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Learning the Ropes 

Sitcom (produced in Canada) about a private school teacher who also moonlighted as a professional wrestler. Robert Randall (the late Alzado) would balance day to day problems with his ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Lyle Alzado ...  Robert Randall 13 episodes, 1988
Steve Williams Steve Williams ...  The Masked Maniac 13 episodes, 1988
Yannick Bisson ...  Mark Randall 13 episodes, 1988
Nicole Stoffman Nicole Stoffman ...  Ellen Randall 13 episodes, 1988
Cheryl Wilson Cheryl Wilson ...  Carol Dixon 13 episodes, 1988
Richard Farrell Richard Farrell ...  Principal Whitcomb Mallory 13 episodes, 1988
Jefferson Mappin ...  Cheetah 9 episodes, 1988
Jackie Mahon Jackie Mahon ...  Beth 9 episodes, 1988
Barry Stevens Barry Stevens ...  Dr. Jerry Larson 6 episodes, 1988
Gordon Michael Woolvett ...  Brad 6 episodes, 1988
Kevin Rushton ...  Q Ball 6 episodes, 1988
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Sitcom (produced in Canada) about a private school teacher who also moonlighted as a professional wrestler. Robert Randall (the late Alzado) would balance day to day problems with his students and with his kids Ellen (Stoffman) and Mark (Bisson). The show would also feature actual wrestlers from the National Wrestling Alliance. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

16 September 1988 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Cineplex Odeon Television See more »
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(26 episodes)

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Color
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American Sit-Com Wannabee!
28 June 2002 | by cfc_canSee all my reviews

This show lasted about a season on Canadian TV. It featured ex-football pro Lyle Alzado trying to raise two teenage kids while balancing his career as an educator and moonlighting as a pro-wrestler. It seemed determined to be as zany as many of the sitcoms on American TV but the comedy of Learning the Ropes was almost always sub-par and it failed to attract much of an audience. One of the teenage kids was played by "Stephanie McKay" from Degrassi Junior High, who left Degrassi for this. It was not a great career decision. Alzado looked to be in good shape when on camera. Sad to say, he would die of cancer just a few years later, which he said was due to his steroid use.


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