Well it's just like any other high school You've got the same problems in your head except their lockers are coffins And the teachers... Are the undead
— Theme song
This short-lived Hanna-Barbera cartoon premiered in 1990 on NBC, with the full title of Rick Moranis in Gravedale High, featuring teacher Max Schneider (as the title suggests, played by Rick Moranis) as the sole human teacher in an All-Ghouls School, teaching a class of misfit students who, according to the headmistress, otherwise would have been booted out from the school (despite none of them showing any outrageously bad or different behavior, aside being maybe lazy and distracted).His class includes a greaser vampire, nerdy werewolf, fat mummy, surfer fishboy, valley girl gorgon and other stereotypical teenager versions (and adult, for the teachers) of classic horror movie monsters.Many of the 13 episodes featured some sort of problem caused by immature or stupid actions of a student and were usually solved by teamwork or some other Aesop-heavy answer, making some of the episodes rather Anvilicious.
This show provides examples of:
The Alleged Steed: In "Frankenjockey", a race horse named Hoover, who has never won a single race, escapes and befriends Frankentyke, who is annoyed at first, but warms up to him. However, when Max calls a hotline and reports Hoover's escape, Liverpool (Hoover's trainer)'s, true colors are shown, and the bet is that if Hoover wins the race, he's set free. Unfortunately, Hoover and Frankentyke lose by mugging in the photo finish, but Sid points out that the rival horse switched jockeys, which means Hoover wins in the end.
Corrupt Corporate Executive: In "Save Our School", a hotel owner who calls herself The Empress wants to put a chain of her hotel where the school is, and even hires a health inspector in order to condemn it so she can have it torn down.
Head Desk: In "Monster on Trial", Max does this when the judge declares him guilty in favor of old lady Fresno, who faked whiplash after Reggie accidentally bumps into her while taking Driver's Ed.
Heroic BSOD: In "Fear of Flying", Vinnie gets a pretty bad one after being struck by lightning while retrieving Reggie's science project, and has trouble trying to fly again. Made worse by the fact that he was challenged to a flying match called "Fly or Splat" against Jerk Jock gargoyle Nardo at 3:00 PM.
Ill Girl: Blanche died in a hospital, which is why she's a zombie.