The series follows a trio of plump siblings who had other things on their mind besides their weight: like work, relationships, popularity, and starting a family. The ladies also shared a ...
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The series follows a trio of plump siblings who had other things on their mind besides their weight: like work, relationships, popularity, and starting a family. The ladies also shared a small one-bedroom apartment in New York City, which added to the comic friction. The Gilbert sisters include Darlene (Susan Peretz), the eldest, who was a dog groomer and recently divorced (her husband had an affair with their weight loss counselor); Charlene (Wendie Jo Sperber), the middle sister, who was a make-up artist for a commercial photographer, and was the most active one out of the three; and Marlene (Lesley Boone), the youngest sister, a former toll collector (and later an actress in a pantyhose commercial and a soap opera), who was seen as a dreamer with a naive, yet trusting, personality. Also in the cast was Charlene's boyfriend, Ronnie Underwood (Rick Overton), a restaurant owner. He disappeared at mid season, as a result putting all three sisters on the dating market. At that time, the...
I can remember as a little kid watching this very short-lived series. In fact, we had the pilot episode recorded and have watched it several times. 'Babes' centered on three overweight sisters and the various situations they found themselves in. The one show I remember was fall-down funny throughout the entire run, and it's a shame that the show was canceled so quickly. Unfortunately it seems that FOX has an uncanny ability to dump the good shows and keep the ridiculous ones.
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