What a Dummy (1990–1991)

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Ed Branningan's great uncle dies and leaves a trunk full of props from the days when Uncle Jackie was a ventriloquist. Buzz, Jackie's dummy, has been locked in the trunk for 50-years; Buzz ... See full summary »

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 Tucker Brannigan (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Joshua Rudoy ...
 Cory Brannigan (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
David Doty ...
 Ed Brannigan (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Annabel Armour ...
 Polly Brannigan (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Janna Michaels ...
 Maggie Brannigan (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Loren Freeman ...
 Buzz (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Mrs. Treva Travalony (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
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Ed Branningan's great uncle dies and leaves a trunk full of props from the days when Uncle Jackie was a ventriloquist. Buzz, Jackie's dummy, has been locked in the trunk for 50-years; Buzz can also think and talk and goes about giving everyone in the house advise. Ed's family, which lives in Secaucus, New Jersey, consists of his wife Polly and their three children, Tucker, Cory and Maggie; Mrs. Travalony is their next door neighbor. 24 episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1990 and 1991; the show debuted in September 1990. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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What a Dummy.... who canceled this show!
16 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am still in disbelief this show was canceled. It just goes to show that network execs have no freakin clue what the public wants. I remember when Alf came out, I was the first person to say "this is the most unrealistic show I have ever seen." I mean, come on people... a talking Alien?!? Give me a break! Its common knowledge that if aliens would come to Earth, they wouldn't speak English. And lets just face it, Alf was not even that funny (although that Lynn Tanner did have a nice set of hooters) Now that leads me to this great show. What a Dummy is not only a realistic account of what happens when dummies go wild, but it was HILARIOUS too! I love all of Buzz's little comebacks. Oh man, I remember rolling on the floor after Buzz goes "and they call ME the dummy" LOL! After being a fan of ventriloquists for the last 17 1/2 years, I totally get what they were going for. My only gripe about this show is Stephen Dorff. I think they could have found a better actor for this role. Perhaps if they ever do a remake, I would want to see someone like Heratio Sands, Pauly Shore, Steven Wright, or perhaps the guy who played Paul on the Wonder Years as a possible replacement. That is considering Stephen DorK probably thinks he is too good to go back to the roll that launched his career. I think its a shame this show is no longer on. I would like to propose to all the fans on here to start a letter writing campaign to try to get this finally released on DVD. I would buy a Blu- Ray machine just for that! If those gosh dark studio heads do not release it after that... well maybe they are the one's who are hallow!


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