Bubble Guppies, the popular Nick Jr. show, arrives on DVD today for the first time ever.The DVD offers up a double-length episode called “Bubble Puppy’s Fin-Tastic Fairy Tale,” as well as two other episodes and special features. Although the show is geared towards a younger crowd, Jacob loves the music and overall themes of the show. He’s already watched the DVD multiple times and asked to take it to school to share at the end of the day, when they’re allowed to watch a few minutes of appropriate G-rated shows. While I personally have a harder time getting into this show than some of his other favorites, if it makes him happy, it makes me happy. I love that the show promotes reading, math, and life skills. Bubble Puppy teaches responsibility, while Bubble Bites helps kids learn about the importance of sharing.

Bubble Guppies Episode Overviews:

Bubble Puppy’s Fin-Tastic Fairy Tale! (Double-Length Episode)
Once upon a time, Molly and Gil went up a hill to fetch a pail of water. But when a mean Witch, played by Wanda Sykes, turns Bubble Puppy into a frog, Molly and Gil enlist the help of some famous fairytale friends to undo her mean green spell. They better work fast or else no one in the Enchanted Forest will live happily ever after!

Bubble Puppy
Gil wants to adopt a puppy after seeing one he really likes at the adoption center, but the Bubble Guppies have to learn how to take care of a pet before he can bring it home.

Bubble Bites
Ms. Pinkytoe, a friendly crab, gives Gil a few Bubble Bites to feed to Bubble Puppy. Bubble Puppy wants more food so the guppies head to the supermarket. They discover there is one box of Bubble Bites left and both Gil and Ms. Pinkytoe want it, so they must compete in a Bubble Bites biathlon. Will Gil get more Bubble Bites to feed Bubble Puppy? Or will Ms. Pinkytoe get them for her dog, Bud?

Special Features

Special features include a “Create Your Own Bubble Guppy” DVD Game, several songs (including one sung by Wanda Sykes), and two karaoke-style music videos. Bubble Guppies is available today in stores where DVDs are sold, and retails for $16.99 (although Amazon has it for $9.99).