The comic misadventures of a misfit Little League baseball team.
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1980   1979  
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Cast

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 Morris Buttermaker (26 episodes, 1979-1980)
J. Brennan Smith ...
 Mike Engelberg (26 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Amanda Wurlitzer (26 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Rudi Stein (26 episodes, 1979-1980)
Sparky Marcus ...
 Leslie Ogilvie (26 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Regi Tower (26 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Tanner Boyle (26 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Ahmad Abdul Rahim (26 episodes, 1979-1980)
Shane Butterworth ...
 Timmy Lupus (26 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Dr. Emily Rappant (26 episodes, 1979-1980)
Phillip R. Allen ...
 Roy Turner (20 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Josh (15 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bill Lazarus ...
 Frosty (14 episodes, 1979-1980)
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Storyline

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 Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Comedy | Sport

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24 March 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Bären sind los  »

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(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Some changes were made in adapting the premise for television. The ages of the kids were moved back slightly, the language was cleaned up (though Tanner continued to call the coach "Buttercrud"), alcoholic beverages all but disappeared, and Amanda changed from Buttermaker's would-be stepdaughter to his granddaughter. The essence of each character remained the same. See more »

Connections

Follows The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978) See more »

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Oh-kay...
8 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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