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On Our Own 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1994–1995)
When the seven Jerrico siblings are left orphaned by a tragic accident, eldest brother Josh takes charge, determined that the family won't be split up and put into foster care.

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David W. Duclon
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1995   1994  
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Complete series cast summary:
Ralph Louis Harris ...  Aunt Jelcinda / ... 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Jojo Smollett Jojo Smollett ...  Jimi Jerrico 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Jazz Smollett Jazz Smollett ...  Jai Jerrico 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Jussie Smollett ...  Jesse Jerrico 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Jurnee Smollett ...  Jordee Jerrico 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Jake Smollett ...  Joc Jerrico 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Jocqui Smollett Jocqui Smollett ...  Jarreau Jerrico 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Kimberley Kates ...  Alana Michaels 12 episodes, 1994
Roger Aaron Brown ...  Gordon Ormsby 11 episodes, 1994
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ABC sitcom. When the seven Jerrico siblings are left orphaned by a tragic accident, eldest brother Josh takes charge, determined that the family won't be split up and put into foster care. Problems arise when Social Services comes to check on the kids, so Josh dresses in drag to pose as their Aunt Jelcinda to keep the caseworker from finding out their secret.

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Comedy

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TV-PG
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The name Josh Jerrico (Ralph Louis Harris) alludes to the Biblical character Joshua and his role in the Battle of Jericho, a battle of the Israelites depicted in the Book of Joshua in the Old Testament. In that book, Joshua led the Israelite army into the city of Jericho, which is now located in Palestine. See more »

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A good show.
21 October 1999 | by hairsandwichSee all my reviews

The one problem with this show was what eventually killed it off. Back at the beginning when the show began, it was trying to play off the success of "Mrs. Doubtfire" in that the main male character, Josh, had to dress up as the fictional "Aunt Jelcinda". When they did this, the show was contrived and unoriginal.

But then the second season, they did away with that and focused the show on more normal family related issues. The show was very well done at that point but apparently the network didn't like the lack of a gimmick in the show and yanked it.

Unfortunately, this show is one of many that didn't deserve it's fate. It took a serious issue and made it hit home in a big way. This show had an incredibly positive message but once it lost the "funny cross dressing thing", it was seen as boring. It's really a shame, too.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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