Premiere 1994
Network Fox Kids
Seasons 3
Episodes 65

Jake, Stinky, and Lydia the Ostrich.


Rhonda interviews Doreen the Camel


Jim Henson's Animal Show with Stinky and Jake aired on Fox Kids from 1994 to 1996, later re-running on Animal Planet, with 26 new episodes made in 1997.

The show was hosted by Jake, a jovial polar bear, and Stinky, his skunk friend. The other main characters were Armstrong the Chicken Hawk, Ollie the Tapir, Bunnie Bear, Tizzy the Bee, Yves St. La Roache, Rhonda Rat, and Dullard the Aardvark. The series' format resembled that of a talk show. In each episode, the hosts would interview two guests, who were different species of animals. The animals would talk about themselves and show clips of their real-life counterparts.

One notable episode about bald eagles features Sam the Eagle as a guest.


  • Season one made its debut on October 3, 1994[1] on Fox Kids.
  • Season two premiered on September 11, 1995.[2]
  • Season three was in production during November and December of 1997,[3] and began airing on Animal Planet as early as February 19, 1998.[4]
  • Four episodes were released on VHS, eight on DVD, and the complete first season on digital download (see Animal Show videography).

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See also



  1. Episode 101: Cheetah & Gazelle
  2. The Washington Post "The TV Column" by John Carmody, August 21, 1995
  3. Louise Gold Fanpage compiled by User:Emma
  4. Star Tribune TV listings, February 19, 1998

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