ABSENT MINDED PROFESSOR, THE
USA / NBC / x30 minute episodes / 1988-89
Sitcom based on the classic Disney movies starring Harry Anderson as Henry Crawford, the physics professor at small town Medford College. Henry manages to get himself caught up in all manner of misadventures after he invents a supremely bouncy substance called Flubber.
The story was first filmed in 1961 by Disney with Fred MacMurray in the title role (there was also a sequel called Son of Flubber. Meanwhile the movie was remade as Flubber in 1997 with Robin Williams in the lead, the catalyst for this series no doubt.
Henry’s dog is called Newton.
HARRY ANDERSON as Henry Crawford
MARY PAGE KELLER as Elleb Whitley
BIBI OSTERWALD as Mrs Nakamura
JAMES NOBLE as Dr Blount
CORY DANZIGER as Gus