Great Performances: Season 13, Episode 4

You Can't Take It with You (21 Nov. 1984)

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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carole Androsky ...
Essie Carmichael (as Carol Androsky)
Christopher Foster ...
Arthur French ...
Maureen Anderman ...
Orrin Reiley ...
George Rose ...
Richard Woods ...
Meg Mundy ...


A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

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21 November 1984 (USA)  »

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Originally broadcast on "Broadway on Showtime". See more »


Penny Sycamore: [Gay Wellington is passed out drunk] Do you think she'll be alright, Grandpa?
Grandpa Martin Vanderhof: Yes but I wouldn't cast her in the religious play.
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Version of You Can't Take It with You (1945) See more »


Good Night, Sweetheart
Written by Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell and Reginald Connelly
Played and sung by the entire cast during the curtain calls after the play
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You Can't Take It With You
9 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Robards carries this lively remake of the Kaufman and Hart play with the Oscar winner easily fitting the shoes of Grandpa Martin Vanderof. Robards had just finished a run of the play on the stage that had also co-starred James Coco as the mad Russian ballet instructor, Kolenkhov. Here, it is played by Rose. The play still runs quick and has a lot of fun. It's one of those gems that should be in the Comedy Hall of Fame.

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