Larry Alder is a 44-year-old divorcee in Portland, Oregon, raising his two teenage daughters and hosting a call-in psychology radio show.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
McLean Stevenson ...  Larry Alder 38 episodes, 1979-1980
Kim Richards ...  Ruthie Alder 38 episodes, 1979-1980
Joanna Gleason ...  Morgan Winslow 37 episodes, 1979-1980
Krista Errickson ...  Diane Alder 24 episodes, 1979-1980
George Memmoli ...  Earl / ... 17 episodes, 1979
John Femia ...  Tommy Roscini 16 episodes, 1979-1980
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Storyline

After a divorce, middle-aged Larry Alder moved from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon with his teenage daughters Diane and Ruthie. He landed a job as a radio talkshow host, where he dealt with his attractive producer Morgan and his corpulent engineer Earl. Larry also hung out with legendary Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, who owned a Portland sporting goods store. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hola, Larry See more »

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Runtime:

(33 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Even though this show was considered a spin off of Diff'rent Strokes (1978), the connection between the two shows wasn't explained until a few months after the show premiered. Since both shows were produced by the same company, it was decided to have a plot where Larry Alder and Phillip Drummond (McLean Stevenson and Conrad Bain respectively) were old army buddies from Korea as a way of having the shows cross over and boost the ratings of Hello Larry. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Cicely Tyson/Talking Heads (1979) See more »

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This Diff'rent Strokes Spin-off didn't deserve to die.
26 June 1999 | by 45RPMSee all my reviews

This quasi-spin-off of Different Strokes brought well-loved McLean Stevenson back to the airways after his departure from MASH. This was one of the first to ACCURATELY portray a single father's struggles raising two young daughters. It never really developed a following, and the numerous scheduling changes made it difficult to find. This is an ideal candidate for TV Land.


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