Down to Earth (1984–1987)

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After being struck down by a trolley (golly) in 1925, Ethel MacDoogan, a flapper, waits in heaven for a chance to help a family and earn her wings. That chance arrives in the form of the ... See full summary »

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1986   1985   1984   Unknown  
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 Ethel MacDoogan (38 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Lissy Preston / ... (29 episodes, 1984-1986)
Randy Josselyn ...
 Jay Jay Preston (29 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Duane Preston (28 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Richard Preston (16 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Candy Carlysle (13 episodes, 1984-1986)
Stephen Johnson ...
 Richard Preston (13 episodes, 1984)
Lester Fletcher ...
 Mr. Divine (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Lester Luster (8 episodes, 1984-1985)
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After being struck down by a trolley (golly) in 1925, Ethel MacDoogan, a flapper, waits in heaven for a chance to help a family and earn her wings. That chance arrives in the form of the Preston family. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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When Stephen Johnson portrayed Richard Preston, the character owned a real estate office; when Dick Sargent took over the role, the character's occupation was changed to a licensing agent for inventors. See more »

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Candy Carlysle: Thanks for the wake-up call.
Duane Preston: Uh, no problem. I hope your husband didn't mind.
Candy Carlysle: Oh no. After he ripped the phone cord off the wall, he went right back to sleep.
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A Rare Wonderful and Memorable Comedy!
17 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I barely remembered this show which was shown on TBS for it's run. Carol Mansell plays a woman who is sent down to earth. In her previous incarnation, she was a flapper from the 1920s who was tragically struck by a trolley to her death. Brought back to earth, she works as a maid or housekeeper for this family. I remember Carol Mansell's performance as Ethel for the most part. She gave a brilliant performance it could have been shown on prime time or syndicated like other sitcoms of that era. Sadly, it was never nurtured into a good comedy which it could have been. Despite it only being on for three years, I do remember the sitcom, the premise, and the good feeling after watching it. I miss the good old days of the sitcom even now.


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