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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
5 January 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Set in fictional Fernwood, Ohio, this deliriously demented serial focused on the beleaguered heroine Mary Hartman... See more »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
'Police Academy' Star Dies
 (From WENN. 18 April 2005)

User Reviews:
Funniest show I've ever seen See more (30 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 218)

Greg Mullavey ... Tom Hartman (325 episodes, 1976-1978)

Louise Lasser ... Mary Hartman (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Graham Jarvis ... Charlie Haggers (325 episodes, 1976-1977)

Mary Kay Place ... Loretta Haggers (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dody Goodman ... Martha Shumway (325 episodes, 1976-1977)

Debralee Scott ... Cathy Shumway (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Victor Kilian ... Raymond Larkin (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Claudia Lamb ... Heather Hartman (322 episodes, 1976-1977)
Philip Bruns ... George Shumway / ... (250 episodes, 1976-1977)

Dabney Coleman ... Merle Jeeter (148 episodes, 1976-1977)
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Series Directed by
Jim Drake (157 episodes, 1976-1977)
Nessa Hyams (105 episodes, 1976-1977)
Kim Friedman (23 episodes, 1976)
Joan Darling (21 episodes, 1976)
Hal Alexander (12 episodes, 1977)
Jack Heller (7 episodes, 1976)
Bob Lally (5 episodes, 1976)
Giovanna Nigro (5 episodes, 1976)
Dennis Klein (5 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Writing credits
Jerry Adelman (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ann Marcus (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Daniel Gregory Browne (320 episodes, 1976-1977)
Norman Lear (304 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gail Parent (302 episodes, 1976-1977)
Peggy Goldman (207 episodes, 1976-1977)
Lynn Phillips (195 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dennis Klein (145 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tom Eyen (140 episodes, 1976-1977)
Cynthia Santillo (113 episodes, 1976-1977)
Mara Lideks (59 episodes, 1977)
Harry Cauley (37 episodes, 1976-1977)
Brad Buckner (30 episodes, 1977)
Eugenie Ross-Leming (30 episodes, 1977)
Harriet Belkin (5 episodes, 1977)
Norman Belkin (5 episodes, 1977)
Robert Korros (2 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Norman Lear .... executive producer (255 episodes, 1976-1977)
Viva Knight .... producer / associate producer (240 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Maxwell Anderson .... associate producer (194 episodes, 1976-1977)
Brad Buckner .... producer (80 episodes, 1977)
Eugenie Ross-Leming .... producer (80 episodes, 1977)
Perry Krauss .... associate producer (34 episodes, 1976)
Lew Gallo .... producer (10 episodes, 1976)
Jerry Adler .... producer (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Original Music by
Earle Hagen (39 episodes, 1976)

Bobby Knight (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jim Gracom (4 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Casting by
Jane Murray (55 episodes, 1976)

Ruth Conforte (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Don Roberts (56 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Richard Wineholt (55 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Costume Design by
Rita Riggs (54 episodes, 1976)
Sandra Baker (45 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ann Wadlington .... hair stylist / hairdresser (56 episodes, 1976)
Carol Meikle .... hair stylist: Louise Lasser / hairdresser (53 episodes, 1976)
E. Thomas Case .... makeup artist: Louise Lasser (31 episodes, 1976)
Tommy Cole .... makeup artist (29 episodes, 1976)
Al Schultz .... makeup (12 episodes, 1976)
Penelope Staley .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1976)
Lynn Masters .... hair stylist: Louise Lasser (2 episodes, 1976)
Claude Thompson .... makeup (2 episodes, 1976)
Dodie Warren .... makeup (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Production Management
Ellen Chaset Baxter .... post-production supervisor (177 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tom Bruehl .... unit manager / unit production manager (53 episodes, 1976)
Greg Tobin .... post-production supervisor (30 episodes, 1977)
Sid McCoy .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 1977)
Dick Drummy .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1976)

Norman Lear .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giovanna Nigro .... associate director (23 episodes, 1976)
Jim Drake .... associate director (17 episodes, 1976)
Hal Alexander .... associate director (7 episodes, 1976)
Ron Cates .... associate director (3 episodes, 1976)
Mack Bing .... associate director (2 episodes, 1976)
Peter Bright .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1976)
Allen Shaw .... associate director (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Art Department
John Banicki .... property master (42 episodes, 1976)
Edwin McCormick .... shop carpenter (4 episodes, 1976)

Tommy Bond .... prop management (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Jerry Pattison .... audio (51 episodes, 1976)
Dick Burns .... audio (3 episodes, 1976)
Jimmy Carr .... audio (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Reg Leffler .... lighting director (43 episodes, 1976)
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician (16 episodes, 1976)
Bill Gausman .... lighting director (8 episodes, 1976)
Ken Palius .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frontis Chandler .... costumer (1 episode, 1976)
 
Series Editorial Department
Chuck Adams .... videotape editor (2 episodes, 1976)
Vince Humphrey .... videotape editor (2 episodes, 1976)
Barney Robinson .... videotape editor (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Music Department
Bobby Knight .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Other crew
Al Burton .... creative supervision (172 episodes, 1976-1977)
Oliver Hailey .... program consultant (90 episodes, 1976)
Susan Straughn Harris .... assistant to the producer / production assistant (53 episodes, 1976)
Ray Conners .... technical director (52 episodes, 1976)
Robert Korros .... production coordinator (51 episodes, 1976)
Anne MacIntyre-Hefler .... production coordinator (51 episodes, 1976)
Greg Tobin .... stage manager (41 episodes, 1976)
Elizabeth Forsythe-Hailey .... program consultant (37 episodes, 1976)
Daniel Gregory Browne .... special consultant (35 episodes, 1976)
Brad Buckner .... story consultant (34 episodes, 1976-1977)
Eugenie Ross-Leming .... story consultant (34 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ron Stutzman .... video (32 episodes, 1976)
Ellen Chaset Baxter .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 1976)
Barbara Oman .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1976)
Steve Dichter .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1976)
Elly Graf .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1976)
Dick Jacobsen .... technical director (2 episodes, 1976)
Jill Cook McCarthy .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1976)
Nikki Nash .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1976)
Giovanna Nigro .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1976)
Betty Lou Port .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1976)
Cynthia Santillo .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1976)
Milton Uhley .... medical consultant (2 episodes, 1976)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
30 min (325 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Martin Mull's TV debut.See more »
Quotes:
Martha Shumway:Yes, yes, things can always be worse - like my uncle Wilbur, who used to work in a cardboard factory. He came home one day with a splinter in his finger - just a little bitty old splinter. But it turned out that he had blood poisoning.
Charlie Haggers:Well, that's terrible.
Martha Shumway:And next day, they amputated his leg.
Charlie Haggers:On account of a splinter in his finger?
Martha Shumway:Oh no, no, not because of that. They found a growth in his leg.
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Funniest show I've ever seen, 3 May 2004
Author: Frank Hankey from Jersey City, NJ, USA

I was totally hooked on this show back in the 70s. Way out there, really dry. There are times when they'd set up a joke for several episodes running then spring the punchline on you. They tried to clone this into that show SOAP, but they added a laugh track that had the effect of killing the humor (at least for me). They really went out on a limb. That episode where Dabney Coleman stares silently into the camera for five minutes may be the most I've ever laughed at a TV show ("Look me in the eye and decide if Merle Jeter should be the next mayor of Fernwood"). I'm amazed that someone let them get away with this show.

For a while the Lifetime channel brought this back. I wasn't sure if it would be as hilarious a second time around but it was. After a few weeks Lifetime pulled it for Unsolved Mysteries.

TVLand made a better attempt a few years ago. It went on longer and they got Martin Mull and Fred Willard to emcee. Great stuff !! Once again it didn't go on too long. I don't know what useless stuff is in its place.

If anyone hears of this one getting replayed or made available on DVD, send me an email !

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