Role reversal was the theme of this show. Stuart Hibbard worked a home and did the cooking and cleaning while his wife Judy commuted to Los Angeles to work for photographer Damon Jerome. ...
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Role reversal was the theme of this show. Stuart Hibbard worked a home and did the cooking and cleaning while his wife Judy commuted to Los Angeles to work for photographer Damon Jerome. Ken Redford lived next door and drove Stuart crazy while Dee Dee Baldwin, a model at the photography studio, drove Judy crazy. Donna was the secretary at the studio. Written by
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It's a pity this show didn't last longer. While I remember very little about the episodes themselves, I do remember that the chemistry between Oliver Clark and Beverly Archer was real and quite believable. Here were two people who looked like someone you might actually see in line behind you at the grocery store buying milk and eggs. He wasn't a Neanderthal slob guy (think Jim Belushi) married to the very smart and absolutely magazine model gorgeous wife (Courtney Thorne-Smith, but almost any television actress will do there). I can remember thinking that this show was unusual even back then for portraying main characters who weren't gorgeous and body conscious.
As I recall, the dialogue was consistently funny and intelligent, the situations were amusing and it left one with a warm and happy feeling that watching a rerun of "Friends" just doesn't deliver. (Sure, "Friends is funny, but warm? Nope. Nada.) To echo the previous poster, yup, they don't make programs like this anymore because they aren't "sophisticated" enough. Pity, because, frankly, the latest round of "sophisticated" sitcoms seem to be getting meaner and meaner. If mean names, nasty comments and vulgar language is "sophisticated" I guess I will take the "naive" humor of this type of show over that.
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