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19 September 1979 (USA) See more »
Science teacher Ted Stein inherits a spooky old New England inn inhabited by its caretaker Frank. Ted learns he is the descendant of the notorious Dr... See more »
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 (Series Cast [6])

Jack Elam ... Frank (3 episodes, 1979)

Jeffrey Kramer ... Ted Stein (3 episodes, 1979)
Millie Slavin ... Nora (3 episodes, 1979)

Bill Erwin ... Glenn Diamond (3 episodes, 1979)
Jeff Cotler ... Brian (3 episodes, 1979)
Richard Stahl ... Walt Calvin (3 episodes, 1979)

Series Directed by
Joel Zwick (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Bruce Kalish (2 episodes, 1979)
Philip John Taylor (2 episodes, 1979)

Mary Shelley (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Michael Friedman .... creative producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Thomas Talbert (1 episode, 1979)
Series Cinematography by
Keith C. Smith (unknown episodes, 1979)
Series Sound Department
Rusty Amodeo .... additional sound (1 episode, 1979)
Series Special Effects by
Jor Van Kline .... special effects (2 episodes, 1979)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Wayne Kennan .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1979)
Series Other crew
Wesley Staples .... studio teacher (4 episodes, 1979)
Philip John Taylor .... story editor (3 episodes, 1979)

Michael Russnow .... story editor (unknown episodes, 1979)

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30 min (3 episodes)
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What Happened?, 11 January 2001
Author: william c. uchtman from Madison, Tennessee

I have seen worst shows with even more preposterous premises last for ten years, but this show could have lasted a lot longer ! I don't remember much but the series was funny and outrageous. Jack Elam has always done great comedy work and the rest of the cast was unknown enough to give him room to work. As the still living creation of Dr. Frankenstien there were great lines and some funny scenes as Elam goes after a actor in a Dracula costume ready to kill him again. The funniest was Elam's look at an actor in the monster get-up. "You have one bad hair day and everyone thinks you have a flat top!"

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