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 ...
 Himself - Host (14 episodes, 1981-1984)
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 Bunjee / ... (12 episodes, 1978-1994)
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 Emperor / ... (10 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Alice / ... (7 episodes, 1980-1983)
Ilene Latter ...
 Eleanor / ... (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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Possibly one of the most memorable openings of any Saturday morning show
16 March 2002 | by (Columbus, OH) – See all my reviews

The Weekend Specials were sometimes good, sometimes crap, and I rarely watched regularly. Generally I'd stick around long enough to see what this week's story would be, and then, washed out and headachey from four or more straight hours of watching jumpy animation on a black and white TV, I'd go off to have breakfast. So the distinctive theme music and animation were my signal that Saturday morning was over...but oh, what great music and animation it was! Like a flourishing coda to a Bach concerto, in fact. Even though it wasn't one of the shows that I stayed around to watch, it was nevertheless probably more ingrained in my memories of Saturday mornings than anything else, except for maybe the Bugs/Roadrunner Show, In The News, and ABC's various between-show thingies (Schoolhouse Rock, the "Bod Squad" segments...)


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