Big Bag | 1995
Animated series for pre-school children. Combines animated shorts within a live-action setting, intended to nurture creative thinking, investigation, and important social behaviors for preschoolers. Big Bag is the name of a country store owned by Molly (a human) who is joined by Chelli the dog, Chelli's sidekick The Bag (both Muppets), and Lyle and Argyle Sock (a pair of sock puppets). In the second season, Sophie, a new six-year-old female Muppet becomes best friends with Chelli and Bag. Children are encouraged to participate with the bag segments by using their own "Big Bags" at home which should include common household items. The animated "shorties" include "It's Samuel and Nina," "Koki," "Tobias Totz and His Lion," "Slim Pig" "Troubles the Cat" and "William's Wish Wellingtons." The "I Did Something Nice Today" segment features real kids describing the nice things they have done, submitted by parents. In the second season, a new animated short, "Ace & Avery," was added.