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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7   5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
1986   1985   1984   Unknown  
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 Ethel MacDoogan (43 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Duane Preston (35 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Lissy Preston (35 episodes, 1984-1986)
Randy Josselyn ...
 Jay Jay Preston (35 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Richard Preston (22 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Candy Carlysle (16 episodes, 1984-1986)
Stephen Johnson ...
 Richard Preston (13 episodes, 1984)
Lester Fletcher ...
 Mr. Divine (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Lester Luster (10 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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10 November 2003 | by (State College, PA) – See all my reviews

I barely remember this show, given that I moved in 1986 from a place that didn't have cable, and subsequently missed half the show's run. I also was only about 8 years old at the time. I haven't much else to add to the previous person's summary, except that she WASN'T the only person who saw it, that the premise

was very clever and original, and despite having the world's worst actor (the late Dick Sargeant), I remember the show being awfully charming and, oddly

enough, the credits being especially interesting. I also remember asking my

mom what "23 skidoo" meant. I credit the show for sparking my personal interest in 1920s history. So if you were a writer for this sitcom, bravo for hitting at least one kid on the head! Let's hope more interesting premises as such come forth in TV in the future! Vive le flapper! (Question: did she actually get her wings? And did a bell ring?)


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