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Complete series cast summary:
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 Millicent Torkelson (20 episodes, 1991-1992)
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 Dorothy Jane Torkelson (20 episodes, 1991-1992)
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 Chuckie Lee Torkelson (20 episodes, 1991-1992)
Rachel Duncan ...
 Mary Sue Torkelson (20 episodes, 1991-1992)
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 Wesley Hodges (20 episodes, 1991-1992)
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 Steven Floyd Torkelson (19 episodes, 1991-1992)
Anna Slotky ...
 Ruth Ann Torkelson (19 episodes, 1991-1992)
Paige Gosney ...
 Kirby Scroggins / ... (12 episodes, 1991-1992)
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As a single mother of five, Mrs. Millicent Torkelson is a do-it-yourselfer with a flair for finding ingenious ways to make ends meet. Her oldest daughter Dorothy is a sensitive dreamer who finds solace by talking to the "man in the moon". The rest of the clan includes Steven Floyd, Chuckie Lee, Mary Sue and Ruth Ann, all of whom easily get themselves in and out of trouble. Making the best of bad times. Written by <KarenARW@netcom.ca>

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21 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Series creator Lynn Montgomery claims to have gotten the name "Torkelson" from a real-life Steven Floyd Torkelson, who had showed her his bug collection, and shared his first kiss with her thirty years earlier. See more »

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One Of The Best
25 August 2003 | by (Dexter, Missouri) – See all my reviews

I just loved "Almost Home" and "The Torkelsons." Both seasons were just great to watch. I remember always wanting to go to my aunts just so I could watch this one show. The acting was wonderful and fun to watch. It's a shame both were cancelled.


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