Delta House, based on the movie Animal House, originally ran Saturday evenings on ABC from January to April, 1979. ABC bought the rights to National Lampoon‘s Animal House story, hired the film’s production team and cast several of the original stars for the short-lived sitcom.
Unable to secure John Belushi and his Bluto character, Delta House featured Josh Mostel (Zero Mostel’s son) as Bluto’s brother, Blotto. Animal House actors reprising their roles included; John Vernon (Dean Wormer), Stephen Furst (Flounder), Bruce McGill (D-Day) and James Widdoes (Hoover). A 20-year-old Michelle Pfeiffer played the role of “The Bombshell.”
Previously, on Show Toppers: Mel Brooks’ ‘When Things Were Rotten’ (1975)