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Michael Winship (episodes)", "3-2-1 Contact Extra: Bottom of the Barrel (1991)", "3-2-1 Contact Extra: Secrets of the Code (1991)")
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Release Date:
14 January 1980 (USA) See more »
A children's show explaining various principles of science and their applications. Full summary »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 13 wins & 34 nominations See more »
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Pop Culture Clasics: 3-2-1 Contact. See more (13 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 32)
David Quinn ... Himself (78 episodes, 1986-1988)
Debra Shapiro ... Herself (36 episodes, 1986-1988)
Todd A. Rolle ... Himself (33 episodes, 1986-1988)

Series Directed by
Ozzie Alfonso (73 episodes, 1983-1988)

Christopher Dixon (unknown episodes)
Alan Goldstein (unknown episodes)
Katerina Monemvassitis (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Ozzie Alfonso (8 episodes, 1986)
Franklin Getchel (3 episodes, 1986)
Mary Batten (2 episodes, 1980)

Michael Winship (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Ginger Brown .... producer (107 episodes, 1980-1988)
Joan Ganz Cooney .... executive producer (107 episodes, 1980-1988)
Sheila L. Kogan .... field producer (6 episodes, 1988)
Kathy Mendoza .... executive producer (1 episode, 1980)
Al Hyslop .... executive producer (1 episode, 1983-1988)

Sue Jett .... producer (unknown episodes)
Anne MacLeod Hoffman .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Linda Marmelstein .... executive producer / producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Tom Anthony (1 episode, 1980)
Series Film Editing by
Iris Cahn (10 episodes, 1983-1988)
John Purcell (4 episodes, 1983-1988)
Jan Morgan (2 episodes, 1980)
Series Production Design by
Ron Baldwin (1 episode, 1980)
Series Set Decoration by
Nat Mongioi (1 episode, 1980)
Series Costume Design by
Connie Wexler (1 episode, 1980)
Series Makeup Department
Lynn Donahue .... makeup/hair stylist (1 episode, 1980)
James Kelly .... makeup/hair stylist (1 episode, 1980)
Michael R. Thomas .... makeup/hair stylist (1 episode, 1980)

Lee Halls .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Andy Bamberger .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 1980)
Marc Chalom .... production manager (1 episode, 1980)
Judith Webb .... production manager (1 episode, 1983)

Debbie Sarjeant .... production manager: exteriors (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jan Cornell .... associate director (2 episodes, 1980)
Series Art Department
Robert Hancox .... props (1 episode, 1980)
Series Sound Department
John Purcell .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1988)
Ken Hahn .... re-recording mixer (1 episode, 1983)

Mel Becker .... sound (unknown episodes)
Philip F. Falcone .... sound (unknown episodes)
Michael Kirchberger .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Tim Lester .... sound (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen H. Lewis .... still photographer (5 episodes, 1988)

Miguel Armstrong .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Frank Biondo .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
John Feher .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Ed Hinch .... tape operator (unknown episodes)
Ferdinand Manning .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Jay Millard .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Paul Mirasola .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Randy Nordstrom .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Alain Onesto .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Charles Shoemaker .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Dick Smith .... tape operator (unknown episodes)
Ben Wilder .... tape operator (unknown episodes)
Steve Zinn .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Helena Fierlinger .... animator: specific segments (unknown episodes, 1980)
Paul Fierlinger .... animator: specific segments (unknown episodes, 1980)
Cliff Roberts .... animator: specific segments (unknown episodes, 1980)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mariana Torres .... wardrobe handler (1 episode, 1980)
Series Editorial Department
Mark Oberthaler .... on-line editor (88 episodes, 1983-1988)
Sharon Blackwell .... post-production coordinator (1 episode, 1980)
Series Music Department
Susan Ring .... composer: additional music (1 episode, 1988)

Martha Jane Webber .... composer: theme "The Bloodhound Gang" (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Martin Begley .... technical director (20 episodes, 1980)
Dana Calderwood .... production assistant (1 episode, 1980)
Rita Devlin .... production coordinator (1 episode, 1980)
Renee Goldkorn .... production assistant (1 episode, 1980)
Don Sullivan .... stage manager (1 episode, 1980)
Jo Umans .... production assistant (1 episode, 1980)

Janet Cohen .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Marty Gaujenieks .... video (unknown episodes)
Charlene Harrington .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Jean MacLean .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Lee Matis .... travel coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gordon McClelland .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Eleanor McIntosh .... studio manager (unknown episodes)
Ralph Mensch .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Richard Norton .... finance director (unknown episodes)
Hal Warner .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Ron Weaver .... director of operations (unknown episodes)
Ben Wilder .... video (unknown episodes)
Andrew Carl Wilk .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Joan Wood .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Paul C. York .... video (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
USA:30 min (225 episodes and 8 specials)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:TV-Y7 | USA:TV-G (1980-1992)

Did You Know?

In one Bloodhound Gang case, the medium is supposed to be channeling an extraterrestrial being, not a ghost or spirit. This is unique in all of the history of television.See more »
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What are the lyrics to the theme song to the skit known as "The Bloodhound Gang?"
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Pop Culture Clasics: 3-2-1 Contact., 19 August 2005

3-2-1 Contact (1980-1992) was a fun show that I watch for a few years when I was a kid. The concept of the show was two girls and a guy talking about science and making it fun. There was also a cheesy mystery short thrown in. It was a continuing serial that featured a group of young sleuths who went around solving real easy problem solving cases. I stopped watch the show after 1983. But during the first three seasons I sure did have a lot of fun watching this show. I saw some later episodes but it just wasn't the same. I'll always have my memories.

A P.B.S. children's program.

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