Sitcom about an amiable mad scientist who moves his family into a home inhabited by a sentient meteor.




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Complete series cast summary:
 Dr. Fred Edison (65 episodes, 1990-1993)
 Casey Edison (65 episodes, 1990-1993)
 Tina Edison (65 episodes, 1990-1993)
Avi Phillips ...
 Ike Edison (65 episodes, 1990-1993)
 Turner Edison (65 episodes, 1990-1993)
 Idella Muckle Orca (65 episodes, 1990-1993)
John Hemphill ...
 Harry the Fly (65 episodes, 1990-1993)


Justin Scorsayze inherits a mansion after the mysterious death of his long lost great great great great grandpa. He later finds out from his butler that his mansion is haunted by dinosaurs... ghost dinosaurs. Will he be able to tame them? Will he catch em all? Or will he die trying.

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Release Date:

14 September 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Une maison de fous  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The "Mansion" looked more like a Frank Lloyd Wright house. Set designer Stephen Roloff would say "George Lucas threw me a serious design challenge when he suggested that we drop the Gothic mansion called for in the show bible in favor of "a Frank Lloyd Wright house" - one week before construction was scheduled to begin. My team and I didn't get a lot of sleep." See more »


Referenced in Day of the Tentacle (1993) See more »

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21 May 1999 | by (Parts Unknown) – See all my reviews

Simply put, a cult series that was never given a chance. Loosely picking up where the wildly popular cult games "Maniac Mansion" and "Day of the Tentacle" left off, the series takes place about 20 years after the events of those games. We find Fred Edison II inheriting a house from his father, Ed (the character in the games). Unfortunately for Fred, a piece of Meteor with a mind of its own is living in the basement, which accidentally mutates his brother into a fly and his toddler into a giant. From there the series follows the family's attempts at re-entering normal society, and the trials of real life that come with it. Overall the show good, but not living up to the legacy left behind by the video games was its ultimate downfall.

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