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Writers:
Norman Lear (developed by)
Jerry Adelman (created by)
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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 (31 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 211)

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)
Daniel Gregory Browne (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Norman Lear (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ann Marcus (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gail Parent (325 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 (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Viva Knight .... producer / associate producer (240 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Maxwell Anderson .... associate producer (195 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 (75 episodes, 1976)

Bobby Knight (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Vince Humphrey (118 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gary Anderson (75 episodes, 1977)
Jerry Greene (75 episodes, 1977)
Jim Gracom (4 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Casting by
Jane Murray (318 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ruth Conforte (80 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Art Direction by
Don Roberts (324 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Richard Wineholt (314 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Costume Design by
Rita Riggs (302 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sandra Baker (300 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ann Wadlington .... hair stylist / hairdresser (324 episodes, 1976-1977)
E. Thomas Case .... makeup artist: Louise Lasser / makeup artist: louise lasser (289 episodes, 1976-1977)
Penelope Staley .... makeup artist (195 episodes, 1976-1977)
Carol Meikle .... hair stylist: Louise Lasser / hairdresser (129 episodes, 1976)
Tommy Cole .... makeup artist (105 episodes, 1976)
Lynn Masters .... hair stylist: Louise Lasser / hair stylist: louise lasser (94 episodes, 1976-1977)
Trilby Taylor .... hair stylist: Louise Lasser (90 episodes, 1977)
Al Schultz .... makeup (12 episodes, 1976)
Claude Thompson .... makeup (2 episodes, 1976)
Dodie Warren .... makeup (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Production Management
Tom Bruehl .... unit manager / unit production manager (317 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ellen Gittelsohn .... post-production supervisor (177 episodes, 1976-1977)
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
Greg Tobin .... associate director (129 episodes, 1976-1977)
Giovanna Nigro .... associate director (75 episodes, 1976)
Peter Bright .... associate director / assistant director (29 episodes, 1976)
Randy Winburn .... associate director (25 episodes, 1977)
Jim Drake .... associate director (17 episodes, 1976)
Sid McCoy .... associate director (10 episodes, 1977)
Hal Alexander .... associate director (7 episodes, 1976)
Henry Jeberg .... associate director (5 episodes, 1977)
Ron Cates .... associate director (3 episodes, 1976)
Mack Bing .... associate director (2 episodes, 1976)
Allen Shaw .... associate director (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Art Department
John Richard Banicki .... property master (137 episodes, 1976)
Harry Thomas .... property master (111 episodes, 1976-1977)
Buzz Sapien .... property master (51 episodes, 1976-1977)
Randy Cordray .... property master (5 episodes, 1977)
Edwin McCormick .... shop carpenter (4 episodes, 1976)

Tommy Bond .... prop management (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Dick Burns .... audio (180 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jerry Pattison .... audio (127 episodes, 1976)
Bill Ramsey .... audio (10 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jimmy Carr .... audio (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Gausman .... lighting director (220 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bob Spears .... video (139 episodes, 1976-1977)
Reg Leffler .... lighting director (87 episodes, 1976)
Ron Stutzman .... video (40 episodes, 1976)
Don Hansen .... video (35 episodes, 1977)
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician (16 episodes, 1976)
Roy White .... video (5 episodes, 1976)
Dick Browning .... video (5 episodes, 1977)
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 (194 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Other crew
Al Burton .... creative supervision (324 episodes, 1976-1977)
Susan Straughn Harris .... assistant to the producer / production assistant (321 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ray Conners .... technical director (287 episodes, 1976-1977)
Nikki Nash .... production coordinator (194 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Richard Banicki .... stage manager (165 episodes, 1976-1977)
Greg Tobin .... stage manager (140 episodes, 1976)
Robert Korros .... production coordinator (127 episodes, 1976)
Anne MacIntyre-Hefler .... production coordinator (127 episodes, 1976)
Oliver Hailey .... program consultant (90 episodes, 1976)
Betty Lou Port .... production coordinator (84 episodes, 1976-1977)
Nicky Weaver .... production assistant (83 episodes, 1976-1977)
Cynthia Santillo .... production coordinator (49 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 Gittelsohn .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 1976)
Barbara Oman .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1976)
Roy White .... technical director (19 episodes, 1976-1977)
Steve Dichter .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1976)
Fred Lights .... technical director (5 episodes, 1977)
Elly Graf .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1976)
Dick Jacobsen .... technical director (2 episodes, 1976)
Jill Cook McCarthy .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1976)
Giovanna Nigro .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1976)
Milton Uhley .... medical consultant (2 episodes, 1976)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (325 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Norman Lear's shows were being produced at Metromedia Square in Hollywood, but there was inadequate space for this show, so they rented studio space from KTLA. The KTLA studio was across Fernwood Street, so they started calling KTLA "Fernwood", which then became the name of the fictitious town where the show is set.See more »
Quotes:
[Martha rushes through the kitchen]
George Shumway:What's the matter? The house on fire?
Martha Shumway:It would be better for us all if it was!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Leading Man with Reed Birney (2013) (V)See more »

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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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