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    Figure It Out

    Figure It Out

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    Nickelodeon
    Figure It Outdebuted on Nickelodeon in 1997, and became a big hit. The way the show would work was there would be four panelists and they would ask yes or no questions and have three one minute rounds to figure out what was on Billy the Answer Head.

    Broadcast History Figure It Out's first run lasted for three seasons from 1997 until 1999 on Nickelodeon. FormerOlympicathlete Summer Sanders served as host. The four panelists usually consisted ofcelebrities who staredonNickelodeon shows airing at the time. Although canceled in 1999, Figure It Out aired on Nickelodeon Games & Sports (Gas) Sundays-Fridays at 7:00pm and Saturdays at 9:30pm EST. In 2007 the network was shut down. In 2011,Nickelodeon announced thatFigure It Out would be brought back in a new revamped formation and would begin airing in Summer 2012. Jeff Sutphen was brought on the new host, replacing Sanders.moreless
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    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

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    PBS (ended 1995)
    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, based on the popular computer game, was first seen in September of 1991 and became one of the most popular kids' game shows of all time. The series aired on PBS, probably the best place to reach it's target audience. Like the computer game, the game show's basic purpose was to ultimatly capture the head of an international crime syndicate. In this case, the head was Carmen Sandiego and in each episode she would send one of her henchmen out to steal a national landmark. The contestants job was to use their knowlegde of geography to track each criminal from country to country and city to city with the goal of capturing the henchman, restoring the landmark to it's home, and whom ever got enough points would have the chance to capture Carmen. The game show was hosted by Greg Lee and the contestants were given orders from The Chief, played by Lynne Thigpen, who ran the ACME Detective Agency. Rockapella was the singing group that sang the popular theme song and helped give the contestants clues. The V.I.L.E. Henchmen
    Carmen's henchman consisted of Vic the Slick, The Contessa, Robocrook, Top Grunge, Eartha Brute, Patty Larceny and Double Trouble. The Contessa left at the end of the 1st season and returned in the 4th season with a new look. At the beginning of the second season, Kneemoi and Wonder Rat joined the ranks of the other henchman, followed by Sarah Nade in the 3rd Season. In 1996, the original format of the series came to an end. That fall, the series was redesigned and renamed Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
    Theme Song: "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"
    Written by: Sean Altman & David Yazbek
    Sung by: Rockapella
    Spinoffs: Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? First Telecast: September 1991
    Last Telecast: September 1996
    Episodes: 295 Color Episodes PBS Broadcast History September 1991-September 1996----Weekdaysmoreless
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    Little Bill

    Little Bill

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2004)
    Little Bill is the story of the Glover family, told through the viewpoint of the youngest son, Bill Glover Jr., affectionately known as Little Bill. Little Bill lives with his mother, Brenda, a photographer, Big Bill, a housing inspector for the city, his two older siblings, April and Bobby, and Brenda's grandmother, known as Alice The Great. Each episode usually consists of two stories showing Little Bill's home life or at school, illustrating the usual goings-on of a five year old's life. At the end of the show, Little Bill usually addresses the audience, recapping what happened to him and what he learned that day, prompting one of his other family members to ask, "Little Bill, who are you talking to?" Note: Little Bill is loosely based on the life of creator Bill Cosby, who was most likely referred to as Little Bill as a child since his name is William Henry Cosby, Jr. In real life, however, Dr. Cosby is the oldest of four brothers, not the youngest of three children. Congratulations to Little Bill, winner of 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program - Gregory Hines and Outstanding Children's Animated Program.moreless
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    Pinky and the Brain

    Pinky and the Brain

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    The WB (ended 1998)
    Pinky and the Brain are two genetically engineered lab mice living at Acme Labs. The Brain is a genius, while Pinky is somewhat insane. The two mice initiate creative and hilarious schemes for world domination, only to have them ultimately fail. However, with great persistence, they continue working each night to "try to take over the world!" Pinky and the Brain first appeared as supporting characters on Animaniacs, then becoming popular enough to get their own series. In the Fall of 1998, this series ended and a short lived spin off, Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain, was created.moreless
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    Maurice Sendak's Little Bear

    Maurice Sendak's Little Bear

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2000)
    Little Bear is the story of, what else, than a little bear (voice of Kristin Fairlie). He has many adventures with all his friends, including Duck, Cat, Owl, Hen, Emily, Emily's doll - Lucy, No Feet the Snake, Mitzi the monkey and Tutu the Dog! Little Bear is always getting into trouble and adventure! He has emotional feelings - he is sad, bold, mad, etc. The show is a nice way to teach children about feelings of life. It will give them courage, pride, honor and more in their life. For nearly the last decade this delightful show has entertained children of all ages including their parents. This animated series is based on the popular children's books illustrated by Maurice Sendak and written by Else Holmelund Minarik. Little Bear is about the spirited adventures of a curious young cub and his animal friends. Written from a child's point of view, the series celebrates the playful and sometimes enchanted aspects of the everyday activities and important moments in a pre-schooler's life. Though often rooted in the everyday, other stories are based on elements of Little Bear's imagination. At times, Little Bear may be seen flying, or even exploring the moon. Each episode consists of 3 seven-and-a-half minute stories. Each story follows an adventure, a game or an act of imagination in Little Bear's day. Little Bear once aired on Nick Jr. in the United States. You can now catch it twice daily on Noggin. Morning timeslots tend to vary, but the afternoon timeslot has remained the same --- 5:30 P.M. eastern.moreless
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    Madeline

    Madeline

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    Disney Channel (ended 2007)
    In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines... the smallest one was Madeline. First aired in the early 90's, Madeline is a 30-minute animated feature based on the books by Ludwig Bemelmans. The show basically features the adventures of Madeline, her friends, Miss Clavel and Pepito. Each episode spots them going on adventure, and an original song. The original "Madeline" was a production from 1952 that was shown as an animated opener in movie theaters. The next 6 were television specials that were the work of Cinar animation. "Madeline" was picked up as a regular series in 1993 on The Family Channel. Production of episodes was moved to DiC studios. The series ran for 2 seasons during that time. In 2000, the show came back, now running as "The New Adventures Of Madeline". Many of the episodes are available on video and DVDs, and music from selected episodes of the show is available on the CDs "Madeline's Favorite Songs", "Hats off to Madeline" and "Sing-A-Long With Madeline". ©1988 DIC Entertainment, L.P.; © 1989 Cinar VIII And Company, L.P. © 1993, 1995 DIC Entertainment, L.P. Property TM & © 2004 Madeleine and Barbara Bemelmans. All rights reserved. Madline currently airs in the United States as part of the CBS's Secret Saturday Morning Slumber Party. Check local listings for exact airing times on your local station as times vary from station-to-station.moreless
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    Super Friends

    Super Friends

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    ABC (ended 1973)
    SuperFriends was an animated series that premiered on ABC on September 8, 1973. The series was executive produced by the creative team of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The series featured the adventures of DC Comics book heroes Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman. These five superheroes along with superheroes in training Wendy, Marvin, and Wonder Dog focused their abilities on putting away criminals, saving lives, and stopping terrible disasters after getting messages from their computer, the "TroubAlert."

    Each episode of the SuperFriends was geared to present, not only action, but also some lesson of educational value. In the short run of the series, a number of other famous DC comic book heroes appeared: Plastic Man, The Flash, and Green Arrow.

    The last new episode of the series entitled "The Watermen" was broadcast on December 22, 1973. The show continued in reruns until it was taken off the air on August 30, 1974. Two years later, however, the series was rebroadcast from February 7, 1976 to September 3, 1977. In an enduring testament to the popularity of the SuperFriends characters, they were later featured in a number of spin-offs and revivals.

    In 1977, the Hanna-Barbera produced sixty-two cartoon featuring the Superfriends. These cartoons were shown on ABC as part of The All-New SuperFriends Hour. Each hour long episode featured four cartoons (one half-hour cartoon and three seven minute shorts). The hour-long show featured adventures of the original fives superheroes from SuperFriends. Wendy, Marvin, and Wonder Dog, however, did not appear. They were replaced by the shape-shifting Wondertwins Zan and Jayna and their space-monkey Gleek. The All-New SuperFriends Hour ran from September 10, 1977 to September 2, 1978 and was replaced in the next season by Challenge of the SuperFriends and SuperFriends (1978).

    Challenge of the SuperFriends was one of the most popular incarnations of SuperFriends that featured the Justice League of America against the Legion of Doom. This half-hour series ran for sixteen episodes from September 9, 1978 to September 15, 1979. It was accompanied in its run by SuperFriends (1978) which also presented sixteen half-hour episodes from September 9, 1978 to September 15, 1979. These episodes featured the same characters as The All-New SuperFriends Hour in further adventures.

    In 1979, Hanna-Barbera discontinued Challenge of the SuperFriends. Reruns of old SuperFriends episodes were mixed with eight new episodes and were presented under the new title The World's Greatest SuperFriends. The World's Greatest Superfriends was a hour long series that ran from September 22,1 979 to September 27, 1980.

    In the 1980's, SuperFriends continued in a number of incarnations. From September 1980 to September 1984, Hanna-Barbara produced sixty-six seven minute shorts (see Superfriends (1980)). Twenty-Four of these shorts were shown in the 1980-1981 season, accompanied by SuperFriend's reruns, under the title The Superfriends Hour. In the 1981-1982 season, sixteen new shorts were presented as a part of the half-hour long Superfriends. These new shorts were, of course, accompanied by reruns. The 1982-1983 season, however, was all reruns. Although Hanna-Barbara produced twenty-four new SuperFriends shorts, ABC decided to show only reruns of the SuperFriends in a thirty minute program entitled The Best of SuperFriends. Most of the unaired shorts (called by some "The Lost Episodes"), however, would later air in syndication.

    The 1984-1985 season, new half-hour SuperFriends episodes would return to ABC under the title SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show. SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show was a half-hour sixteen episode cartoon that featured Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, and the Teen Titans Firestorm and Cyborg. In the 1985-1986 season, these same characters would appear along with Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, and Samurai in the half-hour The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians. This final incarnation of Hanna-Barbara's SuperFriends offered ten new episodes. On September 30, 1986 with the end of the last episode of The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians, Hanna-Barbara's twelve year run of original SuperFriends episodes was over. The SuperFriends, however, would continue to live on in syndication.

    First Telecast: September 8, 1973 Last Telecast: December 22, 1973

    Episodes: 16 Color Episodes (16 one-hour episodes)

    Follow-up Shows: The All-New SuperFriends Hour, SuperFriends (1978), Challenge of the SuperFriends, The World's Greatest SuperFriends, SuperFriends (1980), SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, and The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians.moreless
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    My Little Pony

    My Little Pony

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    (ended 1992)
    Based on one of the most beloved toylines of the 1980's, My Little Pony started out as a couple of animated specials and a feature film before finally becoming a cartoon series. Its various incarnations told the adventures of the little ponies and all of their friends as they lived in the beautiful Dream Valley. There were literally dozens of ponies of all different colors and they were divided into Earth ponies, Unicorns, and Pegasus ponies. All were fundamentally magical beings and each had a small picture on her back that reflected her name or personality. The ponies' most cherished friend is Megan, a young girl of about 13 who was brought to Ponyland to help them in their darkest hour. She continued to visit her friends and often served as leader when trouble struck. Eventually, her younger brother Danny (probably 11) and sister Molly (around 9) met the ponies, and the three of them came to stay in Ponyland for extended visits. There were many different beings who lived in Ponyland besides the ponies. Those who were seen most frequently were Spike (a baby dragon), the Moochick (an absent-minded magician), the Bushwoolies (multicolored fur balls who all seemed to act as one) and the Grundles (friendly troll creatures who tunneled underground). They were always willing to lend a hand when a lesson needed to be learned or villains threatened Dream Valley. The show featured original songs and lessons about teamwork, love, kindness, and bravery. The stories began as 15-minute episodes, but eventually they were expanded into multi-part 15-minute episodes. These were shown alongside other cartoons in a half-hour block titled "My Little Pony and Friends" which included The Moon Dreamers and The Potato Head Kids before being given their own half-hour time slot. In 1992 the Disney Channel would create a new series featuring brand-new ponies with a more preteen spin on the storylines called My Little Pony Tales, which is featured in this guide as Season 3. The Disney Channel would continue to show these episodes for many years in syndication.moreless
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    Darkwing Duck

    Darkwing Duck

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    ABC (ended 1992)
    The city of St. Canard is terrorized by thousands of criminals and supervillians, but the city has a protector, a phantom, who's evil's worst nightmare. His name is Darkwing Duck.

    Darkwing Duck Broadcast History Season 1 - first run syndication Seasons 2 and 3 - ABC Note: Seasons 1 and 2 aired simultaneously in the fall of 1991. All episodes, even the ABC-aired ones were included in the syndicated reruns after ABC stopped airing the series in December 1992. Darkwing Duck syndication history The first 65 episodes were released in first run syndication as part of the Disney Afternoon block of shows. After the series original run was finished, it remained in syndicated re-runs until 1994, and then returned from 1996-1997. Darkwing Duck commercially available episodes 8 episodes were release on VHS by Disney Home Video, but are currently out of print. See episode guide for which episodes were included on the videos.

    It should also be noted that the order the episodes (with the obvious exception of the pilot episode, "Darkly Dawns the Duck") originally aired is completely off from the timeline of events (For instance, "Just Us, Justice Ducks" aired before many of the heroes/villains involved are introduced).

    Darkwing Duck Awards and Award Nominations 1992 - Nominated for Young Artist Award for Outstanding New Animation Series

    Episodes:91 color episodes. Production Company:Disneymoreless
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    Kablam!

    Kablam!

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2000)
    KaBlam! aired on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 2000. It was a comic book style series made up of several different styles of animation, ranging from liveaction, claymation and stop motion all done in shorts. These shorts were introduced by Henry and June, the two hosts of the show. KaBlam! was also aired in the U.K. from 1997 to 2000. It can be seen on NickToons TV and Australia's Nickelodeon channel. Kablam!'s Original Shorts: Sniz and Fondue - Two felines named Sniz and Fondue who go through zany adventures!
    Action League Now! - A team of superheroes who oddly save the world.
    Prometheus and Bob - An alien who tries to teach a caveman random things, but with much difficulty due to a monkey.
    Life with Loopy - A girl who takes things way too literally and tries to fix the problem.
    The Offbeats - A group of kids who try to fit in with "the populars."moreless
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    Strawberry Shortcake

    Strawberry Shortcake

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    CBS
    Strawberry Shortcake and her friends first entered pop culture as characters in a series of greeting cards. Then, in 1980, the first of six annual Strawberry Shortcake TV specials aired, firmly embedding the titular heroine in the minds and hearts of eighties children everywhere. Nearly twenty years after the final special aired, Miss Shortcake has been revived for another generation.

    This web guide will be devoted to both the c cartoon specials and the new series of videos that update the adventures of Strawberry Shortcake for the 21st Century. Strawberry Shortcake and its characters are owned/distributed by Those Characters From Cleveland, a division of American Greetings.

    1st Theme Song (spoken) Boys and girls Moms and dads Brothers and sisters Cats and dogs Welcome to the world of Strawberry Shortcake! (sung) Who sleeps all night in a cake made of strawberry Wakes up bright in a cake made of strawberry Lives her life in a cake made of strawberry (Strawberry Shortcake) Wouldn�tcha know Who sweeps her floors in a cake made of strawberry Plays outdoors of a cake made of strawberry Games and chores in a cake made of strawberry (Strawberry Shortcake) Wouldn�tcha know It�s love that makes her garden grow With lots of pretty berries in a row She greets each day with a berry glow (Strawberry Shortcake) Wouldn�tcha know What�s it like to stay in a cake made of strawberry Work and play in a cake made of strawberry Learn the way of little Miss Strawberry (Strawberry Shortcake) And you will know (Strawberry Shortcake) This you�ll know 2nd Theme Song Straw-buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Straw-buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Straw-buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Shortcake I know a girl And there is no one sweeter She's got that special touch Best friend in the world And when you get to meet her You'll love her berry much (She's doin' fine) (Growin' better all the time) She's cool, she's fun She'll lead the way Straw-buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Shortcake That girl's so sweet Just like her name Straw-buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Strawberry Shortcake She's so vuh-vuh-vuh-very Extraordi-di-dinary She�s Straw-buh-buh-buh-berry Shortcake That�s girl�s so sweet Just like her name Straw-buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Strawberry Shortcakemoreless
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    The Babysitters Club

    The Babysitters Club

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    Disney Channel (ended 1990)
    Welcome to The Babysitters Club guide at TV.com "The Baby-Sitters Club" is a 13 episode series based on the popular book series by Ann M. Martin. Set in the small, fictional town of Stoneybrook,Connecticut seven best friends run a highly organized baby-sitting service. The show follows them as they experience the ups and downs of babysitting as well as handling pre-teen issues in a family show format. Aside from baby-sitting, the girls experience typical challenges such as standing up to snooty popular girls, handling rejection from boys, and coping with every day issues such as divorce. The TV series was by far the best portrayal of the books. The show's strength lies in the girls incredible bond towards each other and the fact that they are in no hurry to grow up. They unapologetically collect stuffed animals, play dress up, and pig out on ice cream. "Friends Forever!" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Babysitters Club Theme Song You can always count on me and I can count on you. Good times bad times in between my friends will see me through. We will be sharing wonderful times every day all together singing our song growing in every way! (Chorus) Say hello to your friends (Babysitters Club) Say hello to the people who care Nothing is better than friends (Babysitters Club) Cause you know your friends are always there. If I am feeling down and out if I am feeling blue I know I can lean on you my friends can see me through we will be sharing wonderful times everyday all together singing our song growing in every way! Say hello to your friends (Babysitters Club) say hello to the people who care Nothing is better than friends (Babysitters Club) cause you know your friends are always there. If I am feeling down and out if I am feeling blue I know I can lean on you my friends will see me through we are growing up together never to part I am sending you my love straight from the heart! Say hello to your friends (Babysitters Club) say hello to the people who care Nothing is better than friends (Babysitters Club) cause you know your friends are always there! Say hello to your friends!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3x ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Characters: Kristy Thomas- President and founder of The Babysitters Club. She is a tom boy who loves sports and babysitting. Her best friend is also her opposite Mary Anne Spier. Kristy is also the coach of Kristy's Krushers a softball team for kids. She is bossy, loud, and opinionated. Claudia Kishi- Vice president of The Babysitters Club. The meeting are held in her room. Fun Facts about Claudia: She is a junk food junkie, she is not a good student (and an even worse speller), she is great at art, and her best friend is Stacey McGill. Mary Anne Spier- Quiet and shy, Mary Anne is the secretary of the club. Her two best friends are Kristy Thomas and Dawn Schaffer. She loves babysitting and her boyfriend is Logan Bruno. Stacey McGill- The treasurer of the club because of her excellent math skills, she is the most stylish member. Stacey is from New York but moves to Stoneybrook when her parents divorce. She is also diabetic. Her best friend is Claudia Kishi because they both have a mutual love for fashion Dawn Schaffer- The alternate officer. Dawn fills in for any of the other members when they can not make it to meetings. She is originally from California but moved to Stoneybrook when her parents divorce. He mother married Mary Anne's father so now Mary Anne is her best friend and step-sister. Dawn loves health food and very environment conscious. Jessi Ramsey- Is a junior Member because along with her best friend Mallory, they are the only members who are 11 years old. She moved to Stoneybrook from New Jersey and she loves ballet. Mallory Pike- Also a junior member. She loves to read and write and she has a lot of experience with babysitting because she has 7 brothers and sisters. IMPORTANT Reminders: The Babysitters Club has not been released on DVD. There is a movie entitled The Babysitters Club but it has nothing to do with the show. When it is released on DVD I will post it. Abby is character that was added to the book series, she was never included in the television series and therefore is not included in the character listing.moreless
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    Thunderbirds

    Thunderbirds

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    ITV (ended 1966)
    In 2065, former astronaut and millionaire Jeff Tracy forms an secret organization named International Rescue. Its mission is to intervene when human life is at threat and nobody else is able to help. They're based on a small tropical island in the Pacific. While it appears to all the world as a reclusive millionaire's retreat, complete with luxurious hillside house (appropriately in the International Style of architecture) and swimming pool, hidden beneath the house and inside a cliff face are various facilities for the enormous complex where their equipment is built, maintained and stored. The equipment, including the specialized Thunderbird vehicles, is designed and assembled by Brains, a brilliant engineer fiercely loyal to Jeff. Supporting the team is Lady Penelope, a famous society figure who secretly acts as their London operative, assisted by her butler, Parker. The five Thunderbird craft are piloted by each of Jeff's five sons, all named after members of America's Mercury program: - Thunderbird 1, piloted by Scott, named after Scott Carpenter. This ramjet-powered plane is their fastest aircraft, always first on the scene to assess the situation and coordinate the rescue. - Thunderbird 2, piloted by Virgil (after Virgil "Gus" Grissom." A fan favorite, Thunderbird 2 is the heavy lift air transport, responsible for carrying all manner of large and bulky machinery to rescue sites. - Thunderbird 3 is piloted by Alan (after Alan Shepard) or John (after John Glenn,) depending on who is on station in Thunderbird 5. 3 is the spaceship for International Rescue. - Thunderbird 4, piloted by Gordon (after Gordon Cooper), is a mini-submarine usually carried to sites inside Thunderbird 2. - Thunderbird 5 is manned by John and Alan on rotating monthly shifts. It's an orbital space platform where all communications around the world can be monitored and issues alerts to Jeff whenever trouble arises. International Rescue insists on complete secrecy. Their identities aren't known to anyone outside the organization and photography of their equipment is forbidden. Thunderbirds was produced by Gerry Anderson and was the culmination of his Supermarionation process, which used marionette puppets instead of live actors. Originally intended for children, the show still has a devoted fanbase of adult viewers, both in the United Kingdom where it originated and in the United States, where it was syndicated in the 1960s and 70s. The series spawned three theatrical features. Thunderbirds Are Go! and Thunderbird Six were produced soon after the series left the air, although neither met with box office success. In 2004, a live action feature of the same name was made without Anderson's involvement. It drew scathing comments from professional movie reviewers who compared it unfavorably to the original show.moreless
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    Saved by the Bell: The New Class

    Saved by the Bell: The New Class

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    NBC (ended 2000)
    The season after the original Saved by the Bell series ended, Peter Engel Productions and NBC rolled out Saved by the Bell: The New Class, also set at Bayside High School but featuring a new group of young actors, with original cast members Dennis Haskins (Principal Richard Belding) and Dustin Diamond ("Screech" Powers, who came along in season 2) providing some continuity. Although it never was as popular as the original series, The New Class had enough staying power to last for seven seasons, providing an anchor for the Saturday morning "TNBC" (teen NBC) lineup, even with its necessarily revolving-door cast, which featured a lot of bright and attractive young actors. Reruns have been shown on the USA Network for a number of years, but as of August 2001, they are not scheduled anymore.moreless
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    Hey Dude

    Hey Dude

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    Nickelodeon (ended 1991)
    Hey Dude was a show on Nickelodeon from 1989-1991. It was set at the fictional Bar None Dude Ranch in Arizona. The show focused on the always amusing predicaments that the teens and the ranch owner, Mr. Ernst, got themselves into over a summer.moreless
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    Mr. Belvedere

    Mr. Belvedere

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    ABC (ended 1990)
    Mr. Belvedere began in March of 1985 and aired on ABC. It was a spring replacement series and yet another family sitcoms from the 80's joining the ranks of The Cosby Show, Family Ties and Who's the Boss?. Mr. Belvedere centered around the Owens family who lived in suburban Pittsburgh. George Owens was a sports writer and his wife, Marsha was a homemaker/law-student. They had three children, 16 year old Kevin, 14 year old Heather and 8 year old Wesley. The series began when it got to the point where Marsha couldn't handle the household anymore with her studying so she placed an ad for a housekeeper. This is where Mr. Lynn Belvedere steps in. Mr. Belvedere was an English housekeeper whose previous employers include Winston Churchill. Although hesitant, George and Marsha hired him and he instantly becomes one of the family, even giving the kids advice on how to solve their problems when they need it. At the end of each episode, Belvedere would write an entry in his journal concerning the situations that occurred in each episode. The series lasted five years and was even canceled in 1987 only to be renewed by ABC. The series followed Marsha through law school and into her first job as a lawyer, Kevin through high-school and into college and Heather and Wesley through puberty. In 1990, the series was canceled and in the finale, Mr. Belvedere leaves the Owens household after getting married. The series was based on the novel Belvedere written by Gwen Davenport which was later turned into three movies of the late 40's and early 50's, in which Clifton Webb portrayed Mr. Belvedere. ABC Broadcast History March-April 1985----Fridays----8:30 p.m. August 1985-March 1987----Fridays----8:30 p.m. May-September 1987----Fridays----8:30 p.m. October 1987-January 1988----Fridays----9:00 p.m. January-February 1988----Fridays----8:30 p.m. March 1988-July 1989----Fridays----9:00 p.m. August-September 1989----Fridays----8:30 p.m. September-December 1989----Saturdays----8:00 p.m. July 1990----Sundays----8:30 p.m. Nielsen Ratings: (Top 35 or Better) #37 in the 1984-1985 Season First Telecast: March 15, 1985 Last Telecast: July 8, 1990 Episodes: 117 Color Episodes Theme Song: "According to Our New Arrivals" Written by: Judy Hart Angelo and Gary Portnoy Sung by: Leon Redbone Streaks on the china, never mattered before, who cares. When you dropped kicked your jacket, as you came through the door, no one glared. But sometimes things get turned around and no one spared. All hands look out below. There's a change in the status quo. Gonna need all the help that we can get. According to our new arrival, Life is more than mere survival, and we just might live the good life yet.moreless
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    The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid

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    Toon Disney (ended 1994)
    The Little Mermaid is probably one of Disney's greatest shows. In 1989 The Little Mermaid movie came out, and it was selling great on the 1st week. Then in 1992 disney decided to make a series out of The Little Mermaid. They wanted to show fans what life was like for Ariel before the movie. The show was a big sucess and had 3 seasons. Finally by the year 2000 disney gave The Little Mermaid a sequel called The Little Mermaid 2: Return To The Sea. The movie finale revolved around Ariel's daughter who can't go into the sea because of the threat that Ursula's sister Morgana posesses. In the end peace was finally restored to Ariel's family, and now she and her daughter can live out their lives on the land and sea.

    Characters

    Ariel is King Triton's 7th and youngest daughter. She dreams of being part of the human world and collects things from the land. She has adventures with her friends Urchin, Sebastian, Flounder, and Gabriella.

    Urchin is one of Ariel's childhood friends. He used to be a poor thief and stole from the palace but Ariel and Flounder dealt with him and after the whole thing was resolved they soon became fast friends. Urchin soon developed a crush on Ariel and never wanted her to leave the sea, but they both decided to stay friends.

    Gabriella is another one of Ariel's childhood friends. She is deaf and has an octopus friend named Alan who translated her sign language. She dreams to someone day be able to speak and express herself like Ariel does whenever she sings.

    King Triton is the King of the ocean. He had 7 children with his wife but she unfortunately died. He promised her that he'd raise the 7 girls properly. Out of all 7 of his daughters he pays the most attention to his youngest daughter, Ariel. Triton hates humans and forbids everyone to stay away from them but Ariel is the most stubborn and she breaks this rule most often.

    Pearl is Ariel's wildcat cousin. She's a party girl and always tries to get Ariel and her other cousins to party along with her. Pearl's parents are never responsible or protective of her. One day Triton straightens them out and Pearl calms down a bit but still remains a ton of fun.

    Arista, Alana, Aquata, Andrina, Adella, and Attina are Ariel's elder sisters, content to live a normal life under the sea, though they sometimes get involved in Ariel's adventures.

    The Crab Scouts are 3 little crabs that are crab scouts. Sebastian is their leader and they follow his every order to grow up to be good crabs like Sebastian.

    Flounder is Ariel's best friend. He's a bit of a scaredy-cat but he still comes along on Ariel's adventures and they always have a good time, though if something goes wrong it usually happens to poor Flounder.

    Sebastian is King Triton's royal assistant. He helps Triton with whatever he can. He tries to convince Ariel to never go to the land but she disobeys him anyway.

    Scuttle is a goofy seagull. When he and Ariel first met she and Flounder were skeptical of him but they learned to trust him. He also knows a lot about human objects and tells Ariel the names of them. He may seem dumb but he always comes through when it matters most.

    Manta Ray is an evil manta. Ariel and Flounder accidentally released him from his prison. After that he tried to turn the people of Atlantica against each other but he failed. He tried to make his son evil like him but he likes to be good. He hates this but after almost losing his son he becomes good too.

    Little Manta Ray is the evil manta's son. He tried to be evil like his father but failed because he became friends with Ariel. He likes being good but his father hates it but in the end he makes his father realizes the advantages of being good.

    The Lobster Mobster Mob are two bad lobster criminals- Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp. They met Urchin first and tried to make him a criminal to until Ariel straightened Urchin out. They could care less about taking over Triton's kingdom, all they like to do is steal.

    Moray Eel is a sleazy eel. He sells fake items to people to make a profit, that usually have bad consequences. His favorite customers are Ariel and her friends.

    The Sharkanians are an evil race of sharks. They like to cause chaos to any sea creature who visits their part of the sea.

    Ursula is an evil sea witch. She wants to rule Triton's kingdom. She'll do anything for it and often thinks up many ways and spells to do it but they all fail.moreless
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    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

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    ABC (ended 1994)
    "Sonic the Hedgehog," also known as the SatAM (Saturday morning) series, was the second television program to star the famous video game icon. It followed the slapstick "Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog," which was known mostly for its lighthearted approach. The SatAM, however, took on a much darker tone, telling the story of Sonic and his brave band of Freedom Fighters as they struggled to free their home world, the distant planet of Mobius from the clutches of the evil Dr. Robotnik. The first season was an unconventional mix of cartoon characters and a grim setting. Characters were developed and mature themes were explored. The second season, on the other hand, lightened the tone considerably, emphasizing the more comedic aspects of the show and toning down the series' darkness considerably. The show ultimately ended on a cliffhanger after only two seasons due to underachieving ratings. However, this was not the end of the SatAM. The series developed a cult following over the years resulting in countless fan fiction stories and discussion that kept show alive several years after it had been cancelled. Additionally, the Archie comic book adaptation of the "Sonic" character began to modify itself to more closely resemble the SatAM series and remained in publishing ten years after the show had been cancelled. Furthermore, the SatAM's influence was felt in additional Sonic adventures with various elements of the series being included in the "Sonic Christmas Blast!" special and the "Sonic Underground" series. The SatAM is generally agreed to be the most popular of the American-made "Sonic" cartoons. Characters: Sonic the Hedgehog - An egotistic blue blur of the title with an unsatiable appetite for adventure and chili dogs. Princess Sally Acorn - Daughter of King Acorn, rightful ruler of Mobius; leader of the Knothole Freedom Fighters and Sonic's best friend. Bunnie Rabbot - Cyborg rabbit who was in the process of being roboticized before being rescued by the Freedom Fighters. Antoine D'Coolette - Cowardly royal guard who desperately seeks the affections of Princess Sally. Rotor - The Freedom Fighters' mechanic. Miles "Tails" Prower - Sonic's other best friend...like a little brother; he looks up to Sonic and hopes to make his own contribution to the Freedom Fighters. Dulcy - Powerful but clumsy dragon; joined the Freedom Fighters. Uncle Chuck - Sonic's roboticized Uncle. Dr. Robotnik - Ruler of Mobius; achieved this by overthrowing King Acorn; cyborg villain. Snivley- Robotnik's nephew and lackey. Basic Terms: Great Forest - Vast forest where the Freedom Fighters hide; on the outskirts of Robotropolis. Freedom Fighter - A rebel against Robotnik's rule and not just any rebel, a soldier of the rightful King; different cells are activated when the Acorn King is in dire need; King Acorn kept a list of every Freedom Fighter group. Knothole Village - The village hidden deep within the Great Forest where the Freedom Fighters operate. Mobius - Faraway planet that Sonic and the other animals are from. Mobotropolis - Former capital of the Acorn Kingdom before being taken over by Robotnik and renamed Robotropolis. Power Rings - Rings that Sonic uses to give him some extra "juice" (speed) They are produced by a power stone every twelve hours. Power Stone - Stone that produces power rings. Roboticazion - Act of turning flesh into metal; robs individual of free will. Robotropolis - Formerly Mobotropolis, the city that Robotnik rules with an iron fist. SWATbot - Humanoid robotic soldiers under Robotnik's command.moreless
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    Goof Troop

    Goof Troop

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    (ended 1993)
    Disney's lovable superstar Goofy is now staring in his own show with his son Maximillian "Max" Goof and his pet cat, Waffles. As a single father living in Spoonerville, USA he will make you laugh with madness. But next door neighbor Pete will do anything to get Goofy out of his neighborhood. But with little help from Pete's wife Peg, Goofy won't have any problem at all. Max on the other hand tries to be much cooler than his dad and with his new pals PJ and Pistol they get themselves into wacky adventures. Of course the show won't be complete without the " How to Do" narrator. The show also has a movie which takes place a few years after the series when Max is a teenager along with new chracters like his sweetheart Roxanne, Stacey and Bobby. Also there is a direct-to-video sequel where Goofy has to go back to school and meeting the lovely librarian Sylvia.moreless
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    Ghostwriter

    Ghostwriter

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    PBS (ended 1995)
    Ghostwriter was the story of a group of New York City kids, brought together by the spiritual being known as "Ghostwriter". The kids work together, with Ghostwriter's help, to solve the mysteries they encounter. The series featured a cast of widely different ethnic groups, and focused on the concept of "making reading fun." The show was renewed for one year as The New Ghostwriter Mysteries" on CBS.moreless
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