The wandering adventures of an intelligent german shepherd dog.

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 The Littlest Hobo / ... (114 episodes, 1979-1985)
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London is an extremely intelligent, wandering German shepherd who walks into a different place in each episode of this long-running television series, and comes upon people down on their luck or in trouble. London always befriends and helps the struggling person or persons. Then, when his job is done at episode's end, London declines to be the pet of the people he has helped and departs to continue his cross-country drifting. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Der Vagabund - Die Abenteuer eines Schäferhundes  »

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The series is a present day western. Hobo, whose background is unexplained and his origins, motivation and ultimate destination are also never explained, wanders from town to town and befriends those who need help and at the end of each episode, despite the people he helped whom would attempt to adopt him, he would head off by himself, as he appeared to prefer to be on his own. See more »

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Maybe Tomorrow
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Composed by Terry Bush
Lyrics by John Crossen
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In Defense of London
27 July 1999 | by (Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada) – See all my reviews

About the only popularly negative comment on this television show that I will accept is that because it was produced on video rather than on film, it lacks crispness and depth of color. I cannot and will not agree with people's sweeping, cynical put-downs of every other aspect of this production. The storytelling may be formulaic, but there is enough flexibility in the formula for the show to vary its episodes. Some are about crime-fighting, others concern rescue of people in perilous situations, and still others deal with solving interpersonal problems, finding lost items or animals, etc.. The acting is fairly often admirable, mainly by the primary guest stars in the episodes- and there are quite a few well-known and respected actors and actresses in guest star roles. Camera work is often inventive, music is appropriate to the action, and episodes are quite quick paced. For a television show shot on video in Canada, it holds up quite well, and there is a timelessness to its concept. Finally, with a charismatic canine star, it is innocent, wholesome family entertainment. There does not seem to be much of that on television anymore.


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