March 24, 1979 - July 26, 1980
CBS Situation Comedy 26 Episodes
Dr. Emily Rappant:
Phillip R. Allen
Ahmad Abdul Rahim:
Kristoff St. John
J. Brennan Smith
Former minor-league baseball player Morris Buttermaker
was trying to make a living as a swimming-pool cleaner, but
his tempoer got him another, part-time job. When one of his
clients refused to pay him, Morris drove the client's car into
the pool. Dragged into court, he was given the alternative of
"volunteering" to coach the baseball team at Hoover Junior
High or going to jail. He chose baseball, but soon found that
jail might have been more rewarding--the Hoover Bears
were as sorry a pack of youthful misfits and bumblers as
could be found anywhere. It was a miracle that he managed
to get them to accomplish anything. Dr. Emily Rappant was
Hoover's principal, Roy Turner, the coach of the hated rival
Lions, and Amanda Whirlitzer, the Bears' star pitcher, whose
mother Morris had dated at one time, and Amanda was always
looking for ways to get them back together. The only member
of the Bears who was not on the team when the series premiered
was Josh Matthews, who transferred in the fall of 1979.
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