Abby Hatcher





Paul Asay
Kristin Smith

TV Series Review

Seven-year-old Abby Hatcher’s best friend is a Fuzzly. What are Fuzzlies, you might ask? Well, they’re only the fuzziest, snuggliest, friendliest little creatures in the whole wide world.

Brightly colored, varied and all about having fun, Fuzzlies live and work in Abby’s family’s hotel. There’s Bozzly, Abby’s rabbit-like Fuzzly (and BFF). Princess Flug, a pink, slug-like Fuzzly. Teeny Terry, a catlike Fuzzly. Otis, a fruitlike Fuzzly. Harriet Bouffant, a doll-like Fuzzly with a knack for hair styling. The Squeaky Peepers, an octet of multi-colored, singing Fuzzlies and many more.

In addition to the show’s many Fuzzlies, young viewers will also meet Abby’s gardening mom, Miranda Hatcher; her fix-it dad, Lex Hatcher; and optimistic Chef Jeff.

Abby (who’s got lots of high-tech gadgets) and Bozzly work together to help fellow Fuzzlies mend their mistakes, love their friends and have fun along the way.

Fuzzlies All Over

Nickelodeon’s animated import from Canada aims at a preschool audience. It premiered on the Nick Jr. app in December of 2018, making its way to Nickelodeon’s cable channel in January, 2019.

Still in its first season, Abby Hatcher aims to give preschoolers problem-solving skills while teaching them about empathy, kindness and acceptance. And while parents may wince a bit at some of the Fuzzlies’ poor grammar skills, that off-putting verbiage is easily overshadowed by Abby’s tender heart.

Episode Reviews

May 22, 2019: “Princess Flug’s Pet Slug/Fuzzly Photo Day”

Princess Flug finds a pet slug named Sparkles. She, Abby and Bozzly try to make Sparkles happy. Abby attempts to take a perfect picture of the Fuzzly family to send to her grandma, but she can’t seem to get the right shot.

Abby and Bozzly joke about being eaten by a “ferocious beast.” Princess Flug gets sad when she can’t make Sparkles happy. Chef Jeff is upset when Sparkles ruins his dessert. A woman screams when Sparkles lands in her hair. Sparkles burps after eating leaves.

Abby uses the exclamation “fuzz blat” as a substitute for “darn.”

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Paul Asay

Paul Asay has been part of the Plugged In staff since 2007, watching and reviewing roughly 15 quintillion movies and television shows. He’s written for a number of other publications, too, including Time, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. The author of several books, Paul loves to find spirituality in unexpected places, including popular entertainment, and he loves all things superhero. His vices include James Bond films, Mountain Dew and terrible B-grade movies. He’s married, has two children and a neurotic dog, runs marathons on occasion and hopes to someday own his own tuxedo. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.

Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).

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