Friday, May 7, 2010

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #44 - Answer

Congratulations to Lisa Marie from The Domestication Of A Party Girl for correctly guessing that this week's TV theme was from 'The Bad News Bears'!



With the same premise as the 1976 film 'The Bad News Bears' starring Walter Matthau, Jackie Earle Haley and Tatum O'Neal, the television show revolved around the team's coach, Morris Buttermaker, played by Jack Warden.

As a former minor league baseball player, currently working as a pool cleaner, Coach Buttermaker gets upset after a client refuses to pay his bill and responds by driving the client's car into the sparkling clean pool. Buttermaker is given a choice of either "volunteering" to coach the Hoover Junior High baseball team or going to jail.

Coach Buttermaker chooses baseball over jail time and spends the entire series trying to teach a group of hapless kids how to play together as a team....

While coaching the team, the coach is under constant supervision from Principal Emily Rappant, played by Catherine Hicks. You may not recognize the name Catherine Hicks, but she played the mother on the WILDLY successful show '7th Heaven'.

The casting director for this show was able to pick up a fresh faced Corey Feldman (a favorite of Ally at Fourth Grade Nothing.... He sent her a letter!) for his first major acting role.... But other than that choice, I think think the casting director decided to cast the kids with the funniest names.... Gregg Forrest, Tricia Cast, J. Brennan Smith, Sparky Marcus, Rad Daly, Meeno Peluce, Shane Butterworth, and Kristoff St. John (who looked like a young Barack Obama) rounded off the team....

11 comments:

  1. Somewhere in the dark recesses of my mind was the memory of Corey Feldman in this show...
    My hubs remembered the show quite fondly

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  2. Had no idea Corey Feldman was in this show. His list of accomplishments just gets longer and longer in my brain.

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  3. Well, I certainly didn't know either that Corey Feldman was on the show (nor do I know the show or who Corey Feldman is...) I'm so lame at this!!
    However, the show looks pretty funny..is it on youtube??

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  4. Of course Ally would know that! Way to go Ally!

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  5. Awww, this is so cool. I loved that show. As you know, I blogged about it. Did you know one of the kids on the show, Meeno Peluce is Soleil Moon Frye's half-brother? Looks just like her too.

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  6. Remember ... Billy Jacoby aka Billy Jayne, he's been in so many movies (Just One of the Guys!) and Parker Lewis Can't Lose and what about Tricia Cast on the amazing JASON BATEMAN show It's Your Move :)

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  7. I'd like to look this one up. Why have never seen or heard about this series before...yet I have seen every sequel/remake. And Corey Feldman is in it??? Wow.

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  8. This brought back very fun memories, ABAO. I loved watching this show! There were lots of big names - in addition to Corey- in it too; I didn't realize that.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  9. I can't retain a thing after I watch it. I don't know how people know this stuff. lol

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  10. I vaguely remember this series. I loved the movie though!

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  11. I think the boys and I have watched every movie in this genre, from when they were little to now! They still watch reruns now and again while reminiscing.

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