A 42-year-old Marine sergeant and a 14-year-old fish-obsessed genius strike a perfect and reciprocal balance as college freshmen roommates.

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Complete series cast summary:
Burt Young ...  Nick Chase 8 episodes, 1987
Corey Haim ...  Matthew Wiggins 8 episodes, 1987
Jane Daly ...  Kate Adler 8 episodes, 1987
Sean Sullivan ...  Carl 8 episodes, 1987
Joshua Nelson Joshua Nelson ...  Sheldon 8 episodes, 1987
Michael Lesco Michael Lesco ...  The Singing Freshmen 8 episodes, 1987
Larry Wray Larry Wray ...  The Singing Freshmen 8 episodes, 1987
Robert Reames Robert Reames ...  The Singing Freshmen 8 episodes, 1987
Michael Worth Michael Worth ...  Chip / ... 4 episodes, 1987
Bee-Be Smith Bee-Be Smith ...  Babs / ... 4 episodes, 1987
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A summer sitcom about the up and downs of two unlikely college freshmen. Nick Chase (Young) is a middle-aged Marine drill instructor who wants something more out of life than what the military can give him, so he leaves the military and goes to college at Saginaw University. His roommate, Matthew Wiggins (Haim), is young and bright but also looked upon as nerdy. Every week, the two learn from each other (mainly, Matthew learning from Nick) and get past life's tough challenges. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com> / edited by statmanjeff

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19 March 1987 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This show got a bad rap and wasn't given a chance.
7 March 2006 | by indy_aceSee all my reviews

This show got a bad rap and wasn't given a chance. Both my mother and I thought it was a very good show. Definitely a change of pace. We especially enjoyed the four guys who would wander through the background harmonizing to very appropriate tunes Aspell. They were very good. It dealt with situations that college students commonly deal with in a way that oft times is very humorous. TV execs are obviously looking at the demographics that have the least buying power instead the middle age adults with the most buying power, the Baby Boomers. I am sick an tired of the TV execs telling me what I like or what I'm going to watch. Kicking off a show after only a few weeks without giving a chance to adjust the writing or the character mix is totally irresponsible. I looked forward to seeing Roomies. Too bad people who only enjoy drama, sex and violence rule our airwaves.


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