Manimal (1983– )

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A man who can change himself into any animal fights crime.

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 Prof. Jonathan Chase / ... (8 episodes, 1983)
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 Det. Brooke McKenzie / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
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 Tyrone C. Earl (5 episodes, 1983)
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 Lt. Nick Rivera (5 episodes, 1983)
Floyd Levine ...
 Murdock (2 episodes, 1983)
Lew Horn ...
 Harold Trout / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
Alan Koss ...
 Man / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
Talbot Perry Simons ...
 Cab Driver / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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Jonathan Chase was a British college professor at New York University who had the unusual ability to transform into any kind of animal. He used his powers to battle crime alongside pretty policewoman Brooke and Vietnam-war pal Ty. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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30 September 1983 (USA)  »

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TV Guide ranked "Manimal" number 15 on their list of 50 worst TV shows of all time in 2002. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The She-Creature (1997) See more »

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Panther and Hawk? Anyone remember the pilot?
23 September 2002 | by (Prince George, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

First off, I loved this series as a kid! I wish they would have continued with it. But, then again, this was the era where networks were keeping the garbage and chucking the stuff with some potential.

Second, if anyone remembers the pilot to this show, his girlfriend (I THINK that was here relationship. It HAS been almost 20 years!) found out about his abilities when he turned into a cobra to pull her out of some quicksand. I also recall him becoming a mule to kick open a locked door so he and his friend could escape. Sure, the panther and hawk were used the most, but they did make him more versatile than that.


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