Four sisters-in-law struggle to deal with small town life and their overbearing mother-in-law.
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 Alexandria 'Alex' Buchanan (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Delilah Buchanan (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Vivian Buchanan (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Bree Buchanan (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Mother Emma Buchanan (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
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Set in fictional Mercy, Indiana, this comedy centers around four completely different women who have only two connections to each other: they each are married to a Buchanan boy, and they each cannot stand their mother-in-law. Alex, married to Roy, is a Jewish feminist from New York City. Vivian, married to Ed, is a frumpy Hoosier housewife with two children from hell, twins Lyndon and P.J. Delilah, married to preacher Charles, is a somewhat ditzy former stripper from Corpus Christi, Texas. Bree, newly married to Jesse, is a perky Californian who used to work with her mother. They constantly are trading barbs with the cruel but hilarious Mother Buchanan, who tries as hard as she can to make their lives a living hell through meddling and manipulating, her two specialties. Written by Jason Hones <onedones@aol.com>

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The story of 4 daughters-in-law...And the mother of all mothers-in-law

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24 September 1994 (USA)  »

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The Five Mrs. Buchanans  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Eileen Heckart found inspiration for her portrayal of Mother Buchanan from her own domineering mother-in-law. See more »

Quotes

Alex: [to Mother Buchanan, emerging from the restroom] That was awfully quick.
Mother Buchanan: I changed my mind. Obviously, you didn't get a chance to clean in there. I'll just wait 'til I get to a Texaco.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angels Revenge (1995) See more »

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5 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I miss this show! Set in fictional Mercy, Indiana, this comedy centers around four completely different women who have only two connections to each other: they each are married to a Buchanan boy, and they each cannot stand their mother-in-law. Alex, married to Roy, is a Jewish feminist from New York City. Vivian, married to Ed, is a frumpy Hoosier housewife with two children from hell, twins Lyndon and P.J. Delilah, married to preacher Charles, is a somewhat ditzy former stripper from Corpus Christi, Texas. Bree, newly married to Jesse, is a perky Californian who used to work with her mother. They constantly are trading barbs with the cruel but hilarious Mother Buchanan, who tries as hard as she can to make their lives a living hell through meddling and manipulating, her two specialties.


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