Grant and Claire Pritchard are a deceased couple who still inhabit their home and make trouble for the Dooleys, the new owners. But Grandpa is the only one who can hear and see the ghosts ... See full summary »
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 Grant Pritchard / ... (6 episodes, 1989)
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 Claire Pritchard (6 episodes, 1989)
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 Mike Dooley (6 episodes, 1989)
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 Liz Dooley (6 episodes, 1989)
Jay Lambert ...
 Derek Dooley (6 episodes, 1989)
Henderson Forsythe ...
 Grandpa Jack Garrett (6 episodes, 1989)
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Grant and Claire Pritchard are a deceased couple who still inhabit their home and make trouble for the Dooleys, the new owners. But Grandpa is the only one who can hear and see the ghosts in this short-lived comedy. Written by Tony Meier <discokid@aol.com>

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Laughs that begin where most laughs end. See more »

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10 April 1989 (USA)  »

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[singing theme song]
Grant Pritchard: Everyone lately is making me crazy, now that we've joined the deceased. There'll be no resting in peace, dear. Nearly departed. Stumbling cockeyed the moment that rockslide came tumbling down on our heads. Maybe we're better off dead, dear. Nearly departed. It's hard to ignore when a family of four is running amok in our home. They're constantly near us, they can't see nor hear us. Nobody can except the old man. Just pushing up daisies, we're halfway to Hades and halfway to ...
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Performed by Eric Idle
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Eric Idle deserved better but he was great
11 April 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I started watching "Nearly Departed" because of Eric Idle and I must admit he was good in it. My absolute favorite scene is when he is trying to help Granpa ( I believe) pass his drivers test by gymnastically spelling the letters on the eye examine with his body. It was superb physical comedy! Of course his verbal comedy was good as well. My biggest problem with the series was the family being haunted. They were very "sitcommy" and boring. I know the ghosts needed protagonists but it may have been better if they had been a bit more winning with flaws rather than very flawed with few ( if any) winning traits. I always wished this had lasted or that Eric were given another comedy but sadly it never happened.


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