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    Blackstar

    Blackstar

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    CBS (ended 1982)
    Welcome to the Blackstar guide at TV.com. When an astronaut, John Blackstar, and his shuttle pass through a black hole and crash on the planet Sagar. He is rescued by the gentle Trobbits who live under the tyranny of the evil Overlord, who possesses the Power Sword. John Blackstar possesses the Star Sword. The two combined weapons can form the Power Star, the most powerful weapon imaginable. Blackstar aids the Trobbits' resistance with his dragon Warlock, Klone the Shape-Shifter, Storm the Amazon, and Mara the Sorceress in the battle against Overlord.moreless
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    AfterMASH

    AfterMASH

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    CBS (ended 1984)
    AfterMASH was an attempt to continue the success of M*A*S*H using only three of the regular characters: Sherman Potter, Max Klinger, and Father Mulcahy. Mildred Potter (who had been referred to many times on M*A*S*H but never seen) and Soon-Lee were now regular cast members. Radar and Col. Flagg guest starred in the new show. Other than that, no other M*A*S*H cast member participated. AfterMASH did well in its first season, but at the beginning of the second season ratings fell dramatically. Mid-way through the season, after a number of cast changes failed to spur ratings, the series was cancelled. AfterMASH has never been re-run in syndication. A spin-off pilot called W*A*L*T*E*R, starring Gary Burghoff, was aired by CBS in July of 1984, but was never made into a television series. Nielsen Ratings: #15 in 1983-1984 Season #90 in 1984-1985 Season.moreless
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    Wolf

    Wolf

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    CBS (ended 1990)
    Tony Wolf, a San Francisco cop, is framed on a drug charge by the criminals he has been pursuing. Thrown off the force, he gets a job as a private detective working for the attorney, Dylan Elliott, who led the fight to have him thrown off the force. Dylan came to believe that Tony had been framed and attempts to help him prove his innocence. Tony lives with his father, Sal, on a boat that always needs repairs, and spends most of his free time with Connie, his girlfriend. Though pretty popular, Taken off of the air so other shows could air. In 1993, there was a possibilitie of it coming back, but that's all gone now.moreless
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    Island Son

    Island Son

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    CBS (ended 1990)
    Welcome to the Island Son guide at TV.com. Returning to weekly series television for the first time since Dr. Kildare in the 1960s, Richard Chamberlain was again cast as a dedicated physician. Dr. Daniel Kulani had had a successful career as an internist on the mainland but decided to return home and take a staff position at the Kamehameha Medical Center in Honolulu. It was here that he could be close to the family that had adopted him as a child and work with needy native Hawaiians. Working with Daniel at the medical center were the chief surgeon, Kenji Fushida, two talented young residents, Metzger and McGrath, and the cost-conscious chief of staff, Margaret Judd. Although the series centered around activities at the hospital, the divorced Dr. Kulani did spend time with his adoptive parents, Tutu and Nana; his stepbrother James; and his own son, 18-year-old Sam, who was unsure about whether he wanted to be in college or out on his own. In the spring of 1990, Daniel fell in love with high school drama teacher Nina Delaney, a divorcee with a 13-year-old daughter, but Island Son was cancelled before the course of their relationship was determined.moreless
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    Coming of Age

    Coming of Age

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    CBS (ended 1989)
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    The Pat Sajak Show

    The Pat Sajak Show

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    CBS (ended 1990)
    The Pat Sajak Show was Pat's foray into nighttime talk-variety programming. Producer Paul Gilbert and CBS felt Pat had the right stuff with his ease and comfortable manner of communicating with people. Pat's friend and former colleague Dan Miller was the announcer for the show and Tom Scott and the Band provided the music. Starting out as a 90 minute program by October 1989 the show was reduced to 60 minutes and finally cancelled by April 13, 1990.moreless
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    Detective in the House

    Detective in the House

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    CBS (ended 1985)
    Jack Elam stars as Nick Turner, a retired detective that is talked back into service by Press Wyman (Judd Hirsch). Wyman is an engineer by trade fulfilling a lifetime dream. With the agency struggling Wyman's wife Diane (Cassie Yates) is pressed back into work to provide for the family.moreless
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    NBA on CBS

    NBA on CBS

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    CBS (ended 1990)
    CBS was the first broadcast network to cover the National Basketball association. The NBA on CBS ran for 17 seasons from 1973 to 1990. Brent Musburger, Dick Stockton, Hubie Brown and Bob Costas were among the announcers for the show.moreless
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    The Wuzzles

    The Wuzzles

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    CBS (ended 1987)
    This series featured great animation techniques, more cells and frames, and vivid colours. The result is a very smooth flow of animation. There were only thirteen episodes of the Wuzzles and one of them was released in the theaters. I'm guessing that there was plans for more episodes, but the series didn't make it to the second season. Just before the series, there was a huge toy line of the Wuzzles released by Disney and Hasbro Bradley. Stuff from plush Wuzzles, posable figures, miniatures, radios, bed sheets, books, clothing, and possibly other stuff. The plush toys were dated back to 1984 and a second set of the Wuzzles were released with six new ones through 1985 to 1986. This new set of Wuzzles had a new series of books. information taken with permisson fromThe New Unoffical Wuzzles' Fan Page The Wuzzles Bumblelion (part bumble bee and part lion) is the most courageous out of all the Wuzzles next to Rhinokey, though there's some situations were he'd rather not be. His house is a large bee hive and it has an Olympic style race track circling it. Out side his front door is a chin-up bar and a podium. He has high interests in Butterbear Rhinokey (part rhinoceros and part monkey) is a taxi cab driver and a full-time practical joker. He's got practical jokes from fake hands to whoopee cushions. He's bad at arithmetic and hates hostile audiences. At any moment, he always tries to get the last laugh, especially if it involves Hoppopotamus. He lives in a treehouse that has a banana peel-like roof and some other strange features. If you're dropping by to visit, I'd rather knock on the front door than using the doorbell. It might be booby-trapped with one of his jokes. I think it exploded the last time. Some of his friends call him Rhiny. Eleroo (part elephant and part kangaroo) is all nerves, a little clumsy, and has been known to eat the restaurants out of business (almost.) He stores things in his pouch but sometimes has trouble looking for what he wants. He collects all sorts of stuff from pianoharps to telephotographs. If you want it, he's got it. That's if you're into very unusual stuff. He wishes that he could fly because his little wings aren't strong or big enough. Butterbear (part butterfly and part bear) is the nature lover. She bakes all sorts of goodies and treats. She also puts canning jars out whenever there's a tropical fruit storm occurring. She'll go over the limit to help her friends or enemies. She's an excellent gardener too, she can even make cement grow! Moosel (part moose and part seal) has a very vivid imagination that gets him into trouble. He lives in a lighthouse (that sounds pretty normal) and owns a chugboat. His favourite food is liver-spinach sandwiches (yuck!) He usually has some good ideas to help out his friends. Hoppopotamus (part hippopotamus and part rabbit) is the heaviest of all the wuzzles and loves to act and sing. Believe me, her singing will move the audience out of the town. She also tries her best to get a good compliment from Bumblelion, but is usually harassed by Rhinokey's jokes. Her friends call her Hoppo. Tycoon (part tiger and part raccoon) I guess Tycoon's appearance was going to be seen more often in future episodes after "What's Up Stox?" He's a business tycoon and was planning to be the richest Wuzzle in the Land of Wuz with a money tree that he wheeled and dealed for. Unfortunately, Crock had to get his hands on it. Apparently, Tycoon is the richest Wuzzle in Wuz. If you ever need financial help, this Wuzzle's the one to do it for you. Other Wuzzles(not feature in series but had toys of them) Woolrus (part lamb and part walrus) enjoys playing music. Unfortunately when he plays, it influences the other Wuzzles. He discovered a piece of music written by Mr. Brahms which almost put all of Wuz to sleep. Skowl (part skunk and part owl) is a funny little Wuzzle. Although he doesn't mean to be, he always gets into trouble because he wasn't quite as smart as he thought he was. Pandeaver (part panda and part beaver) is a Wuzzle who is full of energy. He never likes to sit arround and do nothing, even on a hot and sticky day. Piggypine (part pig and part porcupine) is a Wuzzle who decides to do something and sticks right to it. She's also loves to eat but she gets a little worried of eating too much. Koalakeet (part koala and part parakeet) is a whiz at math but a bit slow at sports. Good thing the Wuzzles appointed him as the official scorekeeper for all the Wuzzle games. He always comes prepared with pens, paper, and a calculator.moreless
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    Super Bowl

    Super Bowl

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    CBS
    The Super Bowl is the biggest football game of the year. Each year since 1967 two teams battle it out on the gridiron for the NFL's most prized possession, the Lombardi Trophy, which was named after legendary Green Bay coach Vince Lombardi, the winner of the first two Super Bowls.

    The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the record for most Super Bowl victories with six. The Dallas Cowboys have the most appearances in The Super Bowl with eight.

    Four teams have never made it to the Super Bowl; they are the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Houston Texans.moreless
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    Press Your Luck

    Press Your Luck

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    CBS (ended 1986)
    Press Your Luck originally aired on September 19, 1983 and ended on September 26, 1986. Press Your Luck is a game show where 3 players answer trivia questions to earn spins on the big board. A correct buzz-in answer gets you 3 spins, while a correct multiple-choice answer gets you 1 spin. After the questions, the players take their spins to the big board which is loaded with cash and prizes, but also some whammies. Hit a whammy and he'll grab all your cash and leave you flat broke. Hit 4 of them, you'll be out of the game. Round 2 works the same way, except higher cash prizes on the board. Press Your Luck is currently airing on GSN weekday mornings at 9:30am Eastern.moreless
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    The Defenders (1961)

    The Defenders (1961)

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    CBS (ended 1965)
    Ken Preston (Robert Reed), a young, idealistic lawyer not too long out of law school, joins his father Lawrence Preston (E.G. Marshall) in the family law firm in New York. In this acclaimed, award-winning series, the pair tackle challenging legal cases, often involving issues often considered controversial in the early 1960s (abortion, euthanasia, "un-American" activities, movie censorship); the plots often have less to do with resolving a mystery than with debating an issue. The series began in 1961, and was inspired by a two-part TV play which series creator Reginald Rose wrote a few years earlier - The Defender (title in the singular), where William Shatner played Ken Preston and his father (originally called "Walter") was played by Ralph Bellamy.moreless
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    The Herculoids

    The Herculoids

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    CBS (ended 1969)
    The Herculoids are a group of five super-powered creatures lead by King Zandor of Amzot, his wife Tara, and his son, Dorno. They live together on the planet Quasar and fight against the inevitable alien invaders who seem to show up every week. They crossed over with many other Hanna/Barbera characters such as Space Ghost, the genie Shazam, and many more that remain popular to this day. The shows varied between 10 and 15 minutes, and were often mixed with other shows. Characters (The Herculoids) Gloop & Gleep: Two yellow blobs that can change their forms at will, stretch, and are incredibly elastic. Tundro: A rhinoceros-like dinosaur with thick shielding, he can stretch out his ten legs and blast rocks from its one horn that burst open, causing a mess. Zok: A flying dragon that can release laser beams from its tail and eyes, and can survive in outer space. Igoo: A large ape made of rock, compiled of immense power and very hard to bring down. Zandor, Tara, & Dorno: They are a team (family) who also have power which is unlike others. They are trained athletes and use slingshots to fire rocks that burst open. Despite their seemingly primitive appearance, they come from an advanced planet and Zandor uses various equipment that is very useful in trying to stop the aliens.moreless
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    Galaxy High School

    Galaxy High School

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    CBS (ended 1987)
    An animated series developed by writer/director/producer Chris Columbus about two students chosen from Earth to attend school at Galaxy High, the universe's first intergalactic high school on the asteroid Flutor.
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    Pole Position

    Pole Position

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    CBS (ended 1985)
    Pole Position was a Saturday-morning animated action/mystery series loosely based on a popular 1980s racecar video game. It followed the adventures of three children, teenagers Dan and Tess Darrett and their younger sister Daisy, who worked for a secret crimefighting organization called Pole Position, run by their uncle, Dr. Zachary Darrett. With their computerized talking cars Roadie and Wheels, and their squeaky mascot Kuma, the children travelled around the country on missions, using a racing stunt show as their cover. Picture Speed Racer crossed with Inspector Gadget, with a few elements of Knight Rider and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? thrown in for good measure. The show premiered on CBS in the fall of 1984 and ran for 13 episodes, which were rebroadcast until the end of August 1985, and again on other networks such as USA through the remainder of the decade. It was also on the Family Channel (now ABC Family) in 1991 - 1992. The Cast Tess Darrett: Tess is Dan's slightly older sister and definitely the more mature and levelheaded of the pair. She drives Wheels, the red Pole Position car. (Trivia: In the show's development, Tess was originally named "Tase" -- rhymes with "ace", short for Anastasia -- because the creators wanted a slightly unusual name for their female lead.) Dan Darrett: Dan is the middle child of the Darrett siblings. He tends to be a bit stubborn and arrogant, especially about his driving. He often says and does things without thinking. Often that gets him into hot water. Dan drives Roadie, the blue Pole Position car. Daisy Darrett: Daisy is the youngest of the three Darrett children, looking to be about ten. She dreams of being a racer like her big brother and sister, but has a tendency to sneak off and get herself nabbed by the bad guys. Daisy likes video games and playing with Kuma and the car computers. She seems to have a special bond with Wheels in particular. Roadie: Roadie is the computer module for the blue Pole Position car, a more modern 1980's hot-rod than Wheels (with some resemblance to a DeLorean, complete with gull-wing doors). Roadie loves to race and exchange banter with Dan, while trying to keep him out of trouble. Wheels: Wheels is the computer module for the red Pole Position car, based on the classic muscle cars of the 1960's (particularly a Mustang convertible). Wheels is something of a worry-wart, often voicing concerns that he's getting too old and run-down for crimefighting work. (Trivia: Wheels' voice was provided by Mel Franklin of the Temptations, who passed away in 1995.) Kuma: Kuma is the Pole Position team's squeaky-voiced mascot, a hybrid of several different kinds of animal. His antics provide much of the show's comic relief. (Trivia: "Kuma" is Japanese for "bear", and was the name of Michael Reaves' dog at the time he developed the show.) Dr. Zachary Darrett ("Uncle Zach"): Dr. Zachary is the head of Pole Position, gives the kids their missions, and serves as a source of information, though he rarely tells them the full story until it's over. Questions and Answers Q: Where can I get episodes of Pole Position on tape? A: In North America, four commercial Pole Position tapes were produced by Karl-Lorimar / Kideo Video. Two compilation tapes, Racing to Adventure (#138) and Road Fever (#190), were released in 1986/1987. Racing contains the episodes "The Code", "The Canine Vanishes", "The Chicken Who Knew Too Much", "Strangers on the Ice", and "The Race". Road Fever contains the episodes "The Thirty-Nine Stripes", "The Thirty-One Cent Mystery", "Dial M for Magic", "The Bear Affair", and "To Clutch a Thief". There is also a mislabelled copy of Road Fever that was packaged in the Racing to Adventure box, hence some possible confusion about both compilations being identical; they're not. In 1989 two single-episode tapes, "The Secret" (#485) and "The Trouble with Kuma" (#486), were released. All of these are relatively available online, though you may have to look a bit. Good places to start are eBay, Half, and Amazon, or you can search the web for used or out-of-print video dealers. Expect to pay around $15 - $25 apiece for the compilations, but the single-episode tapes can usually be had for about $5 - $8. If the condition of the outer packaging is important to you, be warned: A lot of video stores cut the oversized compilation boxes to fit a standard VHS plastic case. Uncut boxes can be difficult to find. Unfortunately only 12 of the 13 episodes were made commercially available. The only way to get "Shadow of a Trout" is to find someone who recorded and kept the shows when the networks aired them. (That's a shame, as this episode contains one of the best moments of the entire series.) Try a Google search on "Pole Position cartoon". There are plenty of fans out there who will share their episodes. (Legality and quality cannot be verified) In the U.K., Pole Position was sold commercially on PAL-format tapes containing two episodes each. Not for certain which episodes were released, but one tape (#LR 2223) with "The Code" and "The Canine Vanishes" has been confirmed. In Australia, "Racing to Adventure" (Roadshow-Lorimar, #2668) was also released with 5 episodes, so it's possible "Road Fever" and the single-episode tapes were too. Others likely exist as well, including versions in other languages. The series was also aired in France and Brazil, and possibly Italy, Spain and Germany. If you would like to help petition DIC Enterprises to release the entire series on DVD, you can write to them at the address below. ATTN: K.R. Hartlove Home Entertainment Coordinator DIC Enterprises 4100 West Alameda Avenue Burbank, CA 91505 You can also vote online to express your interest in purchasing the series on DVD. Q: What are the lyrics to the theme song? A: (UNCLE ZACH: From now on, like your parents were, you are the secret force of Pole Position.) They're movin' real fast They're the only ones who can get there on time (TESS: Let's go, Dan!) (DAN: O-kay, sis!) And never too far behind They are always fighting crime (ROADIE: Step on it, Dan!) (DAN: Ready when you are, Roadie!) Round the turn they will face an adventure In the danger zone Pretty soon they'll be off on a mission Come and watch them go! (DAN: Hydrofoil mode, Roadie!) (ROADIE: Hydrofoil engaged, Dan.) Pole Position! What's behind their stunt show? (TESS: Wheels, hovercraft, quick!) (WHEELS: Anything you say, Tess.) Pole Position! What's behind their stunt show? (Kuma squeaks, Daisy giggles) Pole Position! Only their Uncle knows! Pole Position! Sit back and watch them go-ooo-oh! Hey-Oh! Hey-Oh! Hey-Oh! Hey-Oh! Hey-Oh! Q: How do you know the episode titles? A: Episode titles for Pole Position were never given in the actual shows. During the initial CBS run they were revealed in a brief "coming up next" snippet immediately prior to each episode. Reruns on other networks omitted these, so they are hard to come by nowadays, though a couple of the commercial tapes give the title of the episode on them. Q: What kind of creature is Kuma, exactly? A: Writer Marc Scott Zicree says that the original concept was for an "intelligent raccoon", but Kuma has also exhibited characteristics of a cat, a monkey, a dog, and possibly a koala. The show never says specifically. Q: What happened to the kids' parents? A: The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons by Jeff Lenburg states that the Darrett parents "disappear in an unexplained explosion during a stunt race", and the show never elaborates. Uncle Zachary seems to believe they're dead, or at least never hints otherwise to the kids. Co-developer and writer Michael Reaves tells me that the original plan was for the kids to eventually come across clues about their spy parents. Unfortunately the series didn't last past the first season, and no specific planning was ever done for a second. The episodes were written as stand-alones, with no extended formats or "mythology", to allow them to be run in any order and still make sense. Given the show's nature for surprise twists ("Shadow of a Trout"), it wouldn't be too surprising to learn that the Darrett parents were still alive (possibly in an episode titled "Mr. and Mrs. Darrett"?) Q: Who is the older sibling, Dan or Tess? A: The show never specifically says, but Michael Reaves tells me that Dan is older. Q: Why do so many Pole Position pages, including the Internet Movie Database, list Helen Minniear in the role of "Teacher"? A: Not sure - Jeff Lenburg's Encyclopedia has it too, but there is no teacher character in any of the episodes, and the name Helen Minniear does not appear anywhere in the show's credits. In fact, Pole Position is the only credit the IMDB gives for her! Michael Reaves had no idea either. Maybe it's an error, possibly a credit from another show, that got entered by mistake on one site and has propogated across the Net ever since. Q: I heard this show was actually a dubbing of a Japanese cartoon that was renamed Pole Position for the U.S. distribution. Is this true? A: This is a persistent rumor, but it is not correct. Itseems to stem from the fact that the show's animation style has a Japanese appearance to it, and the inevitable comparisons to Speed Racer. Head writers Marc Scott Zicree and Michael Reaves, the latter of whom co-developed the series with Jean Chalopin have stated that, although the animation was done by a Japanese studio known then as Anime International Company- in conjunction with studios KK C&D Asia and Visual 80 (hence the look and feel), the series itself was conceived and created in the good old U.S. of A.moreless
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    The California Raisin Show

    The California Raisin Show

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    CBS (ended 1990)
    This series was a spin off of the claymation stars created by Bill Vinton. Made popular in a series of commercials for California Raisin Growers. The Motown-Style singing sensations the California Raisins encounter adventures with their hapless show-biz manager while on tour. Their Residence is a Penthouse above their recording studio. News and Fun Facts The California Raisins started as a commercial for raisins in California singing "I Heard It Through The Grapevine."moreless
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    The Kwicky Koala Show

    The Kwicky Koala Show

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    CBS (ended 1981)
    Kwicky Koala was a creation of Tex Avery and his old friends William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. This was the last cartoon Tex Avery made before he passed away. Kwicky had to keep away from Wilford Wolf who was always trying to eat him. Luckily for Kwicky, he could very-quickly move out of harm's way whenever he heard Wilford coming. Besides Kwicky Koala, there were 3 other cartoons in this show: * The Bungle Brothers - George and Joey are two dogs that seek vaudeville stardom. This segment is mostly short wraparounds. * Crazy Claws - Crazy Claws is a wildcat who uses his sharp claws and sharp wits to evade fur trapper Rawhide Clyde and his dog Bristletooth in a US National Park run by Ranger Rangerfield. * Dirty Dawg - Dirty Dawg is a canine vagrant who seeks to improve life for himself and his rodent friend Ratso while trying to stay ahead of Officer Bullhorn.moreless
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    Flo

    Flo

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    CBS (ended 1981)
    After four seasons as the feisty, hot blooded waitress at Mel's diner on Alice, Flo "Kiss My Grits" Castleberry got her own place to run. While passing through her hometown of Cowtown, Texas, on her way to a job in Houston, she impulsively buys a rundown old roadhouse she remembered from her rambunctious youth and becomes determined to make it a viable business. Not used to being the boss, Flo had her troubles running the place, renamed Flo's Yellow Rose. Earl, the bartender, hated the idea of working for a woman, and Farley was the obnoxious skinflint who held the mortgage. Les was the resident piano player and Randy the mechanic who worked at the garage located next door. Being back home meant spending time with Mama, in whose raucous image Flo was molded, and with an introverted, clutzy sister, Fran; and long-lost best friend Miriam. Wendell was Fran's fiance, the owner of a feed supply business, and Chester was a regular customer at the Yellow Rose.moreless
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    Rude Dog and the Dweebs

    Rude Dog and the Dweebs

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    CBS (ended 1990)
    Welcome to the Rude Dog and the Dweebs guide at TV.com. Created to promote a popular 80's line of sportswear, Rude Dog and the Dweebs was as colorful as the clothing it advertised. The punkish pooch himself drove a 1956 pink Cadillac across a backdrop of Beverly Hills imagined in hues of pastel and neon. Rude Dog ran an auto shop, where he was assisted by the Dweebs, a motley group of dog assistants. The team included the stuttering Caboose, the uptight Brit Winston, a Jack Nicholson-esque Reggie, Southern-accented Barney, Sach, who sounded like Ed Wynn, and a friendly Chihuahua named Tweek. Rude Dog himself spoke with a Brooklyn accent and had a girlfriend named Gloria. We all know that in the world of cartoons, dogs and cats hate each other, and the world of Rude Dog was no exception. Their feline foe was the vicious Seymour, and joining him in the chase was the ubiquitous dog catcher Herman and his assistant Rot. Each week, Rude Dog and company balanced their auto shop duties with attempts to elude the persistent Seymour, Herman, and Rot. The show aired on CBS for one Saturday-morning season. No word yet on whether the abrupt cancellation taught Rude Dog any manners.moreless
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    Tucker's Witch

    Tucker's Witch

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    CBS (ended 1983)
    Tuckers Witch was a comedy detective series starring Tim Matheson & Catherine Hicks as Husband & Wife detectives Rick & Amanda Tucker.Rick & Amanda own & run a detective agency "Tucker & Tucker Investigation Agency" Rick is an above average Detective,Amanda is a Witch ( whose powers are not-always-reliable )& Dickens is Amanda's Himalayan cat.moreless
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