Picks and Pans Review: The Shaggy Dog

updated 11/14/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/14/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

ABC (Sat, Nov. 12, 8 p.m. ET)


In this rickety remake of the 1959 Disney comedy, Ed Begley Jr. gets the Fred MacMurray role as the frazzled father of a teenager (Full House's Scott Weinger) who falls under a spell that intermittently transforms him into a talkative English sheepdog. Hey, could be worse. He could have slipped under the musk-oxen curse. Judging by their bedrooms, this is a quite common ailment among adolescents.)

Innocent but vapid, this slapsticky project is doggone bland despite a solid supporting cast that includes Natasha Gregson Wagner, Sarah Lassez, Jon Polito, Rick Ducommun and NYPD Blue's Sharon Lawrence.

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