The World of Teddy Ruxpin

Adventure Series

"Uncle Grubby"

Grubby Finds Three Good Reasons to Be Patient

Production Number
  • 21
  • Chronological Order
  • 7

  • Story By
  • Will Ryan
  • Illustrated By
  • David High
  • Russell Hicks
  • Doug McCarthy
  • Theresa Mazurek
  • Allyn Conley/Gorniak
  • Julie Ann Armstrong
  • Maggie Parr (1998)
  • Art Directors
  • Ken Forsse
  • David High
  • Music
  • George Wilkins
  • Lyrics
  • Will Ryan
  • Production Supervion
  • Don Riedel
  • Director
  • Larry Larsen
  • Script Coordinator
  • Mary Becker
  • Story Editor
  • Ken Forsse
  • Music Producer
  • George Wilkins
  • Technical Director
  • Russell Brower
  • Wardrobe Designer
  • Linda Pierson
  • Sound Engineer
  • Bradley Hartman
  • Sound Effects
  • Russell Brower
  • Animation Programming
  • Ken Forsse
  • Larry Larsen
  • Thom Fountain
  • Musicians
  • Sol Gubin
  • Ray Colcord
  • Earnest Eugene McDaniel
  • Voices
  • Phil Baron
  • Will Ryan
  • Tony Pope
  • Lynn Langham
  • With Special Thanks to the Entire Alchemy II Staff

    You see, good things don’t always happen right away.


    “Uncle Grubby” is an entry from the World of Teddy Ruxpin Adventure Series. It was released for the original Worlds of Wonder and Yes! Entertainment Teddy Ruxpin talking toys. The story would be adapted to an episode of “The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin” animated series of the same name.

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    “This story shows the value of patience. What takes a little time can be well worth the wait.”

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    As Teddy and Grubby help Gimmick in researching his book, “All About Fobs”, they encounter three Fob eggs that appear to have been abandoned. They take the eggs home and Grubby is asked to protect them until they can be reunited with their parents.

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    Grubby asks Teddy to tell “that story about the fobs again”, and Teddy begins.

    Teddy explains that Gimmick found his pet Fob, Fuzz, when Fuzz was just a baby who had lost his family. As Fuzz grew up, he began to ask a lot of questions about Fobs, which Gimmick had no answer for. Fuzz asks if Gimmick can help him find the answers he’s looking for, prompting Gimmick to write a book titled, “All About Fobs”.

    Upon completion of the book, the friends gather in the Gimmick’s living room where Gimmick invites Teddy to read the first chapter on “Fob Characteristics”. He begins to read several facts aloud, to which Grubby agrees.

    Grubby balks at this last fact, and Teddy concurs, as they’ve seen colorful Fobs all over Grundo, as has Gimmick. Fuzz even admits that he has kept his color despite not living near Rainbow Falls.

    Upon further scrutiny, Gimmick admits that he was in such a rush to write his book that he failed to check his facts for accuracy. Teddy and Grubby offer to help, and Gimmick commissions them to find out how Fobs keep their colors even when not living near Rainbow Falls.

    Teddy and Grubby make their way to Rainbow Falls through the Boggley Woods when suddenly a horde of Bounders scurries past them, seemingly afraid. They soon find the Wooly What’s-It is responsible for scaring them off, as he’d found them playing marbles with three baby Fob eggs.

    Wooly takes Teddy and Grubby to the eggs, which appear to be intact. The three spend the day guarding the eggs and waiting for the parents to return, but nobody shows. As the sun begins to set, Teddy and Grubby offer to take the eggs to Gimmick’s house for the night. They say goodbye to Wooly and head for home.

    Once home, they ask Gimmick how best to care for the eggs. Gimmick consults his book, which states that the eggs should be “kept cool on a hard surface”. But Teddy suggests that most eggs need to be kept warm on something soft. When everyone asks how large, soft, adn warm the surface should be, Teddy answers each in turn with “Grubby”, and Fuzz anoints Grubby as the official protector of the eggs.

    Grubby reluctantly agrees to sit on the eggs to keep them warm for the night, and Gimmick suggests they go out the next morning to find the parents. Grubby starts to warm up to the idea of sitting on the eggs, and he begins to wonder what his relation to the baby Fobs will be when they hatch. Teddy suggests he could be an uncle!

    As the night draws on, Grubby begins to get tired, and the others remind him “Don’t Forget to Sleep”.

    The next morning, Wooly arrives at Gimmick’s house with Frank and Faye Fob: the parents of the lost Fob eggs. They are relieved to find all three eggs safe and sound, and show their gratitude by helping Gimmick with his book. They explain that there are underground streams that lead from Rainbow Falls to all parts of Grundo, which is how colorful Fobs can be found virtually across the land.

    As Grubby attempts to hand over egg-sitting duties to the parents, the eggs suddenly begin to hatch!

    The baby Fobs chirp excitedly, and even manage to greet their “Uncle Grubby”.

    The Fobs head home, and Grubby reflects on the lesson of patience he’s learned, and that good things don’t always happen when you expect them to (“Sometimes You’ve Got to Take Your Time”).

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