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 Joe Waters (115 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Cliff Waters (115 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Lou Waters (115 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Penny Waters (115 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Donald Maltby / ... (115 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Kelly Hall (81 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Sam Waters / ... (57 episodes, 1984-1989)
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Joe Waters is an ex-place kicker for the Philadelphia Eagles. Now retired, he's opened up a restaurant. Lou is his older brother, a gruff construction worker. Both Joe and Lou receive the shock of their lives when their kid brother Cliff reveals that he's gay. Humorous situations follow as Joe and Lou alternately try to accept Cliff's homosexuality or cure him of it. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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After the first season, Showtime renewed it for two more seasons. This was the first time a television series got a two-season renewal. See more »

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Donald Maltby: [to Lou Waters] Archibald Leach is Cary Grant's real name, you big dumb brown thing!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (1991) See more »

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Music and Lyrics by Marcus Barone, Joe Diamond and Gloria Nissenson
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Brilliant and Sensitive
24 August 2006 | by (Iowa) – See all my reviews

This Showtime TV Series was one of the most Brilliant and Sensitive TV Sit-Coms ever written. The rapport between the flamy Donald, and the homophobic Lou was hysterical. It's a shame the episodes are not more completely documented here on IMDb. The acting by Star Robert Walden as Joe Waters may have been his best, tho he is obviously better known for his more serious role as Joe Rossi in the Lou Grant series. Philip Charles MacKenzie as Donald Maulpey may be playing this flaming gay role as Stereotypical, but is always the character with the most brilliant answers to life's common problems. Hallie Todd, as Joe's daughter Penny, was not in every episode, but unforgettable when she was. It is a true measure of comic genius, when the writers and actors who can make you laugh hysterically episode after episode, can also make you cry. I miss this series and wish I had Every Season on DVD or VHS or Reel to Reel. It is more than entertainment, it is great education in human relations and gay issues.


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