AIRWOLF (crew of) See - HAWKE, Stringfellow
ALBERT (the computer) See - CRAWFORD, Professor Henry
c/o The Secret Squadron
Based at a hidden mountain laboratory
Jim [a.k.a. “Captain Midnight”] is the head of the Secret Squadron, a crime
fighting organization formed to combat evil, especially the Red Menace
(Communism). The Secret Squadron tracks down missing nuclear scientists and
frees hostages from enemy agents. Members include Aristotle "Tut" Jones, an
eccentric scientist; and Ichabod "Icky" Mudd, the Captain's trusty mechanic who
maintains the sleek, jet fighter known as the Silver Dart. Jim earned his
nickname when he returned from a dangerous WWII mission seconds before midnight.
ALBRIGHT, Mary Margaret
(3rd Rock from the Sun)
c/o Faculty Office #109
Rutherford, OH (near Cleveland)
Mary is a straitlaced anthropology professor. She shares an office with physics
professor Dick Solomon (an outer space alien incognito who had a crush on Mary).
Their office assistant is Nina Campbell. Mary was later promoted to Dean. As a
hobby, Mary collects thimbles. Mary’s brother Roy Lewis Albright sell vinyl
siding. He makes Mary reluctantly chatter like a monkey by tickling and sucking
at her tummy. [“Make the monkey sound!”] When Mary was eight years old her
parents gave her a pony. Mary traded the pony for a poster of Ringo (of the
(My Little Margie)
c/o The Carlton Arms
Hotel Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY
Vern is an investment counselor. He lives with his grown daughter, Margie. Both
try to run each other's lives. At the beginning of each episode photographs of
both Verna and Margie come to life and explain their frustrations with each
other [Vernon Albright speaks]: "I've been both mother and father to her since
she was born. She's grown up now. When she was a little girl I could spank her
and make her mind me, I had control over her. When she disobeyed I took her
roller skates away for a week. What can you do when a girl reaches this age?
She's completely out of hand. I've got a problem. Believe me, I've got a
problem." [Margie Albright speaks] "I've raised him from my childhood. He's
nearly fifty now and you'd think he'd settle down, wouldn't you? Today, he looks
better in shorts on a tennis court than fellows twenty five. Girls wink at them
and what's worse, he winks back at them. I want a nice old comfortable father. I
try to look after him, but he just won't settle down. I've got a problem.
Believe me, I've got a problem!"
Roper Apartment Building
Santa Monica, CA [also Los Angeles] Terry is a nurse. She shares a $300 a month
apartment with single roommates Jack Tripper and Janet Wood.
ALDER, Lawrence "Larry"
Larry is a radio deejay at KLOW-AM. He lives with his two daughters, Ruthie and
Diane. His father Henry later moves in with them. The Alders formerly lived in
Los Angeles at 46 Lafayette Street [ 555-7778].
(The Aldrich Family)
Teenager Henry lives with his parents Sam and Alice. "Hen-RY, Henry Aldrich!"
echoes throughout the neighborhood whenever his mother calls him home.
Holly is a 30-year-old divorcée from Minneapolis. She is a Scorpio, owns a cat
named Mr. Bones and has a fear of heights. She lives in an tiny apartment once
owned by the French writer, Balzac [supposedly used as his closet] and if you
look out the window at just the right angle you can catch a view of the Eiffel
tower. Initially, Holly had a job as an English to English translator [sic] for
a French firm but she quit her job when her boss tried to seduce her. After
befriending Margaret Hunt, the no-nonsense owner of the Cafe Americain, Holly
got hired as her assistant. To update her sister, Holly sent videotapes home to
America with stories about her daily life and her romantic encounters including
those of Marcel, a suave, French mineral water salesman who had the hots for
c/o The Tanner Family
555-8531 [or 4044 or 7787]
167 Hemdale Street
Los Angeles, CA
ALF (Alien Life Force) is cute little alien who came to live with an Earth
family. ALF stands three-foot-two, is covered in orange polyester fur, has four
fingers on each hand and a rippled snout. He hails from the planet Melmac (what
it was made of) and had wandered the vastness of space looking for a place to
call home after his own planet exploded. Locking onto a Ham radio signal
emanating from a suburban dwelling, ALF crash-landed into the garage roof of a
very nice but boring middle-class family known as the Tanners. After their
initial shock, the Tanners decided to adopt the pint-sized alien and help him
repair his spacecraft. The Tanner family included parents Willie (Max Wright)
and Kate, and their children Lynn, Brian, and Eric. According to an NBC press
release, ALF was born on the Lower East side of Melmac on August 12th and
October 2, some 229 years ago in 1957 (also given as 28th of Nathanganger) to
his three parents Bob, Flo, and Biff. His real name was Gordon Shumway. He
attended high school for 122 years then 2 years at Melmac State College with a
double major in pedestrian crossing and software. He was active in the Skleen
Club and co-captain of the Bouillabaiseball team, which used shellfish for a
ball (the baseball field was shaped like a rectangle) and because they used
shellfish for a ball, the game was played on ice (members included Mickey
Mackerel). ALF's hair was burnt sienna and his eyes off- black. ALF's favorite
song was "Help Me Rhonda," the name of his childhood sweetheart. He ate cats,
preferring Siamese and Calicos (on Melmac chickens are kept as pets). He had
eight stomachs and a body temperature of 425 degrees. One of the first things
ALF said when he crash-landed was "How about a snack? You got a cat?" He
settled, however, for a cat food can remarking "I can use the roughage."
Broadcasting a message into space in hopes of reaching some survivors from his
home world, ALF said "Anybody from Melmac, Hello? Skip, Larry, Muffy...it's me,
Gordon (last name is Shumway). Look I don't know if you can hear me but I want
you to know I'm OK." He then described his Earth friends and ended with "If you
could try to get in touch or come by, I'll introduce you to these lovely people.
Then we can eat their cat!" The planet Melmac had a green sky and blue grass
which made one feel as if they were living upside down. Melmac was located six
parsecs past the Hydra-Centauras Super Cluster near Xenon (2 block's north of
Phil's Autorama). The smartest man on the planet was known as "Bob the Great."
The God on Melmac was called Barry. The planet's motto was "Are you going to
finish that sandwich?" When ALF belonged to the Orbit Guards, their motto was
"To guard the Orbits, whether they want it or not." The animated cartoon
spin-offs ALF and ALF Tales followed the adventures of ALF on his home planet of
Melmac before the planet exploded. NOTE: Blossom Russo, a teenage character on
the sitcom Blossom slept with an ALF doll.
c/o Riptide Detective Agency
Pier 56 Slip No. 7
King Harbor, Los Angeles, CA
Cody is a former Vietnam veteran turned private eye. His partner is Nick Ryder.
Their arsenal of gadgets included a motorboat called "Ebbtide," a pink
helicopter dubbed "The Screaming Mimi," and a klutzy robot called Roboz created
by electronic genius Murray “Boz” Bozinsky.
ALLEN, Gracie & George Burns
(George Burns/Gracie Allen Show)
312 Maple Street/Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
Gracie & George are comedians. Their alternative address is Suite 2216 St.
Moritz Hotel, New York City, NY. [New York episodes]. While on radio their
address was 202 Cannon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
(It's a Living)
102 North Brewster Place
Los Angeles, CA
Victoria [born in Pocatello, Idaho] is the best friend of waitress Dorothy "Dot"
Higgins [born in Detroit].
ALMAN, Bob & wife, Donna
(God, the Devil & Bob)
Bob is a 32-year old auto worker who has been hand-picked by the Devil, in a
deal with God, to prove that mankind is worth saving. Bob's family members
include rebellious teenage daughter, Megan; and lovable six-year-old son, Andy
(whose innocence allow him to see God when He visits with Bob.
New York City, NY (Manhattan)
John Alvarez, a Harvard-educated Hispanic lawyer who works for a Manhattan legal
firm. Although successful, John never lets his success get in the way of his
family and his childhood friends in Queens, New York. John’s friends include his
over-the-top office manager Maria Marquez; and Luis Alvarez, John’s
working-class conservative father who runs a barber shop in Queens.
AMSTERDAM QUEEN, THE (Crew of) See - DUFFY, Charley
(Kung Fu: The Legend Continues)
The Ancient is a elderly Shaolin priest and Shambala Master who ran a local
apothecary shop in Chinatown. He is well versed in the martial arts and
possessed mystical powers. His herbal mixtures helped save many in the community
including fellow Shaolin priest and friend Kwai Chang Caine.
New Mexico Territory (1870s)
Annie is a widow. She runs her ranch with the help of black ranch foreman/cook
Jebediah Nightlinger and seven young homeless orphan boys (aged 9-17). They
included Slim, Cimarron, Jimmy, Homer, Steve, Hardy and Weedy. Note: The series
was based on the novel written by W. D. Jennings and the 1972 movie The Cowboys.
ANDERSON, Jim & wife, Margaret
(Father Knows Best)
Springfield - 2274
607 South Maple Street
[also 607 South Main Street]
Jim is an agent for the General Insurance Company. He shares his home with
children Betty "Princess", James "Bud" and Kathy "Kitten" Anderson. Kitten can‘t
keep a secret. When gets upset or embarrassed he locks himself in the basement
(like the time he had to learn to dance).
NOTE: The series home was built for $40,000 and had
two floors, a patio, driveway, and garage located on Stage 10 at Columbia
Pictures. The set had only one bedroom with inter-changeable papered walls to
fit any room needed for the script. The only real part of the set was the
ANDERSON, Det. Sgt. Lee Ann
904-2133 or 514-7915
102 Crestview Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Lee Ann a.k.a. “Pepper” Anderson is an undercover cop. She works with vice-squad
detectives Joe Styles and Pete Royster. They report to Lt. Bill Crowley. When
not posing as a mobster’s girlfriend or a go-go dancer, Pepper visits Cheryl
Anderson, her autistic younger sister who resides at the Austin School for the
(The Trouble With Tracy)
c/o Happy Hunting Grounds
Sally is an ad agency secretary.
ANDROID'S DUNGEON & BASEBALL CARD SHOP
c/o The Comic Book Store Guy
507 (unnamed street)
Local comic book and collectibles store where Bart Simpson and friends buy
comics and memorabilia like a mint copy of the first edition of “Radioactive
Man.” Its main competition is Frodo’s in Shelbyville. Comic Book Guy is fat,
sarcastic and carries a Klingon dictionary. When Comic Book Guy let Bart Simpson
and Milhouse run the shop, they discovered his stash of bootleg tapes in the
store’s basement that included clips of newsman Kent Brockman picking his nose;
police interrogations; and Mr. Rogers drunk [“What do mean I can’t take off my
sweater, I’m HOT!”]. Convinced people would pay to see the tapes, Bart decided
to charge five dollars for a Forbidden Film Festival. It showed one tape stolen
from the military that began “If you are watching this tape, you are the
President of the United States.” It revealed that the town of Springfield was
targeted by nuclear missiles from all over the world. Unfortunately, the police
raided the show, confiscated the tapes and arrested Comic Book Guy at the
(A for Andromeda)
Andromeda is an artificial female life-form built by a supercomputer which
itself was constructed from guidelines transmitted through space to Earth by a
mysterious signal from the Andromeda Galaxy (picked up by a powerful radio
telescope). A group of British scientists supervised and investigated this
unique woman. In the sequel series The Andromeda Breakthrough, Andromeda travels
to the Middle East to fulfill her galactic programming directives. NOTE: This
sci-fi serial was conceived by astronomer Fred Hoyle and writer John Elliot.
Los Angeles, CA
Angel Investigations is run by Angel, a vampire with a soul and his partners
Allen Francis Doyle, a half demon with psychic visions; and Cordelia Chase, an
aspiring actress from Sundydale. When Doyle died he transferred his psychic
gifts to Cordelia who now has vision of people in need. Later partners to the
firm included Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, a snobby ex-Watcher; and black streetwise
renegade demon hunter named Charles Gunn. When the firm first started Doyle read
this ad copy announcing their services: “If you need help, then look no further.
Angel Investigations is the BEST. Our rates are low, but our standards are high.
When the chips are down and you’re at the end of your rope, you need someone
that can you can count on. And that’s what you’ll find here. Someone who’ll go
all the way, who’ll‘ protect you no matter what. So don’t lose hope. Come on
over to our offices, and you’ll see that there’s still heroes in this world.”
Angel drives around Los Angeles in a black 1968 Plymouth GTX convertible.
(Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons)
The Angel Interceptors belonged to SPECTRUM, a global defense organization
protecting Earth from the Mysterons-alien invaders from the planet Mars. Manned
(or should I say personed) by an all-female crew, the Angel Interceptors were
stationed on a floating platform called "Cloudbase" which hovered high above the
Earth's surface. The Interceptors had a cockpit (with room for one pilot), a
wing span of 35 feet, cruised at a top speed of 3000 M.P.H. and housed an
arsenal of air-to-air missiles. Its multinational female pilots were referred to
as Angels. There was Destiny Angel (born in Paris, France); Symphony Angel (born
in Cedar Rapid, Iowa); Melody Angel (born in Atlanta, Georgia); Rhapsody Angel
(born in Chelsea, England); and Harmony Angel (born in Tokyo, Japan).
1460 Cambridge Street
Jamestown [near Washington, D.C.]
Karen works for a citizen's action group called "Open America."
ANGELUS (a.k.a. Angel)
(Angel/Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Sunnydale/Los Angeles, CA
Angelus is a vampire. Born in Galway, Ireland in the early 1700s, Angelus was
sired by a vampire named Darla [Anglo-Saxon for “Dear One“]. In 1860 Angelus
stalked a young woman named Drusilla, killed her family, drove her to madness
and then changed her into a vampire on the day she was to become a nun. With
Drusilla and another vampire named William the Bloody [ a.k.a. Spike]. Angelus
terrorized the European landscape. Unfortunately, in 1898 Angelus killed the
daughter of a Romanian gypsy and suffered a curse placed by the tribe's elders.
The curse restored Angelus' human soul but forced him to feel remorse for the
killings he had committed over the past centuries. Fleeing to America, Angelus
lived in misery until the 1990s when he met a demon named Whistler who mentored
Angelus into becoming a force for good. Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Angelus
observed a young woman named Buffy Anne Summers, a Slayer who fought demons of
darkness. Taken by her beauty and courage Angelus decided to aid Buffy and her
friends collectively called “The Scooby Gang.” Unfortunately, when Angelus and
Buffy consummated their love on her 17th birthday, the Romany curse was reversed
[it forbid any feelings of happiness] and the soulless 242-year-old Angelus now
known to Buffy as Angel, reverted to his killing state. Reunited with Spike and
Drusilla, Angelus began a campaign of torture and death. He killed Buffy's
classmates and teacher Jenny Calender [Giles Rupert's girlfriend] and just as he
prepared to open up the gates of hell to a demon called Acathla, Buffy foiled
his plan and sent Angelus to hell instead. Unfortunately, this was at the same
time a spell cast by Willow Rosenberg gave Angelus his soul back. Miraculously
Angel returned from hell but he could no longer risk physical intimacy with
Buffy for fear of reverting back to his evil counterpart, Angelus. Angel left
Sunnydale, California and relocated to Los Angeles. But despite the distance and
irrationality of their relationship [he's a vampire; she kills them] Angel and
Buffy were still deeply in love. While in the City of Angels, Angel used his
powers to help others as a private detective. His partners included Cordelia
Chase, one of the original “Scooby Gang” members [who aspired to be an actress];
Doyle an Irish half-Demon with the gift of vision [later killed in a bomb
explosion]; and Wesley Wyndham-Pryce, a rogue demon hunter and former Watcher
who had helped Buffy in the past. During a battle with an assassin demon [a
Moradeen] Angel's blood mingled with the demon's regenerative blood and
transformed Angel back into a fully functioning pre-vampire human being. He
could now enjoy food and other sensual pleasures as well as walk freely in the
daylight without burning up. But after seeing how useless his human form was
against the many demons that he and Buffy needed to battle, Angel asked the
“Powers That Be” to change him back into a warrior demon vampire so he could
protect Buffy and others for any dangers in the future. Before he was changed
back into a vampire, Buffy had visited Los Angeles and both shared a night of
blissful love [which was erased from Buffy's memory 24 hours later]. Angel, on
the other hand, had to live with the memory, and knowing that he could never be
with Buffy again. In the spring of 2000, Angel’s office building was blown up.
While looking for a place to relocate, Angel revisited the Hyperion, an
historical hotel built in 1928. He had lived at the hotel in room 217 in 1952.
Back then, an evil whispering force was inhabiting the hotel and affecting the
staff and guests by feeding off their fears and prejudices and driving them
crazy or to suicide. After a paranoid crowd of hotel guests [driven by the
demon’s influence] hung Angel by the neck from the hotel balcony, a remorseless
Angel came back to life and left those in the hotel to the mercy of the evil
demon. It then possessed an employee to go door-to-door and kill all the guests
with a 12-guage shotgun. All but one - the woman who betrayed Angel. It kept her
in room 214 and feed off her guilt and pain for 48 years. In the fall of 2000,
Angel exorcized the demon and freed the building from its evil curse. He went
into room 214 and found the woman who had been held captive by the demon. She
asked for Angel’s forgiveness for betraying him to the mob and then died. Secure
that the demon had been killed and the hotel was no longer an evil place, Angel
moved back into the hotel and used it for his new base of operations. The hotel
had been closed since 12/16/79 and declared an historical landmark. From time to
time, Angel beseeched access to the “Powers That Be” who lived on an other plain
and knew the future. They informed Angel that one day he would revert back to
being a human. See also entry ROCKFORD, Jim for another “Angel” character.
Animorphs are a group of teen-age superheroes who change ("morph") into animals.
They fight the evil Yeerks, a parasitic species from a distant planet who invade
a host's brain and turn them into zombie-like robots called "Controllers." To
battle the threat of the Yeerks, a dying alien named Elfangor, a prince of the
Andalites [who crash-landed on Earth] gave five children the power to morph to
prevent the Yeerks from enslaving every human being on the planet. The Animorphs
can become any animal they touch and use their energy and instincts to resist
the invading aliens. The Animorph members consist of Jake, Rachel, Marco,
Cassie, Tobias, and Ax. NOTE: The series is based on the popular kids book
Animorphs written by K.A. Applegate.
(Buffy the Vampire Killer)
c/o Sunnydale High School
Anyanka [a.k.a. Anya] is a vengeance demon. Born over a thousand years ago, she
discovered she had a talent for placing spells on men who hurt women. Her
reputation revealed itself to the demon D'Hoffryn and Anyanka was promoted to
patron saint of scorned woman. A thousand years later, Cordelia Chase, a spurned
teenager angry over the fact that her boyfriend Xander had kissed another girl
[Willow Rosenberg], made a wish to get revenge. Anyanka obliged Cordelia and
arrived in the town of Sunnydale in the mortal form of a teenager.
Unfortunately, Cordelia used the power of Anyanka special necklace to make
Cordelia's rival Buffy Summers disappear and thus altering the present reality.
Fortunately, Buffy's mentor Giles Rupert smashed the necklace and returned
things to normal. For her mistake, Anyanka's demon master D'Hoffryn refused to
give her powers back and so Anya's 1120-year-old spirit was stuck inside the
mortal body of a 1990s teenager. Anya eventually resigned herself to the role of
a student at Sunnydale High School and developed a crush on Xander Harris. The
two have since become very familiar in a sexual way. A thousand years ago Anya
dated a big guy named Olaf. When they broke up she turned him into a troll.