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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Even though this show was considered a spin off of Diff'rent Strokes (1978), the connection between the two shows wasn't explained until a few months after the show premiered. Since both shows were produced by the same company, it was decided to have a plot where Larry Alder and Phillip Drummond (McLean Stevenson and Conrad Bain respectively) were old army buddies from Korea as a way of having the shows cross over and boost the ratings of Hello Larry. See more »

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Good Concept, Lousy Scripts
3 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This show could have been seen as the male equivalent of One Day At a Time. Only instead of a divorced mother raising two girls, it was a divorced father raising two girls. The only thing that was wrong with the show were the inane scripts that crippled the show from the start. The only memorable episode was the one in which the oldest daughter was caught with drugs that were planted on her. This episode was the showed what every parent goes through when they suspect that their child might be using drugs. However, this was the only memorable episode from an otherwise forgettable show.


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