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Little Bill is a television show for children on Nick Jr. The stories are based on Bill Cosby's Little Bill book series, set in Philadelphia and feature Bill Jr. learning a lesson or moral. It was developed through research and in
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consultation with a panel of educational consultants. The show also aired on CBS as part of Nick Jr. on CBS, from Nomerber 28, 1999 - September 7, 2002, then as part of Nick on CBS from August 2, 2003 - March 6, 2004. The show returned with the return of Nick Jr. on CBS on September 18, 2004, and seen through September 9, 2006 when the block was replaced with The KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS. The series went back into production in fall 2006 and a new season of 6 episodes aired on Noggin throughout April and July 2007, ending in the latter month. Reruns are played on the Nick Jr. channel. Sonia Manzano, best-known for playing Maria Rodriguez on Sesame Street, was a frequent writer for the show.

Characters

Lito

Lito is Mr Rojas's dog, who can do magic tricks, dig threw holes, and can steal things. Little Bill and andrew play with him a lot, but Andrew and Little Bill always get into fights when Andrew says that dogs are better than hamsters.

Little Bill Glover
A 5 year old inquisitive and imaginative boy who loves his hamster and is a fan of the (fictional) Blue Sox baseball team. He also likes Captain Brainstorm because he comes up with great ideas. He enjoys going to kindergarden, although he misses Elephant, but he is still happy. He is known as Little Bill because his actual name is Bill Jr, his father's name is also Bill.
Elephant
Elephant is a small light yellow hamster who loves Little Bill. The only noise that is heard from him is his blinking eyes after Little Bill has spoken. When the rest of the family goes on vacations, he is left alone with Alice the Great, Little Bill's great-grandmother. He gets sick in one episode, but gets better at the end.
April Glover
The oldest of the Glover children, she is a highly talented basketball player on the school team, and also at basketball camp, where she won a trophy. She is often seen getting bossy with Little Bill and/or Bobby. (She sometimes argues with Bobby.)
Bobby Glover
Bobby is the most studious of the kids. He is always reading and investigating things. He is the middle child and oldest son of the Glover children. He can also play the violin and sometimes he can say upsetting things, usually resaulting in his family saying "Bobby!".
Big Bill Glover
Father of Bobby, April and Little Bill. They have a very close relationship with their father. He works for the Department of Housing, as a housing inspector. He is also known as Big Bill because his actual name is Bill Sr.
Brenda Glover
Little Bill, Bobby, and April's mother. Wife of Big Bill, she works as a photographer.
Alice the Great
Great-Grandmother of Little Bill, Bobby, and April, and Brenda's grandmother (see "The Magic Quilt"). Usually teaches Little Bill lessons and tells stories to him. She also lives with the family.
Dorado
Childhood friend of Little Bill (see "New Foods " and "Natural Root Pals "). Teaches Little Bill about experiencing the Hispanic lifestyle by inviting him to dinner.
Captain Brainstorm
Captain Brainstorm is an astronaut who has an orange[http:// rocket rocket] and an orange space suit. Little Bill is a fan of his TV show, Space Explorers . Captain Brainstorm has a dog called Spark-E whose tagline, "Ruff-Roo!", is in a dog accent. He was seen in just one episode in which Little Bill and his friends meet him in person at a shopping mall appearance.
Fuchsia Glover
Fuchsia is the cousin of Little Bill, Bobby, and April. Her father Al (Big Bill's brother) runs a shop close to Little Bill's house. Her mother's name is Vanessa.
Andrew Mulligan
Andrew is a red haired, freckled boy who is Little Bill's best friend. Andrew and Little Bill have many things in common - they both like Captain Brainstorm or play with construction sets, etc. Andrew has a pet dog named Farfy.
Kiku
Kiku is a Japanese-American friend of Little Bill's. She loves nature (particularly flowers) and her favorite hobby is origami (She showed Little Bill how to make origami in the episode "Shipwreck Saturday").
Jeffrey Lappin
Jeffrey Lappin is a good friend of Bill's and he is of Russian descent. His hobbies are playing basketball and reading books. He also teaches Bill how to shoot foul shots.
Monty
Grandson of Alice the Great's best friend Emmaline, uses a wheelchair to get around because he was born with cerebral palsy. He and Little Bill are good friends and pretend to be dinosaurs together; Monty's favorite is the triceratops. Monty introduces Bill to fried bananas, a cultural dish from his country Puerto Rico.
Michael Rhiley
A classmate of Little Bill's who moves to the neighborhood from Miami. He is mean to Little Bill and his friends at first, but learns his lesson. He is then a good friend.
Miss Murray
Little Bill's teacher, later marries Dr. Winthrop Clinkscales (but the students are still allowed to call her Miss Murray, since they have trouble pronouncing her husband's name).
Mrs. Shapiro
A Hawaiian lady who was Little Bill's neighbour but then moved back to Hawaii but they're still friends. She moved away in the episode "Same Moon, Same Sun, Same Star."
Mr. Rojas
Mr. Rojas is an old man who speaks English and Spanish. He moved into Mrs. Shapiro's house and met Little Bill in the episode "The New Neighbours." He has a dog called Lito who's good at doing tricks. He only appears in "The New Neighbours ", "Doggie Magic " and "The Early Bill ." and "the Halloween party ."
Baby Jamal
Little Bill's baby cousin, son of Debra and Gary.

Episodes

  1. Just A Baby/The Campout (Originally Aired November 28, 1999)
  2. The Treasure Hunt/The Best Way To Play (Originally Aired December 5, 1999)
  3. Monty's Roar/Natural Root Pals (Originally Aired December 12, 1999)
  4. The Dollar/The Choice (Originally Aired December 19, 1999)
  5. Guppies/The Magic Quilt (Originally Aired January 9, 2000)
  6. The Meanest Thing To Say / Lavatory Story (Originally Aired February 6, 2000)
  7. The Zoo / My Pet Elephant (Originally Aired February 20, 2000)
  8. Chicken Pox / Shipwreck Saturday (Originally Aired June 19, 2000)
  9. Zoopity Zoo/Neighborhood Park (Originally Aired September 4, 2000)
  10. Elephant On The Loose/If A Bird Rings, Answer It (Originally Aired September 5, 2000)
  11. Big Kid/The Bills Go To Work (Originally Aired September 6, 2000)
  12. The Promise/The Practice (Originally Aired September 7, 2000)
  13. Are We There Yet?/Super Family Fun Land! (Originally Aired September 8, 2000)
  14. The Ring Bear/Miss Murray's Wedding (Originally Aired September 12, 2000)
  15. The Birthday Present/The Birthday Party (Originally Aired September 13, 2000)
  16. A Trip To The Hospital /The Wrong Thing To Do (Originally Aired September 14, 2000)
  17. Rolling Along/The Stage Trick (Originally Aired October 9, 2000)
  18. The Snack Helper/Buds (Originally Aired November 13, 2000)
  19. Copy Cat/Picture Day (Originally Aired December 4, 2000)
  20. Ready, Set, Read!/I Got a Letter (Originally Aired May 7, 2001)
  21. The Violin Lessons/Squirmy (Originally Aired May 9, 2001)
  22. Monty's Visit/Mom's Trip (Originally Aired May 10, 2001)
  23. The No-Talking Contest/The Search Is For The Sock (Originally Aired May 11, 2001)
  24. Merry Christmas Little Bill (Originally Aired December 25, 2001)
  25. A Day At The Beach/The Get Well Song (Originally Aired February 12, 2002)
  26. Michael Sleeps Over/Michael's First Snow (Originally Aired March 6, 2002)
  27. Monty Joins The Class/Dad Goes To School (Originally Aired March 13, 2002)
  28. Number One On Honeywood Street/Baseball Glovers (Originally Aired March 19, 2002)
  29. Wabbit Worries/Wabbit Babies (Originally Aired November 25, 2002)
  30. Cakeland/ the Goldenmoon is a friend(Originally Aired December 27, 2002)
  31. The Car Keys/Doggie Sitting (Originally Aired February 18, 2003)
  32. New Foods/Elephant Tricks (Originally Aired February 19, 2003)
  33. What About Me?/Happy Not Birthday To You (Originally Aired February 20, 2003)
  34. Racing Time/All Tied Up (Originally Aired February 21, 2003)
  35. Echo Falls/Going Fishing (Originally Aired July 28, 2003)
  36. The Best Book Ever!/A Ramp For Monty (Originally Aired July 29, 2003)
  37. The New Babysitter/My Friend Isabel (Originally Aired July 30, 2003)
  38. The Early Bill/Going Camping (Originally Aired July 31, 2003)
  39. Same Moon, Same Sun, Same Star/All Together Now (Originally Aired September 22, 2003)
  40. The Surprise!/Good Ol' Lightnin' (Originally Aired September 23, 2003)
  41. The Musical Instrument/The Choir (Originally Aired September 24, 2003)
  42. The Incredible Shrinking Little Bill/ The Big Swings (Originally Aired September 25, 2003)
  43. New Neighbors/Doggie Magic (Originally Aired September 26, 2003)
  44. I Can Sign/The Sign For Friend (Originally Aired September 29, 2003)
  45. Summertime In The Wintertime/Snow Racer (Originally Aired February 2, 2004)
  46. Get Well, Elephant/Elephant's Best Friend (Originally Aired February 3, 2004)
  47. The Skating Lesson/Mr. Moth (Originally Aired February 4, 2004)
  48. Private Time/Never (Originally Aired February 5, 2004)
  49. When Friends Get Mad/The Party Box (Originally Aired February 16, 2004)
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