Edgar Allan Poe in Popular Culture - Television

Television

  • Dickens of London (1976), a television miniseries featured Seymour Matthews as Poe.
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1999), where Poe is played by actor "Edgar Allan Poe IV" in the episode "Episode LXXXI: The Phantom Menace." Edgar Allan Poe IV claims he is the great-great-great-grandnephew of Edgar Allan Poe.
  • An episode of the Cartoon Network series Time Squad, about time travelers tasked with setting right errors in history, featured an uncharacteristically happy E.A.Poe, more concerned with happy rainbows and pink bunnies, than matters of the Macabre. History was returned to normal by introducing this erroneous Poe to a morose state of misery and depression, finally appreciating the horrors and misery of the world around him.
  • In the episode "Escape to the House of Mummies Part II" (2006) of The Venture Bros., Brock Samson, Hank, and Dean, team up with Edgar Allan Poe, as well as Caligula, Brock Samson (past), and Sigmund Freud.
  • The 2007 Masters of Horror episode "The Black Cat" wove elements of Poe's life in with the story of the same name. Poe was played by Jeffrey Combs, a horror movie veteran who has worked closely on a number of Stuart Gordon's (the director) previous projects.

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