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The Torkelsons 

A working-class single mother provides for her quirky family of 5 kids in rural Oklahoma.

Creator:

Lynn Montgomery
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1992   1991  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Connie Ray ...  Millicent Torkelson 20 episodes, 1991-1992
Olivia Burnette ...  Dorothy Jane Torkelson 20 episodes, 1991-1992
Lee Norris ...  Chuckie Lee Torkelson 20 episodes, 1991-1992
Rachel Duncan Rachel Duncan ...  Mary Sue Torkelson 20 episodes, 1991-1992
William Schallert ...  Wesley Hodges 20 episodes, 1991-1992
Aaron Michael Metchik ...  Steven Floyd Torkelson 19 episodes, 1991-1992
Anna Slotky Anna Slotky ...  Ruth Ann Torkelson 19 episodes, 1991-1992
Paige Gosney Paige Gosney ...  Kirby Scroggins 12 episodes, 1991-1992
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Storyline

As a single mother of five, Mrs. Millicent Torkelson is a do-it-yourselfer with a flair for finding ingenious ways to make ends meet and making the best of bad times. Her oldest daughter Dorothy Jane is a sensitive dreamer who finds solace by talking to the "man in the moon". Dorothy Jane's siblings: Steven Floyd, Ruth Ann, Chuckie Lee, and Mary Sue; easily get themselves in and out of trouble. Written by <KarenARW@netcom.ca>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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Trivia

The Torkelsons (1991) was nearly cancelled at the end of the first season, which executive producer Michael Jacobs blamed on NBC's decision to move the show from Saturday nights to Sundays opposite 60 Minutes (1968). Instead of cancelling the show, NBC had it retooled and retitled it Almost Home (1993), which aired on Saturday nights. This revamp was also unsuccessful and NBC officially cancelled the series in the spring of 1993. See more »

Connections

Followed by Almost Home (1993) See more »

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Charming Show- While it lasted.
28 June 2002 | by iamabravesfan-1See all my reviews

The Torkelsons and its spin-off Almost Home, were, in my opinion, 2 of the funniest sitcoms I have ever seen. The writing is original and creative. Unlike many other shows on the Disney Channel, I can actually stand to watch this one and laugh at the same time. They should start showing the reruns of both of these shows again. Then there would actually be something worth watching on that channel.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Torkelsons See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (33 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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