The Great Space Coaster (1981–1986)

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A half hour children's program that featured three friends who loved to make music. They lived in a fantasy land full of talking animals. They sang and would show short cartoons and musical numbers.

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Season:

1

Year:

1981
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Emily Bindiger ...
 Francine (1 episode, 1981)
Chris Gifford ...
 Danny (1 episode, 1981)
Ray Stephens ...
 Roy (1 episode, 1981)
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 Goriddle Gorilla (1 episode, 1981)
John Lovelady ...
 Edison the Elephant # 1 / ... (1 episode, 1981)
Jim Martin ...
 Baffle / ... (1 episode, 1981)
Francis Keane ...
 Baxter (1 episode, 1981)
Ken Myles ...
 Speed Reader (1 episode, 1981)
Noel MacNeal ...
 Knock Knock the bird #2 (1 episode, 1981)
Maggie Munro ...
 Huggle (1 episode, 1981)
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A kid's fantasy/variety show about three friends who leave Earth each day in their 'Space Coaster'. Each episode featured several musical numbers (usually dealing with the various issues and problems kids face every day), plus news reports from Gary Gnu and book reviews from Speed Reader. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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TV-Y
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September 1981 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Kevin Clash originally auditioned to play the role of Roy. He eventually became the puppeteer for Goriddle Gorilla. See more »

Quotes

Gary Gnu: No gnews is good gnews with Gary Gnu.
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Spoofed in Family Guy: I Take Thee, Quagmire (2006) See more »

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"No Gnus is Good Gnus"
12 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This show was extremely creative. Always something new and exciting. Great characters that kids got to know and love. I wish there was a way to see this as an adult. To even be able to show it to our kids. Many people still quote Gary Gnu but have forgotten where he came from. Definitely a hidden gem lost to the ages.


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