April 19, 1997 – The Animated Series Nightmare Ned Premieres on ABC
“Thank goodness I’m awake.”
On April 19, 1997, the animated series Nightmare Ned premiered on ABC. Based on a video game, the show is about 10-year-old Ned Needlemeyer, who handles his problems in his everyday life through his nightmares every night, including school, bullies, and his family. The show ran for only 12 episodes before getting cancelled, with the last episode airing August 9.