Trivia / The Wizard

The 1986 TV show:

  • Recycled Script: The episode "Endangered Species", is about a wolf child turns out to be the heir of a murdered co-owner of a company, and the other co-owner wants to finish the job. It was recycled, almost scene for scene, from an episode of Manimal called "Female of the Species". And then the script was recycled AGAIN in 1994 for an episode of Thunder in Paradise, also titled "Endangered Species". The same writers - Michael Berk and Douglas Schwartz - are credited for all three shows.
  • What Could Have Been: Had the series made it to a second season, H.E.N.R.I. the robot would have become a regular. The Wizard fansite has drafts for two episodes that would have been written, and H.E.N.R.I. is prominently featured in both of them. He might have even been intended as a replacement for Tillie; she is not in the finale, and neither draft mentions her at all.
  • Written by Cast Member: David Rappaport helped with "Trouble In The Stars", getting a "Story By" credit in the intro.

The 1989 film: