The Royal Family (1991–1992)

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Al Royal and his wife Victoria had just settled down to retire when their daughter Elizabeth, newly divorced from a man that Al had always hated, moved back home with her three children, ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Victoria Royal (15 episodes, 1991-1992)
 Elizabeth Royal Winston (15 episodes, 1991-1992)
Sylver Gregory ...
 Kim Winston (15 episodes, 1991-1992)
 Curtis Royal (15 episodes, 1991-1992)
 Hillary Winston (15 episodes, 1991-1992)
 Ruth 'CoCo' Royal (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
 Willis Tillis (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
 Alfonso Royal (8 episodes, 1991)


Al Royal and his wife Victoria had just settled down to retire when their daughter Elizabeth, newly divorced from a man that Al had always hated, moved back home with her three children, Curtis, Kim, and Hillary. Life became turbulent for Al and Victoria, who had worked so hard to "get their children out of the house." Stories revolve around Al and his grandkids, and Victoria and Elizabeth rebuilding their mother/daughter relationship. In the fall of 1991, series star Redd Foxx collapsed and died after the show had completed only seven episodes. After a brief hiatus, the show returned in May 1992 with Jackee ("227") added to the cast as Ruth, the sexy eldest daughter of Al and Victoria, who had returned home. Unable to capture the ratings success of its initial run, the show quietly expired that spring. Written by Michael Cheek

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18 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Chest Pains  »

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Redd Foxx suffered a fatal heart attack during filming of an episode for this series. Due to a running gag from his earlier series Sanford and Son (1972) (where he would often clutch his chest and fake having a heart attack whenever things did not go his way), no one on the set took his legitimate complaints of chest pains seriously until it was too late to save his life. See more »


Kim: I wonder how I know when I'm gonna meet Mr. Right?
Victoria: Well, first off it's gonna be Dr. Right. And you'll know cause we gonna tell you!
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Referenced in Comedy Connections: The Fast Show (2006) See more »

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Redd Foxx's Death
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Seems like from what I have seen and heard that at least one producer or more from this show was not very nice to the man and was quite disrespectful towards him which may have caused his heart attack. I use to watch him when I was a little kid and I thought he was pretty funny. It's too bad there is so many morons out in the world who have a brain IQ of two. Respect is something you should know at an early stage in life and obviously some producers of this show lacked it. They just cared about money and had no care for the man at all. I hope those producers from this show who disrespected the man get what they deserve. (I'm pretty sure they will)

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