Fudge (TV series)

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Fudge
GenreSitcom
Based onThe Fudge book series
by Judy Blume
Directed byBob Clark (pilot)
Anson Williams (10 eps)
Kristoffer Tabori (5 eps)
Frank Bonner (1 ep)
StarringJake Richardson
Eve Plumb
Forrest Witt
Nassira Nicola
Alex Burrall
Luke Tarsitano
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes24
Production
Executive producersMary Gregory de Butts
Russell Marcus
ProducerKevin C. Slattery
CinematographyStephen C. Confer
EditorsNancy Forner
David Helfand
Production companiesKevin Slattery Productions
Amblin Television
MCA Television Entertainment
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkABC (Season 1)
CBS (Season 2)
Original releaseJanuary 14, 1995 (1995-01-14) –
December 16, 1997 (1997-12-16)

Fudge is a 1995–1997 American children's television series based on a series of Judy Blume books about a young boy nicknamed Fudge.[1] The series ran for two seasons (1995–1997), with 24 episodes following a telefilm adaptation of Blume's novel Fudge-a-Mania, which aired on January 7, 1995 in primetime. Fudge premiered on ABC in January 1995, and switched to CBS for its second season. TV Guide twice listed Fudge as one of the Ten Best Shows for Children. The show was canceled in 1997. At the Seventeenth Annual Youth in Film Awards, the cast was nominated for a Young Actors Award, Best Performance by a Young Ensemble: Television. Nassira Nicola, who played Sheila Tubman, won for Best Performance by a Young Actress: TV Comedy Series.[2]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

TV movie[edit]

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
"Fudge-a-Mania"Bob ClarkBob ClarkJanuary 7, 1995 (1995-01-07)
The Hatchers and the Tubmans decide to go to Maine together for a few weeks in August. Peter and Sheila Tubman don't get along happily. His friend Jimmy Fargo comes to help brighten it. While in Maine, the families have many encounters including a baseball game with Red Sox center fielder Big A, a sailing trip, and a surprise from Peter's grandmother and Sheila's grandfather.

Season 1 (1995)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"How Turtle Got His Name"Anson WilliamsTeleplay by : Mary Gregory de Butts & Russell MarcusJanuary 14, 1995 (1995-01-14)
Peter reveals the story of how he got his dog, Turtle: He got a little turtle for whom he named Dribble but Fudge ate him. When Fudge went to the hospital and then brought home, Peter's dad got him a puppy and to keep the memory of Dribble (since he died in Fudge's stomach), he named the puppy Turtle.
22"Saving Up Is Hard to Do"Anson WilliamsTom J. AstleJanuary 21, 1995 (1995-01-21)
33"Fudge Meets Ratface"Lynn HamrickTeleplay by : Mary Gregory de Butts & Russell MarcusJanuary 28, 1995 (1995-01-28)
On Fudge's 1st day of kindergarten, he climbed up to the top of a shelf and won't come down because his teacher wouldn't call him Fudge. So Peter gets the idea of transferring Fudge to another class so that the other teacher will call him Fudge.
44"The TV Star"UnknownUnknownFebruary 4, 1995 (1995-02-04)
55"To Catch a Fudge"Kristoffer TaboriGeorge ThompsonFebruary 11, 1995 (1995-02-11)
66"The Birthday Bash"Iris DugowTeleplay by : Tom J. AstleFebruary 18, 1995 (1995-02-18)
On Fudge's birthday, Peter is forced to stay home and celebrate his brother's party. In the end, Fudge didn't care that his friends came, all he wanted was for his big brother to be here on his birthday.
77"The Flying Train Committee"Lynn HamrickTeleplay by : Mary Gregory de Butts & Russell MarcusFebruary 25, 1995 (1995-02-25)
Peter and his friends are working on a school project about the city. But right before the project was due, Fudge vandalizes it forcing his parents to build a wall separating them.
88"Uncle Feather"Lynn HamrickTeleplay by : Mary Gregory de Butts & Russell MarcusMarch 4, 1995 (1995-03-04)
99"Ducky Soup"UnknownUnknownMarch 11, 1995 (1995-03-11)

Season 2 (1995)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
101"The Grade Escape"UnknownUnknownAugust 19, 1995 (1995-08-19)
112"The Art of Friendship"Anson WilliamsJay IngramAugust 26, 1995 (1995-08-26)
123"No Exit"UnknownUnknownSeptember 2, 1995 (1995-09-02)
134"Play It Again, Dad"Anson WilliamsTom J. AstleSeptember 9, 1995 (1995-09-09)
145"The Candyman Shouldn't"Anson WilliamsMary Gregory de ButtsSeptember 16, 1995 (1995-09-16)
156"My Grandmother the Card"Iris DugowTom J. AstleSeptember 23, 1995 (1995-09-23)
Guest star: Florence Henderson
167"Big Little Lie"Kristoffer TaboriGeorge ThompsonSeptember 30, 1995 (1995-09-30)
178"Bye Anxiety"Anson WilliamsJoseph PurdyOctober 7, 1995 (1995-10-07)
189"Bad Housekeeping"UnknownUnknownOctober 14, 1995 (1995-10-14)
1910"Odd Man Out"UnknownUnknownOctober 21, 1995 (1995-10-21)
2011"A Foreign Affair"UnknownUnknownOctober 28, 1995 (1995-10-28)
2112"Slam Funk"UnknownUnknownNovember 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
2213"Reversal of Fortune"UnknownUnknownNovember 11, 1995 (1995-11-11)
2314"The Mouse Trappers"Anson WilliamsMary Gregory de Butts & Russell Marcus & Tom J. AstleNovember 18, 1995 (1995-11-18)
2415"Midnight Cowboys"UnknownUnknownDecember 16, 1995 (1995-12-16)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1997). The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television. Watson-Guptill Publications. p. 168. ISBN 978-0823083152. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  2. ^ 17th Annual Young Artist Awards Archived 2011-03-17 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Brenda song profile at The New York Times
  4. ^ Brenda Song at IMDb

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