ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)

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A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.

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Willie Tyler ...
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 Eleanor / ... (7 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Dolly / ... (6 episodes, 1979-1982)
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 Mrs. Winsborrow / ... (6 episodes, 1980-1994)
Michael Rye ...
 Mr. Winsborrow / ... (6 episodes, 1979-1985)
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 Buzz Beaver / ... (6 episodes, 1985-1994)
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Saturday Morning Weekend Specials
15 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yeah, I remember them, I also remember the old intro showing a girl with a baseball cap blowing a big gum bubble and then all these different images would come out of the book that opened. I was just telling my children about how Saturday's were really for the kids with us having our own news show in between cartoons called "In The News" with a globe being the trade mark of the show. I even told them how they used a lot of the commercials to inform us about how to take care of ourselves. Anyone remembers "Yuk Mouth"?, I even remember all the school house rock segments that kept us on our toes as to not remember what we learned in school. I told them that I was going to write ABC and recommend that they bring a lot of those things back. of course in restored condition. I honestly do feel sorry for the young generation, we really did get a break on Saturday's.


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