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Series / Sharon, Lois, and Bram's Elephant Show

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Pictured, left to right: Elephant, Sharon, Lois, and Bram
A Canadian children's show which ran between 1984-1988. The show starred Sharon, Lois, and Bram, along with a group of children, the trio's friend Eric Nagler, and an elephant.

Or at least, a person in an elephant outfit.

The trio were also frequently joined by a variety of guest stars, including musicians, entertainers, and artists. Episodes of the show generally included a loose plot (for example, a day at a fair or a day when Elephant stayed home sick), interspersed with silly jokes, skits, and a great deal of the trio's music.

The show also aired in the United States on Nickelodeon from 1989-1995.


This show provides examples of:

  • Bizarre Instrument: Eric Nagler occasionally appeared with the Sewerphone, a brass-style instrument made of plumbing pipe with a washing machine agitator as a bell.
  • Fake Guest Star: Poor Eric Nagler was always listed as a guest star, despite long runs of episodes in which he continuously appeared. Paula Gallivan, the actress who played Elephant, also received this treatment as well.
  • Name and Name: Well, Name, Name, & Name.


Episodes of this show provide examples of:

  • The Little Shop That Wasn't There Yesterday: This was the basis for the episode "Curio Shoppe". The titular shop sells magical antiques that let the trio live out their daydreams. When they go back to show Eric Nagler, the shop is gone.
  • Pirate Booty: The group seeks this in the Treasure Island episode.
  • Whodunit: The "Who stole the cookies?" Episode, "it" being the heinous crime of taking all of the fresh-baked cookies. The culprit? Everyone.

Alternative Title(s): The Elephant Show