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Big John, Little John 

A middle-aged schoolteacher transforms into a 12-year-old boy at inopportune moments.
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Complete series cast summary:
Herb Edelman ...  Big John Martin 13 episodes, 1976
Robbie Rist ...  Little John Martin 13 episodes, 1976
Joyce Bulifant ...  Marjorie Martin 13 episodes, 1976
Mike Darnell ...  Ricky Martin 13 episodes, 1976
Olive Dunbar ...  Bertha Bottomly 13 episodes, 1976
Stephen H. Cassidy Stephen H. Cassidy ...  Stanley 5 episodes, 1976
Kristoff St. John ...  Homer 4 episodes, 1976
Cari Anne Warder Cari Anne Warder ...  Valerie 4 episodes, 1976
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Junior high school science teacher John Martin, on a vacation in Florida, drinks from the legendary Fountain of Youth allegedly discovered by Ponce de Leon. A few weeks later, he transforms into a 12-year-old version of himself. The change is temporary, but from then on, John proceeds to randomly switch back and forth from "Big John" to "Little John" and back again at unexpected moments. John's wife and son were in on the secret, explaining "Little John" away as their nephew, but the struggle to keep John's secret made up most of the show's humor. Miss Bottomly was the matronly school principal who harbored Dr. Bellowsesque suspicions about John. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1976 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Cute but short lived 70's saturday morning sitcom.
29 September 1999 | by *RJ*See all my reviews

I remember watching Herb Edelman's character Big John,become a little boy every episode.I was just 5 years old and thought how great it could be an adult,now over 23 years later I now think different.Look for Robbie Rist as Little John,Rist played on "The Brady Brady bunch" as cousin Oliver for one season then vanishes with no explanation,we now know the truth. Ole Sherwood Schwartz creator of "The Brady Bunch" and "Gilligan's Isand" also created "Big John,Little John"


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