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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2   1  
1983   1982  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
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 Carlotta Beck (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 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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Comedy

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9 August 1982 (USA)  »

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Lo zio d'America  »

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The pilot "Filthy Rich" originally taped at The Burbank Studios (Warner Brothers Studio) with a studio audience. The sets were placed into storage at the studio. The set dressings (furniture, window treatments/drapery, rugs, dressing props) were "tagged HOLD for Hub Braden" in the Warner Brothers property department. Braden's tags became an issue with other outside decorators wanting to use the furniture. WB Property House Rules would not allow the furniture to be rented! After the pilot finally sold, the sets and set dressing/props were set up at the ABC TV (Prospect and Talmadge, Hollywood Studio lot) where more shows were taped, with a live audience. See more »

Quotes

Carlotta: Really, Stanley, who ever heard of toasting with a soft drink?
Stanley: Well, Carlotta, I drink this 'cause I'm proud. I'm a Pepper.
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Referenced in Women of the House: The Conjugal Cottage (1995) See more »

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Want the Video!!
22 June 2002 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This was the funniest series that was ever on TV. It needs to be available on video. I for one would buy several to give as gifts. Ann Wedgeworth is just hilarious, but every actor is superb. After 20 years, I still remember some of the scenes! Anyone who ever saw it has never forgotten it.


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