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"The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" A Gentleman Tinker (1978)

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Original Air Date:
8 February 1978 (Season 2, Episode 15)
Mad Jack overhears a short Irishman and Tinker (Inventor) discussing gold. Thinking he's found a leprechaun,that'll lead to a pot of gold, he tells Adams. Adams doubts him though,so Jack must prove he's wasn't seeing and hearing things. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dan Haggerty ... James 'Grizzly' Adams

Denver Pyle ... Mad Jack
Bozo the Bear ... Ben, the Bear (as 'Ben')
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Shanks ... Nakoma

Episode Crew
Directed by
David O'Malley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian Russell  written by

Original Music by
Thom Pace 
Bob Summers 
Cinematography by
Paul Hipp (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Christian Ijin Link  (as Christian E. Link)
Art Direction by
Paul Staheli 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Lisonbee .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Donna Benefield .... foley director
Camera and Electrical Department
John F. Hart .... key grip
Music Department
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Other crew
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle
Dennis Williams .... location manager

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles E. Sellier Jr.  creator

Produced by
Charles E. Sellier Jr. .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Eric Saarinen 
Henning Schellerup 
Film Editing by
Stephen Mark 
Sharron Miller 
Costume Design by
Julie Staheli 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jefferson Richard .... second unit director
Patrick Wright .... first assistant director (as Patrick M. Wright)
Sound Department
Jim Bryan .... supervising sound editor
Stan Siegel .... post-production sound supervisor
Stan Siegel .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
George Griner .... assistant camera
Leslie Otis .... first assistant camera
Other crew
Linda Martel .... production accountant
Lee Sollenberger .... animal trainer
Production CompaniesDistributors

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The Little Man, 28 November 2014
Author: AaronCapenBanner from North America

Walter Burke guest stars as the gentleman named Tinker, whom Mad Jack(Denver Pyle) had mistaken for a real leprechaun(!) after hearing him talk to his horse about gold, making Jack think that he would also get his wish at the end of the rainbow, though was properly corrected on this matter by Tinker. Meanwhile, the man's son meets up with James "Grizzly" Adams(Dan Haggerty) and Nakoma(Don Shanks) who agree to take him to his father, who only wants to help his family move west, as they are quite poor, and can't believe what Jack has been up to... Lesser episode is still appealing, with a good performance by Burke overcoming the potential silliness of the story.

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