Their main goal is to get home ASAP and save the cat, of course this is a lot easier said than done.
In each episode Kika and Bob succeed in covering a part of their journey
home, while being confronted with an endless variety of cultures.Every episode involves a period of tension where problems specific to our
heroes location (environment/areas) are solved. Per episode they will also
have to reach one main goal, such as finding their way through the jungle,
getting over a mountain, boarding a ship on time etc.
are never presented as black-and-white situations, with the solutions being
unexpected and maybe even a little ambiguous: Bob won't get sick eating
a grilled grasshopper but Kika will fall ill when she buys a Popsicle from
a street-vendor. A recurring motive is the continued attempt to get in touch with someone
at home who might be able to save Tiger the cat. Unfortunately this seems
to fail time and time again: The postcard they've sent takes ten years to
be delivered, when they send off a carrier-pigeon, the poor animal is shot
by the local clay-pigeon shooter etc.
As the series progresses,
they will not only get to know each other better, but will also learn new
things about themselves. This doesn't happen without a struggle. They are
confronted with each other's shortcomings and rudeness, but being stuck
in the same situation they HAVE to learn to work together. Each episode shows us a new character trait, sometimes this will be nice,
but it might also be something annoying or bad:
The fact that Kika
only likes macaroni and ketchup sure adds to all the problems...Through the journey Bob learns that he doesn't have to be afraid of the
Big Unknown, that there are a thousand different ways to live your life
and still be happy. Oh, and most importantly, that there's no reason to
be afraid of the dark!
At the end of every episode the viewers are left with a last shot of Kika's cat, Tiger who is still stuck on the church steeple. Tiger is a Tamagotchi: the young viewers at home are responsible for his wellbeing while Kika and Bob are away. They can help him catch flying birds from the sky so that he doesn't starve.
In between Kika's adventures, whenever she thinks of Tiger, there will
be cuts to the cat sitting on the steeple, getting thinner and thinner.
Only if there are enough children around to help him catch the birds, will
Tiger be able to survive.
Original version: English