Episode ABC.2.5: "Whacketts"

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Episode ABC.2.5
Title "Whacketts"
Production No. 2.5
UK Air Date NA?
US Air Date 16 Oct 1987
Length 48 minutes
Creative Teleplay by Authur [sic] Sellers

Story by Dennis Rolfe

Directed by Victor Lobl

Edited by Philip J. Sgriccia

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Crew Series Crew, Season 2
Actor Role
Main Cast
Matt Frewer as Edison Carter /

Max Headroom

Amanda Pays Theora Jones
George Coe Ben Cheviot
Chris Young Bryce Lynch
W. Morgan Sheppard Blank Reg
and Jeffrey Tambor Murray
Special Guest Starring
Charles Rocket Ned Grossberg
Guest Starring
Hank Garrett Gene Ashwell
Lee Wilkof Edwards
Sharon Barr Lauren
Concetta Tomei Blank Dominique
Bert Kramer
Bill Maher
Andrea [sic] Katsulas Mr. Bartlett
Richard Frank
Lawrence Lott
James F. Dean
Craig Schaefer
Morgan Walsh
Edward Beimfohr
Unknown Cast
* Tentative role match, pending confirmation.

Unknown roles represent credited cast members with no certain matching role.

Unknown cast represent roles with unknown, possibly uncredited actors.

The fifth episode of the second ABC series season was the last to be shown in the series schedule.

The complete episode, from original broadcast masters, is available on the Shout! Factory DVD set.


20 minutes into the future, we follow Network 23's helicopter as it races its way to an emergency in densely populated Sector 7 - the collapse of a major housing building.

Notes & Commentary

The title of this episode is misrecorded in some places - including the Shout! Factory DVD menus and packaging - as "Whackets." The name of the eponymous game show is clearly shown in the episode as "Whacketts."

The teleplay author's name is misspelled in the credits - "Authur Sellers" instead of "Arthur." He is correctly credited at the end as a story editor.

Yes, that Bill Maher.

Continuing the credit errors, Andreas Katsulas is credited as his evil twin sister, "Andrea."

The tracking data in the opening scene is once again courtesy of a Security Systems Inc. Information Network display.

Opening Credits

This episode uses the standard second-season opening credits.

Subliminal Credits

This episode has no subliminal credits in the Zik-Zak montage.

Quotes & Caps

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