Whiz Kids (1983–1984)

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The adventures of a group of young kids who are amateur computer experts and detectives.

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 Richie / ... (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Todd Porter ...
 Hamilton / ... (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Jeremy / ... (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Alice / ... (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Cheryl / ... (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Llewellen Farley, Jr. (17 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Lt. Neal Quinn (17 episodes, 1983-1984)
Madelyn Cain ...
 Irene Adler (14 episodes, 1983-1984)
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Richie, Ham, Jeremy and Alice are teenagers living outside Los Angeles. They are also computer hackers who worked as amateur detectives in their spare time. Llewellen Farley is a reporter who is a source for the kids and sometimes asks them for help on stories he is writing. Farley's brother-in-law is Lieutenant Quinn who also provides the kids with help. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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I really enjoyed it in 1983
17 December 2004 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

I probably haven't seen this show since 1983, but I still remember it. I don't recall when I started watching. I think possibly some summer friends whose father owned a small electronics equipment chain recommended it. I seem to recall also that Matthew Laborteaux was on the cover of an early children's computer magazine called K-Power I initially learned about, I think, from scholastic book fairs at my elementary school. I recall the magazine had a BASIC program you could type into your computer to have it simulate the exchange between Richie and his talking computer during the opening of the show. K-Power later got absorbed into Family Computer just as a small section, and then Family Computing changed its name to something else and dropped the K-Power section at which I stopped subscribing.

Incredibly, I can still replay the instrumental theme song to this show in my head. But apart from these bits of trivia, I don't remember the show itself too well!


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