As a child, he too was taken to RazzleFlabben Island.

Mrs. Snuffleson

Mrs. Snuffleson (Michelle Richards) is Marvy's mother.

Lars

Lars (Nathan Carlson) is often a level voice among the RazzleFlabbenz.

Bert

Bert (Phil Lollar) is a RazzleFlabben often found in places of authority (e.g., a judge, a conductor, etc.).

Other recurring characters

Ingmar Flabben

Ingmar RazzleFlabben (Phil Lollar),  Flabben, was the leader of the Flabbenz until he made his love for Ingrid public and joined the two peoples together.

Ingrid Razzle

Ingrid RazzleFlabben (Maureen Davis), née Razzle, was the leader of the Razzles until her marriage to Ingmar.

Sven Ingersoll

Sven Ingersoll is a magical, shape-shifting RazzleFlabben and is also the first RazzleFlabben Marvy meets.

Merl

Merl is the second RazzleFlabben to meet Marvy.

Bjørn

Bjørn (Nathan Carlson), also referred to as the Disobedient SmivenBiven, is a SmivenBiven held prisoner on RazzleFlabben Island.

Species

RazzleFlabbenz

Originally two peoples, the Razzles and the Flabbenz, they united after Mr. Snuffleson helped work out their centuries-old dispute. Though humanoid, they are exceptionally tall and covered in brightly colored fur. They highly prize eggplant parmigiana.

SmivenBivenz

The SmivenBivenz are a race of large, hairy, bad-tempered humanoid monsters with tails who live on the neighboring SmivenBiven Island.

  • Bjørn (see above)
  • Snork (Nathan Carlson) steals the valuable portraits of Ingmar and Ingrid RazzleFlabben and frames Marvy.
  • a group of man-eating SmivenBivenz capture Katie.

Other species

  • The side-winding furbellies are a race of malevolent cowboy creatures with furry bellies. Three, Larango (Phil Lollar), Durango (Nathan Carlson), and Hives (Nathan Carlson), attempt to overthrow RazzleFlabben Island and enslave the RazzleFlabbenz.
  • The whistling furchettas are a race of small, simple-minded, good-natured, and sweet creatures who live homy lives on RazzleFlabben Island.
  • The Rockport falcon is a giant, man- and furchetta-eating falcon.

List of Jungle Jam and Friends: The Radio Show! episodes

Description

Between 1993 and 1995, three audio cassette tape sets containing episodes of Jungle Jam and Friends were released by Everland Entertainment, a division of Word Entertainment. The sets were: Wild Times in God's Creation (1993), More Wild Times in God's Creation (1994), and Even Wilder Times in God's Creation (1995). They all contained episodes as they aired on the radio. This was evident because of the contact information read aloud by Nathan Carlson, including that of World Vision International, a religious and charitable organization involved in sponsoring Jungle Jam and Friends. In addition, Even Wilder Times was a collection of musical albums previously released by Word Entertainment and edited for broadcast in two parts on the radio.

When Woolly Mammoth Entertainment, the studio that produced Jungle Jam and Friends, was renamed Fancy Monkey Studios and acquired ownership of the show, it re-released all the original albums in compact disc and digital download formats. These re-releases do not follow the same release sequence as the original cassette albums and were slightly reorganized. In addition, the original opening and closing wraps of all Jungle Jam and Friends episodes were edited to remove references to World Vision and Everland, and replaced with new wraps referencing Fancy Monkey Studios and the reorganized episodes. While most of the episodes from the cassette albums are retained in the CD and download re-releases, a few of them are excluded, most notably the "Sing-Along with Bert-the-Moose" segments, which served as a platform for promoting kid-friendly Contemporary Christian musical albums released by Word Entertainment. And while all the original episode titles stay the same, only one episode was renamed. "Bear E. Sleepy", a musical segment that originally appeared in the More Wild Times cassette album, became "The All-Bear Sing-Along".

A fourth collection, Yet Even Wilder Times Collection, contains most of the Jungle Jam and Friends episodes that do not appear in any of the original three albums, some of which have been produced and aired in recent years. It is currently available for purchase from Fancy Monkey Studios as downloads only.

"Open for Business", which appears in the Wild Times cassette album, was not a Jungle Jam and Friends episode. Instead, it was an excerpt from The Friendship Company: Open for Business (1991), a children's album by Contemporary Christian singer Sandi Patty. As such, it is also excluded from the re-releases.

In the original opening and closing wraps of "The Great Rubber Band War" (from the More Wild Times collection), Hal Smith, Will Ryan, and Katie Leigh — all voice artists involved in Adventures in Odyssey, a radio drama presentation produced by Focus on the Family — made brief appearances, voicing their respective characters John Avery Whittaker, Eugene Meltsner, and Connie Kendall. They all accidentally stumble into the room where Nathan Carlson and the Jungle Jam gang are doing their show, and are given correct directions to their room ("Just two doors down to the left"). Even Whit (voiced by Smith) is given the opportunity to read the following line used before the episodes start: "Stay tuned! Jungle Jam and Friends has just begun!".

"Three Wise Men and a Baby", a Christmas musical album, was not included in any of the original cassette sets. However, like other Jungle Jam and Friends musical albums, it is available separately, first on cassette tape, and later on CD and digital download. Eventually, it is now included in the re-release of Even Wilder Times.

Wild Times in God's Creation

Episode Total Title Featured character(s) Writer(s) Verse Theme Time
1 1 "A River Runs Over It" Sully Charlie Richards Romans 12:6 everybody is special 15 min.
2 2 "Koalas in the Mist" Gruffy Bear Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Proverbs 18:13 don't jump to conclusions 15 min.
3 3 "The Boy Who Cried Duck" Marvy Snuffleson Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson 1 Timothy 6:6 accepting who we are 15 min.
4 4 "Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog" Jean-Claude Phil Lollar Matthew 22:39 loving your neighbor 15 min.
5 5 "Golden Rocks and the Tree Pears" Cheetah Anita Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Psalm 62:8 trusting God 15 min.
6 6 "The Goodbye Merl" Marvy Snuffleson Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Colossians 3:25 gratitude 15 min.
7 7 "Sully Makes a Friend" Sully Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Ephesians 4:32 kindness 15 min.
8 8 "Bjorn Free" Marvy Snuffleson Phil Lollar 1 John 4:7 obedience 15 min.
9 9 "Color Him Irresponsible" Jean-Claude Phil Lollar Matthew 25:21 responsibility 15 min.
10 10 "Pogo A Go-Go" Jean-Claude Phil Lollar Hebrews 13:16 sharing 15 min.
11 11 "The Terrible Truth About Lying" Marvy Snuffleson Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Proverbs 16:13 honesty 15 min.
12 12 "Badminton Schmadminton" Gruffy Bear Charlie Richards Proverbs 6:6 cooperation 15 min.
13 13 "This Island Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us" Marvy Snuffleson Phil Lollar Luke 12:32 courage 15 min.
14 14 "A Portrait of the Rabbits as a Young Family" Racquet Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Romans 12:15 empathy / friendship 15 min.
15 15 "Lest Ye Be Judged" Marvy Snuffleson Phil Lollar Matthew 7:1 judging others 15 min.
16 16 "The Treasure of the Sierra Marbles" Sully, Millard Phil Lollar Proverbs 15:27 greed 15 min.
17 17 "Sing-Along with Bert-the-Moose" Bert-the-Moose Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson, Phil Lollar 15 min.
18 18 "The Grandfather" Jungle Jam Gang Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Proverbs 16:28 gossip 15 min.
19 19 "Katie Sings the Blues" Katie Snuffleson Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Philippians 4:11 contentment 15 min.
20 20 "Hermie the Love Bug" Hermie Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson 1 John 4:7 love 15 min.
21 21 "Later: A Story About Procrastination" Marvy Snuffleson Phil Lollar Proverbs 15:19 procrastination 15 min.
22 22 "Nermal and the Ark" Nermal Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson, Phil Lollar Matthew 6:25–34 God's care / provision 30 min.

 

More Wild Times in God's Creation

Episode Total Title Featured character(s) Writer(s) Verse Theme Time
1 23 "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Bedtime" Gruffy Bear Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Luke 2:1–14 celebrating Christ's birth 15 min.
2 24 "The Gift of the RazzleFlabben" Marvy Snuffleson,
Olaf, Carl
Phil Lollar Romans 12:6 everybody is special 15 min.
3 25 "The Great Rubber Band War" Marvy Snuffleson (as Marvin Carvey Snuffleson, Sr.) Phil Lollar Exodus 20:12 honoring parents 30 min.
4 26 "The Big Bang Theory" Gruffy Bear Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Proverbs 18:24 making new friends 15 min.
5 27 "Who Owns Who?" Marvy Snuffleson Phil Lollar Matthew 6:21 materialism 15 min.
6 28 "When You Wish Upon a Star" Millard Phil Lollar Ephesians 5:4 power of words 15 min.
7 29 "Sing-Along with Bert-the-Moose 2" Bert-the-Moose Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson, Phil Lollar 15 min.
8 30 "Dial M for Monkey" Millard Jeff Parker Hebrews 13:6 fear 15 min.
9 31 "The Whistling Furchettas" Marvy Snuffleson Jeff Parker 1 Corinthians 6:19–20 taking care of your body 15 min.
10 32 "The Cat's Pajamas" The Kitty Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Proverbs 15:13 joy 15 min.
11 33 "Bear E. Sleepy"
"The All-Bear Sing-Along"
Bear E. Sleepy, Gruffy Bear Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson, Phil Lollar 15 min.
12 34 "The Skunk Who Would Be King" Racquet Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson, Phil Lollar Romans 12:3 valuing others 15 min.
13 35 "Katie's Kiddie-Bake Quick Cakes" Katie Snuffleson Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Isaiah 10:33 boasting 15 min.
14 36 "You Take the High Side" Millard Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Ephesians 4:13 cooperation 15 min.
15 37 "The Great Fall" Marvy Snuffleson Phil Lollar Proverbs 16:18 pride 15 min.
16 38 "A Hog By Any Other Name" Reynold Phil Lollar Psalm 139:14 uniqueness 15 min.
17 39 "My Left Upper Incisor" Katie Snuffleson Phil Lollar Ecclesiastes 3:1 growing pains 15 min.
18 40 "The Great Coconut-Clunking Debate" Millard Phil Lollar 1 Corinthians 6:12 the dangers of addiction 15 min.
19 41 "It's a Wonderful — Knife?" Marvy Snuffleson Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Joshua 1:9 don't be afraid 15 min.
20 42 "P-P-P-Peaceful" The Sloth Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Romans 12:18 peacefulness 15 min.
21 43 "The Week of Saturdays" Marvy Snuffleson Phil Lollar 2 Thessalonians 3:10 laziness 15 min.
22 44 "Mutiny at the Picnic" Gruffy Bear Phil Lollar Philippians 2:3–4 pride / selfishness 15 min.
23 45 "Katie in Candyland"
 
Katie Snuffleson Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson 1 Peter 3:8 compassion 15 min.

 

Even Wilder Times in God's Creation

Episode Total Title Featured character(s) Writer(s) Verse Theme Time
1 46 "All God's Creatures Are Special" Jungle Jam Gang Jeff Parker Psalm 139:13–15 everybody is special 1 hr.
2 47 "King of the Jungle" Louis Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Philippians 2:9–10 trusting God 1 hr.
3 48 "Cheetah Bonita Goes Solo" Cheetah Bonita Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson 1 Corinthians 3:8–9 cooperation 1 hr.
4 49 "Red, Yellow, Black, and — Plaid?" The Plaid Guy Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Romans 15:7 accepting others 1 hr.
5 50 "Fear, Faith, and Five Really Big Footprints" Jungle Jam Gang Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson 2 Timothy 1:7 fear / faith 1 hr.
6 51 "To Have and Have Not" Gruffy Bear Jeff Parker Colossians 3:15 thankfulness 15 min.
7 52 "The Trip to Thankful" Millard Phil Lollar Matthew 6:21 contentment 15 min.
8 53 "Hermie Flies Again" Hermie Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Colossians 3:12 kindness 15 min.
9 54 "Sing-Along with Bert-the-Moose 3" Bert-the-Moose Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson, Phil Lollar 15 min.
10 55 "Three Wise Men and a Baby" Jungle Jam Gang Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson Luke 2:1–21 Christmas 1 hr.

 

Miscellaneous download-only episodes

Episode Total Title Featured character(s) Writer(s) Verse Theme Time
1 56 "Where the Bears Are" Sully, Gruffy Bear Jeff Parker Colossians 3:12 kindness 30 min.
2 57 "Racquet's Racket Racket" Racquet Nathan Carlson Proverbs 15:27 greed 30 min.
3 58 "A Little Night Monkey" Millard, Steve Mozart Jeff Parker, Nathan Carlson, Phil Lollar the folly of jealousy 30 min.
4 59 "Educating Rita" Racquet, Rita Jeff Parker Proverbs 21:5 being methodical 15 min.
5 60 "The Lord of the Wrongs" Nozzles Jeff Parker 1 Corinthians 13:4–5 forgiveness 15 min.
6 61 "The Sound and the Furry" Gruffy Bear Jeff Parker 2 Corinthians 5:7 the importance of faith 15 min.
7 62 "Driving Miss Lazy" Rita Jeff Parker Proverbs 13:4 laziness 15 min.
8 63 "They Shoe Horses, Don't They?" Jungle Jam Gang Jeff Parker Proverbs 14:30 envy 15 min.
9 64 "For Whom the Bear Tolls" Gruffy Bear Jeff Parker Matthew 5:7 mercy 15 min.
10 65 "An Elephant's Generosity" Nozzles TBA Proverbs 22:9 generosity 15 min.