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
The first season opening credits originally showed young Chelsea Hertford removing Gerald McRaney's Marines cap and putting it on her own head. Soon after, the producers heard from the Marines saying Chelsea's actions were disrespectful. Therefore, for the second season, the credits were changed to show Chelsea starting to reach for the cap but then stopping when Maj. MacGillis looked at her like, "Don't." From the third season on, she doesn't even try. See more »
For an 80s/early 90s show, Major Dad was amusing. It is only a sitcom; it's not supposed to be taken that seriously. If you enjoyed shows like Coach or Cheers, then you'll enjoy Major Dad. People always talk about how hard it is to make a good military show. I think they never watched an episode of M*A*S*H in their sheltered lives. Likewise, this was fairly successful. It was a show that the family and I could sit around and watch, and that's saying something. Family TV has hit rock bottom unfortunately. So if you're looking for a family favorite, tune into Major Dad. It's not the funniest show you'll ever watch, but it's really cute. Enjoy!
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