South Carolina ETV, the series' co-producing agency, called The Dooley and Pals Show "A terrific children's series from a star far, far away." Designed to fit in with most other PBS Kids shows, The Dooley and Pals Show cobined live-sized space creatures Dooley and his robot friend M.A.R.T.I.E. with ordinary Earth people. Among Dooley's new friends were children Nick (male) and Maxx (female). The show was replete with 3-D animation, children's drawings, and vox pops (incorrectly identified by some as "kid on the street" segments). Programs always ended with a Dooley log entry summarizing the lessons learned, and a lively song praising the "Dooley Day" he had just shared.
Produced in the facilities of The Disney-MGM Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, The Dooley and Pals Show was distributed by American Public Television from April 2, 2000 to April 1, 2003. After that date, the eleven-station ETV Network in South Carolina was the only place to find The Dooley and Pals Show. Despite this setback, ETV is negotiating with co-producer Mark Riddle to revitalize the series. In addition, Dooley stil appears at some ETV-sponsored events, such as the South Carolina State Fair, held in Columbia, SC each October.moreless