A married couple pose as servants for a rich industrialist.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Larry Hagman ...  Albert Miller 15 episodes, 1971-1972
Donna Mills ...  Jane Miller 15 episodes, 1971-1972
Hermione Baddeley ...  Grace Dutton 15 episodes, 1971-1972
Danny Goldman Danny Goldman ...  Nick Dutton 15 episodes, 1971-1972
David Wayne ...  Charles Dutton 15 episodes, 1971-1972
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Storyline

Albert & Jane Miller were an ordinary middle-class couple who became bored with their lives and decided to pretend to be the butler and cook for the very wealthy head of Dutton Industries, Charles Dutton, and his family. Only Dutton's teenage son Nick was aware of Albert & Jane's true identities, and often helped to get them out of whatever trouble their secret got them into. Dutton's busybody sister Grace was constantly trying to undermine the Millers' authority and have them fired. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Can a young married couple find happiness as servants on an estate? Larry Hagman and Donna Mills star in a new and off-beat show.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Butler en kok See more »

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Larry Hagman (Albert Miller) played J.R. Ewing on Dallas (1978) while Donna Mills (Jane Miller) played his sometime sister-in-law Abby Cunningham Ewing Sumner in its spin-off Knots Landing (1979). Furthermore, David Wayne (Charles Dutton) played Jock Ewing's rival Willard "Digger" Barnes in four episodes of Dallas (1978). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 9 April 2019 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

The Good Life
Title song sung by Dawn (Joyce Vincent Wilson, Telma Hopkins)
Featuring Tony Orlando
(Courtesy Bell Records)
Music Produced by The Tokens and Dave Appell (as Dave Appel)
Written by Sacha Distel and Jack Reardon
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Hagman & Mills try to live the good life!
19 October 1999 | by progrockSee all my reviews

Larry Hagman and Donna Mills play a young couple who, seeing they can't afford it themselves, decide to work as a butler and maid so they can sample "The Good Life". Quite a funny sitcom with fine characters. Series is set on the mansion of the Dutton family along with their politically active hippie son. Not as slapstick or goofy as Hagman's earlier I Dream of Jeannie sitcom but has some fine bumbling moments, especially trying to hide the fact that they aren't really servants.


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