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  
6 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Followed by Almost Home (1993) See more »

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25 July 2011 | by TaShannaJDSee all my reviews

Wish the would bring it out on DVD!!!! I loved this Show growing up and had it taped but lost them! Now I can't find it on anywhere! So I really Wish the would release it on to DVD for those of us that want to remember our Childhood!!! They have so many other shows on DVD why not this one!!! I would do anything to go back to the time when this show was on Disney!!! Nick has a 90's are all that thing going on now that shows all of there 90's classic shows. I think Disney should do it too! Shows like the Torkelsons, Avonlea, and Eerie Indiana were my favorite on Disney!!! Our Childhoods are very Special and we need to hold on to them as mush as we can and these shows help us hold on to that magic!!!


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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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