|Bump in the Night|
|Format||Childrens, Animation, Comedy|
|Created by||Ken Pontac, David Bleiman|
E. G. Daily
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Original run||September 10, 1994 – August 31, 1996|
Bump in the Night is an animated series by Danger Productions that was filmed using stop-motion animation and aired on ABC from 1994 to 1996. It was created and directed by Ken Pontac and David Bleiman.
Mr. Bumpy, a small green, purple-warted monster living under the bed of a ten-year-old boy, where he eats dirty socks and dust bunnies as if they were delicacies. His best friends are Squishington, a blue monster that lived in the bathroom's toilet tank; and Molly Coddle, a Frankenstein's monster-like rag doll belonging to the boy's sister who acts as the straight man to the crazy antics of the other two.
The show was traditionally split into two major parts per half hour (occasionally dedicating a full half hour per show, or sometimes splitting into three parts), and usually if not always had a music video at the end of the episode, starring the three main characters and any minor characters involved in the episode. This musical montage would take clips from the episode itself and reiterate the life lessons learned in the episode. Other characters include Destructo, the boy's toy robot who sees himself as a cop and persecutes Mr. Bumpy for his actions. There's also the Closet Monster, who's made up of the boy's pile of clothes and chases after Mr. Bumpy.
Twas the Night Before Bumpy was a Christmas special that aired in 1995.
Bump in the Night has had several video releases all of which are out of print, some selling on the internet as high as $85. Recently a DVD was released which contained seven episodes and various Karaoke Cafe segments. There is also a hint from Brian, of Shout! Factory, of a complete series in the works.