Back in the 80's, during the period when I first discovered the joys of girls - there was a TV show on NBC for a little while that had two of my favorites!
Okay, it wasn't Shakespeare - but it was a cute show. You had Donnelly Rhodes - who'd I first become aware of when he played the slightly dim Dutch on Soap. Here he played father to Kate and Allison, and boy were they a handful! In fact they were a double handful! Allie was the quiet and studious one; Kate was the wild and crazy one.
They were played by Liz and Jean Sagal, and though I didn't know it at the time - they are the sisters of Katey (Peg Bundy) Sagal, which means there's pretty much no one in the family I don't find attractive.
But we're here for some video clips. So let's get to them!
Here is the opening to the show.
Yeah, so dad Art ran a dance studio/gym, which allowed for a lot of leotards and tights...which was just right as far as this guy was concerned. Also, yes, that was Patricia Richardson from Home Improvement playing Art's girlfriend. I also enjoyed a guest spot from John P. Navin Jr. who played a nerd at the girls' school. He is better known as Cousin Eddie's son in the first National Lampoon's Vacation movie.
Here's a random clip showing more of the dancing...*sigh*
This version of the show only ran 9 episodes before disappearing off the schedule. It did come back though - but it had been retooled. Now the girls were in New York City attending college while living with their aunt (Barbara Barrie). They added two "Lenny and Squiggy" comedy guys who were actually pretty funny, and this version managed to go longer - lasting a whopping 15 episodes before the plug was pulled.
Here's a network promo for one of the second season shows - I think you get 7 seconds of footage, so watch carefully. And what's Chad Lowe doing here?
Here's another promo - which briefly shows the two goofy guys added to the second season. And again, what's with the random Chad Lowe?
A Sprite commercial with the girls...
And one last quickie promo for the show.
I really liked the girls - but both decided to take their fortunes away from the camera - Jean is an associate director/assistant director/director for a variety of sitcoms like Two and a Half Men and The Wizards of Waverly Place; Liz is a story editor for series like Charmed and Sons of Anarchy (which coincidentally stars sis Katey!) I'm sorry their acting careers only covered a dozen or so shows across 10 years or so - but I'm glad they've found fulfilling work in the business on their own terms.
But WOW, they were a big part of my 80's. I just adored them.
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!