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The TV Shows of 1991
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TV Show: Home Improvement ( 1991 )
The universal themes of family, parenting, the battle of the sexes -- and of course, man's need for "more power" -- come to play each and every weekday on Home Improvement. Every episode finds Tim the "Tool Man" Taylor causing his share of goof-ups and mishaps and leaving his long-suffering wife, Jill, family and friends to mop up the mess.
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TV Show: Step by Step ( 1991 )
Frank Lambert is a construction worker and a single father of 3 kids: J.T., Alicia "Al", and Brendan. Carol Foster, a beautician, also has 3 children: Dana, Karen, and Mark. After Frank and Carol run into each other on vacation and spontaneously get married, they and their children (who appeared to have known and hated each other) have to learn to live together and love each other. It's not easy, but they are trying to do this step by step.
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TV Show: Dinosaurs ( 1991 )
Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TV's, fridges, microwaves, and every modern convenience. The Dinosaurs are an animatronics stone-age working-class family created by Jim Henson for Disney. Incredibly overweight, even for a dinosaur, Earl Sinclair is married to Fran and tries/fails to support 14-year-old valley girl Charlene, 16-year-old Robbie (whose crest eventually turns into a Mohawk and gets dyed purple), widowed, cranky Grandma Ethel, and terrible-twos Baby, the true master of the house. Sharp social commentary is featured surprisingly often; Earl is a tree-pusher for the Wesayso Development Corp., which regularly implements schemes to screw their workers even more and destroy the world for marginal profit increment. Chilled but live prey are kept in the refrigerator and are helpful when you can't find the milk, and caveman Hu...
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TV Show: Silk Stalkings ( 1991 )
In Palm Beach Florida, crimes of passion are a frequent occurrence among the rich and beautiful. Enter Sgt. Rita Lance and Sgt. Chris Lorenzo the attractive young homicide detectives whose job it is to investigate these high-class murders--or Silk Stalkings, as they call them. Pulsing with illicit affairs, kinky encounters, cold-blooded murders, and their own dark secrets, these are the deadly days and steamy nights of two sexiest cop partners.
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TV Show: The Commish ( 1991 )
The Commish stars Michael Chiklis as Tony Scali, a former NYPD detective who is now the police commissioner in the small upstate New York town of Eastbridge, and tends to work through problems with humor and creativity more often than with violence or force.
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TV Show: Dark Shadows ( 1991 )
Dark Shadows is a Remake of the 1966 soap opera of the same name. It starrs Ben Cross as Barnabas Collins.
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TV Show: Herman's Head ( 1991 )
Herman Brooks is a fact-checker at a publishing firm. What no one, even Herman himself, knows is that the voices in his head are real. Each one represents a different aspect of his personality: Angel, Animal, Wimp, and Genius. Together they try to get Herman through his day-to-day life.
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TV Show: The Red Green Show ( 1991 )
Red Green is a handyman who tries to find shortcuts to most of his projects, trusting most of his work to duct tape, which he calls "the handyman's secret weapon". He is the president of the Possum Lodge, a men's club in the small town of Possum Lake.
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TV Show: The Ren and Stimpy Show ( 1991 )
The show revolves around the lives of an angry, insane chihuahua named Ren Höek and his brain-dead sidekick cat, Stimpy. Together the duo have lots of bizarre and outrageous adventures accompanied by George Liquor, Mr. Horse, Powdered Toast Man, Muddy Mudskipper, Mr. and Mrs. Pipe, Mrs. Buttloaf, and Svën Höek.
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TV Show: Hillside ( 1991 )
Hillside follows the students of fictional Hillside School and dealt with a variety of issues including dating, divorce, alcohol abuse, and friendship. The show played heavily into stereotypes, including two characters named Dylan and Chris, who wore leather jackets to show off their toughness, but which could not completely disguise their inner selves.
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TV Show: Are You Afraid of the Dark? ( 1992 )
Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a show based upon a group of kids known as "The Midnight Society". Members meet in the woods and take turns telling their own spooky tales. The series aired on Nickelodeon in the United States as part of their SNICK line-up in 1992. It lasted for 5 seasons until it was canceled in 1996. Later on, it returned to Nickelodeon's SNICK block with a new cast for two seasons from 1999-2000.
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TV Show: Rupert ( 1991 )
"Rupert" is an animated television series based on the Mary Tourtel character Rupert Bear, produced by Nelvana, Ellipse Programmé and TVS for the first season, with Scottish Television (now STV Central) taken over control when TVS closed. Aired from 1991 to 1997 with 65 half-hour episodes produced. It was broadcast in syndication on YTV in Canada. In the United States, the show first aired on Nickelodeon before moving to CBS; repeats of the series came to Disney Channel on the Playhouse Disney block, Toon Disney, and on Qubo's digital service in January 2007, until May 2013. The show was broadcast in the UK on CITV and has recently been re-airing on the satellite and cable channels Tiny Pop and KidsCo. In Australia, the show was broadcast on the ABC public broadcasting network and on TV2 in New Zealand as part of the Jason Gunn Show.
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TV Show: Rugrats ( 1991 )
Rugrats reveals the world from a baby's point of view. Everything looks bigger, more mysterious and uncontrollable. Angelica, the oldest, likes to terrorize her cousin, Tommy, and his friends, and is famous for screaming, "You stupid babies!" The adults in the series are often clueless.
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TV Show: The Jerry Springer Show ( 1991 )
The Jerry Springer Show is probably most known for its foul mouths, excessive fighting, excessive nudity and wacky stories. Nearly every episode, if not all, have at least one bleeped over foul word. Then there's the sound effects. A clanging bell indicates it's time for a fight! Whenever a fat woman shows her boobs, the sound of a cow going "MOO!" is heard. Even the audience gets into it! Women show their boobs to get "Springer Beads". Whenever a touching good moment happens or an audience member asks a goody goody logical question, the audience chants, "Go to Oprah"! TV Guide voted The Jerry Springer Show as the "Worst Show In The History of Television." A new UK version will soon be airing on ITV1 for 4 weeks after the UK's talk show queen Trisha Goddard left ITV to present her new five show Trisha Goddard.
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TV Show: Maury ( 1991 )
Veteran TV journalist Maury Povich -- yes, he began his TV career as a news anchor -- tackles volatile issues with his guests and studio audience on this daily, hourlong talk show. Known widely for offering guests the chance to take DNA tests to prove or disprove paternity -- usually with guests breaking out in tears of joy or sorrow -- Povich's show also frequently utilizes lie-detector tests. Cheaters and out-of-control teens are often featured on the show, and episodes occasionally focus on outrageous moments that have been captured on video.
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TV Show: Salute Your Shorts ( 1991 )
Salute Your Shorts is about a group of kids at summer camp. The camp is run by the heard-but-never-seen Dr. Kahn. The kids spend their time trying to harass the camp counselor, Kevin "Ug" Lee.
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TV Show: Darkwing Duck ( 1991 )
In the city of St. Canard, the people are plagued by the most bizarre criminals, but they have a protector as well, "Darkwing Duck". This bumbling and egoistical superhero battles evil in that fair city with the help of his pilot sidekick, Launchpad McQuack and his rambunctious adopted daughter, Gosalyn.
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TV Show: Clarissa Explains It All ( 1991 )
Clarissa Explains It All focuses on the life of teenage Clarissa and her family, consisting of her annoying know-it-all younger brother, Ferguson, her eccentric health-conscious mother, Janet and her architect father, Marshall.
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TV Show: Taz-Mania ( 1991 )
The daily satirical adventures of the Looney Tunes star the Tazmanian Devil, along with his extended family, friends and enemies on the island of Tasmania.
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TV Show: Dark Justice ( 1991 )
Nicholas Marshall is a judge by day and a motorcycle-riding avenger by night in this late-night vigilante drama. His after-hours exploits began after those responsible for the deaths of his wife and daughter are set free.
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TV Show: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? ( 1991 )
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? s an American children's television game show based on the Carmen Sandiego computer game series created by Brøderbund Software. The program aired on PBS from September 30, 1991 until December 22, 1995.
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TV Show: Street Justice ( 1991 )
Street Justice revolves around a U.S. Army soldier turned metropolitan police detective, Adam Beaudreaux, and Grady Jameson, a martial arts expert. As a child, Grady saved Adam's life when he was wounded in Vietnam. After the encounter, the two never saw each other again and when Adam became a cop, he vowed to find the boy who saved his life. He eventually finds Grady and discovers that Grady's parents, who were Canadian missionaries in Vietnam, were killed and the boy was left to fend for himself. Adam gets Grady a job at a bar he owns with his friend, Malloy. Grady soon begins helping Adam on cases using the knowledge he picked up living on the streets along with his martial arts training.
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TV Show: The New WKRP in Cincinnati ( 1991 )
The New WKRP in Cincinnati was a short lived series about the next gang at Cincinnati's WKRP. It ran for only two seasons.
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TV Show: Lamb Chop's Play-Along ( 1992 )
An enthusiastic singing lady and her puppet animal friends go on a variety of adventures.
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TV Show: Eerie, Indiana ( 1991 )
Marshall Teller is a young boy who moves with his family to the small town of Eerie, which he soon discovers is the focus of all sorts of strange and inexplicable events, and is inhabited by oddballs, weirdos, and even Elvis Presley. Along with his best friend Simon, Marshall investigates and collects evidence about his weird new home town.
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TV Show: Doug ( 1991 )
Doug is an American animated sitcom that focuses on the early adolescent life of its title character, Douglas "Doug" Funnie, who experiences common predicaments while attending school in his new hometown of Bluffington. Doug narrates each story in his journal, and the show incorporates many imagination sequences. The series addresses numerous topics, including trying to fit in, platonic and romantic relationships, self-esteem, bullying, and rumors. Numerous episodes center on Doug's attempts to impress his classmate and crush, Patti Mayonnaise.
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TV Show: Nurses ( 1991 )
This spin-off of The Golden Girls and Empty Nest also took place at Miami's Community Medical Center, which they often used to crossover stars of the other two shows (oddly though, none of the characters from this show surfaced on The Golden Girls at all, and they didn't show up on Empty Nest until 1993). This sitcom introduced us to the staff of 3 West. Annie Roland (Arnetia Walker), head nurse, was a strong-willed working mom who was married to a fireman. Sandy Miller (Stephanie Hodge), was the cynical, but dedicated, second in command. The best friend of Empty Nest's Laverne, Sandy was a Texan prone to dating the wrong men. Gina Cuevas (Ada Maris) was an immigrant from the small country of San Pokeno. Virgin Gina spent her days lusting after Dr. Hank Kaplan. Greg Vincent (Jeff Altman) was a goofy anti-authoratative type with a penchant for physically attacking the doctors.
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TV Show: Harry and the Hendersons ( 1991 )
Harry and the Hendersons is an American sitcom based on the film of the same name. The series aired in syndication from January 13, 1991 to June 18, 1993, with 72 half-hour episodes produced. The series is about a family who adopt a Bigfoot called Harry.
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TV Show: Samurai Pizza Cats ( 1990 )
The Samurai Pizza Cats are a trio of crime-fighting super-heroes in the town of Little Tokyo, Japan. Wearing Samurai costumes, they burst through the air to the rescue from a humongous cannon connected to their headquarters - A fast food restaurant. Little Tokyo is populated by all kinds of animals. The official governor of the town is the Emperor, but since he became insane, a council takes care of the well-being of the village. One of the members of this council is called Seymour "Big" Cheese, who secretly wishes to take over control of the village.
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TV Show: Little Shop ( 1991 )
Little Shop is a 1991 American animated fantasy comedy television series that aired on Saturday mornings on the Fox Kids TV network in 1991, about a teenager and a giant talking plant. Little Shop was based on the off-broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors.Self-proclaimed nerd Seymour Krelborn, an adolescent boy who works in a flower shop, keeps a pet Venus Flytrap named Junior. Junior sprouted from a 200-million year-old seed and has the ability to talk and hypnotize people. Only Seymour is aware of Junior's abilities. The flower shop is owned by stodgy Mr. Mushnik, whose daughter Audrey is the object of Seymour's affections. Audrey, however, does not seem to reciprocate his feelings. Buck-toothed Paine Driller, a neighborhood bully, continuously targets Seymour.Episodes focused on the pubescent exploits of the leads and frequently featured a moral. They also featured a couple of musical numbers per episode. Consistent with the "urban" persona of the plant in the musical, Audrey Junior raps in the series during his numbers, and speaks in a hip-hop dialect. Also featured are a trio of singing flowers reminiscent of Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon (the three chorus girls in the musical).
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TV Show: James Bond Jr. ( 1991 )
"James Bond Jr." is an animated series, produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation, debuted on 30 September 1991, with a total of 65 half-hour episodes produced. While attending prep school at Warfield Academy, James Bond Jr., with the help of his friends IQ (the grandson of Q), and Gordo Leiter (the son of Felix Leiter), fight against the evil terrorist organisation SCUM (Saboteurs and Criminals United in Mayhem), a SPECTRE-like organization.
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TV Show: Soldier Soldier ( 1991 )
Soldier Soldier is a British television drama series. Produced by Central Television and broadcast on the ITV network, it ran for a total of seven series and 82 episodes from 1991 to 1997. It featured the daily lives of a group of soldiers in 'B' Company, 1st Battalion The King's Fusiliers, a fictional British Army infantry regiment loosely based on the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
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TV Show: Prime Suspect ( 1991 )
This tense, uncompromising drama starring the Oscar®-winning actress Helen Mirren and from the distinguished dramatist and novelist Lynda La Plante, has been critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic and has won a total of 14 international awards including BAFTAs for 'Drama Serial' and 'TV Actress'.
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TV Show: Aeon Flux ( 1991 )
Follow the deftly skilled Aeon on her adventures through a futuristic world brimming with chaos and corruption.
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TV Show: The Adventures of Tintin ( 1992 )
This animated series tells of the adventures of boy reporter Tintin, his dog, Snowy, and their friend Captain Haddock. From the stories by Herge.
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TV Show: Land of the Lost ( 1991 )
The Porter family—Tom, Kevin, and Annie—get sucked into a prehistoric alternative world while taking a family vacation. The Porters build a tree house, hook up with a few locals—Tasha, an orphaned, extra smart dinosaur; Stink, a monkey man; and Christa, another human who has lived in the Land of the Lost since she was a little girl. The Porters must deal with living with dinosaurs and avoiding the evil, advanced Sleestaks.
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TV Show: Back to the Future: The Animated Series ( 1991 )
An animated series based on the movie of the same name. Marty, Doc Brown, Jules and Verne travel through time in the Doctor's modified DeLorean, bouncing from one era to the next where a different adventure awaits them each time. Between shows there are live-action segments featuring Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown with Bill Nye the Science Guy.Following the conclusion of the third movie, Doc Brown settled in 1991 in Hill Valley with his new wife Clara, their sons Jules and Verne, and the family dog, Einstein. As with the films, time travel was achieved through the use of a modified DeLorean, which had apparently been re-built after it was destroyed at the end of the trilogy The DeLorean now has voice-activated "time circuits" and can also travel instantaneously to different locations in space and time, in addition to folding into a suitcase. The characters also travelled through time using the steam engine time machine Doc invented at the end of Back to the Future Part III.Although Jennifer Parker made occasional appearances, the show focused primarily on Marty and the Brown family, whereas the movies focused on the McFly family. The film's villain, Biff Tannen, also appeared from time to time. In addition, relatives of both the McFly and Tannen families were plentiful in the past or future parallel time zones visited. Unlike the films, which took place entirely in Hill Valley and the surrounding area, the series frequently took the characters to exotic locations.At the end of every episode, Doc Brown would appear to do an experiment, often related to the episode's plot. The first season also included post-credits segments with Biff Tannen telling a joke related to the episode, possibly alluding to Thomas F. Wilson's career as a stand-up comedian.
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TV Show: Roc ( 1991 )
Roc chronicles the ups and downs of Baltimore garbage collector Charles "Roc" Emerson, a tightwad who constantly brought home "perks" (i.e. items thrown away by residents on his route); his wife Eleanor, a registered nurse; his womanizing younger brother Joey, a ne'er-do-well musician who had recently returned to the neighborhood; and his father Andrew, a retired Pullman porter.
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TV Show: Reasonable Doubts ( 1991 )
Reasonable Doubts follows the working relationship between Assistant District Attorney Tess Kaufman and Detective Dicky Cobb.
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TV Show: Hi Honey, I'm Home! ( 1991 )
The Nielsens (named after the Nielsen ratings) are a family of fictional characters from a 1950s' sitcom that has been canceled; they have been relocated to a real world New Jersey suburb in 1991, which is different from the world they know. They use a device called a Turnerizer (named after Ted Turner) to switch between color and black-and-white within their home. Mike Duff, the teenage son of the family next door, is the only real-world person who knows their secret.
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TV Show: I'll Fly Away ( 1991 )
Forrest Bedford is a Southern lawyer in the late 1950s, generally content with his privileged life. But the winds of change are blowing, and he becomes increasingly involved with civil rights cases. Mean- while, Lilly Harper, who cares for his children, is on her own journey of political and personal awareness.
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TV Show: Stephen King's Golden Years ( 1991 )
When an explosion at a top-secret government lab injures an elderly janitor (Keith Szarabajka, Angel), no one could have expected the terrifying results. Exposure to mysterious chemicals causes him to undergo a bizarre transformation. He is slowly... incredibly... growing younger every day. Now, a ruthless CIA assassin will stop at nothing to take him prisoner and turn him into a government guinea pig. With his future on the line, the janitor goes on the run with his wife (Frances Sternhagen, Sex and the City) and a feisty female agent (Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives). All the while, he continues to transform... into a being with powers that are as deadly as they are unimaginable.
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TV Show: 2Point4 Children ( 1991 )
2Point4 Children follows the lives of the Porters, a seemingly-average family whose world is frequently turned upside-down by bad luck and bizarre occurrences.
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TV Show: Top of the Heap ( 1991 )
Top of the Heap was the first spin-off from FOX's most successful program Married... with Children. It chronicled the escapades of a father who is trying to get his son hooked up with a rich broad. One of the things working against him is the fact that his son is on the same intelligence level as Kelly Bundy. Vinnie falls into a job at Rolling Hills country club, where he becomes very popular with ladies; however, most of them are old and married. And as with any spin-off series, characters from the parent series would often make an appearance to start the show off on a higher ratings note, which in this series didn't help. Not one to give in, Ron Leavitt, co-creator of Married... with Children has brought Vinnie's character back in the spring of '92 with a series called Vinnie & Bobby; this series is chronicled in another entry.
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TV Show: The Royal Family ( 1991 )
The Royal Family chronicled the lives of Atlanta mail-carrier Alexander Alphonso "Al" Royal and his wife Victoria. who were anticipating peaceful retirement years until marital problems brought an extended visit from their daughter Elizabeth and her three children: Kim, Curtis and Hillary.
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TV Show: Baby Talk ( 1991 )
Baby Talk is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from 1991-1992. The show was loosely based on the "Look Who's Talking" movies and follows the adventures of Baby Mickey, as he commented to the audience on the misgivings and new wonders of his world.
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TV Show: P.S.I. Luv U ( 1991 )
P.S.I. Luv U is an American crime drama series that aired on CBS as a part of its 1991-92 schedule. The title derived from the phone number of fictitious Palm Security and Investigations, which was 774-5888, which can be reached by dialing "PSI-LUVU" on a standard North American telephone. P.S.I. Luv U is the story of two people who had been working together in a failed New York Police Department "sting" operation. Joey Paciorek (Greg Evigan) was a policeman, while Wanda Tallbert (Connie Sellecca) was a con woman who was working with the police only as part of an agreement which was to keep her out of prison. As the failed sting involved organized crime, when it fell through it became necessary to place both of them in the witness protection program. Posing as married couple Cody and Dani Powell, the two were placed for employment at Palm Security and Investigations in Palm Springs, California, a private detective agency owned by Matthew Durning (Earl Holliman), who was the only person outside of the government who knew who they really were. Occasionally seen during the series' run was Sonny Bono, who was at the time the real life mayor of Palm Springs.
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TV Show: Brooklyn Bridge ( 1991 )
This nostalgic family comedy, which series creator Gary David Goldberg loosely based on his own childhood, chronicles life in 1956 Brooklyn, N.Y., from the perspective of Alan Silver, a middle-class Jewish 14-year-old who shares an apartment with his parents -- George, a postal worker, and Phyllis, who also works outside the home -- and his younger brother, Nathaniel. Phyllis' parents, Jules and Sophie, live in the same building. Alan is dating Katie Monahan, a Catholic girl, which is hard for his grandmother to accept, although in every other respect Sophie is stern but loving and tolerant.
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TV Show: Drexell's Class ( 1991 )
Otis Drexell is a corporate raider who is known for getting the deal done. He is then caught red handed for dodging taxes, and given a suspended sentence so long as he works as a school teacher at an elementary school until the back taxes are paid. Every week, Otis would do the best he could of making the adjustment of going from the boardroom to the classroom with the help of his two daughters.
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TV Show: The Toxic Crusaders ( 1991 )
Was a show loosely based on Troma's blood and gore flick the Toxic Avenger. The show aired in 1991 and was unfortunately pulled before all 13 season 1 episodes could air. Only 5 of the episodes aired on TV. The story is about a nerd Melvin Junko who falls into toxic sludge and becomes a hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength. He decides to do battle for justice and right the wrongs against pollution on our earth.
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TV Show: Super Mario World ( 1991 )
Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess Toadstool are on Dinosaur Island foiling the plans of King Koopa and his Koopa kids.
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TV Show: Liquid Television ( 1991 )
Liquid Television combines computer animation, drawings by hand, paper cut-outs, and even live action to make something entertaining for the viewers.
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TV Show: Where's Waldo? ( 1991 )
Wally and his dog Woof travel to distant lands, solving mysteries and lending a helping hand wherever they could. With the help of his magic walking stick, Wally could travel through space and time or travel to far off magical lands. Often sent by Wizard Whitebeard to help solve a puzzle, or various mysteries.
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TV Show: Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars ( 1992 )
This show takes place in a dimension called the Aniverse, where animals are dominant and a war occurs between the S.P.A.C.E. Federation and the Toad Empire led by an evil computer named Komplex. A crew of freedom fighters led by Captain Bucky O' Hare fight the toads in their ship called the Righteous Indignation.