I Married Dora (1987–1988)

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Sitcom about a white collar professional who marries his Hispanic housekeeper so she will not be deported. They had to do everything to keep everyone from believing the truth.

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1988 | 1987
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 Dora Calderon (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Peter Farrell (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Sanford Jensen ...
 Dolf Menninger (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Kate Farrell (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jason Horst ...
 Will Farrell (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Hughes Whitney Lennox (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
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Sitcom about a white collar professional who marries his Hispanic housekeeper so she will not be deported. They had to do everything to keep everyone from believing the truth. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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This television series was accompanied in the credits by a legal disclaimer stating the act of marrying an illegal alien to avoid deportation is illegal. See more »

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[In an airport]
Dora Calderon: What's wrong, Peter?
Peter Farrell: It's been canceled.
Dora Calderon: The flight?
Peter Farrell: No. Our series.
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Notable for two things...
1 November 2001 | by (St. Albans,VT) – See all my reviews

This was an otherwise forgettable exercise in inter-ethnic comedy. Just like in "The Nanny", the WASP is the well-off, supposedly in command male, which made mainstream America comfortable as the maid/nanny shows that her colorful Salvadorian/Jewish relatives are actually nicer than some of his grasping relatives or associates; before he gets around to noticing that the 'ethnic' hired help is hot stuff. (It helps, in this case, that they already have a paper marriage.)

Two things are worth mentioning about it, however; first, it was the introduction of Elizabeth Pena, she with the facially large nose, slightly closed eyes, and superbly sexy voice -- sort of a throaty drawl with a very slight Cuban undertone. Catch her in "Lone Star" or "Tortilla Soup" if you want to see her at her best. The second, as I recall, was the way the show acknowledged its poor ratings. At one point Dora made a virtual pistol shot at a TV Nintendo game, and stated that she wished she could zap "Beauty and the Beast" in the same manner. And at the end the someone in the cast announced that the series had been canned - and came out for a bow in front of the studio audience. A nice touch, when most canceled sitcoms just disappear into the ether without a by-your-leave.


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