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Nearly Departed 

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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Complete series cast summary:
Eric Idle ...  Grant Pritchard / ... 6 episodes, 1989
Caroline McWilliams ...  Claire Pritchard 6 episodes, 1989
Stuart Pankin ...  Mike Dooley 6 episodes, 1989
Wendy Schaal ...  Liz Dooley 6 episodes, 1989
Jay Lambert ...  Derek Dooley 6 episodes, 1989
Henderson Forsythe 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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Grant and Clair Pritchard may not be alive anymore, but don't tell that to the people who just moved into their house! See more »

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English

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10 April 1989 (USA) See more »

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Lorimar Television See more »
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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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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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When I started loving Eric Idle & Monty Python
16 February 2005 | by ShelbyTMItchellSee all my reviews

This was when I started loving Monty Python & Eric Idle. On the second episode when Granpa became a regular, Idle was also in Around the World in 80 Days playing Passepartout to Pierce "Pre-James Bond" Brosnan on NBC. That role ironically lead NBC to give him his own show but sadly this was canned after four shows in the USA while the remaining six shows aired in Great Britian. Too bad this show wasn't given a chance to grow at all and would had been great in the long-run. But all shows aren't given the chance to grow at all in Hollywood or even in New York these days.

Eric portrayed snobbish and arrogant ghost, English Professor Grant Pritchard when his TV wife, the "only" normal one in the show and he are killed in a car wreck. The wife, Clare likes the new family moving in. But Grant disdains for them and wants their new victorian house back. But much to their surprise, the grandpa moved in and they noticed that he could see and talk with them. Eric & the grandpa were funny together. As the trio formed a reluctant but well liked alliance. Eric would had been a star had dumb NBC wouldn't cancel the show.


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