B&B Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

This is the production company of Rob Burnett and Jon Beckerman, which is a subsidiary of Worldwide Pants.

Logo (January 3-August 17, 2007)


Visuals: Against a stage with curtains in the background, two yellow anthropomorphic Bs with gloves and shoes perform circus tricks with a small yellow ampersand in some way (it differs every episode). At the end of every variant, the Bs pull out top hats and magic sticks and do a pose, forming the company name.

Variants: The tricks are different every episode. Here is a list of them:

  • "Pilot": The Bs walk in stage right, seemingly looking for the ampersand. It then drops down and the Bs pose.
  • "Operation: Seduce Simone": B #1 is holding a green hoop, which the ampersand jumps through. B #2 claps, and then the ampersand jumps through the second counter in B #2. The ampersand hops to the middle and the Bs pose.
  • "Operation: Fighting Shape": The Bs are sitting on the right side of a seesaw. The ampersand jumps onto the left side, sending the Bs flying up in the air. They then drop down, the ampersand hops to the middle and the Bs pose.
  • "Operation: Deliver the Case": B #2 is choking B #1 until the ampersand comes out of B #1's mouth.
  • "Operation: Ralph": There is the Bs with a cannon, with it's fuse already lit. The ampersand shoots out of the cannon, hitting B #1.
  • "Operation: Caught on Tape": There is the Bs with a piñata. B #2 tries to hit it blindfolded until candy (and later the ampersand) falls out of the piňata.
  • "Operation: Save Esperanza": There is B #1 holding the ampersand, with B #2 on wood with a stand. B #1 throws the ampersand until it hits the second counter on B #2.
  • "Operation: Panic Room": A washing machine opens to see B #2 dries off the ampersand from the water. B #2 then holds the ampersand as the Bs do the pose. The water that B #2 dries off the ampersand from fills in part the bottom of the stage as the Bs do the pose.
  • "Operation: Oswald Montecristo": There is four ampersands with 2 signs (one for every ampersand) that say "B IS FOR BAD EMPLOYER" in red and 2 more signs (one for every other ampersand) that say "UNFAIR TO AMPERSANDS" in blue. The screen pans to the Bs, with B #1 looking in a different direction, clasping its hands. B #2 quickly draws something on a piece of paper. B #2 flips it over, revealing an ampersand.
  • "Operation: Rent Money": There is the Bs with a slingshot with the ampersand on it. They fling the ampersand into the camera, breaking it.
  • "Operation: Steal the Safe": The ampersand inflates and then deflates back to normal.
  • "Operation: Open the Safe": B #1 dries off a red toilet before the ampersand jumps and bumps into B #2. The ampersand then straightens back to normal. B #1 wears a blue beach-like scarf with flowers in it.
  • "Operation: RomanoCorp": The ampersand saws in half a magic cart with the red/black label reading "THE AMAZING ANDO". The halves then lengthen distance as the Bs come out of them. The halves then exit before the Bs do the pose.

Technique: Decent Flash animation.

Audio: A short circus-like ditty that plays on every variant. The echo carries on into the Worldwide Pants Incorporated logo.

Availability: Seen only on The Knights of Prosperity on ABC.