A comedic view of the settling of America by the Puritans.
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1999  
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 James Winthrop (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Polly Winthrop (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Grammy Winthrop (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Cotton (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Abigail Winthrop (6 episodes, 1999)
Amy Centner ...
 Elizabeth Winthrop (6 episodes, 1999)
Andrew Ducote ...
 William Winthrop (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Dr. Addington (5 episodes, 1999)
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 Reverend Goodacre (5 episodes, 1999)
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 Henry Tungsley (4 episodes, 1999)
Elizabeth Anne Smith ...
 Alice Tungsley (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Constable (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Mrs. Sturges (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Magistrate (3 episodes, 1999)
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The Winthrops are just a typical 17th century family of Puritans living in a newly-settled colony in the New World, coping with famine, plague, and the stodginess of their fellow colonists. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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James Winthrop: [addressing his fellow Puritans] I have decided in hopes of lifting the spirits of the community to hold a gathering in the shop tonight. Everyone's invited. There will be music and, well, not dancing, because that's a sin. It will be a, well, not a party, because that would be wrong. But I assure you we'll have lots of, well, not fun, because that's against everything we stand for.
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Funny, Unique Show
25 June 2001 | by (Lexington, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

CBS's decision to cancel "Thanks" says a lot about the sad state of modern-day network television. This show at least attempted to be different. Unlike almost every other sitcom on TV, "Thanks" wasn't set in New York, wasn't about a bunch of whiney twentysomethings, and wasn't just a collection of tired sex jokes. "Thanks" probably never had a chance. It wasn't the kind of show a focus group would have approved. Maybe it wasn't the best show of all time, maybe it was imperfect, but at least it tried to bring a fresh kind of comedy to network TV. It was different. It didn't try to be the umpteenth "Friends" clone. It deserved a longer run, in part because it dared to be original. "Thanks" lasted five or six episodes. "Suddenly Susan" ran for years. That's modern television in a nutshell.


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