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100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd
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Created by
  • Steven H. Berman
  • Mitchel Katlin
  • Nat Bernstein
Starring
  • Brandon Gilberstadt
  • Morgan Kibby
  • Melanee Murray
  • Catherine MacNeal
  • William Francis McGuire
Voices of
Opening theme"You Got Me",
performed by The Hippos (season 1)
"Who Let the Dogs Out"
performed by Baha Men
(season 2–3)
ComposerAndrew R. Powell
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
[1]
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Robert C. Mora (S1)
  • Mike Rubiner (S2-3)
  • Greg A. Hampson (S2-3)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production companies
Distributor
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Original releaseOctober 16, 1999 (1999-10-16) –
April 21, 2002 (2002-04-21)

100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd is a television sitcom created for Nickelodeon by Steven H. Berman, Mitchel Katlin, and Nat Bernstein. The series ran for three seasons, premiering on October 16, 1999, and airing its final episode on April 21, 2002.

Plot

I'm Eddie McDowd, I'm a dog, and I talk. I used to be a kid, a bad kid, but then I mess with the wrong guy. ... He turned me into a dog. Can you believe this? That freak turned me into a dog! To be a kid again I have to do 100 good deeds, and the only person who can hear me talk is the last person I picked on. Now I'm living with this kid in this family, they love me! but they treat me like a dog.

— Eddie McDowd, in the opening title sequence after the pilot

Eddie McDowd (Jason Dohring) is considered to be a schoolyard bully by his peers. McDowd considers himself very attractive and powerful and so he bullies others without mercy. One day, while bullying a kid after school, he is caught by a kind of mystical man. He tells McDowd that due to his bullying he will be punished for his wrongdoings by living life as a dog, and that in order to be restored as a human, he has to do 100 good deeds for others. Besides The Drifter, the only one who can hear him talk is Justin Taylor, the last kid he bullied. At first, the two are firmly against the idea, but McDowd realizes that he must work alongside Justin and his family to finish his good deeds. Every time Eddie performs a good deed, the Drifter appears with a creatively presented number stating the remaining deeds he has left. Occasionally, when Eddie misbehaves the Drifter takes away one of his deeds. The story has no ending, as the series was cancelled before a final resolution could be made.

Episodes

Main article: List of 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
120October 16, 1999 (1999-10-16)December 5, 2000 (2000-12-05)
212January 27, 2001 (2001-01-27)April 14, 2001 (2001-04-14)
38March 3, 2002 (2002-03-03)April 21, 2002 (2002-04-21)

Characters

Main

Supporting

Cancellation

The series was cancelled in the United States due to declining ratings in the spring of 2002 after only 40 episodes and 60 deeds left.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd (TV Series) (1999) - FilmAffinity".