Shirt Tales

NBC (ended 1985)



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Shirt Tales

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Based on a popular line of greeting cards, The Shirt Tales were a group of adorable animals whose shirts would randomly proclaim things such as "Hug me" or "Let's go!," usually hinting at the current mood of the various "Tales." The group consisted of leader Tyg the tiger, Rick the raccoon, Pammy the panda, Digger the mole, Bogey the monkey, so named because he called everyone "shweetheart" a la Humphrey Bogart. In the second season, another female character was added, young Kip the kangaroo. The group lived in an oak tree in the middle of a public park, under the watchful eye of Superintendent Dinkle. Hardly a group of loiterers, the Shirt Tails helped park visitors through acts of goodwill and their uncanny ability to solve mysteries. While sleuthing, the gang used the Shirt Tales' Super-Sonic Transporter (STSST), which not only helped them get around quickly, but also sported a laserlike beam that functioned as a lasso or a ladder. The Tales also owned **** that allowed them to communicate with one another, sometimes holographically. With such an impressive array of expensive equipment, it's no wonder the group couldn't afford to buy pants. After two years on NBC, the show moved to CBS for its final Saturday morning season, which consisted entirely of repeats.moreless
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  • I loved this show as a kid

    this was always a must in the Saturday morning cartoon lineup. I loved Bogey, because he always talked like Humphrey bogart, I like pammy and digger too. I can\'t belived I actually remembered some of the names even before I saw them on this page. Wasn\'t there a tiger too, I didn\'t see him. That show was great I wish I could remember the theme song ha ha. it was whatever on there shirts lit up didn\'t it ? That was a great classic almost up there with some of the other great 80\'s cartoons. The 80\'s were the best decade ever for kids shows and some of us were lucky enough to be kids during that time.moreless
  • I have fond memories of this show from when I was a child! Anybody else remember this show?

    I loved the Shirt Tails when I was younger. Not only were the characters adorable but the show was entertaining.

    The characters were: Tyg the tiger, Rick the raccoon, Pammy the panda, Digger the mole, Bogey the orangutan, and Kip the kangaroo.

    My favorite character was Bogey. He was the silly one in the group. I'm pretty sure he wore a green shirt.

    Of course, I liked Pammy since she was a girl and wore pink (I thought those were very important qualities when I was a kid).

    I don't remember a lot of details, but I remember the group lived in a tree and helped solve mysteries. Mr. Dinkle was their human friend but I can't remember what he looked like. They would say "Shirt T-t-t-tales!" and their shirts would change and show their feelings.

    Kip was actually voiced by Nancy Cartwright, who later went on to voice Bart Simpson.

    The cool thing is that I still have my Shirt Tales rubber stamps. I have no idea where I got them but I have all the characters (except Kip I think). I specifically remember decorating many cards with my Pammy stamp.

    Ah, those were the good old days. Such innocent characters...such innocent storylines.

    Unfortunately, I can hardly find any info on the Shirt Tales. I was hoping the series would come out on DVD so I could relive my childhood.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed. And if anyone hears that this show IS coming to DVD, let me know!!! Thanks!moreless