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Out of the Blue 

Random was an angel out to earn his wings by doing good deeds. He went to work as a high-school teacher, and moved in with Marion and her five nephews and nieces, who were frequently ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Shane Keller Shane Keller ...  Shane Richards 12 episodes, 1979
Jimmy Brogan ...  Random 12 episodes, 1979
Dixie Carter ...  Marion Richards 12 episodes, 1979
Tammy Lauren ...  Stacey Richards 12 episodes, 1979
Clark Brandon ...  Chris Richards 12 episodes, 1979
Olivia Barash ...  Laura Richards 12 episodes, 1979
Jason D. Keller Jason D. Keller ...  Jason Richards 12 episodes, 1979
Hannah Dean Hannah Dean ...  Gladys 11 episodes, 1979
Eileen Heckart ...  The Boss Angel 10 episodes, 1979
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Random was an angel out to earn his wings by doing good deeds. He went to work as a high-school teacher, and moved in with Marion and her five nephews and nieces, who were frequently getting in (and out) of trouble, thanks to Random's magic. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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With two adult characters in the house (Random & Gladys), Dixie Carter's Aunt Marion character had little to do, so she was let go - which infuriated costar Eileen Heckart. The gimmick for Heckart's Boss Angel character was that she sported a different hat each week, and she'd caused such a fuss over Carter's dismissal that the costumer presented her with a witch's hat to wear that week, which greatly amused Heckart. See more »

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Spun-off from Happy Days: Chachi Sells His Soul (1979) See more »

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Out Of The Blue
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Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
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Pretty dreadful
18 April 2006 | by TelevisionJunkieSee all my reviews

An angel named Random is sent to watch over a woman who's had to take in her nieces and nephews after the death of their parents. Of course, the children quickly find out that Random has magical powers while the adults are clueless.

The sole reason that this series seems to be remembered is because it's assumed that it's yet another "Happy Days" spin-off (the lead character, Random, appeared on a "Happy Days" episode). Wrong. If this was a spin-off, then so was "That's My Mama." As a fan of both Dixie Carter and Eileen Heckart, I sought the series out... and was extremely disappointed with what I found.

While the premise has been done to death, it can STILL work if correctly executed. It didn't work here at all. The writing was bad, the effects were worse, the children were obnoxious, and all of the adults (except for Heckart) seemed completely miscast. Both Brogan and Carter seemed uncomfortable with their roles. Heckart made the most of the drivel she was given, and aside from her performance, the only redeeming thing about the show was an obnoxiously catchy theme song.


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