The comic exploits of a redneck sheriff and his educated black deputy in a small Georgia town.
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1979   1978   1977  

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Guich Koock ...
 Deputy Harley Puckett 44 episodes, 1977-1979
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 Cloris Phebus 44 episodes, 1977-1979
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 Lucille Banks 44 episodes, 1977-1979
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 Deputy Jasper DeWitt, Jr. 44 episodes, 1977-1979
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In this light-hearted, comic variation of "In the Heat of the Night," a white police chief and his officers (including a newly arrived black officer) must keep the peace in a small town located in the Southern USA. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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15 September 1977 (USA)  »

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(43 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Victor French based his character off of real life Plains, GA police officer Harold Crow. French met Crow while in GA researching his role. The two became long time friends See more »

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Mayor Teddy Burnside: Handle it.
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Featured in The Magic of ABC (1977) See more »

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An Above Average, Lightweight Comedy
8 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

I remember this show well from the late 1970's. It was a fairly lightweight sitcom, but as I recall, it was above average in both the quality of acting and writing. The interaction between Richard Paul as the Mayor and the great Victor French was the highlight of the series. Unfortunately, as President Carter's popularity started to wane by 1978, so did viewers' interest in this show and it ended after 2 seasons. Vernee Watson and Keene Holliday were believable as love interests and Guick Kook was also good for comic relief. The late 1970's was a period when ABC television specialized in "jiggle shows" like Charlie's Angels and Three's Company, among others, but "Carter Country" is good family fare without a jiggle in sight. If it comes up on TV Land, its worth watching, if for no reason other than nostalgia.


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