There are many unanswered questions in the cartoon world. What the secret ingredient in a Krabby Patty is? How does CatDog go to the bathroom? What are the first names of Timmy Turner's parents? Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego, anyway? And where are Max & Ruby's parents?
That last question was answered on Sunday, when Nick Jr. USA aired the first two brand-new episodes of the sixth season of popular animated preschool series Max & Ruby that finally, after five full seasons and 14 years, actually showed the two bunnies' parents!
Max & Ruby is a half-hour long Canadian-American animated preschool series that follows two funny bunny siblings, Max and Ruby, who never, ever, want quite the same thing and their plans always collide - with hilarious results. The series, children's book author/illustrator Rosemary Wells and based on the world of her Max and Ruby books, debuted in 2002, and airs regularly on Nick Jr. in the U.S., and Nick Jr. and Nick Jr. Too in the UK.
Until now, the only adult relative seen on the show was Grandma, who they don't live with them, which people have noticed over the years.
Creator Rosemary Wells told Nick Jr. in a interview her reasoning. "We don't see Max and Ruby's parents because I believe that kids resolve their issues and conflicts differently when they're on their own." The parents were seen in a family picture hanging on the wall, and for five seasons, that was it.
But on Sunday, Max & Ruby returned with new episodes for the first time since 2013, and who should finally show up in the season six premiere episode, "Max's Preschool", but Mr. and Mrs. Bunny? Social media immediately hopped to it to discuss the matter.
It was a big weekend for Max, who, previously could only speak one or two words at a time, is suddenly speaking full sentences and attending preschool!
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