Coach Lubbock, his wife, and their 8 kids move to Eureka, CA for a job as a coach. Little did coach know when he got there, that his 4 highly attractive teenage daughters would have to ... See full summary »
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Coach Lubbock, his wife, and their 8 kids move to Eureka, CA for a job as a coach. Little did coach know when he got there, that his 4 highly attractive teenage daughters would have to attend an all boys school! Zany plots range from a job at a slaughterhouse, to raffling off a date. Written by Aaron Alper <jalper@ix.netcom.com>

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The education of five girls in an all-boys school. See more »

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Marie's middle name is Elizabeth. See more »

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The opening sequence is intended to portray the family's cross-country move from New York City to California. However, in the St. Louis shot, the camera is facing south with the Gateway Arch in the center. As the vehicle moves toward the camera, it pans left and reveals more of the Mississippi River...which clearly shows the family driving east of St. Louis, not west. See more »

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Elizabeth: I don't even know my own daughter!
Wendy: Well, excuse me! Is it a crime to have phony I.D.'s?
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Referenced in Garfunkel and Oates: Hair Swap (2014) See more »

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by Christopher Cross
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Much better than Growing Pains
11 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I was never a Growing Pains fan. I found that show to be pandering, simplistic, and downright stupid. I would never have given even a second though to a Growing Pains spin off, had Brooke Thies not been in it. Brooke attended the same school that I did, and a big deal was made about her appearance in this new weekly series.

I was surprised to find that the show became an instant favorite of mine. Unlike Growing Pains, the show didn't take itself seriously, didn't obsess over providing a "moral lesson" in each episode, and was actually willing to insult its own characters. Now THIS is the type of comedy which can actually be funny!

Sadly, Just the Ten of Us never achieved the popularity that Growing Pains did, and it only survived for two seasons. The final episodes, where the girls were turned into the "Lubbock Babes" signing group, were embarrassing to watch, and were a clear indication that all was not well with the show's future.

I really liked the "Connie" character, played by JoAnn Willette. Even though this actress was far too old for the role, I found her character -- the smart, down-to-earth daughter who is "forgotten" amidst her attention grabbing sisters -- to be interesting.

Hopefully we'll see it on cable sometime soon.


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