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  • Acclaimed Flop: Despite the positive reception the game received at the time, according to Jim Owens, the songwriter for the game, it didn’t sell very well. Which unfortunately didn’t give Disney much confidence to continue the franchise.
  • Blooper:
    • In the School Nightmare, most kids have 5-digit numbers, yet Ned has a 6-digit number, shown to be 777444.
    • One kid's photo shows his number to be 77163. When he is seen in person, his number is 77913.
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  • Children Voicing Children: Neds voice actor, Courtland Mead, was around 8-9 years old when voicing Ned, and was the only reoccurring child actor on the cast, everyone else was voiced by adults.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: There is often confusion over whether the TV show or the game came first. For the record, the TV series came first.Reason 
  • Creator Couple: created by husband and wife team Terry and Sue Shakespeare, whom are both the founders of Creative Capers Entertainment.
  • Deleted Scene: Some scrapped art from the game shows Ned being ferried across what looks like The river Styx by a rotten tooth man from the Medical Nightmare.
  • Fan Nickname: Quite a few of the characters and elements are known by one of these, since they're No Name Given in the game.
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  • Invisible Advertising: Apart from a few print ads in Disney Adventures magazine and previews on VHS, there is little evidence that there was much else in terms of advertising for the game. This was even worse in the case of the tv series.
  • Its Pronounced Tro PAY: The Needlemeyer family's last name is sometimes misspelled/ misspoken "Needleman."
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes / Screwed by the Network: Disney isn't very happy with this series, apparently. The reruns never went to Toon Disney, and its theme song wasn't included on the One Saturday Morning soundtrack album.
    • By the way, this series is one of the most interesting cases of this trope because there are virtually no tapes to circulate. Neither torrents nor decent quality digital episodes exist, and only about 10 poor quality episodes out of 12 have surfaced the internet. It is quite possibly the rarest Disney show in existence.
    • As of 2019, all episodes of the show has been found in various quality and can be found on YouTube.
  • Meaningful Release Date: The tv show premiered on April 19, 1997, which just so happened to be Courtland Mead’s (Neds voice actor) tenth birthday.
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  • Real Song Theme Tune: The unreleased version of the "In The Locker" theme, called "The Avenger", features a few, new lyrics:
    "The same eyes...
    ...The same eyes!
    —IT CAN'T BE!
    ...The same eyes..."
  • Stillborn Franchise: With both a video game and a tv show made, it seems Disney really hoped this franchise would take off. Not to mention a lot of passion and effort was put into this project, ESPECIALLY the video game. Unfortunately, it was never able to find the right audience.
  • Tuckerization: Conrad and Vernon (the two bullies) where named after Conrad Vernon (a Storyboard artist who would later be the voice of The Gingerbread Man)


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