Cap'n O. G. Readmore's Jack and the Beanstalk (found ABC Weekend Specials episode; 1985)

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Cap'n O. G. Readmore's Jack and the Beanstalk VHS.jpg

Cover of the 1993 VHS release.

Status: Found

Date found: 18 / 22 Sep 2016 / 07 Jun 2017

Found by: SilverZeo88, and KingDrewski9000

Cap'n O. G. Readmore's Jack and the Beanstalk is a ABC Weekend Specials episode and as well as the first episode of the ABC Weekend Specials host Cap'n O. G. Readmore. It is based on the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk. The special aired on October 12th, 1985, on ABC.[1]


The back cover of the 1993 VHS release gives the plot of the special that reads:

"Cap'n O. G. Readmore and his friends, Kitty Literature, Ol' Tome Cat, Wordsy, Lickety Page and Dog-Eared, hold their Friday Night Book Club meeting in an alley next to the public library. When members of the Book Club start to poke fun at some of the characters from their favorite fairy tales, the bookshelves part and Cap'n O. G. is confiscated by those some characters. Jack - from Jack and the Beanstalk - challenges Cap'n O. G. to take his place in the story. When the Cap'n accepts, the fun begins!"


Only VHS releases, a Korean DVD release, cels, a few newspaper ads, and voice actors for the episode exists, and no footage of this special have been uploaded on the Internet for a long time.

Between September 18th, and September 22nd, YouTube user SIlverZeo88 uploaded the special in 2 parts and was put on his DeviantArt account (the videos were privated and only accessible by his page).

As of June 7th, 2017, the full special (in one cut) has been uploaded to YouTube by user KingDrewski9000.


Full ABC special.

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