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The Kallikaks 

J.T. Kallikak inherits a gas station in Nowhere, California and moves his family from Appalachia. Wife Venus, teenage Bonnie Lou, and Jr are joined by dimwitted employee Oscar. J.T. tries to get rich by scams and not paying taxes.
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Complete series cast summary:
David Huddleston ...  Jasper T. Kallikak 5 episodes, 1977
Edie McClurg ...  Venus Kallikak 5 episodes, 1977
Bonnie Ebsen ...  Bobbi Lou Kallikak 5 episodes, 1977
Pat Petersen Pat Petersen ...  J.T. Jr. Kallikak 5 episodes, 1977
Peter Palmer Peter Palmer ...  Oscar Heinz 5 episodes, 1977
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J.T. Kallikak inherits a gas station in Nowhere, California and moves his family from Appalachia. Wife Venus, teenage Bonnie Lou, and Jr are joined by dimwitted employee Oscar. J.T. tries to get rich by scams and not paying taxes.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1977 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Beat the System
by Stanley Ralph Ross
Sung by Roy Clark
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As bad as it gets...
3 June 2010 | by tellstarSee all my reviews

I remember my brother and I being awestruck by this awful sitcom. It wasn't like the Beverly Hillbillies at all in that the "stars" were a family of no-account white trash who attempted to eke out a miserable existence by lying and cheating. No surprise. The family name was derived from "The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness," a 1912 book by American psychologist Henry H. Goddard. Each episode pretty much made you feel sorry for the people they were attempting to fleece. On top of that, the program was devastatingly unfunny. I believe it was only intended as a summer series with the option to continue if it had struck pay dirt. We suffered with glee through each of the four episodes that summer, mouths agape at the TV Titanic sinking in front of us. I can still hum that cheerful "Beat the System" theme song.


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