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The New Adventures of Beans Baxter 

Teenaged Beans Baxter's mailman father disappears one day and Beans discovers his dad was really a courier for a secret government agency. Soon Beans is drawn into espionage, becoming a ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Jonathan Ward ...  Benjamin 'Beans' Baxter Jr. / ... 17 episodes, 1987
Jerry Wasserman ...  Number Two 15 episodes, 1987
Elinor Donahue ...  Susan Baxter 9 episodes, 1987
Stuart Fratkin ...  Woodshop 8 episodes, 1987
Karen M. Waldron ...  Cake Lase 7 episodes, 1987
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Teenaged Beans Baxter's mailman father disappears one day and Beans discovers his dad was really a courier for a secret government agency. Soon Beans is drawn into espionage, becoming a secret agent for the government. Beans has many adventures while his mother remains completely oblivious. Beans' ultimate goal is to find his kidnapped father who is being held by enemy agents. Written by Anonymous

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USA

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English

Release Date:

18 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les nouvelles aventures de Beans Baxter See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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(17 episodes)

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The role of Scooter was originally given to David Spade. His agency turned it down. See more »

Quotes

[Beans participates in an exorcism to deal with a spirit way too fond of lounge music.]
Beans Baxter: The power of Elvis compels you! The power of Elvis compels you!
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Connections

Referenced in Make or Break TV: The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (2008) See more »

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Fresh and funny and cancelled before its prime
28 April 2006 | by wifflechickenSee all my reviews

Beans Baxter ran on Fox when it was a new startup network piggybacking on independent stations and UHF. Sad to say, most of Fox's best stuff was during this time as it was daring and crazy for attention. Not that the Joan Rivers Show was great but it wasn't bad. Tracy Ullman got her first TV exposure here (and subsequently the Simpsons) as well as Johnny Depp and Holly Robinson (21 Jumpstreet). But of all these shows, the one that sticks out is Beans Baxter. A spoofy spy show, it had more in common with Batman and Rocky and Bullwinkle in tone than the more obvious Get Smart. To this day I still remember Dee Snider portraying the role of an exorcist under Baxter's employ shaking the bejeesus out of the town's teens who have succumbed to evil foreign powers' attempts to make American youth as square as the Lawrence Welk singers. Both campy and smart, Beans Baxter never had the chance to grow on the rocky new network and fell by the wayside before most of America had the chance to see its charms. Meanwhile, you can't turn on the TV without seeing a rerun of Yes,Dear. Oh well, who said life was fair.


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