The Dooley and Pals Show

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The Dooley and Pals Show
Also known as The Dooley and Pals Show Children's
Genre Children's Television
Format Classic Television
Created by Gary Zeidenstein
Developed by Mark Riddle
Written by Ken Jones
Directed by Amine Bitar
Creative director(s) George Boldiszar
Starring Ken Jones, original Dooley
David Maida
Michael Stevens
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 39 (List of episodes)
Production
Producer(s) Ken Jones, Suzanne Fitzpatrick
Location(s) Florida
Broadcast
Original channel PBS
Family

The Dooley and Pals Show, sometimes shortened to just Dooley and Pals, is an American children's television series.

The main character is Dooley, a friendly alien who has landed in a backyard on Earth. He explores the planet with the children of the neighborhood as his guides. The show is meant to teach moral values and educational basics to children ages 2–5. [1] Dooley was originally played by Ken Jones. Jones served as the head writer for the series as well as the voice for Dooley and other characters including Coach and Cosmos. Suzanne Fitzpatrick, 7th Heaven, served as the supervising producer during the development of the series at Disney/MGM Studios transitioning Dooley from the original 'dinosaur' concept to the space boy.

There are two versions of this show: The Dooley and Pals Show, and The Dooley and Pals Show Children's Ministry. The main content of the shows—storylines, lessons, and themes—are identical; the only difference is that in the "Children's Ministry" version, the "Fun Facts" segment is replaced with "Fun Bible Facts", with scripture quotations relating to the show's lesson. [2]

The secular version is syndicated to educational and PBS member stations by ETV South Carolina. The show was later purchased by MGM Studios/Walt Disney Company and was produced in Orlando Florida until 2003 when production was canceled. The "Children's Ministry" version is still currently aired on TBN and on Smile of a Child. [3]

The show was produced by Victory Entertainment who also produced Ed McMahon's NEXT BIG STAR.

The funding for the shows was provided by Merrit Advisors Group and Galleon Merchant Bank.

Characters[edit]

  • Dooley (Ken Jones, David Maida): An obese alien who has landed his spaceship in the backyard of a house on Earth. He wants to learn all about the people and environment of Earth, while teaching the children of the neighborhood about interpersonal skills.
  • M.A.R.T.I.E. (Michael Stevens): "Mechanical Assistant Robot That Interacts with Everyone"--M.A.R.T.I.E. for short—is Dooley's robot sidekick, who has a tendency to mangle words. He has a data bank filled with facts about Earth concepts, which he accesses whenever Dooley needs more information about an idea.
  • Cosmos (Ken Jones) and Zoom(Michael Stevens): A pair of fuzzy alien stowaways (represented by puppets) who appear in comical interstitials throughout the show, illustrating the main lessons.
  • Mom (Ginger Lee McDermott): The mother who lives in the house where Dooley landed his spaceship. She acts as a voice of experience and guidance as Dooley, M.A.R.T.I.E. and the kids learn various lessons.
  • Nick (Joshua Gangelhoff): The boy who lives in the house; Mom's son and Maxx's brother. Some people call him Nicholas.
  • Maxx (Erika Brooke Bradley): The girl who lives in the house; Mom's daughter and Nick's sister.
  • Michael (Eric Battle): One of the children in the neighborhood.
  • Chris (Justenn Notario): The youngest boy
  • Kayla (Nicole Marion): The "new kid" in the neighborhood, who arrives in the first episode. She is Dr. Arvid's daughter.
  • Ashley (Kaitlyn O'Fray): One of the neighborhood children, the oldest of the girls.
  • Ms. Z. (Davonda Simmons): The letter carrier for the neighborhood; she delivers Dooley's "Letter of the Day" (an actual physical representation of an alphabet letter, usually the first letter of the word that best describes the show's theme) and "Picture Pals" (viewer-submitted drawings which Dooley displays during this segment). Ms. Z also acts as a voice of wisdom and advisor to the group, often introducing solutions to their problems through songs.
  • Dr. Arvid (Arvid Edward II): Kayla's father, a veterinarian who often stops by bringing an animal for the children to interact with.

Episode list[edit]

The following is a complete episode list for The Dooley and Pals Show.[4]

101 "A New Friend": Maxx is nervous about meeting the new kid in the neighborhood, til Dooley reminds her of how they met.
102 "A Safe Place": M.A.R.T.I.E. nearly has an accident, and Dooley and the kids learn about safety.
103 "3 Ring Circus": The kids bring the circus to Dooley, and Nick learns that new talents take practice.
104 "Be Good to Your Mother": The kids help Mom finish her yard chores, and learn about protecting Mother Earth too.
105 "Home Sweet Home": When Dooley teaches the kids about space, he becomes homesick. The kids help him see that it's okay to miss familiar things and people when you're far away.
106 "The Four Seasons": The kids and M.A.R.T.I.E. learn about the seasons when they try to build a weather machine.
107 "Surprise!": Dooley has a birthday, and everyone learns how different people celebrate different occasions.
108 "Adventure": The kids want to show Dooley about the rainforest, but when his DooleyVision breaks down, they take the trip in their imaginations, instead.
109 "Work and Play": M.A.R.T.I.E. leaves the spaceship a mess, but when the kids clean up, Nick learns a lesson about cooperation.
110 "See You Later": The gang finds out that Chris is moving, and learn about saying goodbye.
111 "The Grumpies": When Maxx gets into a bad mood, "the Grumpies" spread through the gang. Dooley shows them that talking about bad feelings makes them easier to get rid of.
112 "Family Circle":Dooley misses his family, and Chris deals with the imminent arrival of a new baby sister. Everyone learns that a family can take many different forms.
113 "Rainy Day Blues": When bad weather forces them to cancel a picnic, Dooley and the kids find new ways to have fun on a rainy day, and learn how to handle disappointment when plans have to change.
114 "Feeling Icky": When Nick gets a cold, the kids teach Dooley about going to the doctor.
115 "Playing School": Since M.A.R.T.I.E and Dooley can't go to school, the kids show them what school is all about.
116 "Mine, Mine, Mine!": Maxx and Chris argue over who gets to choose what to watch on DooleyVision, and everyone learns about sharing and taking turns.
117 "We Are All Special": Dooley feels bad because he can't decide on something "special" to do for the gang's talent show. The kids show him he's special just by being Dooley.
118 "Dooley's Missing Treasure": Dooley loses his favorite stuffed toy, and the kids teach him about "a place for everything".
119 "The Green-Eyed Monster": Jealousy is making the rounds of the neighborhood kids--everyone wants what someone else has got. Dooley and Ms. Z. help them defeat the "green-eyed monster" of jealousy.
120 "Sweet Dooley Dreams": Dooley can't sleep, so the kids teach him about nighttime routines.
121 "Sticks and Stones":
122 "Promises, Promises":
123 "Dooley Cries Wolf":
124 "A Snack To Remember":
125 "Pet Responsibility":
126 "Taking Care of Business":
127 "The Great Pretender":
128 "Dooley's New Shoes":
129 "The Five Senses:"
130 "Things That Go Bump in the Spaceship":
131 "Dance to Your Own Beat":
132 "Great Outdoors":
133 "The Dentist":
134 "We're All Different":
135 "Monkey See, Monkey Do":
136 "When the Chip is Down":
137 "I Love a Parade":
138 "A Safer Day":
139 "One Tin Robot Rides Away":

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Dooley And Pals Show, The New York Networks.
  2. ^ The Emmy Award-winning Dooley and Pals Releases on DVD, Majon International, September 1, 2005
  3. ^ Dooley and Pals, Trinity Broadcasting Network, 2008.
  4. ^ Full list is sourced from www.dooleyandpals.tv

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