The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley

NBC (ended 1988)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 13

    The Irving Who Came To Dinner

    Aired 12/3/88

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    Eddy, We Hardly Know Ye

    Aired 11/26/88

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    Eyewitness Ed

    Aired 11/19/88

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    Blowin' In The Wind

    Aired 11/12/88

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    Driver Ed

    Aired 11/5/88

  • Cast & Crew
  • Martin Short

    Ed Grimley/Emil Gustav/Moby/Sheldon/Additional Voices

  • Andrea Martin

    Mrs. Freebus

  • Catherine O'Hara

    Miss Malone

  • Jonathan Winters

    Mr. Freebus/Roger Gustav/Additional Voices

  • Joe Flaherty

    Count Floyd

  • show Description
  • Ed Grimley was a character invented by actor/comedian Martin Short for SCTV and who also appeared on Saturday Night Live and in the HBO Comedy Special "I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood." In 1988 Hanna-Barbera brought the character to Saturday mornings. The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley ran for a single season on NBC. Edward Mayhoff Grimley is an eccentric sort who wears his pants up to his armpits and lives with his pet goldfish Moby and a rat named Sheldon. He is infatuated with his attractive neighbor, Miss Tina Malone, whose younger brother Wendell often drops by to visit. Ed's landlord Mr. Freebus and his wife make frequent appearances as well. Ed likes Pat Sajak, wild classical music, and "playing" the triangle (usually by strinking it once and then dancing maniacally to the single note). During each episode he takes time out to watch his favorite program on TV, "Count Floyd's Scary Stories," which are presented as liveaction, with animation within them. Also featured in each episode is a science lesson taught by Emil and Roger, "The Amazing Gustav Brothers."moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Ed: Maybe if I read something. (He opens a book and a lion's head appears out of it and roars loudly. Ed closes the book.) Ed: It's amazing how sophisticated pop-up books have become.

    • Count Floyd: (starting film) Watch this! Believe me, you're going to get goosebumps the size of those new...import cars.

    • Ed: You've...You've never heard of Count Floyd? Alien: Hey! Anybody here ever heard of Count Floyd? All Aliens: No! Ed: ALIENS!!

    • Ed: If I didn't know better, I'd say we were on a rocket headed to outer space. Wendell: Ed Grimley...I think we are! Ed: I love a child's desire to believe.

    Notes (3)

    • Ed mentions the Freebuses in this episode, but they don't make their first appearance until the next episode Ed's in Hot Water.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Ed's landlord Leo Freebus and Leo's wife Deidre.

    • This episode is based on a segment from the 1985 Showtime Special "Concert For the North Americas," specifically a sketch called the Full Moon Sketch. In this sketch Ed Grimley's cousin Mr Talbot behaves strangely on the full moon, and may or may not be a werewolf.

    Trivia (29)

    • Goof: At the racetrack, Wendell is shown standing behind the fence for a moment and in front of it the next - then he's back behind it. Also, Ed appears suddenly on the other side of the fence when he takes Wendell's radio, and then is back on the racetrack side.

    • Goof: Ed's watch switches wrists during the runaway cab scene.

    • The Amazing Gustav Brothers: Gravity

    • Count Floyd's Scary Stories: Floyd tells "The Curse of the Headless Mummy."

    • The Amazing Gustav Brothers: Centrifugal Force

    • Count Floyd's Scary Stories: A story about a little girl and a cursed mirror. Also, Floyd tries to prove his vampiricism to the studio audience.

    • The Amazing Gustav Brothers: Jet Propulsion

    • Count Floyd's Scary Stories: Floyd shows a clip from his first film, "Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Ed."

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    Allusions (5)

    • The title is a take on the term Tall, Dark, and Handsome.

    • The episode's title is a take on the catch phrase E.T. Go Home, popularized by the 1980's movie classic E.T.

    • The episode title is a take on the novel Great Expectations.

    • This episode parodies the fact comedian Jerry Lewis was very popular in France.

    • Mr. Talbot is named for Lawrence Talbot, the main character in the definitive werewolf movie, 1941's The Wolf Man, starring Lon Chaney, Jr.

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • An extremely unique cartoon series about Ed Grimley and his zany crew of friends and aquaintances. Full of catch-phrases and amazing voice work from many of Martin Short\'s talented SCTV alumni. Probably not for everyone, but brilliant in its own right.

    By johnboybc73, Apr 05, 2006

  • This show was as doomed as doomed could be, sad to say.

    By NeitherSparky, Feb 26, 2006