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Writer:
Susan Harris (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
13 September 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Groundbreaking Comedy Series! See more »
Plot:
The soap-operish antics of two families: the Campbells and the Tates. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 18 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
How can ANYONE dislike this? See more (38 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 14 of 93)

Katherine Helmond ... Jessica Tate (87 episodes, 1977-1981)
Rod Roddy ... Announcer (87 episodes, 1977-1981)

Richard Mulligan ... Burt Campbell (85 episodes, 1977-1981)

Cathryn Damon ... Mary Campbell (82 episodes, 1977-1981)

Ted Wass ... Danny Dallas (77 episodes, 1977-1981)
Robert Mandan ... Chester Tate (75 episodes, 1977-1981)

Billy Crystal ... Jodie Dallas (74 episodes, 1977-1981)

Jennifer Salt ... Eunice Tate / ... (65 episodes, 1977-1981)
Jimmy Baio ... Billy Tate (63 episodes, 1977-1981)

Arthur Peterson ... The Major (60 episodes, 1977-1981)

Diana Canova ... Corinne Tate Flotsky / ... (59 episodes, 1977-1980)
Jay Johnson ... Bob Campbell / ... (59 episodes, 1977-1981)

Robert Guillaume ... Benson DuBois (50 episodes, 1977-1980)

Donnelly Rhodes ... Dutch Leitner (38 episodes, 1978-1981)
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Series Directed by
Jay Sandrich (51 episodes, 1977-1979)
J.D. Lobue (32 episodes, 1979-1981)
 
Series Writing credits
Susan Harris (86 episodes, 1977-1981)
Stu Silver (52 episodes, 1978-1981)
Dick Clair (13 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jenna McMahon (13 episodes, 1980-1981)
Danny Jacobson (7 episodes, 1981)
Tony Lang (6 episodes, 1977)
Barry Vigon (6 episodes, 1981)
Jordan Crittenden (4 episodes, 1978)

Series Produced by
Susan Harris .... producer / executive producer / ... (83 episodes, 1977-1981)
Paul Junger Witt .... executive producer (83 episodes, 1977-1981)
Tony Thomas .... executive producer (83 episodes, 1977-1981)
Andrew J. Selig .... associate producer (67 episodes, 1977-1980)
Marsha Posner Williams .... assistant producer / associate producer (31 episodes, 1979-1981)
Dick Clair .... producer (14 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jenna McMahon .... producer (14 episodes, 1980-1981)
Stu Silver .... producer (14 episodes, 1980-1981)
J.D. Lobue .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 1979)
Harry Waterson .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Original Music by
George Aliceson Tipton (81 episodes, 1977-1981)
 
Series Cinematography by
Larry Boelens (11 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gary Anderson (42 episodes, 1977-1979)
Jerry Greene (27 episodes, 1979-1981)
Harold McKenzie (24 episodes, 1978-1980)
Bill Petty (9 episodes, 1980-1981)
Barry Cohen (6 episodes, 1978)
Abe Schwartz (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Vince Humphrey (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Casting by
Judith Weiner (23 episodes, 1980-1981)
Linda Otto (3 episodes, 1977-1980)
 
Series Production Design by
Edward Stephenson (83 episodes, 1977-1981)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Robert Checchi (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Costume Design by
Judy Evans (71 episodes, 1977-1981)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ray Steele .... makeup artist (67 episodes, 1978-1981)
Joyce Conroy .... hairdresser / hair stylist (48 episodes, 1978-1981)
Shanon Ely .... hairdresser (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
Maurice Stein .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1977-1978)
Silvia Abascal .... assistant hair stylist (9 episodes, 1981)
Larry Abbott .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1977)
Sim Simpson .... hairdresser (7 episodes, 1978)
Joe Blasco .... alien makeup (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Production Management
Don Richetta .... post-production supervisor (71 episodes, 1977-1981)
Alan C. Duncan .... unit manager (35 episodes, 1978-1980)
Barry Haworth .... unit manager (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
Steve Auer .... unit manager (16 episodes, 1980-1981)
Andrew J. Selig .... executive in charge of production (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
Tom Bruehl .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J.D. Lobue .... associate director (44 episodes, 1977-1979)
Phil Ramuno .... associate director (37 episodes, 1979-1981)
Bob Lally .... associate director (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Art Department
Edwin McCormick .... props (4 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Sound Department
Joyce Grossman .... audio (34 episodes, 1979-1981)
Rich Jacob .... audio (26 episodes, 1978-1981)
Allen Patapoff .... re-recording mixer / re-recording (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
Art Morgenstern .... audio (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Doc Siegel .... audio (11 episodes, 1977)
Ken Becker .... audio (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Stunts
Jim J. Poslof .... stunts (1 episode, 1980)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
D.J. Diomedes .... camera operator (67 episodes, 1977-1981)
Jan Lowry .... camera operator (60 episodes, 1977-1981)
Richard Hissong .... lighting director / video (59 episodes, 1978-1981)
Blair White .... camera operator (51 episodes, 1978-1981)
Larry Boelens .... lighting consultant (43 episodes, 1977-1979)
Eric Clay .... video (37 episodes, 1979-1981)
Alan Keath Walker .... lighting director (31 episodes, 1978-1979)
Art LaCombe .... camera operator (23 episodes, 1979-1981)
Ken Tamburri .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Stephen A. Jones .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1980-1981)
Warren Cress .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1977-1978)
Ralph Alcocer .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jim Balden .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
Don Jones .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1977)
Chuck Reilly .... video (11 episodes, 1977)
Rocky Danielson .... camera operator (10 episodes, 1977)
Gary Stanton .... camera operator (10 episodes, 1977)
Richard Engstrom .... video operator / video (10 episodes, 1978)
Irv Waitsman .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1977)
Mark Buxbaum .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bud Holland .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1978)
Mike Keeler .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1977)
Jack Denton .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Leigh Nicholson .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ken Dahlquist .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1977)
John Gillis .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1977)
Larry Heider .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1977)
Jim Ratcliffe .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1977)
Dick Watson .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1977)
George Wood .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1977)
Bill McCloud .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
Bill Scott .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1979)
Carol Wetovich .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donald Rehg .... costumer (13 episodes, 1980-1981)
Judy Evans .... costume supervisor (11 episodes, 1977)
Al Lehman .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ellen Gittelsohn .... editorial supervisor (34 episodes, 1978-1981)
Jean Jellinek Jones .... post-production coordinator / editorial supervisor (32 episodes, 1979-1981)
Larry Mazzeo .... post-production coordinator (32 episodes, 1979-1981)
Scott McKinsey .... editorial supervisor (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
Gil Junger .... editorial supervisor (14 episodes, 1979-1980)
Ralph Riskin .... editorial supervisor (7 episodes, 1978)
John Richard Banicki .... editorial supervisor (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Music Department
Scott Gale .... music coordinator (16 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Other crew
Carl Lauten .... stage manager (81 episodes, 1977-1981)
Gerry Bucci .... technical director (71 episodes, 1977-1981)
Marsha Posner Williams .... script supervisor / assistant to producers / ... (53 episodes, 1977-1979)
Kimberly Hill .... production secretary (44 episodes, 1978-1980)
Phil Ramuno .... stage manager (43 episodes, 1977-1979)
Tony Neely .... production coordinator (38 episodes, 1979-1981)
Jim Wycoff .... production coordinator / studio supervisor (32 episodes, 1977-1979)
Susan Beavers .... script supervisor / production associate (31 episodes, 1979-1981)
Christopher Cookson .... engineering supervisor (29 episodes, 1977-1979)
Sue Snyder .... production secretary (26 episodes, 1979-1981)
Linda Day .... script supervisor / assistant to the producer (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gil Junger .... production associate (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Eugenie Kahn .... production secretary / production assistant (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Robert Spina .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Howard Ritter .... stage manager (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
Arleen Mahoney .... production secretary (20 episodes, 1979-1980)
Adria Horton .... production secretary (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
Anita Cooper-Avrick .... stage manager (14 episodes, 1980-1981)
Susan Palladino .... production secretary (14 episodes, 1980-1981)
Linda Hamner .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1978)
Burt Schwartz .... technical manager (13 episodes, 1979-1981)
Ana Krewson .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bud Untiedt .... engineering supervisor / technical manager (10 episodes, 1979)
Norm Silvers .... technical manager (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bob Jones .... technical director (9 episodes, 1977)
Christalla Kyriacou .... production secretary (8 episodes, 1981)
Randy Blim .... engineering supervisor (7 episodes, 1977)
William F. Wallace .... technical manager (5 episodes, 1979)
Nancy Rogow .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1979)
Linda C. Valles .... production secretary (4 episodes, 1979)
Jerry Cell .... technical director (2 episodes, 1977)
Lynn Derwin .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1977)
Steve Dichter .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1977)
Mike Maloof .... technical director (2 episodes, 1977)
Lincoln Harrison .... technical manager (2 episodes, 1980)
Liv Ballard .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1981)
Jeanine Fox .... technical manager (2 episodes, 1981)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (93 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Australia:M (some episodes)

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Trivia:
Originally, Chuck Campbell and his ventriloquist dummy Bob were intended to be short-term guest stars who were responsible for another character's death, and their stint would have ended with Bob testifying in court against Chuck. The response to Chuck & Bob was so strong that the identity of the murderer was revised so they could remain with the series for the rest of its run.See more »
Quotes:
Burt:[about the alien who will be impersonating him] Is he - is he gonna sleep with my wife?
Chief Alien Creature:Why do you think he's jumping up and down? He has not had sex for two thousand years!
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List: Ventriloquists who have disturbing relationships with their dummies
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
How can ANYONE dislike this?, 4 July 2002
Author: Robert L. Folkner from West Lafayette, Indiana

This is the greatest sitcom ever made, a tremendous parody of the trashy soap operas that were all the rage when it was in production. There was topicality -homosexuality, racism, revolution, crime, and other things- and there was plenty of comedy, physical and otherwise. In particular, I think that the thing which hooked me on this program was the psychotic young ventriloquist and his dummy, which seemed at times to be more alive than some of the people! At least it was real to him! I particularly remember the scene where there is a discussion concerning a murder and the Black dummy, Bob, looks over at Benson and remarks, "I think the Black guy did it." Benson then coolly crosses the room, yanks the dummy out of Chuck's hands and throws it out a window, which sends Chuck into furious hysterics!

This is one of the very few shows from the 1970s that I can honestly say I miss. Good job, all!

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