Larry Alder is a 44-year-old divorcee in Portland, Oregon, raising his two teenage daughters and hosting a call-in psychology radio show.
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 Larry Alder (38 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Ruthie Alder (38 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Morgan Winslow (37 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Diane Alder (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
George Memmoli ...
 Earl / ... (17 episodes, 1979)
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 Tommy Roscini (16 episodes, 1979-1980)
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After a divorce, middle-aged Larry Alder moved from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon with his teenage daughters Diane and Ruthie. He landed a job as a radio talkshow host, where he dealt with his attractive producer Morgan and his corpulent engineer Earl. Larry also hung out with legendary Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, who owned a Portland sporting goods store. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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26 January 1979 (USA)  »

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Hola, Larry  »

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(33 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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McLean Stevenson's character was supposed to be 44 years old when the show premiered. In actuality, Stevenson was age 52. See more »

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Referenced in Murphy Brown: It's How You Play the Game (1989) See more »

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ruthie, meet ruthie
18 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this show in the late seventies and thinking "McLean Stevenson left MASH for this?!" But the show began to grow on me and it was fun watching a single dad raise two teenaged daughters. One episode that hit home with me was when Ruthie decided to rechristen herself as Ruth. That's my name (officially Ruth Ann, but call me Ruthie) and I can relate to being Ruth (serious, professional, etc.) as well as Ruthie (cute, informal, etc.)-it's been going on for almost 55 years. Granted, this show will never equal MASH, but McLean Stevenson could be knock-down funny when he wanted to and it was sad to see him go through so many projects (the reason he left MASH was to possibly host the Tonight Show) and it was sad to see him die without equaling his work on MASH. The show got better when Krista Errickson replaced Donna Wilkes as older daughter Diane and the other cast (Joanna Gleason, Ruth Brown, Meadowlark Lemon, etc.) did very well. This was a show that should've gotten a better chance. And that's the Ruth(ie).


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