Show Toppers: The Bad News Bears (TV, 1979)

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome your 1979 Bad News Bears!

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome your 1979 Bad News Bears!

The Bad News Bears motion picture is one of my all-time favorites. And if you grew up in the 1970s and are a regular reader of this site, I’m willing to bet it’s one of yours as well. Today, on Show Toppers we take a look at the short-lived television series based on the classic film.

The Bad News Bears TV series originally ran Saturday evenings on CBS from March, 1979 to July of 1980. Jack Warden (Heaven Can Wait) played former minor-league ball player, Morris Buttermaker and Tricia Cast played his ex-girlfriend’s daughter, Amanda. Corey Feldman, Catherine Hicks, Greg Forrest, Sparky Marcus, Meeno Peluce, Phillip R. Allen, Billy Jacoby (aka Billy Jayne) and many others filled out the large cast.

Jack Warden and Tricia Cast in 'The Bad News Bears. ' CBS, 1979

Jack Warden and Tricia Cast in ‘The Bad News Bears. ‘ CBS, 1979

Grab a look at the TV intro below. If this piques your interest you may want to jump to Youtube and explore around. Full episodes may or may not be available. *Cough. Cough.*

The Bad News Bears TV Series Intro, 1979

The Bad News Bears Wiki, IMDb

Previously, on Show Toppers: Chico and the Man

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