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 Dr. Harry Weston (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
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 Carol Weston (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
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 Charley Dietz (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
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 Laverne Todd (170 episodes, 1988-1995)
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 Barbara Weston (121 episodes, 1988-1995)
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"Empty Nest" is set in Miami and tells of the day to day misadventures of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston, and his two adult daughters, Barbara and Carol Weston, who have come back to live with him after failed marriages. Much of the humour is derived from Barbara and Carols' ongoing attempts, and failure, to find the perfect partner, and once again leave the "nest". There is also the skirt-chasing next door neighbour, Charlie Dietz and Harry's southern nurse, Laverne Todd, unique for her unbelievable Hickory stories. Written by Campbelc <campbelc@ozemail.com.au>

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According to Park Overall, she refused to say lines that she felt were easy jokes about Southerners and fought with the writers to make sure that Laverne was not a stereotype. See more »

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Officer Barbara Weston: [cooking] Charley, don't you want to stay for dinner?
Charley Dietz: I don't know, Barbara. It smells real bad.
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Referenced in The Golden Girls: Yokel Hero (1988) See more »

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LIFE GOES ON
Written by George Aliceson Tipton and John Bettis
Performed by Billy Vera and The Beaters
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A pure definition of must-see TV!
22 January 2006 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

"EMPTY NEST," is my opinion, is a pure definition of must-see TV! I don't think I've seen every episode, but I still enjoyed it. It's hard to say which episode was my favorite. However, I think it was always funny when a mishap occurred in the hospital. I always laugh at that. As a matter of fact, I think just about every single one of LaVerne's (Park Overall) lines was funny. It would have been nice if Barbara (Kristy McNichol) had stayed with the show throughout its entire run. Everyone always gave a good performance, the production design was spectacular, the costumes were well-designed, and the writing was always very strong. In conclusion, I hope they bring it back on the air for fans of the show to see.


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