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 ...
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Sixty-five episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1990 and 1992. The shows featured children in physical competition using unusual equipment, e.g., go-carts, tennis guns, et ... See full summary »
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
Series creator Lynn Montgomery claims to have gotten the name "Torkelson" from a real-life Steven Floyd Torkelson, who had showed her his bug collection, and shared his first kiss with her thirty years earlier. See more »
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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