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Exclusive: Watch Toni Collette as the New Baddie in PBS’s ‘Odd Squad’

The latest from Fred Rogers Productions looks pretty...odd. In a good way!

Kids love the live-action educational show Odd Squad, and the parents of those kids are in for a treat the week of January 18, when Oscar-nominated actress Toni Collette guest stars on the Emmy-winning PBS Kids program.

From Fred Rogers Productions, and targeted to viewers ages 6-9, Odd Squad follows young secret agents who aim to save the day using math when odd things occur, and their talents are really put to the test when Toni Collette arrives on the scene as a mysterious new villain called The Sand Queen. Fatherly is pleased to share an exclusive clip that features Collette joyfully chewing the scenery as The Sand Queen cackles madly, unleashes swirls of sand, tries to outrun the heroes in a funhouse, and uses a potato sack to ride down a slide.

Collette, who is Australian, never seems to play the same role twice, as evidenced by credits spanning from Muriel’s Wedding, The Sixth Sense, and I’m Thinking of Ending Things to About a Boy, Knives Out, and Unbelievable. Her previous family-friendly fare – including The Magic Pudding, The Boxtrolls, and Blinky Bill The Movie – has been of the animated variety. We can’t help but wonder if she agreed to guest star on Odd Squad for her kids, Arlo, who is 9, and Sage, who is 13. Whatever the reason Collette signed on, we’re excited to see her summon the sand – and the fun – on Odd Squad

Fatherly is pumped to present this odd-some exclusive clip! 

Check local listings for air dates and times, and be sure to visit the official Odd Squad site.