Erky and Perky
|Created by||David Webster|
|Written by||Jeff Biederman
|Directed by||Debra Toffan
|Starring||Jason Barr, Neil Crone|
|Country of origin||Australia/Canada|
|Running time||approx. 22 Minutes|
|Production company(s)||Ambience Entertainment
The LaB Sydney
CCi Releasing, Inc.
|Original channel|| YTV
|Original run||September 7, 2006 – Present|
Erky Perky is an Australian and Canadian animated television program on YTV developed by CCI Entertainment, Ltd. and Ambience Entertainment. The show is about two bickering, dimwitted insects, Erky and Perky, who live at a hot dog stand, but are accidentally taken to a house.  The show focuses on Erky and Perky trying to settle into the house, living with fellow housebugs, and the hunt for food in a very clean kitchen. It was broadcast once on YTV's Big BBQ Blowout on July 1, 2006, as a "sneak peek". Another Erky Perky "sneak peek" episode was shown on August 30, 2006 during YTV's "Sneek Peek Week", before airing regularly on September 7.
Erky Perky is a comedy series about two bugs; the Scottish-accented, Erky and his friend, the cowardly and impressionable Perky who live an idyllic life on a downtown hot dog stand - a cornucopia of crumbs, relish and wieners. They live the high life until one day they are swept away in a take-out bag and end up in a sterile suburban kitchen with no food in sight. The two bickering, dimwitted and lazy bugs are forced to survive in the new and scary "Land of Kitchen". Every day, they are obsessed with finding food, and eventually finding their way home to "Hot Dog Stand". Their quests are almost always befouled by 'Mad' Margaret, the self-appointed ruler of Kitchen, and her 'sidekick' Cecil.
Cecil: (Adrian Truss) Cecil who, despite being a tenth Margaret's size, appears to be somewhat smitten with the tyrant, becoming extremely jealous of her having affairs with newcomer Pablomo, and Erky (when he was under the influence of the Love Crumb).
Mad Margret: (Judy Marshak) She is the self appointed ruler of kitchen, and usually stops Erky and Perkys plans and when they find food she generally steals it
Perky: (Neil Crone)it was made quite obvious that Perky has a crush on Margaret's niece, Sajuica (Melissa Jane Shaw), from day one. This was possibly done by the writers to dispel any speculation of Erky and Perky having a homosexual partnership. Sajuica is apparently the 'babe' of Kitchen, attracting flies, and being flirty. Even the childish Stinks (named for his flight-inducing farts) thinks she is 'fine'. A running gag is that Stinks (Annick Obonsawin); would appear whenever anyone said his 'name'(or any other word that sounds similar, such as thinks), often this happens when they are bemoaning some misfortune ('This stinks').
Erky: (Jason Barr) Erky is a scottish accented bug who normally takes Perky for granted and makes him try and get food in a dangerous Scheme
Frenzel:While Stinks may be smart, its another bug named Frenzel (Ron Rubin) who takes the cake (literally) when it comes to devising food-getting plans. He always has profitable schemes on the go, preying on other bugs' naiveté or weaknesses to get himself ahead. Often, Perky is the one suffering, being a very gullible and trusting bug. An example of this is when Frenzel was showing young bugs the dangers of Kitchen, and for the final show he tricked Perky into being the German-accented spider, Delila's 'dinner', not telling the frightened bug that it was all an act, and that there wasn't really any danger (unlike most of Frenzel's plans).
Moldy Van Oldy: is a senile old bug, Moldy van Oldy (Keith Knight / Carter Hayden), who loves to talk and talk for hours, sometimes it's about actual events, sometimes it's nothing more than senseless ramblings. One true story he did tell, however, was the tale of Margaret's acquired hydrophobia. When she was about Sajuica's age, and living in an outdoor garden (along with Moldy and presumably other bugs as well), Margaret was sprayed with water from a hose, getting knocked out of the air.