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 ... See full summary »

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Lynn Montgomery
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La familia Tórkelson See more »

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Walt Disney Television See more »
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Runtime:

| (33 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »

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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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