This was a great show, when I was kid, I knew to turn it on 2:30, I really enjoyed the kids sketch type tv shows that were produced in the eighties, cheap effects and very creative or just plain crazy writing, shows like this, a lot of the early Nickelodeon show's like their Canadian import, You Can't Do That on Television, Out of Control, Turkey TV, and others.
I do remember I was sad when the show ended, but if I remember, the best cable network in the 80s, THE USA NETWORK would air two episodes every morning before the Cartoon express right after the show was cancelled on syndicated TV maybe around 1987.
My Baxter doll is somewhere and I had the coaster in hot wheels toy car kind of form.
It is sad cause this show was one of those, type of shows you only remembered it when it was made at the time, hints shows like Small Wonder, Puttin on the Hits, and other cheesy 80s gems lol
Well, with all this bad tv today, it's always good to know there are memorable classics. Just gotta get back into the closet and find out where we put them.
I remember The Great Space Coaster also being shown as reruns on The USA Network back in the year 1987 too. The show originally ran syndicated 5 years from 1981 to 1986. Do you remember Francine, the very pretty 16 year old brunette singer/guitar player on the show who used to play lots of practical jokes on Puppet Goriddle Gorilla? Do you remember The Scarecrow Episode with fran and Goriddle in Edison Elephant's corn garden?I loved Frannie's teasing nature with Goriddle! She was my 1st t.v. crush! I know that the show is so old! Do you remember TGSC music video clip where Frannie sang, Baxter Is My Friend? Frannie was the whole show! Please sign the bring back the great space coaster online petition @ www. petitiononline.com/TGSC because it now has 2,600 signatures. Do you remember any celebrity guest stars that appeared on the show like Actress' Sally Struthers, Mary Kathleen Turner, Linda Gray of Dallas, Aileen Quinn AKA Annie, Joan Collins of Dynasty, Blythe Danner, Bess Armstrong of Jaws 3, or Valerie Harper to name just a few? What was your favorite gentle sketch on the show? Do you remember the-anti gravity day episode where everything in Coasterville including Frannie's guitar went flying up in the air? Do you remember the episode where Goriddle stole Baxter's Father's 1980's style bananaman videogame birthday presernt? So as a practical joke, Frannie, Danny, and Roy took all of Goriddle's bananas away from him to him a lesson for stealing! This was a great 1980's kids show! Please write me back soon. Thank you very much for your time. Happy holidays to you! And long live TGSC! It was my favorite 1980's puppet t.v. show!