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23 January 1982 (USA) See more »
An energetic grandpa is invited to move out of his retirement home and into the cool pad of his college student grandson and his roommate.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 9)

Mickey Rooney ... Oliver Nugent (13 episodes, 1982)

Dana Carvey ... Adam Shields (13 episodes, 1982)

Nathan Lane ... Jonathan Burns (13 episodes, 1982)
Francine Beers ... Mrs. Green (13 episodes, 1982)

Scatman Crothers ... Bernard Solomon (13 episodes, 1982)

Series Directed by
Lee Bernhardi (6 episodes, 1982)
Peter Baldwin (4 episodes, 1982)
Doug Rogers (3 episodes, 1982)
Series Writing credits
Bernie Orenstein (5 episodes, 1982)
Saul Turteltaub (5 episodes, 1982)
Dinah Kirgo (3 episodes, 1982)
Julie Kirgo (3 episodes, 1982)
Don Flynn (2 episodes, 1982)

Series Produced by
Bernie Orenstein .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Saul Turteltaub .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Dean Yeagle .... animator: title sequence (10 episodes, 1982)
Series Music Department
Zina Goldrich .... composer: theme music (10 episodes, 1982)

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30 min (13 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Dana Carvey said that Mickey Rooney was certain that he, Carvey, was Gay. Rooney mocked Carvey about it in front of Nathan Lane, whom Rooney assumed was straight. Carvey found Rooney's confusion amusing, and did not enlighten him.See more »


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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly bland considering the cast, 13 October 2002
Author: budikavlan from Austin, Texas

This show has become a popular trivia question because of the cast, most of whom became much more famous later. This was one of three series (so far) with the same title, including one from the UK. Mickey Rooney played an irascible (what else?) old man who moved in with his sedate grandson (Carvey) and the grandson's roommate (Lane). The younger men were college students; Ryan played Carvey's girlfriend. The sitcom wasn't particularly laugh-packed--this was before Carvey and Lane found out they were funny, and Mickey Rooney stopped being cute around the time Judy Garland was singing "If you like-a me like I like-a you..."

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