An elderly hillbilly and his friend are rescued from a life of poverty by a long-lost family member who married into wealth in Beverly Hills, but is now doing social battle with her late husband's snobby family.
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1987   1986  

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Complete series cast summary:
Loni Anderson ...  L.K. McGuire 22 episodes, 1986-1987
Jack Elam ...  Uncle Alvin 'Bully' Stevenson 22 episodes, 1986-1987
Lee Weaver ...  Ricardo Williams 22 episodes, 1986-1987
Dana Ivey ...  Eleanor Standard 22 episodes, 1986-1987
James Cromwell ...  Quentin Standard 22 episodes, 1986-1987
Arthur Malet ...  Bobby 22 episodes, 1986-1987
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An elderly hillbilly and his friend are rescued from a life of poverty by a long-lost family member who married into wealth in Beverly Hills, but is now doing social battle with her late husband's snobby family.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calle tranquila See more »

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Viacom Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Eleanor Standard: In the past, I haven't been all that sensitive to your needs. That's because I didn't want you to have any.
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Featured in The Runnin' Kind (1989) See more »

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Funnier than Expected
5 October 2004 | by trekficgrrlSee all my reviews

I watched this show in reruns, and it was actually extremely funny. Dana Ivey and James Cromwell were a scream as the brother and sister-in-law. The writing was sharp and the cast of veteran actors did as much as they could with the material.

I think the show didn't have a chance, coming as it did right in the shadow of Loni Anderson's WKRP success. People were either waiting for Anderson to bomb, or wanting her to be Jennifer Marlowe again. The show was not given enough time to develop, nor was it allowed to stand on its own merits without the inevitable comparisons to WKRP.

I wish Lifetime or TVLand would show reruns of it again. Just long enough for me to see the episode where James Cromwell gets in a fist fight at a Lakers game again.


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