Michael Burns plays Freddy Griffith, a brilliant, altruistic and cheerfully goofy young inventor. Though his creations seemingly have value, they usually end up causing nothing but trouble (and bad special effects). Produced by veteran sitcom helmsman Hy Averback, this made-for-TV movie was intended as the pilot for a weekly comedy/adventure series. The first (and last) episode is all about a giant, super-powerful magnet designed to solve the world's energy problems--which predictably winds up in the wrong hands. The Adventures of Freddy was originally telecast as The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa.
by Hal Erickson synopsis