Daktari (1966–1969)

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Dr. Marsh Tracy was a veterinarian running an animal study center in Africa. Helping him were his daughter Paula, American Jack Dane and Mike, a local. Also living with the Tracys--and ... See full summary »

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 Dr. Marsh Tracy / ... (89 episodes, 1966-1969)
Cheryl Miller ...
 Paula Tracy (89 episodes, 1966-1969)
Hedley Mattingly ...
 District Officer Hedley / ... (89 episodes, 1966-1969)
Hari Rhodes ...
 Mike Makula / ... (86 episodes, 1966-1969)
Yale Summers ...
 Jack Dane / ... (74 episodes, 1966-1968)
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Dr. Marsh Tracy was a veterinarian running an animal study center in Africa. Helping him were his daughter Paula, American Jack Dane and Mike, a local. Also living with the Tracys--and equally a part of the show's starring cast--were a crossed-eyed lion named Clarence and a chimp named Judy. The series' storylines were largely centered around protecting the wildlife of the local game preserve from poachers and other threats. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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11 January 1966 (USA)  »

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Viidakkotohtori  »

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(89 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Originally they wanted Ralph Helfer's own daughter Tana to be the little girl in the Pilot because she was able to ride their Zebra Folsom around so well but Tana hated acting. See more »

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Follows Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965) See more »

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My Favorite Show as a Child
4 October 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This was the best family show around for its time. Although I was very young when this aired, I loved this and "Flipper".

They don't (won't) make programming such as this anymore for network television...probably because there isn't a market for something so simplistic but entertaining to all. There were elements in this show for every member of the family. But of course it was Judy the monkey and Clarence the cross-eyed lion that captured the child in me. And of course, Marshall Thompson was a vet (my first exposure to one!) in one of the most exotic and troubled locations in this world and Yale Summers was...very, very....cute.

Plus being a big music fan as I was with older siblings, I cannot ever forget the theme song of "Daktari". Why? Well, for all you music buffs (if I am not mistaken...please correct me!) members (or all) of group that performed the song was of Osibisa. Too Cool!!! Great family programming of an age long gone in television.


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