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'''''A Little Bit Strange''''' is a failed 1989 pilot about an African-American family that happens to be monsters.
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'''''A Little Bit Strange''''' is a television pilot from 1989 that wasn't picked up after airing. The pilot was directed by Jack Shea and based on a story written by Stephen Curwick.<ref>[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0249738/ IMDb page.] Retrieved 19 Oct '16.</ref> It was about an African-American family of sorcerers. According to a review on IMDb, the members of the family were able to conjure up anything (as was possible on prior television shows like "Bewitched") and had a strange uncle named Frank who was based on Frankenstein.<ref>[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0249738/reviews?ref_=tt_ov_rt IMDb reviews page.] Retrieved 19 Oct '16.</ref>
 
 
The following is an excerpt from Lee Goldberg's book as reinterpreted by a blogger:
 
*''"A widower raising a bizarre family. He and his son are warlocks, his daughter is a witch, his mother-in-law is psychic, his brother a soul-singing bat ..., and his nephew is made of mud. A “normal” girl marries into this family."''
 
  
The pilot's sole airing was on April 23rd, 1989 on NBC channels. The plot synopsis in newspapers read ''"a man tries to hide the fact that he is a sorcerer from an unsuspecting fiance."''
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The pilot is included in a book about funny unsold pilots written by Lee Goldberg, an American television producer and screenwriter.<ref>[http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2011/08/hilarious-unsold-pilots.html Blog article about Lee Goldberg's book, including a synopsis of the pilot.] Retrieved 11 May '15.</ref> The pilot's sole airing was on April 23rd, 1989 on NBC.<ref>[http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn86033360/1989-04-22/ed-1/seq-8/ Newspaper snippet referencing the show.] Retrieved 11 May '15.</ref><ref>[http://tinyurl.com/mj7t2uy Another newspaper snippet] Retrieved 11 May '15.</ref>
  
While the pilot has yet to appear online or in any form, VHS was very popular at the time at the time of its airing, so there is a possibility that it's been recorded.
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While the pilot has yet to appear online or in any form, it is possible that a home recording on VHS or master copy may exist.
  
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==References==
*[http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2011/08/hilarious-unsold-pilots.html Description of the pilot]
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*[http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn86033360/1989-04-22/ed-1/seq-8/ Newspaper snippet referencing the show]
 
*[http://tinyurl.com/mj7t2uy Another newspaper snippet]
 
  
 
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A Little Bit Strange is a television pilot from 1989 that wasn't picked up after airing. The pilot was directed by Jack Shea and based on a story written by Stephen Curwick.[1] It was about an African-American family of sorcerers. According to a review on IMDb, the members of the family were able to conjure up anything (as was possible on prior television shows like "Bewitched") and had a strange uncle named Frank who was based on Frankenstein.[2]

The pilot is included in a book about funny unsold pilots written by Lee Goldberg, an American television producer and screenwriter.[3] The pilot's sole airing was on April 23rd, 1989 on NBC.[4][5]

While the pilot has yet to appear online or in any form, it is possible that a home recording on VHS or master copy may exist.

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References

  1. IMDb page. Retrieved 19 Oct '16.
  2. IMDb reviews page. Retrieved 19 Oct '16.
  3. Blog article about Lee Goldberg's book, including a synopsis of the pilot. Retrieved 11 May '15.
  4. Newspaper snippet referencing the show. Retrieved 11 May '15.
  5. Another newspaper snippet Retrieved 11 May '15.