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Yakkity Yak
Format Animated series
Comedy
Created by Mark Gravas
Starring Lee Tockar
Andrea Libman
Ian James Corlett
Brian Drummond
Michael Daingerfield
Pam Hyatt
Jason Schombing
Country of origin  Canada
 Australia
No. of episodes 26
Production
Running time 22 minutes approximately
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Nicktoons Network
Teletoon
Original run January 9, 2002 – January 11, 2004

Yakkity Yak is a television program that ran on Nickelodeon from November 9 to December 12, 2003. Yakkity Yak was canceled on December 11 with 26 episodes, due to a generally low fanbase. However the episode "Fairy Yakkity" was declared as the final episode and other different episodes were never shown on Nickelodeon. Although it was added to the Nicktoons Network schedule for a few years, it was removed from the rotation on March 2, 2007. The show was known for its extreme lack of reality, and for its extreme silliness and featured a style of animation which broke with past Nickelodeon tradition. The show features an anthropomorphic yak named Yakkity who wants to make it to stardom by becoming a comedian. Along the way, he has adventures with his two best friends Keo (an actual anthropomorphic pineapple) and Lemony. The show's slogan, "It's Just Plain Stupid," may have turned potential viewers away.

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Theme song

A song from 1958 named Yakety Yak by The Coasters is used. Children sing parts of the updated version of the song.

Characters

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Yakkity Yak

Yakkity is a 12 year old student at Onion Falls High. He is a class clown and undervalued mascot for all of Onion Falls' sporting teams, including the Basketball team. Yakkity got the job because his grandfather was mascot when the football team won the state championship in 1925. Much to Yakkity’s dislike, it’s the football team, not the mascot, who gets all the glory (even though they haven't won since 1925). Yakkity now lives with his Granny and her boarder Professor Crazyhair since Yakkity's parents and his brother went up to the mountains. His closest friends are Keo (who lives next door) and Lemony. Yakkity and Keo’s relationship is a strong buddy relationship that is ever-evolving and has its difficulties but ultimately these are two best friends who need each other. Yakkity needs Keo as he’s grounded – Keo needs Yakkity as he needs to be pushed.

He has his dream of comedic fame. Yakkity has his outlet through small gigs landed by the Trilo Entertainment Agency. From kids birthday parties to ‘Yakstravaganza’s, Yakkity is keen for experience. Even when encouraged by Trilo to fill in for Fairy Yakkity, which entails him dressing up as a ‘female fairy’, Yakkity takes it in his stride as he knows part of a comedian’s repertoire is a keen sense of character and be able to make laughs from impersonation.

Yakkity Yak is voiced by Lee Tockar.

Keo

Keo is Yakkity’s best pal and biggest fan. He lives next door to Yakkity with his father, henceforth known only as ‘Keo’s Dad’ who Keo has to look after quite a bit.

Although they have their problems as any budding teenager and his Father could have, Keo loves his Dad; although as we see in ‘Pineapple Upside Down Dead Cake’, he wishes he could be a little less bossy and see his view at times. Keo wears a light blue Long-sleeved T-shirt and a hawaiian-like shorts. His mother might be a human due to the fact that he is a human with a pineapple for a head.

Keo is voiced by Brian Drummond in a way of Joey Camen.

Granny Yak

Granny Yak is (as her name would suggest) Yakkity’s Granny. She takes care of Yakkity and in many ways is his mother, father and big brother all rolled into one. While she is a good sounding board in a parental way, she also has some of Yakkity’s impulsive genes.

Granny Yak is voiced by Pam Hyatt.

Lemony

Lemony is the third member in Yakkity’s gang of sorts. She’s in the same classes as Yakkity and Keo and has been friends with the two since primary school. While down-to-earth and resourceful, she has quite a fantastical imagination as we see in ‘Pineapple Upside down Dead Cake’. Lemony prefers aliens to dating magazines, octopuses to puppies and is tune with anything fantastical - like Fairy Wanda and her disco.

Lemony is voiced by Andrea Libman

Mr. Highpants

The town's leading vendor of candy and all things sugared, Mr. Highpants’ store is also a party venue, such as in ‘Fairy Yakkity’. Highpants is quite fastidious in appearance and is proud of his store which has won the civic ‘Best Business Award’ since his family created the award. Although the sexual orientation of the character is unknown, Highpants exhibits several characteristics sometimes associated with homosexuality, such as his slightly effeminate voice, his profession and his wearing of pink panties in one episode.

A town 'Mr. Fix it', Highpants volunteers and/or runs many other smaller businesses - such as the volunteer fire brigade, Neighbourhood watch and he also moonlights as the town's dentist. While popular, he’s the towns gossip - if you want to spread a rumour in Onion Falls, go see Mr. Highpants. He's good friends with Keo's Dad and always a helping hand with advice for Yakkity and Keo.

Mr Highpants has a hi-tech home, a parrot and a monkey called Mr Littlepants. His first name is Reginald.

Mr. Highpants is voiced by Ian James Corlett

Trilo

Mr Trilobyte or Trilo is a ‘trilobite’. A former circus performer who now runs his own Entertainment Agency, offering the likes of Yakkity, Fairy Wanda and Chuck Damage for children's parties, store openings and as in ‘And That’s The Weather’ weatherman appointments too. Hardly a perceptive businessperson, Trilo is hopeless with money, easily talked into crazy Yakkity plans (such as his ‘Yakstravaganza’ and ‘End of the Line’) and always looking for a new market or gimmick. Business isn’t great in either Onion Falls or it’s next town Griswold Junction, but Trilo manages to just stay afloat, except in ’10% Solution’ where Yakkity has to help him out. Although he is known to act disrespectfully to and take advantage of people, such as in ’10% Solution’ where he figures out that Yakkity's contract gives him 10% of everything Yakkity owns.

Mr. Trilobyte is voiced by Jason Schombing

Professor Crazyhair

Eccentric inventor/scientist with a day-job as the science teacher at Onion Falls High, Crazyhair is also a boarder at Yakkity’s house. He rents out the basement at Yakkity's house - which he doubles as a small private laboratory with a bunk bed on the side.

Yakkity and Keo are eternally curious about the smells and noises emitted from his room. The Professor is usually focused on his experiments to the exclusion of everyone else but can be a handy housemate to have if you have a scientific based problem. However, he can be quite longwinded in explanations. Crazyhair's favourite movies usually entail a tale of a misunderstood scientist according to the episode "Yak TV." He has the ability to change the color of his hair which acts as a mood ring.

Professor Crazyhair is voiced by Scott McNeil

Penelope

Due to stringent cutbacks by the Board of Education, Prof. Crazyhair is without a lab assistant. He quickly builds "Penelope" as a super-intelligent assistant, but fails to add any social skills or confidence. She has a tendency to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. She becomes a friend to Lemony. She is also a yak killer.

Penelope is voiced by Tabitha St. Germain

Rondo

High school senior, captain of the Onion Falls High football team and town hero, Rondo is Lemony’s older brother and one of Yakkity’s main antagonists. Even though their spirits are unified on the football field, Rondo and Yakkity both share a desire to be in the spotlight – Rondo as football hero, Yakkity as comedic genius and inevitably get in each others’ way.

Rondo is voiced by Ian James Corlett

Keo's father

Keo's father is an opinionated pineapple full of advice and very willing to get involved in everyone's business. His name was never mentioned through-out the series. While he cannot walk, if he wants to go somewhere in town, Keo (or his best pal Mr. Highpants) can carry him; he can take a taxi or get a ride with Granny. He speaks in a classic TV Dad brogue. His advice is not always the best source of information, as too often he speaks about events he has never experienced.

Keo's father is voiced by Michael Daingerfield

Wanda Harber

Wanda is the school's young hip librarian - recently moved to Onion Falls from the city for a bit of a 'sea change', as she puts it. Behind the shy smile and stylish glasses, she has a few secrets. On the weekend she turns into a stunning fairy, the children, particularly the girls love her. At school, she certainly makes the trip to the library that much more interesting. She's seen as slightly eccentric but is very popular - she also DJs older kids parties so is pretty hip all round.

Wanda is voiced by Brenda Crichlow

Jackie Pachyderm

Jackie Pachyderm is an elephant and unsuccessful standup comedian originally from Onion Falls. He has made a number of films including "A-Pach-Alypse Now". He is Yakkity's idol. He is shown in the episode "National Day and Yakking."

Chuck Damage

Former wrestling champion, now turned children's entertainer, Chuck re-enacts his championship days with the magic of hand puppets. Despite his gruff looks, Chuck is very humorous and fun to watch when he's performing.

His shows are hugely popular particularly among the boys. A local celebrity with enigmatic fame to boot – no one has ever seen his face. Chuck is one of Yakkity's heroes and a would-be mentor if he had the chance, so it is devastating to Yakkity when he is responsible for injuring Chuck in ‘Regarding Chuck’. Chuck lives in a small house on the edge of a quarry and drives an old tow-truck.

Gary

Gary is Yakkity's arch-enemy. He will do anything to get his hands on Crazyhair's egg salad recipe. That is because he is ordered to do that by his superiors at an organization called F.O.E. - the Fraternal Order of Evil.

Gary is voiced by Terry Klassen.

School Children

Friends with Lemony & Rondo. These are voiced by Jeff Bennett

Chappity Cap

A hat that brain washed everyone. He is voiced by Marty Grabstein

Episodes

Episode # Title Outline
Season 1: 2003 –
1a "Hypnotic Yak" Yakkity hypnotises everyone into thinking he's funny.
1b "As the Worm Turns" Yakkity finds a magical talking ventriloquist dummy.
2a "The Yak and the Hat" Yakkity goes on a tv quiz show with Keo providing answers from within Yakkity's hat.
2b "The Cowinator" An historic grass-eating competition between Yakkity's grandfather and "The Cowinator" is replayed between Yakkity and the grandson of "The Cowinator".
3a "3 Cheers for Penelope" When Professor Crazyhair makes a robot girl, Lemony coaches her to improve her social skills.
3b "My Dad the Robot" Professor Crazyhair builds robot legs and arms for Keo's father.
4a "A Tree Grows in Onion Falls" Yakkity moves out of home and into a treehouse.
4b "Spring Cleaning" Yakkity and Keo makes a mess in Professor Crazyhair's laboratory, and so must do some house cleaning to make amends.
5a "Dial-a-Yak" When Yakkity breaks Rondo's war robot, Yakkity must take its place. He wears a phone for communication with Rondo.
5b "Darn-it Dog" Yakkity does not want to return a library book he borrowed when he was 5.
6a "Yakstravaganza" Yakkity encourages Keo's dad to relive his showbiz days and join his new show.
6b "Curly Top" Yakkity's fur turns pink while experimenting with one of Granny Yak's hair products.
7a "I Want My Yak TV" Yakkity's new antler braces start picking up cable TV channels - a rare feat in Onion Falls. Yakkity becomes a popular stage act.
7b "Election Dysfunction" Keo runs against Lemony for school president, but will he promise more than he can deliver?
8a "And That's the Weather" Yakkity becomes an accurate weather forecaster thanks to Granny Yak's weather-predicting bunions. Complications arise, however, when Granny has her bunions removed.
8b "Pineapple Upside-Dead Cake!" When Keo's dad goes missing, Yakkity suspects that Granny Yak has baked him in a cake.
9a "A Yak and His Fish" Yakkity's new pet fish likes to eat a variety of foods.
9b "Regarding Chuck" Yakkity accidentally gives Chuck Damage amnesia.
10a "Double Double Oil and Trouble" In a school project, Yakkity and friends try to improve the odour in Onion Falls.
10b "High Fashion Yak" Yakkity and Keo become fashion gurus thanks to Granny Yak's knitting skills.
11a "Nerds Are People Too" Yakkity unexpectedly excels in a test and is invited to a camp for teenage geniuses.
11b "The 10% Solution" When times get tough, Yakkity's agent claims 10%... of everything Yakkity receives.
12a "National Day of Yakking" It is the Onion Falls' centenary and a parade is announced. Yackity would like a float built to celebrate his idol - comedian Jackie Pachyderm.
12b "Fairy Yakkity" After Yakkity's agent asks Yakkity to disguise himself as Fairy Wanda, Rondo finds 'Victoria' strangely attractive.
13a "3 Minutes and Funny" The people of Onion Falls partake in a video competition where the most popular video featuring an onion will win. Yakkity favours a comedic genre.
13b "Nature Calls" Keo and Lemony are concerned when Yakkity starts behaving oddly. Has it something to do with the pimple on his nose?
14a "Fount Onion" Keo reveals Yakkity's secret swimming hole.
14b "Ice Scream, You Scream" Yakkity becomes a bike riding ice cream salesman.
15a "Cabin Fever" Keo, Keo's dad and Yakkity go camping, but seem to forget to pack vital items. At least Yakkity brings some marshmallows...
15b "Due Back Tomorrow" Keo and Yakkity find work in a video shop. Yakkity recommends all of Jackie Pachyderm's funny movies, except for A-Pach-Alypse Now.
16a "End of the Line" A nature documentary explains that yaks are an endangered species. Keo and Lemony must place Yakkity and his grandma inside a glass bubble in order to save them.
16b "House Sitters" Mr Highpants must attend a Confectionary Convention. He asks Yakkity and Keo to look after his hi-tech home, warning the boys not to touch any buttons... and only to feed Mr Littlepants "Chimp-Chow".
17a "Teachers Pet" Professor Crazyhair gives Lemony a high grade for her science project, but Keo believes that flattery had a lot to do with it.
17b "Yakeo" After failing to be picked for the football team, Yakkity and Keo invent their own sport.
18a "Sharing Bear" Yakkity still loves Sharing Bear - the children's television presenter, but Keo and Lemony think he is for babies.
18b "Lucky Undies" Everything is going right for Yakkity. Is it because of the underpants he has been wearing since last Tuesday?
19a "Techno Prisoners" When Grandma Yak turns against modern conveniences, Yakkity has to sneak off to the Techno-seum with his science class.
19b "It's a So-So Life" Yakkity leaves the services of Mr Trilobyte to pursue a career as a headline act in the Circus Maximus.
20a "Camp Onion" The Onioneers are on winter camp, and Lemony is hoping to win all of the merit medals. Can she ascend Mt Onion to get the final medal?
20b "Snow Biz" It is All Onions Eve, and the children of Onion Falls are getting ready to leave their boots of onion soup out over night for the Snow Cow to replace with chocolate milk. However Yakkity's friends no longer believe in the Snow Cow...
21a "The Fan" Yakkity's cousin Jasper is a cute yak with a natural stand-up comedy style. Will Yakkity become envious?
21b "From Boom to Bust" When Professor Crazyhair's experiments in the basement blow up the dining room a second time, Granny Yak evicts him from the house.
22a "Rondo Reversal" Granny Yak is in hospital, and Keo has Pineapple Pox, so Yakkity has a sleepover at Lemony's place. There he discovers some embarrassing secrets about Lemony's brother Rondo. When he reveals all at school, Yakkity assumes the position of the school bully.
22b "The Damage Is Done" When Chuck Damage becomes Yakkity's personal trainer, Yakkity begins to use him as his body guard. However how will Chuck Damage fare against The Cement Mixer?
23a "My Fair Crazy Hair" Granny Yak has a new boyfriend - Chatterbox Ox, but Yakkity is suspicious, and Professor Crazyhair tries to win back Granny's affections.
23b "Practically Funny" Things go wild in Onion Falls after Yakkity receives the Jackie Pachyderm Practical Joke box, but someone else knows a few good practical jokes.
24a "Onion Falls Most Wanted" A robber is stealing from homes by blowing bubblegum bubbles and floating up to upstairs windows. Trilo is suspected, but is he really the Bubblegum Bandit?
24b "Blue Rinse Test" When Granny Yak moves to a nursing home, Yakkity moves in with her.
25a "Daddy Uh-Ohs" Keo is embarrassed by his old bike, but his father won't let him spend his film school money on a new one. With poor finances, will the family have to move to freezing Bergville?
25b "Yaks A Plenty" Yakkity keeps putting off study for a biology test due the next day. However an educational cartoon video featuring Alan Amoeba helps teach Yakkity about cellular replication.
26a "Home School" Yakkity and Keo leave school to be taught by Keo's Dad.
26b "The Onion Falls 500" In the series finale a soapbox race is announced, and the prize is a year's supply of Professor Crazyhair's Egg Salad. When Lemony forms a team with Keo, Yakkity eventually pairs with a peculiar new neighbour...
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Previously known as "The Yakking".

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