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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Unknown   7   3   2   1  
Unknown   1986   1985   1984  
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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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Series star David Kaufman and creator Sam Harris had been acquaintances at UCLA. After Kaufman landed the role, the two wound up becoming lifelong friends. Kaufman and his family have appeared in many of Harris's video blogs. See more »

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Candy Carlysle: You know, I haven't been this excited since they invented the chicken nugget!
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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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