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The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley 

The adventures of comedian Martin Short's greatest sketch character.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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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Storyline

Ed Grimley is the ultimate nerd, devoted to Count Floyd and playing his triangle. This show shows his adventures as well as the typically pathetic shows of Count Floyd. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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TV-Y7
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las locas Aventuras y Desventuras de Ed Grimley See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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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 GustavRoger Gustav: And explain it all to yoooouuuuuu!
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Connections

Referenced in Beavis and Butt-Head: Whiplash (1995) See more »

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one of the best most underrated cartoon shows ever
8 January 2006 | by LGwriter49See all my reviews

Network executives made a huge error by putting this on the Saturday morning roster because the humor was so fresh, biting, witty, and sharp that it was WAY over kids' heads. And THAT is the reason it disappeared after only one season. This was a phenomenally clever show and if it ever comes out on DVD I will be one of the first to grab it, immediately.

The wit and zingers are fast and furious here and along with Ren and Stimpy and, on many occasions, the Simpsons, this should be counted as the best use of animation in a series for TV. But definitely, as mentioned, not for kiddies. I mean, let's face it. There was actually a total BABE in this show whose beautiful chest was definitely noticeable. Is THAT a kid's cartoon show character??? I think not.

I was sad to see this go, just as I was sad to see Ren and Stimpy go, and also another show, not animated, Get A Life with Chris Elliot which, luckily, WAS released on DVD--at least eight of the episodes anyway. Zany TV shows that poke fun at social conventions don't last. That's really too bad. It's too bad the majority of the public wants safe pablum to swallow like so much warm mush which they just dribble all over themselves. The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley was one of those shows that, rather than being warm bland tasteless mush, had some real kick, zing, and bite.

It's sorely missed.


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