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The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County 



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Episode credited cast:
Jimmy Smiley (as Billy Jacoby)
Steven Spencer ...
Skip Burnette
Mara Alexander ...
Mary Lou Thompkins
Derek Wells ...
Buddy Sanders
Miss. Fletcher
Owen Bush ...
Farmer Parsons
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Willie Tyler ...
Himself - Host


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19 September 1981 (USA)  »

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Great story for kids and watchable for adults too.
6 February 2004 | by (Illinois, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This story still gets aired occasionally and is worth a look for families. It is well told, and can be enjoyed by just about anyone. I saw it as a half hour "special" that came on at noon after the cartoons on Saturday. We had just read the story in our classroom Weekly Reader (remember those?) as a promo for the show, and I read the part of the main character. Well, the actor formerly known as Billy Jacoby is no ME, but he did a good job too! I hope my nieces and nephew get to see it at some point because I'm not sure if they still make specials like this (especially airing at that time). Since no one else has posted a comment (thus far), all I can say is, catch this if you can! :-)

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