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Release Date:
15 January 1988 (USA) See more »
Publicity agent Sloan Thorn and wife Ginger are nouveau riche trying to ascend quickly the social ladder. The pretentious behavior extends to the children teenager Chad, Joey, and Edmund. Even maid Toinette is snobby.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 10)
Adam Biesk ... Chad Thorn (12 episodes, 1988)

Kelly Bishop ... Ginger Thorn (12 episodes, 1988)
Marilyn Cooper ... Rose Thorn (12 episodes, 1988)

Lori Petty ... Cricket (12 episodes, 1988)

Lisa Rieffel ... Joey Thorn (12 episodes, 1988)

Tony Roberts ... Sloan Thorn (12 episodes, 1988)

Jesse R. Tendler ... Edmund Thorn (12 episodes, 1988)
Mary Louise Wilson ... Toinette (12 episodes, 1988)

Series Directed by
Peter Bonerz (7 episodes, 1988)
Valentine Mayer (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Writing credits
Allan Leicht (2 episodes, 1988)

Tom King (unknown episodes)
Millee Taggart (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Tom King .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Millee Taggart .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Gary Weist (11 episodes, 1988)
Series Sound Department
Robert Amico .... boom push (unknown episodes, 1988)
Series Other crew
Judi Gray Mabern .... script coordinator (2 episodes, 1988)

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30 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Someone should bring this one back! Please!, 10 April 2008
Author: jfales from MId-west, USA

My husband and I saw this when it was on in 1988 (we were newly weds in our first cramped living quarters). We have talked about it and quoted lines from this series ever since.

We especially loved the nasty French maid who always responded to requests with a cigarette dangling out of her mouth! How glamorous!

Why do they "can" efforts that are this sharp? And after only seven episodes? There should be some night on some channel that could spotlight these old series---not the TV Land thing where they feature the Bradies and the Mayberries that have huge followings -- but the series that have smaller followings and a sort of cult status.

It might bring some good writing back to light.

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