Monday, June 1, 2015

Toons After Dark: Stressed Eric (1998)

Of all the shows we've received from England, this goes as one of the strangest.

Stressed Eric bowed in the United Kingdom, particularly in England and New Zealand, in early 1998. Only six episodes were produced that year, with the animation done by Klasky-Csupo (Rugrats, Aaaah! Real Monsters, etc.). Later that year, the series was picked up by NBC, which resulted in some overdubbing, with Eric Feeble now an American living in London. While Mark Heap was the original voice of Eric, as heard in the following video, US audiences heard Hank Azaria (The Simpsons, Mad About You) instead.

12 years before signing with WB for Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated, Mitch Watson worked as a producer on Stressed Eric. Like, who knew?

Edit: 1/2/16: The American version has been deleted. Here, instead, is the British intro:

No rating.

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