“Manimal” (1983) was an infamously bad TV show. It was so bad that it became a routine punchline on “Mystery Science Theater 3000” about a decade later.
I dunno. I remember being pretty keen as a kid to watch this dude turn into a panther. (Panthers, by the way, were kind of a thing for a while in the 1980’s — on posters, stickers, notebooks, etc. The girls had their unicorns and the boys had their panthers.)