4:50pm – Tuesday, August 9 on ABC3
If you’ve ever wondered what pets get up to when there are no humans around to spoil the fun then this is the place to find out. Based on the successful comic book series by Australian Terry Denton, Gasp! is a fin-twitchingly funny animated series that follows the zany antics of Gasp, a larger-than-life little goldfish, left home alone when Mum, Dad and their two kids, Ginger and Fred, have gone out.
A thrill-seeking goldfish, Gasp is way too smart, savvy and passionate for his own good. He has an imagination without limits. During his adventures he is joined by – Dogbox, an excitable dog who’s like a toy with two speeds – on and off; Catflap, a cat who spends way too much time reading anything she can get her paws on; Beetlenick, a cool and highly image-conscious beetle who is the foreigner in the house; Mrs Winston, a motor-bike ridin’, boot-scootin’ piece of pond-trash and her son Winston, a toxic ticking toddler time bomb guppy; and Diver, a mere bowl aerator/ornament to some but a therapist/conscience/confidante to Gasp.
From all-pet singing/dancing revues to Arctic expeditions through the freezer, anything can happen in this house – and it usually does.
Episode one: Help A Spider – Tuesday August 09 at 4.50pm Gasp discovers that the spider Fred and Ginger trapped for their dad to take care of is a meek little guy with low self-esteem. Gasp feels compelled to help him appreciate his amazing web-spinning ability. However he creates an egomaniacal monster in the process… one who is convinced that covering the entire house with webbing is high art.