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Complete series cast summary:
...  Matthew Burton 18 episodes, 1984-1985
Caren Kaye ...  Eileen Burton 18 episodes, 1984-1985
Tricia Cast ...  Julie Burton 18 episodes, 1984-1985
...  Lou Donatelli 18 episodes, 1984-1985
...  Norman Lamb 18 episodes, 1984-1985
Adam Sadowsky ...  Eli 14 episodes, 1984-1985
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Enrapturing high school grifter Matt Burton may finally have met his match when his widowed mother begins dating their new apartment building neighbor Norman who's wise to Matt's schemes and attempts to foil every one of them hoping to set his would be stepson on the straight and narrow. Written by Dollanganger

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26 September 1984 (USA)  »

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NBC cancelled this series in order to make room for the second season of Double Trouble (1984). See more »

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Norman Lamb: You're gonna laugh.
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biting humor that deserved a bigger audience
30 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

Try to remember that this show was introduced in the era of "Cosby"... ! It's humor wasn't exactly wrapped in a pullover sweater handing out Pudding Pops. The skeleton show was where Jason Bateman and his friend Eli needed a band for the school dance, so they dressed up some lab skeletons and labelled them the Dregs of Humanity. The "group" soon had their own teenage groupies. I remember my sister and I rolling on the floor laughing until our guts hurt. I.Y.M. showcased what Jason Bateman has always done best - that smirky, know-it-all, smartass character. I'd love to see him find another show worthy of his talents.


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