ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
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The Incredible, Indelible, Magical Physical, Mystery Trip 

Animated special about two youngsters who are miniaturized and travel through their Uncle's body, to understand more about his health.

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Uncle Carl
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Missey
Michael Link ...
Joey
Peter Broderick ...
Joey (voice)
Kathy Buch ...
Missey (voice)
Len Maxwell ...
Timer (voice)
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Animated special about two youngsters who are miniaturized and travel through their Uncle's body, to understand more about his health.

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7 February 1973 (USA)  »

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This show marked the debut of "Timer", an animated character featured in a PSA collection called "Time For Timer". Broadcast intermittently during Saturday morning cartoon commercial breaks well into the 1980s, these brief segments featured Timer discussing health and nutrition issues in a singsong fashion. See more »


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Oh What I'd Give
Music and Lyrics by Edward Newmark
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My boots are feelin' lowdown without this...

Thanks to Timer, I now "hanker for a hunk o' cheese" at just about any time of the day or night, not just when I'm feeling "weak in the knees." I wonder if some of his spots would pass muster today, given that kids are currently being brought up in the country of Obesica.

But on ABC in the 70's, Timer was the, er, man, and this show was astonishing when I was nine years old. It really was like "Wizard of Oz" meets "Fantastic Voyage"; and the songs were terrific and inventive, singing all about the functions of the human body, at least the ones you could sing about on 1970's television. (I don't recall a song about the need to dispose of bodily waste...)

I recall seeing this show about a half dozen times (they would replay it on Saturday mornings, too). The sequel about Little Red's Head was enjoyable, but had nothing of the impact that this one did on me. I had little interest in most of the After School Specials, for I was already a committed animation nut, and if the episode was not a cartoon, I really had no use for it. I did watch and enjoy the occasional live-action episode ("Duffy Moon" was sweet), but this one was the peak of the series.

I know many of the After School Specials are being released slowly onto DVD, but how about an all-Timer set, with both movies and all of the Bod Squad spots, with commentary by Lennie Weinrib (Timer in all but the first movie)? I'd pony up the cash...


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