The Bad News Bears


The Bad News Bears Information

The Bad News Bears is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from March 24, 1979 until July 26, 1980, consisting of 26 episodes (three unaired by CBS). It was based on the 1976 hit movie of the same name, that was followed by two sequels in 1977 and 1978.

Synopsis

In the television version, Jack Warden portrayed former minor-leaguer Morris Buttermaker, the coach of the Hoover Junior High Bears, a sorry bunch of youthful misfits and bumblers. Catherine Hicks played Hoover Junior High principal Dr. Emily Rappant. Phillip Richard Allen played Roy Turner, the coach of the dreaded rival Lions. Corey Feldman, Billy Jayne (then credited as Billy Jacoby) and Meeno Peluce were cast amongst the team's players, and Tricia Cast played Amanda Wurlitzer, the Bears' star pitcher.

The series was originally scheduled on Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. In September 1979, it was moved to 8:30 p.m. Three episodes into the series' second season, CBS canceled The Bad News Bears due to low ratings. When CBS broadcast unaired episodes in June 1980 it was moved back to 8:00 p.m. In July 1980, the series was again moved to the 8:30 timeslot, but by then audiences were confused by the frequent time changes and stopped tuning in.

Cast

  • Jack Warden ... Morris Buttermaker
  • Catherine Hicks ... Dr. Emily Rappant
  • Phillip Richard Allen ... Roy Turner
  • Sparky Marcus ... Leslie Ogilvie
  • Meeno Peluce ... Tanner Boyle
  • Billy Jayne ... Rudi Stein
  • Corey Feldman ... Regi Tower
  • Shane Butterworth ... Timmy Lupus
  • Kristoff St. John ... Ahmad Abdul Rahim
  • J. Brennan Smith ... Mike Engelberg
  • Charles Nunez ... Miguel Agilar
  • Danny Nunez ... Jose Agilar
  • Tricia Cast ... Amanda Whirlitzer
  • Bill Lazarus ... Frosty
  • Gregg Forrest ... Kelly Leek
  • Rad Daly ... Josh Matthews
  • Persephanie Silverthorn ... Student
  • Sherrie Wills ... Marsha

Episodes

Season 1
No. Episode Title Original Airdate
1 "Here Comes the Coach" March 24, 1979
2 "Amanda Joins the Bears" March 31, 1979
3 "Nakedness is Next to Godliness" April 7, 1979
4 "The Kelly Story" April 21, 1979
5 "Tanner's Bird" April 28, 1979
6 "Emily Loves Morris" May 5, 1979
7 "The Food Caper" May 12, 1979
8 "Men Will Be Boys" May 19, 1979
9 "Three's a Crowd" May 26, 1979
10 "Save the Bears" June 2, 1979
11 "Dance Fever" June 9, 1979
12 "Fielder's Choice" June 23, 1979
Season 2
No. Episode Title Original Airdate
1 "Run Down" September 15, 1979
2 "Buttermaker Rides Again" September 22, 1979
3 "First Base" September 29, 1979
4 "Wedding Bells (Part 1)" October 6, 1979
5 "The Birds, the Bees and the Bears" June 7, 1980
6 "Lights Out" June 14, 1980
7 "Wedding Bells (Part 2)" June 21, 1980
8 "Matched Set" June 28, 1980
9 "Old Timers' Day" July 12, 1980
10 "Scrambled Eggs" July 19, 1980
11 "Double Play" July 26, 1980
12 "The Good Life" UNAIRED
13 "The Pride of the Bears" UNAIRED
14 "The Headless Ghost of MacKintosh Manor" UNAIRED

Syndication

In the late 1980s, the show was occasionally rerun on Nick at Nite. In the early 1990s, it was rerun on Comedy Central.




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