Iranian Persian Oobi Hand Puppet TV Series - Dasdasi Group

Format Television series
Country of origin Iran
Running time 8 minutes
Original channel IRIB TV2

Dasdasi (Persian: دس دسی صداش می آد) was an adaptation of the Oobi series produced for IRIB TV2 in Iran. None of the original puppeteers or producers were involved in Dasdasi. According to an interview from 2013, the producers watched English episodes of Oobi before developing the concept and decided to create a version specifically for a Muslim audience.[1]

The series ran from September 22 to December 20, 2012, with one episode premiering roughly every weekday for two months.[2] Reruns continue to appear on the IRIB channel regularly. As of 2013, Dasdasi has been broadcast in seven territories.[3][4][5] It has never been aired outside of Asia.

78 eight-minute episodes were produced.[6]


Dasdasi features a cast of five main hand puppets: two children, a mother, a father, and a grandfather. A baby also makes several appearances. Some of the props used are identical to those on the American series. The set pieces are completely different. Unlike the original show, Dasdasi focuses on elements of Iranian culture. Each episode includes brief interlude segments starring a finger with googly eyes, which were not featured in Oobi.






  • Dasdasi is unrelated to the international dubs of Oobi, which use footage from the original series with different actors providing dialogue.
  • The opening theme music for Dasdasi can be downloaded here.

External links


  1. An interview with the producer of Dasdasi. Jaam-e Jam (July 9, 2013). Archived from the original on December 12, 2012.
  2. Dasdasi: Clapping Hands - IRIB TV2 (Persian). IRIB (May 21, 2012). Archived from the original on October 27, 2012.
  3. Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union desires to play Dasdasi. Iranian Students News Agency (July 8, 2013).
  4. See Dasdasi submission at the ABU conference. Banifilm (July 9, 2013).
  5. Dasdasi wins at ABU conference. Magiran (July 9, 2013).
  6. About Dasdasi (December 22, 2012).