Tom and Carol Anne Smithson move to the tiny town of Grand, Pennsylvania, where Tom has gotten a job at the Weldon Piano Works. Tom is soon fired, however, after his "innovative idea for ... See full summary »

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 Janice Pasetti (26 episodes, 1990)
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 Carol Anne Smithson (26 episodes, 1990)
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 Desmond (26 episodes, 1990)
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 Norris Weldon (26 episodes, 1990)
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 Edda Pasetti (26 episodes, 1990)
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 Harris Weldon (26 episodes, 1990)
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 Richard Peyton (20 episodes, 1990)
Jackey Vinson ...
 Dylan (19 episodes, 1990)
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 Tom Smithson (13 episodes, 1990)
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 Off. Wayne Kasmurski (13 episodes, 1990)
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Tom and Carol Anne Smithson move to the tiny town of Grand, Pennsylvania, where Tom has gotten a job at the Weldon Piano Works. Tom is soon fired, however, after his "innovative idea for the future of the company" (making golf clubs at the piano factory) is panned by Mr. Weldon. Mr. Weldon takes a liking to Carol Anne, however, and hires her. Over the course of the series, Carol Anne meets and befriends the working class Janice Pasetti. The goings on of the small town are covered in humorous and often touching detail. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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NBC was unsure whether to renew the series for a second season. By the time the network decided to renew it, Michael McKean, Andrew Lauer and several members of the production staff had already committed to other projects. See more »

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Theme song
27 August 2007 | by (Chapel Hill, NC) – See all my reviews

Loved the show until they wiped out half the cast.

For some reason I can remember every word of the theme, and can sing the complete tune. If anyone wants the words they are:

"Let me ask a question. You can make a guess. Who holds the keys to your happiness? Is your life up to you, or does fate have it planned? Don't think too much; just do it, do it grand.

Some were born to make it, everything they touch turns gold. Others try to fake it, but their luck is always cold. See, we're all different drummers playing in the same big band. So if you're gonna play it, play it grand!"


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