The Elephant Show
|The Elephant Show|
Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show (Seasons 3-5)
|Also known as||Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show|
|Starring||Sharon, Lois & Bram
|Opening theme||One Elephant Went Out to Play|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||65|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original run||1984– 1988|
|Related shows||Skinnamarink TV|
The Elephant Show features the adventures of the Canadian singing trio Sharon, Lois & Bram and Elephant (Paula Gallivan in an elephant costume). Elephant doesn't speak. She is voiced by a tuba (played by Scott Irvine), her thoughts conveyed by its pitch and inflection. The group are usually accompanied by a group of children and a sidekick, Eric Nagler.
Almost every episode contains a concert segment, featuring Sharon, Lois & Bram and Eric and the Mammoth Band. They sing songs and help children with their problems (including arguments, fear and the failure of plans). In most episodes, the group travels to a new location (such as a zoo, hospital, or museum). They occasionally stay home and have an adventure in their yard (like building a tree fort and encountering a grumpy neighbour). The show occasionally includes a social lesson (such as a pro-UNICEF discussion). Sharon, Lois and Bram appeared in advertisements during the show's original run, encouraging parents to vaccinate their children against polio, rubella and mumps. Each episode concludes with the song Skinnamarink.
It ran in Canada for five seasons (65 episodes). The second and third seasons both aired in 1986.
The series was broadcast in the United States on Nickelodeon, from September 21, 1987 to October 21, 1994.
After the series ended, Eric Nagler starred in his own series, Eric's World, produced by The Elephant Show's producer, Cambium Productions.
Some episodes of the show have been released on video tape in Canada.
- Directed by: George Bloomfield, Michael McNarama
- Produced by: Arnie Zipursky, Bruce Glawson
- Associate Producer & Production Manager: Charles Zamaria
- Concert Directed by: Stan Swan
- Music Directors: Joe Hampson, Ray Parker, Paul Mills
- Choreographers: Don Calderwood, Paula Gallivan
- Art Director: Susan Longmire
- Property Masters: Ray Lorenz
- Set Dresser: Ane Christensen
- On-Line Editor: Bob Doughty
- 1st Camera: Simon Darylmple
- Lighting Director: Roger Bate
- Best Boy: Thomas Bate
- Key Grips: Cynthia Darlow
- Music Production Assistant: Randi Hampson
- Animation: Trickett Productions, Inc.
- Multi-Track Remote: Comfort Sound