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Release Date:
16 September 1985 (USA) See more »
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A long-running talk show with a host of the same name. This show was one of the first challengers to... See more »
2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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As far as talk shows go, this was one of the better ones See more (9 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 9)

Sally Jessy Raphael ... Herself - Host / ... (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Myreah Moore ... Herself - America's Dating Coach (4 episodes, 1993-2002)

Davy Jones ... Himself (3 episodes, 1987-2002)

Dack Rambo ... Himself (2 episodes, 1985-1986)

Dana Plato ... Herself (2 episodes, 1989-1991)

Adam Rich ... Himself (2 episodes, 1989-1991)

Ian Cashmore ... Himself (2 episodes, 1998-2002)

Jonathan Lewandowski Jaxson ... Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

Series Directed by
Kit Carson (unknown episodes, 1987-1996)
Adam Simons Sorota (unknown episodes)
Series Produced by
Kari Sagin .... senior producer (5 episodes, 1989-1991)
Barry Poznick .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1991)
Robert Andrew Kaplan .... field producer (2 episodes, 1994-1997)
Amy Eskridge .... producer (2 episodes, 1994)
Anthony Freire .... producer (2 episodes, 1998-2000)

Rick Brinkley .... producer (unknown episodes, 1990-1991)
Shantel Klinger .... producer (unknown episodes, 1994-1995)
Stacy Credidio .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1995)
Mary Pelloni .... producer (unknown episodes, 2002)
Giuseppina Bonanni .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Burt Dubrow .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
LeGrande Green .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Jan Landis .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Jill Mullikin-Bates .... producer (unknown episodes)
Erin Primmer .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Chuck Rosenberg .... producer (unknown episodes)
Amy Rosenblum .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Jamie Schaefer-Wilson .... coordinating producer (unknown episodes)
Maurice Tunick .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Dan Radlauer (1 episode, 1990)
Series Film Editing by
Dennis Degan (7 episodes, 1990-2002)

Greg Boas (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Richard Penna .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2002)
Series Production Management
Stacy Credidio .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 1996-2000)

Vincent Fusco .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen M. Clark .... camera operator (1 episode, 1990)

Durk Tyndall .... grip (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Liz Claiborne .... wardrobe (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Robert Dudek .... assistant editor (1 episode, 2002)

Mike Trinker .... on-line editor (unknown episodes, 1993-1994)
Series Music Department
Robbie Kondor .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Kerrilyn M. Simmons .... first assistant production accountant (unknown episodes, 2001)
Eileen Burke .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Cosmo DeCeglie .... production controller (unknown episodes)
Patrick Hartz .... audience coordinator (unknown episodes)
Judith Jack .... jeweller (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sally" - USA (short title)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Referenced in Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)See more »


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As far as talk shows go, this was one of the better ones, 16 August 2010
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I will admit I am not a huge fan of talk shows. There are one or two exceptions, but overall I find the guests rude and the audience unsympathetic especially on Maury, Jerry Springer and Steve Wilkos. Sally Jessy Raphael mayn't be high art or anything, but it was one of the better talk shows for me.

The main reason why this is so is Sally herself, she offered very good advice and was very genuine about what she says, it was these two things that make her likable. Also the audience was much more toned down here, on talk shows like Maury they boo, jeer and swear at someone who's cheated or denied their child but here they didn't prejudge the guests as much. And while there have been some horrible guests, there were also some inspirational ones which was refreshing to see.

Of course Sally Jessy Raphael didn't really cover new ground in terms of what is talked about on the show, but there was more variety than there is on Maury or Jerry Springer, which feels like the same thing over and over. Overall, thanks to a great host this is for me one of the better talk shows and I miss it. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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