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Grace Under Fire 

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

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 Nadine Swoboda 98 episodes, 1993-1997
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 Quentin Kelly 73 episodes, 1993-1996
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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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Many of Grace's former in-laws are named after famous Kellys in the entertainment world: Jean Kelly (a homophone for Gene Kelly), Emmett Kelly, DeForest Kelley, and of course Grace Kelly. See more »

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[Grace has taken Jean to see a doctor, who happens to be a black man]
Jean Kelly: He's Afro-American.
Grace Kelly: Jean, African-American. "Afro-American" is like spaghetti-o's or something.
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Lady Madonna
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performance by Aretha Franklin
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Grace Under The Influence
24 April 2015 | by 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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