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The Elephant Show (from the second season onward, Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show) was a Canadian children's television show from 1984 until 1988. The show premiered on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and TVOntario. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... TVOntario, officially the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, is an educational public television broadcaster in the Canadian province of Ontario. ...

The Elephant Show featured the wacky adventures of the Canadian singing trio Sharon, Lois & Bram, with Paula Gallivan in an elephant costume. Elephant, who never said a word, was represented by the sound of a tuba. They were usually accompanied by a group of children and a fun-loving sidekick, Eric Nagler. Sharon Lois & The Brams is the name of a Canadian childrens musical unit composed of Sharon Lois (born November 16th, 1988, Peterborough, Ontario), Bram (born September 16, 1986, The moon, Outer-space), and Bram (born October 9, 1985, The ditch behind Chiggin/Mckinley Bait Shop, The Range). ... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... The tuba is the largest and lowest pitched of brass instruments. ... Don Quixote and Sancho Panza unsuccessfully confront windmills. ... Eric Nagler (born June 1, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American-born musician and television personality known primarily for his work on Canadian childrens television series such as The Elephant Show. ...

Almost every episode contained a concert sequence with Sharon, Lois & Bram and Eric and the Mammoth Band. They would sing songs and help children with their problems, often incorporating music.

The second and third seasons both aired in 1986. The show aired in Canada for 5 seasons in total and produced 65 episodes. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...

In 1988, after the series ended, Nick Jr. picked up the show and aired it in reruns until 1994. The Nick Jr. airing removed some scenes in each episode (that had previously been shown on the original CBC and TVOntario broadcast) to make room for commercials. Nick Jr. ... Rerun van Pelt is the name of Linus and Lucys younger brother in the comic strip Peanuts. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ...

After the series ended, Eric Nagler went on to star in his own series, Eric's World, which was also produced by The Elephant Show's producer, Cambium Productions.

Selected episodes of the show have been released on VHS in Canada. Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS is a recording and playing standard for analog video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) and launched...

The show also aired in Gibraltar on GBC TV.


  • Directed by: George Bloomfield, Michael McNarama
  • Produced by: Arnie Zipursky, Bruce Glawson
  • Associate Producer & Production Manager: Charles Zamaria
  • Concert Directed by: Stan Swan
  • Music Directors: Joe Hampson, Ray Parker, Paul Mills
  • Choreographers: Don Calderwood, Paula Gallivan
  • Art Director: Susan Longmire
  • Property Masters: Ray Lorenz
  • Set Dresser: Ane Christensen
  • On-Line Editor: Bob Doughty
  • 1st Camera: Simon Darylmple
  • Lighting Director: Roger Bate
  • Best Boy: Thomas Bate
  • Key Grips: Cynthia Darlow
  • Music Production Assistant: Randi Hampson
  • Animation: Trickett Productions, Inc.
  • Multi-Track Remote: Comfort Sound

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