The Help (2004– )

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Maria was on her way to becoming a beautician when her mother's illness forced the 22 year-old to come home to care for her. Maria's mom has since moved on to a better place. Maria has ... See full summary »

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 Maria - Maid / ... (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Ollie, the Chauffeur (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Arlene Ridgeway, the Rich Lady (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Maggie, the Cook (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Anna, the Nanny (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Dwayne, the Trainer (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Molly the Dog Walker (7 episodes, 2004)
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Esther Scott ...
 Doris (6 episodes, 2004)
Jack Axelrod ...
 Grandpa Eddie (5 episodes, 2004)
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 Adam Ridgeway (5 episodes, 2004)
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 Cassandra Ridgeway (3 episodes, 2004)
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Maria was on her way to becoming a beautician when her mother's illness forced the 22 year-old to come home to care for her. Maria's mom has since moved on to a better place. Maria has moved on as well - to be the maid for the insanely wealthy Ridgeway dynasty. As one of many servants who dote on the demented and dysfunctional family, Maria juggles extremely important tasks like dusting their many unread books, vacuuming their priceless rugs and picking up after their prized poodle Pookie. But the biggest surprise comes when Maria discovers there's not only a class struggle between the upstairs and the downstairs, but there's an all out war among The Help! Written by Anonymous

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Maria, the Maid: That was so brave when you yelled, "Take the limo! Just don't hurt me!"
Ollie, the Chauffeur: Yes, because I knew that if we kept walking we would find the limo.
Maria, the Maid: Yes, and I knew we would only have to push it another mile to the gas station.
Anna, the Nanny: I dont know what you are worried about. It was the prostitute who had to dance for the gas station owner!
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The show explores the blue-collar help in a rich family home
20 March 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA USA) – See all my reviews

First of all, I love this show. This seems to be a unique idea for a sitcom. At the very least, probably an idea that hasn't been explored in a long time. There are two things one can't help noticing. 1) There is a lot of star power on this show. 2) There are a lot of beautiful women on this show.

Here are the characters I love:

Molly the Dogwalker (Tori Spelling). She is a sweet girl who seems to have a schizophrenic side (Jekyll & Hyde) with a mysterious past.

Veronica Ridgeway (the Pop Star daughter) who actually isn't a pop star per se, but raps songs, like a female Vanilla Ice.

And finally, Anna (the Nanny), who is a hot young twenty-something Russian woman who is assigned to "The Baby", who is actually a teenage boy.

I hope this show lasts, because it seems to have potential.


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