Streaming platforms pairing celebrities with puppetry may not be new but it does stimulate the creative process through pure unfiltered joy and entertainment. And “Duff’s Happy Fun Bake Time” is the latest show that couples superstar baker Duff Goldman and the iconic Jim Henson Company together for some delicious fun.
“From the creative imaginations of superstar baker Duff Goldman and the iconic Jim Henson Company, Duff’s Happy Fun Bake Time is a magical collaboration that led to the creation of a series unlike any other,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network.”
“I think cooking is absolutely fascinating and I wanted to make a show that explained why things happen the way they do in the kitchen. When I understand the science behind the food I make, I somehow feel more connected to it and I wanted to share that with everyone,” said Duff Goldman.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
In the land of Bakersburg, Duff goes on a journey of food discovery with his puppet team created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, including Couscous, his robot sidekick and sous chef, Dizzy, the enthusiastic industrial mixer and literal elephant-in-the- room who loves to stick her nose into everything going on in the kitchen, Edgar, the crabby crab straight out of the Chesapeake Bay, S’Later, the wise and quizzical, slow moving sloth, and Dragon Oven, who communicates with roars, hiccups, and smoke. Duff is also regularly visited by his musical grocer Geof (played by Duff’s real long-time executive sous chef, and songwriter, Geof Manthorne).
Each episode sees Duffy and his puppet pals exploring the wonders of food science like what happens if you bake a birthday cake without eggs, to why patience is the most important ingredient to baking the Best Bread on Earth, and why taste buds tingle with delight when mixing salty and sweet flavors. The fun doesn’t stop as Duff and his gang explore cake, bread, ice cream, pasta, chocolate, and other favorite food items.
“With its unique blend of science, mouthwatering dishes, and whimsical adventure, this is a show the whole family will want to watch together,” said Lisa Holme, Group SVP Content and Commercial Strategy discovery+.
“From battling a sea monster, to meeting aliens, to befriending a robot, a sloth, and a crab, Duff wanted to play in a dream fantasy kitchen, and we wanted to bring all of his hilarious puppet dreams to life!” said Halle Stanford, President of Television for The Jim Henson Company. “Duff’s enthusiasm and creativity matched perfectly with our own passion to keep families excited to explore and play together in the kitchen.”
The all-new series will be available to stream exclusively on Discovery+ on April 29, 2021.