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Maniac Mansion 

Sitcom about an amiable mad scientist who moves his family into a home inhabited by a sentient meteor.
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1993   1992   1991   1990  
2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Joe Flaherty ...  Dr. Fred Edison 65 episodes, 1990-1993
Deborah Theaker ...  Casey Edison 65 episodes, 1990-1993
Kathleen Robertson ...  Tina Edison 65 episodes, 1990-1993
Avi Phillips Avi Phillips ...  Ike Edison 65 episodes, 1990-1993
George Buza ...  Turner Edison 65 episodes, 1990-1993
Mary Charlotte Wilcox ...  Idella Muckle Orca 65 episodes, 1990-1993
John Hemphill John Hemphill ...  Harry the Fly 65 episodes, 1990-1993
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Storyline

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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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Une maison de fous See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Atlantis Films, Lucasfilm See more »
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Runtime:

(66 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show was originally pitched as an Addams Family-style sitcom that would be a more direct adaptation of the game. It wasn't until Eugene Levy was brought on board as a creative developer that he decided he wanted the series to be a more traditional family sitcom and jettisoned all of the game's characters in favor of original creations that were merely inspired by the game, rather than directly influenced by it. See more »

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

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Hilarious.
21 May 1999 | by Quint-6See 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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