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Logo description by Yoshidude987

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Sirius Thinking, Ltd. is a production company of John Sculley, Chris Cerf, and Michael Frith that was founded on Fall 1995.

(2000-)[]

Nicknames: "The Dog", "Rude Pup", "The Sirius Thinking Dog"

Logo: On a yellow marble background, we see a crudely drawn dog with a star on his right eye. Then his tongue pops out that causes a rude look on his face and a thought bubble appears above. The words, "Sirius Thinking Ltd." fade into the thought bubble. Then the dog returns to normal and smiles, as "For Jon, Jim, Joe, Jeff, Jeanne... and Ted" appears below the dog and thought bubble with text.

Trivia:

  • The company is likely named after the brightest star in the night sky of the same name. Said star is also inside the Canis Major (Greater Dog) constellation, hence why the dog has a star on its eye.
  • As well, the names shown below the dog (Jon, Jim, Joe, Jeff, Jeanne, Ted) might refer to Jon Stone (longtime director and writer for Sesame Street), Jim Henson, Joe Raposo (songwriter and composer for Sesame Street), and Jeff Moss (longtime writer for Sesame Street). Some think Ted could be referring to Theodor Geisel (most known as Dr. Seuss), and the meaning of Jeanne is unknown. This is all merely speculation, as no official statement has yet been released by the company regarding this.

Variant: On later episodes of Between the Lions, the dog is drawn even more crudely (with added text below saying "© SIRIUS THINKING") and the "For Jon, Jim, Joe, Jeff, Jeanne... and Ted" tagline is already in its place. After a moment, the thought bubble appears with the text "Sirius" on the inside and "Ltd." mostly on the outside. After another moment, the "(thinking)" text appears as well. And finally, the inside of the star around the dog's eye becomes yellow.

FX/SFX: The dog changing to a rude look then returns to normal and the title and thought bubble fading in.

Cheesy Factor: Which happens to be WAY off the charts. First off, the dog looks extremely ugly. And when the dog returns to normal, you can briefly see that the tongue is white. And lastly, the dog's animation is choppy.

Music/Sounds: A rude tongue sticking out noise, then a cackle from the dog. Sometimes combined with the end theme of the show (see video above).

Availability: Rare, at least nowadays. It can only be seen on Between the Lions. Strangely, this logo did not appear on Lomax, the Hound of Music.

Scare Factor: Minimal to low, as the crudely drawn dog, sound effects, cheesiness, and creepy grin have scared a few. The scare factor can also be elevated to low to medium for unexpected viewers. Otherwise, none to minimal for the ones who think it's a funny logo.

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