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 Matthew Burton (18 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Eileen Burton (18 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Julie Burton (18 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Lou Donatelli (18 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Norman Lamb (18 episodes, 1984-1985)
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Enrapturing high school grifter Matt Burton may finally have met his match when his widowed mother begins dating their new apartment building neighbor Norman who's wise to Matt's schemes and attempts to foil every one of them hoping to set his would be stepson on the straight and narrow. Written by Dollanganger

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NBC cancelled this series in order to make room for the second season of Double Trouble (1984). See more »

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Norman Lamb: You're gonna laugh.
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Hilarious and too good to last
3 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was reminded of this show about 3 years ago and when I remembered it it was like recalling an amazing childhood memory. I was 11 when it premiered and immediately I was hooked. I feel like this show never needed to find itself. It immediately found its stride on the 2nd episode. Jason Bateman is so amazing in it. His character in this played a very significant part in shaping my adolescent behavior. I thought I was Matthew Burton. I have never seen a teenage character this well written. I loved him because he wasn't awkward and insecure he had everything figured out already and was always a step ahead of every adult. I also loved how it wasn't soppy. All the adults hated him because he was always outwitting them. It was amazing to see him go toe to toe with a grown man and many times come out on top. And I loved how all his lines were just hilarious and he was never at a loss with a quick insult. One great one is when Norman wants to interview the Dregs of Humanity and Matt says to him, "Norman the guys aren't interested. It's nothing personal, it's just that they find you very offensive." I like Jason Bateman now but for me he never topped this role.


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