Channel DDD is the television broadcasting service provided free of charge to the citizens of Cappy Town by King Dedede in the anime series; Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Channel DDD was first established in the episode Un-Reality TV, where Dedede attempts to use the show as propaganda and hypnosis to turn Cappy Town against Kirby. In subsequent episodes, the channel would be used more sparsely in various plot points.
Channel DDD and all of its shows are produced and broadcast from the basement levels of Castle Dedede. A full studio with sets, props, and broadcasting equipment is present, manned by Waddle Dees and orchestrated by Escargoon. A surveillance station is also present, which allows King Dedede to monitor every household which has one of his T.V. sets through hidden live cameras.
All of the shows, movies, and advertisements are produced by King Dedede, Escargoon, and the Waddle Dees. As such, nearly every show revolves around Dedede and Escargoon in various roles, and most of the television is Dedede-themed. Despite King Dedede's reputation as an incompetent oaf, most of his shows have quite good production value, though there are some exceptions, such as the premiere show "Kirby and the King", which just has Dedede talking to a hand puppet of Kirby.
List of shows
The following is a list of shows that have been hosted or at least mentioned on Channel DDD throughout the series. Shows which repeat will not be listed:
- 3-D Man
- D R
- DDD News
- Dededeep Space Nine
- Everybody Loves Dedede (mentioned by Lady Like)
- Globzilla Destroys Guam
- King Klong Vs. the Houston Astros
- King of the Kitchen
- Kirby and the King
- The Snail Hunter
- Ultra D
- Wheel of Head Wounds
- Who Wants to Be a Dedede? (mentioned by Sir Ebrum)
- Dedede Mystery Discovery
- Gone with the Planet of the Apes
- It's Dedede, Everyone Come On!
- Super Dededeman
- Cappy Town Undercover
- Chef Shiitake: All About Cooking
- DDD Special Toothpaste commercial
- Dedede Coming at Ya!
- Dedede Undercover
- Dedede's One Minute Cooking
- The Kirby Quiz Challenge
- Millions for a Meal
- Pie Justice
- What's my Fortune?
- Many of the shows on Channel DDD are references to real-world movies and television shows.
- The Channel PPP Crew from the Kirby JP Twitter likely took their naming convention from Channel DDD.
Staged scene of the Great Sea Slug Monster attacking Cappy Town
A Waddle Dee controls the miniature Armored Vehicle