The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys
|The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys|
|Created by||Howie Mandel|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||11|
|Original run||September 19, 1992 – November 28, 1992|
The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys was a live-action television series that aired in 1992. The series aired 11 episodes before it was canceled. The show focuses on three Sea Monkeys—Dave (Rob LaBelle), Bill (Peter Pitofsky) and Aquarius (Sean Whalen)—and their creator, The Professor (Howie Mandel). Others appearing in the short-lived series included Stephen Furst, Gilbert Gottfried, Larry Melman and Vernon Wells.
The concept of the show derived from the popular Sea Monkeys product, successfully marketed in the 1970s with a series of comic book ads designed and illustrated by Joe Orlando, later Vice President of DC Comics and Associate Publisher of Mad. Produced by CBS, the series aired in the United States and Australia. The unusual character designs derive from the fantasy characters in the ads that Orlando drew for Harold von Braunhut, creator of the product.
The plot revolved around the notion that the Professor had accidentally enlarged three sea monkeys to human-size, and plotlines followed their ensuing comical ineptness in the world. Each Sea Monkey displayed a certain odd character trait: Aquarius could not keep a secret, Bill was afraid of an Imperial, Dave would grow excited at the sound of polka music.
|01||"Octapotomus R' Usamus"||19 September 1992|
|02||"Lighthouse Alone"||26 September 1992|
|03||"Swampthingamajig"||3 October 1992|
|04||"Look, Don't Touch"||10 October 1992|
|05||"Sea Monkey of Love"||17 October 1992|
|06||"Wrestlemania"||24 October 1992|
|07||"Haunted Lighthouse"||31 October 1992|
|08||"Scout's Honor"||7 November 1992|
|09||"Top Secret"||14 November 1992|
|10||"Talent Show"||21 November 1992|
|11||"Teacher's Pests"||28 November 1992|
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