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To avoid a year in jail, swimming pool cleaner Morris Buttermaker agrees to coach a Little League baseball team called the Bears. Unfortunately, the Bears are the worst team in the league, boasting a roster of the most inept and least disciplined players in school. Buttermaker, with the help of principal Rappant, eventually wins the respect of the Bears, and they even win a few games along the way. Written by
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Aired as a mid-season replacement early in 1979, with a brief 13-episode run. Was picked up for the new fall season, but cancelled after another thirteen episodes were produced. These re-aired the following summer (1980). See more »
This TV series cracks me up. Who would actually try to make a whole TV series about a baseball team? And what is up with the "slang" terms they use? Are we supposed to know what some kind of phrase like, "What the puckney are you doing" means? I'm not saying that this TV series is bad, it's just strange. Actually I've only seen one episode, because I wasn't alive when this series originally ran. But it was like it should have been a movie...which it was. Well, whatever.
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