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 ... See full 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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La familia Tórkelson  »

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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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Excellent show!!!Why did it leave?
1 January 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I now watch this show on the Disney channel where they show The Torkelson's and Almost Home It's spin-off. The Torkelson's was an excellent show that was very original. Each episode has a original plot and is mixed with comedy and drama which makes up a show. Unfortunately the show only survived two seasons and was picked up for a third with almost home. Unfortunately that show got the axe. Why are good shows deep sixed?


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