Great Scott! (TV series)

Great Scott! is an American sitcom starring Tobey Maguire and Kevin Connolly that aired on Fox from October 4 to November 29, 1992. It was created by Tom Gammill and Max Pross and produced by Castle Rock Entertainment.

Great Scott!
Created byTom Gammill
Max Pross
ComposerMark Mothersbaugh
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (7 unaired)
ProducersPeter Schindler
Todd Stevens (pilot only)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesClaverly One Productions
Castle Rock Entertainment
Original networkFox
Original releaseOctober 4 (1992-10-04) –
November 29, 1992 (1992-11-29)


The show centered on 15-year-old Scott Melrod (Maguire), a freshman at Taft High School,[1] and his vivid imagination.[2] When Scott would imagine things the show would transition into the situation being imagined. Kevin Connolly played Scott's best friend.



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"Bradley SilberlingTom Gammill & Max ProssOctober 4, 1992 (1992-10-04)
Scott's dream date decides to give him another chance.
2"Hair Scare"Bradley SilberlingTom Gammill & Max ProssOctober 18, 1992 (1992-10-18)
Scott tries to change his attitude to impress a rebellious girl, and she takes him to the beauty salon where she works to change his look. After Scott's mother shows up as a customer, the girlfriend gets fired by the salon owner for not doing her assigned job as a receptionist (she was supposed to schedule Scott's mom). Scott is then forced to decide which woman is more important in his life when the girlfriend is going to egg his mother's party in revenge.
3"Choir Mire"Bradley SilberlingTom Gammill & Max ProssOctober 25, 1992 (1992-10-25)
After flunking out of an advanced class, Scott tries to get into a new class, but is beset by problems. Eventually he is put into choir alongside his sister.
4"Stone Moan"Niels MuellerTom Gammill & Max ProssNovember 1, 1992 (1992-11-01)
Scott becomes enemies with a math teacher when he defends a girl in math class.
5"Stripe Gripe"Rick BergerMichael Curtis & Gregory S. MalinsNovember 8, 1992 (1992-11-08)
When Larry gets injured, Scott has to take over as mascot, annoying him no end. A drifter offers to be the mascot, but Scott realizes he may have traded one problem for another.
6"Pyrrhic Lyric"Andy TennantKen LaZebnikNovember 29, 1992 (1992-11-29)
Scott gets an A in English class for a poem he wrote. Larry is convinced that Scott plagiarized the poem from the lyrics of a heavy metal song by the Band Exodus who appear in the dream sequnces. Guitarist Gary Holt went on to also play in Slayer. Drummer John Temepesta would go on to play in Testament,White Zombie,Rob Zombie and currently is in the Cult.
7"Book Crook"Dean ParisotMaria SempleUnaired
8"Vacation Tribulation"Bradley SilberlingJay Kogen & Wallace WolodarskyUnaired
9"Whatta Sloppy Photocopy"Matia KarrellJeremiah BosgangUnaired
10"Royal Toil"John FortenberryGeorge Meyer & Maria SempleUnaired
11"Thief Grief"Alex ZammMichael Curtis & Gregory S. MalinsUnaired
12"Garage Barrage"Bradley SilberlingTim KelleherUnaired
13"Date Bait"Gerald HughesJeff Schaffer & Alec BergUnaired


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 484. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
  2. ^ TV Guide. "Great Scott! Episodes". TV Guide. Retrieved 2012-10-22.

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