The Gary Coleman Show

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The Gary Coleman Show
Genre Comedy
Directed by George Gordon
Bob Hathcock
Carl Urbano
Rudy Zamora
Ray Patterson (supervising director)
Starring Gary Coleman
Voices of Lauren Anders
Jennifer Darling
Julie McWhirter Dees
LaShana Dendy
Geoffrey Gordon
Jerry Houser
Calvin Mason
Sidney Miller
Steve Schatzberg
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (26 segments)
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Art Scott
Editor(s) Gil Iverson
Running time 23 minute (whole)
11–12 minutes (separate)
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 18, 1982 – December 11, 1982

The Gary Coleman Show is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions that originally aired on NBC during the 1982-1983 season.[1]

Synposis[edit]

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, 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.

Development[edit]

The character of Haggle was the first cartoon character to rap.[original research?] Gordon was an NBC page when he was cast. Each 30-minute episode consisted of two 15-minute segments. Thirteen 23-minute episodes were produced. Jennifer Darling, who played Lebeau's supervising angel Angelica, uses her nasal voice in a similar fashion to that of her future role Ayeka in Tenchi Muyo OVA. Angelica disbelieved Andy's stories about Hornswoggle, perhaps due to his elusive nature or some unstated ability for Hornswoggle to hide himself from her.

Cast[edit]

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List of episodes[edit]

# Title Written by Original air date
1 "Fouled Up Fossils / Going, Going, Gone" Fouled Up Fossils & Going, Going, Gone
Cliff Roberts
September 18, 1982 (1982-09-18)
2 "You Oughtta' Be In Pictures / Derby Daze" You Oughtta' Be In Pictures: Dianne Dixon
Derby Daze: Martin Werner
September 25, 1982 (1982-09-25)
3 "Hornswoggle's Hoax / Calamity Canine" Hornswoggle's Hoax: Robert Jayson and Paul Dini
Calamity Canine: Peter L. Dixon
October 1, 1982 (1982-10-01)
4 "Cupid Andy / Space Odd-Essey" Cupid Andy: John Bates
Space Odd-Essey: Janis Diamond
October 8, 1982 (1982-10-08)
5 "Hornswoggle's New Leaf / Keep On Movin' On" Hornswoggle's New Leaf: Paul Dini
Keep On Movin' On: Mark Shiney
October 15, 1982 (1982-10-15)
6 "Mansion Madness / Wuthering Kites" Mansion Madness: Dianne Dixon
Wuthering Kites: David Villaire
October 22, 1982 (1982-10-22)
7 "In the Swim / Put Up or Fix Up" In the Swim: Bob Langhans
Put Up or Fix Up: David Villaire
October 29, 1982 (1982-10-29)
8 "Haggle and Double Haggle / The Royal Visitor" Haggle and Double Haggle: Larry Parr
The Royal Visitor: Sandy Fries
November 6, 1982 (1982-11-06)
9 "The Future Tense / Dr. Livingston, I Presume" The Future Tense: Janis Diamond and Allan Heldfond
Dr. Livingston, I Presume: Dianne Dixon
November 13, 1982 (1982-11-13)
10 "Haggle's Luck / Head in the Clouds" Haggle's Luck: John T. Graham
Head in the Clouds: Tom Ruegger
November 20, 1982 (1982-11-20)
11 "Teacher's Pest / Andy Sings the Blues" Teacher's Pest: John T. Graham
Andy Sings the Blues: Janis Diamond and Allan Heldfond
November 27, 1982 (1982-11-27)
12 "Easy Money / Take My Tonsils -Please-" Easy Money: Bob Langhans
Take My Tonsils -Please-: Tom Ruegger
December 4, 1982 (1982-12-04)
13 "The Prettiest Girl in Oakville / Mack's Snow Job" The Prettiest Girl in Oakville: Mark Shiney
Mack's Snow Job: Sandy Fries
December 11, 1982 (1982-12-11)

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