The Popples was a 30-minute cartoon based on a series of toys created by American Greeting Cards & Mattel. The show aired from 1985-87. These fuzzy, colorful and magical creatures could pull anything out of the pouches on their backs from a hammer to an elephant. They also flipped into their pouches to become balls of fur to bounce around or hide. The name "Popples" came from the popping sound they made when they sprang back out of a ball to normal.

    The Popples only revealed themselves to two children, Bonnie and Billy, whose attic they lived in. Popples repeat the "p" sound for words beginning in "P". For instance, Party will say, "P-p-popples love to p-p-party!"

    The basic plot of every episode was that the Popples follow Bonnie and Billy somewhere against the childrens' wishes, make a HUGE mess right when an adult walks away, and they must clean up their mess before the adults return. Many times, the Popples will ask the audience to lend them a hand too.