The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
We’re not exactly sure how a character from a Saturday Night Live sketch (via SCTV) lands his own Saturday morning cartoon, but it was the 80s, you know… and apparently anything goes in the 80s. (Look at Pee Wee Herman, after all.)
Martin Short’s loveable hyper-manic weirdo Ed Grimley made his first appearance on SCTV in 1982, but it was in 1988 when he finally made the transition from real person to animation. NBC began airing Hanna-Barbera’s The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley in September.
Featuring a band of nutty supporting characters, including Ed’s landlord Leo Freebus (Jonathan Winters) and his neighbor Ms. Malone (Catherine O’Hara), TCMMOED was a goofy (dare we say ‘madcap’?) bit of Saturday morning fun.
Plus it also included the original (real life) Count Floyd, who would always share a ‘scary story’ with us. (No, it wasn’t really scary, but the wolfman howling in the background and the creaking doors certainly helped.)
If you don’t remember the joy that was The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, you’re not alone–– it only lasted 13 measly episodes. But that’s why we’re here… to remind you of all those, like, fun things from your childhood that you may have forgotten, we must say.
We ♥ The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley.