The Gary Coleman Show
Genre
Directed by
StarringGary Coleman
Voices of
ComposerHoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes13 (26 segments)
Production
Executive producers
ProducerArt Scott
EditorGil Iverson
Running time30 minutes
Production companyHanna-Barbera Productions
DistributorWorldvision Enterprises
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"
Cliff RobertsSeptember 18, 1982 (1982-09-18)
2"You Oughtta' Be In Pictures"
"Derby Daze"
Dianne Dixon
Martin Werner
September 25, 1982 (1982-09-25)
3"Hornswoggle's Hoax"
"Calamity Canine"
Robert Jayson & Paul Dini
Peter L. Dixon
October 2, 1982 (1982-10-02)
4"Cupid Andy"
"Space Odd-Essey"
John Bates
Janis Diamond
October 9, 1982 (1982-10-09)
5"Hornswoggle's New Leaf"
"Keep On Movin' On"
Paul Dini
Mark Shiney
October 16, 1982 (1982-10-16)
6"Mansion Madness"
"Wuthering Kites"
Dianne Dixon
David Villaire
October 23, 1982 (1982-10-23)
7"In the Swim"
"Put Up or Fix Up"
Bob Langhans
David Villaire
October 30, 1982 (1982-10-30)
8"Haggle and Double Haggle"
"The Royal Visitor"
Larry Parr
Sandy Fries
November 6, 1982 (1982-11-06)
9"The Future Tense"
"Dr. Livingston, I Presume"
Janis Diamond & Allan Heldfond
Dianne Dixon
November 13, 1982 (1982-11-13)
10"Haggle's Luck"
"Head in the Clouds"
John T. Graham
Tom Ruegger
November 20, 1982 (1982-11-20)
11"Teacher's Pest"
"Andy Sings the Blues"
John T. Graham
Janis Diamond & Allan Heldfond
November 27, 1982 (1982-11-27)
12"Easy Money"
"Take My Tonsils -Please-"
Bob Langhans
Tom Ruegger
December 4, 1982 (1982-12-04)
13"The Prettiest Girl in Oakville"
"Mack's Snow Job"
Mark Shiney
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. Archived from the original on 2022-06-18. 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.