The Elephant Show

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The Elephant Show
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Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show (Seasons 3-5)
Also known as Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show
Starring Sharon, Lois & Bram
Paula Gallivan
Eric Nagler
Opening theme One Elephant Went Out to Play
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 65
Production
Location(s) Toronto, Ontario
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBC
Original run September 10, 1984 – January 14, 1989
Chronology
Related shows Skinnamarink TV

The Elephant Show (from the second season onward, Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show) is a Canadian children's television show. It originally ran on CBC from 1984 until 1989.

Summary[edit]

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, but is voiced by a tuba (played by Scott Irvine), which conveys thoughts and mood by its pitch and inflection. The four are usually accompanied by a group of children and a sidekick, Eric Nagler.

Every week Sharon, Lois & Bram along with celebrated family entertainer, Eric Nagler are joined by the curious and fun-loving antics of their pachyderm pal Elephant and such renowned guest artists as: Toller Cranston, Louis Del Grande, Jayne Eastwood, Murray McLauchlan, Chuck Mangione, Andrea Martin, The Nylons and Jan Rubes.

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".

The show enjoyed top ratings in Canada and had consistently been rated one of the top three programs on Nickelodeon in the United States. In 1993 a panel of experts at TV. Guide rated the Elephant Show the #2 program for preschooler in North America.

In the years following the final season of Sharon, Lois & Bram’s Elephant Show, the show remained on Nickelodeon until it was pushed off the lineup in 1996. During its run on the American pay-TV channel, it ranked #2 on TV Guide’s Top 10 of Children’s Programs, beating Sesame Street (#5) and Barney & Friends (#9). By the time the final rerun had aired, The Elephant Show had aired 65 episodes in five seasons and had been viewed in Canada, the United States, Ireland, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Greece, South Africa and Great Britain, reaching over 100 million viewers.

After the series ended, Eric Nagler starred in his own series, Eric's World, produced by The Elephant Show's producer, Cambium Productions.

Episodes[edit]

List of The Elephant Show episodes Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Schoolyard" - Season 1, Episode 1 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Farm Show" - Season 1, Episode 2 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Picnic" - Season 1, Episode 3 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Friendship" - Season 1, Episode 4 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Food Show" - Season 1, Episode 5 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Elephant's Doctor (PILOT)" - Season 1, Episode 6 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Amusement Park" - Season 1, Episode 7 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Rainy Day" - Season 1, Episode 8 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Zoo" - Season 1, Episode 9 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Lifestyles" - Season 1, Episode 10 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Neighborhood" - Season 1, Episode 11 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Party" - Season 1, Episode 12 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Camp" - Season 1, Episode 13

Episodes[edit]

List of The Elephant Show episodes Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Funny Field Day" - Season 2, Episode 14 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Masquerade" - Season 2, Episode 15 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Reversal" - Season 2, Episode 16 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Marathon" - Season 2, Episode 17 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Clean-Up" - Season 2, Episode 18 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Kensington Market" - Season 2, Episode 19 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Babysitting" - Season 2, Episode 20 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Hobby Show" - Season 2, Episode 21 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Pioneer Village" - Season 2, Episode 22 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Dance School" - Season 2, Episode 23 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Beach Show" - Season 2, Episode 24 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Sleepover" - Season 2, Episode 25 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Treasure Hunt" - Season 2, Episode 26

Episodes[edit]

List of The Elephant Show episodes Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Duet Show" - Season 3, Episode 27 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Treasure Island" - Season 3, Episode 28 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Overnight" - Season 3, Episode 29 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Caribana" - Season 3, Episode 30 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Fairy Tale" - Season 3, Episode 31 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Grandma Bessie's Birthday" - Season 3, Episode 32 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Who Stole The Cookies?" - Season 3, Episode 33 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Soap Box Derby" - Season 3, Episode 34 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Library" - Season 3, Episode 35 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Topsy-Turvy Elephant" - Season 3, Episode 36 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "There's An Elephant Up That Tree!" - Season 3, Episode 37 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Growing Up" - Season 3, Episode 38 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Hospital" - Season 3, Episode 39

Episodes[edit]

List of The Elephant Show episodes Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Urban Cowboy" - Season 4, Episode 40 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "SuperElephant: The Movie" - Season 4, Episode 41 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Cooking School" - Season 4, Episode 42 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Mother Goose" - Season 4, Episode 43 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Pet Fair" - Season 4, Episode 44 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Blackout" - Season 4, Episode 45 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Newspaper" - Season 4, Episode 46 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Snow White Elephant" - Season 4, Episode 47 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "An Elephant Never Forgets" - Season 4, Episode 48 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Radio Show" - Season 4, Episode 49 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Sibling Rivalry" - Season 4, Episode 50 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Elephant Finds Its Game" - Season 4, Episode 51 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Band on the Run" - Season 4, Episode 52

Episodes[edit]

List of The Elephant Show episodes Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "The Early Years" - Season 5, Episode 53 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Unicef" - Season 5, Episode 54 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Elephant's Lamp" - Season 5, Episode 55 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Moonlighting" - Season 5, Episode 56 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Museum" - Season 5, Episode 57 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Three Bears" - Season 5, Episode 58 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Playhouse" - Season 5, Episode 59 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Sunday in the Park" - Season 5, Episode 60 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Curio Shoppe" - Season 5, Episode 61 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Making A Record" - Season 5, Episode 62 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Young & Old" - Season 5, Episode 63 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Awards Show" - Season 5, Episode 64 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - "Birth of the Show" - Season 5, Episode 65

Credits[edit]

  • 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

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