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Fan Letters ~ February, 1987

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To David

I think you are one of the greatest actors in the world. You are definitely the best actor on American television. your performances in "Time Bandits" 'The Bride" & on "The Young Ones" were incredibly wonderful, & you have worked with the masters of comedy. Even your serious acting is great.

My friends & I like your new show "The Wizard" too. We also wonder why did you ever go on to American television? American television is so boring, so dull a lot like Channel 4. I hope you go back to British comedy.

Lisa O., age unknown, Rochester, Michigan, USA ~ February, 1987

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To David

Hi, I think you're the greatest! I've been a fan of yours since the first time I seen you on the Time Bandits. I've seen it 20 times so far. And now, I can see you every week on the Wizard. Since it came on I haven't missed it. I love your show! I'd like to know how much of you is in your character Simon? It don't seem like you're acting, just, you know, being you.

Debbie F., age unknown, Stuttgart, Arkansas, USA ~ February 3, 1987

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To Simon

Hi! I really Love watching you on your show The Wizard! You are my favorite friend. My mom, who is writing this for me, lets me watch your show all the time! We have popcorn & have a "Simon Party". My baby brother, Nicholas likes when you play your drums!

Erin M., age 4, New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA ~ February 15, 1987

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To David

Hello! I love your show "The Wizard". I would watch you every night on T.V. if you were on the air. My Girl Scout troop really like you a lot too. Why don't you put an episode of a girl scout adventure with you in it on T.V.? We love you & my mom does too!

Ellen H., age unknown, Weslaco, Texas, USA~ February, 1987

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To David "The Wizard"

According to Chris & Courtney (ages 5 & 3), there is no one as "special as you" - you take the children on a courageous & magical adventure, always helpful & understanding & full of tricks!

Wishing you many years more of magical shows & adventures,

Lynda W., age unknown, Canton, Georgia, USA ~ February, 1987

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To David

Thank you for bringing screen "life" to the character of Simon McKay. Simon's gentle strength, unrelenting optimism & unwavering belief in the power of imagination made me smile on a day when I was feeling particularly kicked in the dreams. His essential balance helped me bring even my silences back into tune.

Yet the magic of Simon's smile & the telling concern in the creases of his eyes could never be written into a script; they are the gift of the actor, grounded in the radiant humanity of the man behind the role.

Please don't ever let your craft become stale or mechanical for you. It makes us all the richer.

Moire T., age unknown, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA ~ February 2, 1987

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To David

Good luck on your great show "The Wizard". You are very good in it.

I really like "The Wizard" and your role in it. I also enjoyed you in "Time Bandits".

I read an article about you where they said you were a teacher. You are very talented.

You were a very good contestant on "Hollywood Squares". It must be fun to be on a game show that has comedy, too.

Keep up the good work.

Gary H., age 16, Bellmore, New York, USA ~ February, 1987

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To The Wizard

I really like your show. My little sister always asks if your show is on. I really like it a lot because it has a lot of adventure in it. I really like you a lot.

Kristina P., age 10, Painesville, Ohio, USA ~ February 4, 1987

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To David

My whole family loves to watch "The Wizard" every week. It is the only hour long T.V. show that is exciting, fun to watch & fascinating.

Daniel K., age unknown, East Northport, New York, USA ~ February 23, 1987

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To Mr. Wizard

I love your toys. I watch your show every Tuesday night. I wish I had a house like yours.

Sam Y., age 9, New Waterford, Ohio, USA ~ February 5, 1987

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To David

Your show is extremely fascinating & creative. It adds some fun to a stressful day & your abilities enhance it greatly.

Cathy F., age 28, Carle Place, New York, USA ~ February 23, 1987

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To 2oth Century Fox Television

RE: David Rappaport The Wizard

This program comes on in NJ on Tuesdays. It is one of the finest programs & I look forward to it each week.

David Rappaport has the kindest face, which not to many actors seem to have these days. His co-workers also bring many joys to this program.

Rosalind S., age unknown, Englishtown, New Jersey, USA ~ February, 1987

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To Fran, David & Douglas

I enjoy your show a Great Deal (The Wizard) & look forward to it each week - week & week again!

I noticed that you have a number of posters & bumper stickers - which I saw in one of your shows a number of weeks ago. I would like to purchase a number of these items, would you please send me them &/or a order form please!

The Wizard has been moving around - Tuesdays & now Thursdays at 8pm. I sure hope that your show continues for a number of years - I really enjoy it! I don't watch T.V. much but I look forward to your show each week!

"Time Bandits" was the movie in which I first saw David Rappaport, "The Fall Guy" with Douglas Barr, & I believe "The Flying Nun" for Fran Ryan besides her Cool Whip roles!

Thank you for a super show & I hope to see you all for many years on The Wizard.

R. L., age unknown, Farmingdale, New York, USA ~ February, 1987

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To CBS

Hi. I'm a big fan of your show. I wish you all could stop switching around. It's hard to find you.

Ellen F., age uknown, Vancouver, Washington, USA ~ February, 1987

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To David

I never miss the Wizard since it came on t.v.. You are just wonderful. I know your show is all heart & you are always helping some one. There should be more shows like yours instead of all the crazy things on. I just think you are the greatest person & I keep looking forward to your weekly t.v. show. You really bring me a lot of happiness just to watch you every week. I love your show, more than words can say. I am truly your fan. I wish you were on more.

Mae R., age 62, Bayshore, New York, USA ~ February, 1987

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To David

I love to watch your show. I also saw you on Hollywood Squares. I think you're a great actor.

I watch your show all the time. My favorite one was the one with the telepathic twins that had never met.

Jen C, age 13, Coram, New York, USA ~ February 4, 1987

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To David

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy watching you in Wizard. It's a terrific show & I never miss an episode.

Jessica T., age unknown, St. Catharines, Ontario, CA ~ February 16, 1987

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To 20th Century Studios

I am writing in regards to the show "The Wizard". My son, John Noah, is 2 years old & loves this show. I tape the show because he like to watch the episodes over & over again. Please tell "The Wizard" we enjoy watching him & his magic tricks on the show & look forward to watching him every Thursday night.

Karen J., age unknown, Devereux, Georgia, USA ~ February 26, 1987

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To Wizard

I want to know if you can make me one of those things that you made on the show. Can you please make me a remote control car & mail it if it is possible thank you.

Angie N., age unknown, Centereach, New York, USA ~ February 28, 1987

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To David

I have never written or wanted to write a letter to an actor or other noted personality. But, for reasons I cannot explain, I feel compelled to send you this letter.

I knew I had seen you before when I watched "Time Bandits".

My seven year old son, Aaron, & I differ occasionally on viewing preferences, but we always agree on watching "the Wizard". If you were a black belt in karate you would be his ultimate hero. Like so many children, he has "Karate Kid" fever! So far now you share his admiration with Pat Morita.

When "The Wizard" first aired on Tuesdays I kept missing episodes. I work every other Tuesday evening. On one Tuesday I was dismayed to find that it was preempted, by a "Charlie Brown" rerun no less! Don't get me wrong, I like Charlie, but couldn't it have bumped "Dallas" & "J.R."!? The next week I tried in vain to find it on the Tuesday night lineup. I almost panicked, but further scanning of the T.V. Guide found you safe & sound on Thursday evenings. Now I know Bill Cosby is a tough act to air against, but he doesn't have a chance in this house.

The rating game has always puzzled me. How can a small handfull of viewers respresent the preferences of the entire viewing population? I'm sure it has it's positive side, but I don't feel it accurately reflects what the majority of the population watches. After all they have never asked me!

You are doing a fantastic job! You are an extremely talented man & I look forward to seeing you in even more endeavors. The Wizard is a wonderful series & I hope it runs for as long as you wish it to. (Several years would be nice!)

It is encouraging to see a program where the hero (that's you) can solve the problem at hand using his intelligence rather than man-made weapons of violence. I believe you are probably very much like Simon. He is very intelligent, kind, gentle, witty & thoughtful (not to mention cute). Surely a person must possess those attributes to aptly convey them to an audience.

Julia B., age unknown, Urbana, Ohio, USA ~ February, 27, 1987

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To David

My two sons, Antuane age 6 & Brandon age 3, & my brother Billy age 11 love your show, "The Wizard". When it didn't come on one night they thought I didn't have it on the right channel. When I told them it wasn't coming on they became very disappointed & didn't watch anything.

Clair B., age unknown, Dublin, Georgia, USA ~ February 12, 1987

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To David

We really love the character you've created in "the Wizard".

I just had to write & let you know we never miss it; even my husband likes it & he doesn't care for much T.V.

Janine, my daughter, 8 years old, loves the toys on the show. (I have to say I do too.)

Our favorite ending on your show, so far, was with the robot seeing eye dog. It was great. The ghost story was pretty good too. All the shows are good.

I haven't written a fan letter since I was a teenager & "Star Trek" was being first run.

Thank you for a show our whole family can & does enjoy.

Elizabeth B., age unknown, Sontag, Mississippi, USA ~ February 16, 1987

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To David

Hi. I'm writing because my son James age five & I are big fans. We watch your show when it's on. Hate having them change the days on us. We enjoy your part. Thank you for having a show that not only children can enjoy but us big kids as well. I think you're sweet.

Jonnie C., age unknown, Hudson, Maine, USA ~ February 17, 1987

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To Wizard

I certainly missed your program last evening. They showed cartoon "Peanuts" instead. I have made it a point to watch each Tuesday night as your program makes my day!

It is the best program, always doing good & helping other people. Should have more programs like yours. Love it!

I may be a 65 yr. old Grandma, but I love decent programs & yours is tops. Love ya!

Mable H., age 65, Farmer City, Illinois, USA ~ February 11, 1987

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To David

I really enjoy "the Wizard". I think it's one of the best new shows this season. The first night "The Wizard" was on my family & I thought we would see what it was. We liked it right away. I've been a fan since.

We also like Doug Barr & Fran Ryan. They are just right for their parts & "Alex" & "Tillie" are very likeable companions for "Simon". In fact my mother seems to see some resemblance between you & Fran Ryan. She said you could play "mother & son" or "brother & sister" or something like that.

I will admit before "the Wizard" I had never heard of you. But since the series began I've noticed at least 3 movies you were in. "Sword of the Valiant" "Time Bandits" & "The Bride". I may not have heard of you before "the Wizard" but now I'm a fan of yours.

I understand CBS is going to continue "The Wizard" for the rest of the season. I hope it comes back next season. I hope it will be on for some time to come.

Bill S., age unknown, Joliet, Illinois, USA ~ February, 1987

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To Simon

I really like your shows. My best show is egypt the dog.

Missy M., age 8, Henderson, Kentucky, USA ~ February 15, 1987

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To David

We write at this time to let you know how much we enjoy you & your program, "The Wizard".

We have two girls - one is 9 years old, the other is 13, & they look forward to your show as much as their parents do.

We were very unhappy to hear that the studio is changing your program day from Tuesday & putting it on opposite Bill Cosby, on Thursdays.

As much as we enjoy Bill Cosby - we'll be watching The Wizard faithfully, instead.

We think you & the Wizard are great!

Marie A., age unknown, & Family, Dale City, Virginia, USA ~ February 19, 1987

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To David

My daughters asked me to write to you for very different reasons. Erin Grace, age 5, adores you, mostly because you have a talking giraffe. She loves the way you try to shut him up, mostly she likes you because of your personality.

Heather, just turned 8, finds hope in you. She is often tormented & made fun of at school, but she finds strength in you. Your "never give up" attitude really impresses her, you have really helped her. Thank you for your example.

P.S. Please tell CBS to stop pre-empting your show & to pick on someone else.

Linda W., age unknown, Newberg, Oregon, USA ~ February 19, 1987

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To David

I love watching your program The Wizard. I think you are a very nice looking & wonderful person. I really have admired you ever since I saw you on TV. I have been watching your program ever since it first came on channel 3. I love watching you solve other people's problems & all the creative & wise toys you have made to help others.

Wanda P., age 22, Trap Hill, North Carolina, USA ~ February, 1987

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To Doug

I am a big fan of yours. I watch your show The Wizard every tuesday night. I love how you play Alex on the show.

Ethel A., age unknown, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA ~ February, 1987

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To Sirs

I watched, for the first time, your show 'Wizards". I gotta tell you the two guest stars Billy Drago & Silvana Gallardo were very intense. I've never seen the kind of kiss & chemistry between two people on TV like that before.

Can you tell me if they will be on again? Or what else they will be in? I particularly liked Silvana. Her character really seemed to care, you know.

Anyway it seems like there should be more realism like that on TV.

Hopefully there will be.

Jack B., age unknown, Los Angeles, California, USA ~ February 4, 1987

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To David

Just writing this letter to let you know that my family & I enjoy watching your show "The Wizard" very much.

Especially my 2 1/2 year old daughter Melissa, which is the reason I'm writing. I guess you could say you're one of her favorite people to talk about. Melissa tells everyone that you're her favorite person (other than Kermit the frog of course).

Teresa H., age unknown, Niagara Falls, New York, USA ~ February 9, 1987

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To Doug

Hello! I just wanted to write & tell you that you are a fantastic actor! Your great! I truly love the part you play on "Wizard" & the show itself. I hope it lasts for many years. Keep up the good work! Thank you.

Joy B., age unknown, Pulaski, Mississippi, USA ~ February, 1987

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To David

I like your shows. I like the one with the iloshon (illusion) of you turned into dog. I also liked the show the house grew big. I liked the one you dreamed of the kid daydreaming all the time.

Your Friend,

Gregg L., age 9, Spring Church, Pennsylvania, USA ~ February 20, 1987

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To David

Hi! I'm one of our biggest fans, that watches your show on Tues. night. I know I never wrote a letter to a super star like you. I like how you act, playing the wizard. I bet it took a lot of practice memorizing your lines. I wish I could become a super star like you, but I live in Pennsylvania & I bet you live in Hollywood somewhere.

I watched you on Hollywood Squares, & you only got picked a few times, but if I was there I would pick you all the time, but I don't have a twin sister, I have a brother though, but he is only 4, & he likes the Wizard too.

Jennifer S., age 13, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA ~ February 10, 1987

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All Fan Letters are from The Michael Berk Collection

Note from The MGT.: Each letter has been carefully transcribed to preserve the writing style of the author while removing any information not meant for public viewing.

email: themgt@thewizardtvfansite.com

 

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