A hard-nosed, conservative Marine impulsively proposes to the liberal reporter doing a story on him and agrees to help her raise her three teenage daughters.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Gerald McRaney ...  Major John D. MacGillis 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Shanna Reed Shanna Reed ...  Polly Cooper 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Nicole Dubuc ...  Robin Cooper McGillis 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Chelsea Hertford Chelsea Hertford ...  Casey Cooper McGillis 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Marisa Ryan ...  Elizabeth Cooper McGillis 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Matt Mulhern ...  Lt. Eugene 'Gene' Holowachuk 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Beverly Archer Beverly Archer ...  Gunny Sgt. Alva Bricker 70 episodes, 1990-1993
Jon Cypher ...  Gen. Marcus C. Craig 69 episodes, 1990-1993
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Major John MacGillis is a conservative, by-the-book, die-hard Marine. Polly Cooper is a pacifistic, liberal journalist. Nonetheless, when the two meet, there's instant and intense chemistry between them. With the permission of Polly's 3 daughters, the two get married within weeks. Now Polly (and her kids) have to learn how to deal with being a Marine family, while Major MacGillis has to learn how to be a Dad... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agli ordini papà See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(96 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The opening credits originally showed young Chelsea Hertford removing Gerald McRaney's Marines cap and putting it on her own head. But after the producers heard from the Marines saying Chelsea's actions were disrespectful, the credits were changed to show Chelsea starting to reach for the cap but then stopping. See more »

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Referenced in Saved by the Bell: Wrestling with the Future (1992) See more »

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Why can't you buy this great show????
27 April 2014 | by HelenMarySee all my reviews

This was one of my fav TV shows, and a favourite with my family too. We could quote the lines and even now "I twinkled, Sir!" is a guaranteed laugh with my cousin and me. I loved the silliness, the seriousness, the general humour and the Marine stuff... wholesome and fun for all the family but still tackling some sensible issues.

Yes some of the episodes were a bit cheesy and full of that shouty one liner talking that is prevalent in US sitcoms which always gets good old predictable canned-sounding laughter - especially with the 'stage school' style children's performances, but that didn't detract from the overall enjoyment of the show. It was comedy, from a more naïve and family-suitable time; no bad language, no sleaze, no overt sexual innuendo or content. Nice. Laugh out loud funny.

Gerald McRaney was superb... oh I just loved everything about this show. Is there really nowhere you can buy it on DVD?


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