Grace is a recovering alcoholic, now divorced from an abusive husband, struggling to bring up three children on her own.

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 Grace Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Russell Norton (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Wade Swoboda (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Libby Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Patrick Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Patrick Kelly (112 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Nadine Swoboda (98 episodes, 1993-1997)
Jon Paul Steuer ...
 Quentin Kelly #1 (73 episodes, 1993-1996)
Peggy Rea ...
 Jean Kelly (51 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Dougie Boudreau (49 episodes, 1993-1997)
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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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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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 »

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[Sitting at Grace's kitchen table, discussing Jimmy's first month living in the garage]
Grace Kelly: He's two days late with the rent.
Jean Kelly: What?
Grace Kelly: I told him '$550, in cash, on the 1st of every month, under the ta... ble'
[hesitating - reaches underneath table]
Grace Kelly: .
Jean Kelly: It's times like these that make it hard to defend him.
Grace Kelly: Next month I'm gonna tell him 'On the house', to see if he puts the money on the roof.
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Grace Under The Influence
24 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The other night the TV was on in the next room, loud enough that I could hear it. At first I thought it was an episode of Mama's Family with a special guest appearance by Carol Burnett as Eunice. Although, it sounded like she had a severely bad sinus infection.

But when I went in the room, I saw it was not Eunice with a sinus infection, or Mama's Family, but a show I had never seen before called "Grace Under Fire". So I watched it, even though I found Grace to be highly irritating and unbearable.

The only one redeeming factor to this show is Dave Thomas. However, the rest of it is a steaming pile of obnoxious crap. I asked myself, how could anyone stand more than 30 seconds of Brett Butler's congested sinus voice? And for that matter, who the Hell is Bret Butler and who in their right mind would give her a sitcom?

I guess somebody at a network board meeting said, "Wouldn't it be hysterical if we took an unknown drug addicted alcoholic 'comedienne' with severe congestion and wrote a sitcom around her?" To which someone unfortunately replied, "I love it!" Hence this "show".

Turns out that what's even sadder than this show is the reality behind it, why it was canceled and why Brett Butler never was able to land a role anywhere afterwords. From what I've read, apparently this drug addicted alcoholic exposed her sagging breasts to the little boy who had the role of her son, forcing his parents to pull him from the show, and more than likely scarring him for life.

Sick, no? This, along with her continued drug abuse and alcoholism, was why the show was canceled. This untalented annoying "comedienne" had the ultimate gig, but was so blurred, high, sick and perverted that she blew it all. Therefore, I find this show not only unwatchable, but offensive.


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