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The ABC Weekend Special
Genre Saturday morning anthology
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 13
Production
Running time 30 min.
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 10, 1977 – August 30, 1997

The ABC Weekend Special is a weekly 30-minute anthology TV series for children that aired Saturday mornings on ABC from 1977 to 1997. It featured a wide variety of stories that were both live-action and animated.

The opening title sequence was animated by San Diego based American Film Technologies, with key animation by comic book artist Terrie Smith.

In the 1980s, the puppet character O. G. Readmore served as the host of this series. He also starred in five animated episodes.

Contents

List of episodes

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Season 1 (1977-1978)

17 episodes:

No. Title Airdate
1 The Winged Colt (Part 1) 1977 September 10
2 The Winged Colt (Part 2) 1977 September 17
3 The Winged Colt (Part 3) 1977 September 24
4 Homer and the Wacky Doughnut Machine 1977 October 15
5 The Ransom of Red Chief 1977 October 22
6 Portrait of Grandpa Doc 1977 November 5
7 Trouble River (Part 1) 1977 November 12
8 Trouble River (Part 2) 1977 November 19
9 Tales of the Nunundaga (Part 1) 1977 November 26
10 Tales of the Nunundaga (Part 2) 1977 December 3
11 The Haunted Trailer 1977 December 24
12 My Dear Uncle Sherlock 1977 December 24
13 Escape of a One-Ton Pet (Part 1) 1978 January 7
14 Escape of a One-Ton Pet (Part 2) 1978 January 14
15 Escape of a One-Ton Pet (Part 3) 1978 January 21
16 Soup and Me 1978 February 4
17 The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy 1978 May 6

Season 2 (1978-1979)

11 episodes:

No. Title Airdate
18 The Seven Wishes of Joanna Peabody 1978 September 9
19 The Contest Kid and the Big Prize 1978 September 16
20 If I'm Lost, How Come I Found You? (Part 1) 1978 September 30
21 If I'm Lost, How Come I Found You? (Part 2) 1978 October 7
22 The $1000 Bill 1978 October 28
23 Little Lulu 1978 November 4
24 Soup for President 1978 November 18
25 Weep No More, My Lady 1979 February 10
26 The Horse That Played Center Field (Part 1) 1979 February 24
27 The Horse That Played Center Field (Part 2) 1979 March 3
28 The Puppy's Great Adventure 1979 May 5

Season 3 (1979-1980)

12 episodes:

No. Title Airdate
29 The Big Hex of Little Lulu 1979 September 15
30 The Contest Kid Strikes Again 1979 September 22
31 The Girl with ESP 1979 October 20
32 The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (Part 1) 1979 November 3
33 The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (Part 2) 1979 November 10
34 The Incredible Detectives 1979 November 17
35 The Revenge of Red Chief 1979 December 15
36 The Puppy's Amazing Rescue 1980 January 26
37 The Gold Bug (Part 1) 1980 February 2
38 The Gold Bug (Part 2) 1980 February 9
39 The Trouble with Miss Switch (Part 1) 1980 February 16
40 The Trouble with Miss Switch (Part 1) 1980 February 23

Season 4 (1980-1981)

8 episodes:

No. Title Airdate
41 Scruffy (Part 1) 1980 October 4
42 Scruffy (Part 2) 1980 October 11
43 Scruffy (Part 3) 1980 October 18
44 Arthur the Kid 1981 January 3
45 Zack and the Magic Factory (Part 1) 1981 January 10
46 Zack and the Magic Factory (Part 2) 1981 January 17
47 Mayday! Mayday! (Part 1) 1981 January 24
48 Mayday! Mayday! (Part 2) 1981 January 31

Season 5 (1981-1982)

7 episodes:

No. Title Airdate
49 The Puppy Saves the Circus 1981 September 12
50 The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County 1981 September 19
51 Bunnicula, the Vampire Rabbit 1982 January 9
52 Miss Switch to the Rescue (Part 1) 1982 January 16
53 Miss Switch to the Rescue (Part 2) 1982 January 23
54 The Joke's on Mr. Little 1982 February 6
55 Stanley, the Ugly Duckling 1982 May 1

Season 6 (1983)

9 episodes:

No. Title Airdate
56 The Haunted Mansion Mystery (Part 1) 1983 January 8
57 The Haunted Mansion Mystery (Part 2) 1983 January 15
58 Red Room Riddle 1983 February 5
59 Frank and Fearless (Part 1) 1983 February 12
60 Frank and Fearless (Part 2) 1983 February 19
61 All the Money in the World 1983 March 19
62 The Secret World of Og (Part 1) 1983 April 30
63 The Secret World of Og (Part 2) 1983 May 7
64 The Secret World of Og (Part 3) 1983 May 14

Season 7 (1984)

8 episodes:

No. Title Airdate
65 Cougar (Part 1) 1984 January 7
66 Cougar (Part 2) 1984 January 14
67 Cougar (Part 3) 1984 January 21
68 The Dog Days of Arthur Cane 1984 February 18
69 A Different Twist 1984 May 10
70 The Amazing Bunjee Venture (Part 1) 1984 May 24
71 The Amazing Bunjee Venture (Part 2) 1984 May 31
72 Bad Cat 1984 April 14

Season 8 (1984-1985)

8 episodes:

No. Title Airdate
73 Henry Hamilton, Graduate Ghost (Part 1) 1984 December 8
74 Henry Hamilton, Graduate Ghost (Part 2) 1984 December 15
75 The Bollo Caper 1985 February 2
76 The Adventures of a Two-Minute Werewolf (Part 1) 1985 February 23
77 The Adventures of a Two-Minute Werewolf (Part 2) 1985 March 2
78 The Return of the Bunjee (Part 1) 1985 April 6
79 The Return of the Bunjee (Part 2) 1985 April 13
80 The Velveteen Rabbit 1985 April 20

Season 9 (1985)

8 episodes:

No. Title Airdate
81 The Adventures of Con Sawyer and Hucklemary Finn (Part 1) 1985 September 7
82 The Adventures of Con Sawyer and Hucklemary Finn (Part 2) 1985 September 14
83 Jeeter Mason and the Magic Headset 1985 October 5
84 Pippi Longstocking (Part 1) 1985 November 2
85 Pippi Longstocking (Part 2) 1985 November 9
86 Columbus Circle 1985 November 23
87 The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin (Part 1) 1985 November 30
88 The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin (Part 2) 1985 December 7

Season 10 (1986)

7 episodes:

No. Title Airdate
89 Cap'n O.G. Readmore Meets Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1986 September 13
90 The Day the Kids Took Over 1986 September 20
91 Liberty and the Littles (Part 1) 1986 November 1
92 Liberty and the Littles (Part 2) 1986 November 8
93 Liberty and the Littles (Part 3) 1986
94 The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Part 1) 1986
95 The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Part 2) 1986

Season 11

  1. Ralph S. Mouse
  2. Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

Season 12

  1. Choose Your Own Adventure: The Case of the Silk King
  2. The Parsley Garden
  3. The Legend of Lochnagar
  4. Commander Toad in Space
  5. The Magic Flute

Season 13

  1. The Secret Garden
  2. P.J.'s Unfunnybunny Christmas
  3. Fudge-A-Mania
  4. Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale

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