The Dooley and Pals Show (2000)
The Dooley and Pals Show, sometimes shortened to just Dooley and Pals, is an American children's television series. The main character is Dooley, a friendly alien who has landed in a backyard on Earth. He explores the planet with the children of the neighborhood as his guides. The show is meant to teach moral values and educational basics to children ages 2–5. Dooley was originally played by Ken Jones. Jones served as the head writer for the series as well as the voice for Dooley and other characters including Coach and Cosmos. Suzanne Fitzpatrick, 7th Heaven, served as the supervising producer during the development of the series at Disney/MGM Studios transitioning Dooley from the original 'dinosaur' concept to the space boy. There are two versions of this show: The Dooley and Pals Show, and The Dooley and Pals Show Children's Ministry. The main content of the shows—storylines, lessons, and themes—are identical; the only difference is that in the "Children's Ministry" version, the "Fun Facts" segment is replaced with "Fun Bible Facts", with scripture quotations relating to the show's lesson. The secular version is syndicated to educational and PBS member stations by ETV South Carolina. The show was later purchased by MGM Studios/Walt Disney Company and was produced in Orlando Florida until 2003 when production was canceled. The "Children's Ministry" version is still currently aired on TBN and on Smile of a Child.
First air date: 2000-04-02