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    School House Rock

    School House Rock

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    ABC (ended 1996)
    Release history:
    The soundtrack to Multiplication Rock was released on LP (Capitol 11174) in 1973 and on CD (Capitol 91253) in 1989. The discs are in stereo, but missing some foley from the broadcast versions. (see also reissues and covers) Filmstrips and 16mm films of Multiplication Rock, Grammar Rock, America Rock and Science Rock (hereafter The Big Four) were available to schools and libraries from Xerox Films. The film prints (and possibly the filmstrips) came with teachers' aides which included lyrics, questions for students and activities. In 1987 The Big Four were released by Golden Book Video on four VHS tapes. Cloris Leachman and "a group of young friends" sang and danced to new between-segment songs not produced by the original team. The tapes were missing The Good Eleven, Little Twelvetoes, and Three-Ring Government and America Rock was renamed History Rock. The videos were re-released on VHS (Aug. 8, 1995) and laserdisc (Dec. 13, 1995) by Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishers, restoring the missing segments and removing Ms. Leachman and friends. CD-ROMs and at least two music folios were released in 1996. Released Apr. 9, 1996 School House Rock! Rocks featured new versions of SHR songs performed by contemporary rock stars. School House Rock, the Box Set was released June 18, 1996 and featured 41 songs on 4 CDs. Disc 1 featured the stereo versions of Multiplication Rock plus a bonus track, My Hero, Zero by The Lemonheads. Discs 2-4 featured mono versions of the songs (probably directly from film) except The Preamble which is in stereo, and Verb which has an extremely small amount of separation. Episodes made in the 1990s were made in stereo and are presented in stereo in the box. The four discs were released separately, minus The Lemonheads track, on Apr. 1, 1997. Another tribute album, School House Rocks the Vote was released Aug. 18, 1998. It featured various artists covering School House Rock songs. Among the artists were Grady Tate singing Messin' with My Bill of Rights!, I'm Just a Bill by Joan Osborne and South Park's Isaac Hayes, and The Campaign Trail by Bob Dorough. A sampler CD, The Best of School House Rock was released Nov. 3, 1998, featuring songs by the original artists. I Got Six was named Best Picture of 1973 by ASIF-East, a chapter of the International Animated Film Association. Multiplication Rock received honors from Action for Children's Television. Bob Dorough received an Grammy nomination in 1974 for the Multiplication Rock LP, probably for Best Recording for Children (the winner was Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too). Most impressive was SHR's 4 Emmys, beating out shows like Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood Each discipline has been given its own season. Years of first airing are listed below as original airdates are likely lost forever. 1973 Multiplication Rock (season 1) (premiered 06-Jan-73) 1973-1977 Grammar Rock (season 2) (premiered 08-Sep-73) 1975-1979 America Rock (season 3) 1978-1979 Science Rock (season 4) (premiered 11-Mar-78) 1983-1984 Scooter Computer & Mr. Chips (season 5) (premiered 08-Jan-83) (last show 31-Aug-85) 1995-1996 Money Rock (season 6) Years of first broadcast for each episode are given in the production code field. moreless
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    Top Cat

    Top Cat

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    ABC (ended 1962)
    The misadventures of a smart-aleck, street-wise alley cat name T.C., and his pals Benny, Choo Choo, Fancy, Brain and Spook; who get into many acts of trouble with Officer Charlie Dibble, and always have each other. Watch Top Cat on Boomerang. Like The Flintstones, Top Cat was another situation cartoon created by Hanna-Barbera Theme song lyrics: Top Cat The most effec-tu-al Top Cat Who's intellectual close friends get to call him T. C. Providing it's with dignity Top Cat The indisputable leader of the gang He's the boss He's the VIP He's a championship He's the most tip top - Top Cat Yes he's the chief He's the king, but above everything He's the most tip top - Top Cat!moreless
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    Two of a Kind

    Two of a Kind

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    ABC (ended 1999)
    The show aired as part of ABC's TGIF. The show is about a single father, Kevin Burke (Christopher Sieber), and his twin daughters, Mary-Kate & Ashley Burke (Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen). The girls have a sitter, Carrie (Sally Wheeler), which happens to be a student of Kevin's. The show focuses mostly on the misadventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley, but the real draw to the show was the relationship between Kevin and Carrie. As the season finale (which was the series finale) came around, we saw a possible spark between Kevin and Carrie, but the show was cancelled and we were left to wonder...moreless
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    Freddie

    Freddie

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    ABC (ended 2006)
    Freddie Prinze, Jr. makes his television series starring debut in this offbeat family comedy from the team behind "The Drew Carey Show" and "George Lopez." Freddie Moreno (Prinze) had finally escaped from the raucous house of women with whom he grew up. Having achieved some success as head chef at a trendy Chicago restaurant, he's ready for love and everything else that single life has to offer, including hanging out with his best friend and neighbor, Chris (Brian Green, "Beverly Hills 90210"). Unfortunately, there's one slight hitch: After the death of his older brother and the collapse of his sister's (Jacqueline Obradors, "NYPD Blue") marriage, goodhearted Freddie took in his impulsive sister-in-law (Mädchen Amick, "Twin Peaks), his pragmatic sister with her 13-year-old daughter (Chloe Suazo, "The Comeback") and their irascible grandma (Jenny Gago, "Coach Carter"), who refuses to speak English and only responds in Spanish -- even though she understands every word. But while the members of this unconventional brood may test Freddie's patience endlessly, they also support and take care of one another, just as they always have. Now all Freddie has to do is figure out how to maintain his thriving bachelor lifestyle in a house overflowing with estrogen.moreless
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    Complete Savages

    Complete Savages

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    ABC (ended 2005)
    The Savages are not your typical average wholesome family. When you just have a father whose motto is "Anything Goes" and five immature children in one house with just themselves everyday, the odds of them being a normal bunch are one in a million. Complete Savages shows just what happens when you have a household full of average men and no women around to tell them how they should act.

    The Father

    Nick Savage (Keith Carradine) is a single father raising his five sons who do nothing but mayhem and stress into his life. He does his best to teach the boys the value of life and how to take responsibility for their own lives. However, no matter how much he teaches them, this firefighter almost always ends up putting out the fire in his own home.

    The Boys

    Sam Savage (Andrew Eiden) is the "good one" of the boys. He does well in school; he does not get into any "real" trouble and always takes responsibility for himself. Although these are admirable qualities, they often get him tease and mocked at by his brothers.

    Jack Savage (Shaun Sipos) is the melodious, laid-back one. While oozing with personality and charm, he is rocking out with his guitar. He enjoys being the leader and making sure is hair is straight.

    Chris Savage (Erik Von Detten) is the sports jock of the family. He loves to play football and personally believes he is not qualified to know anything else. Even though most of the time his personality proves to be of a mentally challenged kid, he does what he can to stay on his toes.

    Kyle Savage (Evan Ellingson) is an energetic 14-year old. Whilst having a problem controlling his anger, he is usually doing unhealthy mischievous experiments with his younger brother, T.J.

    Lastly we have T.J. Savage (Jason Dolley) who is the youngest. Although he doesn't look like he is capable to, he does his share of chaos, especially with Kyle. Even though he is young and has a lot to experience, his brothers look at him as one of their own.

    Other Family Members

    Other members of the family include Jimmy Savage (Vincent Ventresca), Nick's brother/the boys' uncle; and the Savage dog. Jimmy is usually around to give advice to Nick when he needs it but is not to stingy when it comes to sharing about is own problems of the past, present and future. As for the family dog (whose name is unknown as of now), this hysterical animal acts as if it was a human savage. It participates in arguments, helps cause disruption, and is not afraid to ask for food when he wants it.

    Even though the father is not perfect, the show basically revolves around the boys and the kind of mischievous behavior average teens could get into. From posing as firefighters, to battling with their next door neighbors (and with each other), these five boys definitely put the SAVAGES in Complete Savages.

    Emmy-winners Julie Thacker-Scully and Mike Scully are the creators/executive producers of the show. Bruce Davey is one of the executive producers and Academy Award-winning Mel Gibson works as a director, producer and executive producer.

    Broadcast History on ABC September 2004-June 2005: Fridays at 8:30 p.m./7:30 p.m. c (Simulcast in HDTV)moreless
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    Sledge Hammer!

    Sledge Hammer!

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    ABC (ended 1988)
    Sledge Hammer is the ultimate tough cop with a big gun, a parody of the type popularized by Clint Eastwood in the "Dirty Harry" films. Of course, though he claims "I know what I'm doing," his cases are usually solved by his female partner, Dori Doreau, if she can only keep him from being suspended for shooting a jaywalker or litterer with his giant pearl-handled .44 Magnum.moreless
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    Hot Properties

    Hot Properties

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    ABC (ended 2005)
    Hot Properties centers around four women who work for Hot Properties, a high-end Manhattan real estate firm. Ava Summerlin, the oldest of the women, runs the firm. She's married to a much-younger man, which makes her feel old and at times causes some problems in their marriage. Lola Hernandez has recently divorced her husband of ten years after finding out he's gay Lola is often scared to start dating again because she fears her "gay-dar" skills are severely lacking. Chloe Reid seems to have a lot of trouble with men, never finding a guy who truly cares for her. The newest employee of Hot Properties, the young and rich Emerson Ives, was originally a client of Hot Properties. She seems to run into a lot of trouble with her fiancé and often seeks advice from the other girls at the office. Rounding out the cast is the divorced therapist Dr. Sellers Boyd, the sexy dermatologist Dr. Charlie Thorpe, and the floor's sarcastic receptionist Mary. Though everyone at the office may be at different stages in their lives, they all work together well and are there for each other when it really matters.moreless
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    Hong Kong Phooey

    Hong Kong Phooey

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    ABC (ended 1976)
    Hong Kong Phooey was a Saturday morning cartoon created by Hanna-Barbera back in 1974. There were only 16 episodes that ever aired on the television network, ABC. After the show was cancelled, NBC purchased the rights to re-air the original 16 episodes from 1977 to 1979.

    The show is about a janitor named Penrod "Penry" Pooch, who works along with Sarge and Rosemary at the local police station. Whenever Penry overhears a crime being committed, he "jumps" into action. Actually, it's a filing cabinet that Penry jumps into. But shortly after, out comes Hong Kong Phooey. Ready to put the criminals where they belong-- Jail!

    But to get to the crime scene, he uses the Phooeymobile. This vehicle can change into anything Hong Kong Phooey needs it for (Car, boat...), with a swift "bong of the gong."

    But as we know, for every great superhero, there is the superhero's trusty side-kick. And for Hong Kong Phooey, this would be Spot, a cat who can't speak, only mumbles/grumbles at everything he knows Honk Kong Phooey is doing wrong..... which is EVERYTHING! So, even though we secretly know Spot may be the smart one here... Hong Kong Phooey is the one given the credit in the end.moreless
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    The Jeff Foxworthy Show

    The Jeff Foxworthy Show

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    ABC (ended 1997)
    The Jeff Foxworthy Show was based on the hit stand-up comedy of Jeff Foxworthy. It featured Jeff as himself with wife and kids in everyday life. A very young Haley Joel Osment is featured as his son, Matt.moreless
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    The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo

    The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo

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    ABC (ended 1985)
    The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo is about the adventures of Scooby Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Daphne Blake, and Scrappy-Doo chasing after more mysteries. Now they are joined by a magnificent warlock called Vincent Van Ghoul, who is a cartoon caricature of Vincent Price (who also provides the voice), and a mischievous boy named Flim-Flam. Together they have to catch 13 ghosts and put them in a magical "Chest of Demons" that Scooby and Shaggy were tricked into opening by two sneaky ghosts named Weerd and Bogel. This was the last cartoon series that the original Scooby-Doo gang (minus Fred and Velma) appeared in for nearly 20 years. In 1988, the entire gang returned to TV as children in A Pup Named Scooby Doo, but they wouldn't resurface again weekly in their adult form until 2002 in What's New Scooby-Doo?.moreless
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    Clerks

    Clerks

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    ABC (ended 2000)
    This animated series, based on Kevin Smith's 1994 film of the same name, centers on Dante Hicks and Randal Graves, the clerks at The Quick Stop and RST Video. These "slackers" spend most of their time spoofing pop culture and whining about their miserable lives. Adding color to their lives are the resident "hetero-life partners" Jay and Silent Bob, who hang out and sell fireworks outside the store. Every show needs an evil villain, so to accommodate, Leonardo Leonardo was created -- a rich, gay psychopath, who was the evil foil for our heroes. Leonardo's sidekick, the menacing Plug, was a robot. NBA player Charles Barkley voiced himself in nearly every episode, playing the nemesis of Jay and Silent Bob. And Lando was created in episode 3 to address the lack of black characters in the show. Utilizing the animation, the makers inserted tons of film and television spoofs, and cameos from many stars.

    This short lived series not only set a record for the length of time it spent on the air, but for the length of the titles as well! The show was green lighted by ABC for six episodes, but the release date kept getting pushed back and after a spot on the Superbowl, they finally got around to airing the series on May 31, 2000. After playing the show for two weeks, the series was abruptly jerked off the air, even though the additional four episodes were scheduled. Plans were made to cut the episodes into a feature film, but this idea was eventually scrapped and all six episodes appeared on video and DVD the following year. Also worth noting, Leonardo Leonardo was based on (and originally voiced by) Alan Rickman (Dogma, Die Hard, Galaxy Quest), but the execs at ABC didn't want Rickman, so Alec Baldwin stepped in to do the voice.

    On the video version, the real Jay and Silent Bob come out to introduce each episode (and there's a special appearance by Randal). On the DVD, these clips appear after an animated version of Jay and Silent Bob holding up a card with the episode number. The DVD also includes an audio commentary, two featurettes, animatics, the Superbowl spot, and a long promo made for a film/comic convention. As a DVD-ROM bonus, there are script/storyboards and character profiles.

    On December 22, 2002, all six episodes premiered in a marathon on Comedy Central. Since then, the series has aired from time to time on Comedy Central, mostly during late night with the cable channel's other animated programming.moreless
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    Police Squad!

    Police Squad!

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    ABC (ended 1982)
    From the creators of Kentucky Fried Movie, Airplane!, the Hot Shots! movies, and Top Secret!, Police Squad! began as the brain-child of Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker. The series would later spawn three follow-up movies under the new Naked Gun titles. The series was set up to spoof the Quinn Martin Productions' police dramas of the 1960s and 1970s, hence the use of "In Color" by the narrator.

    The show's main staple of entertainment came from sight gags (such as a tow truck being a truck in the shape of a big toe) and misunderstandings in dialogue, mostly from people taking things extremely literally. Several great routines came from these misunderstandings that left characters in the scene very confused, but left the audience with loads of humor.

    Though critically acclaimed, it never did well in the ratings. In fact, Abrahams, Zucker, and Zucker got the word from ABC right away that the show would be canceled. The reason? Because the audience actually had to watch the show. This isn't a bad thing, but the fast pace of the show was too intellectual for the average viewer, tired after a day's work. All the jokes, puns, and sight gags were too much to handle. Though it was never a ratings hit, the show has achieved cult status today.

    Police Squad! is available on two VHS tapes, each containing three episodes. The VHS tapes are titled Police Squad! Help Wanted and More Police Squad!.

    Fun Facts * Each episode has two titles. What appears as the on-screen title differs from the voice-over narration title. * The show contained on-screen act numbers after commercial breaks (Act I, Act II, etc.), with Act II being a gag title. * Each week featured a special guest star who was killed in the opening credits, and never actually appeared in the episode. * In each episode, Frank Drebin runs over a number of garbage cans equal to the episode number. * Starting with the second episode and continuing with each episode, Frank Drebin would reel off a list of the criminals captured from previous episodes. * During the closing credits, the cast would pretend to "freeze frame." However, coffee being poured into a cup would overflow onto a character's shoes, or Nordberg would enter the scene not knowing to stand still. * Frank could come to shoeshine boy Johnny who knew everything on the streets. Inevitably, someone else would come for information on fires, religious advice, baseball coaching, etc. Dr. Joyce Brothers would ask for sexual advice, and Dick Clark for music info and some of his "special face cream." * When Frank came into the lab, scientist Ted would be in the middle of some kind of vaguely sexual or sadistic experiment with a small child as his assistant (echoing Peter Graves' lines in Airplane!). Ted would then dismiss the child with the promise of another weird experiment later. * No matter how quickly Frank got to the scene, his boss Ed would already be there. * ABC wanted the show to have a laugh track, but Abrahams, Zucker, and Zucker wouldn't give in. * Though he was in the opening credits, Rex Hamilton never appeared in any of the episodes. * CBS re-ran the entire series over six-weeks when Naked Gun 2 ½ : The Smell of Fear was released. Unfortunately, it still did poorly in the ratings.moreless
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    Fish

    Fish

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    ABC (ended 1978)
    Fish debuted in 1977 as a spin-off from ABC's Barney Miller. Detective Phil Fish and his wife Bernice move out of their apartment in New York and into a broken-down house. They then become foster parents to five children. Psychologist Charlie Harrison (Barry Gordon) tries to help with their venture, but his impractical ideas don't help. This leaves Bernice and Fish to tend to most of the children's problems by themselves.moreless
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    Norm

    Norm

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    ABC (ended 2001)
    Banned from hockey, Norm Henderson, must do five years of community service as a social worker or go to jail.

    The show was originally titled The Norm Show, but after the first season ended, it was changed to Norm.moreless
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    Sons & Daughters

    Sons & Daughters

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    ABC (ended 2006)
    Sons & Daughters is an ABC sitcom that stars Fred Goss ("Significant Others") in this unique hybrid comedy series that offers a mix of improvisational and scripted humor in an unadulterated look at marriage, raising children and living in close proximity to an extended family. Series creators Goss and Nick Holly borrow from their own middle-American, middle-class upbringings to deliver a very real and relatable modern-day family comedy. At the center of the family dynamic is Cameron (Goss), happily married to his second wife, Liz (Gillian Vigman, "Mad TV"), and the father of three children with her. One of the speed bumps on their road to domestic bliss comes from Cameron's resentful teenaged son from his first marriage who recently moved in and is not adjusting well to life with his father and new step-family. Cameron's life is further complicated by his sister, Sharon (Alison Quinn), and her husband, Don (Jerry Lambert), seemingly happily married with two teenaged children -- yet both in deep denial on several issues, including a current years-long sex drought. Cameron and Sharon's very pretty younger stepsister, Jenna (Amanda Walsh) -- the "it girl" when she was in high school -- had her career plans derailed by becoming a single mom. She continues to be attracted to "bad" boys like Tommy White, AKA Whitey (Greg Pitts), and not to the nice guys -- like Wylie (Desmond Harrington) -- who are attracted to her. The three siblings' parents, Colleen (Dee Wallace) and Wendal (Max Gail), are extremely devoted to their adult children and their grandchildren but, not surprisingly, have some issues of their own. Colleen, a little uptight and impulsively judgmental, both likes and dislikes the safe and comfortable environment that husband Wendal has provided for 25 years. A good guy, Wendal juggles and struggles with the varied relationships he has with his extended family members.moreless
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    Snoops

    Snoops

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    ABC (ended 1999)
    Welcome to the Snoops guide at TV.com Savvy and seductive private detective Glenn Hall (Gina Gershon) doesn't let the Bill of Rights bog her down. Investigators working for her agency must be willing to treat the Constitution as nothing more than a flashing yellow light on the road to truth, justice or a big retainer. Manny Lott (Danny Nucci) is a whiz with a mini-cam and a mini-mic and loves a woman in a mini-skirt. But he also carries a mini-tranquilizer gun and will likely shoot you if you annoy him. Roberta Young (Paula Jai Parker) is prone to brazen deeds like stealing a deadbeat dad's toupee and holding it in "escrow" until dad forks over the child support. Glenn's newest recruit is former police detective Dana Plant (Paula Marshall). By-the-book and straightforward in approach, Dana seems an odd choice, like water to Glenn's oil. But Dana's conservative nature belies her brilliance as a sleuth, and Glenn can tell that Dana is secretly thrilled with the opportunity to "color outside the lines" for the first time in her life. Conflicts and quirks aside, the private dicks of Glenn Hall, Inc. will make sure that no one gets away with murder in the city of angels. David E. Kelley, the Emmy, Peabody and Golden Globe Award-winning creator and executive producer of "The Practice," "Ally McBeal," "Chicago Hope" and "Picket Fences," takes a fun look at a sexy ensemble of unconventional private investigators in Los Angeles.moreless
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    It's All Relative

    It's All Relative

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    ABC (ended 2004)
    Welcome to the It's All Relative guide at TV.com.

    This sitcom centered around two completly different families being forced to mix when Bobby, who is the son of Irish Catholic parents from Boston makes Liz his new fiancé. So what could be the problem there...Well, nothing except from the fact that Liz's parents just so happen to be to a worldly pair of well-heeled gay men.

    It's All Relative starred Harriet Sansom Harris (Frasier), Maggie Lawson (Inside Schwartz), Lenny Clarke (The Job), Paige Moss (Beverly Hills, 90210), Christopher Sieber (Two of a Kind) and newcomer Reid Scott.

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    Hooperman

    Hooperman

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    ABC (ended 1989)
    Free-wheeling San Francisco cop Harry Hooperman inherits a run down apartment building, and the building owner's mean, hateful and just plain annoying dog Bijoux. Not having the time to maintain the building and tend to his police work, Hooperman hires feisty aspiring writer Susan Smith as his superintendent/maintenance person. He and Smith soon begin a relationship, and the series chronicles the ups and downs of the relationship, along with Hooperman's efforts as a policeman.moreless
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    Shrek The Halls

    Shrek The Halls

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    ABC (Holiday Event 2007)
    Although Shrek is an ogre and not always filled with holiday cheer, for his love for Fiona and his kids he tries to get into the spirit of the season. There's never a day of peace for Shrek however as Donkey, Puss in Boots, the Gingerbread Man and the rest of the gang decide to crash the Christmas party in this charming Christmas tale, Shrek the Halls.moreless
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    The Osmonds

    The Osmonds

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    ABC (ended 1972)
    Following the success of the Jackson 5 cartoon series, Rankin-Bass (Yes, the famous holiday cartoon/animagic company) sequels with The Osmonds. Sans Marie, the Osmond Brothers (including Jimmy) are goodwill ambassadors who go out into the world to spread their musical happiness. There wouldn't be another cartoon series based on a real musical group until 18 years later when New Kids On The Block came!moreless
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