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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Trivia

At the end of the opening of the show, Gerald McRaney (Major McGillis) picks up Chelsea Hertford (Casey), who instinctively took his uniform hat off and put it on her head. McRaney and the rest of the show's cast and crew thought nothing of it, however many Marines complained of the act, and so for the second season, it was changed to her going to take the hat and McRaney looking at her like, "No." The third and fourth season has her not even trying. However her removing the hat has been left in all first season episodes. See more »

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Casey: It's GI Joe!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Monster A-Go-Go (1993) See more »

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TV when it was truly fun to watch
24 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a series about our finest fighting forces, the United States Marines. However, it showed a funny softer side of those very tough heroes. That made all the more reason to watch as they found themselves in some pretty strange situations. As with all Marine leaders, the Major would resolve each and every problem with leadership, compassion and honesty just as real Marines do all the time. Therefore, this made TV watching enjoyable for the entire family. We need shows like that today that portray those type of ethics and values. I can not wait for this series to come out on DVD. As far as I am concerned, the sooner the better.


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