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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An underrated TV gem
16 July 2001 | by (Seminole, FL) – See all my reviews

This was a very quiet comedy about a family where the two younger siblings are being raised by the older brother, their ne'er-do-well father having deserted years ago. Suddenly, the "ever lovin' daddy" returns. After a bit of resistance to having him back, the family re-unites in this quiet, warm comedy. Great reviews and rock-bottom ratings, a deadly combination, but if you have the chance to see this on tape (if someone had the foresight), catch it. There weren't too many episodes made, but those that were made were wonderful.

If this series had succeeded, it could have changed the course of movie history. It wasn't too long after that Mark Hamill did Star Wars and Gary Busey starred as Buddy Holly.


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