Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ruby Gloom

You all know I love Emily The Strange & Lenore.
But one lady I really adore is Ruby Gloom.
We just got Netflix and the thing
 I am most excited about is
they have 3 seasons of Ruby Gloom.
Me and the kids have been watching 
episode after episode loving them.
They have the episode and
 then a cute little skit at the end.
And I have come to the conclusion if I were 
a character in a cartoon this would
be the one.

Meet Ruby

Ruby has earned her title of "The Happiest Girl in the World". Ruby is a girl who can find happiness in anything. "Look on the bright side" is a phrase she chants like a mantra, and it serves her well. There isn't a single thing in the world that gets her down or a single negative that she can't turn into a positive. Her positive attitude has been shown to be helpful, as it allows Ruby to act as the voice of reason in the mansion, while her friends tend to lose focus on real issues. Ruby also has a crush on Skull Boy, who is one of her friends. 

 and her friends 
Skull Boy

A man of many talents, 
Skull Boy is the mansion's official Jack of All Trades.
 From film directing to private investigating, 
Skull Boy can pretty much do it all.
 His only problem is that he can't seem to find one
 thing and stick to it for any serious length of time.
 But if Skull Boy doesn't know where he's going,
 it's mostly because he doesn't know where he's been.
There have been several moments that 
confirm that Ruby has a crush on him. 
Even though Skull Boy doesn't know 
where he is from, he has a family
 - his friends are his family.

 Scaredy Bat

Scaredy Bat is a bat with an Indian accent who is afraid of almost everything.
 Where Ruby finds happiness and Iris finds adventure, 
Scaredy Bat finds only fear. Despite being a bat, he's afraid of flying and is also afraid of the dark.
 He's also afraid of his own reflection.  
Scaredy Bat is the loyal and talented drummer of
 Frank and Len's band, R.I.P. When he is behind the kit,
 Scaredy Bat is a beat machine and forgets his fear. 


 Poe live in an attached addition to the mansion.
Poe a man of culture and sophistication, likes to think of himself as a role model to the rest of the mansion's residents. Unfortunately, he tends to be a little too attached to his image and likes to cover up the parts of him that make him look like less than what he makes himself out to be.

 Mr. Buns
Mr. Buns is a stuffed rabbit that Ruby created from one of her leftover socks. 
The floppy, yet enigmatic Mr. Buns loves tea cozies and pretty 
much finds himself in the middle of almost all the action in the mansion. 
He also has a strange tendency to show up anywhere.


Misery doesn't mean to be a walking disaster area. 
Her mishaps are usually a combination 
of clumsiness and extraordinary bad luck.
She does have tiny moments of happiness throughout the series, 
but unless they're few and far between, her bad luck rears its ugly
 head and strikes her down with a vengeance, usually in the form of lightning bolts.

Frank & Len
Rockers by nature, these two teenage patchwork
 brothers live in the mansion's garage. 
They have their own garage band, known as R.I.P (pronounced "RIP"). 
Frank and Len's strength lies in performing music. 
Unfortunately, this seems to be all that is their strength, 
since they both tend to lose focus on anything that isn't their music. 
They can hardly focus on something if it doesn't have a beat.


 Iris goes through life without a care in the world.
Always seeking the next fun adventure.
 Iris's adventuresome nature also makes her quite impulsive
and she has a bad habit of jumping into a situation
 without considering potential consequences.
 This usually results in trouble she doesn't expect.
 However, as soon as the trouble is gone, she's off again on another adventure.

Doom Kitty 
As Ruby's pet cat, 
Doom Kitty has a complete free run of the mansion and
 is therefore usually the only one with total knowledge 
of what is going on in any given area of the house. 
This keeps her one step ahead of Ruby and the others most of the time, 
because whenever something strange happens in the mansion, 
Doom Kitty will usually have all the facts already while 
everyone else is still trying to figure things out. 
Unfortunately, since Doom Kitty can't talk, her only hope of communicating
 with the others is through mime with violin noises.

 Boo Boo

The mansion's ghost
Boo Boo sees it as his job to haunt. 
However, it's a little difficult for him to do that when everyone thinks he's cute 
Boo Boo enjoys pranking more than he enjoys scaring
The mansion in Gloomsville

In a Victorian mansion on the
 outskirts of Gloomsville
lives Ruby Gloom. 
Some kids might be afraid of the dark,
 the eccentric neighbors and the 
unknow things that dwell in the closet.
But Ruby is different- 
She befriends these strange and sometimes
scary creatures.
She finds them delightful.
Paying no attention to their
 appearances perceptive
only to their hearts and souls.
Ruby likes to point out
"Always look on the bright side-
 Unless of course the dark side
is your bright side and that is okay too!"

This is my favorite show.
Here watch the opening and you'll see why.

:Theme Song:
So today we're gonna
Take the time to show ya
The b-b-bright side of the dark side

And we think you outta
Know you really gotta
See the b-b-bright side of the dark side

Ruby Gloom

We're gonna show you why
There's more than meets the eye
The b-b-bright side of the dark side

And we think you outta
Know you really gotta
See the b-b-bright side of the dark side

Ruby Gloom
Ruby Gloom

Ruby Gloom is an animated series that was  on Canadian channel YTV based on a book series by the same name.
Now on Netflix!!! YAY!!!

Ruby Gloom is certainly adorable and love by all.
There is all sorts of Ruby Gloom merch.
But it is hard to find.
I luck out every once in awhile when thrifting.
And my rule if I see anything Ruby Gloom I buy it.

This show is defiantly a good one to watch,
if you look on the bright side of the dark side...


  1. i found this show cause my name is Ruby given from my mom. c: So i wondered what shows had a girl like me with the name Ruby as a character? So i looked it up and found this and loved it! I even am like Ruby so much, and it's even more compelling i know people who remind me of Skullboy, Mr.Buns, Iris, and Poe. ^-^

  2. COME CHECK OUT my Ruby Gloom Collection!