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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
10 September 1988 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The adventures of comedian Martin Short's greatest sketch character. Full summary »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 6)

Martin Short ... Ed Grimley / ... (13 episodes, 1988)

Joe Flaherty ... Count Floyd (13 episodes, 1988)

Andrea Martin ... Mrs. Freebus (13 episodes, 1988)

Catherine O'Hara ... Miss Malone (13 episodes, 1988)

Jonathan Winters ... Roger Gustav / ... (13 episodes, 1988)
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Series Directed by
Jim Drake (13 episodes, 1988)
Bob Goe (13 episodes, 1988)
Don Lusk (13 episodes, 1988)
Paul Sommer (13 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Writing credits
Wayne Kaatz (13 episodes, 1988)
John Loy (13 episodes, 1988)
John Ludin (13 episodes, 1988)
Ali Marie Matheson (13 episodes, 1988)
Martin Short (13 episodes, 1988)
Michael Short (13 episodes, 1988)
Kelly Ward (13 episodes, 1988)
Mark Young (13 episodes, 1988)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1988)
William Hanna .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1988)
John Hays .... producer (13 episodes, 1988)
Freddy Monnickendam .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1988)
Jeff Segal .... supervising producer (13 episodes, 1988)
Scott Shaw .... producer (13 episodes, 1988)
Martin Short .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1988)
Kay Wright .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1988)
Mark Young .... producer (13 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Original Music by
Michael Tavera (13 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gil Iverson (13 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Casting by
Gordon Hunt (13 episodes, 1988)
Andrea Romano (13 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Production Management
Jayne Barbera .... executive in charge of production (13 episodes, 1988)
Joed Eaton .... post-production supervisor (13 episodes, 1988)
Bob Marples .... production supervisor (13 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Art Department
Noreen Beasley .... design unit head (13 episodes, 1988)
Don Dougherty .... creative designer / story director (13 episodes, 1988)
Bob Foster .... story director (13 episodes, 1988)
Jon McClenahan .... story director (13 episodes, 1988)
Kent Melton .... creative designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Iraj Paran .... graphics (13 episodes, 1988)
Bill Perkins .... story director (13 episodes, 1988)
Lew Saw .... story director (13 episodes, 1988)
Scott Shaw .... creative designer / story director (13 episodes, 1988)
Jack White .... design supervisor (13 episodes, 1988)
Jim Willoughby .... story director (13 episodes, 1988)
Tom Wogatzke .... graphics (13 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Sound Department
Michael Bradley .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1988)
David M. Cowan .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1988)
Alvy Dorman .... sound director (13 episodes, 1988)
Michele Douglas .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1988)
Pat Foley .... dubbing supervisor (13 episodes, 1988)
Gordon Hunt .... recording director (13 episodes, 1988)
Tim Iverson .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1988)
Carol Lewis .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1988)
Catherine MacKenzie .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1988)
Stan Wetzel .... sound director (13 episodes, 1988)
Jerry Winicki .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Animation Department
Candy Alejandrino .... color stylist (13 episodes, 1988)
Robert Alvarez .... animation director (13 episodes, 1988)
Frank Andrina .... animation director (13 episodes, 1988)
Joel Avila .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Rex Avila .... background artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Pol Barona .... background supervisor (13 episodes, 1988)
Chris Bradley .... animation supervisor (13 episodes, 1988)
Frank Brunner .... character and prop designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Bonnie Callahan .... background artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Oliver Callahan .... animation director (13 episodes, 1988)
Tim Callahan .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Eric Clark .... character and prop designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Bert Delizo .... background artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Bill Diaz .... layout supervisor (13 episodes, 1988)
Jaime Diaz .... layout supervisor (13 episodes, 1988)
Danny Dictado .... background artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Don Dougherty .... character and prop designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Joan Drake .... animation director (13 episodes, 1988)
Lance Falk .... character and prop designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Al Gmuer .... background supervisor (13 episodes, 1988)
Karen Greslie .... color stylist (13 episodes, 1988)
John Guerin .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Emy Gumera .... background artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Jim Hickey .... background artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Scott Hill .... character and prop designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Pixote Hunt .... character and prop designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Hannibal Inaldo .... background artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Mel Keefer .... character and prop designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Tayk Kim .... layout supervisor (13 episodes, 1988)
Andrew Knight .... animation supervisor (13 episodes, 1988)
Lalaine Labayane .... background artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Alex Leal .... background artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Antonio Legaspi .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Alison Leopold .... color stylist (13 episodes, 1988)
Kent Melton .... character and prop designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Seth Melton .... character and prop designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Sean Newton .... animation supervisor (13 episodes, 1988)
Lynette Nuding .... character and prop designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Michael O'Mara .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Phil Ortiz .... character and prop designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Ray Patterson .... supervising animation director (13 episodes, 1988)
Bill Proctor .... background artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Raymond Romero .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1988)
Joanna Romersa .... animation director / animation supervisor (13 episodes, 1988)
Tony Sgroi .... character and prop designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Scott Shaw .... character and prop designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Irven Spence .... animation director (13 episodes, 1988)
Paul B. Strickland .... checking and scene planning (13 episodes, 1988)
Aurora Uaje .... color stylist (13 episodes, 1988)
Levy Vergara .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1988)
James T. Walker .... animation director (13 episodes, 1988)
Salene Weatherwax .... character and prop designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Mags Zarzuela .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mark Bernay .... video tape editor (13 episodes, 1988)
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor (13 episodes, 1988)
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant (13 episodes, 1988)
Trent Johnson .... telecine colorist (13 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Music Department
Joanne Miller .... music supervisor (13 episodes, 1988)
Terry Moore .... music editor (13 episodes, 1988)
Joe Sandusky .... music editor (13 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Other crew
Japhet Asher .... production unit: Colossal Pictures (13 episodes, 1988)
Sandy Benenati .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1988)
Vicki Casper .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1988)
Barbara Simon Dierks .... program administrator (13 episodes, 1988)
George Evelyn .... production unit: Colossal Pictures (13 episodes, 1988)
Harrison Fong .... production unit: Colossal Pictures (13 episodes, 1988)
Erika Grossbart .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1988)
Debby Hindman .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1988)
Karen Hughes .... production unit: Colossal Pictures (13 episodes, 1988)
Janice Libby .... production unit: Colossal Pictures (13 episodes, 1988)
John Loy .... story editor (13 episodes, 1988)
Kristina Luckey .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1988)
John Ludin .... story editor (13 episodes, 1988)
Ali Marie Matheson .... story editor (13 episodes, 1988)
Victoria McCollum .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1988)
Steve Purcell .... production unit: Colossal Pictures (13 episodes, 1988)
Brenda Rees .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1988)
Heather Selick .... production unit: Colossal Pictures (13 episodes, 1988)
Martin Short .... story editor (13 episodes, 1988)
Donald Smith .... production unit: Colossal Pictures (13 episodes, 1988)
Robin Strickland .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1988)
Drew Takahashi .... production unit: Colossal Pictures (13 episodes, 1988)
Christine Whitney .... production unit: Colossal Pictures (13 episodes, 1988)
Kris Zimmerman .... talent coordinator (13 episodes, 1988)
 

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Trivia:
This series is the only Saturday morning cartoon adaptation of a "SCTV" (1976) or "Saturday Night Live" (1975) character.See more »
Quotes:
Emile Gustav:Hello. My name is Emile.
Roger Gustav:And I'm Roger. We're the Amazing Gustav Brothers.
Emile Gustav:We tackle any topic...
Roger Gustav:immense...
Emile Gustav:or microscopic... inspect it and dissect it to discover what is true.
Roger Gustav:Principles we speculate...
Emile Gustav:theories we investigate...
Roger Gustav:Analyze!
Emile Gustav:Hypothesize!
Emile Gustav, Roger Gustav:And explain it all to yoooouuuuuu!
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Movie Connections:
Spin off from "Saturday Night Live" (1975)See more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Go, "Mental"!, 20 May 2000
Author: Mister-6 from United States

What is the ultimate compliment to a comedian's comic genius and creativity (I mean, besides the marketing deals and royalty checks?) Getting your own series, of course.

And boy, was Martin Short ever complimented by getting a Saturday morning cartoon show like "The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley". I was always a big fan of Martin and when I saw this I immediately thought, "this is some kind of a joke!" But when I saw it, I never realized how funny a joke it actually was!

As indicated by the title, Short supplies the voice for his most famous creation, the hyper-kinetic Ed Grimley - a man whose every action is a convulsion, every word an exhaustive gasp and every rudimentary thought treated like a brainstorm. He was a living cartoon anyway, so why not just take that next logical step?

In this show, Ed lives in a apartment building next door to the beautiful Ms. Malone who is voiced by Catherine O'Hara as a cross between Marilyn Monroe and a heavy breather. He, of course, would do anything for her, which served as a catalyst for many of the series' episodes, as his simple actions would have nearly catastrophic results.

But, of course, every episode had Ed desperate to catch his favorite TV show - "The Count Floyd Show", starring SCTV's own Count Floyd (Joe Flaherty) in live action segments that proved Murphy's Law time and again.

This, of course, was even more popular with grown-ups than kids, especially fans of Short and SCTV, of which I am both. But since we are an elite group, no wonder the series didn't last very long. Oh well, there's always video....

Ten stars for "The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley"; a most excellent television show, I must say....

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