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Wishbone (1995–1999)

TV Series  |  TV-Y7  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family
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An intelligent and witty dog imagines himself in the role of characters from classic books and gets involved in similar real-life adventures.


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Series cast summary:
Larry Brantley ...
 Wishbone / ... (50 episodes, 1995-1999)
Jordan Wall ...
 Joe Talbot (50 episodes, 1995-1999)
 Sam Kepler (50 episodes, 1995-1999)
Adam Springfield ...
 David Barnes (50 episodes, 1995-1999)
 Ellen Talbot (50 episodes, 1995-1999)
Angee Hughes ...
 Wanda Gilmore (50 episodes, 1995-1999)
Soccer the Dog ...
 Wishbone (50 episodes, 1995-1999)
Sean Hennigan ...
 Prince John / ... (25 episodes, 1995-1999)
Cliff Stephens ...
 Man / ... (21 episodes, 1995-1999)


Wishbone the dog serves as a canine bridge between life and literature as he embarks on exciting journeys that include elements of action, adventure and comedy. In each of the 40 half-hour episodes, Wishbone the dog's escapades with the children and families of the fictional town of Oakdale, U.S.A., trigger a series of daydreams. In these daydreams, Wishbone imagines himself as a character in signature, modern-day scenes that parallel the storylines from classic literature, emphasizing the timeless and universal themes explored in these classic tales. Written by Anonymous

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9 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Larry Brantley, the voice of Wishbone, made an appearance in the episode "Rushin' to the Bone". He played the character Larry Brinkley, the man providing the voice to Wishbone's Scottish character "Mr. MacPooch" for a dog food commercial. See more »


Edited into Doggiewoggiez! Poochiewoochiez! (2012) See more »

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"GUILTY! I CONFESS! We watched "WISHBONE" at Police Headquarters, Missing Persons Bureau!! " So whatta they gonna do,send me to see "Old Sparky ? (The Electric Chair)
2 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

During my tenure of 35 years with the Chicago Police Department, the assignments that varied greatly in duties, responsibilities and type of "terrain" covered. The varied assignments were in some of the most poverty stricken, crime ridden neighborhoods to "blowing a whistle" as a Loop Traffic Cop and from attending to Juveniles in the School Unit to "Tracer of Lost Persons" in the Missing Persons Bureau.

During my last assignment, it was in Missings because of medical problems, rheumatoid arthritis and congestive heart failure. This required confinement to the office or 'desk duties', and is called "Light Duty".

Well, I do confess that we would turn on a Television Set during quiet afternoon times, as it didn't interfere with work and actually made things run more smoothly. Favourites during that period included "SEINFELD"(daily reruns), Baseball, Football, Basketball, Hockey, "Mystery Science Theatre 3000" and "WISHBONE". Yeah, "WISHBONE", wanna make something' of it? We stumbled onto it quite by accident, for no one knew it from our home TV viewing, as no one in the office had young kids at home. There were some grandchildren of some of our gang, but no kids of the right age for such programming.

So, the Cops at Chicago Police HQ became fans of this little (what is he, Jack Russell Terrier, Rat Terrier, what?) pooch with the Ronald Coleman voice and the love for great literature. Hardly a Saturday Afternoon at the Bureau would pass-by without Wishbone being present.

The Creators and Production Team did an excellent job in providing a character and series which is interesting, educational, amusing and highly informative. And just who wood have thought that such a highly successful feature would emerge from the meeting up of works of literature and the fantasies of somebody's pet pooch?

Boy, I sure can't wait to be a Grandfather!!!!

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