Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)

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Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »

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  • Victoria Carroll and Dolph Sweet in Gimme a Break! (1981)
  • Nell Carter and Dolph Sweet in Gimme a Break! (1981)
  • Lauri Hendler and Kari Michaelsen in Gimme a Break! (1981)
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  • Nell Carter, Telma Hopkins, and J.A. Preston in Gimme a Break! (1981)
  • Joey Lawrence, Nell Carter, Lara Jill Miller, Lauri Hendler, Kari Michaelsen, and Dolph Sweet in Gimme a Break! (1981)

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Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen

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23 March 2015 | irishm
5
| Average 80's fare
This is one of many shows I used to watch just because it was on, not because I particularly enjoyed it. All these years later I watched a couple episodes just to "check in", and it was pretty much as I'd remembered it. Now, maybe it's just because I watched the three or four episodes that were the exception to the rule, but... didn't that oldest daughter ever have any lines? I saw episodes from Seasons One and Two and it seemed like the middle and younger daughters got all the speaking parts, and the youngest one all the zingers. The blonde oldest girl was very pretty but didn't have much to do, just a "hi Nell" or "bye Dad" and that was it. She might as well not have been there at all. Never could quite figure out what made Nell Carter such a big deal, either... I know she did musicals but her singing voice is like chalk on a blackboard, very nasal. Typical family situation comedy, nothing special.

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