Check It Out! (Canadian TV series)
|Check it Out!|
|Created by||Brian Cooke|
|Developed by||Arne Sultan|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||66|
|Executive producer(s)||Charles Falzon|
|Producer(s)||Ben Gordon Frank Peppiatt|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||DLT Entertainment|
|Distributor||D.L. Taffner Syndication Sales|
|Original network||CTV (Canada)|
|Original release||September 21, 1985 –|
April 1, 1988
|Related shows||Tripper's Day|
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. The series was taped in front of a studio audience at CFTO-TV in Toronto.
- Don Adams as Howard Bannister
- Dinah Christie as Edna Moseley
- Aaron Schwartz as Leslie Rappaport
- Elizabeth Hanna as T.C. Collingwood
- Tonya Williams as Jennifer Woods (season 1)
- Jeff Pustil as Jack Christian
- Kathleen Laskey as Marlene Weimaraner
- Henry Beckman as Alf (season 1)
- Simon Reynolds as Murray Amherst (seasons 1-2)
- Gordon Clapp as Viker (seasons 2-3)
In Argentina the show was called Supermercado 99 ("Supermarket 99"), a reference to Barbara Feldon's character in Get Smart, 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.
- 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.