Earthy comedy about the four motherless Wheeler children and their lovable but cantankerous father Zack. With Zack avoiding work, Truckie led the clan, with Doobie, Boo, and T.J.

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 Zack Wheeler (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Truckie Wheeler (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Doobie Wheeler (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
Karen Obediear ...
 Boo Wheeler (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 T.J. Wheeler (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
Bruce Kimball ...
 Lyle (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
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Earthy comedy about the four motherless Wheeler children and their lovable but cantankerous father Zack. With Zack avoiding work, Truckie led the clan, with Doobie, Boo, and T.J. Written by Mike McCluskey <figaro1@bc.sympatico.ca>

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The show's theme song was "Illegal Smile" by John Prine. See more »

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Zack Wheeler: Never underestimate the power of laziness.
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Illegal Smile
Composed and Sung by John Prine 1974
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19 September 2005 | by (California) – See all my reviews

There must be a reason I remember this series so fondly so many years later. It really made an impression. Casting Jack Elam, the evilest-looking villain character actor in Hollywood history, as the father was a stroke of genius. And seeing Gary Busey and Mark Hammill just before they took off for stardom was a thrill. At the beginning of course everyone was expecting long-lost Dad to be a real jerk. But a couple of episodes of watching him get reacquainted with his children really left you wanting more. Then all of a sudden it was gone and you felt betrayed.........A warm, feel-good series with a bite. What I wouldn't give to see this one again!


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