A crusty down-to-earth professor with no previous political experience is elected to the U.S. Senate.
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1979   1978  
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Patti Deutsch ...
 Patti (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Sen. Joe Kelley (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Maj. Gen. Kevin Kelley (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Rosie (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Sparky Marcus ...
 Kevin Kelley, Jr (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michele Tobin ...
 Kathleen Kelley (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
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Joe Kelley was a popular and outspoken professor of political science at a California university who, at age 66, was forced to retire. When a pair of candidates for the U.S. Senate were tarnished by scandal, Kelley jumped into the race--despite his lack of political experience--and won the election. Moving to Washington, D.C., Senator Kelley used his particularly honest and down-to-earth style to make his country a better place, despite the interference of his bumbling son Kevin, an Air Force general. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Comedy | Drama

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7 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Nonno va a Washington  »

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(11 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Actors include Roger Bowen (Col. Henry Blake in the movie "MASH") and Larry Linville (Maj. Frank Burns in the TV show "M*A*S*H"). See more »

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A delightful show that was cut short
1 February 2001 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

One of the best shows of the late 1970's. Jack Albertson was a delight, as the caring old man who went to Washington. While it has been over 22 years since I have seen it, I have long wished I could see this show again. Sadly, with a run of only 1 season, it has never made it into syndication.


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