Out of the Blue (1979– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Fantasy
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 35 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Random was an angel out to earn his wings by doing good deeds. He went to work as a high-school teacher, and moved in with Marion and her five nephews and nieces, who were frequently ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 22 titles
created 15 Jun 2011
 
list image
a list of 96 titles
created 21 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1941 titles
created 05 Apr 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 1945 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Out of the Blue" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Out of the Blue (1979– )

Out of the Blue (1979– ) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Out of the Blue.

User Polls

Season:

1

Year:

1979 | unknown
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young girl whose father is an ex-convict biker and whose mother is a junkie has a difficult time coping with her parents' problems.

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper, Sharon Farrell
Seize the Day (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the ... See full summary »

Director: Fielder Cook
Stars: Robin Williams, Richard B. Shull, David Bickford
Being Human (1994)
Comedy | Fantasy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.

Director: Bill Forsyth
Stars: Robin Williams, John Turturro, Kelly Hunter
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Harry Shearer
Stars: Martin Mull, Mary Kay Place, Fred Willard
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an ... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close
Blansky's Beauties (TV Series 1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Stars: Nancy Walker, Caren Kaye, Eddie Mekka
Laugh-In (TV Series 1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Antoinette Atell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bea Arthur
America 2-Night (TV Series 1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The second season version of "Fernwood 2Nite". The small time talk show from Fernwood, Ohio has moved to Alta Coma, California, where it has taken on a more national flavor. This satire of ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Mull, Fred Willard, Bill Kirchenbauer
Out of the Blue (TV Series 2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A school reunion brings a group of thirty-somethings back home to the Australian beach-side town of Manly, where they become embroiled in a murder mystery after one of their own is killed at the party.

Stars: Renai Caruso, Sophie Katinis, Clayton Watson
A New Kind of Family (1979–1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two single mothers rent the same house, sight unseen, from an unscrupulous real estate agent. With their money gone and no place else to go, they decide to move in together with their total of four children.

Stars: Eileen Brennan, Lauri Hendler, David Hollander
On Our Own (1977–1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Maria Bonino and Julia Peters are two secretaries in a high-powered New York advertising agency. They are promoted to art director and copywriter and begin their new careers with enthusiasm... See full summary »

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Lynnie Greene, Gretchen Wyler
Out of the Blue (TV Series 1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

BBC police drama that follows the personal and professional lives of a group of detectives.

Stars: Orla Brady, Darrell D'Silva, Neil Dudgeon
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Shane Keller ...
 Shane Richards (12 episodes, 1979)
Jimmy Brogan ...
 Random (12 episodes, 1979)
...
 Marion Richards (12 episodes, 1979)
...
 Stacey Richards (12 episodes, 1979)
Clark Brandon ...
 Chris Richards (12 episodes, 1979)
Olivia Barash ...
 Laura Richards (12 episodes, 1979)
Jason D. Keller ...
 Jason Richards (12 episodes, 1979)
Hannah Dean ...
 Gladys (11 episodes, 1979)
...
 The Boss Angel (10 episodes, 1979)
Edit

Storyline

Random was an angel out to earn his wings by doing good deeds. He went to work as a high-school teacher, and moved in with Marion and her five nephews and nieces, who were frequently getting in (and out) of trouble, thanks to Random's magic. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 September 1979 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(9 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This show was an ill-fated attempt by ABC to further cash in on spin-offs of Happy Days (1974). At the time, both Laverne & Shirley (1976) and Mork & Mindy (1978) were huge successes, so the idea was to use the Mork motif to create a one-off, other-worldly character (Random) on Happy Days, then spin him off as the center of a new show. Robin Williams even guest-starred as Mork in the pilot, but it still wasn't enough to get the show jump-started. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Happy Days (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Out Of The Blue
(uncredited)
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Holy Smokes!
18 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's the setup - a stranger tries to help a family solve their problems. See, right there that covers nearly every family sitcom idea for the past fifty years (and beyond).

And here, right at the end of the '70s, comes "Out of the Blue" - another variation on a theme. This time out, an angel (Brogan) is sent to Earth to live with the prerequisite precocious suburban family and help them with their troubles. Sort of like a sitcom of "It's a Wonderful Life" - except it ain't that wonderful.

Did this even last the season? No, and no wonder; due to the zillions of these type of shows already out there (especially on ABC) it just wasn't (pardon the expression) heaven-sent, as such drivel would have to be. The jokes were blah, the people were blah and as for Brogan himself...blah.

SOLE MERIT - Eileen Heckart as Brogan's supervising angel. How could she be in anything and NOT be good? Even this?

I do remember Brogan's character popping up once (before his premiere, I think) on "Happy Days" as a very minor character in an episode. Well, at least he was seen in syndication SOMEWHERE.

No stars for "Out of the Blue".

By the way, Brogan's character name was Random - if that gives you any hint to how they did the casting.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
this was a favorite of mine as a kid! marmac723
Not A Spinoff tgibbs279
Discuss Out of the Blue (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?