NUMBERJACKS – Forward Thinking
The Numberjacks were animated characters (the numbers 0 to 9) who live in an ordinary sofa and solve problems outside; each episode has the same structure. At the beginning of the episode, some of the Numberjacks would be engaged in an activity, that would have relevance to the problem that was later discovered – then, an “agent” (who was a live-action child) would call in and describe the problem that is occurring. One (or two) of the Numberjacks would go out into the real world to solve the problem while the remaining Numberjacks stayed in the sofa and watch their progress on a screen. As soon as the problem was understood, 5 would imagined what else could go wrong if it wasn’t solved.