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)
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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How low will the Becks go to get Big Guy's bucks? See more »

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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 talks on the telephone]
Carlotta: I don't care if it's a telethon for gum disease, just so long as I'm Chairperson and the press shows up!
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Connections

Featured in The Designing Women Reunion (2003) See more »

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One of the funniest series I have ever seen. A fresh and new comedy that captured me. Wonderful stars.
21 June 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this series some time ago and absolutely loved it. I believe it ended with the untimely death of Slim Pickens. I would love to see this in reruns or as rentals. If they found the right actors and resurrected this, I would definitely tune in.


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