After divorcing her abusive, alcoholic husband and recovering from her own alcoholism, Grace tries to rebuild her life and protect her children from making the same mistakes. Against this serious backdrop, this show is actually a comedy, finding humor in the relationships between Grace and her co-workers at the oil refinery, her neighbors Wade and Nadine, and Russel Norton, the bachelor pharmacist. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
The show's premise of a recovering alcoholic hit too close to home as Brett Butler
was an alcoholic in real life. She drunkenly fought for creative control resulting in five producers either quitting or being forced out in the five years the sitcom was on the air. Off-set, Butler pulled such stunts as stumbling onto David Letterman
and claiming Walt Disney
's last words were, 'Whatever you do, don't let the Jews get the place." (the sitcom aired on ABC, which had recently been purchased by Disney.)
Butler's supporting cast soon grew tired of her expletive-filled rants and on-set breakdowns. Co-star Julie White
quit the show, and child actor Jon Paul Steuer
reportedly left after he received a firsthand look at Butler's new boob job, which Butler proudly flashed about set. ABC hastily ended the show mid season in 1998. See more
[Sitting at Grace's kitchen table, discussing Jimmy's first month living in the garage
He's two days late with the rent.
I told him '$550, in cash, on the 1st of every month, under the ta... ble'
[hesitating - reaches underneath table
It's times like these that make it hard to defend him.
Next month I'm gonna tell him 'On the house', to see if he puts the money on the roof.
Referenced in Coach: Graceless Under Fire
Written by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
Performance by Aretha Franklin See more