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Question: Martin Short was in ...

Question: Martin Short was in an '80s TV show in which he had black, gelled-up hair, a yellow-plaid shirt with black pants, and said "ya might say" a lot. It was a kids show, and he turned into a cartoon. Help! — Jaime M. Televisionary: You're thinking of the funnyman's wacky Ed Grimley, the dweeby guy with the slicked-up 'do who was initially seen on SCTV. When Short moved to Saturday Night Live for the 1984-85 season, Ed became a staple of that show, too. But the version you're thinking of was a mostly animated Saturday-morning version that aired for a year on NBC beginning in September 1988. (I say "mostly" because the "Count Floyd" segments were live-action.) SCTV vets Andrea Martin and

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Question: Martin Short was in an '80s TV show in which he had black, gelled-up hair, a yellow-plaid shirt with black pants, and said "ya might say" a lot. It was a kids show, and he turned into a cartoon. Help! — Jaime M.

Televisionary: You're thinking of the funnyman's wacky Ed Grimley, the dweeby guy with the slicked-up 'do who was initially seen on SCTV. When Short moved to Saturday Night Live for the 1984-85 season, Ed became a staple of that show, too.

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But the version you're thinking of was a mostly animated Saturday-morning version that aired for a year on NBC beginning in September 1988. (I say "mostly" because the "Count Floyd" segments were live-action.) SCTV vets Andrea Martin and Catherine O'Hara and zany comic Jonathan Winters contributed their voices to the effort, and SCTV regular Joe Flaherty brought the "veddy scaady" Count over to help out, too.