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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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Cans of President's Choice Cola can be seen being used by the fictional family of Grace Kelly. This brand of Cola is produced for Loblaw's food stores (mostly its subsidiary stores Real Canadian Superstore, Real Canadian Wholesale club and Extra foods) throughout Canada. Even though President's Choice is sold and manufactured in Canada, they also have agreements to sell the "private label" brand in other supermarket chains. Two of those chains were Jewel Supermarkets (Chicago area grocery that is independent from Loblaw's, Grace Kelly's fictional St. Louis area home, is in reality, located in a Chicago suburb. A show producer must have had a connection to Chicago, in some way, and was probably familiar with the President's Choice private label brand.) National Supermarkets, which was based in St. Louis, and was owned by Loblaw's, was the other chain that carried President's Choice. This show was filmed in Los Angeles, but the show's location was in the St. Louis area, which viewers can assume was where the fictional Grace Kelly obtained the soda. 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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Featured in Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top (2003) See more »

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Lady Madonna
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performance by Aretha Franklin
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A great start, a tragic end
9 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Grace Under Fire was a great show that was very funny. The series was clever and witty and very humorous. But Butler's apparent (and might I add obvious) problems hurt the show. At the start, the show's quality didn't suffer, but the final season took a massive blow. Bretler's problems had finally really hurt the show in the ratings and caused it's cancellation. A shame.


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