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The concept of the 1999 - 2008 System Cues are a list of 6-second logos that appear at the end of a show after the funding or end credits from September 6th, 1999 until August 31, 2008. There are 6 system cues. All end with the URL address for PBS Kids below at the end.

#1 Dash

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PBS Kids Dash Logo

Dash was the very first system cue on PBS Kids. It debuted on television on September 6, 1999 on the same day when the P-Pals were replaced, when Dragon Tales premiered (his sister Dot also got a system cue immediately after his own that same day) It can be seen on TV episodes of Arthur (back when Seasons 4 and 5 originally aired, along with a few Seasons 6-8 episodes) Cyberchase, ZOOM, Dragon Tales, Zoboomafoo, Caillou, Barney, Teletubbies, Boohbah, Sagwa, and Sesame Street among others. It can also be seen on all episodes of The Berenstain Bears and George Shrinks, as well as the PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch, Thomas & Friends, Between the Lions, Adventures from the Book of Virtues, and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. A Clifford the Big Red Dog 2 episode Valentine's Day airing from 2003, and an airing of the episodes New Dog In Town, Get Well, Clifford Cleans His Room, and Baby Makes 4 from 2001 also used this system cue. They have also used this system cue in TV airings of Arthur's Perfect Christmas until the end of 2004, and on VHS releases of Arthur from 2001-2002, including Arthur's Mystery Files, Arthur's Storybook, and Arthur Goes on a Field Trip (VHS only, the DVD has the Transformation Dash system cue from 2000) Reader's Digest VHS releases of Arthur, including Arthur Goes to School, Arthur Helps His Animal Friends, Arthur Learns to Be a Friend, and Arthur Discovers Family Togetherness all use this system cue at the end. Strangely enough, none of the Sony Wonder and Our Time DVDs of Arthur use this system cue at all, however PBS DVD releases of the show from 2011-2014, along with some Caillou VHS and DVD releases, most Boohbah VHS releases, most Wild Kratts DVD releases, the DVD of Daniel Tigers Neighborhood: Welcome To The Neighborhood, the DVD of Martha Speaks: Martha Goes to School, a few Teletubbies VHS releases, the VHS of Zoboomafoo: Sense Sational Animal Friends, some Cyberchase VHS and DVD releases, a Mister Rogers Neighborhood VHS of Talks About and Jay Jay the Jet Plane DVD releases from 2006-2007 distributed by Paramount, have the kidsvideo version of this system cue with audio from the Dot system cue for some strange reason. The logo starts out on a lime green background with a close up of Dash's eye. The camera zooms out, revealing his face, wearing a short sleeved white T shirt. Then, he points his finger in the head and scratches his head trying to think about something. A great big smile on his face appears, and then the background becomes a green circle with Dash's face on it, and a white thought bubble appears with the letters PBS growing until it reaches the bubble ending on a pink striped background. A choir of boys scat the first part of the jingle in a cappella, followed by Dash saying Doink, and the kids join together to sing PBS Kids. As of September 27th, 2021, they use this system cue in airings of The Berenstain Bears on KLCS-DT2 & South Dakota PBS.

#2 Dash (kidsvideo)

Dash was the very first system cue on PBS Kidsvideo. It was released on September 21, 1999.

#3 Dot

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PBS Kids Dot Logo (Greatest Quality)

Dot was the second system cue on PBS Kids. It also debuted on television on September 6, 1999 on the same day when the P-Pals were replaced, when Dragon Tales premiered. It can also be seen on TV episodes of Arthur (back when Seasons 4-5 originally aired on television, as well as VHS and DVD releases of the show; Seasons 4-5, and a few Seasons 6-8 episodes. So far, only 5 Sony Wonder DVD releases of Arthur use this system cue, and these include Arthur's Famous Friends, Arthur Goes to Hollywood, Arthur's Scary Stories, Arthur's Best School Days, and Arthur Goes to the Doctor. The respective VHS releases of those 5 Arthur titles also used this system cue) Other shows that use this system cue include Dragon Tales (as well as VHS and DVD releases of the show), Caillou, Cyberchase, Barney, Teletubbies, Boohbah, Sagwa, Thomas & Friends, and Sesame Street, as well as the PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch, Between the Lions, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, ZOOM, Zoboomafoo, and Adventures from the Book of Virtues. It was seen on all TV episodes of Jay Jay the Jet Plane as well, and some VHS and DVD releases of the show until 2003. A Clifford the Big Red Dog 2 episode airing of Clifford On Parade, Follow The Leader, Who, Me Jealous? A Bunny In A Haystack, Topsy Turvy Day and Clifford's Charm School, all from 2001 also used this system cue, but these episodes used the correct audio, as a different Season 1 episode of the series used this system cue with the audio from the Dash system cue. It starts out on the same lime green background as before, but there is a pathway at the bottom of the screen, and a girl named Dot runs up to the screen, wearing a long sleeved red shirt, black pants and white shoes. Once she reaches the screen, a great big smile on her face appears, then the background becomes a green circle with Dot's face on it, and a white thought bubble appears with the letters PBS growing until it reaches the bubble ending on a multi colored striped background colored pink, yellow and blue. A choir with girls scat the first part of the jingle, followed by Dot's Doink (which is actually Dash's at a higher pitch) and the kids join together to sing PBS Kids. As of September 19th, 2021, the system cue is no longer in use on any PBS Kids programs.

#4 Dot (kidsvideo)

Dot was the second system cue on PBS kidsvideo. It was also released on September 21, 1999.

#5 Transformation Dash

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PBS Kids - Dash Transformation ID -Best Quality-

Transformation Dash was the third system cue on PBS Kids. It debuted on television on September 4, 2000, on the same day Caillou and Clifford the Big Red Dog premiered. It can be seen on shows like Arthur (back when Seasons 1-6 re ran on TV until the launch of PBS Kids Go, this system cue came after the yellow cheesy, or the green squared background of the Seasons 7-8 funding that are both most commonly taken from Seasons 1-4 reruns on home video releases, although TV airings with the green squared background have used either the 1999 or Dash logos, and also after the concord grape purple background of the Season 6 funding, that is used on Season 6, and re runs of Season 5. It can also be seen on a few Seasons 7-8 episodes of Arthur, including the Season 7 episode Elwood City Turns 100, which came after the Season 7 funding with concord grape purple background, as shown in a 2003 KBTC break. A bunch of Arthur DVD releases from the 2000s distributed by Sony Wonder also used this system cue, beginning with Arthur's Tasty Treats, which was released on June 10, 2003. Most of the June 10, 2003 releases of Arthur, some of the September 2, 2003 DVD releases of Arthur, which included the DVDs of Arthur's Teacher Trouble, and Arthur's Pet Business, along with most of the January 27, 2004 and June 8, 2004 releases of Arthur, all the August 3 2004, most of the October 5, 2004 releases of Arthur, most of the February 1, 2005 releases of Arthur (except for Arthur's Tooth), and some of the May 10, 2005 DVD releases of Arthur, including Arthur Goes on a Field Trip, and Arthur Makes a Movie all used this system cue, and so far, this was the most common system cue on the Sony Wonder DVDs of Arthur, appearing on over 20 titles. A few Reader's Digest VHS releases of Arthur, like Arthur's Pet Problems, Arthur Learns About Honesty, and Arthur Faces His Fears also used this system cue. The Our Time Family Entertainment release of Arthur's Family Ties, which was released on March 8, 2005, also used this system cue at the end. However, the VHS and DVD of Arthur the Big Riddle uses a a short version of this system cue where Dash is only in robot form. Other shows that use this system cue include Barney, Zoboomafoo, Cyberchase, ZOOM, Boohbah, Teletubbies, SagwaCaillou, Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies, Sesame Street, Plaza Sesamo, the PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch, and Thomas & Friends, among others. Oddly enough, it was seen on an episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Clifford the Big Red Dog 2 episode airings of Come Back Mac, Boo, To Catch A Bird, The Best Party Ever, Doing the Right Thing, and The Dog Who Cried Woof, all of which were from 2000 also used this system cue as well. The logo starts off with a grass green background and lime green circles. Dot can be seen transforming in the background, while in the foreground, Dash (with pink skin instead of lime green skin) is at first a caveman, transforming into a scuba diver as the background becomes sky blue and land becomes water. He then transforms into a robot as a few stars are shown on a dark blue background, grabs the letters PBS with a pair of claws, then turns into the circular PBS Kids logo with Dash on it on a spring bud background with dark blue bubbles wobbling and shaking. A funky synthesizer tune plays the first part of the jingle, followed by a bubbling up like rocket ship sound effect, and the sound of a robot clicking. Then, we hear boys singing PBS Kids in a higher tone.

#6 Transformation Dash (kidsvideo)

Transformation Dash was the third system cue on PBS kidsvideo. It was released on September 26, 2000.

#7 Transformation Dot

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PBS Kids - Dot Transformation ID -Best Quality-

Transformation Dot was the fourth system cue on PBS Kids. It also debuted on television on September 4, 2000, on the same day Caillou and Clifford the Big Red Dog premiered. It can also be seen on shows like Arthur (also back when Seasons 1-6 re ran until the launch of PBS Kids Go, this system cue came after the concord grape purple background version of the Seasons 7-8 funding that is most commonly taken from Seasons 1-4 re runs, and also after the yellow cheesy background of the Season 6 funding, that is used on Season 6, and re runs of Season 5. It can also be seen on at least some Arthur episodes from Seasons 7-8, alongside the 2000 Transformation Dash logo, the 1999 Dot and Dash logos, the Fishbowl logo, and the Snowglobe logo. Most of the time, the green squared background version of the Season 6 funding was followed by this system cue on VHS and DVD releases (except for the Sony Wonder DVD of Arthur's Tooth, where the Season 6 funding with the green squared background was followed by the 2002 Fishbowl system cue instead, and on TV airings of Season 6, which had the 1999 Dot or Dash logos follow the green background) This has been seen on 12 releases of Arthur from 2002-2005, with 9 of them distributed by Sony Wonder, and 3 of the Our Time Family Entertainment releases. The Arthur releases that use this system cue include Arthur: The Good Sport (Sony Wonder edition released on June 11, 2002, which was the first Arthur release to use this system cue) Arthur's Family Fun (released on January 14, 2003), and Arthur's Snow Day (also released on January 14, 2003) Then on September 2, 2003, this system cue was used concurrently with the Transformation Dash system cue, and appeared on the releases of Arthur Gets Spooked and Arthur Cracks the Case. This system cue also appeared on Arthur's Pet Follies, which was the only Arthur release from January 27, 2004 to have this system cue, and the DVD version of Arthur's Eyes, which was released on June 8, 2004. After June 8, 2004, this system cue stopped appearing on anymore Arthur releases from Sony Wonder, For a while after June 8, they only stuck with the Transformation Dash system cue on the Sony Wonder releases of Arthur, until after 11 months, where this system cue made a surprise comeback on May 10, 2005, on the Sony Wonder DVDs of You Are Arthur, and Arthur Goes Crosswire. It also appeared on the Our Time Family Entertainment releases of Arthur Gets Along, released on September 7, 2004, and Growing Up With Arthur, released on May 31, 2005. This also appeared on the Our Time Family Entertainment release of Arthur's Family Fun, combining Arthur's Family Ties and Growing Up With Arthur all compled together onto 1 DVD disc. Other shows that use this system cue include Barney, Cyberchase, ZOOM, Boohbah, Mama Mirabelle´s Home Movies, Thomas & Friends, Teletubbies, SagwaCaillou, Zoboomafoo, Sesame Street, Plaza Sesamo, and the PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch, among others. It was seen surprisingly, on a couple of episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. It is also seen a lot more commonly on a handful of Clifford the Big Red Dog episodes on television, as well as the 2003 spin off series, Clifford's Puppy Days. The logo starts off almost identical to the Transformation Dash system cue with the same grass green background and lime green circles, but Dash can be seen transforming in the background, while in the foreground, Dot (with orange skin instead of lime green skin) is at first a tiger, transforming into an octopus as the background becomes sky blue and land becomes water. She then transforms into an astronaut as a star is shown in a dark blue background. She prepares a trip to the moon, floats up slightly as a great big smile on her face appears, says Doy, and turns into the circular PBS Kids logo with Dot on it on a dark blue background with stars. The same funky synthesizer plays the first part of the jingle an octave higher, followed by the same bubbling up like rocket ship sound effect, some astronaut sounds, Dot saying Doy, and then we hear girls singing PBS Kids in the same tone the boys sang in the Transformation Dash system cue.

#8 Transformation Dot (kidsvideo)

Transformation Dot Tiger, Octopus, and Astronaut was the very last system cue on PBS kidsvideo. It was also released on September 26, 2000.

#9 Snowglobe

Snowglobe was the fifth system cue on PBS Kids. It debuted on television either on January 21, or September 2, 2002. It can be seen on shows like Sesame Street (beginning in Season 33, although no video has been sourced of a Season 33 episode with this logo), Barney, Caillou, Cyberchase, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (prototype), Thomas & Friends, It's a Big Big World, Super WHY! and WordWorld among others. It was also seen on a Jay Jay the Jet Plane episode from 2005 for some reason. A few Clifford the Big Red Dog Season 2 episodes and a few Clifford's Puppy Days episodes use this system cue. Apparently, this system cue was not seen on any of the Sony Wonder releases of Arthur. However, although no video has been confirmed, this system cue was actually seen on at least a few episodes of Arthur from Seasons 7-8, with at least 1 or 2 Arthur Season 7 episodes using this system cue after the Season 7 funding with concord grape purple background (although on the DVD of Arthur's Family Ties, and other episodes like Elwood City Turns 100, shown on a KBTC program break from 2003, the 2000 Transformation Dash system cue is used instead). When the PBS Kids Go block launched, this system cue, along with the others, were no longer seen on shows like Arthur and Cyberchase, and they were replaced with the Go logos. The logo starts off with Dash ice skating until the ground shakes. The camera zooms out to reveal Dash inside a snowglobe, held by Dot of course (with powder blue skin instead of lime green). She giggles Doink. Snow covers the screen to transition to the circular PBS Kids logo with Dot in it afterwards on a background with snowflakes. Although no video has been sourced, an error has occurred on 1 Season 2 episode of Clifford the Big Red Dog, back on Rocky Mountain PBS in 2003, where they used the Snowglobe´s system cue soundtrack on a Transformation Dot system cue. Another similar error happened where they used the snowglobe system cue soundtrack, but on a Dash Looking at the Fishbowl system cue on a WordWorld episode on WGVU back in 2020. A winter version of the first part of the jingle plays in a different key, followed by Dot's Doink (different from the Dot Running Up to the Screen system cue) and girls singing PBS Kids. As of 2021, it can be seen on some season 1 episodes of WordWorld on WGVU, alongside the 2002 Fishbowl system cue. Most episodes, however, use 2008 system cues.

#10 Fishbowl

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PBS Kids - Fishbowl ID (2002) -URL Version; Best Quality-

Fishbowl was the sixth system cue on PBS Kids. It also debuted on television either on January 21, or September 2, 2002. It can be seen on shows like Sesame Street (beginning in Season 33), Barney, Caillou, Cyberchase, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, Angelina Ballerina, Thomas and Friends, Bob the Builder, WordWorld, Super WHY! and Martha Speaks, among others. A few Clifford's Puppy Days episodes and a Clifford the Big Red Dog 2 episode airing of Stinky Friends and He's Wonderful Mr. Bleakman, which are from Season 2, use this system cue as well. It has also been spotted on some TV airings of Arthur from Season 7, that came after the Season 7 funding with the green squared background (including a 2003 PBS Kids program break recorded off of Rocky Mountain PBS). Although no videos are sourced, it was also seen on at least 1 Arthur episode from Season 8. Like before, when the PBS Kids GO block launched, this system cue and many others were no longer seen on programming like Arthur or Cyberchase. This is the rarest system cue shown on Arthur releases by Sony Wonder, as it only appeared on 2 releases of Arthur by Sony Wonder, such as Arthur It's Only Rock N Roll, and the 2005 DVD of Arthur's Tooth, which was released on February 1, 2005. ). This system cue was also used on the PBS Kids Pet Tacular from 2003, after the Arthur Season 6 episode The Secret Life of Dogs and Babies. The logo starts off on a lime green background with Dash looking at a goldfish in a fishbowl. He comes close to the fishbowl a gold fish is at, and imagines himself as an orange goldfish and floats in the water, but was swallowed by Dot as a green fish. Bubbles cover the screen to transition to the PBS Kids logo with Dot on it afterwards on a background with bubbles. Bubbling sounds are heard throughout the system cue, accompanied by a boy scatting the first part of the jingle circle-lipped as if to imitate a fish, followed by the same ending audio. As of 2021, it can be seen on some episodes of WordWorld on WGVU, alongside the 2002 Snowglobe system cue.

#11 Snowglobe (prototype)

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PBS Kids Snow Globe System Cue Variant

Snowglobe was the seventh system cue on PBS Kids. It's called a prototype. It is seen on Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks. The logo starts off with Dash ice skating until the ground shakes. The camera zooms out to reveal Dash inside a snowglobe, held by Dot of course (with lavender skin instead of lime green). She giggles Doink. Snow covers the screen to transition to the circular PBS Kids logo with Dot in it afterwards on a background with snowflakes. A winter version of the first part of the jingle plays in a different key, followed by Dot's Doink (different from the Dot system cue) and girls singing PBS Kids. Although people believe this, and the 2002 Dash Ice Skating the Snowglobe system cue are the same thing, well there are many things different about the 2. For starters, it is zoomed out at the beginning of the system cue when Dash is ice skating. The background when Dot is shown to have no snowflakes until the logo is shown. Dot's eyes are looking down instead of at you, and she seems to bring the snowglobe closer to her. Strangely, in this variant, she has fingers, and the word Kids is added on the logo.

#12 Fishbowl (prototype)

Fishbowl was the eighth system cue on PBS Kids. Like before, It's also a prototype like before, and it is also seen on Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, Lomax the Hound of Music, and Sid The Science Kid. The logo starts off on a lime green background with Dash looking at a goldfish in a fishbowl. He comes close to the fishbowl, and imagines himself as an orange goldfish, who gets swallowed by Dot as a green fish. Bubbles cover the screen to transition to the PBS Kids logo with Dot on it afterwards on a background with bubbles. Bubbling sounds are heard throughout the system cue, accompanied by a boy scatting the first part of the jingle circle-lipped as if to imitate a fish, followed by the same ending audio. A few differences include that the logo is in widescreen, the close up of the fishbowl is zoomed out slightly, the orange and the green fish are slightly off the screen, and the word kids is added at the bottom.


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