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Release Date:
21 September 1991 (USA) See more »
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... See more »
Plot Keywords:
6 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 15)

Connie Ray ... Millicent Torkelson (20 episodes, 1991-1992)

Olivia Burnette ... Dorothy Jane Torkelson (20 episodes, 1991-1992)

Lee Norris ... Chuckie Lee Torkelson (20 episodes, 1991-1992)
Rachel Duncan ... Mary Sue Torkelson (20 episodes, 1991-1992)

William Schallert ... Wesley Hodges (20 episodes, 1991-1992)

Aaron Michael Metchik ... Steven Floyd Torkelson (19 episodes, 1991-1992)
Anna Slotky ... Ruth Ann Torkelson (19 episodes, 1991-1992)
Paige Gosney ... Kirby Scroggins (11 episodes, 1991-1992)

Series Directed by
Arlene Sanford (19 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Writing credits
Wayne Lemon (6 episodes, 1991-1992)
Philip LaZebnik (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Lynn Montgomery (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Richard Christian Matheson (3 episodes, 1992)
Thomas E. Szollosi (3 episodes, 1992)
Diana Ayers (2 episodes, 1991)
Norma Safford Vela (2 episodes, 1991)
Susan Sebastian (2 episodes, 1991)

Series Produced by
Michael Jacobs .... executive producer (20 episodes, 1991-1992)
Wayne Lemon .... supervising producer (19 episodes, 1991-1992)
Mitchell Bank .... co-producer (16 episodes, 1991-1992)
Lynn Montgomery .... co-producer (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Dawn Tarnofsky .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Arlene Grayson .... co-producer (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Philip LaZebnik .... producer (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Norma Safford Vela .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 1991)
Richard Christian Matheson .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 1992)
Thomas E. Szollosi .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Original Music by
Ray Colcord (18 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Cinematography by
Richard Hissong (4 episodes, 1991-1992)

Vincent Contarino (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Marco Zappia (19 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Casting by
Allison Jones (3 episodes, 1992)
Robin Lippin (2 episodes, 1991)
Series Production Design by
John C. Mula (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Set Decoration by
Rochelle Moser (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Costume Design by
Tom Bronson (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Makeup Department
Dale Miller .... hair stylist (19 episodes, 1991-1992)
Bruce Grayson .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Production Management
Denis McCallion .... executive in charge of production (20 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jan DeWitt .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chuck Gayton .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Shari Genser .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Art Department
Bruce Wayne Mecchi .... leadman (12 episodes, 1991-1992)
Horst Grandt .... property master (2 episodes, 1991)
Anne Sidaris-Reeves .... property master (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Sound Department
J. Mark King .... production sound mixer (2 episodes, 1991)
Dana Mark McClure .... production sound mixer (2 episodes, 1992)

Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ryne Niner .... assistant camera (20 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jenna Abrahamson-Minardi .... lamp/dimmer operator (13 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Casting Department
Mary V. Buck .... original casting (19 episodes, 1991-1992)
Susan Edelman .... original casting (19 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Baca .... key costumer (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Mindy Kurtz .... key costumer (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Editorial Department
Marco Zappia .... supervising editor (1 episode, 1992)
Series Music Department
Ray Colcord .... composer: theme music (20 episodes, 1991-1992)

Avi Kipper .... music scoring mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Shari Sontag .... assistant accountant (15 episodes, 1991-1992)
Lauren Breiting .... technical coordinator (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Janice Minsberg .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Kit Wilkinson .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Diana Ayers .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 1991)
Susan Sebastian .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 1991)

Russell Dague .... post-production co-producer (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
30 min | 30 min (33 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Cute sitcoms canceled get added to Disney Channel lineup, 9 August 2005
Author: jennifermize455 from United States

The Torklesons, and later Almost Home, were sitcoms originally aired on NBC, and later, canceled mid-season. We faithfully watched each week, until the bitter end.

I was so excited when The Disney Channel -years later- acquired the reruns (Disney went through a phase -before they started producing their own sitcoms- where they aired episodes of several good family shows other networks had dropped or canceled mid-season).

These little-known shows were much-enjoyed by my family. We were able to tape each episode as it aired later on the Disney channel and still play them, marathon-style, on rainy days. Most people are unaware that a very young Brittany Murphy got her start here (as well as a few other sitcoms from that era).

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