A middle-aged gay artist shares his New York apartment with a single mother and her little girl.

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1983   1982   1981  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
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 Sidney Shore (44 episodes, 1981-1983)
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 Laurie Morgan (44 episodes, 1981-1983)
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 Patti Morgan (44 episodes, 1981-1983)
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 Jason Stoller (29 episodes, 1981-1983)
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 Judge Mort Harris (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
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A middle-aged gay artist shares his New York apartment with a single mother and her little girl.

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28 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Alla älskar Sidney  »

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1.33 : 1
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Even though Sidney was openly gay in the television movie that the show was based on, the producers toned down that aspect of his personality when the show premiered due to the fact that they were afraid that they would not get any sponsors for a show featuring an openly gay character. See more »

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Referenced in Gimme a Break!: Love, Kidney (1983) See more »

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Friends Forever
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Lyrics by Carol Connors
Performed by Tony Randall, Swoosie Kurtz and Kaleena Kiff
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A Very Weird Show
5 March 2007 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

The fact that this show the first to feature a gay character as the lead character has been beaten to death that I won't mention it again. Instead, this show was very unusual. It was one of those where the writers didn't know if it was going to be a cute little family drama with a very unusual family group or if it wanted to be a situation comedy. Tony Randall was pretty good in this show, especially since he played a similar character for many years on the Odd Couple. Swoosie Kurtz also did a good job in her role as Laurie. I loved the fact that she was constantly trying to convince people that she was nothing like the nymphomaniac that she played on television and that she was just an ordinary mother trying to raise her daughter. However, as I said earlier, the thing that hurt this show was the fact that the producers never could decide whether it was going to be a situation comedy or a drama. That definitely hurt it in the end.


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