The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (1987–1988)
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The writing on this show turned out to be pretty poor, which really hurt the success. Fox cancelled the show before Beans was able to rescue his father.
really into it but after a season of promise it just disappeared. The creator of the show ("Savage" Steve Holland) made a couple of great films and I
was stoked when I heard that he was making a television show. Just when
I was getting ready for the next season, it was canceled. Such a shame
because it could have really taken off. They should have produced a
made-for-t.v. wrap up show. Now that would have been a blast!
So long Agent Baxter. I hope you find your father and keep your brother
I'm Mike Tee Vee, see ya!!
This was one of the many mistakes that FOX made during the early years.
There was a scene where one of the "terrorists" was dangling a man out of a high window by his ankles trying to get some information from him. Once he found out what he wanted to know he dropped the man head first to his death. Yep, scared my little boy self somethin' fierce! Then, there was the Halloween episode with the kids turning into zombies due to subliminal messages. As cheese-ball as I'm sure the spinning head would look to me now, it made me a little on edge as I went back out trick-or-treating after it was over. And yes; I went out trick-or-treating, came back to watch the show and then went back out. That's how big of a fan I was.
I think my parents must not have been watching it with me. I can't imagine that my mom would have allowed me to watch much past the "I just saw Miss Universe naked" line.
Overall, in spite of my inability to understand the cleverness of the show at the time it was one of those shows that I still have some pretty fond memories of and that still brings a smile to my face even after 30 years.