The Reppies

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The Reppies was a live-action American educational musical show for children created by Northstar Entertainment along with Treat Entertainment, which formed Reppies Entertainment Inc, L.L.C. The series centers around a group of human-like reptile creatures (in oversized costumes) that sing in a music group and interact with a Mary Poppins-like English tutor, who also sings and dances. In some of the episodes she seemingly displays magical powers.

The series was produced by WEDU Television in Tampa, Florida. Each episode featured three original songs produced by Rick Tell. Twenty six half hour episodes and one hour long holiday special were originally created in 1996 and aired on public television. Thirteen of the episodes were later re-dubbed with Christian-oriented messages and moved to Trinity Broadcasting Network and the Christian Television Network.

Originally created by Wendy Harrison from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, along with the father son team of Pat and Steve McGonigle of Northstar Entertainment. Smokey Knudson was the series producer and Brian McBride as executive in charge of production for the entire series run. Bruce Foulke was the Music Supervisor for the series. It aired on Smile network.

The cast includes American actress Trudie Petersen as the English tutor, Rick Stanley as the band's manager, and 13-year-old actress Talia Osteen.[1]

Episodes[edit]

  1. Babes in the Woods (Airdate: September 28, 1996)
  2. Parlez-vous Reppie? (Airdate: October 5, 1996)
  3. Buster's Breaktrough (Airdate: October 12, 1996)
  4. Teachers Pet (Airdate: October 19, 1996)
  5. Things That Go Bumba in the Night (Airdate: October 26, 1996)
  6. Tessa in a Teapot (Airdate: November 2, 1996)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abbott, Jim (July 27, 1996). "Kids' Show Stars Orlando Woman". orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel newspaper. Retrieved August 11, 2018. When your resume includes eight years as an entertainer at Walt Disney World, playing a TV character modeled after Mary Poppins isn't much of a leap. Maybe that's why Trudie Petersen landed the role of Britt Summerhayes, a sweetly sensible tutor to five musical dinosaurs in The Reppies. ... Others include actor Rick Stanley, who plays the band's manager; 13-year-old actress Talia Osteen, who has a recurring role.

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