A two-hour Friday night block of family sitcoms hosted by the various stars of the shows, TGIF was often supplemented with animation, running skits, and short gags.

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Series cast summary:
Mark Linn-Baker ...  Larry Appleton 18 episodes, 1989-1991
Bronson Pinchot ...  Balki Bartokomous 18 episodes, 1989-1991
Jay Mohr ...  Himself - Host / ... 14 episodes, 1992
Nick Bakay ...  Salem Saberhagen / ... 12 episodes, 1996-1999
Ben Savage ...  Cory Matthews / ... 11 episodes, 1993-1998
Ashley Olsen ...  Ashley / ... 9 episodes, 1991-1998
Mary-Kate Olsen ...  Mary-Kate / ... 9 episodes, 1991-1998
Melissa Joan Hart ...  Herself / ... 9 episodes, 1996-1999
Danielle Fishel ...  Herself / ... 8 episodes, 1997-1998
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A two-hour Friday night block of family sitcoms hosted by the various stars of the shows, TGIF was often supplemented with animation, running skits, and short gags.

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Thank Goodness It's Funny!

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Country:

USA

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English

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22 September 1989 (USA) See more »

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Janicek Entertainment See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the early years, the interstitial segments were shot at the end of the night, after the casts had finished filming their respective shows. TGIF producers had to work closely with the crews of all of the shows and know precisely when they would air in order to keep continuity. After the acquisition of ABC by Disney in 1996, the interstitials became less episode-specific and they were often shot on location or in front of blue-screens. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: The Springfield Files (1997) See more »

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The original ABC TGIF (1990 - 2001)
20 April 2005 | by morrisphilcoSee all my reviews

Well It wasn't a Sitcom nor a talk show, it was just in between.

ABS's TGIF was actually little shorts that were aired in between shows during the original air of TGIF in 1990's and when you look at the cast list its not like they were all on there on the same time each person came on joked around and announced the shows and pretty much had a good time

At times stars appeared on it like the Backstreet Boys in 1997 but the new millennium came TGIF was starting to be a lost cause and eventually ABC cut TGIF in 2001.

But was re-aired in 2003. But nothing can compare to the original


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