Nightmare Ned is a short-lived animated television show which ran from April 19, 1997 to August 9, 1997 on ABC. Based on an eponymous video game developed by Creative Capers Entertainment and Window Painters Ltd.,[3] the show focuses on the life of Ned Needlemeyer (voiced by Courtland Mead), a 10-year-old boy that deals with his daily problems through dark, quirky nightmares. The show ran over budget, and was cancelled after only 12 episodes were produced.[4]

The show had Donovan Cook as its producer and director. Cook previously created 2 Stupid Dogs.[5]


  • Ned Needlemeyer: The show's protagonist. He is a 10-year-old boy who deals with his troubles through his nightmares. Voiced by Courtland Mead.
  • Ed Needlemeyer: Ned's father. He constantly tries to help Ned with his problems, but this does not occur often. Voiced by Brad Garrett.
  • Mrs. Needlemeyer: Ned's mother. She is the only one in the family who tries to understand Ned's nightmares. Voiced by Victoria Jackson.
  • Amy Needlemeyer: Ned's baby sister.
  • Conrad and Vernon: Two bullies who constantly pick on Ned. They are named after Conrad Vernon, who served as one of the storyboard artists of the show. Conrad is voiced by Jeff Bennett, while Vernon is voiced by Rob Paulsen.
  • Ms. Bundt: Ned's teacher. Voiced by Tress MacNeille.
  • Joanie: A girl from Ned's school who has a crush on him. She has appeared on the episodes "Until Undeath Do Us Part" and briefly in "Girl Trouble".

Episode list

# Title Original Airdate
1 Ned's Life as a Dog 4/19/1997
1 A Doll's House 4/19/1997
2 Robot Ned 4/26/1997
2 Dapper Dan 4/26/1997
3 Monster Ned 5/3/1997
3 Ants 5/3/1997
4 Magic Bus 5/10/1997
4 Until Undeath Do Us Part 5/10/1997
5 Headless Lester 5/17/1997
5 My, How You've Grown, Part 1 5/17/1997
5 My, How You've Grown, Part 2 5/17/1997
6 Tooth or Consequences 5/24/1997
6 Show Me the Infidel 5/24/1997
7 Willie Trout 5/31/1997
7 House of Games 5/31/1997
8 Girl Trouble 6/7/1997
8 Canadian Bacon 6/7/1997
9 Abduction 6/14/1997
9 Bad Report Card 6/14/1997
10 Testing... Testing... 6/21/1997
10 The Accordion Lesson 6/21/1997
11 Along for the Ride 6/28/1997
11 Steamed Vegetables 6/28/1997
12 Lucky Abe 8/09/1997
12 The Dentist 8/09/1997
12 The Ballad of Conrad and Vernon 8/09/1997

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"Ned's Life as a Dog" • "A Doll's House" • "Robot Ned" • "Dapper Dan" • "Monster Ned" • "Ants" • "Magic Bus" • "Until Undeath Do Us Part" • "Headless Lester" • "My, How You've Grown" • "Tooth or Consequences" • "Show Me the Infidel" • "Willie Trout" • "House of Games" • "Girl Trouble" • "Canadian Bacon" • "Abduction" • "Bad Report Card" • "Testing... Testing..." • "The Accordion Lesson" • "Along for the Ride" • "Steamed Vegetables" • "Lucky Abe" • "The Dentist" • "The Ballad of Conrad and Vernon"
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