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22 January 1980 (USA) See more »
Four young women share a Washington, D.C. apartment during World War II. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 9)

Annie Potts ... Edith Bedelmeyer (13 episodes, 1980)

Lorna Patterson ... Betty Crandall (13 episodes, 1980)

Georgia Engel ... Loretta Smoot (13 episodes, 1980)
Francine Tacker ... Camille Rittenhouse (13 episodes, 1980)
Marcia Lewis ... Irma Coolidge (13 episodes, 1980)
Merwin Goldsmith ... George Coolidge (13 episodes, 1980)

Peter Scolari ... Benny Loman (13 episodes, 1980)

Adrian Zmed ... Frankie Millardo (13 episodes, 1980)

Series Directed by
Howard Storm (1 episode, 1980)

Tony Mordente (unknown episodes)
Joel Zwick (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Robert L. Boyett (13 episodes, 1980)
Sheldon Bull (13 episodes, 1980)
Thomas L. Miller (13 episodes, 1980)
E.J. Purdum (13 episodes, 1980)
Leonard Ripps (13 episodes, 1980)
Leonora Thuna (13 episodes, 1980)

Series Produced by
Robert L. Boyett .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1980)
Edward K. Milkis .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1980)
Thomas L. Miller .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1980)
James O'Keefe .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1980)
Judy Pioli .... producer (13 episodes, 1980)
Paula A. Roth .... producer (13 episodes, 1980)
Leonora Thuna .... supervising producer (13 episodes, 1980)
Series Original Music by
John Beal (11 episodes, 1980)

Charles Fox (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Lester Shorr (1 episode, 1980)
Series Film Editing by
Robert P. Seppey (1 episode, 1980)
Series Casting by
Mary V. Buck (1 episode, 1980)
Helen Mossler (1 episode, 1980)
Series Art Direction by
Ken Davis (1 episode, 1980)
Series Set Decoration by
Bruce A. Gibeson (3 episodes, 1980)
Series Makeup Department
Tom Miller .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1980)
Barbara Minster .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1980)
Series Production Management
Henry J. Lange Jr. .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1980)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Inch .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1980)
Harriette Regan .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1980)
Series Sound Department
Larry DeSoto .... sound editor (1 episode, 1980)
John Hicks .... sound mixer (1 episode, 1980)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Campbel .... costumer: men (1 episode, 1980)
Sharon Thober .... costumer: women (1 episode, 1980)
Series Music Department
John Beal .... conductor (11 episodes, 1980)
Series Other crew
William Bickley .... executive script consultant (1 episode, 1980)
Jim Buck .... technical coordinator (1 episode, 1980)
Jane Ficker .... script supervisor (1 episode, 1980)
Brian Levant .... executive consultant (1 episode, 1980)
Steven Milkis .... assistant to producers (1 episode, 1980)
Phill Norman .... title designer (1 episode, 1980)
Leonard Ripps .... executive story consultant (1 episode, 1980)
Roy Teicher .... story editor (1 episode, 1980)
Michael Warren .... executive script consultant (1 episode, 1980)

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Additional Details

30 min (11 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The house where the Goodtime Girls supposedly lived, as shown in the establishing shots, is 421 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003. Its value in 2014: about $1.7 million. The house is owned by UPS and is used for political events.See more »
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Short Lived TV show with early Annie Potts, Peter Scolari, 25 May 2002
Author: richard.fuller1

Having the look of an episode of Soap or Golden Girls, obviously from the same creator, Goodtime Girls was about four girls, volunteers, secretaries, whatever, who share a room in D.C.

Annie Potts was the star and had the believability to be a creature of the forties. So did Dance Fever's/T. J. Hooker's Adrian Zmed, who played military reject (for his flat feet) cab driver Frankie. Peter Scolari, who would go on to be in Bosom Buddies with Tom Hanks, was Frankie's roomie, another tenant in the building, who juggled and rode a unicycle and had very few lines. I remembered one of the other girls was Georgia Engel, at that time perhaps the biggest name, having just left the Mary Tyler Moore show. The fourth girl was the meanie, Camille.

Having recently caught this show on TVland, it seems obvious the door was open for Engel to leave if she chose, Camille could be written out (I did recall she was used to a minimum) and Potts would carry on, a la Laverne & Shirley, with her co-star, Lorna Patterson, of tv's Private Benjamin and the motion picture, Airplane.

The show didn't last that long. The opening credits alone, showing scenes from episodes, reveal the slapstick is forced, very forced. Plot consisted of Potts giving thoughtful Robert Reed/Mr. Brady lectures of her own, with soft music to back her up, dealing with very little forties or WWII issues, but then this was the anti-American, anti-war late seventies. Zmed did seem to be spared many of this sentiment and get good laughs. Guest stars were the like of Scott Baio as Potts brother who enlists and Micheal McKean (Lenny off Laverne and Shirley) as a bitter soldier in a wheelchair.

Pity the show couldn't avoid the over-emoting, because the look was as close as an American show could get.

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