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A Doonesbury Special (1977)

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Garry Trudeau's classic characters (Mike Doonesbury, Zonker, etc.) examine how their lifestyles, priorities, and concerns have changed since the end of their idealistic college days in the 1960's.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Zonker Harris (voice)
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Joanie Caucus (voice)
David Grant ...
Mike Doonesbury (voice)
Charles Levin ...
Mark Slackmeyer (voice)
Richard Bruno ...
B.D. (voice)
Rebecca Nelson ...
Barbara Ann 'Boopsie' Boopstein (voice)
William Sloane Coffin ...
The Reverend Scott Sloan (voice) (as William Sloane Coffin Jr.)
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Referee (voice)
Mark Baker ...
Kirby (voice)
Eric Elice ...
Frank (voice)
Will Jordan ...
Sportscaster (voice)
Linda Baer ...
Ellie (voice)
Eric Jaffe ...
Howie (voice)
Michelle Browne ...
Jeannie (voice)
Thomas Baxton ...
Rufus (voice)
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Garry Trudeau's classic characters (Mike Doonesbury, Zonker, etc.) examine how their lifestyles, priorities, and concerns have changed since the end of their idealistic college days in the 1960's.

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27 November 1977 (USA)  »

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Quotes

[first lines]
Mike Doonesbury: [Zonker is submerged under Walden Puddle] Zonker! Zonker!
Zonker Harris: [underwater] Steady, lads, steady...
Mike Doonesbury: Zonker!
Zonker Harris: Fire!
[a miniature trident shot from underwater pins a falling leaf to a tree]
Mike Doonesbury: Zonker!
Zonker Harris: [his head comes out of the water] What?
Mike Doonesbury: Dinner's in ten minutes.
Zonker Harris: So?
[...]
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I Do Believe
© Walden West Music 1973
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15 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For a short time,Image Entertainment bundled this cartoon onto a single DVD with two other pieces directed by Faith Hubley:"The Hubley Collection:"Everybody Rides The Carousel'". Unfortunately,this is a collectible item-at the time of this post,one seller at Amazon listed a copy for a low,low 250 dollars. My savvy son picked up a used copy a couple of years ago for under five bucks.Till then,the only copy I had found was a Beta version of the Doonesbury Special and I was unable to get anyone to dub a copy to VHS. Like a starving man with a can of beans and no can opener...

Thirty years since its original broadcast and,like Mike in the film, many of us are still wondering what happened to all of us and that spirit to change the world for the better. Trudeau still fights the good fight,one daily comic strip at a time.


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