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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29 September 1990 (USA)  »

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I didn't think anyone else in the world ever saw this show...
15 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been telling people about this TV show i watched when i was like 14 for years, i really didn't think anyone else had ever seen this show. I would always tell people about the show Stephen Dorff was on before anyone knew who he was, i just couldn't believe that someone really made a show about a talking dummy. But i do have to admit that i watched the show a lot. Although i do not think that i ever actually enjoyed it, I'm not sure why i watched it. It is kinda of like a car wreck you just have to watch. I'm not sure i can even think of a show that was worse than this show, although i have seen a lot of really bad shows that were only on for maybe half a season. But i would have to say this is one of the worst ideas for a TV show. There are some runner ups in this contest, Alf being one of them. It made perfect sense when i found out the guy that created Alf was on drugs, who would have guessed. I'm sure i could go on and on about this subject, but I'm going to bring this to an end for now. Id also have to recommend Hey,Dude for this contest even though i really did love that show.


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