1 9 8 9 – 1 9 9 2 (USA)
40 x 30 minute episodes
Chubby comedian and SCTV veteran John Candy played the chief counsellor at a summer camp at Lake Cacciatore in this routine NBC Saturday morning cartoon.
A nature lover but far from a genius, Candy fought the plots of Rex de Forrest (get it?) and his dimwit aide Chester to condemn the camp so the land could be used for condos.
Assisting his efforts were Nurse Molly (who had the hots for Candy) and his young campers: Rick the party kid; Robin the sane one; Binky the youngest boy; Vanessa the little princess; Iggy the nerd, and Alex.
The series returned in daily syndication in 1992, with a re-emphasis on its ecological themes via new live-action introductions by Candy in some of his last professional work (he died in 1994).
Candy also helped to develop the cartoon and sang the theme song with its writer, Harry Nilsson.
Rex DeForest III