The Governor & J.J. (1969–1970)

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The relationship between a widowed state governor and his hip daughter J.J.

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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Gov. William Drinkwater (39 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Jennifer Jo Drinkwater (39 episodes, 1969-1970)
Neva Patterson ...
 Maggie McLeod (24 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 George Callison (23 episodes, 1969-1970)
Nora Marlowe ...
 Sara Andrews (23 episodes, 1969-1970)
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William Drinkwater was the governor of a quiet Midwestern state. Since he was a widower, his "first lady" was his hip, bright, opinionated daughter Jennifer Jo, who worked as a zookeeper. Despite their differences in age and politics (he was conservative, she leaned towards the left), the two got along extremely well and loved each other very much. Maggie was the governor's secretary, Sara the maid, and George his press secretary. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Young and whining VS older and cool
31 January 2001 | by (st. pete, fl usa) – See all my reviews

Of course if any govenor had a daughter like this he would hide her in a closet. The one thing that I remember from this series is that they were always fighting. She rarely ever saw his side of things. I guess it was uncool to agree with anything an older folk thinks.

Dan Dailey was great as the father/governor BUT Julie Sommars's character, JJ/daughter was irritating. I know it was the script not Ms Sommars fault, but she never was happy with her father unless he gave into her demands. I was a kid when this came out and I couldn't understand her then. She did wear groovy clothes though and was pretty hot looking.

I always liked Dan Dailey. If it were more 50/50 on the show it would have been more enjoyable AND believable. She seemed to get her way on every show. Just because you're young and hip, does not make you right.


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