The Hendersons were a typical sitcom family living in the Pacific Northwest who owned an unusual pet: a real live Sasquatch. While on a camping trip, the Hendersons found Bigfoot, and ... See full summary »
Reviews
Popularity
3,122 ( 125)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1993   1992   1991  
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch after accidentally running him over on a hunting trip, but have a hard time trying to keep him away from the authorities and an eccentric hunter who's determined to catch "Bigfoot".

Director: William Dear
Stars: John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick
The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam
ALF (1986–1990)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.

Stars: Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

Director: Matthew Robbins
Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae
Home Improvement (1991–1999)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The daily trials and tribulations of Tim Taylor, a TV show host raising three mischeivous boys with help from his loyal co-host, domineering wife, and genius neighbor.

Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman
Sesame Street (TV Series 1969)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney
Happy Days (1974–1984)
Comedy | Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie.

Stars: Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross
Wonder Woman (1975–1979)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes.

Stars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil
Dinosaurs (1991–1994)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TVs, fridges, etc. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.

Stars: Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger
Family Matters (1989–1998)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Long-running Perfect Strangers (1986) spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams
Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem.

Stars: Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain
Short Circuit (1986)
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Director: John Badham
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 George Henderson (72 episodes, 1991-1993)
...
 Nancy Henderson (72 episodes, 1991-1993)
...
 Ernie Henderson (72 episodes, 1991-1993)
...
 Sara Henderson (72 episodes, 1991-1993)
...
 Brett Douglas (48 episodes, 1991-1993)
Dawan Scott ...
 Harry (34 episodes, 1991-1993)
Patrick Pinney ...
 Harry (33 episodes, 1991-1993)
Edit

Storyline

The Hendersons were a typical sitcom family living in the Pacific Northwest who owned an unusual pet: a real live Sasquatch. While on a camping trip, the Hendersons found Bigfoot, and brought him back to their house to live with them. Problems ensue while trying to repair the damage caused by Harry's curious nature, and while trying to keep his existence a secret. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bigfoot und die Hendersons  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.69 (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Like watching paint dry.
17 September 2003 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This show is awful for mainly one reason: it's a dramedy, meaning it can't decide if it was a lighthearted family comedy or something dramatic. Sadly, it wasn't able to do this very well so you're left with an unfunny show about a family going through 'the perils of modern day life' with the missing link as their witty butler...if he could talk or you could care.

So demonstrate, here's how each episode went:

1) Situation introduced (sometimes by the Bigfoot) 2) Situation gets worse (again, sometimes by the Bigfoot) 3) Situation resolved (never by the Bigfoot because he's usually used as blackmail or such) 4) Harry blunders into a 'touching' scene where nature is good and everybody is happy that they're so close to nature, etc.

Imagine that ad infinitum for three syndicated years and you'll know why this isn't fondly remembered. At the very least, it's just getting more money out of a forgotten movie that nobody cares about.


2 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD Release chrisgobey2
Love lives on - joe cocker cxf2015
why (still) not released?! riverflow49
Discuss Harry and the Hendersons (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page