Major Dad (1989–1993)

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Major John MacGillis is a conservative, by-the-book, die-hard Marine. Polly Cooper is a pacifistic, liberal journalist. Nonetheless, when the two meet, there's instant and intense chemistry... See full summary »

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1993   1992   1991   1990   1989  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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 Maj. John D. 'Mac' McGillis (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Shanna Reed ...
 Polly Cooper McGillis (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Nicole Dubuc ...
 Robin Cooper McGillis (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Chelsea Hertford ...
 Casey Cooper McGillis (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Elizabeth Cooper McGillis (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Lt. Eugene 'Gene' Holowachuk (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Beverly Archer ...
 Gunnery Sgt. Alva 'Gunny' Bricker (70 episodes, 1990-1993)
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 Gen. Marcus C. Craig (69 episodes, 1990-1993)
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Major John MacGillis is a conservative, by-the-book, die-hard Marine. Polly Cooper is a pacifistic, liberal journalist. Nonetheless, when the two meet, there's instant and intense chemistry between them. With the permission of Polly's 3 daughters, the two get married within weeks. Now Polly (and her kids) have to learn how to deal with being a Marine family, while Major MacGillis has to learn how to be a Dad... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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17 September 1989 (USA)  »

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Agli ordini, papà  »

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The building shown at the opening of the show when they lived on Camp Holister Marine Base is actually Lejeune Hall, the headquarters of Quantico Marine Base in Virginia. It is across from the military lodging on the main road. See more »

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Casey: It's GI Joe!
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Bart the Murderer (1991) See more »

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Majorly Amusing
15 December 2004 | by (Gulf Coast, AL) – See all my reviews

For an 80s/early 90s show, Major Dad was amusing. It is only a sitcom; it's not supposed to be taken that seriously. If you enjoyed shows like Coach or Cheers, then you'll enjoy Major Dad. People always talk about how hard it is to make a good military show. I think they never watched an episode of M*A*S*H in their sheltered lives. Likewise, this was fairly successful. It was a show that the family and I could sit around and watch, and that's saying something. Family TV has hit rock bottom unfortunately. So if you're looking for a family favorite, tune into Major Dad. It's not the funniest show you'll ever watch, but it's really cute. Enjoy!


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