Jim 1990s

Aired: 1994-1998 (USA)Duckman

DAD: Eric Duckman (voice of Jason Alexander) / Widower

DAD’S JOB: Private Detective

KIDS: Charles (voice of Dana Hill), Mambo (voice of E.G. Daily), and Ajax (voice of Dweezil Zappa) (teens)

WHERE’S MOM?: Dead for a while

STAND-IN “MOM”: Bernice (voice of Nancy Travis)

Eric Duckman lives with his late wife’s identical twin Bernice (Nancy Travis), who hates him and vows to make sure that her brother-in-law Duckman doesn’t destroy the lives of her nephews. The kids, Charles (Dana Hill) and Mambo (E.G. Dailey), are Duckman’s preteen two-headed twin sons whose main interests are Nintendo games and arguing with each other. Ajax (Dweezil Zappa)is Duckman’s goofy teenage son, a good but bumbling kid who’s constantly gettinginto trouble.

Note that Duckman, like Donald Duck, has the responsibility of caring for three ducklings … coincidence?

Also, allow me to point out that the world’s most overlooked actress, Elizabeth Dailey, is a part of this cast. Elizabeth, or E.G., plays the voice of Tommy Pickles on Rugrats, and also co-starred inPee-Wee’s Big Adventure. I was (according to Elizabeth, when I met her in 1980) the first person to actually recognize her out in public (she was working on the short-lived PBS series The Righteous Apples) and she was very happy to have a picture taken with me. Anyway, she’s finally found a niche in voice-over work, and it’s good to see somebody steadily employed. Good luck, Elizabeth!