The Charlie Horse Music Pizza

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The Charlie Horse Music Pizza
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Genre Family Entertainment
Written by Colman deKay
Directed by Niles Davenport
Stan Jacobson
Presented by Shari Lewis
Starring Dom DeLuise
Wezley Morris
Chancz Perry
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 23
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Golden Books Family Entertainment
KCET
Release
Original channel PBS (1998-1999)
PBS Kids (1999-2000)
Original release January 5, 1998 – January 17, 1999
Chronology
Related shows Lamb Chop's Play-Along

The Charlie Horse Music Pizza is a children's television show that was shown on PBS in the United States from January 1998. Three Episodes returned January 1999. Re-runs aired until late 2000. Re-runs are currently airing, again, on PBJ. It is a spin-off of the series Lamb Chop's Play-Along and was hosted by Shari Lewis, whose strong belief in the benefits of music education for children led to the creation of the series.

The show takes place around a pizzeria on the beach. Alongside the original cast of Lamb Chop, Hush Puppy, Charlie Horse, and Shari, Charlie Horse Music Pizza introduced four new characters – Take-Out, a big anthropomorphized orangutan who makes deliveries on roller skates (played by Chancz Perry); Fingers, a giant purple raccoon that lives in the dumpster behind the pizzeria (played by Gordon Robertson); Cookie the soft-hearted, opera-loving cook (played by Dom DeLuise); and Junior, who works at the pizzeria part-time, and plays musical instruments, such as the tuba for his high school marching band (played by Wezley Morris).

The series was put on hiatus after the May 18 episode aired due to Lewis' treatment in a local hospital. It was then cancelled when she died on August 2.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
1 20 January 5, 1998 (1998-01-05) January 17, 1999 (1999-01-17)

Season 1[edit]

# List of Episodes Release Date
1 Back Story January 5, 1998
2 My Dog Has Fleas January 6, 1998
3 Musicians of Bremen January 7, 1998
4 Blow Hard January 8, 1998
5 Follow the Leader January 9, 1998
6 Spooky Opera Show January 12, 1998
7 A Pirate's Life January 13, 1998
8 The Audition January 14, 1998
9 Group Soup January 15, 1998
10 Rapunzel January 16, 1998
11 Toy Exchange January 19, 1998
12 Charlie on the Run January 20, 1998
13 Wise Queen January 21, 1998
14 Star-Spangled Charlie January 22, 1998
15 Charlie's Ant January 23, 1998
16 Whistle While You Work January 26, 1998
17 Jazzy January 27, 1998
18 Hush Puppy the Hero January 28, 1998
19 Can I Sing You My Song? January 29, 1998
20 Drum Show January 30, 1998
21 One Man Band January 3, 1999
22 The George & Bill Show January 10, 1999
23 Goodbye, Hello January 17, 1999

VHS Releases[edit]

There Are VHS Tapes in 1998 to 1999 Releases from Sony Wonder.

# List of Volumes and more Release Date No. of Videos
1 Volume 1 February 10 , 1998 5
2 Volume 2 February 10, 1998 5
3 Volume 3 March 31, 1998 5
4 Volume 4 March 31, 1998 5
5 Volume 5 March 9, 1999 3

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