Pearl (1996–1997)

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Pearl is a mature woman from modest up-bringings. When she realizes she missed out on a lot, she decides to go back to college, in spite of her grown son's protests. She makes a bunch of ... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
 Pearl Caraldo (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Annie Caraldo (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Frankie Spivak (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Joey Caraldo (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Amy Li (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Professor Stephen Pynchon (22 episodes, 1996-1997)


Pearl is a mature woman from modest up-bringings. When she realizes she missed out on a lot, she decides to go back to college, in spite of her grown son's protests. She makes a bunch of new, but weird, friends and is constantly in conflict with her snob philosophy professor. Written by Steve Richer <>

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Pearl thought going to college would be a cinch. Live and learn. See more »







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16 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Helmi  »

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Professor Stephen Pynchon: An intellectual is a person who can listen to "The William Tell Overture" and not think of The Lone Ranger.
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The lost post-Cheers success story
8 August 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

It's ironic that two of the very rare sort of American sit-coms not to condescend to the audience both came from ex-Cheers actors. One, of course, is Fraiser, the other was the short lived Pearl. The show was perfect for all the actors involved. Rhea Perlman has never really found the right vehicle for her acting outside of Cheers and Pearl. Malcolm McDowell was pitch perfect for the first time since A Clockwork Orange.

Anyway, Pearl got short changed early on. Earlier even than the equally brilliant but more difficult to love John Larroquette Show. If you missed either of those shows when they were first on the air, then you've probably missed them for good. If there's a lesson to be learned, if you're a TV exec don't ever target an audience with any kind of IQ if you hope to have success.

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