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Complete series cast summary:
Dixie Carter ...  Carlotta Beck 15 episodes, 1982-1983
Charles Frank ...  Stanley Beck 15 episodes, 1982-1983
Jerry Hardin ...  Wild Bill Weschester 15 episodes, 1982-1983
Michael Lombard Michael Lombard ...  Marshall Beck 15 episodes, 1982-1983
Nedra Volz ...  Winona 'Mother B' Beck 15 episodes, 1982-1983
Ann Wedgeworth ...  Bootsie Weschester 15 episodes, 1982-1983
Delta Burke ...  Kathleen Beck 15 episodes, 1982-1983
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When Big Guy Beck dies, the heirs to his estate are given a stipulation (via a pre-recorded video will) before they inherit his wealth. They have to live with Big Guy's illigitimate son, Wild Bill Westchester and his wife Bootsie, and they have to learn to accept the Westchesters as their own family. Of course, this does not bode well with the snooty Becks, and petty rivalries and catfights soon ensue in this sitcom spoof of '80s primetime dramas. Written by Anonymous

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How low will the Becks go to get Big Guy's bucks? See more »

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

9 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lo zio d'America See more »

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Runtime:

(15 episodes)

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Dixie Carter auditioned for the role of Bootsie Westchester, but she gave such an impressive audition that she was given the role of series heavy Carlotta Beck. See more »

Quotes

Marshall: Carlotta, what do you want me to do, throw my own mother out in the street?
Carlotta: Yes.
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Featured in The Designing Women Reunion (2003) See more »

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Please bring this back--Nick at Nite or DVD!
8 August 2005 | by howelljdSee all my reviews

This show was utterly hilarious--one look at the cast list alone shows how much talent they had at their fingertips: Dixie Carter, Delta Burke (pre-"Designing Women") Forrest Tucker, Ann Wedgeworth, Slim Pickens, etc. The knives-and-dagger dialog between Carlotta (Dixie) and Kathleen (Delta) was some of the funniest and most quotable I've ever heard, including my favorite shot of all time (which happens to be missing from the IMDb quotes list): (Carlotta)"Yes, Kathleen has beautiful skin. It's from all that fresh air she gets on those early mornin' cab rides home." The style and characters remind me of other camp-filled projects, like Del Shore's play/film "Sordid Lives," or even BBC's series "Absolutely Fabulous." Maybe it was just ahead of its time. This show well deserves to be brought back on Nick at Nite or on Trio's Brilliant But Cancelled, or even DVD.


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