Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control. His new assistant, Rev. Reuben Gregory, however, has some ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sherman Hemsley ...  Deacon Ernest Frye 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Clifton Davis ...  Reverend Reuben Gregory 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Anna Maria Horsford ...  Thelma Frye 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Roz Ryan ...  Amelia Hetebrink 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Jester Hairston ...  Rolly Forbes 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Barbara Montgomery ...  Casietta Hetebrink 88 episodes, 1986-1990
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Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control. His new assistant, Rev. Reuben Gregory, however, has some very different ideas of how do things. The parishoners, seeing that the best path probably lies between the two, play the two squabbling men off each other to keep things on a more or less even keel. Adding to the fray is the Deacon's daughter Thelma, who gradually becomes attracted to the new Reverend. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

27 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Pastorit pulassa See more »

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(110 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Barbara Montgomery left the series after she was offered a starring role on the ABC sitcom Married People (1990). See more »

Quotes

Thelma Frye: [crying] I never want my children to feel so much love!
Rev. Reuben Gregory: Pregnant.
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Shine on Me
Composed by Andraé Crouch
Performed by Vanessa Bell Armstrong
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Great show for everyone
6 April 2008 | by Director-21See all my reviews

Great show that was about black people, but appealed to people of any race. It's real easy for shows with ethnic minority characters to appeal only to that minority. Instead this show had an exclusively black cast but didn't pander to racial stereotypes and people of any race could relate to the stories and jokes it used. A great cast headlined by the great Sherman Hemsley and featuring a great cast, including Jester Harrison as the cantankerous old man with the best one liners. Always loved the fact that Deacon Ernie J Frey was a rather self absorbed jackass but also a likable character as well. Also liked the fact that it was about a Christian church and didn't turn into a bunch of right-wing propaganda.


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