The Gary Coleman Show
GenreAnimation
Comedy
Directed byGeorge Gordon
Bob Hathcock
Carl Urbano
Rudy Zamora
StarringGary Coleman
Voices ofLauren Anders
Jennifer Darling
Julie McWhirter Dees
LaShana Dendy
Geoffrey Gordon
Jerry Houser
Calvin Mason
Sidney Miller
Steve Schatzberg
ComposerHoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes13 (26 segments)
Production
Executive producersWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
ProducerArt Scott
EditorGil Iverson
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesHanna-Barbera Productions
Zephyr Productions
DistributorNBC
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseSeptember 18 (1982-09-18) –
December 11, 1982 (1982-12-11)

The Gary Coleman Show is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions that originally aired on NBC during the 1982–1983 season.[1] The series featured Gary Coleman as the voice of Andy LeBeau, an apprentice angel, who was dispatched back to Earth to earn his wings by helping others.[2]

The show featured the voices of Gary Coleman, Lauren Anders, Jennifer Darling, Julie McWhirter Dees, Geoffrey Gordon, LaShana Dendy, Jerry Houser, Calvin Mason, Sidney Miller and Steve Schatzberg.[3]

Synopsis

The character of Andy LeBeau was a spin-off character from Coleman's made-for-TV movie The Kid with the Broken Halo (1982).[4] In each episode, Andy was dispatched to help a child in need and resolve his problem by his supervisor and fellow angel, Angelica. The antagonist in each episode was Hornswoggle, who tried to make Andy's mission more difficult, usually by getting him to make the wrong choice or by otherwise complicating the mission. It was up to Andy to correct whatever mistakes he made and foil Hornswoggle's plans.

Cast

Additional voices

Episodes

No. Title Written by Original air date
1"Fouled Up Fossils / Going, Going, Gone"Fouled Up Fossils & Going, Going, Gone
Cliff Roberts
September 18, 1982 (1982-09-18)
2"You Oughtta' Be In Pictures / Derby Daze"You Oughtta' Be In Pictures: Dianne Dixon
Derby Daze: Martin Werner
September 25, 1982 (1982-09-25)
3"Hornswoggle's Hoax / Calamity Canine"Hornswoggle's Hoax: Robert Jayson and Paul Dini
Calamity Canine: Peter L. Dixon
October 2, 1982 (1982-10-02)
4"Cupid Andy / Space Odd-Essey"Cupid Andy: John Bates
Space Odd-Essey: Janis Diamond
October 9, 1982 (1982-10-09)
5"Hornswoggle's New Leaf / Keep On Movin' On"Hornswoggle's New Leaf: Paul Dini
Keep On Movin' On: Mark Shiney
October 16, 1982 (1982-10-16)
6"Mansion Madness / Wuthering Kites"Mansion Madness: Dianne Dixon
Wuthering Kites: David Villaire
October 23, 1982 (1982-10-23)
7"In the Swim / Put Up or Fix Up"In the Swim: Bob Langhans
Put Up or Fix Up: David Villaire
October 30, 1982 (1982-10-30)
8"Haggle and Double Haggle / The Royal Visitor"Haggle and Double Haggle: Larry Parr
The Royal Visitor: Sandy Fries
November 6, 1982 (1982-11-06)
9"The Future Tense / Dr. Livingston, I Presume"The Future Tense: Janis Diamond and Allan Heldfond
Dr. Livingston, I Presume: Dianne Dixon
November 13, 1982 (1982-11-13)
10"Haggle's Luck / Head in the Clouds"Haggle's Luck: John T. Graham
Head in the Clouds: Tom Ruegger
November 20, 1982 (1982-11-20)
11"Teacher's Pest / Andy Sings the Blues"Teacher's Pest: John T. Graham
Andy Sings the Blues: Janis Diamond and Allan Heldfond
November 27, 1982 (1982-11-27)
12"Easy Money / Take My Tonsils -Please-"Easy Money: Bob Langhans
Take My Tonsils -Please-: Tom Ruegger
December 4, 1982 (1982-12-04)
13"The Prettiest Girl in Oakville / Mack's Snow Job"The Prettiest Girl in Oakville: Mark Shiney
Mack's Snow Job: Sandy Fries
December 11, 1982 (1982-12-11)

See also

References

  1. ^ Hayward, Anthony (2010-06-01). "Gary Coleman: Child star of the television sitcom 'Diff'rent Strokes' who faced legal and personal problems in later life - Obituaries - News". The Independent. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  2. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 234–235. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  3. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1997). The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television. Watson-Guptill Publications. p. 176. ISBN 978-0823083152. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  4. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 365–366. ISBN 978-1476665993.