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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
1994 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The trials and misadventures of a US citizenship teacher and his class of recent immigrants. Full summary »
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Juvenile comedy See more (2 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 10)

Garrett M. Brown ... Taylor Brown (26 episodes, 1986-1987)

Vijay Amritraj ... Ali Nadeem (26 episodes, 1986-1987)

George Murdock ... Laslo Gabov (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
Harry Waters Jr. ... Robert Muboto (26 episodes, 1986-1987)

Ada Maris ... Maria Conchita Lopez (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
Julian Reyes ... Victor Ortega (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
Leila Lee Olsen ... Yung Hee (26 episodes, 1986-1987)

Yakov Smirnoff ... Nikolai Rostapovich / ... (26 episodes, 1986-1987)

Gail Strickland ... Principal Joan Courtney (11 episodes, 1986-1987)
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Series Directed by
Russ Petranto (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Writing credits
Martin Rips (1 episode, 1986)
Joseph Staretski (1 episode, 1986)
Frank Mula (1 episode, 1987)
Leonard Ripps (1 episode, 1987)
Mike Scully (1 episode, 1987)
Bernard West (1 episode, 1987)

Series Produced by
Wendy Blair .... producer (1 episode, 1987)
Eric Cohen .... supervising producer (1 episode, 1987)
Marilyn Larson .... associate producer (1 episode, 1987)
Leonard Ripps .... supervising producer (1 episode, 1987)
Martin Rips .... executive producer (1 episode, 1987)
Joseph Staretski .... executive producer (1 episode, 1987)
George Yanok .... supervising producer (1 episode, 1987)
 
Series Film Editing by
Michael Weitzman (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Casting by
Deborah Barylski (1 episode, 1987)

Jerold Franks (unknown episodes)
Al Onorato (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Don Roberts (1 episode, 1987)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Laura Richarz (1 episode, 1987)
 
Series Makeup Department
Carrey Gibbons .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Cox .... associate director (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Art Department
Thomas Butsch .... assistant art director (1 episode, 1987)
Jode S. Mann .... prop mistress (1 episode, 1987)
 
Series Sound Department
J. Mark King .... audio (1 episode, 1987)

Val Stulman .... boom push (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Purdy .... camera operator (25 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Casting Department
Jerold Franks .... original casting (1 episode, 1987)
Al Onorato .... original casting (1 episode, 1987)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Fox-Kramer .... costume supervisor (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Music Department
Dick DeBenedictis .... theme written and performed by (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Other crew
Bruce Bryant .... main title (1 episode, 1987)
James Castle .... main title (1 episode, 1987)
Connie Cockrell .... production associate (1 episode, 1987)
Rick Edwards .... technical director (1 episode, 1987)
Carol Johnsen .... main title (1 episode, 1987)
Deborah Jones .... stage manager (1 episode, 1987)
Janice Minsberg .... production coordinator (1 episode, 1987)
Frank Mula .... story editor (1 episode, 1987)
Mark K. Samuels .... stage manager (1 episode, 1987)
Mike Scully .... story editor (1 episode, 1987)
 

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Runtime:
30 min
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Color (NTSC Color) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
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Movie Connections:
Spin off from "Mind Your Language" (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Wanna Be an AmericanSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Juvenile comedy, 6 May 2002
Author: hayden-8 from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

An Americanisation of the British sitcom "Mind your language", this juvenile comedy was set in a class for newly arrived immigrants. The star of the show was Yakov Smirnoff, who gained a modicum of fame during the eighties.

Much of the humour was derived from the cultural peculiarities of the various students. In these more politically correct times it is doubtful that the show would have received any airtime. In any case, it was not particularly funny and barely lasted a full season.

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