Caprice & Ella

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Caprice & Ella
Caprice & Ella logo.png
Also known as Caprice (episode 1-12)
Genre
  • Reality
  • Comedy
Created by Ava Zinn
Starring
  • Caprice Zinn
  • Ella Zinn (episode 13-present)
  • Ava Zinn
Narrated by Karly Jameson
Theme music composer Randy Edelman
Opening theme Theme from MacGyver
Ending theme Theme from MacGyver
Composer(s) Daniel Caine
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 41 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Karly Jameson
Location(s)
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana
Running time various
Production company(s)
  • Aeverine Zinn Productions
Distributor Aeverine Zinn Digital Media Group
Broadcast
Original channel First run syndication
Picture format
  • 1080i High definition (episodes 1-11)
  • 2160p 4K Ultra high definition (episode 12-present)
Audio format
Original run February 27, 2021 (2021-02-27) – present

Caprice & Ella is a YouTuber produced series created by the Ava Zinn. The series usually revolves around Zinn, Caprice and Ella's owner, going through everyday life, but there's a twist that makes her life not so "every day"; Caprice and Ella have the ability to speak to her. Whether it was trying to hold a conversation with Ella, having to confront or simply ignore Caprice's problematic attitude, Ava's pets always had something going on that she has to deal with, whether it be important or not.

The series made its debut on February 27, 2021.


Plot[edit]

Set in suburban Fort Wayne, Indiana, during the Biden administration, Ava Zinn is a semi-retired webmaster raising her cat and dog: ambitious Caprice; and tail-wagging Gabriella (or "Ella" for short).

Much of the humor of the series focuses on the cultural divide during the 2020s when younger generations rejected the cyberdelics of the 1980s and embraced the materialism and conservative politics which came to define the 2020s. Caprice, the oldest pet exhibits problematic attitude to beat up everyone that lives in Ava's home. But Caprice, always get grounded from her favorite food, wet cat food. What Caprice really hates, is Ava's dog, Ella.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Ava Zinn. Ava is the main protagonist of Caprice & Ella, alongside Caprice. She is a semi-retired webmaster and hosted Vote for the Girls from April 28, 2010 to May 23, 2021. Ava loves to hang out in the living room talking to Ella, indirectly bothering Caprice.
  • Caprice Haley Zinn. Caprice was adopted by Ava in February 2021 from the Allen County SPCA (now Humane Fort Wayne), which is how Ava got her to be raised since Caprice's youngest years. Caprice grows up with Ava and her dog, Ella, who was the first pet Ava adopted after Caprice. With Ella, Caprice has a love-hate relationship. As a kitten, Caprice was a community cat that Ava was unaware of at first. Her middle name is a reference to Haley Rinehart. Most of the time, Caprice seems like a grumpy and cynical cat that only cares about herself and is always trying to get rid of Ella in the house she lives, but sometimes, in a hidden way, shows compassion for Ava and Ella. Caprice likes to eat wet food, her birthday cake, chicken, and tuna. She likes to write in her diary, catnip mixed with wet food, swearing, attack/scare other cats and/or kittens, insult Ella and calling her a bitch, tell lies, petting sessions, and being left alone. Caprice dislikes being told what to do by Ava, any kind of dry cat food, be grounded from wet cat food and/or catnip, Ella, in the event Ava pets her too fast or from her tail to her head, Ava in general, the vet, the vacuum, be on camera, creepy noises made by Ava. Her fears are Ava getting mad and booming at her; vacuums; the chance of being grounded forever; going back to the pound.
  • Gabriella Lauren "Ella" Zinn. Ella was adopted by Ava in March 2021. Ella grows up with Caprice. Her full name is named after Ella Henderson and Lauren Alaina. Ella likes to eat wet food, chicken, and beef steak. She likes to swearing, attack/scare other dogs and/or puppies, insult Caprice and calling her a dick, petting sessions, and being left alone. Ella dislikes being told what to do by Ava, any kind of dry dog food, be grounded from wet dog food, the vet, and the vacuum. Her fears are Ava getting mad and booming at her; vacuums; the chance of being grounded forever; going back to the pound.

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Tuxedo Kitty
  • Ragdoll Kitty
  • Random Black Kitty
  • Grey Poupon
  • Karly Jameson as the narrator.

Notable guest stars[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 19 February 27, 2021 (2021-02-27) April 16, 2021 (2021-04-16)
2 22 August 9, 2021 (2021-08-09) November 11, 2021 (2021-11-11)
3 44 January 3, 2022 (2022-01-03) June 23, 2022 (2022-06-23)
4 TBD September 2022 (2022-09) December 2022 (2022-12)
5 TBD January 2023 (2023-01) May 2023 (2023-05)

Several episodes, begin with a cold open, finding Caprice and/or Ella already on a mission.

Production[edit]

Caprice & Ella title card (season 2).

Development[edit]

The series premise was somewhat a live version of Zinn's popular animated series, Queen of the Willis. It was created by Ava Zinn, serving as the executive producers and produced by Aeverine Zinn Productions. While creating the series Caprice & Ella, Ava Zinn was working on the reality-based series Vote for the Girls, which lasted from 2010 to 2021. She was nearly finishing off her eleven-year run on Vote for the Girls and was looking for another project. Zinn was also working as a execuitive producer for Queen of the Willis, which was airing in syndication. She formed the basis for Caprice & Ella.[1]


Music[edit]

The opening theme song during the series was previoiusly used on MacGyver. Revised visuals for the theme song were made for new seasons.

Notes[edit]

  • This song opens every episode except for the following:
    • "Lapsed Lease" (Part 1) - The opening sequence is replaced by a parody of Top Cops.
    • "Housing Fail" - The opening is replaced by just a shot of the title with "Just a Job To Do" by Genesis.
    • Caprice & Ella March Madness - In these episodes the theme song is replaced by parodies of the following credit sequences, and in some caases even using the original audio.
      • "Fort Wayne Rocks" - The opening sequence is replaced by a parody of Dallas.
      • "Runaway Chores" - The opening sequence is replaced by a parody of Hardcastle and McCormick.
      • "Ella Gets Microchipped" - The opening sequence is replaced by a parody of Simon & Simon.
      • "When the Going Gets Rough, the Tough Get Rough" - The opening sequence is replaced by a parody of Hunter.
      • "Without Us" - The opening sequence is replaced by a parody of Remington Steele.
      • "Survellience Kitty" - The opening sequence is replaced by a parody of T. J. Hooker.
      • ""Tuxedo Grey's Anatomy" - The opening sequence is replaced by a parody of Sledge Hammer!. The introduction to the show features long, near-sensual closeup shots of a can of Special Kitty Chicken Dinner wet cat food resting on Ava's bed instead of Sledge Hammer's .44 Magnum as resting on a luxurious satin pillow. Sledge Hammer's ominous theme music, composed by Danny Elfman on Sledge Hammer! and Daniel Caine on Caprice & Ella, plays in the background. Also rather than Sledge Hammer then picking up his gun, spins it expertly like a cinematic Old West gunslinger, and uttering his catch phrase ("Trust me, I know what I'm doing") just before firing into the screen, making a hole in it; Caprice lets out her meow.
      • "Caprice the Cop" - The opening sequence is replaced by a parody of Knight Rider. The intro throughout the episode began with this narration by Karly Jameson:
        "Caprice & Ella, a shadowy flight into the mind of a cat and dog.
        Caprice Zinn, a cat on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless in a world of stray cats who operate above the law.
        Ella Zinn, a dog on a crusade to champion Caprice's mission.
        And finally, Ava, Caprice and Ella's owner."
      • "What Caprice & Ella Didn't See Coming" - The opening sequence is replaced by a parody of Silk Stalkings.
      • "Where There's Mating, There's Kittens and Puppies" - The opening sequence is replaced by a parody of Hart to Hart.
      • Episode 321 - The opening sequence is replaced by a parody of Riptide.
      • Episode 322 - The opening sequence is replaced by a parody of Magnum, P. I..

Filming[edit]

The series is filmed in Fort Wayne, Indiana and occasionally filmed in various locations around Fort Wayne.[2] In seasons 1 and 2, Caprice and Ella were portrayed living in a run-down apartment in Fort Wayne.

Casting[edit]

When the series was in pre-production, Zinn was looking for a suitable cat and dog for the lead.[1] After seeing Caprice's appearance at the Allen County SPCA, she won the part.[3] When Caprice eventually auditioned for the role, Zinn felt that she gave the character a feline touch which the other cats could not. She believed that Caprice (and later Ella) would become one of the new "breakout" stars on YouTube.[1]

Broadcast history[edit]

After a slow start in its first two seasons, Caprice & Ella became a sleeper hit for Aeverine Zinn Digital Media Group in its third season.

Syndication and home media[edit]

In syndication[edit]

Caprice & Ella was first syndicated in the U.S. in the Fall of 2023. Stations were initially offered either the original 15 minute-long format (with six minutes added from each episode), or severely-condensed into half-hour format.

Digital streaming[edit]

The series is available for streaming on YouTube. The broadcast versions available on Ava Zinn's YouTube channel while the unedited versions are shown on Caprice & Ella's YouTube channel.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Caprice & Ella". October 2021. 
  2. "TV Series Filmed in Fort Wayne". 
  3. "In Step With Caprice Zinn". June 27, 2021. 
  4. Caprice & Ella. AvaZinn.com

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