Bump in the Night

Bump in the Night

"Bump in the Night" is an animated series by Danger Productions that was filmed using stop-motion animation and aired on ABC from 1994 to 1995. It was created and directed by Ken Pontac and David Bleiman.


It revolved around three main characters and their misadventures, Mr. Bumpy, a small green purple warted monster living under the bed of a ten year old boy, where he eats dirty socks and dust bunnies as if they were delicacies. His best friends are Squishington, a blue monster that lived in the bathroom's toilet cistern; and Molly Coddle, a Frankenstein's monster-like rag doll belonging to the boy's sister who acts as the straight man to the crazy antics of the other two.

The show was traditionally split into two major parts per half hour (occasionally dedicating a full half hour per show, or sometimes splitting into three parts), and usually if not always had a music video at the end of the episode, starring the three main characters and any minor characters involved in the episode. This musical montage would take clips from the episode itself and reiterate the life lessons learned in the episode. Other characters include Destructo, the boy's toy robot who sees himself as a cop and persecutes Mr. Bumpy for his actions. There's also the Closet Monster, who's made up of the boy's pile of clothes and chases after Mr Bumpy.


* Jim Cummings - Mr. Bumpy, Closet Monster, Destructo
* Rob Paulsen - Squishington
* Gail Matthius - Molly
* Jeff Bennett - Gloog
* Nicholaus Guerrero - The Boy (actor)
* Brad Garrett - Big Mike (in the episode "Baby Jail")


List of Bump In The Night Episodes

Christmas special

"Twas the Night Before Bumpy" was a Christmas special that aired in 1995.


* Jim Cummings (Mr. Bumpy) was nominated for an Emmy for Voice Acting in the Field of Animation in 1994.


Bump in the Night has had several video releases all of which are out of print, some selling on the internet as high as $85. Recently a DVD was released which contained seven episodes and various Karaoke Cafe segments. There is also a hint from Brian, of Shout! Factory, of a complete series in the works.

* Molly
* Squishington
* Mr. Bumpy
* Tales From Under the Bed
* The Hubbish About Rubbish
* Hocus-Pocus, Pranks and Play
* Monsters on a Mission
* Dreams and Dilemmas
* Night of the Living Bread
* Mr. Bumpy's Karaoke Cafe
* 'Twas The Night Before Bumpy (Christmas special, 63 minutes. Originally split into 3 episodes)

* Night of the Living Bread (Original September 23,2003. Re-Released August 21, 2007)
* 'Twas The Night Before Bumpy (October 23, 2007)
* Complete Series (Put on Hold)

External links

* [http://www.kewlcartoons.com/ Kewl Cartoons]
* [http://www.cs.utah.edu/~mflatt/bumpy/ Mr. Bumpy's Unofficial Home Page]

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