1 9 7 7 (USA)
10 x 60 minute episodes
Five happy-go-lucky overgrown adolescents lived on a converted fishing boat (called Our Boat) 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.
Self-confident leader 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 a gentle giant; and Boychick (Christopher De Rose) was a suave though oversexed ladies man.
Representing the fairer sex on the show were Susan Mullen as Suzi Camelli; Louise Hoven as Louise; Lisa Reeves as Margie; and Nancy Morgan as Julie.
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!”
Anthony “Stuf” Danelli
Ed “Dancer” McClory
John Mark Robinson
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