About POP!

POP! is INQUIRER.net’s premier pop culture channel, delivering the latest news in the realm of pop culture, internet culture, social issues, and everything fun, weird, and wired. It is also home to POP! Sessions and POP! Hangout,
OG online entertainment programs in the
Philippines (streaming since 2015).

As the go-to destination for all things ‘in the now’, POP! features and curates the best relevant content for its young audience. It is also a strong advocate of fairness and truth in storytelling.

POP! is operated by INQUIRER.net’s award-winning native advertising team, BrandRoom.

Contact Us

Email us at [email protected]


MRP Building, Mola Corner Pasong Tirad Streets, Brgy La Paz, Makati City

Girl in a jacket

Bluey’s season ending feels like a series finale for fans with bonus episode ‘Surprise’

On Sunday April 14, the Australian kids TV show Bluey released their 28-minute season finale, somehow bringing kids and adult viewers to tears. 

The episode ‘The Sign’ ran longer than 7 minutes which was the show’s usual time. Included in the episode were scenes of a wedding, a move, and a baby.

The episode ‘Surprise’ really brought surprise to the viewers when the following scenes showed:

[Spoiler alert]

  • An older Mom Chilli with glasses on and Bandit whose hearing seemed to be a little impaired
  • Bluey and Mom Chilli go to see Bingo when the doorbell rings and Bandit answers it
  • A tiny pup with a toy laser pointing at Bandit appears in front of the house
  • ‘Oh no,’ Bandit says before the episode rolls to an end

Viewers were even betting whether Bluey was married to Mackenzie or Jean Luc.

One social media user wrote:

Another user even compared the ‘past and future’ side-by-side, with the younger Bluey on the left panel and the tiny pup on the right.

In a statement from the executive producer Daley Pearson, not only was the episode ‘The Sign’ a test to see how their watchers would respond to lengthy episodes, but it was also the most beautiful episode they have made.

The highlight of the episode is the usual parent response, ‘We’ll see.’

Calypso, Bluey’s teacher, read the class a story of a farmer who has gone through a roller coaster journey in life. Everyone asks him “Is this a good thing or a bad thing?” The farmer only replies, “We’ll see.”

Anxious of the impending decision to move, Calypso tells Bluey, which is also the reinforcement of the idea of farmer’s response, “Everything will work out the way it’s supposed to, Bluey.”

A season 4 of Bluey was confirmed by the writers and the Australian Broadcasting Company. The show is based on creator Joe Brumm’s real life family experiences. He has also gotten requests of aging up the characters, he mentioned.

“It would completely change the show, but there would be something really sweet about bringing through the new younger characters and having Bluey and Bingo at that babysitting age. That would definitely make a bunch of fans very happy.”

You might think just because the show features animated dogs and revolves around their crazy antics that the only viewers are kids. Adults are also drawn to the show because of how well Bluey represents childhood, giving the grown-ups that nostalgic and comforting feeling. It also provides parenting tips for soon-to-be parents. And for those whose gone through hard times growing up, the show offers a feeling of ‘healing.’ 

Fans await for the return of Bluey as well as the new characters and concepts the show will give them. 


Other POP! stories you might like:

Iconic cartoon ‘Peppa Pig’ introduces show’s first same-sex couple

SpongeBob stills you never knew you needed to see

The internet goes wild after finding out Peppa Pig’s ‘real height’

‘We’re not dead’: Cartoon Network debunks shut down rumors after ‘#RIPCartoonNetwork’ trends


Related Stories

Popping on POP!