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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 »
User Reviews:
Good show which is very educational See more (13 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 31)
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)

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)
Al Hyslop .... executive producer (1 episode, 1983-1988)

Kathy Mendoza .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 1980)
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)
Series Makeup Department
Lee Halls .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Michael R. Thomas .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
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 (1 episode, 1980)
Don Sullivan .... associate director (1 episode, 1980)
Series Sound Department
John Purcell .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1988)
Ken Hahn .... sound 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)
Dick Maitland .... sound effects (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 Editorial Department
Mark Oberthaler .... on-line editor (88 episodes, 1983-1988)

Sharon Blackwell .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
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 (19 episodes, 1980)

Dana Calderwood .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Janet Cohen .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Rita Devlin .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Marty Gaujenieks .... video (unknown episodes)
Renee Goldkorn .... production assistant (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)
Don Sullivan .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Jo Umans .... production assistant (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 »


Who sings/plays the theme song to the skit know as "The Bloodhound Gang?"
Who sings/plays the theme song?
What are the lyrics to the theme song to the skit known as "The Bloodhound Gang?"
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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Good show which is very educational, 3 November 2007
Author: Grace Zeh ( from Chantilly, Virginia, USA

I used to watch this show when I was a little girl. When I think about it, I remember it pretty well. However, I remember the opening sequence and theme song pretty well. If you ask me, it was a good show which is very educational. In addition to that, everyone is an excellent reporter. My favorite episode is the one about Ryan White. I hope this show stays on PBS for years to come. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that I'll always remember this show in my memory forever, even though I haven't seen every episode. Now, in conclusion, if it lives on in reruns after it finishes its run on PBS, I hope that you catch it one day before it goes off the air for good.

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