Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (TV Series 1992)

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (TV Series 1992–1992)

Bill and Ted are a couple of high school idiots who use their time-traveling telephone booth to travel through time. Sometimes they would use their device to bring historical figures into the 20th century. Rufus was the time guardian assigned to keep an eye on the boys, who, when they weren't causing trouble in another time period, worked part-time at Mr. Keilson's hardware store.
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IMDb   5.7 /10
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Creators
Creator Clifton Campbell
Information
Release Date1992-06-28
Runtime30mins
GenreComedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Content Rating
Awards
CompanyInnuendo Productions, Nelson Entertainment, Lorimar Television
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Bill S. Preston, Esq. 8 episodes, 1992
'Ted' Theodore Logan 8 episodes, 1992
Mr. Keilson 8 episodes, 1992
Mr. Preston 8 episodes, 1992
Rufus 8 episodes, 1992
Missy Preston 7 episodes, 1992
Matt Landers
Matt Landers
Captain Logan / ... 2 episodes, 1992
Comic / ... 2 episodes, 1992

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (1992 TV series)

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures is an American live-action sitcom television series created by Clifton Campbell that aired on Fox from June 28 to August 9, 1992. It was based on the similarly-titled 1989 film, and is part of the Bill & Ted franchise. The series follows the misadventures of two time-traveling slackers as they travel into the distant past and future.


Overview

After the DIC Entertainment animated series was cancelled, it was supplanted by a live action version of the same name. The series was set to air during the 1991–92 television season, but production was delayed until Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey made a profit at the box office. The series ended up airing in the summer of 1992.


Cast

Main

  • Evan Richards as Bill S. Preston Esq.
  • Christopher Kennedy as Ted "Theodore" Logan
  • Rick Overton as Rufus
  • Danny Breen as Mr. Keilson
  • Don Lake as Mr. Preston
  • Lisa Wilcox as Missy Preston
  • Matt Landers as Captain Logan

Guest stars

  • Diedrich Bader as Arthur (in "Nail the Conquering Hero")
  • Todd McDurmont as Elvis Presley (in "Hunka Hunka Bill and Ted")
  • Tom McBeath as Sheriff (in "Deja Vu")
  • Arte Johnson as Albert Einstein (in "A Stand Up Guy")
  • Don Ackerman as Glen Nevis (in "A Stand Up Guy")

Episodes

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An unaired pilot of the series also exists.

No.Title Directed by Written byOriginal air date Prod.
code 
TBA"Original Pilot"Andy TennantStory by : Savage Steve Holland & Darren Star
Teleplay by : Darren Star
TBATBA
1"Nail the Conquering Hero"Christopher T. WelchClifton CampbellJune 28, 1992475508-447401
2"As the Dude Turns"Christopher T. WelchClifton CampbellJuly 5, 1992475508-447405
3"It's a Totally Wonderful Life"David NutterAdam Markowitz & Bill FreibergerJuly 12, 1992475508-447406
4"Hunka Hunka Bill & Ted"Kristoffer TaboriSteve Hollander & Paul BernbaumJuly 19, 1992475508-447407
5"Destiny Babes"Kristoffer TaboriJoel SurnowJuly 26, 1992475508-447403
6"Deja Vu"David NutterClifton Campbell & Bruce KirschbaumAugust 2, 1992447-402
7"A Stand Up Guy"Todd HollandEric Paul JonesAugust 9, 1992447-404

Reception

Carole Kucharewicz of Variety, although praising the special effects, criticized the acting and ultimately gave a negative review, stating: "Taking two-dimensional teen time travelers and making a movie was a good idea and it made lots of money. Taking one-dimensional teen time travelers and making a weekly series is not a good idea and it's not a compelling enough reason for parents to let their youngsters take over the TV from 60 Minutes reruns."