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.
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 Ethel MacDoogan (106 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Duane Preston (106 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Lissy Preston (106 episodes, 1984-1987)
Randy Josselyn ...
 Jay Jay Preston (106 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Richard Preston (93 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Candy Carlysle (44 episodes, 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 Preston family.

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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: 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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at last!!!!!!!!!!!

I cannot believe it. I thought that I was going crazy. No one that I've spoken to remembers this show. I loved it. My favorite part of this show was the song. I don't remember much about it except that it mentioned Rudolph Valentino, she was struck by a trolly, golly and that now she is an 80's lady. I was beginning to loose hope that i would ever find out about this show. I know it has been many many many years since i last saw it but i know that i would love to see re-runs of this show any time. Seems to me that even as cheesy as it was, it was a real family show. and you know you don't see many of those anymore. Doesn't anyone enjoy wholesome shows anymore??????


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