The Big Hex of Little Lulu (partially found ABC weekend special episode; 1979)
The Big Hex of Little Lulu is the two-part sequel to the 1978 ABC special Little Lulu and was based on the Little Lulu comic strip. It was apart of the bigger anthology of the third season of the ABC Weekend Special which aired from 1977 until 1997. The episode was directed by Robert Chenault and aired on September 15th, 1979 on ABC. The plot involves Lulu Moppet wanting to start an all-girls hockey team but is short on funds for uniforms and equipment until she cons the chauvinistic Tubby into believing he has a curse, which can only be lifted by raising money for the team. Only a few newspaper ads and a 20 seconds promo for the special have been found, and footage is hard to come by.
Background[edit | edit source]
ABC Weekend Special was a programming block that first debuted on September 10th, 1977, and had a variety of programs aimed at kids in order to encourage them to read. This block was a departure from ABC's other block ABC Afterschool which had content geared towards pre-teens and teenagers. Each season would run for one year and serve as one giant story.
Plot[edit | edit source]
The plot for the episode revolves around Lulu (Lauri Hendler) uses a variety of schemes in order to raise money for the hockey team to buy uniforms. The boys scoff at the idea until Lulu threatens their leader with a hex.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Lauri Hendler as Little Luli
- Kevin Cooper as Tubby
- Tim Reid
- Billy Jacoby
- Dick Tufeld as the narrator
Availability[edit | edit source]
While The Big Hex of Little Lulu did re-air once in 1980  due to the rights of Lulu Little being owned by multiple companies the special is unlikely to be re-released. While some clips and promos have since surfaced the special, according to WorldCat, three libraries currently hold the film footage: one in Pasadena, California, one in Cleveland, Ohio, and another in Cocoa, Florida.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
External Link[edit | edit source]
- IMDb plot summary for the sequel. Retrieved 19 Apr '16
Reference[edit | edit source]
- Article on the ABC Weekend Special Retrieved 29 Dec '20
- Worldcat entry on The Big Hex of Little Lulu Retried 20 Dec '20
- Article that mentions the cast of The Big Hex of Little Lulu Retrieved Dec 29 '20
- Fulton History PDF of a newspaper clipping from 1980 that mention the re-run of The Big Hex of Little Lulu Retrieved 29 Dec '20