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Great Space Coaster – Gary Gnu

Here’s a Flashback!

When I was a kid, there is one show I particularly like aside from Sesame Street and that’s the Great Space Coaster. Classic 80’s kid, that’s who I am. At that time, I never really try to understand what the show is all about, I’m just after the good graphics, the laughs and the memorable characters.

One of my favorite character in that show is Gary Gnu.

But who is Gary Gnu

As far as I remember, He’s a green gnu newscaster… He adds the letter “G” in all words that start with “N” like news to Gnews and nice to Gnice… and the whole segment was hilarious and fun to watch… what really hit me is ever popular catch phrase “No gnews is good gnews with Gary…. Gnu!”

Quick Trivia about the show, The Great Space Coaster…

The Great Space Coaster is about three young singers (Francine, Danny, and Roy) who are brought to a habitable asteroid in space called Coasterville by a clown named Baxter who pilots the “space coaster”, a roller coaster-like spaceship. The asteroid is populated by strange-looking, wise-cracking puppet characters such as Goriddle Gorilla, Knock Knock the Woodpecker, Edison the Elephant, and Gary Gnu (host of newscast “The Gary Gnu Show”). Baxter is forever on the run from M.T. Promises, a nefarious ringmaster who plans to re-capture Baxter and return him to the circus he worked at before he escaped. Each episode ends with a different life lesson, and various celebrity guest stars (such as Mark Hamill of Star Wars fame and composer Marvin Hamlisch) occasionally dropped by.

from Wikipedia


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