Check It Out! (Canadian TV series)

Check it Out! is a Canadian television sitcom, which aired on CTV from September 1985 to April 1988. The series also aired in the United States in syndication and on the USA Network.[1]

Check it Out!
Created byBrian Cooke
Developed byArne Sultan
Stuart Gillard
StarringDon Adams
Dinah Christie
Composer(s)Russ Little
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes66
Executive producer(s)Charles Falzon
Producer(s)Ben Gordon Frank Peppiatt
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)DLT Entertainment
DistributorD.L. Taffner Syndication Sales
DLT Entertainment
Original networkCTV (Canada)
(United States)
USA Network
(United States)
Original releaseSeptember 21, 1985 (1985-09-21) 
April 1, 1988 (1988-04-01)
Related showsTripper's Day
Slinger's Day
Full Frys


Based on the British series Tripper's Day, Check It Out! was set in a fictional supermarket called Cobb's, located in Brampton, Ontario and stars Don Adams as manager Howard Bannister. The cast also included Dinah Christie, Henry Beckman, Gordon Clapp, Barbara Hamilton, Elizabeth Hanna, Kathleen Laskey, Jeff Pustil, Simon Reynolds, Aaron Schwartz and Tonya Williams.[1] The series was taped in front of a studio audience at CFTO-TV in Toronto.



In 2008, four episodes of the series were featured on WGN America's "Outta Sight Retro Night" programming block. As of 2013, the program is seen on Comedy Gold in Canada daily.

International titles

In Argentina the show was called Supermercado 99 ("Supermarket 99"), a reference to Barbara Feldon's character in Get Smart,[2] while in Italy, the show was called Il supermercato più pazzo del mondo ("The most crazy supermarket in the world").

In Sweden, comical duo Stefan & Krister star in Full Frys, a TV series largely based on Check it Out! and Tripper's Day.


  1. Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 242. ISBN 0-345-49773-2.
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