No, this isn't a sketch or talk show, despite what the title suggests.
In an Animated Adaptation of the Made-for-TV Movie The Kid With The Broken Halo, Gary Coleman stars as an apprentice angel named Andy LeBeau. Once an Episode, he has to go help one or more unfortunate children on Earth solve their problems. With each mission, though, the villainous Hornswoggle would always try to sabotage Andy by tricking him into making the wrong choices, and Andy would have to fix them by the end.
Hanna-Barbera produced the show for NBC. If this cartoon was ran in first run in 1982 and then it was rerun on Cartoon Network, it's definitely harder to watch now with the main character being an angel and Gary Coleman actually having died.
This cartoon provides examples of:
- Animated Adaptation: Of a Madefor TV Movie The Kid With The Broken Halo.
- Fluffy Cloud Heaven: Heaven in this show is exactly this kind.
- Inconveniently Vanishing Exonerating Evidence: Any physical evidence that LeBeau has of his tempter/tormentor Hornswoggle is doomed. That said, since his supervisor Angie is carrying an Idiot Ball the size of creation itself, even HD film might not help.
- Last-Name Basis: Boss angel Angelica typically addressed Andy by his surname.
- Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Andy cannot ever convince Angie that Hornswoggle really exists; she summarily dismisses all talk of him as Andy's excuses. Because, ya know, why would an angel believe in something as silly as demons and tempters? All evidence Andy obtains is absurdly destroyed, with one time a mask Hornswoggle had used being eaten by an elephant!
- Our Angels Are Different
- Rhymes on a Dime: Side character Haggle. Occasionally rubbed off on others as well:Angelica: Good show, LeBeau; now it's time to go.
Andy: You're beginning to sound like Haggle!
- Secret Identity: None of Andy's friends knows he's an angel.