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Release Date:
28 March 1986 (USA) See more »
The misadventures of a blind university professor (Jeffrey Tambor).
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 8)

Jeffrey Tambor ... Prof. Paul Stark (11 episodes, 1986)

Leonard Frey ... Prof. Leon Walters (11 episodes, 1986)

Nan Martin ... Grace D'Angelo (11 episodes, 1986)

Cecilia Hart ... Janice Hall (11 episodes, 1986)

David Knell ... Warren Leftwich (11 episodes, 1986)

Barbara Babcock ... Mrs. June Swinford (11 episodes, 1986)

Series Directed by
John Rich (11 episodes, 1986)
Series Writing credits
David Lloyd (4 episodes, 1986)
Peter Noah (3 episodes, 1986)
Emily Marshall (2 episodes, 1986)

Series Produced by
John Rich .... executive producer (11 episodes, 1986)

Henry Winkler .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Randy Edelman (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Cinematography by
Alan Keath Walker (1 episode, 1986)
Series Film Editing by
Marco Zappia (11 episodes, 1986)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tracey Ormandy .... associate director (1 episode, 1986)
Doug Smart .... associate director (1 episode, 1986)
Series Art Department
Ron Greenwood .... property master (11 episodes, 1986)
Donald S. Foster .... set dresser (10 episodes, 1986)
Series Casting Department
Pam Polifroni .... casting (11 episodes, 1986)
Series Music Department
Randy Edelman .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 1986)
Series Other crew
Chris LaBarbera .... production staff (unknown episodes, 1986)
Delia Circelli .... administrative supervisor (unknown episodes)
Maurice Gran .... executive story editor (unknown episodes)
Laurence Marks .... executive story editor (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Spalding Gray was considered for the role of Paul Stark.See more »


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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Who wants to laugh at a blind man?, 4 August 2003
Author: 15231 from United States

When this sit-com first was promoted, Henry Winkler and Jeffrey Tambor asked why a comedy could not have as its central character a person who happens to be blind. The initial "equality" seemed noble, but there soon was a good answer to their question: sighted people wrote the show for a sighted audience and resorted to "sight gags" at the blind character's expense. It just seemed wrong to laugh at this character when all he was doing was trying to function in a sighted world.

Although the acting and production values were of quality, the plots and situations into which the character was thrown too often bordered on cruel slap stick, and the altruistic freshness of the show's concept quickly faded.

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