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Down to Earth 

After being struck down by a trolley (golly) in 1925, Ethel MacDoogan, a flapper, waits in heaven for a chance to help a family and earn her wings. That chance arrives in the form of the Preston family.
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Series cast summary:
Carol Mansell ...  Ethel MacDoogan 106 episodes, 1984-1987
David Kaufman ...  Duane Preston 106 episodes, 1984-1987
Kyle Richards ...  Lissy Preston 106 episodes, 1984-1987
Randy Josselyn ...  Jay Jay Preston 106 episodes, 1984-1987
Dick Sargent ...  Richard Preston 93 episodes, 1984-1987
Marla Rubinoff ...  Candy Carlysle 44 episodes, 1984-1987
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After being struck down by a trolley (golly) in 1925, Ethel MacDoogan, a flapper, waits in heaven for a chance to help a family and earn her wings. That chance arrives in the form of the Preston family.

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10 March 1984 (USA) See more »

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David Kaufman dropped out of UCLA to take the role in this series. See more »

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Candy Carlysle: Richard, was the Lissy chasing Duane down the sidewalk or am I crazy?
Richard Preston: Oh now, Candy, that's an unfair question.
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"Ethel" does a lot of commercials these days!
12 October 2005 | by coffee_with_creamSee all my reviews

I reminisce about "Down to Earth" because I see "Ethel" frequently in TV commercials. I also was about 7 or 8 when the show aired. In response to the other comments, I don't remember "Rocky Road", but I do remember "Small Wonder" and another sitcom called "Check It Out!" starring Don Adams in which all the story lines took place in a supermarket (I think Don Adams was the manager of the supermarket). Does anyone else remember that show? I loved "Down to Earth" and I never missed it. I have a memory of going out to eat with my parents to a barbecue joint that had small televisions on each table, and for a quarter or two you could watch TV while you ate. We happened to be there at the time "Down to Earth" was coming on, and I begged and pleaded and threw a fit because I wanted to watch "Down to Earth" and of course my mom and dad said "I don't think so, you can live without TV for 30 minutes" and that was just one more strike against my dad because I wanted to be just like Lissy Preston--her clothes, her hair, her rebel attitude--and my dad said that she looked like Boy George. I will never forget that.


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