Come on, we're talking about Manimal! Really, it's man plus animal = manimal! Cmon. Really. What did you expect? Manimal!
As a show about a man plus animal = manimal, it succeeds brilliantly.
Simon Mackorkindale! Is that how his name is spelled? It doesn't matter, because he'll always be known as 'Manimal,' and also the cocky guy from 'Jaws 3-D' whose semi-eaten arm was stuck in the shark's mouth, still clutching an underwater grenade. This grenade allowed Dennis Quaid and Bess Armstrong to vanquish the evil, vengeful shark who had grown angry with Calvin Bouchard (Lou Gossett Jr.) and his Bouchard Gardens theme park.