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Here's Boomer 

The adventures of Boomer, a stray dog who travels the country helping those in trouble.
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1982   1981   1980  
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Johnny the Dog Johnny the Dog ...  Boomer / ... 20 episodes, 1980-1982
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Boomer was a cute stray dog of mixed breeding who wandered around the country getting involved with people and their problems, including a deaf girl believed to be mentally disabled by her parents, a son neglected by his workaholic father, a private detective guarding valuable jewels, and a band of dognappers. Later in the series, Boomer was able to talk to the viewing audience, so we could know what Boomer was "feeling" at any given moment. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

14 March 1980 (USA) See more »

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Here's Johnny See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Johnny, who played Boomer in this series, also played a dog named Boomer in The Red Hand Gang (1977). See more »

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References A Christmas for Boomer (1979) See more »

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A wonderful show for people of all ages
1 July 2004 | by matlock-6See all my reviews

I adored this show when I was a little kid. Contrary to the review by "Robert Morgan", I recall that Boomer didn't look anything like Benji, but was actually a rather large, shaggy mongrel. I clearly remember an intro/opening credits with this large dog placing mail in a mailbox and raising the red "collect" flag on the side, and a Benji sized dog couldn't do that. I was 6 years old when the show was on though, so it's possible I've forgotten.

This show did borrow the premise of Benji (which I also loved), involving a very bright dog who goes around helping people. It capitalized on the popularity of "smarter than the average dog" shows, and was great for parents to watch with their children, to learn about compassion and humanize animals a little bit, hopefully teaching children that animals deserve our respect and love.


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