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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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This was the first sitcom produced for TBS (then known as WTBS). See more »

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Candy Carlysle: Thanks for the wake-up call.
Duane Preston: Uh, no problem. I hope your husband didn't mind.
Candy Carlysle: Oh no. After he ripped the phone cord off the wall, he went right back to sleep.
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A Memorable Show
16 January 2006 | by jdmartin61See all my reviews

I saw this show a few times in the 1980s when it was new. First I heard the theme song as I was going to sleep. About the next day I watched the show (I had to stay up to do that, and it it was because of the theme song!) I saw an episode where Ethel tutored the older son in Algebra and I was most impressed by the honesty of that story. I also enjoyed seeing Dick Sargent again because I remember the "Darrin Switch" on "Bewitched" when it originally happened and I have admired him in other roles. This brief show should be produced on DVD just so we can examine it fully. I had to figure out after only one or two episodes that apparently the living people did not know that Ethel was an angel.

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