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What a Country 

The trials and misadventures of a US citizenship teacher and his class of recent immigrants.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Garrett M. Brown ...  Taylor Brown 26 episodes, 1986-1987
Vijay Amritraj ...  Ali Nadeem 26 episodes, 1986-1987
George Murdock ...  Laslo Gabov 26 episodes, 1986-1987
Harry Waters Jr. ...  Robert Muboto 26 episodes, 1986-1987
Ada Maris ...  Maria Conchita Lopez 26 episodes, 1986-1987
Julian Reyes Julian Reyes ...  Victor Ortega 26 episodes, 1986-1987
Leila Lee Olsen Leila Lee Olsen ...  Yung Hee 26 episodes, 1986-1987
Yakov Smirnoff ...  Nikolai Rostapovich 26 episodes, 1986-1987
Gail Strickland ...  Principal Joan Courtney 11 episodes, 1986-1987
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26 episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1986 to 1987 debuting in September 1986. Taylor Brown teaches a night school course to recent immigrants trying to pass the citizenship test. The class consists of Nikolai, a Russian taxi driver; Laslo, a retired Hungarian doctor; Ali, a Pakistani; Robert the son of a deposed African king; Maria, the housekeeper working for a rich Beverly Hills family; Victor, a Hispanic in love with maria; and Yung Hi, a shy Chinese woman. Joan Courtney was the principal of the school in the first year but wa replaced by Bud McPherson early in 1987. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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27 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Based on the 1977-1979 British sitcom Mind Your Language. See more »

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Juvenile comedy
6 May 2002 | by hayden-8See all my reviews

An Americanisation of the British sitcom "Mind your language", this juvenile comedy was set in a class for newly arrived immigrants. The star of the show was Yakov Smirnoff, who gained a modicum of fame during the eighties.

Much of the humour was derived from the cultural peculiarities of the various students. In these more politically correct times it is doubtful that the show would have received any airtime. In any case, it was not particularly funny and barely lasted a full season.


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