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What a Dummy (1990–1991)

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy

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 ...See moreEd 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 See less
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Barbara Hobart (co-creator) | Arthur L. Annecharico (created by) | Leslie Eberhard (created by) | Craig Kellem (created by)
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Updated Sep 29, 1990

Release date (First episode)
Sep 29, 1990 (United States)

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39 cast members
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Stephen Dorff
Tucker Brannigan Tucker Brannigan   See fewer
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Joshua Rudoy
Cory Brannigan Cory Brannigan   See fewer
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David Doty
Ed Brannigan Ed Brannigan   See fewer
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24
Annabel Armour
Polly Brannigan Polly Brannigan   See fewer
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Janna Michaels
Maggie Brannigan Maggie Brannigan   See fewer
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Kaye Ballard
Mrs. Treva Travalony Mrs. Treva Travalony   See fewer
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Allyce Beasley
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Shelley Berman
Grandpa Lou Grandpa Lou   See fewer
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Foster Brooks
Jackie Clark Jackie Clark   See fewer
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Justin Burnette
Billy Slater Billy Slater   See fewer
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Steven E. Daniels
Tuba Player Tuba Player   See fewer
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Terri Ivens
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Pat Morita
Lucky Ernesto Lucky Ernesto   See fewer
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George Murdock
Judge Waver Judge Waver   See fewer
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Pat Paulsen
Martin Taft Martin Taft   See fewer
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Bo Sharon
Louie Louie   See fewer
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Marcia Wallace
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Janis Ward
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Megan Ward
Tracy Tracy   See fewer
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Beverly Archer
Mrs. Fine Mrs. Fine   See fewer
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Mark Blankfield
Bob from Secaucus Bob from Secaucus   See fewer
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Leslie Eberhard
Toy Store Salesman Toy Store Salesman   See fewer
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Nicole Eggert
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Mary Ann Gibson
Customer Customer   See fewer
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Marty Ingels
Leonard Leonard   See fewer
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Myvanwy Jenn
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Steve Susskind
Vern Swanson Vern Swanson   See fewer
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5 / 10 | 30 votes