The Edison Twins

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  • 1984
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.0  (331)

The Edison Twins was a Canadian children's television series that aired from 1982 to 1986. Produced by Nelvana, the show followed the adventures of fraternal twins Tom and Annie Edison, played by Andrew Sabiston and Sunny Besen Thrasher, respectively. Tom and Annie were both prodigies with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a passion for science. Together, they used their intellect and ingenuity to solve various problems and mysteries, often getting into dangerous situations along the way. However, with their quick thinking and teamwork, they always managed to emerge victorious.

The show was known for its educational content, with each episode focusing on a different scientific concept or theme, such as ecology, robotics, and astronomy. The twins often conducted experiments and built their own inventions, encouraging young viewers to explore and cultivate their own curiosity for the sciences.

The cast also included Corey Haim as the twins' friend and fellow adventurer, Larry; Peter MacNeill as their father, an inventor who often sparked the twins' curiosity; and Marnie McPhail as their mother, a supportive figure who always encouraged their pursuits.

Despite being a children's show, The Edison Twins was praised for its intelligent writing and strong performances, making it a hit with both kids and adults. The show also earned critical acclaim and several awards, including multiple Gemini Awards for Best Children's Program.

Overall, The Edison Twins was a beloved show that left a lasting impact on audiences of all ages. Its celebration of intellect and curiosity, as well as its entertaining and educational content, made it a standout program that is still remembered fondly by many today.

The Edison Twins is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (78 episodes). The series first aired on March 3, 1984.

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Vows from the Deep
78. Vows from the Deep
September 17, 1986
Lance and Lulu have decided to get married, but no ones told her parents. As the big moment rapidly approaches, Tom and Annie rush to the aid of their old friend to get everyone to the pool on time.
A Message for Triton
77. A Message for Triton
September 17, 1986
The university computer goes on the fritz and the twins decide to find out why, Armed with software and security codes, Tom traces the footprints of a hacker bent on crashing the system in a countdown to technological chaos.
How to Haunt a Haunted House
76. How to Haunt a Haunted House
September 17, 1986
On his way to a Fifties revival dance, Tom thinks he sees a ghost in an abandoned house. Spurred on by Annie, Tom gives the house a through search with his scientific equipment that sends Annie on her own investigation of the illusive apparition.
The Continental Twist
75. The Continental Twist
September 17, 1986
A foulup almost causes Annie to miss her trip to Italy, but a friendly travel agent solves the problem and gets invited to dinner. Nick is jealous and certain the travel agent has ulterior motives and drags Tom into a deadly web of international mystery and intrigue.
The Golden Goose Chase
74. The Golden Goose Chase
September 17, 1986
Out shopping one day, Tom, Annie, and Nick see a fleeing criminal. A suspect is apprehended, but Annie is certain the police have the wrong man. While Paul and Nick practice for a spaghetti eating contest, Tom and Annies investigation leads them to a web-footed culprit.
Money for Nothing
73. Money for Nothing
September 17, 1986
Paul and Joey decide to give all their money away and become hippies, but Nick has other plans for Tom and Annie. He knows of a pyramid money scheme thats guaranteed to make them all rich. As Tom is enticed by the lure of easy money, Annie holds fast in her stand against greed.
The Legacy of Bayfield Downs
72. The Legacy of Bayfield Downs
September 17, 1986
Tom goes horseback riding with Collette Featherstone and Annie is invited to tag along. Before they know it, they are off on a treasure hunt for a lost time capsule containing a secret Collettes Father would rather have kept buried.
Super Salesman
71. Super Salesman
September 17, 1986
A tutor arrives to help Annie with her business course and Paul is enchanted by his persuasive personality. Nick is convinced that something is wrong and he and Tom set out to discover the cause of the tutors mysterious transformation.
The Revenge of the Plants
70. The Revenge of the Plants
September 17, 1986
Tom is coerced into mixing up a batch of fertilizer for the seedlings Annie is germinating for her botany class. When an accident in the lab accelerates the growth of the plants at an alarming rate, Annie is thrilled, until Tom unearths a greenhouse conspiracy.
People Choice
69. People Choice
September 17, 1986
Student election time at Bayfield University puts Tom and Annie in opposing camps until Roxy tells them that neither candidate will support her cause to save a groove of trees. Paul and Joey come to her rescue and before long, they have Roxy running her own campaign and Tom and Annie carrying placards.
Illegal Procedures
68. Illegal Procedures
September 17, 1986
All star quarterback, Cliff Carter, is accused of taking drugs and the twins are called in to clear his name. Though chemical analysis and some shifty detective work, Annie discovers truth while Tom and Nick find a new mascot for the Bayfield Broncos.
The Initiation
67. The Initiation
September 17, 1986
Tom is undergoing a torturous initiation into the engineering fraternity and Annie is having problems in biology. When the professor brings in some rabbits as test subjects, Annies outraged lab partner decided to take matters into his own hands and Tom is called in to help Annie save the student from expulsion.
Mystery of the Minoan Maze
66. Mystery of the Minoan Maze
September 17, 1986
The twins move into their university residence and uncover a cryptic letter that hints of unsolved murder. Leaving Tom to juggle packing crates, Annie, Paul and Joey, set off to investigate, but when another clue is brought to light, Tom joins in the search to expose the body thats been buried for thirty years.
Where to Watch The Edison Twins
The Edison Twins is available for streaming on the Nelvana website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Edison Twins on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    March 3, 1984
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (331)