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Gullah Gullah Island
GullahGullahIsland.jpg
Gullah Gullah Island title card
Country of origin  United States
Production
Running time 30 minutes (incl. commercials)
30 minutes (no commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel Nick Jr. (1st time) (1994-1997)
Noggin (1999-2004), (2007-2009)
Nick Jr. (2nd time) (2009-present)
Original run January 19, 1994 – May 5, 1997

Gullah Gullah Island is a children's television series starring Ron Daise (executive producer) and his wife Natalie Daise. It was the first show designed for preschoolers to feature a Gullah family. The show stars Ron Daise and Natalie Daise as "Ron" and "Natalie," along with their fictional children (Shaina and James), niece (Vanessa), non fictional child Simeon, and a tadpole named Binyah Binyah Polliwog. The family lived on a fictional island off the coast of South Carolina. (With outdoor shots featuring Beaufort SC and Fripp Island.) The Downtown area was featured in one episode when the family took a trip to Charleston, South Carolina.

TV Guide selected Gullah Gullah Island as one of their top ten children's television shows in 2001. The show had relatively high ratings during its daytime run in the 1990s.

The show was taped at Nickelodeon Studios in Universal Studios Florida, with the show Clarissa Explains It All shot on the same set (interior and exterior). Modifications were made, like adding various shades of red to the home as shown on Gullah Gullah. The backyard was used on earlier episodes of All That as well.

Episodes featured singing, dancing, learning, and encouraging children in the audience to think about things like healthy eating, telling the truth, and problem solving. The show ran for four seasons from January 19, 1994 through May 5, 1997.

The show is currently in reruns on Nick Jr., but the channel currently only airs the show in the extreme overnight hours, when very few of the show's target audience members are awake.

Contents

Cast

  • Vanessa Baden - Vanessa (1994-1997)
  • James Edward Coleman II - James (1994-1997)
  • Ron Daise - Ron (1994-1997)
  • Natalie Daise - Natalie (1994-1997)
  • Manolo Villaverde - Abuelo (1994-1997)
  • Corey Hayes - Corey (1995-1997)
  • Simeon Othello Daise - Simeon (1994-1997)
  • Shaina M. Freeman - Shaina (1994-1996)
  • Tristan Mays - Shaina (1997)
  • Sara Makeba Daise - Sara (1994-1997)
  • Armando Guerra & Jeff Gittle - Armando (1994-1997)
  • Philip D. Garcia - Binyah Binyah (1994-1996)
  • Justin Campbell - Binyah Binyah (1997)
  • Bryan Nguyen
  • Jessica Gorski

Episodes

Season 1

  1. Yes I Can (Pilot) (10/19/1994)
  2. Going Places (10/31/1994)
  3. Rhythm and Rhyme All the Time (11/7/1994)
  4. Ron's Birthday (11/14/1994)
  5. Let the Games Begin (11/15/1994)
  6. Look Who's Balking (11/24/1994)
  7. Move Your Body (11/25/1994)
  8. Miss Ella Mae Breadsticks (12/25/1994)
  9. Binyah Binyah's Parade (12/26/1994)
  10. Lighting is Frightning (1/1/1995)
  11. Armondo's New Home (1/2/1995)
  12. Big and Small (1/12/1995)

Season 2

  1. Binyah the Barbarian (4/11/1995)
  2. Gullah Gullah Island Day (7/10/1995)
  3. Friendship - - Just the Perfect Blend (7/17/1995)
  4. 4 The Pet Show (7/24/1995)
  5. Chansome's Big Surprise (7/31/1995)
  6. What's Up With Jobs? (8/7/1995)
  7. Charleston Market (8/14/1995)
  8. Carnival (9/3/1995)
  9. Things That Go Bump in the Night (9/4/1995)
  10. Special Places (9/25/1995)
  11. Campout (9/26/1995)
  12. Big and Small (9/27/1995)
  13. The School Show (9/28/1995)
  14. Let the Games Begin
  15. Friendship--Just the Perfect Blendship
  16. My Favorite Things
  17. Natalie's Sick

Season 3

  1. What's Up with Jobs?
  2. All Boats Away
  3. How You Sound
  4. The Gullah Gullah Games
  5. Chansome's Big Surprise
  6. A Day at the Beach
  7. Binyah Binyah's Parade
  8. Animal See,Animal Do
  9. Food Glorious Food
  10. Home Alone With Grandma
  11. Fixing a Hurt
  12. The Collection Show
  13. Shapes and Colors
  14. We are Family
  15. Special Places
  16. Shaina Birthday Party

Season 4

  1. Simeon's Day
  2. Family Day
  3. The Mighty Cootas
  4. Campout!
  5. Here Comes the Hatchlings
  6. Binyah the Barbarian
  7. The Magic Show
  8. Gullah Rocks
  9. Stray Dog Blues
  10. James' New Buddy
  11. The Hottest Day of the Year
  12. Barrels of Laughs
  13. Binyah Binyah Goes to School
  14. A Gullah Gullah Christmas
  15. Big and Small
  16. The Big Sleepover
  17. Lightning is Frightning
  18. Polliwog Day

Syndication

Gullah Gullah Island airs on Nick Jr. as of September 28, 2009. It aired on Noggin from 1999 to 2004 and again from 2007 to 2009.

Timeline

at 12am (Midnight) & 12:30 am Alaska
at 11pm & 11:30 am Aleutian
at 2am & 2:30 am Arizona
at 3am & 3:30 am Central
at 4am & 4:30am Eastern
at 4am & 4:30am: East-Indiana
at 11pm & 11:30pm Hawaiian
at 3am & 3:30am Indiana-Starke
at 4am & 4:30am Michigan
at 2am & 2:30am Mountain
at at 1am & 1:30am Pacific
at 1am & 1:30am Pacific-New
at 10pm & 10:30 Samoa

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