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Manimal: Will There Ever Be a Show This Awesome Again?

A British dude who fights crime by shapeshifting into different animals? How was 1983's Manimal not as popular as Dallas? Oh, yeah, because it kinda sucked.

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Still, since when does quality bear any impact on what stays on television? Let's not forget: According to Jim was on ABC for, like, 32 years. Can you imagine a world in which the continuing adventures of Dr. Jonathan Chase (Simon MacCorkindale), who learned the secret of transbeastification in deepest Africa, and his crimebusting team — made up of a blonde (Flash Gordon's Melody Anderson) and a black guy (Michael D. Roberts) — would get canceled after just one season?

Well, this is that world.

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Josh Wimmer

(1) Jesus, that transformation sequence took FOREVER.

(2) I like how his hand/paw started to glow for a little while there.

(3) The expression on the wild cats' faces is exactly how my cat looks at me, all the time, even when I'm not transforming into anything.