The animated misadventures of Lynn Johnston's acclaimed comic strip family.






2000   Unknown  


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Series cast summary:
Lynn Mason ...
 Elly Patterson (5 episodes)
Terrence Scammell ...
 John Patterson (5 episodes)
Henry Gauthier ...
Rylan O'Reilly ...
Lianne Picard-Poirier ...
Anna Wedlock ...
 Mrs. Dingle (5 episodes)
Lynn Johnston ...
 Herself (5 episodes)
Lynne Adams ...
 Additional Voices (3 episodes)
Sonja Ball ...
 Additional Voices (3 episodes)
Norman Mikeal Berketa ...
 Additional Voices (3 episodes)
Sara Cornthwaite ...
 Additional Voices (3 episodes)
 Additional Voices (3 episodes)
Patrick Fry ...
 Additional Voices (3 episodes)
Alexander Swerdlow ...
 Additional Voices (3 episodes)
Thor Bishopric
(2 episodes)
Kathleen Fee ...
 Additional Voices (2 episodes)
(2 episodes)
A.J. Henderson ...
 Additional Voices (2 episodes)
(2 episodes)
(2 episodes)
Liz MacRae
(2 episodes)
Walter Massey
(2 episodes)
Brady Moffatt
(2 episodes)
Nancy Neilson ...
 Additional Voices (2 episodes)
(2 episodes)
James O'Regan
(2 episodes)
Robert Welch
(2 episodes)


Lynn Johnston hosts this animated adaption of her acclaimed comic strip. The series presents the Patterson's adventures in three different periods of the growing years of the 1980's, the middle years of the early 1990's and contemporary times as we see the family go through the good times and bad while their love for each other is as strong as ever. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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John Patterson: How's our mournful musician?
Elly Patterson: He's still up there.
John Patterson: I already tried my A-Material on him. "Stiff Upper Lip" "Plenty of fish in the sea."
Elly Patterson: Well, What did you do when you got dumped?
John Patterson: Who says I was ever dumped?
[Ellie looks at John disaprovingly]
John Patterson: Well, I guess I did stuff. Played with my model trains. Excuse me for a second.
[Opening kitchen door. Singsong]
John Patterson: Michael shove a sock in it.
Elly Patterson: It's good for a boy to get. He hasn't done anything for days.
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It's funny, it's sad and it's real; enjoyable fun for the entire family.
28 August 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

What makes For Better or for Worse special is the fact that its realistic. Sure it doesn't rank in the humor of Calvin and Hobbes, but it has a lot of heart. Something you won't see with comic strips (in this case a TV show adaption) is aging in the characters. For Better or for Worse ages its characters and succeeds. It deals with real issues like dates, death of an animal and adjustment to certain things. It's family safe and even if it wasn't i'd still recommend it to kids of all ages. Not only is it enjoyable for the young ones, adults will probably tune in to watch it as well. Watching For Better or for Worse is like watching your own family grow up. You see the good, the bad and the ugly but you mainly see the good. If you can still find it, I recommend it highly.

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