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Gerbert
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Title card
Created byAndy Holmes
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes50
Production
Running time20-25 minutes
Release
Original networkCBN
Original releaseFebruary 15, 1988 (1988-02-15) –
December 25, 1991 (1991-12-25)

Gerbert is an American Christian-themed children's television series produced by Brad Smith and created by Andy Holmes.[1] The Gerbert series was developed for preschoolers between the ages of 3 to 7. Gerbert teaches children about kindness and friendship, making good choices, the importance of loving your neighbor and learning a valuable lesson in life.[2]

The Gerbert series was co-produced by HSH Educational Media and CBN in 1987. HSH Educational Media was owned by Brad Smith and his brother Chris Christian. Chris Christian and Brad Smith were the executive producers of all the Gerbert TV shows. The Gerbert TV show first aired on the CBN Cable Network (1981-1988), which later changed its name to CBN Family Channel (1988-1990) and then to the Family Channel (1990-1998). The Family Channel was sold to Disney in 2001 and eventually became Freeform. The first shows were taped in Virginia Beach, Virginia at the CBN studios and all other shows were taped in Irving, Texas, at the Studios at Las Colinas.[3]

Telecast

Gerbert first aired in the mornings on the CBN Family Channel (now Freeform) from February 15, 1988, to December 25, 1991, and was also sold as a direct-to-video series in Wal-Mart and Christian book stores. It has aired on Christian television stations and networks continuously since its 1988 debut. A secular version, without religious content, was seen on many PBS stations in the early 1990s. The series aired in the late 2000s on KidMango.

The show aired reruns on the Smile network until the series was pulled off the air in 2019.

Internationally, it was also broadcast on the Australian Christian Channel in Australia.

Cast

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113February 15, 1988 (1988-02-15)March 23, 1988 (1988-03-23)
213April 3, 1989 (1989-04-03)May 31, 1989 (1989-05-31)
324May 6, 1991 (1991-05-06)December 25, 1991 (1991-12-25)

Season 1 (1988)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"Surprise Party"February 15, 1988 (1988-02-15)
Gerbert's friends decided to have a surprise party for his birthday.
22"A Clean Sweep"February 16, 1988 (1988-02-16)
Gerbert's friends decided to have a surprise party for his birthday.
33"The Lost Coin"February 17, 1988 (1988-02-17)
44"The Cat's Meow"February 18, 1988 (1988-02-18)
Gerbert is really excited to have a new cat. However, it seems that the cat is not paying attention to Gerbert's surprises and that made Gerbert feel so upset.
55"Things Are Looking Up"February 19, 1988 (1988-02-19)
66"Hop to It"March 14, 1988 (1988-03-14)
77"I'm All Right"March 15, 1988 (1988-03-15)
88"Some Days Are Like That"March 16, 1988 (1988-03-16)
99"Forever Friends"March 17, 1988 (1988-03-17)
1010"Gerbert Saves His Money"March 18, 1988 (1988-03-18)
1111"Look Before You Leap"March 21, 1988 (1988-03-21)
1212"Forgive and Forget"March 22, 1988 (1988-03-22)
Gerbert learns to forgive and forget when Stu accidentally ruins his kite.
1313"Miles Get Married"March 23, 1988 (1988-03-23)

Season 2 (1989)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
141"Rainy Day"April 3, 1989 (1989-04-03)
152"The Crush"April 4, 1989 (1989-04-04)
163"Why Do People Quit Liking Each Other?"April 5, 1989 (1989-04-05)
174"Broken Promises"April 6, 1989 (1989-04-06)
185"Roary Disappears"April 7, 1989 (1989-04-07)
196"Overcoming Evil by Doing Good"May 22, 1989 (1989-05-22)
207"Jealousy"May 23, 1989 (1989-05-23)
218"Listening Is Loving"May 24, 1989 (1989-05-24)
229"Little White Lies"May 25, 1989 (1989-05-25)
2310"Boredom"May 26, 1989 (1989-05-26)
2411"Adoption"May 29, 1989 (1989-05-29)
2512"Too Much Change"May 30, 1989 (1989-05-30)
2613"Wrongfully Blamed"May 31, 1989 (1989-05-31)

Season 3 (1991)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
271"Dreamboat"May 6, 1991 (1991-05-06)
282"Starlight"May 7, 1991 (1991-05-07)
293"Being Franklin"May 8, 1991 (1991-05-08)
304"Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures"May 9, 1991 (1991-05-09)
315"Big Dreams"May 10, 1991 (1991-05-10)
326"Pranksters"May 13, 1991 (1991-05-13)
337"The Garden"May 14, 1991 (1991-05-14)
348"Medicine Isn't Candy"May 15, 1991 (1991-05-15)
359"Try It, You'll Like It"May 16, 1991 (1991-05-16)
3610"Giddy Up Pony"May 17, 1991 (1991-05-17)
3711"TV and Me"May 20, 1991 (1991-05-20)
3812"New Beginnings"June 10, 1991 (1991-06-10)
3913"If E'er the Twain Should Meet"June 11, 1991 (1991-06-11)
4014"The Little Star That Twinkled"June 12, 1991 (1991-06-12)
4115"A Lesson Long Overdue"June 13, 1991 (1991-06-13)
4216"Bubble Trouble"June 14, 1991 (1991-06-14)
4317"Thanks, but No Thanks"July 8, 1991 (1991-07-08)
4418"Manners Manor"July 9, 1991 (1991-07-09)
4519"Be Yourself"July 10, 1991 (1991-07-10)
4620"How Much Is That Froggie in the Window?"July 11, 1991 (1991-07-11)
4721"Fables on the Table"July 12, 1991 (1991-07-12)
4822"Art From the Heart"September 18, 1991 (1991-09-18)
4923"Fitness Follies"October 17, 1991 (1991-10-17)
5024"The Gift of Giving"December 25, 1991 (1991-12-25)

References

  1. ^ "Gerbert Series | Dove Family Friendly Movie Reviews". Dove.org.
  2. ^ "Gerbert". TV.com.
  3. ^ "OVGuide | Online Video Guide". ovguide.com.