The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley

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NBC (ended 1988)

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The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley

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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
Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

Mrs. Freebus

Jonathan Winters

Jonathan Winters

Mr. Freebus/Roger Gustav/Additional Voices

Catherine O'Hara

Catherine O'Hara

Miss Malone

Joe Flaherty

Joe Flaherty

Count Floyd

Martin Short

Martin Short

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

Danny Cooksey

Danny Cooksey

Wendell Malone

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  • 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.moreless

    10
    I thought I was the only person on the planet who remembered this show. Well, besides my friend Christine who was my only highschool friend who shared the sense of humour necessary to \'get\' this wonderful show. I still giggle when thinking of some of the great lines. In particular, the songs stick in my head. Who couldn\'t laugh at \'On a pretty decent day\' or \'Don\'t leave us Mrs. Frebus\'? Once upon a time I collected these on video (remember BETA anyone?) but alas, I\'ve no idea where the tape ended up. I would LOVE to see them again. If anyone ever learns of their release on DVD, please drop me a line. I\'ll be first on the pre-order list. I suppose I can\'t really explain the attraction, but I think wacky comedy, with intelligent dialogue has always appealed to me. I wish Ed had been hatched in today\'s world of 500+ channels. I\'m sure he could have found a permanent home along side the likes of The Simpsons, SouthPark or even SpongeBob. Ed\'s adventures ended all too soon. I just hope I\'ll get a chance to call up Christine, and have her over for a giggle at Ed\'s expense in the not-too-distant future.moreless
  • This show was as doomed as doomed could be, sad to say.

    8.0
    I remember watching this show when it first came out, when I was about 13 or so. I recall enjoying it but not really "appreciating" it. When I watch it now, I can really appreciate it, though I can also see its flaws. The main flaw that I can see is its lack of linear storytelling - the epsiodes tend to have very rambling stories with a hazy plot and even hazier subplots. However, the storytelling itself is fun, if you don't mind scenes that contribute nothing to the plot (as it were).



    The *best* thing about this show is its characters. People who say Ed Grimley is a stupid character probably have never taken the time to really observe him. I think he's terriffic, and I just can't get tired of him. The show's supporting characters are great (Wendell is my favorite, I'd love if he were *my* little brother). Count Floyd is my HERO. And Miss Malone and Ed totally belong together, "no question." Too bad the show didn't last long enough for that to happen. But in my mind, it did in time. :)moreless
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