ABC Weekend Specials: Season 3, Episode 1

The Big Hex of Little Lulu (15 Sep. 1979)

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Two-part sequel to the 1978 ABC Weekend Special, based on the Marjorie Henderson Buell comic strip. In this one, Lulu Moppet wants to start an all-girls hockey team, but is short on funds ... See full summary »

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Annrae Walterhouse ...
Gloria
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Kevin King Cooper ...
Bibi Osterwald ...
Mrs. Pomeroy
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Carnival Barker
Lulu Baxter ...
Anne
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Alvin
Nicky Manfredi ...
Eddie
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Madame Zarona
Nita Dee ...
Maria
Billy 'Pop' Atmore ...
Willie
Michelle Brown ...
Henrietta
Lady Bell ...
Lady at Party
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Two-part sequel to the 1978 ABC Weekend Special, based on the Marjorie Henderson Buell comic strip. In this one, Lulu Moppet wants to start an all-girls hockey team, but is short on funds for uniforms and equipment, until she cons chauvanistic Tubby into believing he has a curse, which can only be lifted by raising money for the team. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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PICKLE JUICE!!!!!!
17 September 2000 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Oh what memories this movie brings back! This one was a Saturday afternoon staple on my local ABC station. You know, right after "American Bandstand" they did the "Weekend Special" (or was it before AB? hmmm...) So you know it's light-weight pre-teen fare.

Lauri Hendler (who would soon go on to star as Julie Kinenski on "Gimme A Break!") plays Little Lulu. The details are a bit sketchy for me, but I remember Lulu heading up some school-contest. She and her gang wanted to win it awfully bad, but the aptly-named "Tubby" insisted on being the sole hold-out. I believe because he was required to do some physical exertion for the contest, and hell, that takes away from his eating time!

(Okay, I'm just now realizing how politically incorrect this movie was...)

So Lulu dons fortune-teller garb, and tricks our dim-porker into thinking she's placed a curse on him. The fortune teller tells him that unless he helps the gang, he will lose his APPETITE!! To prove it, she secretly replaces his frosty beverage with.....PICKLE JUICE!!

Lulu diligently sticks with her plan, spiking each of Tubby's meals with la' juice-de-pickle, until Tubby begs the fortune teller to lift the curse. She obliges, but ONLY if Tubby cooperates with his nemesis, Little Lulu.

(It scares me that I remembered this much!)

Fun, amusing, kiddie flick. Makes you really miss the wholesome kiddie-programming of the early-80's.


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