Thelma Harper and her spinster sister Fran open their home to Thelma's recently divorced son Vinton and his teenage son and daughter. It's quite an adjustment for everyone, especially the ... See full summary »
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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A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ... See full summary »
This series took place in an apartment building, numbered 227. The cast would frequently be found sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plot line.
Caroline Duffy is a successful cartoonist living in Manhattan whose comic strip "Caroline in the City" has become a huge hit. The strip is based on her own life, and the people in it - her ... See full summary »
Outspoken feminist Julia Sugarbaker runs a design firm out of her Atlanta home, along with her shallow ex-beauty queen sister, Suzanne, divorced mother Mary Jo, and, naive country girl Charlene. Black ex-con Anthony helps deliver furniture for the business and voices his unique opinion on whatever the women are discussing. Episodes typically revolve around the work, personal, and love lives of these four women. Written by
Alice Ghostley's character of Bernice Clifton was not related to any of the characters on the show. See more »
In several episodes the characters reference going to the fast-food restaurant Carl's Jr. There are no Carl's Jr. restaurants in the Southeast. In this region they have always been Hardee's. See more »
I asked this Northern woman, "Where are ya'll from?" And she said, "I'm from a place where we don't end our sentences with prepositions." So I said, "Okay, where are ya'll from, bitch?"
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My mother and I have agreed for years that it is our goal to be the bold, outspoken, opinionated woman of all women that is Julia Sugerbaker. I love this show, always have! It's great for the characters, for the writing, for the subjects in addressed with taste and humor. But you can't help loving a show with such classic moments as the following:
Suzanne: Well, goodnight Anthony, Sleep tight Anthony: Suzanne, it is 20 below out there. Under the circumstances I don't think it's appropriate to say 'good night Anthony, sleep tight.' I think it would be more appropriate to say 'good night Anthony and may God have mercy on your soul!
(the firm is decorating a nudist colony) MaryJo: Well one thing's for sure--we won't be using wicker!
Women at their most powerful yet feminine, funny yet loving best.
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