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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Complete series cast summary:
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Shanna Reed ...
 Polly Cooper 96 episodes, 1989-1993
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 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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Beverly Archer ...
 Gunny Sgt. Alva Bricker 70 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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The opening credits originally showed young Chelsea Hertford removing Gerald McRaney's Marines cap and putting it on her own head. But after the producers heard from the Marines saying Chelsea's actions were disrespectful, the credits were changed to show Chelsea starting to reach for the cap but then stopping. See more »

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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Watch (1992) See more »

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GREAT TV SHOW
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I started watching Major Dad when it first aired in 1989 I liked it because it showed the Military in a positive light, and it was good family entertainment not like some shows on like M.A.S.H. I could not stand that show! all they could talk about was how wrong they thought the war in Korea was and we should not have been there It slapped at all the brave men & women who sacrificed there lives in that war.


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