Nearly Departed (1989– )

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Grant and Claire Pritchard are a deceased couple who still inhabit their home and make trouble for the Dooleys, the new owners. But Grandpa is the only one who can hear and see the ghosts ... See full summary »

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 Grant Pritchard / ... (6 episodes, 1989)
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 Claire Pritchard (6 episodes, 1989)
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 Mike Dooley (6 episodes, 1989)
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 Liz Dooley (6 episodes, 1989)
Jay Lambert ...
 Derek Dooley (6 episodes, 1989)
Henderson Forsythe ...
 Grandpa Jack Garrett (6 episodes, 1989)
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Grant and Claire Pritchard are a deceased couple who still inhabit their home and make trouble for the Dooleys, the new owners. But Grandpa is the only one who can hear and see the ghosts in this short-lived comedy. Written by Tony Meier <discokid@aol.com>

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Laughs that begin where most laughs end. See more »

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Idea too Original for Television
23 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Eric Idle (Monty Python) and Caroline McWilliams (Benson) were a married couple I think were killed in a car wreck, much like in Topper. Hefty comic Stuart Patinkin was to be the obvious blue collar foil to Idle's British pomposity when Patinkin and his family moved into the house formerly occupied to Idle and his wife, McWilliams. This show came along when other Monty Pythoners John Cleese and Michael Palin were being 'rediscovered' in "Fish Called Wanda". Idle was the clear star of the show, even singing the opening theme, 'It's hard to agree when a family of three, . . .' he would say. The funny clincher was when soap vet Henderson Forsythe showed up as Grandpa, and since he had one foot in the grave already, he could see Idle and McWilliams. This then gave the show a strange twist, and Grandpa became a regular. Now the opening song became 'It's hard to ignore when a family of four, . . .' This was interesting. As others pointed out, this was a summer replacement series and was gone after at best six episodes. Idle and Forsythe were hysterical together. I felt the possibilities for this show could have been endless, but of course Hollywood would have no idea what to do with it.


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