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The Great Space Coaster 

A half hour children's program that featured three friends who loved to make music. They lived in a fantasy land full of talking animals. They sang and would show short cartoons and musical numbers.
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1981  
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Series cast summary:
Emily Bindiger Emily Bindiger ...  Francine 2 episodes, 1981
Chris Gifford Chris Gifford ...  Danny 2 episodes, 1981
Ray Stephens Ray Stephens ...  Roy 2 episodes, 1981
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A kid's fantasy/variety show about three friends who leave Earth each day in their 'Space Coaster'. Each episode featured several musical numbers (usually dealing with the various issues and problems kids face every day), plus news reports from Gary Gnu and book reviews from Speed Reader. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

5 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La gran nave espacial See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Kevin Clash originally auditioned to play the role of Roy. He eventually became the puppeteer for Goriddle Gorilla. See more »

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Gary Gnu: This is Gary Gnu with the no gnus is good gnus show. The only T.V. program guaranteed to contain no gnus whatsoever. Today...
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Connections

Referenced in American Dad!: Great Space Roaster (2010) See more »

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what a great show
10 December 2004 | by ttomkat510See all my reviews

i remember the song the most, get on board for the great space coaster, get on board. what a great show that was, i wish i could get a copy of it someway!!!!!! i remember the show being on in the morning time, also remember something along the way of a ship picking people up in the beginning of the show. i try to tell my girlfriend about the show but she is to young, born in 1983....realy wish they still had a show like this one on the air..todays shows are either reality or some strange eating game, the world needs to get happy again. bring back half hour sit-coms please t.v world


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