Prepare to dive headfirst into a world of colour, creativity and lots of rhyming.
How do you like your eggs?
Fried… poached… scrambled? If your preference is green with a side of ham, you’re in luck!
Audiences have spotlighted and praised many Netflix efforts this year. So far, the most notable have includes the likes of Mindhunter season 2, Big Mouth season 3, Stranger Things season 3, the conclusion of Orange Is the New Black, BoJack Horseman’s final season (in two parts) and recently Daybreak.
What do all of these have in common? Besides being rather impressive, they’re all very much geared towards older audiences. Despite this, the streaming service actually puts out a great deal of content aimed towards children and families. One of the latest to allure us is Green Eggs and Ham.
So, let’s explore it!
Netflix: What is Green Eggs and Ham about?
Ever heard of a Chickeraffe?
No? Well, they’re incredibly rare, and one has just been rescued from a zoo by the one-and-only Sam-I-Am.
Our hero is headed to take the creature to its home and habitat, but there is one major problem… the Chickeraffe is in a briefcase, which is accidentally swapped with one belonging to Guy-Am-I. Pulled together by a twist of fare, the pair soon embark on a quest to help save the rarity, along with the likes of a girl named EB and her mother; Guy quickly takes a liking to her.
As they continue their journey, they’re threatened by a poacher called McWinkle who is hot on their trail. Along with an assortment of other characters, it seems everybody is after the Chickeraffe – will the gang succeed in saving the day?
Green Eggs and Ham: Is it related to the Dr. Seuss book?
It sure is!
The Netflix series is based on the book Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. The book was written in 1960 and is widely regarded as a bonafide classic of children’s literature, going on to sell millions of copies.
The author is also renowned for writing such loved titles as The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Lorax, Fox in Socks and many more.
As for the new series, all thirteen episodes arrived on Netflix on Friday, November 8th 2019. So, be sure to give it a watch at your own convenience – it’s wonderfully imaginative.
Green Eggs and Ham: What a voice cast!
Firstly, it’s worth highlighting that the show is narrated by the excellent Keegan-Michael Key, who people will recognise from the hit sketch show Key & Peele, as well as films like Keanu.
But that’s certainly not all. Amongst the ensemble voice cast, we have Adam DeVine (The Lego Batman Movie) as the lead character Sam-I-Am, Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) as Guy-Am-I, Diane Keaton (The Godfather) as Michellee, llana Glaser (Broad City) as EB, comedian Eddie Izzard as Snerz, Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting) as Mouse and many more.
It really is a marvellous cast, and with such a great story at its core, this has all the potential to be one of the year’s greatest crowd-pleasers.
In other news, has The End of the F***ing World been renewed?