Bobby's World wasn't one of the most popular cartoons of the 1990s, but a cult following has grown over the past 20 years since it went off the air. The Howie Mandel created-animated show originally aired from 1990 to 1998 on the Fox network and now, Mandel has revealed that he's in talks to get a Bobby's World revival series going. The revival series is the hot trend on TV these days with Roseanne and Will and Grace earning high praise and even higher ratings since their return to the small screen.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Howie Mandel stated that he is in early talks for a Bobby's World revival series, noting that he even has a meeting about it this week. Mandel, who voiced the titular character and the father, also said that he was really looking forward to getting the revival off of the ground. Howie Mandel will more than likely get his wish in the near future. He had this to say.
"I haven't told anyone this, but I'm working on Bobby's World. I'm working on it right now. I have a meeting on Wednesday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. That's what I want."
Bobby's World revolved around Bobby Generic and the Generic family. Bobby aged with the show over the years that it was on, going from 4-years old up to 8-years old. Howie Mandel would begin each episode with a live-action introduction that would tie into the show. Bobby would often join Mandel for the live-action routine. The high-pitched voice that Mandel utilized was used in his standup routine before the series, but the voice was reportedly found on accident while Mandel choked on a piece of cake.
Over the years, Howie Mandel has expressed interest in getting another season of Bobby's World together. Going as far back as 2007, the entertainer has talked about getting the series back on TV, but this is time it looks like Bobby's World will return. More often than not, the show revolved around Howie Mandel's real-life experiences or the stories from friends and family. During the 1996 season, Bobby's World was open captioned in an effort to try and teach children to read or help kids that were struggling with their reading.
No details have been revealed about the possible Bobby's World revival series, but if Howie Mandel's meeting goes well this week, we'll more than likely be hearing about it real soon. Mandel is currently one of the co-hosts for America's Got Talent and has recently announced that he is bringing back Deal or No Deal back to TV as well. Bobby's World was a bit of a fluke success for Mandel, so hopefully he can repeat the same pattern as he did in the 1990s. The interview with Howie Mandel was originally conducted by Entertainment Weekly.