1 9 7 7 (USA)
10 x 60 minute episodes
Five happy-go-lucky overgrown adolescents lived on a converted fishing boat (the Challenger) docked in the San Pedro Harbor and spent their time looking at bikini-clad girls, playing volleyball and helping out members of the community in need.
Buddy (Chris Murney) did the thinking, Stuf (Stuart Pankin) did the overeating, Dancer (John Mark Robinson) – so named because he couldn’t sit still – was shy and overanxious, Moose (Darryl McCullough) was overgrown, and Boychick (Christopher De Rose) was oversexed.
In the premiere episode, the Bums joined forces with Charlie’s Angels (Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd) to help save the annual Miss Harbor Beauty Contest.
It was all downhill from there . . .
The Monday night series from ABC debuted on 19 September 1977 but failed to attract a sizable following and lasted only half a season before being cancelled.
“Football . . . you bet!”
John Mark Robinson