A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.
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Willie Tyler ...
 Himself - Host 14 episodes, 1981-1984
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 Bunjee / ... 12 episodes, 1978-1994
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 Edward Hyde / ... 10 episodes, 1982-1992
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 Alice / ... 7 episodes, 1980-1983
Ilene Latter ...
 Kitty Literature / ... 7 episodes, 1985-1992
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 Dolly / ... 6 episodes, 1979-1982
Linda Gary ...
 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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A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.

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29 January 1977 (USA)  »

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"Land of Og"; "The Haunted Mansion Mystery"; more

Back in the early-80s, on Saturday mornings, if my dad didn't drag me off to work with him (he was a plumber and electrician) -- I would stay home and watch the Weekend Specials on ABC. I had many favorites: "Land of Og" (about those little green guys who lived under ground); "Zack and the Magic Factory (the beginning was so intriguing -- the boy arriving by taxi at night at the front of this ominous-looking building, and the creepy monster and gadgetry guarding the inside of entranceway -- scared the be-Jesus out of the boy, riveted me to the sofa); and "The Haunted Mansion Mystery" (where the boy and girl are trapped under an old mansion in a secret room, which they think is haunted by the spirit of a rich old man -- who one day, miserly, hauled his money home from the bank in a wheelbarrow and died there, leaving his skeleton to entertain the boy and girl in the secret room). They just don't make programs for children of that quality anymore. I could mention many other shows, but I don't think there is space enough here.


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