Filthy Rich (1982–1983)

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When Big Guy Beck dies, the heirs to his estate are given a stipulation (via a pre-recorded video will) before they inherit his wealth. They have to live with Big Guy's illigitimate son, ... See full summary »

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1983   1982  
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Carlotta Beck (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
Charles Frank ...
 Stanley Beck (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Wild Bill Weschester (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
Michael Lombard ...
 Marshall Beck (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Winona 'Mother B' Beck (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Bootsie Weschester (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Kathleen Beck (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
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When Big Guy Beck dies, the heirs to his estate are given a stipulation (via a pre-recorded video will) before they inherit his wealth. They have to live with Big Guy's illigitimate son, Wild Bill Westchester and his wife Bootsie, and they have to learn to accept the Westchesters as their own family. Of course, this does not bode well with the snooty Becks, and petty rivalries and catfights soon ensue in this sitcom spoof of '80s primetime dramas. Written by Anonymous

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A comedy of greed, love, lust and flaring nostrils. See more »

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9 August 1982 (USA)  »

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Dixie Carter auditioned for the role of Bootsie Westchester, but she gave such an impressive audition that she was given the role of series heavy Carlotta Beck. See more »

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Kathleen: I just had the most fantastic idea. I've decided to bust up the Westchester marriage.
Carlotta: Oh, did you finally run out of couples in your own group?
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Referenced in Women of the House: The Conjugal Cottage (1995) See more »

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First two episodes were deliriously funny!
17 February 2001 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately, the storylines from the third episode forward didn't keep up the standards. First, they replaced Slim Pickens as the late "Big Guy" Beck with Forrest Tucker. Although a great actor, Forrest just didn't come off as funny as Slim did. (Unfortunately, I believe they had no choice, as that was about the time Slim passed away.) The banter between Delta Burke and Dixie Carter was incredible, and the addition of Nedra Volz as "Big Guy's" ex, whose elevator didn't go to the top, whose porch-light was on, but nobody was home, helped as well. If only the story-lines kept up the standards set by the first two, maybe the series would have lasted.

Even with that being said, this series should be released, as the first two episodes make the whole series worth having. (I was beside myself when Dixie Carter told Delta Burke to "shove her Mary Ann Mobley act into a hatbox and hit the road.")


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