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I Married Dora 

A widowed white collar professional marries his Hispanic housekeeper so she will not be deported. They had to do everything to keep everyone from discovering the truth.

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1988   1987  
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Complete series cast summary:
Elizabeth Peña ...  Dora Calderon 13 episodes, 1987-1988
Daniel Hugh Kelly ...  Peter Farrell 13 episodes, 1987-1988
Sanford Jensen Sanford Jensen ...  Dolf Menninger 13 episodes, 1987-1988
Juliette Lewis ...  Kate Farrell 13 episodes, 1987-1988
Jason Horst Jason Horst ...  Will Farrell 13 episodes, 1987-1988
Henry Jones ...  Hughes Whitney Lennox 13 episodes, 1987-1988
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A widowed white collar professional marries his Hispanic housekeeper so she will not be deported. They had to do everything to keep everyone from discovering the truth. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

22 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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About halfway through the October 16th, 1987 broadcast of "I Married Dora", ABC News broke in with live coverage of the rescue of "Baby Jessica". She had captured the hearts and attention of the entire nation after having fallen into and becoming trapped in a deep hole in her home town of Midland, Texas. The balance of the episode was never seen by the home audience. See more »

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Kate Farrell: [reading a speech assignment for her class] Values, by Kate Farrell. What's important to me is the classic and everlasting music of the Beastie Boys and having really thick hair. Thank you.
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Highly Underrated
22 August 2005 | by monergSee all my reviews

"I Married Dora" was notable in many ways. The delightful Elizabeth Peña interacting with "Mester Peter" not only as the housekeeper but also dreaming of truly being Mr. Peters wife. And functioning as a true wife in many ways.

But daughter Kate was unforgettable with a mastery of sarcasm. From such a cute little girl with a amazing resemblance to future super star actress Juliette Lewis.

Most unforgettable episode was where Dora takes the kids to a Latino club. When Mr. Peter finds out where the kids are he has a wild fantasy of the evils of such a club. An absolutely hilarious episode making great use stereotypes!


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