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Nearly Departed 

Grant and Claire Pritchard are a deceased couple who still inhabit their home and make trouble for the Dooleys, the new owners. But Grandpa is the only one who can hear and see the ghosts ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Eric Idle ...  Grant Pritchard / ... 6 episodes, 1989
Caroline McWilliams ...  Claire Pritchard 6 episodes, 1989
Stuart Pankin ...  Mike Dooley 6 episodes, 1989
Wendy Schaal ...  Liz Dooley 6 episodes, 1989
Jay Lambert ...  Derek Dooley 6 episodes, 1989
Henderson Forsythe Henderson Forsythe ...  Grandpa Jack Garrett 6 episodes, 1989
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Grant and Claire Pritchard are a deceased couple who still inhabit their home and make trouble for the Dooleys, the new owners. But Grandpa is the only one who can hear and see the ghosts in this short-lived comedy. Written by Tony Meier <discokid@aol.com>

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Grant and Clair Pritchard may not be alive anymore, but don't tell that to the people who just moved into their house! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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USA

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English

Release Date:

10 April 1989 (USA) See more »

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Lorimar Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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[singing theme song]
Grant Pritchard: Everyone lately is making me crazy, now that we've joined the deceased. There'll be no resting in peace, dear. Nearly departed. Stumbling cockeyed the moment that rockslide came tumbling down on our heads. Maybe we're better off dead, dear. Nearly departed. It's hard to ignore when a family of four is running amok in our home. They're constantly near us, they can't see nor hear us. Nobody can except the old man. Just pushing up daisies, we're halfway to Hades and halfway to ...
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Great Sitcom
16 June 2001 | by adadams_1999See all my reviews

I remember watching this summer replacement series and really loved it. When I saw the TV spots before it aired, I thought it would just be a Beetlejuice rip-off, but it turned out to be a really funny show. Eric Idle is the greatest and I thought this was a great role for him that should have had a long run.


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