The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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.