It is produced by Honeycomb Animation for from 2004 to 2007. A lot has changed since the pioneering Hayes Street Grill opened. Thirty years ago, the restaurant was surrounded by liquor stores. Last week, the approved a measure intended to protect the local, independent merchants whose sweat equity fueled Hayes Valley's revitalization. But funky isn't necessarily cheap, which is why Kathy Lavicka doesn't shop here even though she lives close by in Duboce Triangle. The main characters are usually Dippy the , Porker the , Hoot the , Horatio the , Buster and Fleecie the , Clara the , and Daphne the.
Each five-minute episode is set in a full of the usual farm animals. Other characters include Doodle Doo the , Fergus the , Shelly the , Angus the , Keith the , Tinker the , Batty the , Amadeus the , Percy the , Swallow the , Stanley the , and Snap the. This frisky series comes to us from Sara and Simon Bor and their production outfit Honeycomb Animation. Now it is engulfed in Italian shoes, trailed by shoppers from all over the region. The board approved a change to the city planning code that would ban all chain stores in a four-block area of Hayes Valley, making San Francisco one of the nation's largest cities to attempt to regulate chains. And with hundreds of housing units planned for Octavia Street, Hayes Valley could get even hotter.
Leigh Stackpole, merchant and legislation supporter, Peter Cohen, co-author of the legislation and Ed Bedard, also a co-author, above the intersection of Hayes and Gough Sts. And there's some equally funky narration by that off-the-wall actor and comedian Mark Williams. . And it sells nothing designed by. It's a torn paper patchwork akin to a kid's collage. Funky Valley has a suitably funky design. Stackpole was one of the first to recognize the potential of this neighborhood.
Watched over by the parental figures of the sun and moon, our strange cast includes a dreamy cow, a busy ex-battery hen, a daft pig, a silly ram and a grumpy duck! With the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on the verge of giving final approval to legislation banning new chain stores in a four-block area of Hayes Valley, we visit the area to find out what's so special about the place. The coffee chain never did alight there. Gonzalez's legislation was prompted in part by a rumor a year ago that Starbucks officials were scouting the neighborhood. It's made up of swatches of landscape. But I have no choice. They're too cream-headed to fit in to a regular farmyard. The proposal, which the board approved by a mayoral veto-proof 8-3, would also require additional permit reviews for chains in Cole Valley.
» Series co-writer Alan Plenderleith has previously brought us the ploppy delights of. Davies Symphony Hall opened and introduced the black-tie crowd to the street. Funky Valley leads to Funky Town. There's Dippy the dreamy cow, buslting Clara the hen, the far-too sensible pig called Porker, bossy Daphne duck and the neurotic sheep Fleecie, and they're aided and abetted by Hoot, the owl with lots of not-so clever ideas. A single block contains a handful of uber-modern home furnishings stores and many more clothing and accessory spots with names like Dish and Propeller. I didn't want to leave. But here in Funky Valley they can run amok with their wild schemes and crazy notions, well, till the cows come home.
The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake eventually toppled the freeway that bisected the neighborhood. And hipster fashionistas turned the four-block corridor a few blocks from City Hall into one of the town's hottest places to shop and eat. Many said they wished there was some way to save Powell's, one of two African American-owned businesses on the edge of the Western Addition, long one of the city's larger black neighborhoods. The outpost attracted foodies and the Opera and Symphony crowd to a neighborhood many considered too dicey. Funky Valley is a madcap farmyard full of odd, misfit animal characters who revel in their peculiarity. You can help Wikipedia by. As more cutting-edge clothiers and salons followed Stackpole to Hayes Valley, the block around Powell's changed.
The studio site, with all the info on the producers. All the critters share a common trait. There's something so special about his brilliant Brummie accent. He's got the perfect voice. While high rents have forced out Powell's restaurant -- he expects to reopen this summer in a larger, yet more affordable space in the Fillmore District -- another longtime Hayes Valley business is staying put. It wouldn't affect Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf. There's only one thing certain in Funky Valley- that something silly will happen every day.
So much has changed in those few blocks of Hayes Valley since the restaurants opened, when hookers and junkies filled the nearby doorways. Little wonder the show's been a hit on Five, where it airs as part of the morning Milkshake! A madness lurking just beneath the surface. After 31 years of serving soul food on Hayes Street, couldn't afford the recent doubling of his rent. . .
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