This one very nearly defies description, so I’ll let you check it out yourself:
I’ll confess a weakness for Amy Poehler that predates this project, but still… how can you not love Bessie Higgenbottom? You can’t. I mean, not if you have a heart and a funny bone. It’s simply not possible.
Here’s a bit from the official press release:
Bessie Higgenbottom (voiced by Amy Poehler) is the world’s most ambitious and loveably unhinged 9 ¾-year-old member of the Honeybee troop for girls. As a member of the Honeybees, Bessie wears her uniform every single day, leads her troop with a zeal General Patton would have admired and has earned more badges then any other Honeybee in history. Bessie is sometimes accompanied on her adventures by her ever-loyal younger brother Benjamin (voiced by Andy Richter), her very opinionated and somewhat reluctant dog Happy (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker), one of her closest pals, her imaginary friend Finger and Rocky Rhodes (voiced by Kenan Thompson), the cool, older skater kid who works part-time at the counter at Bessie’s mother’s eatery, Hilary’s Café.
This program’s got it all—a geeky heroine, a questionable alter-ego, an annoying little brother sidekick, wacky humor, and great animation. I can’t wait for it to premiere. Fortunately, I don’t have to wait very long—it begins on Nickelodeon on Saturday, April 26th, at 10:30 a.m.
I’m having Girl Scout flashbacks. Fortunately, I feel confident that if I eat a few Thin Mints, they’ll go away. I’m willing to try out that theory, anyway.