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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:
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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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Referenced in "Girls: Female Author (#4.3)" (2015)See more »


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Very naive. Dedicated for the family., 17 May 2009
Author: insomniac_rod from Noctropolis

Eh, what can I say? This was a sitcom dedicated exclusively for the family. As a teenager I watched it but I thought it was too kitsch and naive but for a younger audience and parents, I think it's a great show.

The situations and jokes were very, very naive but that doesn't means not funny.

I remember with tenderness this show because I grew with it until my pre-pubert phase.

Olivia Burnette was sexy and now more! Please Disney give it a new chance.

By the way, the chapter I remember the most was Drew Carey's guest appearance as the uncle of a loser fat boy.

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