Loading dock worker Arnie's work and family life get turned upside-down when he suddenly gets promoted to a high-level management position.

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1972   1971   1970  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Herschel Bernardi ...
 Arnie Nuvo (48 episodes, 1970-1972)
Sue Ane Langdon ...
 Lillian Nuvo (48 episodes, 1970-1972)
Roger Bowen ...
 Hamilton Majors, Jr. (48 episodes, 1970-1972)
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Arnie Nuvo has worked on the loading dock at Continental Flange for years, and is quite content in his blue-collar life. When he suddenly gets promoted to Head of Product Improvement one day, his life is turned upside-down. Unsure of how to deal with his new white-collar coworkers and feeling isolated from his old friends, Arnie and his family must make some big adjustments as they struggle to get used to their new surroundings. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Splashed & Then Crashed
22 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not sure what happened to this show. Herschel Bernardi was great as Arnie, the main character. Sue Ann Langdon was excellent as his wife. Roger Bowen (Col Henry Blake of the movie MASH) was excellent as Arnies boss.

The premise was of a blue collar moving up to white collar job based upon his on the job experience & life knowledge. This is the way it used to be done before over priced college degrees, brown nosing & networking replaced this. It is a good premise.

For some reason, CBS pulled the plug on it the second season. I am not sure that they didn't cause it problems by moving the shows time slot too. For some reason, even though it's first season made a big splash, the show did not get what it needed for a long run.

This is too bad, but it might not have kept going long anyways. The real world by then had already gone to the brown nosing method. It is possible that the execs at CBS were afraid they'd bring back fairness to the workplace so they canned it.

The show came on in 1970 which was when CBS was taking extremely popular top 10 rated programs & canceling them to improve their "image".


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