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RICH FAMILY/POOR family satirecom with such sorts as KATHERINE HELMOND, ROBERT MANDAN, DIANA CANOVA, BILLY CRYSTAL and ROBERT “VEGAS” URICH mugging it up for America. Transvestites, Mafia, aliens and winsome theme song all conspired to land ABC with 32,000 letters of complaint before the first episode even went out. Thankfully they ignored them.



  1. THX 1139

    March 31, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Will Jessica survive the firing squad? Will Chester shoot Danny and Annie? Will Burt survive the ambush? Will Jodie (the world’s straightest homosexual) stop being a 90-year-old Jewish man? Is the baby really flying around when nobody’s looking? Don’t tune in next week because the show was cancelled, leaving everything up in the air (including the baby).

    Excellent cast, especially Helmond, Mandan, Mulligan and Guillaume who were all fantastic, although it’s easy to forget the serious bits which had you yearning for more of the comedy. Who’d have thought Dutch would be such an enduring character?

  2. Richardpd

    August 27, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    I remember catching a repeat with Doris Roberts in, a couple of decades before playing Marie Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond.

    Creator Susan Harris later came up with The Golden Girls.

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