Problem Child

USA (ended 1993)
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  • Welcome to the Problem Child guide at Problem Child follows the misadventures of Junior Healy. The show continues from the first two movies in which Junior (Diskin) and everybody else including Ben (Harris) and Mr. Peabody (Gottifried) in wild episodes. This shows doesn't run anymore, but it did run from October 1993 to November 1993. It was a very short-run cartoon like some, but some people did like it. It was run on Saturday mornings at 8:00am on USA.moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 3

    Problem Child 3: Junior in Love

    Aired 5/13/95

  • S 2 : Ep 2

    Problem Child 2

    Aired 7/3/91

  • S 2 : Ep 1

    Problem Child

    Aired 7/27/90

  • S 1 : Ep 13

    Junior & The Science Fair

    Aired 2/13/94

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    Governing Principal

    Aired 1/23/94

  • Cast & Crew
  • Cree Summer

    Spencer (voice)

  • John Kassir

    Yoji / Murph (voice)

  • Nancy Cartwright

    Betsy / Ross (voice)

  • E. G. Daily

    Cyndi (voice)

  • Jonathan Harris

    Ben Healy (voice)

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (35)

    • [Deleted scene] Junior: I love the smell of spilled milk in the morning. It smells like victory.

    • Junior: [seeing his bedroom full of clowns] Oh my God, they're retarded.

    • Junior: [seeing his bedroom full of clowns] Oh my God, they're retarded.

    • Big Ben is about to go on the air for his campaign speech] Little Ben Healy: Ok I quit as your son! Big Ben Healy: Good, now get the hell out of here I've got a goddamn campaign to win. Little Ben Healy: Oh your campaign, the one thing you do care about. Hey dad why don't you tell all the voters what you really plan on doing with this town! [turns on the TV camera] Big Ben Healy: [not realizing that he's on TV] I don't give a rats ass for the voters! I'll I care about is the power and the power that'll give me the money. That's why I'm a success and you're not! America for the Americans. You believe that nonsense. You're shrewd than I thought! I'd sell my soul to the Japanese if they made me an offer. And as for you, don't come suckering around me if you want something! The only thing you'll get from me is this! [pulls down his pants and moons the camera]

    • [Junior is scrubbing pots and pans on his birthday] Mother Superior: Junior! What is taking you so long? We start serving dinner in 20 minutes. Junior: I only got two hands! Mother Superior: And I want these pots so shiny that I can see my face in them. Junior: [Grabs a messy lid] This one kind of looks like you.

    • Big Ben Healy: I'm selling my store to the Japs. Little Ben Healy: I, I, I, but... Big Ben Healy: I, I, I, but what? You thought I was going to leave it to you one day? Little Ben Healy: Yeah. Big Ben Healy: Well I'm not. I'm selling to the Hirohito Corporation. Little Ben Healy: Well I still get the land don't I? Big Ben Healy: No you're not. I'm selling that too. Everything from here to the river. Little Ben Healy: What? Dad, I can't believe this. I slaved to you for 10 years without a raise or a promotion. Big Ben Healy: Is there a lesson to be learned from all this? How about don't trust anyone? Little Ben Healy: Not even your own father? Big Ben Healy: Especially your own father! You know what your problem is? You're too nice. I expected a little backstabbing from you. Some ruthless scrambling to get to the top. But you stubbornly refused to follow my example!

    • [Ben and Flo come storming into Mr. Peabody's office while he's talking on the phone] Mr. Peabody: Can I call you back in five minutes? [hangs up phone] Little Ben Healy: He's all yours. Mr. Peabody: Ben, Flo can we dicuss this? Flo Healy: There's nothing to discuss! Little Ben Healy: We're signing him back over to you right now! Mr. Peabody: Bad parents make bad children! Flo Healy: Oh so now I'm a bad parent just because I hate my kid! Mr. Peabody: You took him, he's yours! Little Ben Healy: That's because you conned us into him! Mr. Peabody: What am I supposed to do with the little creep? He's already been returned 30 times! Flo Healy: Well this makes 31 Charlie! Mr. Peabody: Ok Mr and Mrs. "We don't care about brown hair and brown eyes. We just want him into our home and let him play with our disgusting cat."!

    • Mother Superior: You see Mr. Peabody the child is incorrigible. Junior: I'm What? Why don't you speak English lady?

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    Notes (3)

    • The poster for the movie was a spoof of the poster for Parenthood (1989). Imagine Entertainment produced both films

    • References to The Shining (1980).

    • Amy Yasbeck, who played Flo Healy in Problem Child (1990), appears here as Annie Young.

    Trivia (9)

    • Continuity: When Ben is standing on the bridge watching the truck drive away with his wife in the back, he has the rifle in his hand. Ben and Junior turn around to walk back to the car and the rifle disappears. It seems unlikely he would have left it laying on the bridge.

    • Revealing mistakes: Obvious fake cat when the cat jumps on the Grandfather and his Grandfather falls down the stairs.

    • Continuity: When Junior's dad is about to spank him in his room, the position of the globe on his bed changes.

    • Continuity: On Junior's first day of school he walks into school empty-handed but from the hallway on he has a bagged lunch.

    • Revealing mistakes: When everybody on the Crazy Dance vomits, it is obvious that the liquid is not issuing from the people's mouths but from a point behind them.

    • Continuity: When Junior, Trixie, and their parents get their picture taken at the pizza parlor, everyone smiles except for Trixie. Later, when Ben takes a look at the picture, Trixie is smiling.

    • Continuity: When Lawanda approaches the meteorite, she holds her left arm to stop it. In the next shot it's her right arm, then back to her left.

    • Revealing mistakes: After Trixie is shown close up driving a bulldozer during the wedding scene, a wide shot shows that an adult is driving instead.

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