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The Gary Coleman Show is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions that originally aired on NBC during the 1982-1983 season. Thirteen episodes were produced and each consisted of two seperate 11-minute segments.

From the mid 1980s until the 1990s, reruns of the series (including Casey Kasem's announcing for the series) were "on board" the USA Cartoon Express. Afterwards, the series aired on Cartoon Network from 1992 to 2000, however Casey Kasem's announcing for the series was not included in the Cartoon Network broadcast versions. The series then moved to Boomerang in 2000.

The series returned to Cartoon Network on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at 5AM ET/PT as part of Adult Swim and aired on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings.

Overview

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. The half-hour series was based on Coleman's 1982 made-for-TV movie The Kid with the Broken Halo. In each episode, Andy was dispatched to help a child in need and resolve his problem. The antagonist in each episode was Hornswoggle, a well-dressed demon with purple skin, black hair and a goatee who tried to make Andy's mission more difficult, usually by getting him to make the wrong choice. It was up to Andy to correct whatever mistakes he made and foil Hornswoggle's plans.

Andy was supervised by Angelica, a mature red-haired female angel who was neither seen nor heard by mortals. She refused to accept the existence of Hornswoggle, as he tried to trick Andy into making bad choices or otherwise interfere with Andy's mission.

Cast

  • Lauren Anders - Chris
  • Gary Coleman - Andy LeBeau
  • Jennifer Darling - Angelica
  • LaShanda Dendy - Tina
  • Geoff Gordon - Haggle
  • Jerry Houser - Bartholomew
  • Casey Kasem - Announcer
  • Calvin Mason - Spence
  • Julie McWhirter - Lydia
  • Sidney Miller - Hornswoggle
  • Steve Schatzberg - Matt

Episodes

Episode 1

  • "Fouled Up Fossils"
  • "Going, Going, Gone"

Episode 2

  • "You Oughtta' Be In Pictures"
  • "Derby Daze"

Episode 3

  • "Hornswoggle's Hoax"
  • "Calamity Canine"

Episode 4

  • "Cupid Andy"
  • "Space Odd Essey"

Episode 5

  • "Hornswoggle's New Leaf"
  • "Keep On Movin' On"

Episode 6

  • "Mansion Madness"
  • "Wuthering Kites"

Episode 7

  • "In the Swim"
  • "Put Up or Fix Up"

Episode 8

  • "Haggle and Double Haggle"
  • "The Royal Visitor"

Episode 9

  • "The Future Tense"
  • "Dr. Livingston, I Presume"

Episode 10

  • "Haggle's Luck"
  • "Head in the Clouds"

Episode 11

  • "Teacher's Pest"
  • "Andy Sings the Blues"

Episode 12

  • "Easy Money"
  • "Take My Tonsils -Please-"

Episode 13

  • "The Prettiest Girl in Oakville"
  • "Mack's Snow Job"
Hanna-Barbera Series

1980 Drak PackThe Flintstone Comedy ShowThe Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show
1981 Laverne & Shirley in the ArmySpace StarsTeen ForceThe Kwicky Koala ShowTrollkinsThe Smurfs
1982 The Flintstone FunniesMork and Mindy: The Animated SeriesThe Little RascalsPac-ManJokebookShirt TalesThe Gary Coleman Show
1983 The DukesMonchhichisThe New Scooby and Scrappy Doo ShowThe Biskitts
Lucky Luke
1984 SnorksChallenge of the GoBots
1985 Paw PawsYogi's Treasure HuntGaltar and the Golden LanceThe Berenstain Bears
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-DooThe Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible
1986 The New Adventures of Jonny QuestPound PuppiesThe Flintstone KidsFoofurWildfire
1987 Sky CommandersPopeye and Son
1988 A Pup Named Scooby-DooThe Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
The New Yogi Bear ShowFantastic Max
1989 The Further Adventures of SuperTedPaddington Bear

1990 The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho PandaTom & Jerry KidsWake, Rattle, and RollRick Moranis in Gravedale HighMidnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone
1991 The Pirates of Dark WaterYo Yogi!
1992 Fish PoliceCapitol CrittersThe Addams Family
1993 Droopy, Master DetectiveThe New Adventures of Captain Planet2 Stupid Dogs
SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron
1995 Dumb and DumberWhat a Cartoon!
1996 Cave Kids: Pebbles & Bamm BammThe Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
Dexter's Laboratory
1997 Johnny BravoCow & ChickenI Am Weasel
1998 The Powerpuff Girls

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