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    The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams

    The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams

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    NBC (ended 1978)
    An innocent man, James Adams, runs away and hides from the law lines in the wilderness, where he befriends a grizzly bear and helps passers-by in the forest. This show was set in the 1850s, and could be easily described as one of the most original shows of all time. Besides taking care of the bear, Adams will help people who will need his help, and in the meantime, he'll have to hide from the bounty hunters who are looking for him. Adams also makes friends with Mad Jack, an old trader; and Nakuma, a Native American; both Nakuma and Mad Jack will help Adams. Theme Song: Deep inside the forest is a door into another land, Here is our life and home, We are staying, here forever in the beauty of this place all alone, We keep on hoping... Maybe, there's a world where we won't have to run, and Maybe, there's a time we'll call our own, Living free in harmony and majesty, Take me home, Take me home.moreless
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    Late Night With David Letterman

    Late Night With David Letterman

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    NBC (ended 1993)
    David Letterman made his name as a TV legend with this influential comedy/talk show series. Dave was a departure from the usual happy, pleasant host; he was sarcastic, moody, grumpy--and on a bad night, he could be all three and almost unwatchable. Generally, though, he treated guests with a refreshing irrereverence. The comedy segments often cast a jaded eye at the cliches of life and especially show business--a wink to the audience that we were all in on whatever scam was being perpetrated on us. Along that line, bandleader Paul Shaffer would banter with Dave in a faux-Rat Pack/swinger style, an exaggeration of how the typical 'hip' talk show musician acted. Recurring bits over the years included: the nighty 'Top Ten' list, often based on a topic in the news; 'Stupid Pet Tricks', when real people and their pets demonstrated, well, exactly what the title says; 'Peggy, the foul-mouthed chambermaid', who would come out and curse at Letterman (most of her dialog was bleeped); Chris Elliot as the creepy guy under the stairs; and TV cameras attached to anything that moved, most unforgettably to a chimp. Borrowing an idea from Steve Allen, Dave ocassionally performed ridiculous stunts. Among them, he had himself dunked into a giant bowl of milk; wore a suit of suet; almost passed out from fumes when, covered with Alka-Seltzer tablets, was dunked in a tank of water; and, wearing a velcro suit, jumped on a trampoline and stuck to a wall. "Late Night with David Letterman" was highly praised, winning five Emmy Awards, and a prestigious Peabody for taking, as the award said, "one of TV's most conventional and least-inventive forms, the talk show, and infusing it with freshness and imagination." NOTE: Thanks to noted Letterman expert Don "Donz5" Giller for his help in correcting and contributing to this episode guide.moreless
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    The Bill Cosby Show

    The Bill Cosby Show

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    NBC (ended 1971)
    The Bill Cosby Show aired for two seasons on NBC, 1969-70 and 1970-71. There were 52 episodes made in the series. In this lighthearted comedy, Bill Cosby played the role of Chet Kincaid, physical education teacher at a Los Angeles high school. The Chet Kincaid character was a bachelor, an average cool guy trying to earn a living, and help people out along the way. Many of the episodes involved Chet in various situations at the high school with his students and fellow teachers. In some episodes, Chet was asked to substitute, and fill in as algebra or english teacher. In one hilarious episode, Chet was the drivers ed instructor trying to teach a nervous student how to drive. Other episodes involved younger children, and some episodes involved family and adult characters. Different guest stars also appeared in various episodes thruout the series. The shows theme song- "Hikky Burr" was written by Bill Cosby and Quincy Jones with Cosby providing the vocals. The lyrics were hard to comprehend, but the song had a groovy tune and funky beat. For the second season, a more uptempo and jazzy version of the song was used. The show was entertaining, and did not use a laugh track, which is unique. The Bill Cosby Show was not your average, laugh-out-loud type of sitcom. The episodes were humorous, but the show emphasized warmth, intelligent character studies and plausible, real life situations. The plot of many episodes centered around a lesson in life learned, which was explained in the classic Cosby style.moreless
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    Caroline in the City

    Caroline in the City

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    NBC (ended 1999)
    A situation comedy centered on Caroline Duffy, a young cartoonist living in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Each episode begins with a brief animated sequence reflecting the autobiographical nature of her syndicated newspaper cartoon strip Caroline in the City, explicitly compared with the real comic strip Cathy in several episodes. The first season hinged on the complicated romantic relationship between Caroline and Del, a divorced hunk with commitment problems, and a slowly evolving, understated romantic attraction between Caroline and Richard, her cynical colorist who, as a aspiring painter, is embarrassed by his job and at first resists becoming entangled in Caroline's personal life but slowly realizes he is falling in love with her. Comic relief is provided by Caroline's neighbor and best friend Annie, a professional dancer trapped in the endless run of Cats and an endless succession of unsuccessful relationships with men, and Del's bizarre underling Charlie. NBC Broadcast History

    September 1995-July 1996----Thursdays----9:30
    August 1996-July 1997----Tuesdays----9:30
    June 1997-July 1998----Mondays----9:00
    June 1998-April 1999----Mondays----8:30

    "Caroline" now airs weekday mornings on Lifetime at 8/7c.moreless
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    Veronica's Closet

    Veronica's Closet

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    NBC (ended 2000)
    From the creators of Friends, Veronica's Closet is a workplace sitcom following the life of Ronnie Chase, the successful media magnate behind fashionable lingerie and book company Veronica's Closet. Unfortunately for Ronnie, things in her life start going awry, as her husband leaves her and she finds herself hitting middle-age.

    Veronica's Closet was broadcast on NBC, and produced by Warner Bros. Television and Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions. The series ran for three seasons before being canceled, resulting in the final four episodes being left unseen until the series showed up in syndication.moreless
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    Nurses (1991)

    Nurses (1991)

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    NBC (ended 1994)
    This spin-off of The Golden Girls and Empty Nest also took place at Miami's Community Medical Center, which they often used to crossover stars of the other two shows (oddly though, none of the characters from this show surfaced on The Golden Girls at all, and they didn't show up on Empty Nest until 1993). This sitcom introduced us to the staff of 3 West. Annie Roland (Arnetia Walker), head nurse, was a strong-willed working mom who was married to a fireman. Sandy Miller (Stephanie Hodge), was the cynical, but dedicated, second in command. The best friend of Empty Nest's Laverne, Sandy was a Texan prone to dating the wrong men. Gina Cuevas (Ada Maris) was an immigrant from the small country of San Pokeno. Virgin Gina spent her days lusting after Dr. Hank Kaplan. Greg Vincent (Jeff Altman) was a goofy anti-authoratative type with a penchant for physically attacking the doctors. And Julie Milbury (Mary Jo Keenan) was the flaky, neurotic newcomer -- a former psychiatric-social-worker who was deathly afraid of germs. Dr. Hank Kaplan (Kip Gilman) was the divorced, financially strapped doctor with a heart of gold. Paco Ortiz (Carlos LaCamara) was the well-mannered Latin orderly. Apparently the writers didn't know what an orderly actually does -- they had Paco doing everything from mopping floors to transferring patients to loading cadavers into the morgue. Dr. Riskin (Florence Stanley) was the cynical old crone who always knew what was best. The second season became a little lighter and saw the departure of Greg and Dr. Riskin and the additions of male nurse Luke Fitzgerald (Markus Flanagan), a handsome but rigid (and slightly-scary) loner; and Jack Trenton, a crooked financier, sentenced to community service as punishment for insider trading. Luke was good at his job, but certainly wasn't a people person -- never showing up at morning meetings and constantly rubbing the staff the wrong way. Jack, on the other hand, was a people person -- but he didn't like these people. Jack's only friend was Paco, whom he always made do all the work. By the end of this season, Gina had finally lost her virginity to Hank, and announced that she was pregnant in the season finale. Season three became even more slapstick and saw the departures of Luke and Sandy and the addition of Casey MacAfee (Loni Anderson), the hotel-manager-turned-administrator. Lovely, self-centered Casey didn't hesitate to let the staff know who was in charge -- despite the fact she didn't have a clue how to run the hospital. She spent a lot of her time fending off Jack, who was determined to bed his new boss. In the final season, Gina and Hank finally took their relationship to the next level and were wedded mere minutes before the birth of their daughter, Jauanita. After multiple retoolings, the show disappeared from the air for good in 1993. It has since been seen in many countries outside of the USA and briefly found a home from 1995-96 on the Lifetime cable network. Many people have expressed interest in getting episodes of the show on video or DVD. Since masses of series are now getting a DVD releases, go to TV Shows on DVD, register and vote on the show (and any other series you want to see on DVD). Support from TV fans does make a difference in getting the studios to release series on disc. First Telecast: September 14, 1991 Last Telecast: June 18, 1994 Episodes: 68 Color Episodes NBC Broadcast History September 1991-January 1993, Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. January 1993-July 1993, Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. July 1993-June 1994, Saturdays at 9:30 p.m.moreless
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    Fired Up (1998)

    Fired Up (1998)

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    NBC (ended 1998)
    This sitcom took a look at what happens when a self-centered, high-powered promotions executive with a large Manhattan firm and her personal assistant both get laid off, then form their own business venture and try to work on an equal footing. Sharon Lawrence of NYPD Blue starred as Gwen, the ex-exec; and Leah Remini, later to be seen on The King of Queens, played her former assistant Terry. The principal cast was rounded out with newcomer Mark Feuerstein as aspiring writer Danny, Terry's brother and roommate; and veteran Jonathan Banks, owner of the bar/restaurant Clockworks, over which the others live and who is enamored of Gwen the first time he lays eyes on her. (The feeling isn't mutual.) There were high hopes for Fired Up when it debuted in April 1997. The new series got a much-coveted time slot on Thursday between Seinfeld and ER. But a later shift to Monday, followed by another time change hurt the developing show's chances of garnering a larger following. The prestige of being a product of Kelsey Grammer's (Frasier) production company didn't help much, and after about a season's worth of episodes, NBC cancelled it. Not long after the show's initial network run, it became a part of the USA Network's "USAM" comedy lineup until September 2000. After a lengthy hiatus, USA resumed showings starting January 2, 2002. It is no longer being broadcast.moreless
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    Grand

    Grand

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    NBC (ended 1990)
    From the Producers of The Cosby Show and Roseanne comes Grand, a new ensemble comedy about life in a ficticious town. The series focuses on a tough-minded maid who lives in a trailer park, an ambitious middle-class businessman and a wealthy factory owner.moreless
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    The Americans

    The Americans

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    The Americans feature the lives of brothers Ben and Jeff Canfield during the Civil War. Each supports the opposite side. Ben went to the North while Jeff went South.
  • 90
    One On One With John Tesh

    One On One With John Tesh

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    NBC (ended 1992)
    One On One With John Tesh hosted by former Entertainment Tonight co-host John Tesh was a daytime talk program interview show with celebrities. Reporter Beth Polson provided entertainment news while John Tesh interviewed celebs.moreless
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    FM

    FM

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    NBC (ended 1990)
    Office comedy set at WGEO-FM, a small, listener-supported station in Washington D.C., where program director Ted Costas had his hands full with many battles. The crew included: Lee-Ann, Ted's ex-wife, whom he had recently hired to co-host a talk show; Harrison, Lee-Ann's pompous conservative co-host; Gretchen, the sexy young office assistant whom Lee-Ann saw as a rival for Ted's affections; Jay, the eager but bumbling go-fer recently promoted to producer - with the hots for Gretchen!; Quentin, who doubled as a classical music announcer and "The Mighty Doctor Q", playing "dat wild reggae mon!"; Don, the on-air voice man whose mimicry never seemed to stop and Naomi, the level-headed station manager. Also stopping by from time-to-time was Daryl, an incredibly sexy computer repair guy and Maude, Ted and Lee-Ann's teenage daughter, who was constantly trying to get them back together.moreless
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    Dark Shadows

    Dark Shadows

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    In 1966, the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows premiered on ABC and ran for 5 years, making exactly 1,225 episodes. Today, it is known as one of the most popular cult classics of all time. In 1991, Dan Curtis remade the show as a weekly prime-time drama. NBC bought the series and aired it mid-season 1991. The series wasn't up to NBC's standards in ratings, so the network cancelled the show after only twelve one-hour episodes.

    Dark Shadows: The Revival Series remade most of the beginning storylines and the episodes that transported Victoria Winters back to 1790 (in the original series, Victoria went back to 1795). The series starts with the resurrection of Barnabas Collins, who was released from his coffin by Willie Loomis, the bumbling caretaker on a quest for legendary family riches. Dr. Julia Hoffman attempts to cure his vampirism, and release him from the curse that Angelique Bouchard put on him two hundred years earlier. Later on, Victoria is transported to 1790 during a séance in which the Collins family was trying to contact Barnabas' sister, Sarah, who died in 1790. Trapped in the past, Victoria becomes the governess of Sarah and Daniel Collins, and the governess who was hired to tutor the children, Phyllis Wick, has taken Victoria's place in 1991. Victoria stays in 1790 for a while, and many people accuse her of being a witch for knowledge of the future and many other things. She is put on trial and Peter Bradford (her first friend in 1790 Collinsport) tries to save her from being hanged.moreless
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    Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

    Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

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    NBC (ended 1973)
    Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In turned out to be one of the most successful mid-season replacements, ranking right up there withAll in the Family and it was just as controversial. This memorable variety show that gave us such memorable sayings like "very interesting", "ring my chimes", "look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls", "sock it to me", "You bet your Sweet Bippy", "Here Comes The Judge!", "Its Time to Say Goodnight Dick", as well as many others, proved to be unlike any variety show that ever graced television. Hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, this unique variety show was a fast moving barage of jokes, one-liners, running skits, musical numbers as well as making fun of social and political issues of the late 1960's. It was the group of regulars, particularly those from 1968-1970, that made it memorable. Gary Owens, Judy Carne, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Alan Sues, Goldie Hawn, Chelsea Brown, Henry Gibson and Jo Anne Worley seemed to make the most lasting impressions with viewers. Lily Tomlin joined the cast in 1970 at a point when most of these original regulars were leaving. Gary Owens was the announcer, Judy Carne was the "Sock it to Me" girl, Arte Johnson frequently portrayed the German soldier who spouted "very interesting" or the dirty old man that would annoy the frumpy Gladys played by Ruth Buzzi. Goldie Hawn was the blonde dingbat and Chelsea Brown was the only black female who was later replaced by Teresa Graves. Henry Gibson usually recited poetry and Jo Anne Worley usually was seen singing with her loud voice. In 1970, most of the originals left the series and the ratings began to slowly drop. Lily Tomlin was hired and instantly her characters began to energize an already sagging show. Ernestine, the wacky telephone operator was probably the most popular. The final season, had almost a totally new set of regulars with the exception of Ruth Buzzi and Gary Owens. Lily Tomlin was seen occasionally on account of the fact that she was planning on leaving the show. The series ended in 1973. In 1993, NBC aired a 25th Anniversary Special that garnered fantastic ratings and prompted two more specials to air, one in December 1993 and one in February of 1994. NBC Broadcast History January 1968-May 1973-----Mondays----8:00 p.m. For the first time since it originally aired, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In was seen in its original hour-long episodes on the cable network Trio. Previously, the series had been shown on Nick at Nite but only as edited half-hour episodes. Also, on the Comedy Network in Canada, There is a Valentines Day Special and periodically the 25th anniversary special is repeated on that channel.moreless
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    Generations (1989)

    Generations (1989)

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    This half-hour serial was promoted as television's first fully integrated daytime soap. It focused on the relationship between two Chicago families: the Whitmores and the Marshalls. Their association began several decades ago when Vivian Potter was housekeeper and nanny for Rebecca Whitmore and her three children: Laura, Stephanie (nicknamed Sam), and J.D. Vivian's young daughter, Ruth lived with her in the Whitmore mansion.

    When Ruth grew up, she married Henry Marshall, who owned and operated five moderately successful ice cream parlors. With Ruth's urging, Henry enlisted the help of business mogul Martin Jackson, who marketed Marshall's ice cream nationwide. The move proved so successful that Ruth was able to buy the Whitmore mansion. Ruth and Henry had three children, Chantal, a lawyer, Jacquelyn Marshall Rhymes, a homemaker and mother, and Adam, a junior executive with the Hale Hotel chain. Living with the Marshalls was Ruth's mother, Vivian.

    Like Ruth Marshall, Rebecca Whitmore also had a challenging past to overcome. Unknown to Rebecca, her ex-husband Peter stole her inheritance. Determined to move forward with her life, a middle-aged Rebecca enrolled in law school and succeeded in becoming one of the nation's leading attorneys. When the serial premiered, her daughter Laura was married to advertising executive Trevor McCallum. Realizing that Trevor was cheating on her, Laura ended the marriage. They had an adult daughter, Monique.

    Although Rebecca was saddened by the break-up of her oldest daughter's marriage, she was happy to see her granddaughter, Monique, marry photographer Jason Craig. Soon after their marriage, Jason inherited a multimillion dollar fortune, making him a murder target. Rebecca's youngest daughter, Sam, accepted a position as model and spokesperson for the upscale Hale Hotel chain. Sam's boss, the dastardly Jordan Hale, expressed an interest in Sam that went beyond business. Police detective Kyle Masters was also wildly attracted to Sam.

    Doreen Jackson, a recovering drug addict, was married to Martin Jackson. Following a brief fling with Adam Marshall, Doreen found herself pregnant. Before their daughter, Danielle, was born, the relationship died. Doreen next took up with her doctor, Daniel Reubens (SHAFT's Richard Roundtree). He resurfaced in Chicago in 1990 with his daughter, Maya Davis - alias Diana Reubens (KILL BILL VOL. 1's Vivica A. Fox)- after falsely being accused of killing his wife.

    GEN was ranked last in the ratings for it's entire run, and NBC ended it just short of it's 2 year anniversary. After 22 months, and 470 episodes, the final episode was scheduled to air on January 25, 1991. However, the last episode, was not shown on NBC due to coverage of the Persian Gulf War. GEN found another life in syndication on the BET network, where the reruns of the soap ran until 1993. The last episode was finally seen on BET.

    ORIGINAL CAST TONY ADDABO....................Jason Craig JONELLE ALLEN...............Doreen Jackson JACK BETTS....................Hugh Gardner TAUREAN BLACQUE..........Henry Marshall #1 SHARON BROWN...........Chantal Marshall #1 PATRICIA CROWLEY.......Rebecca Whitmore #1 GEORGE DELOY..................Rob Donnelly RICK FITTS..................Martin Jackson JAIME GOMEZ..........................Sonny LYNN HAMILTON................Vivian Potter PHILIP HOFFMAN................Murray Stein RICK LOHMAN...................Joel Resnick ANDREW MASSET..............Trevor McCallum JOAN PRINGLE.................Ruth Marshall GAIL RAMSEY.................Laura McCallum BARBARA RHOADES.........Jessica Gardner #1 RICHARD ROAT................Leonard Cooper KELLY RUTHERFORD..............Sam Whitmore NANCY SOREL...............Monique McCallum KRISTOFF ST.JOHN.............Adam Marshall MYLES THOROUGHGOOD...................Wallymoreless
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    The National Dog Show

    The National Dog Show

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    NBC
    Over 2,000 purebred dogs will vie for the title of "Best in Show". See over 150 different breeds in action as they make their way around the ring in hopes of impressing the judges.moreless
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    Something So Right

    Something So Right

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    NBC (ended 1998)
    Welcome to the Something So Right guide at TV.com. "The beauty of the blended family" is a phrase used often on this show with tongue firmly in cheek. Mel Harris from thirtysomething and Jere Burns of Dear John star as a Manhattan couple with three failed marriages and three children between them, but they think they've really found the love of a lifetime at last. They know, though, that making their new extended, blended family work won't be easy. Besides Harris and Burns, there are good performances from all the youngsters and the ex-spouses. After the show's initial run on NBC and ABC, Something So Right became a mainstay of the USA Network's "USAM" comedy lineup. It has been on and off USA since 2000, and currently it's off--for good.moreless
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    America's Dumbest Criminals

    America's Dumbest Criminals

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    NBC (ended 2000)
    Crime is no laughing matter, except when the criminals are bumbling fools. This show looked at breaking the law through a humorous lens. The show is hosted by Debbie Alan and Daniel Butler.moreless
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    The Mommies

    The Mommies

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    NBC (ended 1995)
    The show is based around the act of stand-up comedians Kentz and Kristensen, a duo from California who discuss the joys and headaches of motherhood. In this show, they play neighbors and long-time friends. In the second season of the show, the title changed from "The Mommies" to just "Mommies" to reflect the shift in focus from the two main characters to four neighborhood mommies. Ashley Peldon received a nomination for Best Young Actress at the 1991 Daytime Emmy Awards for her role on The Mommies.moreless
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    Yo Yogi!

    Yo Yogi!

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    NBC (ended 1992)
    Teen Yogi is the 90's incarnation of Jellystone's favorite bear.

    Joining the parade of brand new cartoons starring teenage versions of celebrity toons (Flintstone Kids and Tom and Jerry Kids, to name a few), Hanna-Barbera debuted Yo, Yogi! in 1991. The series starred none other than Jellystone Park's pride and joy, Yogi Bear, making his first new appearance on network television in twelve years.

    In this latest incarnation, the former thorn in Ranger Smith's side appeared as a crime-fighting teenager, along with his faithful sidekick Boo Boo. They spent most of their time solving mysteries and hanging out at Jellystone Mall. Yo, Yogi! also saw the return of many other characters from the Hanna-Barbera stable (also in teenage versions), including Cindy Bear, Dastardly and Muttley, Snagglepuss, and Huckleberry Hound.

    Yo, Yogi! also featured a new segment never seen in a Yogi Bear cartoon before: Yogi in 3D! Perhaps due to less-than-stellar ratings, the series began airing a short 3D segment during each episode. Viewers had to send away for a special pair of 3D glasses through an offer from Rice Krispies cereal.

    Yogi may have jumped off the screen, but the ratings were still flat, resulting in the show's cancellation a few months later. The series appeared in syndication the following fall as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera, but that was the last the world would see of this jolly, rappin' teen bear. The adult Yogi returned in 1999 for the TV special Ranger Smith, directed by Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi.moreless
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    Wish Kid

    Wish Kid

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    Welcome to the Wish Kid guide at TV.com! Wish Kid was a Saturday morning animated series created to play off the success of pre-teen movie star Macaulay Culkin. This show opened with Macaulay in a live-action appearance in which he explained the show's premise. Nick McClary (Culkin) owned a magic baseball glove which, if punched three times, granted his every wish he desired. The only catch was that the glove could be used just once per week. Stories revolved around Nick's wishes and the trouble that usually followed. Nick's best friend was Darryl, the only one in on the glove's secrets and usually became involved in the adventures. Nick was frequently harassed by Frankie Dutweiler, the neighborhood bully. Other characters included, neighbor Mrs. Opal, Nick's Mom and Dad and his baby sister, Katie. The show ran one year on NBC, with new episodes airing on the Family Channel in 1996 (along with the original 13 NBC episodes). Wish Kid is a DiC Enterprises production. Contributations are welcome.moreless
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