The series chronicles the goings-on of various people in a small Pennsylvanian town which is renowned for its piano company.

Creator:

Michael Leeson
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2   1  
1990  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Pamela Reed ...  Janice Pasetti 26 episodes, 1990
Bonnie Hunt ...  Carol Anne Smithson 26 episodes, 1990
John Neville ...  Desmond 26 episodes, 1990
Joel Murray ...  Norris Weldon 26 episodes, 1990
Sara Rue ...  Edda Pasetti 26 episodes, 1990
John Randolph ...  Harris Weldon 26 episodes, 1990
Michael McKean ...  Tom Smithson 13 episodes, 1990
Andrew Lauer ...  Off. Wayne Kasmurski 13 episodes, 1990
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Storyline

Tom and Carol Anne Smithson move to the tiny town of Grand, Pennsylvania, where Tom has gotten a job at the Weldon Piano Works. Tom is soon fired, however, after his "innovative idea for the future of the company" (making golf clubs at the piano factory) is panned by Mr. Weldon. Mr. Weldon takes a liking to Carol Anne, however, and hires her. Over the course of the series, Carol Anne meets and befriends the working class Janice Pasetti. The goings on of the small town are covered in humorous and often touching detail. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1990 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Carsey-Werner Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The series was originally planned to have hour-long episodes due to its soap opera format. See more »

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Theme song
27 August 2007 | by David MaxwellSee all my reviews

Loved the show until they wiped out half the cast.

For some reason I can remember every word of the theme, and can sing the complete tune. If anyone wants the words they are:

"Let me ask a question. You can make a guess. Who holds the keys to your happiness? Is your life up to you, or does fate have it planned? Don't think too much; just do it, do it grand.

Some were born to make it, everything they touch turns gold. Others try to fake it, but their luck is always cold. See, we're all different drummers playing in the same big band. So if you're gonna play it, play it grand!"


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