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1983   1982  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Dixie Carter ...  Carlotta Beck 15 episodes, 1982-1983
Charles Frank ...  Stanley Beck 15 episodes, 1982-1983
Jerry Hardin ...  Wild Bill Weschester 15 episodes, 1982-1983
Michael Lombard ...  Marshall Beck 15 episodes, 1982-1983
Nedra Volz ...  Winona 'Mother B' Beck 15 episodes, 1982-1983
Ann Wedgeworth ...  Bootsie Weschester 15 episodes, 1982-1983
Delta Burke ...  Kathleen Beck 15 episodes, 1982-1983
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When Big Guy Beck dies, the heirs to his estate are given a stipulation via a pre-recorded video will: Before they inherit his wealth, they must live with Big Guy's illegitimate son, Wild Bill Westchester, and his wife Bootsie and learn to accept them as their own family. This doesn't bode well with the snooty Becks, and petty rivalries and catfights soon ensue in this sitcom spoof of 1980s primetime dramas.

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A comedy of greed, love, lust and flaring nostrils. See more »

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Trivia

Dixie Carter auditioned for the role of Bootsie Westchester, but she gave such an impressive audition that she was given the role of series heavy Carlotta Beck. See more »

Quotes

Carlotta: Spare us the histrionics. If sex were fast food, there'd be an arch over your bed!
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Want the Video!!
22 June 2002 | by rapdunitSee all my reviews

This was the funniest series that was ever on TV. It needs to be available on video. I for one would buy several to give as gifts. Ann Wedgeworth is just hilarious, but every actor is superb. After 20 years, I still remember some of the scenes! Anyone who ever saw it has never forgotten it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1982 (USA) See more »

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(15 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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