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Release Date:
10 April 1989 (USA) See more »
Grant and Clair Pritchard may not be alive anymore, but don't tell that to the people who just moved into their house! See more »
Grant and Claire Pritchard are a deceased couple who still inhabit their home and make trouble for the Dooleys... See more »
Actress Caroline McWilliams Dies
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 (Series Cast [6])

Eric Idle ... Grant Pritchard / ... (6 episodes, 1989)

Caroline McWilliams ... Claire Pritchard (6 episodes, 1989)

Stuart Pankin ... Mike Dooley (6 episodes, 1989)

Wendy Schaal ... Liz Dooley (6 episodes, 1989)
Jay Lambert ... Derek Dooley (6 episodes, 1989)
Henderson Forsythe ... Grandpa Jack Garrett (6 episodes, 1989)

Series Directed by
John Rich (6 episodes, 1989)
Series Writing credits
John Baskin (6 episodes, 1989)
Roger Shulman (6 episodes, 1989)

Series Produced by
Jack Seifert .... producer (6 episodes, 1989)
John Baskin .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1989)
Dale McRaven .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 1989)
John Rich .... consulting producer (2 episodes, 1989)
Roger Shulman .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1989)
Series Original Music by
Robert Irving (2 episodes, 1989)
Randy Petersen (2 episodes, 1989)
Kevin Quinn (2 episodes, 1989)
Series Casting by
Alice Cassidy (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Bill Brzeski (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Cox .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1989)
Series Sound Department
Marty Church .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Faigh .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1989)
Series Music Department
Richard Berres .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 1989)
Series Other crew
Patti Mustari .... script supervisor (1 episode, 1989)

Chris LaBarbera .... second stage manager (unknown episodes, 1989)
Bob Illes .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)

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30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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[singing theme song]
Grant Pritchard:Everyone lately is making me crazy, now that we've joined the deceased. There'll be no resting in peace, dear. Nearly departed. Stumbling cockeyed the moment that rockslide came tumbling down on our heads. Maybe we're better off dead, dear. Nearly departed...
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Ah, how soon they forget., 29 August 2007
Author: krasnegar ( from Atlanta

magellan33 said: "You can only do so much when the two stars of the show can only be seen by one fellow cast member."

I assume, then, that you never heard of "Topper".

Which, in addition to the two stars who could only be seen by one member of the cast, had a dog, ditto.

This was the kind of program that had "Not Gonna Make It" written allover it from the first episode - it was like an arcade video game where you actually have to read the instructions to play; no-one (well, very few of us, apparently) wants to watch a comedy program that has a basic premise that actually requires *thought* to grasp.

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